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Beirut Veterans of America copyright 2005

The First Duty is to Remember

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Message Number: 726 - Awaiting approval
Message Number: 725 - Thursday, August 14, 2014 22:13:08 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  William A. Pennea Jr.
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Yorktown Heights NY
YOUR UNIT:  USS Fairfax County LST-1193
DATES IN BEIRUT:  3-17-1983 -6-10-1983

The ship came under fire 20 may 1983, missed us.

Message Number: 724 - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 23:12:29 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Kerwin Downing
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Knightdale N.C.
YOUR UNIT:  MSSG-32 Engineers
DATES IN BEIRUT:  Aug 1982-Dec 1982

Semper fi. I am glad to the we are not forgotten and if there is anyone out there who can send me any info on how to become a member of the Beirut Veterans of America i would be appreciated. Thank You.

[Gunny - check your in box; I sent you an email! Or, go to our membership page at: for info! JRW-SF]

K.L. Downing Gysgt. USMC-Ret.

Message Number: 723 - Wednesday, August 13, 2014 00:03:09 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  David E Jenkins GySgt/USMC (Ret)
YOUR UNIT:  USS John F Kennedy
DATES IN BEIRUT:  10/8/83-4/15/84

For All,

My name is David "D-Day" Jenkins (GySgt/USMC (Ret) and President of the Hawaii Chapter of Armed Forces of America Motrcycle Club (AFMC). On 19 October 2014, AFMC is hosting the First Annual Beirut Memorial Run on the Island of Oahu. AFMC has a long history of presenting such a run in several locations in the US and namely Jacksonville, North Carolina (and Camp Johnson, home of the Beirut Memorial Wall).

It is our distinct pleasure to remember our Beirut Veteran, as our club membership includes both in country and Era Veterans. I myself served in Bagel Station for several months aboard the USS John F Kennedy (CV67) and had the misfortune of being on the beachhead at the time of the tragic event and have the aftermath burned pretty good in my brain housing group. I feel honored to be involved in a very under-addressed event and am saddened that more attention is not given to those that "Came in Peace."

Please disseminate the enclosed flyer to anyone who may reside in Hawaii and tell all, "You are not forgotten."

Message Number: 722 - Thursday, August 7, 2014 19:56:53 PDT
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Posted From:United States

Name:  Kevin Day
YOUR UNIT:  2nd Combat Engineers
DATES IN BEIRUT:  08-82 11-82

Is this group still open for membership ?

Message Number: 721 - Sunday, August 3, 2014 15:16:44 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Mark Chamberlain
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Joppa, Maryland
YOUR UNIT:  BLT 2/6 Weapons Company Dragons Platoon
DATES IN BEIRUT:  Feb thru May 1983

Glad to have served with the World’s Finest – U.S.M.C.

Message Number: 720 - Private Message

Message Number: 719 - Friday, July 18, 2014 20:47:48 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  James Kelly
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Springfield Gardens, NY
YOUR UNIT:  Hmm 263
DATES IN BEIRUT:  Oct,82-Feb,83

Semper Fi to all.

We will never forget.

For thosse fighting the VA, keep fighting.

I am. And won't quit..

Message Number: 718 - Tuesday, July 8, 2014 21:25:13 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Robert Bralliar
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Henderson, NV
YOUR UNIT:  USS Stephen W. Groves(FFG-29)
DATES IN BEIRUT:  10/83-3/84

Toss up for Grenada or Beruit and got Beruit just after the bombing. Got there fast and started "box ops" a couple miles off the coast. Missile shooter so tracked Syrian MiGs for New Jersey and held her helo while she tossed VWs into the Bakaa Valley. Drove into Beruit harbor w/her and some other cans one day to evac some forces and shot up the place. Counter battery fire to support USMC at the airport. Conducted ASW, ship intel, and monitored Arafat departure. RIP USN/USMC lost.

Message Number: 717 - Tuesday, July 8, 2014 16:52:57 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Neal Bowman
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Cranston
YOUR UNIT:  USS Farragut DDG-37
DATES IN BEIRUT:  April- May 1983

Looking for anyone who surved with me on the Farragut.