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Beirut Veterans of America copyright 2005

The First Duty is to Remember

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Message Number: 809 - Wednesday, November 11, 2015 08:12:18 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Waseem
YOUR CITY & STATE:  San Francisco, CA
YOUR UNIT:  Civilian
DATES IN BEIRUT:  1969-1985

On this Veterans Day I would like to send my heart felt Thank You for all the men and women of the units that served in my birth country Lebanon. I was a young teenager when the War in Beirut started. I was a casualty of that war and my parents thought it best to ship me off out of Lebanon and to the US. I have been in the US for the past 30 years, worked as an EMT with the fire department, and that is all because I met a nice, gentle Marine Corporal, who gave me his insignia that I keep to this date.

Thank you for helping my birth country when we needed your help the most, and thank you for serving my adoptive country and keeping it a beacon of hope and prosperity for all who need hope and prosperity.


Message Number: 808 - Tuesday, November 10, 2015 21:14:30 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Herbert R.Faust
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Oceanside, New York
YOUR UNIT:  H&S company (81mm mortars) 2-2-2
DATES IN BEIRUT:  7/58-8/58

Served with the Second Marines on a med cruise in July 1958. We landed off of the USS Traverse County and secured the beirut airport. Did not know of your organization until now. Semper Fi.

Message Number: 807 - Monday, November 9, 2015 18:31:08 PDT
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Name:  David A.Wetherill
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Daytona Beach, Florida.
YOUR UNIT:  U.S.S. John F. Kennedy (CV-67)

Stationed off the coast of Beirut, served as HF Comms Technician aboard U.S.S. John F. Kennedy. Remember the loss of Lt Lange. A pilot who got shot down while "in country".

Message Number: 806 - Monday, November 9, 2015 06:05:56 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Edward Cahill
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Jacksonville
YOUR UNIT:  MSSG 32, Motor Transport Platoon
DATES IN BEIRUT:  August - October 1982

Was HM3 then, as one of 2 Corpsmen assigned to Motor T platoon of MSSG 32, 32nd MAU based onboard USS Saginaw. Went ashore with the Marines at first to evacuate the PLO, then again as part of Multi-National Peacekeeping Force. Thank you for remembering, Happy Birthday Marine Corps!

Message Number: 805 - Private Message

Message Number: 804 - Tuesday, October 27, 2015 13:43:10 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Chuck coomes
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Owensboro kentucky
YOUR UNIT:  USS Harlan County. LST 1196
DATES IN BEIRUT:  May 1983 to November 1983

didn't know this site existed. Thought I would let you know I stopped by

Message Number: 803 - Tuesday, October 27, 2015 07:44:38 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Brian Garrett
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Gloucester, Va 23061
YOUR UNIT:  USS Jack Williams FFG-24
DATES IN BEIRUT:  9-83 - 11-83

I cannot recall the exact dates of our time there. My ship was in support of the bombing along with the USS New Jersey. My shipmates did go ashore to help with the shoreside personnel. Never Forget!

Message Number: 802 - Sunday, October 25, 2015 19:28:49 PDT
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Posted From:United States
Name:  Ken Gerardiello
YOUR CITY & STATE:  Bethlehem, PA
YOUR UNIT:  USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7)
DATES IN BEIRUT:  MARG 1-83 (2/83-6/83)

We will never forget.

Message Number: 801 - Awaiting approval