A friend of mine on another BB, an active-duty Marine, posted this this morning:
In the early morning of October 23, 1983, the First Battalion, 8th Marines Headquarters building was destroyed by a non-Lebanese, terrorist-driven truck, laden with compressed gas-enhanced explosives. This truck, like many others, had become a familiar sight at the airport and so did not raise any alarm on this morning. The resulting explosion and the collapse of the building killed 241 Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers.
I don't know how many of you remember this, or learned about it in school, but I thought it was worth remembering. My friend, who is on leave, was planning to put on his dress uniform today and give a talk at his local high school.