Friday, October 23, 2009

Remembering the Beirut Bombing

OFF THE COAST OF BEIRUT -- The crew of USS Higgins (DDG 76) stand in formation on the flight deck twenty-six nautical miles off the shores of Beirut during a wreath laying ceremony in honor of those killed in the barracks bombing of Oct. 23, 1983. Higgins, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, is homeported out of San Diego, Calif. and is currently operating in the 6th Fleet area of operations and is participating in the U.S.-Israeli bilateral exercise Juniper Cobra 10 (JC 10). JC 10, held every two years, is the fifth iteration of its kind and is designed to test the active missile-defense capabilities of both armed forces.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class David Holmes

More on The Anniversary of the Beirut Bombing:

The 25th Anniversary Post

The Beirut Memorial

Bombing of the US Embassy

1 comment:

Mike's America said...

Thanks for the reminder about this anniversary. It's so easy to overlook such sad milestones. But if we do so, we are bound to see more sad days like this in the future.