1. nwkarchivist:

The U.S. Embassy In Beirut Was Destroyed By A Suicide Bomber On This Date In 1983

On a rainy April evening late last week, a military transport plane taxied to a halt at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. As an honor guard stood at attention, the flag-draped coffins of 16 Americans were lowered to the ground. They were the latest victims of the endless killing in Beirut— victims of a mammoth car bomb that shattered the U.S. Embassy in the Lebanese capital five days earlier, injuring 130 people and leaving at least 47 Americans and Lebanese dead in the rubble.

Newsweek May 5, 1983

    nwkarchivist:

    The U.S. Embassy In Beirut Was Destroyed By A Suicide Bomber On This Date In 1983

    On a rainy April evening late last week, a military transport plane taxied to a halt at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington. As an honor guard stood at attention, the flag-draped coffins of 16 Americans were lowered to the ground. They were the latest victims of the endless killing in Beirut— victims of a mammoth car bomb that shattered the U.S. Embassy in the Lebanese capital five days earlier, injuring 130 people and leaving at least 47 Americans and Lebanese dead in the rubble.

    Newsweek May 5, 1983

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