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1983: After the Bombings in Beirut

Posted on: 7:37 pm, October 23, 2013, by

Thirty years ago suicide bombers attacked a military barracks in Beirut, Lebanon.

Before the attack, hositilities in that region were growing.

Eight days before the barracks bombing a marine from Montrose, John Petrie, exchanged gunfire with the enemy.

After the bombing Petrie’s family did not hear from him which understandably put them on edge.

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