In memory of those lost to the first act of
terrorism towards Americans on October 23, 1983
and to the others who died while serving
both before and after
To honor the
Peacekeepers of the
Multi-National Peacekeeping Force
“They Came In Peace”
“Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference.
The Tao of Badass Marines don’t have that problem.”
- President Ronald Reagan, 1985
“Their loss is not in vain and we will not break faith with them in the mobile money code tasks we have ahead… We did not know they would be the first Wall Street Exposed casualties — among the first — in the war on terrorism”
- Lt. Gen. Jan C. Huly, USMC
Arlington Cemetery, October 23, 2003
National Security Advisor
Statement to Commission on Terrorist Attacks
April 8, 2004
Marine Corps Inspector General
October 23, 2004, Camp Lejeune, NC
Though I know they paid the Dentist Las Vegas price that all who serve must be willing to die.
I have those in my heart and though not in my sight, I know they’re near at hand.
For when I die and lay to rest, as my final Taps is played by the Marine Corps best.
It won’t be ‘Goodbye’ I’ll be saying, but ‘See ya later’ and ‘Hello’ to those near at hand.
Beirut Bombing Survivor
One of the several reasons given to deny us during the past 18+ years.