On 30th Anniversary of Beirut Attack, Together We Served Memorializes Victims
years ago, 299 American and French servicemen were brutally
killed by a truck bomb at a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon. The
incident on October 23, 1983, executed by the Islamic Jihad, was the
deadliest single attack on Americans overseas since the battle over Iwo
Jima in February 1945.
dedicated to the American service members who were killed as a result
of the attack, including 220 Marines, 18 sailors, three soldiers, and 13
others who later died from their injuries. Most of the victims were
members of 1st Battalion 8th Marines (Battalion Landing Team - BLT 1/8).
online memorial honors each of the victims with a unique Remembrance
Profile page including the veteran’s service history, assignments,
combat operations, medal ribbons, insignia, and photos. Profiles can be
updated, printed out, and framed.
members or friends of these fallen heroes are invited to search for
their loved ones on the Beirut Veterans Memorial - Roll of Honor and
help complete their Remembrance Profiles by adding photographs and
details of their service. To search for a relative who was killed during
the 1983 bombing in Beirut, families can visit www.beirutrollofhonor.togetherweserved.com.
Those wishing to post additional information or photos should click on
the link in the left-hand corner of each profile to contact a TWS
administrator who can assist.
Created by and for service members, Together We Served (TWS) is the
largest exclusively military online community for U.S. veterans to
reconnect with lost comrades and record their service as a lasting
legacy. Since its launch as a Marine Corps website in 2003, Together We
Served has expanded to include profiles of all five military branches,
including U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Service members can create and share a visual history of their service
from boot camp to retirement, including duty stations, battles,
operations, medal ribbons (arranged as-worn), badges, photos, stories
about their service, and memories of fellow service members. As a
searchable military locater, TWS is reconnecting veterans, some who have
not seen each other in more than 40 years. With 1.3 million members,
Together We Served has reconnected more servicemen and women than any
other comparable website.
a public, virtual memorial containing detailed “Remembrance Profiles”
of more than 100,000 soldiers, marines, sailors, airmen and
coastguardsmen who died while serving in all major U.S. conflicts since
WWII. With every existing archive and thousands of personal memoirs, the
TWS Roll of Honor is one of the most comprehensive online presentations
of our nation’s fallen in existence.