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Considered to be required reading for all military historians, active duty, former, and retired Marines, 24 MAU:1983 by Glenn E. Dolphin captures the moments in time, the expereinces, and the nuances of that time in American history.

“Throughout the 1980s, Glenn Dolphin served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. During that turbulent time there was no more dangerous place in the world than the chaotic and fractured city of Beirut, Lebanon. In 1983, Beirut was ruled by private militias, Islamic fundamentalism and state-sponsored terrorism.”

(NOTE: TCIP has no interest in the book, no interest in being compensated for promoting it, and no interest in taking credit for anything in the book.  We simply want you to have the opportunity to purchase your own copy.)

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Semper Fidelis.

We want to acknowledge Benis M. Frank for his awesome and detailed record of Beirut events in his book: “U.S. Marines in Lebanon, 1982-1984”.  We encourage you to order your copy today.

  1. Use this link to view the first part of the book.
  2. Use this link to view the first part of the book.
  3. Use this link to view the first part of the book.
  4. Use this link to purchase the entire book. (NOTE: TCIP has no interest in the book, no interest in being compensated for promoting it, and no interest in taking credit for anything in the book.  We simply want you to have the opportunity to purchase your own copy.)

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We’ve all had this and, somehow, over the years we lost our treasured book of memories.  These Cruise Books will go down in history as a record of our footprint in the world.

We want you to have your very own so, use this link to view and download your very own copy.

EAS: “Release — the date of my emancipation from this indentured servitude I’ve obligated myself to serve, for which I can say with pride: “I did carry the burden, for some time, of defending the freedom which Americans at home take for granted,” or not say it, but I will know…

I have paid for the liberty which rightly should be every mans.”  — R.L. McClain, Cpl. USMC

Semper Fidelis.

For the Marines and Sailors who provided support to the many wounded Brothers, we too have a documented record of our experience onboard the USS Iwo Jime, LPH-2.

We want you to have your very own so, use this link to view and download your very own copy.

Semper Fidelis.

We want to acknowledge John Snyder for his two article recommendations (please be logged in to your Facebook account in order to link to John’s page).

  1. Use this link to download the article.  Or use this link to view the Leatherneck article he is cited in: “Those affected by Beirut blast still bear emotional scars…”
  2. Use this link to download the article. Or use this link to view the Talking Proud article where his writings are references.

Excerpt – “As it was announced that there had been an attack on the Marine barracks, none of us had any idea of the extent of the damage, the lives that had been lost, or the fact that…”

We thank you for sharing.  Semper Fidelis.

This is your website and we want to occupy it with all things Beirut.  If you would like an article added all you have to do is email us the article or the link to the article and we are happy to add it.

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