In Memoriam: The Beirut Barracks Bombings

On This Day in History — The Beirut Barracks Bombings

 

Two suicide bombers detonated each of the truck bombs. In the attack on the building serving as a barracks for the 1st Battalion 8th Marines (Battalion Landing Team – BLT 1/8), the death toll were 220 Marines, 18 sailors, and three soldiers, making this incident the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since World War II’s Battle of Iwo Jima, the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Armed Forces since the first day of the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive, the deadliest single terrorist attack on American citizens in general prior to the September 11 attacks, and the deadliest single terrorist attack on American citizens overseas.

 

In Memoriam: JStark

 

JStark was the man behind the documentary on 3D Printed Guns in Europe: Plastic Defense

Thanks to Impro Guns for the Heads Up.

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