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Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
1. Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial
Inscription.
October 23, 1983
241 servicemen killed in the
Beirut, Lebanon terrorist bombing
In Memoriam
to the Philadelphia Marine casualties of
the Beirut Peace Keeping Mission

Cpl. Moses Arnold, Jr. Sgt. John J. Bonk, Jr. Cpl. Thomas A. Hairston Sgt. Gilbert Hanton Cpl. John F. Muffler Sgt. Rafael Pomales-Torres PFC. Rui Manual A. Relvas Cpl. Louis J. Rotondo
Sgt. Allen D. Wesley

If you forget my death,
then I died in vain.

Dedicated
October 20, 1985

 
Erected 1985 by the families of Philadelphia Marine casualties of the Beirut Peace Keeping Mission.
 
Location. 39° 56.694′ N, 75° 8.56′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Click for map. Memorial is in the Veterans Memorial Park, about 100 feet WSW of the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Dock Street. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803) (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial
Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
2. Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); “A Man Full of Trouble” Tavern (about 600 feet away); Cruiser Olympia - Submarine Becuna (about 600 feet away); The Liberation of Jane Johnson (about 800 feet away); Fraunces Tavern (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Additional keywords. Veterans Memorial
 
Categories. 20th CenturyGovernmentHeroesMilitaryNotable EventsPatriots & PatriotismPeace
 
Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 1, 2009
3. Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial
Hyatt Regency Hotel in background along the Delaware River.
Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Carolyn Martienssen, December 30, 2014
4. Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,100 times since then and 201 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Carolyn Martienssen of West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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