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Athens in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Limestone County Beirut Memorial

 

— (U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing) —

 
Beirut U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
1. Beirut U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing Memorial
Inscription.  
Beirut

William Ellis Winter
Major, USMC
Mar. 27, 1951
Oct. 23, 1983
KIA


 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Wars, Non-US.
 
Location. 34° 48.162′ N, 86° 58.281′ W. Marker is in Athens, Alabama, in Limestone County. Memorial can be reached from South Marion Street south of Market Street West, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located on west side of Limestone County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 W Washington St, Athens AL 35611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Limestone County Iraq — Afghanistan Memorial (here, next to this marker); Battle of Sulphur Creek Trestle Surrender Site (here, next to this marker); Limestone County Vietnam War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Athens, Alabama (a few steps from this marker); Courthouse and Poor Farm Fence (within shouting distance of this marker); East Side of Square (within shouting distance of this marker);
Beirut U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 2, 2020
2. Beirut U.S. Marine Barracks Bombing Memorial
This marker is on the right.
Limestone County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse and South Side of Square (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
 
Also see . . .
1. 1983 Beirut barracks bombings. Wikipedia entry on the Oct. 23, 1983 attack that killed more than 300 people, including 241 U.S. military personnel. (Submitted on August 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. Daughter remembers attack that claimed father’s life. 2013 - 30 years after Beirut blast. (Submitted on August 14, 2020.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 3, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 28, 2021