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Daytona Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Operation Urgent Fury/Beirut Barracks Bombing/Operation El Dorado Canyon

 

— Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge —

 
Operation Urgent Fury/Beirut Barracks Bombing/Operation El Dorado Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
1. Operation Urgent Fury/Beirut Barracks Bombing/Operation El Dorado Canyon Marker
Inscription.  
Operation Urgent Fury
1983
The U.S. led invasion of Grenada resulted in the overthrow of the revolutionary forces in power, and the restoration of a constitutional government.

Total Active Serving 7,300
Killed In Action 19
Wounded In Action 116

Beirut Barracks Bombing
1983
This incident occurred during the Lebanese Civil War when two truck bombs struck buildings housing U.S. and French military forces.

Killed In Action 243
Volusia County KIA 1
Wounded In Action 75

Operation El Dorado Canyon
1986
This operation was a U.S. led retaliation against Libya for the terrorist bombing that took place in Berlin, Germany on April 5, 1986.

Killed in Action 2
 
Erected 2020 by City of Daytona Beach.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 29° 12.694′ N, 81° 0.623′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Memorial is on Orange Avenue 0.3 miles east of
Operation Urgent Fury/Beirut Barracks Bombing/Operation El Dorado Canyon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
2. Operation Urgent Fury/Beirut Barracks Bombing/Operation El Dorado Canyon Marker
City Island Parkway, on the right when traveling east. Marker located on the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spanish–American War (a few steps from this marker); Philippine-American War/Boxer Rebellion/Border War (within shouting distance of this marker); Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm (within shouting distance of this marker); Overthow of the Kingdom of Hawaii/Second Samoan Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Operation Just Cause/Operation Restore Hope/Operation Gothic Serpent (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Vietnam War (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
More about this marker. Currently there are 25 historic markers, commemorating America's military conflicts, located at scenic overlooks on the bridge. Florida’s first concrete arch bridge is named after Daytona Beach’s most renowned hotelier and entrepreneur.
 
Also see . . .  Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge. Volusia County, Florida (Submitted on August 17, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.) 
 
Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing west image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
3. Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing west
Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing east image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, August 12, 2020
4. Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge facing east
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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