Newport in Newport County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
Rhode Island Marine Memorial
served our nation in peace and war
These marines continue to be true
to these words.
Cpl. Rick R. Crudale – West Warwick • Sgt. Timothy R. Giblin – North Providence • Cpl. Edward S. Iacovino, Jr. – Warwick • PFC. Thomas A. Julian – Middletown • Cpl. Davis C. Massa – Warren •
1st Lt. Jeffrey R. Scharver – Barrington • Cpl. Thomas A. Shipp – Woonsocket •
Cpl. James F. Silvia – Middletown •
Cpl. Edward Soares, Jr. – Tiverton • Cpl. Stephen E. Spencer – Portsmouth
In memory of these Rhode Island Marines
who sacrificed their lives in Lebanon and Grenada
“Lest we forget that peace has a price”
Monument reverse :
Location. 41° 29.347′ N, 71° 19.024′ W. Marker is in Newport, Rhode Island, in Newport County. Marker is on America’s Cup Avenue (Rhode Island Route 138A) south of Long Wharf, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Perotti Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newport RI 02840, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Buliod-Perry House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Perry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eisenhower Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mary Ferrazzali Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilbour-Ellery House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Colony House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old State House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
1. The Marines in Lebanon and Grenada
On October 23, 1983 a joint US/French barracks of soldiers on a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon were attacked by a suicide truck bomb. A total of 305 persons were killed (241 US soldiers, 58 French soldiers and six civilians of various nationalities). Nine of the Rhode Island Marines on this memorial died in that attack, one of the first Islamist attacks on US targets.
1st Lt. Jeffrey R. Scharver had been on his way to join the contingent of Marines in Beirut, but after the attack there he and his group were diverted to the area of Grenada in order to participate in the US counter-Communism related invasion there on October 25, 1983. 1st Lt. Scharver died while piloting a helicopter that was shot down by enemy forces while he attempted to assist in the rescue of other downed pilots
— Submitted August 26, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 637 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 22, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 5. submitted on August 26, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.