144. 10/23/1983

On October 23, 1983, “a huge truck bomb had exploded at the airport barracks in Beirut [Lebanon]… By [the next] morning the U.S. death toll was 241, more than in any other single day since the World War II battle of Iwo Jima.”

 – Karen DeYoung, Soldier: The Life of Colin Powell, Page 140

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