1983  Panel 7 of 9

Panel 7

Oct 24 - Nov 1 1983 - There were no survivors found after October 23rd. The process of identifying bodies and notifying families took over a week as rescue workers delicately sifted through the rubble of what was once the Marine Headquarters for the 1/8 Battalion.

Nov 8 1983- In the early morning hours (0330), in pouring rain and hail, Alpha Company would abandon its position at the University and return to the beach ultimately embarking on board the USS Harlan County.

Nov 7 1983- Intense firefight lasting more than six hours. Two separate cease fires were called that night. This is the afternoon that Lcpl. Greg Wah is wounded.

Nov 5 1983 - William Gaines Jr. funeral service is held in Port Charlotte. As the twenty-one gun salute was being fired, fighting continued in Beirut as Marines continued to received incoming from the west and the north. No casualties.

Dec 4 1983 - 8 Marines KIA by rocket attack south of the Beirut airport. (Need to add more for this story, Manny Cox, ect.) A Navy Lt. dies when his plane crashed while providing air support (list name).