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Beirut / Marine Massacre Anniversary #87422

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 23, 1984
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(Studio) Terrorist bombing of Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon, year ago today recalled.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Beirut, Lebanon) Bombing recalled; photo, films shown. [SURVIVOR - describes scene.] [Druse leader Walid JUMBLATT - believes Marines died in vain due to "stupidity" of Reagan's policies.] [Maronite Christian spokesperson Dany CHAMOUN - never understood what role Marines played here.] [Former prime minister Amin el-HAFEZ - notes Marines didn't restore peace.] [CHAMOUN - accuses United States of floundering in democrat concepts of life.]
REPORTER: Charles Glass

(Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina) Memorial service here for slain Marines featured; films shown. [General Paul KELLEY - reads letter from President Reagan.] [Cleta WELLS - discusses husband's death.] [Corporal Rodney BURNETTE - feels entire nation was hurt.] [Veronica EVANS - doesn't think Marines belonged in Lebanon.]
REPORTER: Rebecca Chase

Chase, Rebecca;
Glass, Charles;
Jennings, Peter

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