WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech Monday on the 34th anniversary of the attack on a United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut.
Pence also visited with survivors of the attack.
The attack occurred October 23, 1983 when a truck carrying 2,000 pounds of explosives drove into the Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon, and crashed into the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regimental Battalion Landing Team barracks.
The attack killed 241 US service personnel and was the deadliest attack against US Marines since the battle of Iwo Jima.
The bombing was traced to Hezbollah, a militant and political group that originated in Lebanon in 1982.