Today in U.S. Naval History: October 23
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Today in U.S. Naval History - October 23

1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships.

1983 - A suicide truck bomber attacks the Marine barracks at Beirut airport, Lebanon killing 241 (220 Marines, 18 Sailors and three soldiers)

1983 - Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada, West Indies) begins.

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