- Events leading up to 23 Oct. 1983 | After
- Significant events
Rules of Engagement
- BEFORE | DURING
Contrast in Culture - Jewish, Christian, Muslim life as children
life as adults (NOTE: This could go under the SUPPORT section as it
helps us understand cross-cultural differences)
Contributions/References - On cross-cultural mannerisms & inferences
Lebanon - Rebuilding a war-torn city and country
Today - Link to Lebanese tourism sites
(Historical, cultural and psychological perspective)
- What defines a terrorist group? etc.
(NOTE: maybe a small brief section on the different groups)
Military: (An informative historical and
and USN [United States Marine Corps and
U. S. Navy]
Rank w/Insignia Pictures | Uniform Photos
most this section hopes to accomplish is an explanation to a general
public audience [vs. assumed military audience] of the US Navy and
Marine Corps ranks. (For the purpose of enhancing the understanding
as one reads the servicemans names.)
'General' Mission of each Service Component
people think of the U.S. Marine Corps as trained for combat readiness
via a variety of specialized training, cold weather, desert, etc.,
which is true. Most people do not realize the many other roles
that the Marine Corps is involved in and community programs they
support. This is not meant to misrepresent their role by any means,
but do wish to emphasize the other jobs they are tasked with that
people may not be aware of.
amphibious landings, special operations
Marines are a component of and fall under the Department of the
'ambassador' role as they are utilized very heavily in foreign
embassy duty as guards
a strong Community Service Role
guards | parades
to beauty pageants
and High School speakers - Anti-drug, motivation, etc.
Navy has always been an 'ambassador' service. In that I mean that
you can move ships around the globe and position them offshore
and this makes a statement of presense. It makes the statement
of "we are watching and have an investment in what is going on".
To land troops or commit ground forces is another statement.
Support Roles - Since the Marine Corps is an armed service that
falls under the Department of the Navy, Navy support personnel
are assigned to USMC units. Medical, dental, and religious support
is provided by Navy doctors, dentists, chaplains, hospital corpsmen,
and dental technicians, who are considered non-combatants by the
Geneva Convention. Administrative Sailors, such as religious program
specialists[chaplain's assistants], personnelmen, and yeomen,
are also assigned to the Marines, but do not hold non-combatant
status. (Thanks to:
Mark T. Hacala HMCS(FMF) USNR Director Education Institute U.S.
Navy Memorial Foundation for wordage)
 such Navy servicemen were killed in the bombing.
 Army servicemen were also killed in the bombing.
Danny Wheeler - A Lutheran, administered Last Rites, a Catholic
ritual, to a Jewish Marine killed a few days prior to the bombing
by a snipers bullet. The Marine was SSgt. Allen Soifert from Nashua,
New Hampshire. Chaplain Wheeler was injured in the bombing.
John R. Hudson, M.D. - A medical doctor who reluctantly went to
a Navy scholarship to fund his last two years of medical school
because he could not afford it anymore, was killed in the bombing.
He had tried unsuccessfully to save SSgt. Soifert just days earlier.
Michael W. Gorchinski - A Navy electrical technician, was killed
in the bombing.
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