On October 23, 1983, 241 United States Marines were blown to pieces in their barracks by Muslim savages from the Iran-sponsored terrorist group Hezbollah. At 06:22 Beirut time, a stake-bed truck carrying carrying 21,000 pounds of explosives drove directly into the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines Barracks in Beirut and exploded. The force of the explosion collapsed the building killing 241 Americans. The Marines were part of a Multi-National Peacekeeping Force meant to oversee the peaceful withdrawal of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from Lebanon. God Bless the few, the proud, the Marines.