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This poignant, intensely personal, film will chronicle the United States Marines presence and operations in Beirut, Lebanon from 1982 to 1984.
This project is dedicated to the members of the United States military who made the ultimate sacrifice in Lebanon between 1982 and 1984, their Gold Star families and surviving comrades-in-arms, as well as the United States Foreign Service, Multinational Force members, and our Lebanese allies.
From rarely discussed deadly missions to the terrorist bombing that took 241 lives - the single deadliest attack on American Marines since the Battle of Iwo Jima - this film will feature those who served, political and military decision makers, and the journalists who documented the chaotic state of affairs in the region.
Interviews for WE CAME IN PEACE are presently being conducted.
The target date for the premiere of WE CAME IN PEACE is October 23, 2023, the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Marine Corps Battalion Landing Team 1/8 Headquarters and French paratrooper detachment barracks terrorist bombings in Beirut, Lebanon.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of
WE CAME IN PEACE to the American Brother Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created in honor of Sgt. Mecot Camara, one of the 220 Marines killed in the October 23, 1983 Beirut Bombing.
Col. Timothy J. Geraghty, USMC (Ret.)
Commanding Officer, 24th Marine Amphibious Unit (24th MAU)
Commanding Officer, U.S. Multi-National Peacekeeping Force
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Photos/Video courtesy of: Michael Cerniglia, US Department of Defense, Ronald Reagan Library, USMC, AP Photo/Zouki, AP Photo Bill Foley and The National Archives.
Special thanks to: Jake Schneider, Mark T. Hacala, Jeff Hamman, Richard Truman, Myron Kyle and Don "Gunny" Inns.