I grew up in the civil war in Lebanon. When it ended, I was nearly 11. I heard whispers here and there about “the Americans” landing in Lebanon. My parents’ generation never spoke about the war. BY: Mireille Rebeiz, PhD.
Unfortunately, America is still distracted for not only we have forgotten about the 241 Americans service members who died in the Barracks bombing, as well as the other 32 Marines who gave their last full measure from 1982-84, but we have also forgotten about the survivors, survivors like Jeff.
Ken Wint, from Gold Star Families, spoke of his brother Capt. Walter E. Wint Jr. — another Marine killed in Beirut. Capt. Wint was Gaines’ superior officer at the time of the bombing.