Twenty-five years ago, 241 U.S. Marines were killed when a terrorist drove a truck bomb into their barracks in Lebanon. One of the casualties was Captain Walter Wint, Jr., a 1977 Criminology graduate from IUP.
Wint, who planned to return to the U.S. just one month later, had purchased an engagement ring in Lebanon for his girlfriend back home.
Most years, the Wint family travels to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on the anniversary of the attacks for a ceremony to remember the veterans who served in Beirut.
Wint’s sister, Valania, urges everyone to remember those who were lost in Beirut. “Terrorism didn’t start on 9/11. Terrorism started in 1983 in Beirut,” Valania said.
Read the full article, Heroic Marine Remembered 25 Years Later, at Citizens Voice.