Some call it the beginning of the war on terror: The 1983 Beirut Bombings. On October 23rd in Beirut, Lebanon, a suicide bomber drove into the Marine Corps Barracks and blew them up.Today is the 28th anniversary of that day, when 220 Marines, 18 sailors & 3 Army soldiers were killed. It’s also where my dad was when I was born. Thankfully, he was not inside the barracks. Here’s a picture of my dad from his time in Beirut.