October 23, 1983 -
241 US service personnel -- including 220 Marines and 21 other service personnel -- are killed by a truck bomb at a Marine compound in Beirut, Lebanon. Three hundred service members had been living at the four-story building ... At the same time the Marine barracks was hit, a suicide bomber drove a pickup truck full of explosives and crashed into a building housing French paratroopers. Approximately 58 French soldiers were killed in the attack.
Here at Bond and Norman Law P.C., the sacrifices of so many lives and the pain that has caused affects us deeply. Please take a brief moment to remember this tragedy, and read more on what you can do to assist those affected by acts of terror.
On October 23, 1983 at 6:22 a.m., a truck carrying 2,000 pounds of explosives drove into the Marine compound in Beirut and crashed into the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regimental Battalion Landing Team barracks. 241 US service personnel, including 220 Marines, who were there on an international peace keeping mission, were killed. Many more service members were injured, some severely so. Helping to obtain and collect money damages from the Islamic Republic of Iran for the victims and their families is especially important to Ms. Norman and Mr. Bond, not only because of their dedication to fighting terrorism, but because they both served on active duty with the United States Military. Mr. Bond served on active duty honorably with the United States Marine Corps. for four years followed by a stint in the reserves. He has spent a good deal of his career representing and defending fellow Marines. On the day of the Marines Corps Barracks Bombing Mr. Bond was emotionally shattered and truly considered going back on active duty. Ms. Norman served on active duty with the United States Navy for four years. Members of the United States Navy also perished in the bombing and Ms. Norman was likewise devastated at the time. She, like Mr. Bond, takes a deep interest in representing and assisting members and veterans of the United States Military.