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Leadership in America: One Week in October

Event Date:
Tuesday, October 24, 2023
Event Location
Virginia War Memorial
621 S Belvidere St
Richmond, VA 23220
Event Region
Central Virginia
Event Type
Virginia War Memorial
Additional Information

October 2023 will be the 40th anniversary of the Beirut bombing. 241 US Military personnel were killed in the Barracks bombing, including 220 Marines. The incident was the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima.

That same week, citing danger to the U.S. citizens in Grenada, President Ronald Reagan ordered nearly 2,000 U.S. troops onto the island, where they soon found themselves facing opposition from Grenadan armed forces and groups of Cuban military engineers who were in Grenada to repair and expand the island’s airport.

This program will premiere a new documentary and offer a facilitated Q & A with a panel of such retired military people as Michael Dick. Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) MG Robert M. Dyess, Jr. USA (Ret.) and MG Ken Bowra USA (Ret.).

Leadership in America: One Week in October