This Day in Naval History - Oct. 23


Story Number: NNS020723-32Release Date: 7/23/2002 3:43:00 PM
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From the Navy News Service

1944 - The Battle of Leyte Gulf, a series of separate battles, begins with attacks on Japanese ships.
1983 - Terrorist bombing of Marine barracks at Beirut airport in Lebanon kills 241 members of the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit.
1983 - Operation Urgent Fury begins in Grenada, West Indies.

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