On Oct. 23, 1983, the world woke to the news of terrorist bombing attacks against U.S. Marines in Beirut.
The barracks bombings claimed the lives of 241 Marines, the single deadliest day for the Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.
Earning the title Marine is a connection that remains for life. Marines and family members impacted by the attack visited Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island on the eve of the 36th anniversary of the attacks to watch a new generation of Marines take the watch, and shared their story.
(U.S. Marine Corps motion imagery by Cpl. Yamil Casarreal and LCpl Devon Burton)