Skip to comments.Operation Urgent Fury (October 25, 1983)
Posted on 10/25/2011 1:28:54 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
Operation Urgent Fury
President Reagan orders U.S. Marines, Army Rangers, Navy Special Warfare teams, and other military forces to invade Grenada, citing a takeover of the tiny Caribbean Island by "a brutal group of leftist thugs." U.S. troops, along with a small force from six Caribbean nations, overcome surprisingly strong resistance from Cubans, who support the island's new regime. A day after the invasion, the troops begin evacuating 1,100 U.S. citizens on the island.
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May Reagan rest in peace...
I was there 28 years ago today(USS Independence CV-62/Freedom’s Flagship/Guardian of Freedom)!
I read some about it later but at the time, I was on the West Coast doing workups on a newly-commissioned FFG. I was too busy and too junior to pay much attention.
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