Reclassify Beirut as War time for Veterans benefits

Reclassify Beirut as War time for Veterans benefits

    1. shauna henson
    2. Petition by

      shauna henson

      DeBary, FL, OH

Please go to:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyhwKTJ-evo and watch this video to understand what these Veterans endured.

October 23, 1983 we lost 241 Marines in the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, truely the first terrorist attack. We lost these many military personnel during this so-called "Peace Keeping Mission". These Veterans and all those lost deserve to be eligible for the same VA benefits and pensions available to other war time Veterans. Are their lives not just as important? Did they not lose their lives or put their lives on the line just as other Veterans? Please honor these Veterans and change the classification to war-time so they too can receive the needed benefits they deserve. These Veterans deserve to be recognized for their sacrafices!!

My husband is a Beirut Marine Veteran. These Veterans lives are effected daily in the same way as other Veterans who served during classified war-times. There is no difference. War is war. Their motto is to "The First Duty Is To Remember" so lets ALL remember and honor them by getting Beirut reclassified as a war-time period for their benefits!! Lets all make it our "duty to remember" and give them the recognition they deserve!!

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Reclassify Beirut as War time for Veterans benefits

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    1. Beirut is classified as a "Conflict"

      shauna henson
      Petition Organizer

      Ok, so I guess some people are under the impression that Beirut is a "war time period". It is worded or classified as a "Conflict". If you go to the Veterans website and look up eligible war time periods, Beirut is NOT listed because it is only considered a "Conflict". To me, conflict and war should be the same thing as we lost men/women either way. To classify something as a "conflict" and make veterans of that period ineligible for certain benefits is disrespectful to those veterans.

    2. Reached 2,500 signatures
    3. Lets keep the support coming!!

      shauna henson
      Petition Organizer

      Wow! 1890 Signatures! Lets keep sharing this around and get enough to get their attention and get this done! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED THIS PETITION! It means alot to have this reclassified for these Veterans!!

    4. Reached 1,500 signatures
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      shauna henson
      Petition Organizer

      Sorry about having it wrong with 241 Marines, error on my part. Please keep sharing and signing! I know WE can get this done for them!

    6. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Steve Barnett CEDAR HILL, MO
      • 25 days ago

      I was deployed to that region 2x while serving aboard The U.S.S. Puget Sound AD38.

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    • jane knox RIDGEFIELD, CT
      • 4 months ago

      Let's remember all our veterans!

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    • Judie McLaughlin BELFAIR, WA
      • 6 months ago

      Both of my brothers were Marines. One in viet Nam , the other not.

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    • charles berg PROTEM, MO
      • 6 months ago

      I was there .... have NEM and NUC but still classed as a conflict and Im on ssd ... if it classed as war then get non service disabled as well ....

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    • Nicanor Mendez LUBBOCK, TX
      • 7 months ago

      Cpl. N. Mendez maintain. Plt. 24th MAU

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