October 2013

Urgent Fury-Grenada, 30 Years Later: a Squad Leader's Story

Volume 96, Issue 10

Political strife and intrigue in the small country of Grenada erupted 30 years ago, sparked by Cuba's grand plans of exporting its communist revolution globally by using the country's 133 square miles as a strategic marshaling and launching point.

The larger story of that event detailing U.S. military intervention by launching Operation Urgent Fury to rcscuc U.S. citizens trapped amidst the turmoil has been told over the years and entered into Marine Corps history.

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