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22863: US Navy Patch

submitted by Franlin Phillips on 24.04.2015

To day, (23 April, 2015) I was looking up an old patch that I remember from being on board the USS Iwo Jima LPH-2 from May 1976 to December 1976. I was with the US Marine air wing detachment. We were involved in the evacuation of Beirut, Lebanon. If I recall correctly we sailed around a rock in the Med. we called Kythera (sp?) for approximately 108 days before the evacuation. Hence the title "Wasted days and wasted nights". I thought there was one tree on the rock.
Respectfully Submitted
Franklin H. Phillips
SSgt Ret. USMC

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