Shalom. Man I must say I loved being in that part of the world during the 6 day war as part of the Navy forces attached to NATO.
Even one of our ships got hit by a stray rocket ( yeah right)
I was in Beirut during the bombing and as a 17 year old it was kind of thrilling being right there in the street fighting.
Nothing compares to house to house fighting with small arms poking out of windows and doors.
If it wasn’t for the fact that a grenade thrown in the EM club put me out of action I would have loved to stay there a few more months for clean up operations.
It was really rush running through down town Beirut taking out trapped civilians.
It was an amazing learning experience.
Sylvan DAV Life Member