operation urgent fury

OPERATION URGENT FURY (1983)
OPERATION URGENT FURY (1983)
In October 1983, revolution broke out in the Caribbean Island of Grenada when Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard deposed Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. With Cuban support, Grenadaian rebels fermented anti-American sentiments that threatened the security of U.S. Citizens on the island, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States appealed to the United States, Barbados, and Jamaica for assistance.

On October 25, U.S. Forces parachuted onto the island to begin what was ultimately a brief battle to liberate the people and protect American citizens. Over a period of several days the American presence grew to 7,000 Army Rangers, Navy SEALS, Airmen and Marines who engaged rebels and their Cuban advisors in action that resulted in 19 American combat deaths and 116 American wounded.

The crash of a U.S. Marine helicopter on the opening day of the invasion resulted in awards of the Navy Cross and SIX Silver Stars to U.S. Marines (three of them Posthumously.) At least one Navy SEAL earned the Silver Star, as did one U.S. Army (Ranger) Medic.
  1. RANGERS 2 Trujillo, Stephen

    SURNAME Trujillo FORENAME Stephen UNIT Co.A 2 Bn (Ranger),75th Infantry RANK Sergeant NUMBER AWARD Silver Star PLACE Grenada 1983 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Boulder,Colorado medic
  2. SEALS Erskine, Donald Kim

    SURNAME Erskine FORENAME Donald Kim UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 6 + NSWG 2 (C.O.) RANK Lieutenant + Commander NUMBER AWARD Silver Star, Legion of Merit PLACE Grenada 1983 (SS) 1994-96 (LOM) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Seal Team 6 WIA 25.10.1983 Grenada NSWG 2 (C.O.) January 1994-June 1996
  3. NIGHTSTALKERS Lucas, Keith J.

    SURNAME Lucas FORENAME Keith J. UNIT RANK Captain NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 25th October 1983 AGE GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Granite City,Illinois KIA Grenada (Op.Urgent Fury)
  4. RANGERS 2 Yamane, Mark Okamura

    SURNAME Yamane FORENAME Mark Okamura UNIT 1 Bn (Ranger) 75th Infantry Regiment (Company A) RANK Specialist Fourth Class NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 25th October 1983 AGE 20 GRAVESITE unknown ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 24.11.1962, Seattle, Washington, USA 06.1981 joined Army...
  5. RANGERS 2 Robinson, Russell Lee

    SURNAME Robinson FORENAME Russell Lee UNIT 1 Bn (Ranger) 75th Infantry Regiment (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 25th October 1983 AGE 22 GRAVESITE St. Joseph's Cemetery, Harpers Ferry, Iowa, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 09.10.1961, Waukon, Iowa...
  6. RANGERS 2 Rademacher, Mark Anthony

    SURNAME Rademacher FORENAME Mark Anthony UNIT 1 Bn (Ranger) 75th Infantry Regiment (Company A) RANK Sergeant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 25th October 1983 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Evergreen Cemetery, Wales Center, Erie County, New York, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 7.6.1963...
  7. RANGERS 2 Maynard, Marlin R.

    SURNAME Maynard FORENAME Marlin R. UNIT 1 Bn (Ranger) 75th Infantry Regiment (Company A) RANK Private First Class NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 25th October 1983 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born...
  8. RANGERS 2 Lannon, Kevin Joseph

    SURNAME Lannon FORENAME Kevin Joseph UNIT 2 Bn (Ranger) 75th Infantry Regiment (Company A) RANK Sergeant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 25th October 1983 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 12.12.1961, Winston Sale, North Carolina, USA...
  9. RANGERS 2 Grenier, Phillip Sebastian

    SURNAME Grenier FORENAME Phillip Sebastian UNIT 2 Bn (Ranger) 75th Infantry Regiment (Company A) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 017585079 DATE OF DEATH 27th October 1983 AGE 21 GRAVESITE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 9.2.1962 Worcester, Massachusetts son of Jean and Gloria Grenier...
  10. RANGERS 2 Cline, Randy Eugene

    SURNAME Cline FORENAME Randy Eugene UNIT 1 Bn (Ranger) 75th Infantry Regiment (Company A) RANK Sergeant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 25th October 1983 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Walnut Chapel Cemetery, Cloverdale, Putnam County, Indiana, USA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 06.09.1955 father...
  11. SEALS Schamberger, Robert R.

    SURNAME Schamberger FORENAME Robert R. UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 6 RANK Senior Chief Engineman NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 25th October 1983 AGE 37 GRAVESITE Coral Ridge Cemetery, Cape Coral, Lee County, Florida, USA. Honor Garden I (Memorial) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 25.02.1946...
  12. SEALS Morris, Stephen Leroy

    SURNAME Morris FORENAME Stephen Leroy UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 6 RANK Hull Technician First Class NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 25th October 1983 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Unknown ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 25.4.1956 Perth Amboy, New Jersey son of Kenneth R. (1924-1978) and June L. (nee...
  13. SEALS Lundberg, Kevin E.

    SURNAME Lundberg FORENAME Kevin Erik (Kodiak) UNIT U.S.N. Seal Team 6 RANK Quartermaster First Class NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 25th October 1983 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Arlington National Cemetery,Virginia Memorial Section I ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 25.5.1955 Prosser,Washington...
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