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#1 Oct 25, 2019 9:24 am

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Radio Announcement - October 25, 1983

This was Radio Grenada 36 years ago this morning.

https://youtu.be/c1m_vwlTOGg

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#2 Oct 25, 2019 11:03 am

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Re: Radio Announcement - October 25, 1983

How many people died that day? And the "day before"? Where are the bodies? So many unanswered questions...

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#3 Oct 25, 2019 12:09 pm

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Re: Radio Announcement - October 25, 1983

I think the number who died on October 19th is more mysterious than the number who died as a result of the invasion.  I think the invasion deaths are pretty well accounted for.

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#4 Oct 25, 2019 1:52 pm

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Re: Radio Announcement - October 25, 1983

Real Distwalker wrote:

I think the number who died on October 19th is more mysterious than the number who died as a result of the invasion.  I think the invasion deaths are pretty well accounted for.

What are your numbers? I've always thought the official US toll of 16 (?) was understated, wasn't there a SEAL team dropped off Pointe Salines that was never seen again?

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#5 Oct 25, 2019 1:58 pm

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Re: Radio Announcement - October 25, 1983

This is my understanding....

19 American combatants killed
25 Grenadian combatants killed
25 Cuban combatants killed
24 Grenadian non-combatants killed

Yes, SEALS and Air Force combat controllers were airdropped with boats prior to the invasion.  Four SEALS drowned and their bodies were never recovered.

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#6 Oct 25, 2019 2:35 pm

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Sounds about right, shame that local knowledge could've told them that SEAL mission was suicide, once you gone "dong in de hole" off Salines you ain't coming back.

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#7 Oct 25, 2019 3:27 pm

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Now, regarding those killed on October 19th... that is a harder number to agree upon and who knows where they are buried?

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