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September 25, 2013

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Photo: U.S. Army Rangers parachute into Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury
U.S. Army Rangers parachute into Grenada during Operation Urgent Fury
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U.S. Army

A Student’s Account Of The Invasion Of Grenada

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Zak Rosen

In 1983, when the U.S. led an invasion on the island of Grenada, American medical students who were studying there began trying to reach their families at home. One student, Mark Baratella, was agile with a ham radio and used it to talk to a Steve Lomazo, another ham radio enthusiast living in New Jersey. In this story, they talk about how they helped students get in touch with parents and American reporters get on-the-ground accounts of the conflict.

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