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Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury)

The Cold War - 1947 - 1991

Grenada (Operation Urgent Fury) occurred October 25 through December 15, 1983 and involved 7,300 U. S. troops to liberate the tiny Caribbean island an restore constitutional government.  Nineteen American soldiers would lose their lives in the expedition.  Today the anniversary date of the invasion is a national holiday on the island known as Thanksgiving Day.