Over the past 40 years, members of the 10th Special Forces Group (A) when gathered always talked about their time served in the unit. A topic often discussed amongst those gathered was their time participating in the Mobile Training Missions (MTTs) during the Lebanese Civil War in 1983. Often noted and pointed out was the lack of any “written” history of that time.
So, in the summer of 2019, three team members were gathered together, and memories were once again jogged, only this time notes were taken. Over the course of the remainder of 2019 and into 2020 began what was to become known as “The Beirut Project.” As many MTT members as could be reached were contacted and were asked to participate. Many of those names appear in the references at the end of this project. Personal accounts, important papers such as After-Action-Reviews, individual orders, plans, etc., and any recollections and photographs were requested from MTT members not present. This project is a compilation of those efforts and documents.
The information contained in this project is factual. Our combined efforts were not for profit, but for posterity and to be placed into the record of 10th SFG(A) historical archives.
Jim “Jimbo” Wiehe
ODA 231 / 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)