A Rallying Round for Reagan

His handling of Lebanon and Grenada boosts his standing

During the singing of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, the voice of a small boy I could be heard among the I rows of mourners. "Where's my daddy?" he asked. His mother hugged him and cried. President Ronald Reagan, who later told aides "this is not the happiest of my days as President, but it's one of my proudest," had come to Camp Lejeune, N.C., home base of the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit, for a memorial service honoring the 230 U.S. servicemen killed in Beirut...

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