A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A U.S. Marine wears a gas mask after rescue workers using a backhoe broke open a stock of tear gas that had been stored in the Embassy, April 19, 1983. Tear gas drifted up through the rubble, causing rescue workers and Marines to cough and sneeze. The Embassy, seen in the background, was severely damaged in a bomb blast yesterday. (AP Photo/Bill Foley)

September 15, 2012 5:50 pm  • 

About this blog

"Tales from the Morgue" is a way for the Star to share stories from the treasure trove of information held in its old files.

Johanna Eubank, aka the Morgue Lady, was a research assistant in the Star Library — also known as News and Research Services — for 18 years before becoming an online content producer. She has had her share of sneezing fits after digging into dusty old files, so she's sure to find a few old stories to re-examine.

If you have suggestions, comments or questions about this blog, e-mail jeubank@tucson.com

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