In the wake of considerable unrest last October on the Caribbean island of Grenada, the United States was called upon to restore peace and order and to rescue U. S. citizens whose safety was threatened. The resulting military operation was appropriately named—Urgent Fury. The urgency was needed not only because of the threat to American lives but also because of the possibility of Soviet- Cuban subversion. The fury came in the form of a joint task force, involving all U. S. military services. Key roles were played by the Navy-Marine Corps team, and the usefulness of amphibious warfare capability was once again demonstrated.
Fury from the Sea: Marines in Grenada
By Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Byron, U. S. Marine Corps