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The raid of Renacer Prison
Part of United States invasion of Panama
Date20 December 1989
LocationPanama Canal, about halfway across the Isthmus
Result American victory - all 64 hostages liberated and rescued
United States Panama Defense Force
80 airborne paratroopers
A team of military police
3 UH-1 helicopters
2 OH-58 scout helicopters
1 (LCM) landing craft medium
27 PDF guards and troops
Casualties and losses
4 paratroopers wounded

5 dead PDF guards and troops

22 PDF guards and troops captured or wounded

The Raid at Renacer Prison was an attack on the El Renacer prison in Gamboa, Panama, by units of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army on December 20, 1989, during the United States invasion of Panama.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Inside The Invasion". June 24, 1990. http://www.newsweek.com/inside-invasion-206478. Retrieved 28 October 2014. 

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