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3rd Battalion

 

3rd Battalion

2nd Marine Regiment

Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Lineage

1941 – 1948

ACTIVATED 18 JANUARY 1941 AT SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA AS THE 2D MARINE BRIGADE

REASSAIGNED DURING FEBRUARY 1941 TO THE 2ND MARINE DIVISION

DEPLOYED DURING JUNE – JULY 1942 TO KORO ISLAND

PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGNS

GUADALCANAL

TARAWA

SAIPAN

TINIAN

OKINAWA

REDEPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER 1946 TO KAGOSHIMA, JAPAN

REDEPLOYED DURING FEBRUARY 1946 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA

DEACTIVATED 27 MARCH 1946

1950 – 1994

REACTIVATED 28 DECEMBER 1950 AT CAMP LEJEUNE NORTH CAROLINA, AS THE 3RD BATTALION, 2ND MARINES AND ASSIGNED TO THE 2ND MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

ASSIGNED AT VARIOUS TIMES FROM 1951 TO THE PRESENT AS BATTALION LANDING TEAM IN THE CARRIBEAN AND MEDITERANIAN

PARTICIPATED IN THE EVACUATION OF US CITIZENS AND FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT AND THE GAZA STRIP, OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 1956

PARTICIPATED IN THE CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS, NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1962

PARTICPATED IN NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION EXERCISES DURING THE 1970’S AND 1980’S

PLACED UNDER THE OPERATIONAL CONTROL OF THE 3RD MARINE DIVISION AT VARIOUS PERIODS THROUGHOUT THE 1980’S FOR DEPLOYMENT TO THE WESTERN PACIFIC

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, SOUTHWEST ASIA AUGUST 1990 – MARCH 1991

PARTICIPATED IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION PROVIDE PROMISE AND DENY FLIGHT BOSNIA, AUGUST 1994

1995 – 2006

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION SEA SIGNAL, CUBA, JULY – OCT 1995

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION DYNAMIC RESPONSE IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION JOINT GUARD BOSNIA – HERZEGOVINA, MARCH – APRIL 1998

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION DETERMINED FALCON IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION DELIBERATE GUARD, ADRIATIC SEA, JUNE 1998

PARTICIPATED IN FIGHTING WILDFIRES IN IDAHO, SEPTEMBER 2000

DEPLOYED DURING JANUARY 2003 TO KUWAIT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, MARCH - -JUNE 2003, MARCH – SEPTEMBER 2005 AND JULY 2006 – 2007

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, AFGHANISTAN, HORN OF AFRICA AND GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA, OCTOBER 2003 – SEPTEMBER 2004


 

Honors

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS

WORLD WAR II

GUADALCANAL – 1942

TARAWA – 1943

IRAQ

2003

JOINT MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARD STREAMER

CUBA

1995

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR

SOUTHWEST ASIA

1990 – 1991

2001 – 2002

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR

1996 -1998

AFGHANISTAN

2003 – 2004

AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER

ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH ON SILVER AND ONE BRONZE STAR

WORLD WAR II VICTORY STREAMER

NAVY OCCUPATION SERVICE STREAMER WITH “ASIA” AND “EUROPE”

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH THREE BRONZE STARS

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER

SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS

AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN STREAMER

IRAQ CAMPAIGN STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE STREAMER