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In May 1965 the battalion landed at LZ Blue (west of Green Beach) near Chu Lai. A Troop, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Killed when his M2 Bradley fighting vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Najaf, Iraq, on August 15, 2004, Company A, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Killed when his M2 Bradley fighting vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Ramadi, Iraq, on August 15, 2004, Killed during a firefight in the neighborhood of Rumaythah near the Dutch base in Samawa, Iraq, on August 14, 2004, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died as result of hostile action in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 13, 2004, Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died due to hostile action in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 13, 2004, Company A, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his mounted reconnaissance patrol vehicle in Khalidiyah, Iraq, on August 13, 2004, Killed in an improvised explosive device attack in Basra, Iraq, on August 12, 2004, Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Killed when his unit came under attack from small-arms fire and grenades in Najaf, Iraq, on August 12, 2004, Medium Helicopter Squadron 166 (Reinforced), 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died in a helicopter crash in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 11, 2004, Command Element, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, A Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, Died on August 9, 2004, at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries he received when a rocket propelled grenade detonated near his vehicle on July 10, 2004, in Ad Dhuha, Iraq, 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment, Killed when British Army vehicles came under fire from insurgents in Basra, Iraq, on the afternoon of August 9, 2004, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died due to hostile action in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 8, 2004, Department of the Air Force civilian assigned to the 33rd Field Investigative Squadron, Died at Kirkuk Air Base, Iraq, from wounds received during a mortar attack on August 8, 2004, Company B, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Died of non-combat related injuries in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 7, 2004, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died of injuries received from hostile action in Najaf, Iraq, on August 6, 2004, Company B, 91st Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Died when individuals using small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq, in August 6, 2004, Company C, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died due to injuries received from hostile action in Najaf, Iraq, on August 6, 2004, 89th Transportation Company, 6th Transportation Battalion, 7th Transportation Group, Died when individuals using small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades attacked his convoy in Najaf, Iraq, on August 5, 2004, Company C, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry Regiment, 81st Brigade Combat Team, Washington Army National Guard, Died August 5, 2004, in Landstuhl, Germany, of injuries sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near his patrol on August 4 in Balad, Iraq, Weapons Company, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died of injuries received from hostile action in Najaf, Iraq, on August 5, 2004, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died due to injuries received from hostile action in Najaf, Iraq, on August 5, 2004, Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died from injuries received from hostile action in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 4, 2004, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died due to hostile action in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 4, 2004, 1st Battalion, The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, Died in an non-hostile accident at al Amara, Iraq, on August 4, 2004, Company C, 215th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Died when he became caught between two motor pool vehicles in Taji, Iraq, on August 3, 2004, Medium Helicopter Squadron 166, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Died of a non-hostile gunshot wound at Forward Operating Base Duke near Najaf, Iraq, on August 3, 2004, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Died due to hostile action in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 2, 2004, Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Killed when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle while on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 2, 2004, Company E, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 12th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Died on August 3, 2004, of injuries received when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle while on patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, on August 2, 2004, B Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division, Died when a roadside bomb exploded near his guard post in Samarra, Iraq, on August 1, 2004. It officially added (by legal order) the lower pennant with the nickname the "Magnificent Bastards". 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines (3/4) is an infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps.Nicknamed "Thundering Third". December 1, 2020. I served from 2004-2008 and am currently a Police. There were 2 Medal Honor, 6 Navy Crosses and 14 Silver Stars. A bitter clash started April 30 and ran through May 3 between 2/4 and 320th NVA Division (8,000 to 10,000 men) that broke out northeast of Dong Ha. 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines (2/9) was an infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps.Formed during World War I, the unit played an instrumental role in the defeat of the Japanese forces in the Battles of Guam and Iwo Jima during World War II.The battalion distinguished itself in the defense of Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War, and later participated in … Joseph R. (Bull) Fisher the day he assumed his command on 4 June 1964. December 16, 2020. The battalion headquarters is in Grand Prairie, Texas.As of 2006 the battalion has become the first fully operational HIMARS battalion in the Marine Corps. VC losses were over 600 killed and 9 POW's. On 24 September 1966, Battalion Order No. During the 1972 Easter Offensive, 2/4 actively supported Vietnamese Marines, U.S. Army Rangers and U.S. advisors ashore, from nearby amphibious ships. The 1968 Tet Offensive resulted in an increase in fighting along the DMZ. Caught in between the two Marine units, the enemy suffered over 80 dead in nine days of fighting. The Battle of Dai Do ~Dedicated to the brave, young Marines of the 3rd Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, Golf Company~ In May of 1968, the North Vietnamese launched what has been called their "Tet II" or"Mini Tet" offensive, striking 119 provincial and district capitals, military installations, and major cities including Saigon. 2nd Battalion 5th Marines (2/5 or "Two Five") is an infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps consisting of approximately 800 Marines and Sailors. During the summer of 1972 the battalion participated in a massive disaster relief effort, Operation SAKLOLO conducted in the northern part of the Philippines. Most of these chronologies include four common sections of information: organizational data, narrative … The battalion commanding officer LtCol. They are based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California and fall under the command of the 5th Marine Regiment and the 1st Marine Division.The battalion has seen combat in World War I, World War II, the Korean … Shortly after being activated, the battalion deployed to Mexico as part of the punitive expedition lead by General John J. Pershing… The enemy was stopped in his attempt to overrun the American outpost. Marines with 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, maintain perimeter security in a Humvee during Operation County Fair I, in Ramadi, Iraq on April 8, 2004. |date=}}Marines killed an estimated 1500-2000 rebels from April 6 to April 10 in fighting that shattered the insurgent offensive. Late in 1969, 2/4 was withdrawn to Okinawa as part of the United States policy of gradually turning the war over to the South Vietnamese. The first major engagement for the battalion was Operation Starlite (the first regimental sized battle for American forces since the Korean War) in August 1965. The 23rd and 24th Marines, the latter reinforced with the 2nd Battalion, 25th Marines, and Company A, 2nd Armored Amphibian Battalion, opened the attack with a fierce barrage from supporting weapons. On the 14th Golf Company lose 5 men do to NVA artillery north of Com Lo. 2nd Battalion 4th Marines was once again committed to ground combat operations, this time in South Vietnam. 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Creede, Colorado Killed while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq, on February 20, 2007 William "Wild Bill" Weise received the Navy Cross and two company commanders were awarded the Medals of Honor for their bravery and leadership; Captain James E. Livingston (E Co.) and Captain Jay R. Vargas (G Co.). He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Click here for tribute and guest book The battalion took several KIA. 1913). 1st Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade Boiling Springs, South Carolina Killed when his amphibious assault vehicle was hit … To protect the base and also the 3rd Marine Division headquarters, 2/4 reinforced by B/1/3 was moved forward to seize the fortified village and area around Dai Do. Company G, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force Austin, Texas Died from a non-hostile vehicle accident in … Total losses for the Marines were 233 killed and 821 wounded. The four Company E infantrymen were manning an observation post in Ar Ramadi June 21. ... 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