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2nd Battalion

 

2nd Battalion

10th Marines

2nd Battalion Honors and Lineage
LINEAGE

1918 – 1947

ACTIVATED 15 JAN 1918; DISBANDED IN THE 1920S;

REACTIVATED 11 APRIL 1941 AT SAN DIEGO, CA, AS 4TH BN, 10TH MARINES, 2D MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

DEPLOYED DURING NOVEMBER 1942 TO JUDGEFORE, ICELAND

PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGNS
- TARAWA
- SAIPAN
- TINIAN
- OKINAWA

REDESIGNATED 20 JULY 1945 AS THE 2D BATTALION, 10TH MARINES

PARTICIPATED IN THE OCCUPATION OF JAPAN, SEPTEMBER 1945 – JUNE 1946

RELOCATED DURING JULY 1946 TO CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA

DEACTIVATED 18 NOVEMBER 1947

1948 – 2009

REACTIVATED 1 DECEMBER 1948 AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA, AND ASSIGNED TO THE 2D MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

ELEMENTS DEPLOYED AT VARIOUS TIMES TO THE MEDITERRANEAN AND CARIBBEAN FROM 1951 TO THE PRESENT

PARTICIPATED IN THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, OCTOBER – NOVEMBER 1962

PARTICIPATED IN THE INTERVENTION IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, APRIL – MAY 1965

PARTICIPATED IN NUMEROUS TRAINING EXERCISES THROUGHOUT THE 1970s AND INTO THE 1980s

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, DECEMBER 1990 – APRIL 1991

ELEMENT PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, MARCH-JUNE 2003

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, AUGUST 2004-APRIL 2005

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, FEBRUARY 2007-SEPTEMBER 2007

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, JANUARY 2009-OCTOBER 2009

HONORS

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER
- WORLD WAR II
- TARAWA – 1943

NAVAL UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER
- SOUTHWEST ASIA 1990-1991
- IRAQI FREEDOM 2005-2006

AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER

ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH FOUR BRONZE STARS

WORLD WAR II VICTORY STREAMER

NAVY OCCUPATION SERVICE STREAMER WITH “ASIA”

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH THREE BRONZE STARS

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR

SOUTH ASIA BATTLE STREAMER WITH THREE BRONZE STARS

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE STREAMER

IRAQI CAMPAIGN SERVICE STEAMER