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1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment

 

1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment

6th Marine Regiment

Honors & Lineage

LINEAGE OF FIRST BATTALION SIXTH MARINES

ACTIVATED ON 11 JULY 1917 AT QUANTICO, VIRGINIA, AS FIRST BATTALION SIXTH REGIMENT

DEPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER 1917 TO FRANCE AND ASSIGNED TO THE FOURTH BRIGADE, SECOND DIVISION (ARMY), AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE 


PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLLOWING WORLD WAR I CAMPAIGNS

AISNE AISNE-MARNE 
SAINT MIHIEL 
MEUSE-ARGONNE 
TOULON-TROYON 
CHATEAU-THIERRY 
MARABACHE 
LIMEY 


PARTICIPATED IN THE OCCUPATION OF THE RHINELAND FROM DECEMBER 1918 TO JULY 1919 

RELOCATED DURING JULY TO AUGUST 1919 TO QUANTICO, VIRGINIA

DEACTIVATED ON 20 AUGUST 1919

1922-1925

REACTIVATED ON 12 JUNE 1922 AT QUANTICO, VIRGINIA AND ASSIGNED TO MARINE CORPS EXPEDITIONARY FORCE

PARTICIPATED IN MANEUVERS AT GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, JUNE-JULY 1922 

DEPLOYED DURING JANUARY 1925 TO GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA

REDEPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER 1925 TO QUANTICO, VIRGINIA

DEACTIVATED ON 1 OCTOBER 1925

1927-1929

REACTIVATED 29 MARCH 1927 AT PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA

DEPLOYED FROM MARCH TO JUNE 1927 TO TIENTSIN, CHINA AND ASSIGNED TO THIRD BRIGADE

RELOCATED FROM JANUARY TO MARCH 1929 TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

DEACTIVATED ON 31 MARCH 1929

1934-1937

REACTIVATED 1 SEPTEMBER 1934 AT NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

RELOCATED DURING SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER 1934 TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

DEPLOYED DURING AUGUST TO SEPTEMBER 1937 TO SHANGHAI, CHINA AND ASSIGNED TO THE SECOND MARINE BRIGADE, FLEET MARINE FORCE

RETURNED DURING FEBRUARY TO APRIL 1938 TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

THE SECOND MARINE BRIGADE RE-DESIGNATED ON 1 FEBRUARY 1941 AS SECOND MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

DEPLOYED FROM MAY TO JULY 1941 TO REYKJAVIK, ICELAND, AND REASSIGNED TO FIRST PROVISIONAL MARINE BRIGADE

RELOCATED DURING MARCH 1942 TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, AND REASSIGNED TO 2D MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

DEPLOYED DURING OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER 1942 TO WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND



PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGNS 

GUADALCANAL 
SOUTH SOLOMONS 
TARAWA 
SAIPAN 
TINIAN 
OKINAWA 


REDEPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER 1945 TO NAGASAKI, JAPAN

PARTICIPATED IN THE OCCUPATION OF JAPAN FROM SEPTEMBER 1945 TO JUNE 1946

RELOCATED DURING JULY 1946 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA REASSIGNED IN SEPTEMBER 1946 TO THE FIRST MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

DEACTIVATED ON 1 OCTOBER 1947

1949-1998

REACTIVATED ON 17 OCTOBER 1949 AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA AND ASSIGNED TO SECOND MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE 

DEACTIVATED ON 4 AUGUST 1950

REACTIVATED ON 9 AUGUST 1950 AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA AND ASSIGNED TO THE SECOND MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

PARTICIPATED IN THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS DURING OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER 1962

PARTICIPATED IN THE INTERVENTION IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DURING APRIL TO JUNE 1965 

ELEMENTS DEPLOYED TO PANAMA BETWEEN JANUARY AND JULY 1989, IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION JUST CAUSE

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION DESERT SHIELD AND OPERATION DESERT STORM IN SOUTHWEST ASIA DURING SEPTEMBER 1990 TO MARCH 1991

1999-2014 

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION NOBLE ANVIL IN KOSOVO DURING JANUARY TO APRIL 1999

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ DURING MARCH TO MAY 2003

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, AFGHANISTAN DURING MARCH TO SEPTEMBER 2004, MARCH TO OCTOBER 2008, DECEMBER 2009 TO JULY 2010, AND JULY 2011 TO JUNE 2012

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, DURING MARCH TO SEPTEMBER 2005 AND AUGUST 2006 TO MAY 2007

HONORS

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR
 

WORLD WAR II, TARAWA - 1943
AFGHANISTAN - 2009 - 2010

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH ONE SILVER STAR 

PANAMA - 1989
SOUTHWEST ASIA - 1990-1991
KOSOVO - 1990
AFGHANISTAN - 2004, 2010
IRAQ - 2006 - 2007


MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION WITH ONE BRONZE STAR

1986-1987
AFGHANISTAN - 2008

 

WORLD WAR ONE VICTORY STREAMER WITH ONE SILVER STAR 

ARMY OF OCCUPATION OF GERMANY STREAMER

YANGTZE SERVICE STREAMER

MARINE CORPS EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS

CHINA SERVICE STREAMER

AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR

EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MID EASTERN CAMPAIGN STREAMER

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

WORLD WAR TWO VICTORY STREAMER

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

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH THREE BRONZE STARS

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR 

SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS

KOSOVO CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR

AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH THREE BRONZE STARS

IRAQ CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH THREE BRONZE STAR

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER

GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE STREAMER

FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE STREAMER WITH TWO PALMS AND ONE GILT STAR


6th Marine Regiment