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1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment

 

1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment

6th Marine Regiment

Honors & Lineage

FIRST BATTALION SIXTH MARINES LINEAGE

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

DEPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER 1917 TO FRANCE ASSIGNED TO THE FOURTH BRIGADE OF MARINES, SECOND DIVISION (ARMY), AMERICAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES


WORLD WAR I

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

PARTICIPATED IN MANEUVERS AT GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, FROM JUNE TO JULY 1922 AND ASSIGNED TO MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCES

DEPLOYED DURING JANUARY 1925 TO GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA

RETURNED 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 THE 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 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 THE SECOND MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

DEPLOYED DURING OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER 1942 TO WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND


WORLD WAR II

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 AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA AND ASSIGNED TO SECOND MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

DEPLOYED VARIOUS TIMES AS BATTALION LANDING TEAM 1/6 IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND CARIBBEAN BETWEEN JANUARY 1950 AND THE LATE 1990’S

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

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

ELEMENTS DEPLOYED TO PANAMA BETWEEN JANUARY AND JULY 1989

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

1999-2010

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION ANVIL IN KOSOVO DURING JANUARY TO APRIL 1999

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM

ELEMENTS IN IRAQ FROM MARCH TO MAY 2003

FALLUJAH, IRAQ 2005

AR RAMADI, IRAQ AUGUST 2007 TO MAY 2007

OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

ORUZGAN PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN FROM MARCH TO SEPTEMBER 2004

GARMSIR, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN FROM MARCH TO OCTOBER 2008

MARJAH, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN FROM DECEMBER 2009 TO JULY 2010.

HONORS

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER

WORLD WAR I - 1943

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER WITH THREE BROWN STARS

PANAMA - 1989

SOUTHWEST ASIA - 1990-1991

KOSOVO - 1990

AFGHANISTAN - 2004

MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER - 1986-1987

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

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 THREE BRONZE STARS

SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS

KOSOVO CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS

AFGHANISTAN CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS

IRAQ CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH ONE 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