From September to December 2001, 2/4 served as the Quick Reaction Force during Operation Noble Eagle for the western half of the United States in response to the 11 September attacks. On 2 September 1994 the battalion’s were moved to Camp Pendleton, California. In December 1998 2/4 participated as the Battalion Landing Team (BLT) for the 31 Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable (MEUSOC). Beginning in 1966, combat operations measurably increased with the battalion participating in Operation Double Eagle and Operation Hastings, a coordinated Marine/South Vietnamese Army (ARVN) search and destroy mission. The 2nd Raider Battalion became the regimental weapons company. His name was Chesty Puller. The 1st, 4th, and 3rd Raider Battalions became respectively the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions, 4th Marines. In May 1940 2/4 got a new Battalion XO. On Okinawa, the battalion was involved in the fighting for the Motobu Peninsula, the capture of Naha, and the assault on the Oruku Peninsula. For the Families. Additionally, the BLT conducted Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) and a patrolling package with the Australian Army. 2nd Battalion. With the help of 71 B-52 raids, off-shore Naval gun fire and the support of all the fire bases in Northern I Corp, the Marines held their ground. 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines was constituted in April 1914 during World War I when it was activated as one of the three battalions of the 4th Marine Regiment. The battalion was reactivated on 2 September 1952 for the Korean War; however, they did not see action because of the end of hostilities. Headquarters Battery 5th Bn 14th Marines. Current units. 3rd Marine Division. Leaving shortly after this mission for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit in Okinawa, 2/4 was called upon to give humanitarian aid to East Timor and served in country from October to November 2002. The illustrious history of 2/4 began in April 1914 during WWI when it was activated as 1 of 3 battalions of the 4th Marine Regiment Learn 2/4 History Missing Life Members & Contact Info Help us find various 2/4 Association Life Members. From 25 July to 1 September 1994, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines remained in a cadre status. The battalion transferred to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines and was given the task of protecting the Olongapo Naval Station. 25 September was the largest single day for NVA artillery. Secretary, 2/4 Association, 2868 New Berlin Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226-1722, Welcome to the official website of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines Association – the "Magnificent Bastards". 2/4 also provided security for refugee camps aboard the U.S. For the Marines. The battalion, nicknamed the Magnificent Bastards, is based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California and is a part of the 4th Marine Regiment and 1st Marine Division. 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines (2/4) is an infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps. Operation conducted by the United States Marine Corps in the area around Con Thien, South Vietnam known as Leatherneck Square from 20 April until 17 May 1967. Elements of the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, and the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines, were flown to an advanced staging of a joint US Task Force. During the late 1980s, 2/4 was reassigned to the 8th Marine Regiment to participate in the dedicated Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU), rotation to the Mediterranean. 2/4 started this operation with 952 Marines. 2/4 was involved in three major battles during this period. Biography. The Marines embarked on amphibious shipping on 21 August after having successfully completed a Non-combatant evacuation operation of 1,650 Americans and foreign nationals. Though under-equipped and outnumbered, the Fourth Marine Regiment fought valiantly; they were eventually forced to surrender on 6 May 1942 under orders from Major General Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright IV, U.S. Army. 1201044045 . The battalion commanding officer LtCol. Our Graphic T-shirts are crafted with the following details: Gray - Made of 90% cotton and 10% polyester Additional colors - Made of 100% cotton Choose design location: Full front, Full back with front left chest, or Front left chest only Additional $3 charge for full back with front left chest Choose Location and Yea 2d Battalion 4th Marines (760) 763-1561 Office (760) 277-3491 Cell (866) 676-0662 Hotline . During this operation, Captain Howard V. Lee (G Co.) became the battalion's second Medal of Honor recipient. Leaders. While there they participated in several operations and served as the Primary Air Alert Force for the Marine Corps three consecutive years in a row from 1981 to 1985. On 25 June 1966 Operation Jay began about 30 kilometers northwest of Hue, and lasted nine days. 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. In the early 1970s, 2/4 participated with other units from the 3rd Marine Division in providing Battalion Landing Teams as part of the Special Landing Force (SLF) off the coast of Vietnam. Learn about the history of your 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines. 2/4 was reactivated on 8 March 1946 in Tsingtao, China. 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines (2/4) is an infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps. The enemy lost nearly 1500 killed, while 2/4 suffered 81 dead and 397 wounded. The battalion supported the American sector of Shanghai after fighting nearby had broken out between Chinese and Japanese forces. 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. Another major operation in 65 was Operation Harvest Moon. He was actually killed by a suicide bomber at a checkpoint.. This high profile cap proudly displays our 3-D high definition embroidery on the front panel. The battalion arrived in Japan as part of the Fourth Marines on 24 August 1953 and was assigned the mission of defending southern Japan. 3rd Battalion. BLT 2/4 spent time in the Philippines for Balikatan 2008, while Fox Company conducted training exercises in Indonesia. 2/4 was again deactivated on 18 November 1947. The battalion was directed to safeguard mail transported by rail and truck west of the Mississippi river. Weapons Company and Golf Company made significant strides engaging locals in Now Zad to help spur Afghan police force growth and improve security. Contact. The BLT completed training exercises simultaneously with indigenous forces in both East Timor and Indonesia. 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.). Tragically, four scout snipers from 2/4 were killed on a roof top on 21 June 2004. Before the Gulf War, in August 1990, elements of 2/4 were deployed ashore to the US Embassy in Monrovia, Liberia as part of Operation Sharp Edge. Operation Prairie was one of the first operations that was fought in the hills west of Leatherneck Square. The unit continued to serve with distinction while engaging insurgent forces in Iraq. From then on until their departure in October, insurgent activity was still sporadic and nearly equal in ferocity as the initial battle of 6 and 7 April, therefore the deployment focused on counter-insurgency operations for the remainder of the tour. On 29–30 April they took part in Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon. More information as it is available. [email protected] . Six days after the operation had begun; the 1st Viet Cong Regiment was decisively defeated. The West African nation of Liberia was experiencing a civil war. They fall under the command of the 23rd Marine Regiment and the 4th Marine Division. Help us find various 2/4 Association Life Members. Phu Oc (9/21), Washout Bridge or "Bastard's Bridge" (10/14) and Hill 48 (10/25-27). Total losses for both sides were 359 Marines killed; NVA losses were put at 1801. Family Readiness . Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during this operation. The presence of American forces offshore proved to be sufficient enough pressure on the Mexican government to act to end the threat to Americans. 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