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Unit Details

Strength
Regiment
Type
Ground Unit
 
Year
1914 - Present
 

Description
2nd Battalion, 4th Marines (2/4) is an infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps. The battalion, nicknamed the Magnificent Bastards, is based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California and are a part of the 5th Marine Regiment and 1st Marine Division.

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.

Active Years

  • April 1914 – 4 October 1927
  • 18 September 1932 – 6 May 1942
  • 1 February 1944 – February 1946
  • 2 September 1952 – present


Notable Persons
Chesty - 5 Navy Crosses - LtGen Lewis Burwell Puller
Most decorated U.S. Marine in History
 
Medal Honor - Vietnam - LtCol Howard V Lee
Major [then Captain] Howard Vincent Lee (MCSN: 0-69961), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 8 and 9 August 1966, while serving with Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action against enemy forces near Cam Lo, Republic of Vietnam.
Medal Honor - Vietnam - MGen James Livingston
Captain James Everett Livingston (MCSN: 0-84449), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 2 May 1968, while serving as Commanding Officer, Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in action against enemy forces at Dai Do, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Viet Nam.
Medal Honor - Vietnam - Col Jay Vargas
Major Jay R. Vargas (MCSN: 0-83768), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Commanding Officer, Company G, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action against enemy forces at Dai Do, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, from 30 April to 2 May 1968. 
Medal Honor - Vietnam - LCpl Jedh Colby Barker
Lance Corporal Jedh Colby Barker (MCSN: 2207369), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 21 September 1967, while serving as a machine gunner with Company F, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action near Con Thien, Republic of Vietnam.
Medal Honor - Vietnam - LCpl Joe Calvin Paul
 Lance Corporal Joe Calvin Paul (MCSN: 2033358), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 18 August 1965, while serving with Company H, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action against an armed enemy near Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam.
Medal Honor - Vietnam - Sgt Paul Hellstrom Foster
Sergeant Paul Hellstrom Foster (MCSN: 1903536), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 14 October 1967, while serving as an artillery liaison operations chief with the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action near Con Thien, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam. 
 
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Unit Web Links
2/4 Association
1444 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Bales, Terry, GySgt, (1970-1990)
  • Ballard, Frank, Cpl, (1990-1998)
  • Ballard, John R., Col, (1979-2007)
  • Balog, Brian, Cpl, (1988-1994)
  • Bankey, Mark, LCpl, (1986-1990)
  • Barbre Jr, Burt, Sgt, (1991-1997)
  • Barganier, Shawn, Cpl, (1991-1995)
  • Barker, Skyler, Sgt, (2005-2013)
  • Barrientos, Efrain, SSgt, (2005-Present)
  • BARRON, RAMON, SSgt, (2001-2010)
  • Barth Jr., John, PFC, (1969-1972)
  • Bass, Brian, Sgt, (2003-2011)
  • Bates, William S. (Bill), Maj, (1952-1972)
  • Batting, Peter, LCpl, (1975-1979)
  • Beavers, Rusty, Sgt, (1974-1981)
  • Begay, Gerald, Cpl, (1979-1984)
  • Beheler, Fred, HM1, (1966-1979)
  • Bell, Dick, SgtMaj, (1966-1996)
  • Bell, Eric, GySgt, (1981-2001)
  • Bendt, Michael, Cpl, (1979-1983)
  • Benfield, Mario, Sgt, (1979-1984)
  • Benkart, David, Cpl, (1980-1984)
  • Bennett, Billy, GySgt, (1994-2015)
  • Bennett, Randy, Cpl, (1969-1972)
  • Bennett, Rick, Cpl, (1980-1984)
  • Benton, Troy, Cpl, (1988-1992)
  • Berko, Robert, Pvt, (1973-1975)
  • Bernard, Michael, Cpl, (1995-1999)
  • Bernardoni, Joseph, GySgt, (1984-2004)
  • Betournay, Richard, Cpl, (1963-1967)
  • Bierweiler, Bruce, Cpl, (1958-1962)
  • Billings, Gary, LCpl, (1967-1969)
  • Billingslea, Marcus, Sgt, (1982-1987)
  • Binder, Randy, Cpl, (1987-1991)
  • Bingham, John, Capt, (1985-1992)
  • Bishop, Edward, MGySgt, (1991-Present)
  • Bishop, Fred, Sgt, (1968-1973)
  • Bissonette, Michael, Maj, (1988-2008)
  • Black, Clarence, SSgt, (1963-1976)
  • Black, Lenworth, Cpl, (1980-1986)
  • Blancarte, Joe, Sgt, (1965-1969)
  • Blanch, Charles, Cpl, (1973-1978)
 
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  Unit History Detail
Date
Aug 01, 1945

Title
OKINAWA Fallen

Content
Pvt Eugene C Ahouse 06/20/45 Okinawa Battle of Okinawa
Capt Leonard W Alford 06/17/45 Okinawa April - July 1945
PFC Clifford P Arnold 05/21/45 Okinawa
CPl Charles H Bartlebaugh 06/07/45 Okinawa
1stSgt Charles S Blanton 06/24/45 Okinawa
PFC William G Bock, Jr 05/20/45 Okinawa
PFC Clayton M Bradford 05/21/45 Okinawa
Sgt Jack HR Braswell 05/25/45 Okinawa
PFC James J Brennan 05/19/45 Okinawa
PFC William L Britigan 06/07/45 Okinawa
Sgt James F Brown, Jr 05/20/45 Okinawa
PFC James T Callahan 05/20/45 Okinawa
Pvt Glenn A Carlson 05/20/45 Okinawa
PFC George M Carr 05/21/45 Okinawa
PFC Henry C Carter 05/25/45 Okinawa
Pvt Robert W Cherry 05/25/45 Okinawa
Pvt Louis F Clark 05/25/45 Okinawa
Pvt Stanley F Clark 04/15/45 Okinawa
Pvt Daniel F Corella 06/09/45 Okinawa
HAP1C Kenneth R Davis 06/04/45 Okinawa
PFC Flore Dellagnena 05/21/45 Okinawa
Sgt Dick A Dickey 04/15/45 Okinawa
PFC Nathan M Dickey 06/15/45 Okinawa
FM1C Harry S Dillon 04/15/45 Okinawa
Pvt Charles A Dunn 06/09/45 Okinawa
PFC Buford G Dunsworth 04/15/45 Okinawa
PFC Wendell F Ela 05/21/45 Okinawa
PFC Salvatore J Esposito 06/20/45 Okinawa
PFC Gerard A Everett 05/19/45 Okinawa
PFC Gerald D Facciani 05/25/45 Okinawa
Cpl Woodrow A Feeler 04/14/45 Okinawa
Pvt Herbert T Feichert 05/21/45 Okinawa
Cpl Edward A Fennelly 05/20/45 Okinawa
Pvt Daniel Fields 05/21/45 Okinawa
Cpl Billy W Fitzwater 06/09/45 Okinawa
PFC Darrell H Flinn 05/25/45 Okinawa
Pvt Matthew G Fodi, Jr 05/20/45 Okinawa
Capt Roger C Foley 05/27/45 Okinawa
Pvt Harold E Fossett 04/04/45 Okinawa
Cpl Robert A Frailey 05/21/45 Okinawa
PFC William G Frost 05/25/45 Okinawa
2ndLt Milton H Fussell III 05/22/45 Okinawa
2ndLt Edward M Gaillard, Jr 05/26/45 Okinawa
PFC George W Galgano 06/11/45 Okinawa
Pvt Vassall L Gallman 05/27/45 Okinawa
Pvt Dwight M Glosson 05/21/45 Okinawa
PFC David J Green 04/15/45 Okinawa
1stLt Charles J Harris 06/06/45 Okinawa
Pvt Wallace L Harris 06/20/45 Okinawa
1stSgt Chester D Hash 05/24/45 Okinawa
Cpl Francis B Healy, Jr 04/04/45 Okinawa
PFC Clayton D Heath 04/26/45 Okinawa
Sgt Patrick J Hennessy 05/22/45 Okinawa
Cpl Kib A Jacobson 06/19/45 Okinawa
PFC Dominic Jacovelli 05/22/45 Okinawa
PFC Claude H Jernigan 05/23/45 Okinawa
PFC Don L Jones 05/20/45 Okinawa
PFC Edward C Jones 06/07/45 Okinawa
PFC Harold L Jones 05/20/45 Okinawa
PFC Robert H Jordan 06/20/45 Okinawa
Pvt Sam L Jordan 05/25/45 Okinawa
Cpl Evan R Kelchner 04/15/45 Okinawa
AdminClk John P Kerby 05/25/45 Okinawa
Cpl Frank C Ketterer 04/14/45 Okinawa
Pvt Robert W Kopacko 06/20/45 Okinawa
PHM2C Thomas G Kraemer 05/24/45 Okinawa
PM2C Richard Kumjian 04/14/45 Okinawa
Cpl William P Laughter 06/21/45 Okinawa
PFC Earl J Lewis 06/08/45 Okinawa
PFC Donal B Liebermann 06/19/45 Okinawa
PFC William F Lord, Jr 05/21/45 Okinawa
Pvt Richard L Lowrey 06/21/45 Okinawa
Sgt Alfred R Manning 06/06/45 Okinawa
PFC Max W Mansfield 05/20/45 Okinawa
PFC Howard E Manwaring 04/15/45 Okinawa
Pvt Joseph A Martone 05/22/45 Okinawa
Pvt Charles P Mayberry 04/14/45 Okinawa
Cpl John T McAuliffe Golf 04/03/45 Okinawa
PFC Richard P McCurry 05/24/45 Okinawa
Pvt Harmon A McKenzie 05/21/45 Okinawa
Cpl John J McLaughlin 05/20/45 Okinawa
Pvt Richard W Melton 06/08/45 Okinawa
Pvt Robert G Metz 06/24/45 Okinawa
PFC Raymond S Meza 04/15/45 Okinawa
Cpl Henry K Midkiff 06/11/45 Okinawa
PFC Thaddeus F Mikula 06/09/45 Okinawa
Pvt Harry A Mochamer 04/15/45 Okinawa
Pvt James J Molloy 05/19/45 Okinawa
PFC William A Mollus 05/24/45 Okinawa
Pvt Delbert J Monnier 06/11/45 Okinawa
Pvt Robert L Monroe 05/19/45 Okinawa
PHM2C Robert H Moyle 05/27/45 Okinawa
Pvt Theodor S Munsey 05/21/45 Okinawa
PFC Leo Myers 05/19/45 Okinawa
PFC Marvin L Narcho 05/22/45 Okinawa
Pvt Oscar M Neal 06/10/45 Okinawa
Cpl Peter Nebesh 06/20/45 Okinawa
Pvt James E Newsome 06/06/45 Okinawa
PFC John R Nolan 04/15/45 Okinawa
Capt Archie B Norford 04/15/45 Okinawa
Pvt George V Norris 06/20/45 Okinawa
PFC Marion W Nowaski 06/11/45 Okinawa
PFC Robert W Nyman 04/19/45 Okinawa
Cpl Ernest L O'Bryhim 06/04/45 Okinawa
Cpl Constantine K Okunavich 05/21/45 Okinawa
PFC Joe V Olivas 05/25/45 Okinawa
Pvt Nicholas A Ondo 04/15/45 Okinawa
Pvt Michael J Orzechowski 05/24/45 Okinawa
Pvt John T Ostapowitcz 06/08/45 Okinawa
Cpl Eugene Owen 04/15/45 Okinawa
PFC William R Parrish 06/21/45 Okinawa
Cpl Leon L Peavy 05/20/45 Okinawa
Pvt Johnnie L Phinney 05/19/45 Okinawa
Pvt Daniel J Plachta 05/24/45 Okinawa
PFC George A Prpich 05/19/45 Okinawa
1stLt James W Quinn 06/04/45 Okinawa
PFC Jessie L Reed 06/06/45 Okinawa
Pvt Jeremiah M Reilly 05/19/45 Okinawa
Cpl James Z Richards 05/21/45 Okinawa
PFC H C Ricks 04/15/45 Okinawa
Cpl Charles Rios 05/26/45 Okinawa
PFC Arthur G Robbins, Jr 04/15/45 Okinawa
Pvt Albert F Roberts 06/04/45 Okinawa
Pvt Edward F Rodack 05/28/45 Okinawa
Pvt Edward C Rohe 07/02/45 Okinawa
PFC Bernard W Rudkin 06/10/45 Okinawa
Cpl Edward J Ruiz H&S 05/21/45 Okinawa 05/21/45 or 06/05/45?
PFC Thomas P Rutherford 05/25/45 Okinawa
Pvt Benjamin Sabasino 04/19/45 Okinawa
PFC Donald L Sanders 05/20/45 Okinawa
Pvt Philip J Santini 05/19/45 Okinawa
Cpl Sidney J Scales 04/15/45 Okinawa
PFC Jack Schafale 05/19/45 Okinawa
Pvt Elden F Schenk 05/25/45 Okinawa
PFC Johnnie L Sealy 05/20/45 Okinawa
Pvt Wilbert J Seymour 04/15/45 Okinawa
PFC Marnold L Shaw 05/23/45 Okinawa
PFC Rauland W Sheriff 06/22/45 Okinawa
PFC Dale W Shultz 05/25/45 Okinawa
PFC Paul E Siekkinen 06/10/45 Okinawa
Cpl Leo Silakowski 04/15/45 Okinawa
Sgt William M Smith 05/20/45 Okinawa
Cpl Robert S Sorenson 05/19/45 Okinawa
Pvt Joseph D Specht 06/10/45 Okinawa
PFC George Spellman 06/24/45 Okinawa
Pvt Glen E Starks 05/23/45 Okinawa
PFC Jack D Stine 06/08/45 Okinawa
PFC John P Stockonas, Jr 05/25/45 Okinawa
PFC Lindsey G Stringfellow 06/20/45 Okinawa
PFC Albert F Sullivan, Jr 05/19/45 Okinawa
PFC Frank J Summers 04/04/45 Okinawa
PFC Joseph J Surette 06/26/45 Okinawa
Pvt James A Terry 06/04/45 Okinawa
PFC Vernon W Thomas 05/20/45 Okinawa
Cpl Allan F Thornton 05/04/45 Okinawa
Pvt Marvin C Twiford 06/08/45 Okinawa
PFC Charles S Upton 06/04/45 Okinawa
PFC Leonard J Van Camp 05/20/45 Okinawa
Cpl Lloyd J Vannatter 04/15/45 Okinawa
PFC Joseph Viola 06/04/45 Okinawa
Pvt Ronald E Whetstone 06/09/45 Okinawa
PFC James White 05/21/45 Okinawa
Pvt Charles E Whiteman 05/21/45 Okinawa
PFC William W Williamson 06/04/45 Okinawa
PFC Thomas J Wilson, Sr 06/09/45 Okinawa
PFC Homer C Windom 05/27/45 Okinawa
PFC Edward C Winkler 06/09/45 Okinawa
Pvt Doyle RT Winters 06/09/45 Okinawa
PFC John R Wood 05/21/45 Okinawa
Pvt Ivan L Wyant 06/20/45 Okinawa
Pvt Herbert C Wyatt 06/08/45 Okinawa
Pvt Merritt J Zimmerman 04/15/45 Okinawa
Pvt Ronald K Zundell 06/08/45 Okinawa
DOMINICAN
   

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