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27th Marine Regiment
United States Marine Corps
Strength
Regiment
Type
HQ/Command Elements
Years
1944 - 1987
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Members Who Served in 27th Marine Regiment

Abbott, James, Sgt
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1979 - 1985
MOS
0131-Unit Diary Clerk
Primary Unit
I&I 2nd Bn, 14th Marines, 2nd Bn, 14th Marine Regiment (2/14)
Home State
Michigan
Home Town
Not Specified
Allen, Arthur M, Jr., Pvt
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Primary Unit
27th Marine Regiment
Home State
Illinois
Home Town
Pana
Anderson, Calvin L, PFC
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1943 - 1945
MOS
521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
Primary Unit
27th Marine Regiment
Home State
Virginia
Home Town
Norfolk
Anderson, Charles I, Jr., Cpl
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1943 - 1945
MOS
521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
Primary Unit
27th Marine Regiment
Home State
United States
Home Town
Not Specified
Anderson, Emiel, Sgt
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1940 - 1945
MOS
521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
Primary Unit
27th Marine Regiment
Home State
Missouri
Home Town
Castor
Anselmi, Eugene, LCpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1967 - 1969
MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
Primary Unit
27th Marine Regiment
Home State
Maryland
Home Town
Not Specified

27th Marine Regiment Description

Active 1944 - 46; 1966 - 69
Country United States
Branch United States Marine Corps
Type Infantry
Part of 5th Marine Division
Engagements World War II
* Battle of Iwo Jima
Vietnam War
 

The 27th Marine Regiment was activated on January 10, 1944 as a result of the massive increase in the Marine Corps during World War II. The regiment first saw action during the Battle of Iwo Jima. During the course of the battle they suffered 566 killed, 1,706 wounded and had 4 Marines receive the Medal of Honor. After the surrender of Japan the regiment was inactivated on January 10, 1946.

The 27th Marines was again reactivated during the Vietnam War on January 1, 1966, but was mainly used as a pool for new replacements before they went overseas. The 2nd and 3rd Battalions were stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. The 1st Battalion was at Marine Corps Air Station at Kane'ohe Bay in Hawaii. During the Tet Offensive in 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson authorized an increase in U.S. troop strength in South Vietnam and the 27th Marines was one of the units sent. The 27th Marines became the first Marine regiment to fly into a combat zone. Their deployment overseas put a severe strain on manpower in the Marine Corps and they were returned to the United States before the close of 1968.

A homecoming parade was presented as a Memorial Ceremony downtown San Diego to the lives the regiment had given in Vietnam. The unit was then reassigned to MCB Camp Pendleton within the area of the base called Camp Margarita or the 33 Area.

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