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3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment
United States Marine Corps
Strength
Battalion
Type
HQ/Command Elements
Years
1944 - 1969

Members Who Served in 3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment

Allen, Darrel, TSgt
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MOS
3611-Steward Cook
Primary Unit
MIA - WWII
Home State
Indiana
Home Town
Fremont
Allen, Darrell, TSgt
Status
USMC Active
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MOS
3372-Cook
Primary Unit
3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment
Home State
Indiana
Home Town
Sylvania
Atkinson, Jerry Doyle, Cpl
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1965 - 1968
MOS
3531-Motor Vehicle Operator
Primary Unit
K Co, 3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27)
Home State
California
Home Town
Lawndale
Barngrover, James Burden, Cpl
Status
USMC Active
Service Years
1943 - 1945
MOS
745-Rifleman
Primary Unit
3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment
Home State
Oklahoma
Home Town
McPherson, OK
Barrera, Robert, Cpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1966 - 1969
MOS
2542-Communication Center Operator
Primary Unit
3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment
Home State
Texas
Home Town
Not Specified
Barrera, Roberto, Cpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1966 - 1969
MOS
2500-Basic Operational Communicator
Primary Unit
3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment
Home State
Texas
Home Town
Not Specified

3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment Description

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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3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment History

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3rd Bn, 27th Marine Regiment (3/27), 27th Marine Regiment Reunion information

Reunion Name: 3rd Battalion 27th Marines
Date: Aug 30 - Sep 02, 2015
Location: Milwaukee, California
Place: Airport Best Western Hotel
Contact: David Johnson
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Email: dwjohnson1948@yahoo.com
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