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1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)
United States Marine Corps
Strength
Battalion
Type
Ground Unit
Years
1942 - 1949
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Members Who Served in 1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)

Aleksich, Steven, Cpl
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1942 - 1945
MOS
521-Other duty (PFC/Private)
Primary Unit
Marine Barracks Parris Island, SC
Home State
Illinois
Home Town
Not Specified
Anderson, Earl Richard, PFC
Status
USMC Active
Service Years
1943 - 1945
MOS
736-Tank Crewman
Primary Unit
B Company, 6th Tank Bn
Home State
Nebraska
Home Town
Not Specified
Anilak, John S, PFC
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1942 - 1944
MOS
745-Rifleman
Primary Unit
1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)
Home State
Illinois
Home Town
Ashley
Apple, Samuel Price, Jr., MSgt
Status
USMC Retired
Service Years
1939 - 1965
MOS
1836-Amphibious Tractor Leader
Primary Unit
A Co, 1st Amtrac Bn
Home State
Arkansas
Home Town
Not Specified
Appler, R, Cpl
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1941 - 1945
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Primary Unit
1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22)
Home State
Not Specified
Home Town
Not Specified
Babcock, Leonard William, PFC
Status
Not Specified
Service Years
1942 - 1944
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Primary Unit
3rd Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (3/22)
Home State
Montana
Home Town
Butte

1st Bn, 22nd Marine Regiment (1/22) Description

On 1 June 1942 the 22d Marines was established at Camp Elliott, California. Initial deployment to the Pacific Theater of Operations began on 18 June 1942. The first group sailed from San Diego on the troop transport Heywood, and arrived at Apia, on the Island of Upolu, Western Samoa on 29 June 1942. On 19 July 1942 the balance of the 22d Marines boarded the SS Lurline and sailed from San Diego, arriving at Apia on 29 July 1942. The Regiment was overseas less than two months after it was established. After about 16 months of island defense and extensive training, the regiment was ready for combat. The Regiment started its movement to the Hawaiian Islands for replacements and additional training on 11 November 1943. The Regiment engaged the enemy for the first time in the battle of Eniwetok Atoll in the northwest area of the Marshall Islands. The initial assault commenced on 18 February 1944. Successful capture of the three main Islands: Engebi, Eniwetok and Parry occurred in a matter of six days. Mission accomplished, the Regiment embarked on 6 April 1944 for Guadalcanal for Rest, Recuperation, Replacements and Training.

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