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1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)
United States Marine Corps
Strength
Battalion
Type
Ground Unit
Years
1940 - Present
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Members Who Served in 1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)

Abelard, Jean, LCpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1989 - 1991
MOS
0331-Machine Gunner
Primary Unit
1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)
Home State
Massachusetts
Home Town
Not Specified
Abney, David, Cpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1982 - 1986
MOS
0341-Mortar Man
Primary Unit
3rd Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (3/8)
Home State
Texas
Home Town
Not Specified
Ackley, Jabbok, SSgt
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1995 - 2005
MOS
0351-Assaultman
Primary Unit
RS Raleigh, NC
Home State
North Carolina
Home Town
Not Specified
Acuff, JohnDavid, GySgt
Status
USMC Retired
Service Years
1998 - 2015
MOS
2862-Ground Data/Communications Maintenance Technician
Primary Unit
Communications Company, Headquarters Regiment
Home State
California
Home Town
Not Specified
Adams, Andrew, LCpl
Status
USMC Veteran
Service Years
1997 - 1999
MOS
0311-Rifleman
Primary Unit
1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)
Home State
Pennsylvania
Home Town
Not Specified
Adams, Geoffrey, GySgt
Status
USMC Retired
Service Years
1979 - 1999
MOS
6046-Aircraft Maintenance Administration Clerk
Primary Unit
MAG-31
Home State
United States
Home Town
Not Specified

1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8) Description

1st Battalion, 8th Marines (1/8) is an infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The battalion consists of approximately 1000 Marines and Sailors and is nicknamed "The Beirut Battalion." They fall under the command of the 8th Marine Regiment and the 2nd Marine Division.



The unit's history goes back to World War II where they fought in numerous campaigns in the Pacific including Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa. After that they were part of the intervention in the Dominican Republic in 1965, saw action during the Gulf War in 1991 and since 2001 have fought the Global War on Terrorism by serving numerous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.



The battalion is probably best known as the unit that was the victim of the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing in Lebanon. A total of 241 Marines, sailors and soldiers lost their lives that day and the majority of them were from 1/8.


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