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Unit Details

Strength
Battalion
Type
Ground Unit
 
Existing/Disbanded
Deactivated
Year
1943 - Present

Description
2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment is a reserve infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps , currently headquartered in Garden City, New York, with its subordinate units located throughout the Mid-Atlantic States. The battalion falls under the command of the 25th Marine Regiment and the 4th Marine Division.

The battalion was first activated on 01 May, 1943 at the new Marine Corps Base of Camp Lejeune, New River, North Carolina. In August and September, 1943, they were relocated to Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California to complete their training. In January 1944, they were deployed to the Marshall Islands in the Central Pacific and participated in the first of their WWII combat actions on several islets of Kwajalein Atoll in support of the 4th Marine Division's primary mission of securing the largest connecting islets of Roi and Namur at the north end of Kwajalein Atoll.

There soon followed actions on Saipan (15 Jun-09 Jul, 1944) and Tinian (24 Jul-09 Aug, 1944) in the Northern Marianas Islands, for which the 4th Marine Division received the Navy Presidential Unit Citation. In February 1945, the battalion landed with other units of the 4th Marine Division on the island of Iwo Jima in the Bonin 'Volcano' Islands of Japan. The resulting battle was the bloodiest for the United States Marine Corps in WWII and resulted in a second Navy Presidential Unit Citation for the 4th Marine Division.

In October 1945, the 25th Marine Regiment and the entire 4th Marine Division were relocated to Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California and were subsequently de-activated on 31 October, 1945.

On 01 July, 1962, 2/25 was re-activated and assigned to the 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve. The battalion has since participated, in whole or in part in the First Gulf War (1990-1991) and the Global War on Terror (2001-Present) as well as making some deployments to African nations like Senegal and Mozambique. In addition, 2/25 has been deployed to such diverse locations as Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Lithuania, Romania and Norway to participate in training activities.

Reports To
25th Marine Regiment
 
Active Reporting Units
 
Inactive Reporting Unit
None
 
459 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Abasciano, Joseph, Sgt, (2002-2008)
  • Abrams, Scot, Cpl, (1991-1996)
  • Allen, Anthony, SgtMaj, (1978-2009)
  • Allen, Richard, Cpl, (1975-1981)
  • Alvarado, Luis, Cpl, (1985-1991)
  • Anderson, Christopher, Sgt, (2004-Present)
  • Anderson, Eric, Sgt, (1995-2003)
  • Anderson, Justin, Cpl, (2005-Present)
  • [Name Withheld], (1985-2008)
  • Armstrong, Ian, Cpl, (1997-2003)
  • Aukerman, Douglas, MSgt, (1976-2000)
  • Baldassano, Daniel, Sgt, (1999-2005)
  • Ballou, Christopher, Sgt, (1989-1999)
  • Bancroft, Josiah, Sgt, (2000-2008)
  • Barrett, Michael, SgtMajMC, (1981-2015)
  • Bartlett, Brad, GySgt, (1990-2012)
  • Bartoluci, James C., GySgt, (1989-2010)
  • Baskin, Edward, Sgt, (1997-2003)
  • Bassett, Michael, Sgt, (1989-1995)
  • Baughman, Johnny, Sgt, (1997-2008)
  • Beauchamp, Richard, SSgt, (1986-2006)
  • Beery, Fredrick, Sgt, (1983-1988)
  • Benn, Stephen, LCpl, (1991-1997)
  • Benson, Kenneth, MSgt, (1950-1970)
  • Bergeron, Francis, GySgt, (1988-2008)
  • Biondi, Augie, Cpl, (1980-1984)
  • Bitanga II, Eduardo, LtCol, (1996-Present)
  • Boyer, Dustin, Cpl, (2005-Present)
  • Braadt, Jason, Sgt, (2001-2007)
  • Brannan, Aideen, MSgt, (1990-2012)
  • Brennan, Vinnie, GySgt, (1995-Present)
  • Breslin, Michael, Sgt, (1997-2005)
  • Bresnick, Louis, Sgt, (1966-1987)
  • Brito, Joffre, Sgt, (1984-1992)
  • Bromage, Charles, Sgt, (1969-1975)
  • Brooks, Jason, Sgt, (1996-2002)
  • Brown, Denella, Sgt, (1987-1999)
  • Brown, Denella, Sgt, (1987-1999)
  • Buckley, Stephen, Sgt, (1964-1970)
  • Burke, Joseph, MGySgt, (1987-Present)
  • Cabrera, Joe, CWO2, (1990-Present)
  • Cahn, Edward, PFC, (1978-1981)
  • Campbell, Robert, SSgt, (1984-1994)
 

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Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft ... More
Descriptions
THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to Assault Troops of the Fifth Amphibious Corps, Reinforced United States Fl ... More
1945
Battle of Iwo Jima
The Battle of Iwo Jima (19 February – 26 March 1945), or Operation Detachment, was a major battle in which the United States Armed Forces fought for and captured the island of Iwo Jima from the ... More
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1945 - 1945
Navy Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft ... More
Descriptions
The President of the United States takes pleasure In presenting the PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION to the FOURTH MARINE DIVISION (REINFORCED) For service as set forth in the following CITATION: " ... More
1944
Battle of Kwajalein Atoll
The Battle of Kwajalein was fought as part of the Pacific campaign of World War II. It took place from 31 January-3 February 1944, on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Employing the hard-learne ... More
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1944 - 1944
Battle for Saipan

The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, fought on the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands from 15 June–9 July 1944. The Allied invasion fleet embarking ... More

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1944 - 1944
Battle of Tinian (1944)
The 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions landed on 24 July 1944, supported by naval bombardment and artillery firing across the strait from Saipan. A successful feint for the major settlement of Tinian Town d ... More
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1944 - 1944
 
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