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Unit Details

Strength
Battalion
Type
Ground Unit
 
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Year
1944 - 1970

Description
The 26th Marine Regiment (26th Marines) is an inactivated infantry regiment of the United States Marine Corps. The 26th Marines were activated in 1944 and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II and were activated again on March 1, 1966, and fought in the Battle of Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War.


Reports To
26th Marine Regiment
 
Active Reporting Units
 
Inactive Reporting Unit
None
 
363 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Acevedo, Angelo, PFC, (1955-1957)
  • Adkins, William, Pvt, (1967-1970)
  • Albee, Michael, Cpl, (1967-1970)
  • Angel, William, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Antonellis, Mark, Sgt, (1968-1971)
  • Applegate, Joseph, Cpl, (1965-1968)
  • Arnold, Jimmy, Cpl, (1968-1970)
  • Arnold, Jimmy, Cpl, (1968-1971)
  • Arnold, William, Cpl, (1968-1970)
  • Babb, Richard, Cpl, (1968-1971)
  • Baker, Albert, Cpl, (1967-1970)
  • Baker, George, PFC, (1969-1975)
  • Ballenger, Don, LCpl, (1966-1968)
  • Baranyai, Joseph, LCpl, (1967-1970)
  • BARD, MIKE, SSgt, (1968-1970)
  • Barker, Andy, LCpl, (1968-1969)
  • Bates, Bill, 1stLt, (1967-1970)
  • Battershell, Duane, LCpl, (1968-1970)
  • Begay, Vincent, Cpl, (1967-1969)
  • Bell, Dick, SgtMaj, (1966-1996)
  • Blacknell, Thomas, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Bleier, Ronald, Cpl, (1967-1973)
  • Blevins, Dannie, LCpl, (1967-1969)
  • Bombaggio, Joseph, LCpl, (1968-1970)
  • Bootier, Roger, LCpl, (1968-1974)
  • Boudreaux, Thomas, LCpl, (1968-1969)
  • Bowen, Charles, Cpl, (1965-1968)
  • Brennecka, Danny, LCpl, (1968-1970)
  • Broderson, Harry, Cpl, (1967-1971)
  • Broderson, Harry, Cpl, (1967-1971)
  • Brown, Bruce, SSgt, (1968-1985)
  • Brown, James, HMC, (1963-1990)
  • Brown, Jesse, Sgt, (1968-1972)
  • Brown, Joseph, Cpl, (1968-1972)
  • Brown, Robert, Cpl, (1967-1969)
  • Browning, Terry, Sgt, (1968-1972)
  • Bryant, Tom, Cpl, (1968-1969)
  • Buffalo, David, Sgt, (1964-1967)
 

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Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout ... More
Descriptions
1968-1969
1969
Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
Criteria
The unit citation of the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal was awarded certain units by the Vietnamese government for meritorious service during the period 1 March 1961 to 28 March 1974.
Descriptions
1968-1969
1969
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
20Jan-1Apr68 See Individual Unit Listings
1968
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
18-26May68 1-5Jun68 17Jun-13Sep68 SU 1st MarDiv (Only 1 Award)
1968
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself under combat or noncombat conditions by either valorous ... More
Descriptions
6Jun-16Jul68 SU 7th Mar
1968
Operation Scotland
Nov 1 – Mar 31 1968; 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines operations (including the Battle of Khe Sanh). The operation terminates ... More
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1967 - 1968
Battle of Khe Sanh
The Battle of Khe Sanh was conducted in northwestern Quảng Trị Province, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam), between 21 January and 9 July 1968 during the Vietnam War. The belligerent par ... More
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1968 - 1968
Operation Pegasus / Lam Son 207
Apr 1 – 15 1968, This was an overland relief expedition (Operation Pegasus) was launched by a combined Marine–Army/South Vietnamese task force that eventually broke through to the Marines ... More
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1968 - 1968
Operation Mameluke Thrust
May 18 – Oct 23; 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines, 1st and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines clear and search operations around the central Quả ... More
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1968 - 1968
Operation Allen Brook
May 4 – Aug 24; 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Battalions, 27th ... More
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1968 - 1968
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
2Aug-27Sep66 28Sep66-15Sep67 SU 3d MarDiv Special Landing Force (Only 2Aug-27Sep66) (Only 1 Award)
1967
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout ... More
Descriptions
1966â??67
1967
Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation
Criteria
The unit citation of the Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal was awarded certain units by the Vietnamese government for meritorious service during the period 1 March 1961 to 28 March 1974.
Descriptions
1966â??67
1967
Operation Ardmore
Jul 17 – Oct 31; 1st Battalion, 13th Marines and 1st and 3rd Battalions, 26th Marines search and destroy operation in the Quảng Trị Province.
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1967 - 1967
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
19-28Feb45 SU Assault Troops, 5th Phib Corps
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
Surrender of Japan, End of WWII
The surrender of the Empire of Japan was announced by Imperial Japan on August 15 and formally signed on September 2, 1945, bringing the hostilities of World War II to a close. By the end of July 1945 ... More
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1945 - 1945
 
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