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Battalion
Type
Ground Unit
 
Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Description
The 10th Marines is one of the oldest and proudest of the regiments of Marines.
 It's unbroken service spans 86 years. The line from the Marines Hymn, "We have fought in every clime and place where we could take a gun," could well serve as its motto: Mexico, Haiti, Santo Domingo, the Pacific islands and atolls- the regiment has been there. In times of peace and near war, it has served in Iceland, China, Japan, Lebanon, Norway and Germany, and with the Landing Force Sixth Fleet.

The 10th Marines were formed on April 25th 1914 as an Artillery Battalion under the 1st Marine Brigade. The 10th Marines took part in conflicts in Haiti and the Dominican Republic from August 1915 to May 1917. The Battalion was expanded throughout mid 1917 and finally, on 15 January 1917 the expanded Battalion was redesignated as the 10th Marine Regiment of Field Artillery.

Between the First and Second World War the 10th Regiment worked on many different things, including annual reenactments of Civil War battles, building their Barracks and various other construction around the base, and guarding the mail. Also during this time the Regiment was deployed to China, and also to Iceland just prior to American involvement in World War II. During the war the Regiment was involved in the assault on Guadalcanal and later took part in the bloody taking of Tarawa and later Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa.

After the end of World War II the 10th Marines found themselves at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, which would be their home until present day. They once again found themselves mobilized during the Korean war and again later during the Cuban Missile Crisis when they participated in the blockade of Cuba. As the Korean war started the 10th Marines were working with a skeleton crew, but five month's later they were back up to full wartime strength and ready to fight.

Since that time the Regiment has participated in exercises testing the methods of firing 155mm Howitzers from Landing Craft, as well as the twice annual Fire Exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Regiment has also continuously sent Firing Batteries and Battalions to train in Okinawa and to participate in CAX, a desert training operation held at Twenty Nine Palms California at the edge of the Mohave Desert.

The Regiment has time and again shown that it can set up, fire and move to a new position with astounding speed, and twice a year they display their skill in the direct fire competition at Fort Bragg.

Reports To
10th Marine Regiment
 
Active Reporting Units
 
Inactive Reporting Unit
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791 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Abel, Tim, 1stLt, (1973-1977)
  • Aiello, Keith, Cpl, (1989-1997)
  • Ainscoe, Al, Cpl, (1980-1984)
  • Ainsworth, Robert, Cpl, (1976-1979)
  • Albanese, John, Sgt, (1943-1951)
  • Allen, Nathan, SSgt, (1983-1995)
  • Allman, Scottie, SSgt, (1982-2002)
  • Anderson, Stanley, Cpl, (1977-1982)
  • Andrade, Valentin, Sgt, (1965-1974)
  • Araujo, Robert, LCpl, (1965-1971)
  • Archer, Steven, Sgt, (1991-1998)
  • Archuleta, Darrin, LCpl, (1990-1994)
  • Arjona, David, Maj, (1990-2014)
  • Armentrout, Robert, Sgt, (1986-1997)
  • Armstead, Richard, Cpl, (1966-1969)
  • Arnold, Danny, MSgt, (1985-2008)
  • Arnold, Ted, SgtMaj, (1950-1977)
  • Arrand, Michael, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Arrington, Mathieu, LCpl, (2005-2007)
  • Arsenault, Richard, GySgt, (1965-1985)
  • Arvisais, Charles, Capt, (2004-Present)
  • Babb, Foulton, Cpl, (1997-2007)
  • Babington, Shawn, GySgt, (1998-Present)
  • Baehr, Chad, Cpl, (1994-1998)
  • Bagley, Jonathan, Sgt, (2004-Present)
  • Baird, Laurence, SSgt, (1983-1992)
  • Barnard, Scott, Cpl, (1976-1979)
  • Barnes, Christopher, Cpl, (2005-2009)
  • Barnes, Daniel, 1stSgt, (1990-2007)
  • Barnes, Rockney, LCpl, (1993-1997)
  • Barnett, Steven, Cpl, (1995-1999)
  • BATES, STEVE, SgtMaj, (1971-1994)
  • Bauer, Robert, Sgt, (2004-Present)
  • Baughman, Jimmy, Cpl, (1972-1974)
  • Baxley, Lonnie, Maj, (1990-2014)
  • Bean, Steven, Sgt, (2002-2008)
  • Beard, BJ, MSgt, (1988-2009)
  • Belanger, James, MSgt, (1988-2008)
  • Bell, Chris, Sgt, (1987-1991)
  • Bender, Thomas, Sgt, (1982-1986)
  • Benoit, Bob, GySgt, (1982-2005)
  • Bentley, John, LCpl, (1986-1990)
 

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Unit History
  • History (Aug 21, 2016)
    World War II[edit] The 2nd Battalion 10th Marines was activated on April 11, 1941 as the 4th Batt...
 
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History
World War II[edit] The 2nd Battalion 10th Marines was activated on April 11, 1941 as the 4th Battalion 10th Marines. They were deployed with the 6th Marine Regiment to Iceland from Spring 1941 to S ... More
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2016
Navy Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
Descriptions
Operation Iraqi Freedom
2005
Iraq Campaign Medal
Criteria
The area of eligibility encompasses all land area of the country of Iraq and the contiguous water area out to 12 nautical miles, and all air spaces above the land area of Iraq and above the contiguous ... More
2003
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
Individuals authorized the award of this medal must have been deployed abroad for service in the Global War on Terrorism operations on or after September 11, 2001, and to a future date to be determine ... More
2003
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Criteria
Individuals authorized the award of this medal must have participated in or served in support of Global War on Terrorism operations on or after September 11, 2001 and to a future date to be determined ... More
2003
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service ... More
2001
Navy Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Navy Unit Commendation may be awarded by the Secretary of the Navy to any unit of the Navy or Marine Corps that distinguishes itself by outstanding heroism in action against an enemy (but not suff ... More
Descriptions
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
1991
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service ... More
1990
Southwest Asia Service Medal
Criteria
The Southwest Asia Service Medal is awarded for service in the Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, that portion of the Arabian Sea that lies north of 10 degrees North latitude and west ... More
1990
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Criteria
The Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces who, after July 1, 1958, participate in specified United States operations or those in direct support of the United Natio ... More
1963
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service ... More
1961
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service ... More
1950
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Descriptions
Battle of Okinawa
1945
World War II Victory Medal
Criteria
The World War II Victory Medal commemorates military service during the Second World War.
1945
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Descriptions
Battle of Saipan
1944
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Descriptions
Battle of Tinian
1944
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
Tarawa
1943
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Criteria
The Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal was awarded for for qualifying service within the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations between December 7, 1941, and March 2, 1946, under any of the following condi ... More
Descriptions
Battle of Tarawa
1943
American Defense Service Medal
Criteria
The American Defense Service Medal was awarded for service in the Armed Forces between September 8, 1939, and December 7, 1941. Army members had to serve 12 months to be eligible, but Navy and Marine ... More
1941
 
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