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Unit Details

Strength
Battalion
Type
Ground Unit
 
Existing/Disbanded
Disbanded
Year
1960 - 1994

Description
2d Light Antiaircraft Missile Battalion (2d LAAM Bn) was a United States Marine Corps air defense unit equipped with the medium range surface-to-air MIM-23 HAWK Missile System. 2nd LAAM was based at Chu Lai during the Vietnam War and was responsible for providing air defense for the Marine Corps in the northern part of the I Corps sector. After Vietnam, the battalion was based at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Arizona and fell under the command of Marine Air Control Group 38 (MACG-38) and the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (3rd MAW). 2d LAAM Battalion's last combat tour saw it providing air defense for the Marine Corps area of operations during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. 2d LAAM Battalion was deactivated on 1 September 1994 as part of the post-Cold War draw down of forces and because the Marine Corps had made the decision to divest itself of its medium-range air defense. The battalions personnel and equipment were transferred to 1st Light Antiaircraft Missile Battalion (1st LAAM).


Reports To
3rd MAW
 
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Inactive Reporting Units
 
400 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Abbott, Don, Sgt, (1986-1993)
  • Adams, Eugene, MGySgt, (1970-1994)
  • Adams, Mike, CWO5, (1983-Present)
  • Adams, Steven, Sgt, (1988-1994)
  • Adamski, Joe, CWO3, (1979-2000)
  • Addington, Mike, SSgt, (1984-1992)
  • Agent, Phil, Cpl, (1982-1988)
  • Alexander, Barry, MSgt, (1965-1989)
  • Alford, Wade, LCpl, (1989-1993)
  • Alicea, Edwin, Sgt, (1977-1989)
  • Allison, Albert, MGySgt, (1973-2005)
  • Almasy, Jeff, MSgt, (1977-1999)
  • Amrine, Mark, Sgt, (1988-1995)
  • Anderson, Kelly, Sgt, (1992-1996)
  • Anderson, Kelly, Sgt, (1992-1996)
  • Ansley, Mike, 1stSgt, (1979-2000)
  • Arndt, Joseph, Pvt, (1977-1981)
  • Arnold, John, MSgt, (1989-Present)
  • Ashley, Joseph, Cpl, (1975-1981)
  • Austin, Terry, MSgt, (1987-2007)
  • Baldwin, Richard, Cpl, (1959-1963)
  • Bartos, John, Sgt, (1980-1989)
  • Beavers, Michael, Sgt, (1973-1978)
  • Bejgrowicz, Jerome, Sgt, (1962-1966)
  • Beltran, Jorge, Cpl, (1985-1989)
  • Bertram, Michael, Sgt, (1980-1984)
  • Bietsch, Walter, Sgt, (1970-1974)
  • Biggs, Ed, HMCS, (1988-2014)
  • Bishop, Charles, Cpl, (1982-1988)
  • Blaydes, Mark, LtCol, (1978-2002)
  • Bles, Joe, Sgt, (1986-1997)
  • Boggio, Bob, LCpl, (1966-1970)
  • Bowman, Charles, Sgt, (1966-1970)
  • Bowman, Dwain, GySgt, (1978-1998)
  • Boyles, Bill, MGySgt, (1970-1991)
  • Brackett, Howard, PFC, (1989-1993)
  • Brady, Joseph, Cpl, (1981-1985)
  • Brake, Roy, Sgt, (1975-1981)
  • Braswell, Al, GySgt, (1982-2002)
  • Brenton, James, Cpl, (1980-1984)
  • Brosnaham, John, Pvt, (1967-1970)
  • Bryant, Cody, Sgt, (1984-1991)
 

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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
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14Aug90-16Apr91 SU I MEF
1991
Gulf War/Defense of Saudi Arabia
In 1990, fellow Arab Gulf states refused to endorse Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's plan to cut production and raise the price of oil, leaving him frustrated and paranoid. Iraq had incurred a mountain o ... More
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1990 - 1991
Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
The Liberation of Kuwait was the campaign to retake Kuwait from Iraq after the massive air campaign, between 24–28 February 1991. U.S. troops and the Coalition entered to find the Iraqis surrend ... More
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1991 - 1991
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
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11Mar87-12Jul90
1990
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
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1Jul88-31Dec89 SU MACG-38
1989
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
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4Jul84-30Jun85
1985
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
This campaign was from 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968.The conflict in South Vietnam remains basically unchanged. As Operation JUNCTION CITY ended, elements of the U.S. 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions, ... More
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1967 - 1968
Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
This campaign was from 30 January to 1 April 1968. On 29 January 1968 the Allies began the Tet-lunar new year expecting the usual 36-hour peaceful holiday truce. Because of the threat of a large-scale ... More
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1968 - 1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
This campaign was from 2 April to 30 June 1968. During this period friendly forces conducted a number of battalion-size attritional operations against the enemy.

Operations PEGASUS-Lam ... More
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1968 - 1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
This campaign was from 1 July to 1 November 1968. During this period a country-wide effort was begun to restore government control of territory lost to the enemy since the Tet offensive. The enemy att ... 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
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11Sep65-15Sep67 SU 1st MAW
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
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11Sep65-15Sep67
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
11Sep65-15Sep67
1967
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
This campaign was from 1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967. United States operations after 1 July 1966 were a continuation of the earlier counteroffensive campaign. Recognizing the interdependence of political ... More
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1966 - 1967
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Campaign (1965-66)
This campaign was from 25 December 1965 to 30 June 1966. United States operations after 1 July 1966 were a continuation of the earlier counteroffensive campaign. Recognizing the interdependence of pol ... More
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1965 - 1966
Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
This campaign was 8 March to 24 December 1965. During this campaign the U.S. objective was to hold off the enemy while gaining time needed to build base camps and logistical facilities. The U.S. also ... More
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1965 - 1965
 
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