2nd Battalion, 6th Marines (2/6) is an infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps based out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Also known as "The Ready Battalion" or "2/6 Spartans", it consists of approximately 800 Marines and Sailors and falls under the command of the 6th Marine Regiment and the 2nd Marine Division.
The mission of the battalion is to locate, close with and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver or repel the enemy's assault with fire and close combat.
Best Friends Robert Fredricks (LA); William Whitlock (Philly; Jimmy Mack (ChiTown); Crash (NC); Cornell Gaten (Houston); James Levy (Houston-Deceased);
Best Moment Seeing Earl 'the Pearl" Monroe play basketball in 1967 at Winston-Salem State Univ in North Carolina. He later signed with the NBA Bullets and then to the Knicks playing with Walt (Clyde) Frazier.
Worst Moment The assassination of Martin Luther King on 4/4/1968. The state of affairs on Vieques, Puerto Rico!