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Aug 02 - Aug 06, 2017: 2nd Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (2/4)  More Details
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Unit Details

Strength
Regiment
Type
Ground Unit
 
Year
1914 - Present
 

Description
2nd Battalion, 4th Marines (2/4) is an infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps. The battalion, nicknamed the Magnificent Bastards, is based out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California and are a part of the 5th Marine Regiment and 1st Marine Division.

2nd Battalion, 4th Marines was constituted in April 1914 during World War I when it was activated as one of the three battalions of the 4th Marine Regiment.

Active Years

  • April 1914 – 4 October 1927
  • 18 September 1932 – 6 May 1942
  • 1 February 1944 – February 1946
  • 2 September 1952 – present


Notable Persons
Chesty - 5 Navy Crosses - LtGen Lewis Burwell Puller
Most decorated U.S. Marine in History
 
Medal Honor - Vietnam - LtCol Howard V Lee
Major [then Captain] Howard Vincent Lee (MCSN: 0-69961), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 8 and 9 August 1966, while serving with Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action against enemy forces near Cam Lo, Republic of Vietnam.
Medal Honor - Vietnam - MGen James Livingston
Captain James Everett Livingston (MCSN: 0-84449), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 2 May 1968, while serving as Commanding Officer, Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in action against enemy forces at Dai Do, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Viet Nam.
Medal Honor - Vietnam - Col Jay Vargas
Major Jay R. Vargas (MCSN: 0-83768), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as Commanding Officer, Company G, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action against enemy forces at Dai Do, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam, from 30 April to 2 May 1968. 
Medal Honor - Vietnam - LCpl Jedh Colby Barker
Lance Corporal Jedh Colby Barker (MCSN: 2207369), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 21 September 1967, while serving as a machine gunner with Company F, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action near Con Thien, Republic of Vietnam.
Medal Honor - Vietnam - LCpl Joe Calvin Paul
 Lance Corporal Joe Calvin Paul (MCSN: 2033358), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 18 August 1965, while serving with Company H, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action against an armed enemy near Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam.
Medal Honor - Vietnam - Sgt Paul Hellstrom Foster
Sergeant Paul Hellstrom Foster (MCSN: 1903536), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty on 14 October 1967, while serving as an artillery liaison operations chief with the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), Fleet Marine Force, in action near Con Thien, Quang Tri Province, Republic of Vietnam. 
 
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Unit Web Links
2/4 Association
1435 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Abel, Paul, LCpl, (1968-1969)
  • Abreu, Jose A, Sgt, (1965-1971)
  • Ackley, Robert, Cpl, (1974-1977)
  • Acosta, Felix, 1stSgt, (1987-Present)
  • Adams, Douglas, LCpl, (1976-1981)
  • Adams, Joseph, Cpl, (1996-2001)
  • Adams, Michael, LCpl, (1991-1995)
  • Addison, Rickford, LCpl, (1972-1974)
  • Aguilar, Andrew, 1stSgt, (1962-1970)
  • Aguilar, Andrew, Sgt, (1962-1970)
  • Aguilera, Daniel, Cpl, (2005-2010)
  • Agurs, Tony, GySgt, (1975-1996)
  • Ahrens, Robert, Sgt, (1978-1984)
  • Alcantara, Carlon, Cpl, (1990-1994)
  • Alcon, Mark, Cpl, (1982-1986)
  • Alexander, Terry, PFC, (1982-1985)
  • Allen, Jim, Sgt, (1967-1969)
  • Allen, Robert, Sgt, (1967-1969)
  • Alteri, Jason, Sgt, (1997-2001)
  • Alvarado, Gabriel, GySgt, (1978-2000)
  • Anderson, Albert, Sgt, (1966-1969)
  • Anderson, Carlos, Cpl, (1989-1993)
  • Anderson, James, Sgt, (1981-1990)
  • Anness, John, Maj, (1980-2002)
  • Antonara, Steve, Cpl, (1965-1968)
  • Araya, Jose, GySgt, (1975-1995)
  • Arend, Michael, Maj, (1990-1995)
  • Arnold, David, Sgt, (1980-1986)
  • Arriaga, Jose, MGySgt, (1990-2017)
  • Arriaga, Ramon fox 2/4 68-69, LCpl, (1968-1970)
  • Arteaga, Renato, Cpl, (1991-1995)
  • Aschbrenner, Steve, LCpl, (1987-1991)
  • Ashley, David, Cpl, (1986-1990)
  • Ashmore, Tom, Sgt, (1964-1968)
  • Ashmore, Tom, Sgt, (1964-1968)
  • Assad, James, SSgt, (1995-2013)
  • Atkins, Kerry, Sgt, (1963-1967)
  • Aubut, Michael, Capt, (1987-2000)
  • Ayer, Philip, SSgt, (1978-2007)
  • Babcock, Kevin, SSgt, (1978-1992)
  • Baello, Rogelito, Cpl, (1986-1989)
  • Baerga, Angel, GySgt, (1965-1981)
  • Bain, Jerry, Cpl, (1968-1970)
  • Balderas, Herran, Cpl, (1985-1993)
 
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  Unit History Detail
Date
Sep 19, 2017

Title
Iraq Fallen

Content
Sgt Clinton W Ahlquist Fox Co. 02/20/07
LCpl Nickalous N Aldrich
LCpl Eric A Ayon Echo Co. 04/09/04
LCpl Todd J Bolding Golf Co. 06/03/04
LCpl Cody S Calavan Echo Co. 05/29/04
LCpl Benjamin R Carman Echo Co. 04/06/04
LCpl Steven M Chavez Echo Co. 03/14/07
LCpl Marcus M Cherry Echo Co. 04/06/04
PFC Christoper R Cobb Echo Co. 04/06/04
LCpl Jonathan W Collins Fox Co. 08/08/04
Sgt Kenneth Conde, Jr Wpns Co. 07/01/04
LCpl Pedro Contreras Echo Co. 06/21/04
LCpl Kyle D Crowley Echo Co. 04/06/04
Andrew Dang 05/22/04
SgtMaj Joseph J Ellis H&S Co. 02/07/07 Bn SgtMaj
LCpl Benjamin R Gonzalez Echo Co. 05/29 04
Cpl Jeffrey G Green Fox Co. 05/03/04
PFC Deryk L Hallal Golf Co. 04/06/04
PFC Ryan M Jerabek Echo Co. 04/06/04
PFC Moises A Langhorst Golf Co. 04/06/04
LCpl Travis J Layfield Echo Co. 04/06/04
Cpl Bum R Lee Echo Co. 06/02/04
Cpl Dustin J Libby Echo Co. 12/06/06
LCpl Juan Lopez Echo Co. 06/21/04
PFC Christopher D Mabry Golf Co. 04/07/04
LCpl Andrew G Matus Echo Co. 01/21/07
LCpl Anthony C Melia Fox Co. 01/27/07
HM3 Fernando A Mendes-Aceves Echo Co. 04/06/04
PFC Geoffrey S Morris Wpns Co. 04/04/04
LCpl Deshon E Otey Echo Co. 06/21/04
Cpl Tommy L Parker, Jr H&S Co. 06/21/04
LCpl Caleb J Powers Fox Co. 08/17/04
Cpl Richard O Quill III 01/31/03
LCpl Rafael Reynosa-Suarez Echo Co. 05/29/04
LCpl Anthony P Roberts Echo Co. 04/06/04
Cpl Marc T Ryan Wpns Co. 11/15/04
LCpl Emilian D Sanchez Echo Co. 01/21/07
LCpl Jeremiah E Savage Wpns Co. 05/12/04
Cpl Dustin H Schrage Fox Co. 05/06/04
LCpl John T Sims, Jr. Echo Co. 04/10/04
SSgt Allan K Walker Echo Co. 04/06/04
LCpl William J Wiscowiche 1st CEB 03/30/04
2ndLt John T Wroblewski Echo Co. 04/06/04
   

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