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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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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 30, 1942

Title
PHILIPPINES Fallen

Content
LtCol Herman R Anderson 01/27/45 Philippines Philippines Casualties
PFC Robert L Anderson 10/24/44 Philippines All KIA's / POW's of Ja
PFC Roy A Anderson 10/24/44 Philippines December 1941-Septe
PFC Verden G Andrews 01/02/42 Philippines
PFC Leslie M Atkins, Jr 07/25/45 Philippines
PFC Melvin E Bender 12/17/43 Philippines
PFC Donald L Bernardy 08/09/42 Philippines
PFC William P Bertram 09/07/43 Philippines
PFC Huey A Biggers 10/24/44 Philippines
Sgt John C Bingham, Jr 10/24/44 Philippines
PFC Robert E Bourke 05/06/42 Philippines
Maj James V Bradley, Jr 12/15/44 Philippines
Sgt Claude L Brent 10/24/44 Philippines
Sgt Jason S Bronston 12/28/42 Philippines
1stSgt Edward R Brown 10/24/44 Philippines
PFC John R Calland 06/10/42 Philippines
1stSgt Earl O Carlson 01/28/43 Philippines
Pvt Edward W Carr 09/06/45 Philippines
MGySgt George B Case 05/30/42 Philippines
1stLt Leon E Chabot 09/07/44 Philippines
PFC David W Conlon 02/04/43 Philippines
Cpl Robert M Conner 07/25/42 Philippines
Sgt Kermit E Craig 10/24/44 Philippines
Pvt Kenneth E Crain 10/24/44 Philippines
PltSgt Houston L Davis 03/29/45 Philippines
FldCook Rex V Davis 10/24/44 Philippines
Sgt Richard J Davis 09/15/44 Philippines
PFC John J DeBlasio 01/27/45 Philippines
1stSgt Richard Duncan 10/24/44 Philippines
PFC James F Ferriss 05/17/45 Philippines
PFC William F Fryar 12/14/44 Philippines
Cpl Earl H Gaskin 08/09/45 Philippines
PFC Louis H Gay 05/08/42 Philippines
MTSgt Levis E Giffen 01/09/45 Philippines
FM1C Carl F Girardot, Jr 10/24/44 Philippines
Cpl James D Grahnert 12/14/44 Philippines
Sgt Olaf W Hagemo 02/02/45 Philippines
Sgt William L Hammock, Jr 12/14/44 Philippines
Cpl Charles W Hanson 12/15/44 Philippines
Cpl Harlan D Harter 10/24/44 Philippines
PFC Shelton Hartzog 10/24/44 Philippines
PFC Wayne D Hashagen 07/16/42 Philippines
PFC Stephen S Haynes 07/30/45 Philippines
PFC John E Heckle 12/08/42 Philippines
Maj John J Heil 01/19/45 Philippines
Sgt Raymond A Helmick 10/24/44 Philippines
Sgt Phillip H Helms 04/29/42 Philippines
Sgt Ollie H Hill 03/20/45 Philippines
Sgt Earl R Hobbs 10/24/44 Philippines
Sgt Harry M Howard 07/20/43 Philippines
Cpl Uri L Huckabay 10/24/44 Philippines
Capt Clyde R Huddelson 01/16/45 Philippines
PFC William C Ivarsen 03/31/45 Philippines
PFC Howard E James 10/24/44 Philippines
Cpl Earl E Joyner 12/14/44 Philippines
Cpl Jarvis M Kapplinger 10/24/44 Philippines
Cpl Robert J Keller 03/08/43 Philippines
TSgt Leon Konesky 06/10/42 Philippines
PFC Emmett E Kumm 08/12/45 Philippines
Cpl Lyman L Lane 11/22/42 Philippines
Cpl Presnell Lee 05/29/42 Philippines
PFC Otto J Leitner 06/12/42 Philippines
PFC Carl E Logan 01/09/45 Philippines
Pvt Douglas R Looney 06/26/42 Philippines
Pvt Allen R Lucas 08/06/43 Philippines
PFC Wilson Lydic 06/03/42 Philippines
1stSgt Sherman P MacDonald 10/30/42 Philippines
1stLt Ralph C Mann, Jr 06/11/43 Philippines
PFC Trancito G Marquez 10/24/44 Philippines
GySgt William E Marshall 10/24/44 Philippines
PFC Harold T Matz 04/23/42 Philippines
Cpl James P Maxwell, Jr 09/07/44 Philippines
PFC Thomas L McGee 07/26/44 Philippines
Capt Benjamin L McMakin 12/31/44 Philippines
PFC Lawrence W Merrell 01/21/43 Philippines
PFC Edward E Middleton 11/11/42 Philippines
PFC Walter F Mikucki 03/11/43 Philippines
PFC Carl J Miller 12/07/42 Philippines
Sgt Robert A Miller 01/02/43 Philippines
1stSgt Wayne K Miller 01/09/45 Philippines
1stLt Albert W Moffett 01/21/45 Philippines
PFC Gerald L Moore 04/22/42 Philippines
PFC Veri W Murphy 12/29/41 Philippines
PFC Sylvester E Murray 10/24/44 Philippines
PFC Charles W Nelson 12/26/42 Philippines
SSgt Robert M Null 11/23/44 Philippines
Capt Hugh R Nutter 01/09/45 Philippines
MGySgt James N Olmstead 12/31/44 Philippines
1stSgt Joseph Pearlstein 10/19/43 Philippines
1stLt Michael E Peshek 01/21/45 Philippines
Pvt Grover W Pool 05/08/42 Philippines
PFC William R Porche 10/24/44 Philippines
Sgt Lee A Preston 12/24/42 Philippines
Cpl Granville J Rice 10/24/44 Philippines
Cpl Douglas S Robertson 07/29/43 Philippines
PFC Francis E Robison 10/24/44 Philippines
Fld Cook Edwin J Rotter 01/14/45 Philippines
PFC Albert Ruzicka 10/24/44 Philippines
PFC Donald F Scott 08/26/42 Philippines
PFC Harold V Selby 10/24/44 Philippines
Cpl John F Sirota 10/24/44 Philippines
PltSgt John C Sloan 02/19/43 Philippines
FM1C Hobert L Smith, Jr 10/24/44 Philippines
MSgt Leon R Stewart 11/04/44 Philippines
Cpl Thomas L Stewart 07/29/45 Philippines
PFC John B Stokes 10/24/44 Philippines
PFC Donald E Stone 03/28/42 Philippines
SSgt Mickee Sugars 07/27/43 Philippines
Sgt Durwood R Sulier 12/26/42 Philippines
1stLt Hugh A Tistadt, Jr 03/31/45 Philippines
Cpl Thomas D Toohig 10/24/44 Philippines
Cpl Peter J Trupiano 10/24/44 Philippines
PltSgt Frank Ussery 05/20/43 Philippines
PFC Jerome A Van Hoenacker 10/24/44 Philippines
Capt Lloyd E Wagner 01/09/45 Philippines
PFC John O Warren 12/14/44 Philippines
Cpl Lawrence E Webber 12/31/44 Philippines
PFC Seldon T White 07/07/43 Philippines
PFC Wilbur W White 10/24/44 Philippines
Cpl George J Worrick 01/07/43 Philippines
Cpl Albert J Yamolovich 10/24/44 Philippines
   

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