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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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2/4 Association
1434 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
Jan 21, 2017

Title
BATTALION COMMANDERS OF 2/4

Content
Well known battalion commanders of the ‚??Magnificent Bastards:‚??
Lieutenant Colonel Clifton B. Cates, 1 Feb 1938 ‚?? 17 May 1939
Captain Lewsi B. ‚??Chesty‚?? Puller 19 July 1940 ‚?? 26 Aug 1940
Lieutenant Colonel Paul X. Kelley 12 Feb1966 ‚?? 6 Jul 1966
Lieutenant Colonel Carl E. Mundy, Jr. 29 Aug 1973 ‚?? 21 Aug 1974
Note: Lieutenants Colonel Cates, Kelley and Mundy went on to be Commandants of the
Marine Corps
The entries appearing 21 April 1911 through 3 October 1927 are correct in listing these men as
battalion commanders although the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines did not exist in its‚?? present form
until September 1932.
Captain William W. Low 21 April 1911 ‚?? 11 June 1911
Major William N. McKeivy 21 April 1914 ‚?? 17 Feb 1916
Major Melville J. Shaw 20 Feb 1916 ‚?? 5 Dec 1916
Captain Robert B. Farquharson 7 Dec 1916 ‚?? 29 Jan 1917
Major William H. Pritchett 31 Jan 1917 ‚?? 7 Mar 1917
Captain Charles F. Williams 14 May 1917 ‚?? 1 July 1917
Major William H. Pritchett 17 July 1917 ‚?? 31 July 1917
Major Robert B. Miller 7 Aug 1917 ‚?? 18 Sept 1917
Captain Robert B. Farquharson 4 Oct 1917 ‚?? 2 Aug 1918
Major Gerald A. Johnson 1 Sept 1921 ‚?? 14 Dec 1921
Major Adolph B. Miller 15 Dec 1924 ‚?? 19 June 1925
Major Francis T. Evans 20 June 1925 ‚?? 22 Feb 1926
Captain John Waller 23 Mar 1926 ‚?? 1 Mar 1926
Captain Theodore A. Secore 2 Mar 1926 ‚?? 19 April 1926
Major Benjamin A. Moeller 20 April 1926 - 13 June 1926
Major Edward M. Reno 14 June 1926 ‚?? 5 July 1926
Major Benjamin A. Moeller 6 July 1926 ‚?? 8 Aug 1926
Captain Theodore A. Secore 12 Aug 1926 ‚?? 27 Oct 1926
Lieutenant Colonel Ellis B. Miller 19 Feb 1926 ‚?? 3 Mar 1927
Major Edward M. Reno 4 Mar 1927 ‚?? 31 Mar 1927
Major John L. Doxey 1 April 1927 ‚?? 3 Oct 1927
Major Lyle H. Miller, 8 Sept 1932 ‚?? 6 Mar 1934
Major Julian P. Wilcox 6 Mar 1934 ‚?? 28 Dec 1934
Lieutenant Colonel John B. Sebree 29 Dec 1934 ‚?? 30 Oct 1936
Major Raymond E. Knapp 31 Oct 1936 ‚?? 2 Nov 1936
Lieutenant Colonel Roswell Winans 3 Nov 1936 ‚?? 31 Jan 1938
Lieutenant Colonel Clifton B. Cates 1 Feb 1938 ‚?? 17 May 1939
Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. Montague 18 May 1939 ‚?? 25 June 1940
Major James S. Monahan 26 June 1940 ‚?? 18 July 1940
Captain Lewis B. Puller 19 July 1940 ‚?? 26 Aug 1940
Lieutenant Colonel Donald Curtis 27 July 1940 ‚?? 14 April 1941
Lieutenant Colonel Herman R. Anderson 14 April 1941 ‚?? 6 May 1942
Major John S. Messer 1 Feb 1944 ‚?? 20 Nov 1944
Lieutenant Colonel Reynolds H. Hayden 21 Nov 1944 ‚?? 26 May 1945
Major Edgar F. Carney Jr. 27 May 1945 ‚?? 30 Jan 1946
Lieutenant Colonel John G. Johnson 8 Mar 1946 ‚?? 12 April 1946
Major Jeff P. Overstreet 13 April 1946 ‚?? 21 April 1946
Lieutenant Colonel John E. Weber 22 April 1946 ‚?? 5 Aug 1946
Lieutenant Colonel Edwin C. Godbold 6 Aug 1946 ‚?? 15 Aug 1946
Lieutenant Colonel Theodore F. Beeman 16 Aug 1946 ‚?? 12 Oct 1946
Lieutenant Colonel Fredrick Belton 19 Oct 1946 ‚?? 10 July 1947
Lieutenant Colonel James C. Murray Jr. 11 July 1947 ‚?? 1 Sept 1947
Lieutenant Colonel Gordon E. Hendricks 2 Sept 1947 ‚?? 17 Nov 1947
Lieutenant Colonel George C. Ryffel 30 Oct 1952 ‚?? 11 July 1953
Lieutenant Colonel George M. Dawes 12 July 1953 ‚?? 23 Jan 1954
Lieutenant Colonel George P. Wolf Jr. 24 Jan 1954 ‚?? 10 July 1954
Major George W. McHenry 11 July 1954 ‚?? 12 July 1954
Lieutenant Colonel James T. Kisgen 13 July 1954 ‚?? 7 Jan 1955
Lieutenant Colonel Frank H. Vogel Jr. 8 Jan 1955 ‚?? 7 June 1955
Major Paul M. Moriarty 8 June 1955 ‚??26 July 1955
Major Arthur W. Zimmerman 27 July 1955 ‚?? 21 Mar 1956
Lieutenant Colonel Alex H. Sawyer 22 Mar 1956 ‚?? 16 July 1956
Lieutenant Colonel Quintin A. Bradley 17 July 1956 ‚?? 1 July 1957
Major Leo V. Gross 2 July 1957 ‚?? 13 July 1957
Lieutenant Colonel Foster C. LaHue 14 June 1957 ‚?? 15 Aug 1958
Lieutenant Colonel John S. Hudson 16 Aug 1958 ‚?? 15 June 1959
Lieutenant Colonel Theodore D. Hess 16 June 1959 ‚?? 24 July 1959
Lieutenant Colonel Roy H. Thompson 25 July 1959 ‚?? 31 May 1960
Major Don H. Blanchard 1 June 1960 ‚?? 25 July 1960
Lieutenant Colonel Richard L. Kuhn 26 July 1960 ‚?? 6 Feb 1962
Lieutenant Colonel Carrol D. Rowe 7 Feb 1962 ‚?? 11 June 1962
Lieutenant Colonel William N. Draper 12 June 1962 ‚?? 4 May 1963
Major Ralph M. Head 5 May 1963 ‚?? 10 Sept 1963
Lieutenant Colonel Donald T. Doxey 11 Sept 1963 ‚?? 3 June 1964
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph R. Fisher 4 June 1964 ‚?? 16 Oct 1965
Lieutenant Colonel Rodolfo L. Travino 17 Oct 1965 ‚?? 21 Feb 1966
Lieutenant Colonel Paul X. Kelley 22 Feb 1966 ‚?? 6 July 1966
Lieutenant Colonel Arnold E. Bench 7 July 1966 ‚?? 15 July 1967
Major Wells Field III 16 July 1967 ‚?? 18 July 1967
Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hammond Jr. 19 July 1967 ‚?? 27 Oct 1967
Lieutenant Colonel William Weise 28 Oct 1967 ‚?? 2 May 1968
Major Charles W. Knapp 3 May 1968 ‚?? 5 May 1968
Lieutenant Colonel Louis A. Rann 6 May 1968 ‚?? 30 Sept 1968
Major John E. O‚??Neill 1 Oct 1968 ‚?? 14 Oct 1968
Major William L. Kent 15 Oct 1968 ‚?? 11 Nov 1968
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph E. Hopkins 12 Nov 1968 ‚?? 6 May 1969
Lieutenant Colonel William C. Britt 7 May 1969 ‚?? 6 Sept 1969
Lieutenant Colonel Donald J. Garrett 7 Sept 1969 ‚?? 10 Mar 1970
Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Gott 11 Mar 1970 ‚?? 31 Aug 1970
Major John M. Keenan 1 Sept 1970 ‚?? 8 Sept 1970
Lieutenant Colonel William H. Nulty 9 Sept 1970 ‚?? 19 July 1971
Lieutenant Colonel John Phillips 20 July 1971 ‚?? 24 June 1972
Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Kirby 25 June 1972 ‚?? 24 May 1973
Lieutenant Colonel James C. Page 25 May 1973 ‚?? 28 Aug 1973
Lieutenant Colonel Carl E. Mundy Jr. 29 Aug 1973 ‚?? 21 Aug 1974
Lieutenant Colonel George P. Slade 22 Aug 1974 ‚?? 10 July 1975
Lieutenant Colonel Roger C. Hagerty 11 July 1975 ‚?? 1 July 1976
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas C. Dolson 2 July 1976 ‚?? 20 Mar 1977
Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Alexander 21 Mar 1977 ‚?? 7 Feb 1978
Lieutenant Colonel D.E. Stout 8 Feb 1978 ‚?? 15 July 1978
Lieutenant Colonel J.R. Curnutt 16 July 1978 ‚?? 31 July 1978
Lieutenant Colonel J.P. Brickley 1 Aug 1978 ‚?? 30 May 1979
Lieutenant Colonel J.H. Redgate 22 June 1979 ‚?? 30 May 1980
Lieutenant Colonel M.E. Smith 31 May 1980 ‚?? 9 May 1981
Lieutenant Colonel J.W. Murphy 10 May 1981 ‚?? 18 Dec 1983
Lieutenant Colonel K.D. Schreiber 19 Dec 1983 ‚?? 3 Feb 1984
Lieutenant Colonel J.D. Steel 4 Feb 1984 ‚?? 11 May 1984
Lieutenant Colonel R.L. Jaehne 12 May 1984 ‚?? 10 April 1986
Lieutenant Colonel R.L. Carter 11 April 1986 ‚?? 2 Oct 1987
Lieutenant Colonel S.L. Jensen 3 Oct 1987 ‚?? 24 Mar 1989
Lieutenant Colonel R.L. Pugh 25 Mar 1989 ‚?? 30 June 1990
Lieutenant Colonel K.A. Conry 1 July 1990 ‚?? 28 July 1992
Lieutenant Colonel T.C. Conway 29 July 1992 ‚?? 11 Mar 1994
Lieutenant Colonel J.R. Allen 12 Mar 1994 ‚?? 24 July 1994
Lieutenant Colonel J.W. Foley 2 Sept 1994 ‚?? 22 Dec 1994
Lieutenant Colonel J.L. Durant 23 Dec 1994 ‚?? 6 June 1997
Lieutenant Colonel P.A. Hand 7 June 1997 ‚?? 13 July 1999
Lieutenant Colonel R. F. Baczkowski 14 July 1999 ‚?? 12 April 2001
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew H. Schlaepfer 13 April 2001 ‚?? 18 Jan 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew R. MacMannis 19 Jan 2003 - 30 May 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Paul J. Kennedy 31 May 2003 ‚?? 14 Jan 2005
Lieutenant Colonel James F. Glynn 15 Jan 2005 ‚?? 20 June 2007
Lieutenant Colonel Christian F. Wortman 21 June 2007 ‚?? 14 Nov 2008
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew G. Wilcox 15 Nov 2008 - Jul 2010
Lieutenant Colonel William H. Vivian Jul 2010 - 22 Jun 2012
Lieutenant Colonel Robert S. Weiler 23 Jun 2012 - 7 March 2014
Lieutenant Colonel Mike F. Wilonsky 8 March 2014 - 25 June 2015
Lieutenant Colonel Brian D. Greene 26 June 2015 - 20 Jan 2017
Lieutenant Colonel Warren C. Cook, Jr. 21 Jan 2017 -
   

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