1st Marine Division


1st Marine Division

1st Marine Division

Camp Pendleton, CA


Activated 23 December 1913 At Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,As The 1st Advance Base Brigade

Deployed During January 1914 To Culebra, Puerto Rico

Relocated During February 1914 To New Orleans, Louisiana

Redesignated 1 April 1914 As The 1st Brigade

Deployed During April 1914 To Vera Cruz, Mexico

Participated In The Landings And Occupation Of Vera Cruz, Mexico,April-November 1914

Relocated During December 1914 To Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Deployed During August 1915 To Port Au Prince, Haiti

Participated In The Occupation Of Haiti,August 1915 - August 1934

Participated In The Occupation Of The Dominican Republic, June-December 1916

Deactivated 15 August 1934 At Port Au Prince, Haiti

Reactivated 1 September 1935 At Quantico,Virginia,As The 1st Brigade And Assigned Tothe Fleet Marine Force

Redesignated 16 September 1935 As The 1st Marine Brigade


Deployed During October 1940 To Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Redesignated 1 February 1941 As The 1st Marine Division

Relocated During May 1941 To Quantico,Virginia,And Parris Island, South Carolina

Deployed During April-July 1942 To Samoa And Wellington,New Zealand

Participated In The Followingworldwar Ii Campaigns


Eastern New Guinea

New Britain



Participated In The Occupation Of North China, September 1945 - June 1947

Relocated During June 1947 To Camp Pendleton, California


Deployed During July-September 1950 Tothe Republic Of Korea

Participated In The Koreanwar, September 1950 - July 1953, Operating From


Chosin Reservoir

East-Central Front

Western Front

Participated In The Defense Of The Korean Demilitarized Zone, July 1953 - March 1955

Relocated During February-April 1955 To Camp Pendleton, California

Elements Participated In The Cuban Missile Crisis, October-December 1962


Deployed During July 1965 - May 1966 Tothe Republic Of Vietnam

Participated In Thewar In Vietnam From July 1965 - April 1971, Operating From

Chu Lai

Da Nang

Dong Ha

Qui Nhon


Phu Bai

Quang Tri

Relocated During April 1971 To Camp Pendleton, California


Elements Participated In Operation New Arrival,The Relocation Of Refugees From

Indochina,April-May And June-December 1975

Participated In Operations Desert Shield And Desert Storm, Southwest Asia,

September 1990 - February 1991

Elements Participated In Operation Sea Angel, Bangladesh,May-June 1991

Elements Participated In Operation Restore Hope, Somalia, December 1992 - April 1993

Elements Participated In Fire-Fighting Efforts,Western United States, July-September 1994

Elements Participated In Support Of Hunterwarrior Advancedwarfighting

Laboratory Experiment, Camp Pendleton, California,

September 1996 - March 1997