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2nd Battalion, 1st Marines

1st Marine Division

Presidential Unit Citation Streamer With One Silver and Four Bronze Stars

* Guadalcanal, 7 August-9 December 1942
* Palau Islands, 15-29 September 1944
* Okinawa, 1 April-21 June 1945
* Korea, 15 September-11 October 1950
* Korea, 27 November-11 December 1950
* Korea, 21-26 April, 16 May-30 June And 11-26 September 1951
* Vietnam, 10 Decmeber 1965 - 28 March 1966
* Vietnam, 29 March 1966 - 15 September 1967
* Vietnam, 27 March 1968-14 April 1968 And 21 August-31 October 1968
* Iraq, 21 March-24 April 2003

Navy Unit Commendation Streamer

* Korea, 11 August 1952 - 5 May 1953 And 7-27 July 1953

Meritorious Unit Commendation Stream with Four Bronze Stars

* Vietnam, 14 April-1 June 1971
* Su 13th Meu, 19 June-18 December 1986
* Su 15th Meu, 18 December 1987 - 16 December 1988
* Su 13th Meu, 20 January-20 April 1999
* Su 11th Meu, 3 May-30 June 2001

Marine Corps Expeditionary Streamer

* Cuba, 21-23 October 1962

American Defense Service Streamer With One Bronze Star

* Cuba, 1 March - 7 December 1941

Asiatic - Pacific Campaign Streamer With One Silver and One Bronze Star

* Guadalcanal-Tulagi Landings, 7-9 August 1942
* Capture And Defense Of Guadalcanal, 10 August-22 December 1942
* Finschhafen Operation, 1 September-25 December 1943
* Cape Gloucest, New Britain, 26 December 1943 - 1 March 1944
* Capture And Occupation Of Southern Palau Islands, 15 September-2 October 1944
* Assault And Occupation Of Okinawa, 1 April-30 June 1945

World War II Victory Streamer

* 7 December 1941 - 31 December 1946

Navy Occupation Service Streamer With "Asia"

* Okinawa, 2-26 September 1945

China Service Streamer

* 30 September 1945 - 8 February 1949

National Defense Service Streamer With Three Bronze Stars

* 4 August 1950 - 27 July 1954
* 1 January 1961 - 15 August 1974
* 9 September 1994 - 30 November 1995
* 11 September 2001 - TBD

Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamer

* Cuba, 24 October-2 December 1962

Vietnam Service Streamer With Two Silver and Three Bronze Stars

* Vietnam Defense Campaign, 22 November-24 December 1965
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Campaign, 25 December 1965 - 30 June 1966
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase Ii, 1 July 1966 - 31 May 1967
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase Iii, 1 June 1967 - 29 January 1968
* Tet Counteroffensive, 30 January-1 April 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase Iv, 2 April-30 June 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase V, 1 July-1 November 1968
* Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase Vi, 2 November 1968 - 22 February 1969
* Tet 69/Counteroffensive, 23 February-8 June 1969
* Vietnam, Summer-Fall 1969, 9 June-31 October 1969
* Vietnam, Winter-Spring 1970, 1 November 1969 - 30 April 1970
* Sanctuary Counteroffensive, 1 May-30 June 1970
* Vietnam Counteroffensive Phase Viii, 1 July 1970 - 31 May 1971

Iraq Campaign Streamer

* September-November 2005

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Streamer

* March-May 2003

Global War On Terrorism Service Streamer

* 11 September 2001- TBD

Korean Presidential Unit Citation Streamer

* 15-27 September 1950
* 26 October 1950 - 27 July 1953

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry With Palm Streamer

* 22 November 1965 - 20 September 1969

Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Actions Streamer

* 21 September 1969 - 20 November 1970

1922 - 1924

Activated 1 August 1922 at Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as the 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment and assigned to the 2nd Brigade.

Participated in the occupation of the Dominican Republic, Deactivated 20 July 1924

1941 - 1947

Reactivated 1 March 1941 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines and assigned to the 1st Marine Division, fleet Marine Force

Deployed during April 1941 to Parris Island, SC

Deactivated 14 June 1941

Reactivated 11 February 1942 at New River, NC, and assigned to the 1st Marines Division, Fleet Marine Force

Deployed during July 1942 to Wellington, New Zealand

Participated in the following World War II campaigns
* Guadalcanal
* Finschhafen
* New Britain
* Peleliu
* Okinawa

Redeployed during September 1945 to Tiensin, China

Participated in the occupation of North China, September 1945-October 1947

1950 - 1964

Reactivated 4 August 1950 at Camp Lejuene, North Carolina, and assigned to the 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force

Deployed during August 1950 to Kobe, Japan

Participated in the Korean War, September 1950-July 1953, Operating from
* Inchon-Seoul
* Chosin Reservoir
* East Central
* Western Front

Participated in the defense of the Korean demilitarized zone July 1953 - April 1955

Relocated to Camp Pendleton, CA in April 1955

Participated in the Battalion transplacement system between the 1st Marine Division and the 3rd Marine Division during June 1959 - July 1960

Participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis, October-December 1962

1965 - 1974

Deployed during November 1965 to the Republic of Vietnam, and assigned to the 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force

Participated in the War in Vietnam, November 1965-May 1971, Operating from
* Hue/Phu Bai
* Da Nang
* Quang Tri
* Thua Thien
* Quang Nam

Detached during April 1971 from the 1st Marine Division, and reassigned to the 3rd Marine Amphibious Brigade, Fleet Marine Force

Relocated during June 1971 to Camp Pendleton, CA, and reassigned to the 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force

1975 - 1994

Participated during April - May 1975 in Operation New Arrival, the relocation of refugees from Indochina

Participated in numerous training exercises during the 1970's and 1980's

Participated in the Battalion rotation between the 3rd Marine Division on Okinawa and Divisions stationed in the United States during the 1980's

Deactivated 24 January 1989

Reactivated 9 September 1994 at Camp Pendleton, CA, and assigned to the 1st Marine Division

2003 - 2006

Participated from January to June 2003 in Operation Enduring Freedom I with the 15th MEU.

Participated from February to October 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom II wi 1st Marine Division.

Participated from October 2005 to December 2005 in Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-06 with 2nd Marine Division and the 13th MEU.