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5th Marine Regiment

 

5th Marine Regiment

"The Fighting Fifth"

1st Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

1917-1919

ACTIVATED 8 JUNE 1917 AT PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, AS 5TH REGIMENT OF MARINES

DEPLOYED DURING JUNE-JULY 1917 TO ST. NAZAIRE, FRANCE, AND ASSIGNED TO 1ST DIVISION (ARMY)

REASSIGNED DURING OCTOBER 1917 TO 4TH BRIGADE OF MARINES, 2D DIVISION (ARMY)

PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING WORLD WAR I OFFENSIVE CAMPAIGNS

AISNE

AISNE-MARNE

ST. MIHIEL

MEUSE-ARGONNE

 

PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING WORLD WAR I DEFENSIVE CAMPAIGNS

TOULON-TROYON

CHATEAU-THIERRY

MARBACHE

LIMEY

 

PARTICIPATED IN THE OCCUPATION OF THE GERMAN RHINELAND, DECEMBER 1918-JULY 1919

RELOCATED DURING AUGUST 1919 TO QUANTICO, VIRGINIA

DEACTIVATED 13 AUGUST 1919

 

1920-1933

REACTIVATED 8 JULY 1920 AT QUANTICO, VIRGINIA, AS 5TH MARINES

ELEMENTS OF THE REGIMENT PARTICIPATED IN MAIL GUARD DUTY IN THE EASTERN UNITED STATES,

NOVEMBER 1921-MAY 1922 AND OCTOBER 1926-FEBRUARY 1927

 

DEPLOYED DURING JANUARY-MARCH 1927 TO CORINTO, NICARAGUA, AND ASSIGNED TO 2D BRIGADE

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS AGAINST REBEL FORCES, JANUARY 1927-APRIL 1930

DEACTIVATED 11 APRIL 1930

 

1934-1941

REACTIVATED 1 SEPTEMBER 1934 AT QUANTICO, VIRGINIA, AS 5TH MARINES AND ASSIGNED TO

FLEET MARINE FORCE

REASSIGNED DURING SEPTEMBER 1935 TO 1ST MARINE BRIGADE

DEPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER 1940 TO GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA

REASSIGNED DURING FEBRUARY 1941 TO 1ST MARINE DIVISION

RELOCATED DURING APRIL 1941 TO QUANTICO, VIRGINIA

RELOCATED DURING SEPTEMBER 1941 TO NEW RIVER, NORTH CAROLINA

1942-1949

DEPLOYED DURING JUNE 1942 TO WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGNS

GUADALCANAL

EASTERN NEW GUINEA

NEW BRITAIN

PELELIU

OKINAWA

 

REDEPLOYED DURING SEPTEMBER 1945 TO TIENTSIN, CHINA

PARTICIPATED IN THE OCCUPATION OF NORTH CHINA, SEPTEMBER 1945-MAY 1947

REDEPLOYED DURING MAY 1947 TO GUAM

REASSIGNED DURING JUNE 1947 TO 1ST PROVISIONAL MARINE BRIGADE

RELOCATED DURING OCTOBER 1949 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA, AND REASSIGNED TO

1ST MARINE DIVISION

 

1950-1965

DEPLOYED DURING AUGUST 1950 TO PUSAN, KOREA

PARTICIPATED IN THE KOREAN WAR, AUGUST 1950-JULY 1953, OPERATING FROM

PUSAN PERIMETER

INCHON-SEOUL

CHOSIN RESERVOIR

EAST CENTRAL FRONT

WESTERN FRONT

 

PARTICIPATED IN THE DEFENSE OF THE KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE, JULY 1953-FEBRUARY 1955

RELOCATED DURING MARCH 1955 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA

 

1966-2002

DEPLOYED FROM MARCH-MAY 1966 TO THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

PARTICIPATED IN THE WAR IN VIETNAM FROM MARCH 1966-MARCH 1971, OPERATING FROM

RUNG SAT                        HUE

CHU LAI                             QUE SON

PHU LOC                           AN HOA

PHU BAI                             AM KY

DA NANG

 

RELOCATED DURING MARCH-APRIL 1971 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION NEW ARRIVAL, THE RELOCATION OF REFUGEES FROM INDOCHINA,

CALIFORNIA, JULY-DECEMBER 1975

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN FIRE-FIGHTING EFFORTS, WESTERN UNITED STATES, SEPTEMBER 1988,

JULY-SEPTEMBER 1994 AND SEPTEMBER 1996

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, SOUTHWEST ASIA,

AUGUST 1990-APRIL 1991

 

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION SEA ANGEL, BANGLADESH, MAY-JUNE 1991

ELEMENT PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION CONTINUE HOPE, SOMALIA, MARCH 1994

ELEMENT PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION DISTANT RUNNER, RWANDA, APRIL 1994

 

2003-2013

DEPLOYED DURING JANUARY 2003 TO KUWAIT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, MARCH-MAY 2003, FEBRUARY 2006-JANUARY 2007

AND JANUARY 2008-JANUARY 2009

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, MARCH-JULY 2004

AND FEBRUARY-SEPTEMBER 2005

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION TOMODACHI, JAPAN, IN RESPONSE TO EARTHQUAKE AND

TSUNAMI DISASTER, MARCH 2011

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, AFGHANISTAN, AUGUST 2011-AUGUST 2012