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Re: Annual Gettysburg Event
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2015, 08:36:36 am »
3rd Marine Battallion would like to reserver a spot as well.

Regimental History

3rd Battalion 3rd Marines, abbreviated as (3/3), is an infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps, based out of Kāne'ohe, Hawai'i. Known as either "Trinity" or "America's Battalion", the unit falls under the command of the 3rd Marine Regiment of the 3rd Marine Division.[1] The unit consists of approximately 800 U.S. Marines and United States Navy sailors.[nb 1] Like most battalions of the U.S. Marine Corps, 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines is made up of three rifle companies (India, Kilo, and Lima), a Headquarters and Services (H&S) company, and a weapons company. The battalion was originally formed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in 1942 and saw action on both Bougainville and Guam during World War II, where it was awarded the first of its Presidential Unit Citations for "gallantry, determination, and esprit de corps in accomplishing its mission under extremely difficult and hazardous conditions"; and the first of its Navy Unit Commendations for "outstanding service". Marines in the battalion were also awarded one Medal of Honor and seven Navy Crosses during the war. Following World War II, 3rd Battalion was disbanded until 1951, when it was reformed in California. The battalion was alerted for possible deployment during the 1956 Suez War and the 1958 intervention in Lebanon. In 1965, the Marines of 3rd Battalion were deployed to the Vietnam War and participated in Operation Starlite, the first major Marine engagement of that conflict. The battalion continued to see major action through Vietnam and was rotated back to the United States in 1969. Alumni from its time in Vietnam include Corporal Robert O'Malley the first Marine in Vietnam to be awarded the Medal of Honor, Oliver North, and John Ripley. Around the end of the Vietnam War, 3rd Battalion was deactivated for a second time in 1974.

In 1975, 3rd Battalion was reformed for the third (and last) time at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. During this period, the battalion conducted numerous deployments in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. In 1983, 3rd Battalion deployed off the coast of Lebanon for several weeks during a particularly tense period in the civil war. During the 1980s, the battalion was briefly commanded by Charles Krulak, later the 31st Commandant of the Marine Corps, who nicknamed 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines "America's Battalion" because it was similar to the nickname used by the Dallas Cowboys. 3rd Battalion deployed again in 1990 as part of Operation Desert Shield and saw action at the Battle of Khafji and again during the liberation of Kuwait. In the early 21st century the battalion deployed overseas six times as part of the Global War on Terror: three times for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and three times for Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq.[2] One Marine from the battalion, Dakota Meyer, was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Global War on Terror.

Rank Structure

E-1 Marine Corps Private 
E-2 Marine Corps Private First Class
E-3 Marine Corps Lance Corporal
E-4 Marine Corps Corporal 
E-5 Marine Corps Sergeant 
E-6 Marine Corps Staff Sergeant 
E-7 Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant 
E-8 Marine Corps First Sergeant 
E-8 Marine Corps Master Sergeant 
E-9 Marine Corps Master Gunnery 
E-9 Marine Corps Sergeant Major 
E-9 Marine Corps Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps
W-1 Marine Corps Warrant Officer 1 
W-2 Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 2 
W-3 Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 3 
W-4 Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 4 
W-5 Marine Corps Chief Warrant Officer 5 
O-1 Marine Corps Second Lieutenant 
O-2 Marine Corps First Lieutenant 
O-3 Marine Corps Captain 
O-4 Marine Corps Major 
O-5 Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel 
O-6 Marine Corps Colonel 
O-7 Marine Corps Brigadier General 
O-8 Marine Corps Major General 
O-9 Marine Corps Lieutenant General 
O-10 Marine Corps General 


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Re: Annual Gettysburg Event
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2015, 08:37:10 am »
oops. sry. that was not what i meant to post