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2nd Tank Battalion

 

2nd Tank Battalion

2nd Marine Division

Camp Lejeune, NC
Honors and Lineage
Lineage

February 1941, 2d Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force Elements deployed to Iceland

July 1941 - March 1942, Deployed to the South Pacific

January 1942 - January 1943, Participated in the following World War II campaigns: GUADALCANAL, SOUTHERN SOLOMONS, TARAWA, SAIPAN, TINIAN, OKINAWA

September 1945 - June 1946, Deployed to Nagasaki Japan and participated in the occupation of Japan

June - July 1946, Relocated to Camp Lejeune, NC

July - October 1958, Elements participated in the landings in Lebanon

October - December 1962, Participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis

April - June 1965, Elements participated in the intervention in the Dominican Republic

August 1982, Elements participated as part of the Multinational Peace Keeping Force in Lebanon

October - November 1983, Elements participated in the landing on Grenada-Carriacou

1990 - 1991, Participated in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Persian Gulf

January - May 2003, Participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Southwest Asia

August 2004 - Present, Participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2, 04-06

Honors

PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER with two BRONZE STARS

NAVY UNIT ACCOMMODATION STREAMER

CHINA SERVICE STREAMER

AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER with one BRONZE STAR

EUROPEAN-AFRICAN-MIDDLE EASTERN CAMPAIGN STREAMER

ASIATIC-PACIFIC CAMPAIGN STREAMER with one SILVER STAR and two BRONZE STARS

WORLD WAR II VICTORY STREAMER

NAVY OCCUPATION SERVICE STREAMER with "ASIA" and "EUROPE" CLASPS

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER with one BRONZE STAR

ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER with three BRONZE STARS

MARINE CORPS EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER with one BRONZE STAR

SOUTHWEST ASIA SERVICE STREAMER with two BRONZE STARS