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2ND RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION 1958- 2009
ACTIVATED 22 JANUARY 1958 AT CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA, AS 2D RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION AND ASSIGNED TO THE 2D MARINE DIVISION

PARTICIPATED IN THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, OCTOBER–NOVEMBER 1962

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE INTERVENTION IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, APRIL–JUNE 1965

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED AS PART OF THE MULTINATIONAL PEACE-KEEPING FORCE IN LEBANON, AUGUST 1982–FEBRUARY 1984

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE LANDING ON GRENADA-CARRIACOU, OCTOBER–NOVEMBER 1983

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, SOUTHWEST ASIA, DECEMBER 1990-APRIL 1991

REDESIGNATED 18 APRIL 1994 AS RECONNAISSANCE COMPANY, HEADQUARTERS BATTALION, 2D MARINE DIVISION

RECONNAISSANCE COMPANY AND FORCE RECONNAISSANCE COMPANY, 2D MARINE DIVISION, COMBINED 1 OCTOBER 1996 TO FORM RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION (PROVISIONAL), 2D MARINE DIVISION

REDESIGNATED 1 JANUARY 1998 AS 2D RECONNAISSANCE BATTALION

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, MARCH–MAY 2003, OCTOBER 2004 – APRIL 2005, MARCH – OCTOBER 2006, OCTOBER 2007–MAY 2008

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION SECURE TOMORROW, HAITI, MARCH–JULY 2004
2nd Marine Division