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Our History of the unit

Post by M. Pio [1/9MAR] on Mon May 13, 2013 4:05 am



LINEAGE of the 1stBATTALION 9th MARINES



1917 - 1919

Organized at Marine Barrack's, Quantico, VA on 20 November 1917 as one of two infantry regiments of the Advanced Base Force during World War I



Disbanded on 25 April 1919 upon debarking at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia



1925 – 1937

Organized 1 December 1925 as a Reserve Regiment, Central Reserve Area, the 9th's Headquarters was at Chicago.



1st Bn. stationed in Chicago, with Company C in St. Paul, Minnesoto, and Co. D at Omaha, Nebraska



2nd Bn. stationed at Kansas City, Missouri, with Companies G & H at St. Louis, Missouri



3rd Bn. stationed at Cincinnati, Ohio, with Company K at Indianapolis, Indiana, and Companies L & M at Detroit, Michigan



Disbanded on 1 September 1937 with all men transferred to the 9th Reserve District, Great Lakes, Illinois



1942 – 1945

Activated 1 March 1942 at San Diego, California as the 1st Battalion 9th Marines and assigned to the 2nd Marine Division



Reassigned during August 1942 to Camp Pendleton, California and reassigned to the 3rd Marine Division



Deployed during January - February 1943 to Aukland, New Zealand



Participated in the following World War II Campaigns

Bougainville

Northern Solomons

Guam

Iwo Jima



Detached during November 1945 from the 3rd Marine Division



Returned during December 1945 to Camp Pendleton, California



Deactivated 31 December 1945



1952 - 1958

Reactivated 17 March 1952 at Camp Pendleton, California and assigned to the 3rd Marine Division



Deployed during August 1953 to Camp Gifu, Japan



Redeployed during June 1955 to Camp Napunja, Okinawa



Redeployed during March - April 1957 to West Camp Hauge, Okinawa



1959 - 1964

Relocated during March - April 1959 to Camp Pendleton, California and reassigned to the 1st Marine Division redeployed during September 1960 to the 3rd Marine Division



1965 - 1969

Deployed during June 1965 to Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam



Participated in the war in Vietnam from June 1965 - September 1966 and December 1966 - July 1969, operating from

Da Nang

Phu Bai

Demilitarized Zone

Dong Ha

Camp Carroll

Khe Sahn

A Shau Valley

Cam Lo



Returned during September 1966 to Camp Schwab, Okinawa and reassigned to the 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade participated in amphibious operations in the western Pacific as part of Special Landing Force, Seventh Fleet during December 1966 - January 1967



Redeployed during February 1967 to Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam and reassigned to the 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade reassigned during November 1969 to the 3rd Marine Division



Returned during July 1969 to camp Schwab, Okinawa and reassigned to the 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade reassigned during November 1969 to the 3rd Marine Division



1970 - 1994

Deployed at various times as Battalion Landing Team 1/9 with the Seventh Fleet during the 1970’s



Participated in the Southeast Asia Evacuations, April 1975



Relocated during May 1978 to Camp Hansen, Okinawa



Participated in Phase III, unit rotation to Camp Pendleton 5 March 1980



Deployed to Okinawa from September 1981 - March 1982



Deployed as a Battalion Landing Team One Nine to WestPac with Phibron I from June - December 1989



Deployed in May 1991 to the WestPac/SouthWest Asia as Battalion Landing Team One Nine and participated in the following operations

Operation Fiery Vigil

Operation Desert Storm



Deployed in September 1993 to WestPac/Somalia as Battalion Landing Team One Nine, and participated in the following operations

Unosom II/Continue Hope

Operation More Care

Operation Show Care



Deactivated/Redesignated 9 September 1994 as 2nd Battalion 1st Marines



2005-Present

Began reforming in September 2005



Deployed Company A (REIN) to Diyala Province, Iraq from April - October 2006, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom



Provided 135 personnel to other units and Mobile Training Teams for Operation Iraqi Freedom augmentation



Participated in Operation Trade Winds in Jamaica and the Chilean Bilateral exercise



Participated in MARCORSYSCOM testing of Modular vests and NBCD boot and glove field user evaluation



Reactivated 18 April 2007 at Camp Lejeune, NC, as part of the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)




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First Battalion, Ninth Marines
Eighth Marine Regiment
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