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By U.S. Marine Corps, 2 Lt Robert Emmet USMCR

A quick historical past of the eleventh Marines is a concise narrative of the actions of the regiment due to the fact its preliminary association. reliable documents and applicable historic works have been utilized in compiling this chronicle, that is released for the data of these attracted to the background of these occasions during which the eleventh Marines participated.

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Until 28 May -,,, the 11th supported th e infantry in. the hills around Camp Pendleton, and then it move d to 29 Palms for desert training .. The 11th Marines and the thre e infantry regiments . of the _1st Marine Division took - part in a huge, live-fire exercise from 3-4 June at 29 Palms, and th e 11th remained there until 13 June for a regimental FIREX .. During Operation GREEN LIGHT and the subsequent FIREX, tw o captains and two lieutenants from the Chinese Marine Corp s undertook on-the-job training with Battery E .

The 2d Battalion ; which had previously been in California an d Hawaii, 'landed at Chu Lai ; Throughout 1966, the - 11th Marine s 46 concentrated its efforts in the vicinity . of Da Nang,, dis- : placing units to other areas whenever r necessary . The- . vast majority_ of fire missions were -harassing and :interdicting , fires . The artillery organization was . 5th Marines, the 3d Battalionn supported the :7th . Marines , and the 4th . : Battalion was employed. in general support . probes . Battery positions.

ONE SILVER AND(Guadalcanal, 7-9 Aug 1942 ) (Peleliu, 15=29 . Sep 1944 ) (Okinawa, 1 Apr-21 Jun 1945 ) (Korea, 7 Aug-7 Sep 1950 ) (Inchon, Korea, 15 Sep-11 Oct 1950 ) (Chosin Reservoir, 27 Nov-11, Dec 1950 ) (Korea, 21-26 Apr 1951 ; 16 May-30 Jun 1951 ; 11-25 Sep 1951 ) NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION WITH ONE BRONZE STA R (New Britain, 26 Dec 1943-30 Apr 1944) 7 -27 Jul 1953). (Korea, 11 Aug 1952-5 May . 1953 ; . 7WORLD WAR I VICTORY STREAMER WITH MALTESE CROSS (AEF Servic e, 15 Oct-11 Nov 1918 ) SECOND NICARAGUAN CAMPAIGN STREAME R (22 May-31 Jul 1927 ; 15 Jan 1928-20 Aug 1929 ) AMERICAN DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STA R (1 Mar-7 Dec 1941 ) ASIATIC PACIFIC CAMPAIGN STREAMER WITH ONE SILVER AND ON E BRONZE STAR (Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings, 7-9 Aug 1942 ) (Capture and defnse of Guadalcanl, 10 Aug-22 Dec 1942 ) (New Guinea, 15 Oct-25 Dec 1943 ) (New Britain, 26 Dec 1943-1 Mar 1944 ) (Palau Islands, 15 Sep-14 Oct 1944 ) (Okinawa, 1 Apr-30 Jun 1945 ) WORLD WAR II VICTORY STREAMER NAVY OCCUPATION SERVICE STREAMER WITH ASIA CLAS P (2 Sep-26 Sep 1945 ) CHINA SERVICE STREAMER (30 Sep 1945-24 Jan 1947 ) NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STA R 54 KOREAN SERVICE STREAMER WITH TWO SILVER STAR S (North Korean Aggression, 18 Sep-2 Nov 1950 ) (Communist China Aggression, 3 Nov 1950-24 Jan 1951 ) (Inchon Landing, 15-17 Sep 1950 ) (1st UN Counteroffensive, 25 Jan-21 Apr 1951 ) (Communist China Spring Offensive, 22 Apr-8 Jul 1951 ) (UN Summer-Fall Offensive, 9 Jul-27 Nov 1951 ) (2d Korean Winter, 28 Nov 1951-30 Apr 1952 ) (Korean Defense, Summer-Fall, 1 May-30 Nov 1952) (3d Korean Winter, 1 Dec 1952-30 Apr 1953 ) (Korean Summer-Fall, 1 May-27 Jun 1953 ) ARMED FORCES EXPEDITIONARY STREAMER (Cuba, 7 Nov-17 Dec 1962 ) VIETNAM SERVICE STREAMER WITH FOUR BRONZE STAR S (Vietnamese Counteroffennsive, 16 Jan 1966-30 Jun 1966 ) (Vietnamese Counteroffensive, Phase II, 1 Jul 1966-31 May 1967 ) (Vietnamese Counteroffensive, Phase III, 1 Jun 1967-29 Jan 1968 ) (Unnamed Campaign, 30 Jan 1968 to date ) KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATIO N (2 Aug-6 Sep 1950 ) (15-27 Sep 1950) (26 Oct 1950-27 Jul 1953) 55 APPENDIX II I MEDAL OF HONOR WINNERS, 11th MARINES The President of the United .

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