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2nd Radio Battalion

Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, NC
2d Radio Battalion - Honors & Lineage

2D RADIO BATTALION LINEAGE

1943-1945
ACTIVATED 14 JUNE 1943 AT LINDA VISTA CAMP, CAMP ELLIOTT, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, AS THE 1ST RADIO INTELLIGENCE PLATOON, SIGNAL COMPANY,
AMPHIBIOUS CORPS, PACIFIC FLEET

REASSIGNED 1 SEPTEMBER 1943 TO MARINE BARRACKS, CAMP ELLIOTT

REASSIGNED 15 OCTOBER 1943 TO THE 29TH REPLACEMENT BATTALION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

RELOCATED DURING OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1943 TO NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA

REASSIGNED 20 NOVEMBER 1943 TO THE CORPS REPLACEMENT BATTALION, TRANSIENT CENTER, I MARINE AMPHIBIOUS CORPS AT CAMP ST. LOUIS

PARTICIPATED IN THE FOllOWING WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGNS:
SOLOMON ISLANDS
GUAM
IWO JIMA

RELOCATED DURING DECEMBER 1943 TO GUADALCANAL, BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS, AND REASSIGNED TO SIGNAL COMPANY, HEADQUARTERS BATTALION, DIVISION SUPPORT TROOPS, 3D MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

REASSIGNED 15 APRIL 1944 TO HEADQUARTERS COMPANY, I CORPS SIGNAL BATTALION, I MARINE AMPHIBIOUS CORPS

RELOCATED DURING AUGUST 1944 TO PEARL HARBOR, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, AND REASSIGNED TO SIGNAL COMPANY, HEADQUARTERS AND SERVICE BATTALION,
FLEET MARINE FORCE

ATTACHED DURING SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 1944 TO PACIFIC FLEET RADIO UNIT 128

REDESIGNATED 20 OCTOBER 1944 AS THE 1ST SEPARATE RADIO INTELLIGENCE PLATOON

ATTACHED 15 DECEMBER 1944 TO HEADQUARTERS, V AMPHIBIOUS CORPS

RELOCATED DURING APRIL 1945 TO MAUI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII

REASSIGNED 1 SEPTEMBER 1945 TO SIGNAL BATTALION, V AMPHIBIOUS CORPS

RELOCATED DURING AUGUST·SEPTEMBER 1945 TO SASEBO, KYUSHU, JAPAN

PARTICIPATEO IN THE OCCUPATION OF JAPAN, SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER 1945

REDESIGNATED 29 OCTOBER 1945 AS THE 1ST RADIO INTELLIGENCE PLATOON,
FLEET MARINE FORCE

DEACTIVATED 7 NOVEMBER 1945

1949 -1961
ACTIVATED 1 SEPTEMBER 1949 IN WASHINGTON, D.C., AS THE 5TH SIGNAL COMPANY (SUPPLEMENTARY), MARINE CORPS RESERVE

RELOCATED DURING AUGUST 1950 TO QUANTICO, VIRGINIA

RECALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY 17 FEBRUARY 1951, AND REDESIGNATED AS THE 1ST RADIO COMPANY

RELOCATED DURING FEBRUARY 1951 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA

RELOCATED DURING JULY 1954 TO CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA

REDESIGNATED 15 SEPTEMBER 1958 AS THE 2D RADIO COMPANY

REDESIGNATED 22 JULY 1959 AS THE 2D COMPOSITE RADIO COMPANY

1962 -1981
ASSIGNED 1 MARCH 1962 TO FORCE TROOPS, FLEET MARINE FORCE

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, OCTOBER-DECEMBER 1962

REDESIGNATED 17 SEPTEMBER 1963 AS THE 2D RADIO COMPANY

REDESIGNATED 14 JULY 1964 AS THE 2D RADIO BATTALION

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

FORCE TROOPS REDESIGNATED 1 OCTOBER 1975 AS FORCE TROOPS / 2D FORCE SERVICE SUPPORT GROUP, FLEET MARINE FORCE

1982 – 2013

PROVIDED SUPPORT TO THE MULTINATIONAL PEACEKEEPING FORCE IN LEBANON, SEPTEMBER 1982 - APRIL 1984

 

PROVIDED SUPPORT TO THE LANDINGS ON GRENADA-CARRIACCOU, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 1983

 

ELEMENTS PROVIDED SUPPORT TO OPERATIONS IN THE PERSIAN GULF, INDIAN OCEAN-ARABIAN GULF, MEDITERRANEAN, SOMALIA, HAITI, AND LIBERIA DURING THE LATE 1980S AND 1990S

 

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

 

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN SUPPORT OF THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM, HORN OF AFRICA, 2003 – 2007

 

DEPLOYED DURING JANUARY 2003 TO KUWAIT IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM

 

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, IRAQ, MARCH-MAY 2003, AUGUST 2004-JUNE 2005, AUGUST 2006-FEBRUARY 2007, AUGUST 2007-MARCH 2008, AUGUST 2008-MARCH 2009, AND AUGUST 2009-FEBRUARY 2010

 

PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM, AFGHANISTAN, JANUARY 2011-JANUARY 2012

 


2d Radio Battalion Honors

 

Presidential Unit Citation Streamer

 

Iraq

2003

 

Navy Unit Commendation Streamer with One Silver and One Bronze Star

 

World War II

1943 - 1944

1943 - 1945

 

1986 - 1988

 

Southwest Asia

1990 - 1991

 

Iraq

2004 - 2005

2006 - 2007

2008 - 2009

 

Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer with One Bronze Star

 

Lebanon and Grenada

1982 - 1983

1994 - 1995

 

American Campaign Streamer

 

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Streamer with Three Bronze Stars

 

World War II Victory Streamer

 

National Defense Service Streamer with Three Bronze Stars

 

Southwest Asia Service Streamer with Two Bronze Stars

 

Afghanistan Campaign Streamer with Two Bronze Stars

 

Iraq Campaign Streamer with Three Bronze Stars

 

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Streamer

 

Global War on Terrorism Service Streamer

 

Korean Presidential Unit Citation Streamer

 

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Streamer

 

Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Civil Actions Streamer