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Activated 4 October at Tientsin, China as the 12th Regiment and
Assigned to the 3rd Marine Brigade
Deactivated 22 April 1928


Reactivated 1 September 1942 at San Diego, California as the 12th
Marines and assigned to the 3rd Marine Division
Relocated during October 1942 to Camp Dunlap, California
Deployed during March 1943 to Auckland, New Zealand
Redeployed during July 1943 to Guadalcanal
Participated in the following World War II Campaigns

Northern Solomons
Iwo Jima

Relocated during December 1945 to Camp Pendleton, California
Deactivated 8 January 1946


Reactivated 17 march 1952 at camp Pendleton, California, and assigned to the
3rd Marine Division
Deployed during August 1953 to Camp McNair, Japan
Redeployed during February 1956 to Okinawa


Redeployed from March-July 1965 to the Republic of Vietnam
Participated in the War in Vietnam, May 1965- November 1969, Operating from

Da Nang
Phu Bai
Chu Lai

Redeployed from August-November 1969 to camp Hansen, Okinawa
Relocated during August 1971 to Camp Hauge, Okinawa
Relocated during August 1976 to Camp Zukeran, Okinawa
**(Camp Zukeran was renamed Camp Foster during March 1980


Presidential Unit Citation Streamer
Vietnam 1965-1967

Navy Unit Commendation Streamer with One Bronze Star
World War II
Bougainville 1943-1944
Iwo Jima 1945

Marine Corps Expeditionary Streamer

Asiatic-pacific Campaign Streamer with Four Stars

World war II Victory Streamer

National Defense Service Streamer with One Bronze Star

Korean Service Streamer

Vietnam Service Streamer with Two Silver and One Bronze Star

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Streamer with Palm