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Encyclopedia > U.S. 5th Marine Regiment

The 5th Marine regiment is usually an integral part of the U.S. First Marine Division. During World War I, it deployed as part of the U.S. 4th Marine Brigade, which was part of the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division. It has also deployed seperately as Regimental Combat Team 5 (RTC-5). Patch of the United States Army 2nd Infantry Division. ...


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5th Marine Regiment / 5th Marines (677 words)
The 5th Regiment consist of one headquarters company and four infantry battalions, one of which is deployed outside the continental United States at all times.
The infantry battalions are the basic tactical units that the regiment accomplishes its mission of locating, closing with and destroying the enemy by fire and close combat.
The 5th Marine Regiment was activated at Philadelphia, Penn as the 5th Regiment of the Marines.
U.S. 1st Marine Division: Information from Answers.com (1181 words)
The division's regiments were in existence as early as March 8, 1911, when the 1st Marine Regiment was formed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
U.S. Marine involvement in Operation Restore Hope officially ended April 27, 1993, when the humanitarian relief sector of Mogadishu was handed over to Pakistani forces.
The 1st Marine Division, then under the command of MajGen James Mattis, was one of the two major U.S. land forces that participated in the initial invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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