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1. prapor 8. pluku námořní pěchoty [1950- ]

1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment / 1st Battalion, 8th Marines

1. prapor 8. pluku námořní pěchoty
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1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment
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01.11.1950-DD.MM.RRRR 8. pluk námořní pěchoty
DD.MM.RRRR-DD.MM.RRRR Jacksonville, MCB Camp Lejeune

DD.MM.RRRR-DD.MM.RRRR McClam, Reginald J. (Lieutenant Colonel)
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1st Battalion, 8th Marines

1st Battalion 8th Marines, "The Beirut Battalion", stationed in Camp Lejeune's infantry battalion the United states Marine corps falling under the command of the 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.

History of the battalion:

The battalion was activated 1. April 1940 in San Diego, California and was assigned to the 2nd Marine Brigade. 1. February 1941 was the brigade transformed in the 2nd Marine Division. 1st Battalion 8th Marines was during December 1941 assigned to the 2nd Marine Brigade, 2nd Marine Division. Detached from the 2nd Marine Division was in January 1942 and was stationed in American Samoa.

In the course of the 2. world war participated in the battle of Guadalcanal, Tarawu, Saipan, Tinian, and battle of Okinawa. After the war was in September 1945 transferred to Nagasaki in Japan and from September 1945 to June 1946 participated in the occupation of Japan. During June and July 1946 was a whole battalion moved to the base at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and subsequently 18. November 1947 deactivated.

1. November 1950 at Camp Lejeune was reactivated and re-assigned to the 2nd Marine Division.
From 50. 90. years was several times encamped in the Mediterranean and in the Caribbean - during the Lebanese crisis in 1958, the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 and during the intervention in the Dominican republic in the year 1965.

From may 1983 to November 1983 the battalion was part of the international peacekeeping forces in Lebanon. On Saturday, 23. October 1983 to become the main victims of the bombing at the airport in Beirut.

At the beginning of the 90. years the battalion was deployed in the Persian gulf in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm (December 1990 to April 1991). In the years 1993 and 1994 as part of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit participated in operations in the framework of the forces of the IFOR/SFOR in Bosnia. In 1994 he was deployed in the Caribbean during operations Sea Signal and Support Democracy. The battalion also led the evacuation of american and allied civilians from Albania during operation Silver Wake in 1997. Not long after, there were 2 companies of the battalion were sent to operation Guardian Retrieval on the coast of the Congo/Zaire.

In the context of the war against terrorism, the battalion was in 2003 deployed in the vicinity of Mosul in operation Iraqi Freedom.
And also participated in exercises in Albania and in Djibouti in the summer of 2003. Part of the battalion was deployed in Liberia in 2003, where protection of the airport as part of Joint Task Force Liberia.

In June 2004, the battalion was sent again to Iraq. Led operations in the province of Al Anbar and was one of the head of the battalions in operation Phantom Fury during the second battle of Fallujah in November and December 2004. Battalion back to the U.S. back in January 2005. Then here he was again deployed from June to October 2006.

In July 2006, the battalion as part of the 24th MEU participated in the evacuation of american citizens from Lebanon after the Israeli attacks out of the operation of the international airport in Beirut.

In September 2007, the battalion was deployed in the city Ramadi in Iraq, in the province of Al Anbar, where he was killed in combat, one man from Bravo company and a few others were injured.

In 2009 the battalion was again deployed in Iraq as part of operation Iraqi Freedom.

In August 2010, the battalion was deployed in Afghanistan, in the area of Musa Qal’eh and Now Back, in support of operation Enduring Freedom as part of the ISAF (International Security Assistance Force).

In January 2012, was the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment re-posted to Afghanistan to conduct counter-insurgency operations.

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