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4th Marine Regiment

"The Oldest and the Proudest"

Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan
Lineage

1914 - 1925

ACTIVATED 16 APRIL 1914 AT PUGET SOUND, WASHINGTON, AS THE 4TH REGIMENT

DEPLOYED DURING APRIL - MAY 1914 TO MEXICAN WATERS

RELOCATED DURING JULY 1914 TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

ELEMENTS DEPLOYED DURING NOVEMBER 1915 - FEBRUARY 1916 TO MEXICAN WATERS

DEPLOYED DURING JUNE 1916 TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

ASSIGNED DURING NOVEMBER 1916 TO THE 2D BRIGADE

RELOCATED DURING AUGUST 1924 TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, AND DETACHED FROM THE 2D BRIGADE

1926 - 1940

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN MAIL GUARD DUTY IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES, OCTOBER 1926 - FEBRUARY 1927

DEPLOYED DURING FEBRUARY 1927 TO SHANGHAI, CHINA

ASSIGNED DURING APRIL 1927 TO THE 3D BRIGADE

DETACHED DURING JANUARY 1927 FROM THE 3D BRIGADE

REDESIGNATED 13 FEBRUARY 1930 AS THE 4TH MARINES

EMPLOYED IN GUARDING THE BOUNDARIES OF THE INTERNATIONAL SETTLEMENT, SHANGHAI, FEBRUARY - JUNE 1932 AND AUGUST - NOVEMBER 1937

ASSIGNED DURING SEPTEMBER 1937 TO THE 2D MARINE BRIGADE

DETACHED DURING FEBRUARY 1938 FROM THE 2D MARINE BRIGADE

1941 - 1945

REDEPLOYED DURING NOVEMBER 1941 TO OLONGAPO, PHILIPPINES

REDEPLOYED DURING DECEMBER 1941 TO CORREGIDOR, PHILIPPINES


PARTICIPATED IN THE DEFENCE OF THE CORREGIDOR, JANUARY - MAY 1942

CAPTURED BY ENEMY FORCES ON 6 MAY 1942, TEMPORARILY CEASED TO EXIST

REACTIVATED 1 FEBRUARY 1944 ON GUADALCANAL BY REDESIGNATION FROM THE 1ST RAIDER REGIMENT

ASSIGNED DURING APRIL 1944 TO THE 1ST PROVISIONAL BRIGADE

REASSIGNED DURING SEPTEMBER 1944 TO THE 6TH MARINE DIVISION

PARTICIPATED IN THE FOLLOWING WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGNS

PHILIPPINES

NEW GEORGIA

BOUGAINVILLE

NORTHERN SOLOMONS

BISMARK ARCHIPELAGO

GUAM

OKINAWA

REDEPLOYED DURING AUGUST 1945 TO YOKOSUKA, JAPAN

REASSIGNED DURING NOVEMBER 1945 TO FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC

1946 - 1949

REDEPLOYED DURING JANUARY - MARCH 1946 TO TSINGTAO, CHINA

REASSINGED DURING JANUARY 1946 TO THE 6TH MARINE DIVISION

PARTICIPATED IN THE OCCUPATION OF NORTH CHINA, MARCH - SEPTEMBER 1946

REASSIGNED DURING APRIL 1946 TO THE 3D MARINE BRIGADE

REASSIGNED DURING JUNE 1946 TO THE 1ST MARINE DEVISION

RELOCATED DURING JANUARY 1949 TO THE 2D PROVISIONAL MARINE REGIMENT

DEACTIVATED 17 OCTOBER 1949

1952 - 1964

REACTIVATED 2 SEPTEMBER 1952 AT CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA, AND ASSIGNED TO THE 3D MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

DEPLOYED DURING AUGUST 1953 TO CAMP NARA, JAPAN

RELOCATED DURING FEBRUARY 1955 TO KANEOHE BAY, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, AND ASSIGNED TO THE 1ST PROVISIONAL MARINE AIR-GROUND TASK FORCE

1ST PROVISIONAL MARINE AIR-GROUND FORCE TASK FORCE REDESIGNATED DURING MAY 1956 AS THE 1ST MARINE BRIGADE

1965 - 1998

DEPLOYED DURING MAY 1965 TO THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM AND ASSIGNED TO THE 3D MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE

PARTICIPATED IN THE WAR IN VIETNAM, MAY 1965 - NOVEMBER 1969, OPERATING FROM

CHU LAI

PHU BAI

DONG HA

CO BI THANH TAN

CAMP CARROLL

CAM LO

REDEPLOYED DURING NOVEMBER 1969 TO CAMP HANSEN, OKINAWA

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIA EVACUATIONS, APRIL 1975

RELOCATED DURING APRIL 1979 TO CAMP SCHWAB, OKINAWA

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION EL DORADO CANYON, LIBYA, APRIL 1986

ELEMENTS PARICIPATED IN OPERATION SHARP EDGE, LIBERIA, MAY - AUGUST 1990

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

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN HAITIAN REFUGEE OPERATION, CUBA, MAY - JUNE 1992

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS IN SOMALIA, MARCH - AUGUST 1993

ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION SEA SIGNAL, CUBA, JUNE - DECEMBER 1994