2nd Battalion 10th Marines

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 2nd Battalion 10th Marines


caption= 2/10 Insignia
dates= 11 April 1941 - present
country= United States
allegiance=
branch= USMC
type= Artillery
role= Provide fires in support of 2nd Marine Division
size=
command_structure= 10th Marine Regiment
2nd Marine Division
current_commander= LtCol James C. Brennan

garrison=Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
ceremonial_chief=
colonel_of_the_regiment=
nickname= Pathfinder Battalion
patron=
motto= "Second to None"
colors=
march=
mascot=
battles= World War II
* Battle of Guadalcanal
* Battle of Tarawa
* Battle of Saipan
* Battle of Tinian
* Battle of Okinawa
Operation Desert Storm
Operation Iraqi Freedom
*Battle of Abu Ghraib
notable_commanders=
anniversaries=

2nd Battalion 10th Marines (2/10) is an artillery battalion of the United States Marine Corps comprising three firing batteries and a headquarters battery. The battalion is stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and its primary weapon system is the M777A2 howitzercite web
last = Cpl Murray
first =Joshua
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title = 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines fire new howitzers
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publisher = United States Marine Corps
date = 2007-11-20
url = http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/main5/C142540416669B32852573990051D061?opendocument
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accessdate = 2007-11-21
] with a maximum effective range of 30km. They fall under the command of the 10th Marine Regiment and 2nd Marine Division.

Subordinate units

* Headquarters Battery
* G Battery
* E Battery is currently attached to 3/10 as part of a Provisional Task Force Military Police Battalion
* F Battery is currently attached to 1/10 as part of a Provisional Task Force Military Police Battalion
* T Battery 5/10
* L Battery 3/10

History

World War II

The 2nd Battalion 10th Marines was activated on April 11, 1941 as the 4th Battalion 10th Marines. They were deployed with the 6th Marine Regiment to Iceland from Spring 1941 to Spring 1942. In December 1942, they deployed to the Pacific theater. On July 20, 1945 they were re-designated as the 2nd Battalion 10th Marines.

The 2nd Battalion 10th Marines participated in the following World War II battles:
* Battle of Tarawa
* Battle of Guadalcanal
* Battle of Saipan
* Battle of Tinian
* Battle of Okinawa
* Occupation of Japan

Post World War II

In July 1946, 2/10 relocated to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. From 1951 to present, they participated in LF6F deployments; the Cuban Missile Crisis (October - November 1962); the intervention in the Dominican Republic (April - May 1965); , Operation Desert Storm (December 1990 - April 1991) and the Battle of Abu Ghraib (April 2005) as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The battalion again deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from January to September 2007. During this time they were based out of Camp Fallujah [ [http://www.iimefpublic.usmc.mil/Public/InfolineMarines.nsf/(ArticlesRead)/50F9458B4ADF625E85257354004E8ED1 2/10 Marines return homae after deployment] ] .

Unit awards

A unit citation or commendation is an award bestowed upon an organization for the action cited. Members of the unit who participated in said actions are allowed to wear on their uniforms the awarded unit citation. 2/10 has been presented with the following awards:

ee also

* List of United States Marine Corps battalions
* Organization of the United States Marine Corps

Notes

References

:Marine Corps

;Web
* [http://www.iimefpublic.usmc.mil/public/iimefpublic.nsf/unitsites/2bn10mar 2/10's official website]


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