3rd Battalion, 1st Marines

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3rd Battalion 1st Marines (3/1) is an infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps based out of Camp Horno on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.wikipedia
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1st Marine Regiment

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Nicknamed the "Thundering Third", the battalion consists of approximately 1220 Marines and Sailors and falls under the command of the 1st Marine Regiment and the 1st Marine Division.
Designated the division main effort, RCT-1 (3rd Battalion, 1st Marines) crossed the line of departure on 7 November 2004.

Battle of Peleliu

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In July 1942, they deployed to Wellington, New Zealand and participated in the following World War II campaigns: Guadalcanal, Eastern New Guinea, New Britain, Peleliu and Okinawa.
Puller ordered Captain George P. Hunt, commander of K Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, to capture the position.

13th Marine Expeditionary Unit

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On 10 April 2007, 3/1 deployed as the ground combat element of the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Battle of Chosin Reservoir

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They eventually landed at Wonsan in late October and from there participated in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas L. Ridge, commander of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines (3/1), predicted the Chinese attack would come on the night of 28 November.

Cửa Việt Base

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From January 1966 to May 1971, the battalion fought in the Vietnam War, operating from Chu Lai, Da Nang, Thang Binh, Thanh Thuy, Cửa Việt, Ca Lu, Vandegrift Combat Base, Route 9, An Hoa, and Hoa Vang.
From 23–26 January the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines launched Operation Badger Catch to secure the north bank of the river and prevent PAVN reinforcements from entering the area.

Second Battle of Fallujah

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Before the assault commenced, the operation was known as Operation Phantom Fury.
Three other Marines were awarded the Navy Cross: First Sergeant Bradley Kasal of 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, Staff Sergeant Aubrey McDade of Bravo Co, 1st Battalion 8th Marines, and Corporal Dominic Esquibel of H&S Company, Scout Sniper Platoon, 1st Battalion 8th Marines.

UN offensive into North Korea

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They eventually landed at Wonsan in late October and from there participated in the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
X Corps sent a radio message to Eighth Army saying that Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, at Majon-ni, 30 mi to the east, could not meet the Eighth Army patrol because of the distance and intensive guerrilla action in the area to be traversed.

Ground combat element

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3/1 deployed to Okinawa in July 2008 as part of the ground combat element of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit.

Bradley Kasal

Bradley Allan Kasal (born May 1, 1966) is a United States Marine who received the Navy Cross for heroic actions performed as the first sergeant of Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines during a firefight in Operation Phantom Fury in Fallujah, Iraq on November 13, 2004.

Sean Stokes

Sean Andrew Stokes (February 6, 1983 - July 30, 2007) was a United States Marine who posthumously received the Silver Star for actions while serving with 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines during the Second Battle of Fallujah.

Joseph Dunford

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In 1978, Dunford served in the 1st Marine Division as a platoon and company commander in 3rd Battalion 1st Marines and a company commander in 1st Battalion 9th Marines until 1981.

William A. Foster

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There he joined his regular unit — Company K, 3rd Battalion 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.

Foster C. LaHue

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From June to November 1951, he commanded the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, during this time he was awarded the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit.

Walter Fillmore

Promotion to Major came in September 1965 and Fillmore subsequently served as the Executive Officer of the 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines in the Vietnam War.

Smedley Butler

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In December 1909 he commanded the 3d Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment on the Isthmus of Panama.

Elbert L. Kinser

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There Sergeant Kinser acting as a leader of a rifle platoon, serving with Company I, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division, and was subsequently killed in action on May 4, 1945.

Haditha

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In 2006, Time magazine published an article about an incident that took place on 19 November 2005 in which a group of Marines from 3/1 Kilo Company allegedly killed 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in the city of Haditha as retribution for an IED attack that killed Lance Corporal Miguel Terrazas.
On 19 November 2005, 24 Iraqi noncombatants, including 11 women and children, were killed by 12 Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines.

Harold E. Wilson

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Recalled to active duty in August 1950 after the outbreak of the Korean War, he was assigned to Company G, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division.

Frank Wuterich

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The exception was former Staff Sergeant, now-Private Frank Wuterich, who was convicted of a single count of negligent dereliction of duty on 24 January 2012.

Six Days in Fallujah

The game's plot followed a squad of U.S. Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines (3/1), fighting in the Second Battle of Fallujah over the span of six days in November 2004.

Close Combat: First to Fight

It was designed with input from active-duty and retired Marines from 3rd Battalion 1st Marines, who recently participated in combat around Fallujah, Iraq during Operation Phantom Fury that became known as the Second Battle of Fallujah.

Infantry

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3rd Battalion 1st Marines (3/1) is an infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps based out of Camp Horno on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.