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Second Battalion, Eleventh Marines

2nd Battalion, 11th Marines is a 155MM Howitzer Battalion comprised of four Firing Batteries and a Headquarters Battery. Our Primary Mission is the Direct Support of the 5th Marine Infantry Regiment in time of conflict. That support may come in the traditional fashion of artillery support to maneuver forces, or by providing batteries to serve as professional rifle companies. The weapon of the Battalion is the M198 Howitzer which as a range of 30km. The command is approximately 800 strong.

1918-1919 - Activated 5 November 1, 1919 at Montierchame, France as the 2d Battalion, 11th Regiment. Relocated during Jul-August 1919 to Hampton Roads, Virginia. Deactivated 11 August 1919.

1927-1929 - Reactivated 9 May 1927 at Quantico, Virginia as the 2d Battalion, 11th Regiment. Deployed during May 1927 to Chinadenga, Nicaragua and assigned to the 2d Brigade. Participated in operations against dissidents, May-july 1927. Redesignated 1 July as the 2d Separate Battalion, 11th Regiment and relocated to San Diego, California. Deactivated 10 September 1927. Reactivated 5 January 1928 at San Diego, California as the 2d Battalion, 11th Regiment. Deployed during January 1928 to Corinto, Nicaragua and assigned to the 2d Brigade. Deactivated 20 August 1929 on board the USS Henderson while enroute to the United States.

1941-1946 - Reactivated 1 January 1941 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as the E 2d Battalion, 11th Marines, 1st Brigade. 1st Brigade Redesignated 1 February 1941 as the 1st Marine Division Relocated during April 1941 to Parris Island, South Carolina, 11th Marines Deployed during June 1942 to Wellington, New Zealand. Participated in the following World War II campaigns: Guadacanal, Mschhafen, New Britain, Peleliu, Okinawa. 11th Marines Redeployed during September 1945 to Tiens-tsin, China, and Participated in the Occupation of North China September 1945 to December 1946.

1947 - 11th Marines reassigned during January 1947 to Fleet Marine Force and redeployed during January - February 1947 to Guam. 11th Marines relocated during April-May 1947 to Camp Pendleton, California and reassigned to the 3d Marine Brigade. 11th Marines relocated furing July 1947 to the 1st Marine Division and relocated during August 1947 to Barstow, California. Deactivated 38 September 1947.

1950-1965 - Reactivated 7 August 1950 at Camp Pendleton as the 2d Battalion, 11th Marines, Ist Marine Division and deployed during August-September 1950 to Kobe, Japan. Participated in the Korean War, operation from Inchon-Seoul, Chosin Reservoir, East Central Front, Western Front. 11th Marines participated in the Korean Demilitarized Zone July 1953-march 1955. 11th Marines relocated during March 1955 to Camp Pendleton, California.

1966-1972 - Deployed during February-March 1966 to Camp Hansen, Okinawa. Redeployed during May 1966 to the Republic of Vietnam. Participated in the War in Vietnam May 1966-march 1971, Operating from: Chu Lai, Tam Ky, Hue/phu Bai, Thon Back Thack, Cao Doi, an Hoa. 11th Marines relocated during March-april 1971 to Camp Pendleton, California.

1990-1991 - Deployed during December with Regimental Landing Team 5, 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade to Southwest Asia. Participated in the Defense of Saudi Arabia January 1991. Participated in Liberation of Kuwait, January-May 1991 Operating in Um Gudair Al-Jubayl, Al Wafrah. Participated in Bangladesh Relief Effort Operation Sea Angel May 1991.

1991 - Relocated on 29 June 1991 to Camp Pendleton, California.

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