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3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment

The 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines' mission is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or to repel their assault by fire and close combat. Additionally, the Battalion will be prepared to augment/reinforce the active Marine Forces in case of national emergency.

The reputation of 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines is distinguished. During the battle for Iwo Jima, the battalion was tasked with securing Airfield One and then pushing northward into the heart of the Japanese defenses. Colonel Justice Marion Chambers received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions as the Commander of 3/25 during the battle of Iwo Jima. His citation states while "exposed to relentless fire, he coolly reorganized his battle-weary men, inspiring them to heroic efforts by his own valor and in leading an attack on the critical, impregnable high ground." Colonel Chambers' medals are displayed in the battalion's trophy case.

Current members of 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines have distinguished themselves as well. During Operation Desert Storm, the Marines of 3/25 were called to active duty. Although 3/25 did not deploy to Southwest Asia, our Marines played a key role during military exercises in Norway, Panama, and Honduras.

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