5th Marine Division
The 5th Marine Division was activated on 21 January 1944 at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California. Units of the division included in assault troops of the V Amphibious Corps, reinforced, were awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, and those included in support troops of the V Amphibious Corps, reinforced, were awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for Iwo Jima, 19-28 February 1945.
The 5th Marine Division (Headquarters) participated in authorized operations and engagements in the Asiatic-Pacific Area as follows: Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima - 19 February to 16 March 1945; and China Service Medal - 15 December 1945 to (terminal date to be designated).
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