Position Office Phone Battalion Staff Duty: 706-544-8523: Battalion Commander: 706-626-8953: Battalion Executive Officer: 706-626-8955: Battalion Command Sergeant Major: 706-626-8954: Battalion Chaplain: 706-905-0608 : Footer. Originally, 1000 had been designated as H-hour, but, due to unforeseen difficulties(such as the lack of usable LVT's), it was changed to 1100. The Division was initially raised in October 1971 in Quảng Trị. 3/23 continued to advance as part of 8th Marines, fighting actions into Kuwait City when the ceasefire was called. I’ve served almost nine years and my MOS is 11B - Infantry. 23rd Marine Regiment was awarded two Presidential Unit Citations and a Navy Unit Commendation, and then deactivated on November 10, 1945. The Iraqis broke contact and the battalion prepared to continue its movement north. In the early 1960s, the unit was reactivated as a reserve battalion. Its precursor, a division-sized task force known as Task Force Oregon was created in Quang Ngai and Quang Tin provinces from the 3rd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division, the 1st Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division, and the 196th Light Infantry Brigade (all separate brigades that deployed to Vietnam in 1966). The 23rds shore party on blue beach 1 (3/20 Seabees) . The regiment was thrown into a gap in the French line near Coulombs on June 2nd. 1st Class Curtis A. James from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, with a 130322-A-ET795-094.jpg 4,288 × 2,848; 5.65 MB The annually scheduled, combined U.S. -Moroccan exercise is designed to improve interoperability and mutual understanding of each nation's tactics, techniques and procedures. The POWs were determined to be from the Iraqi 1st Battalion, 83d Brigade, 29th Infantry Division. US Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) Lance Corporal Ivey, Surveillance and Target Acquisition Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment (3/23), sites through the AN/PVS-10 Day/Night Vision Sniper Scope atop his 7.62mm M-40 (Remington 700) sniper rifle, following a "shots fired" incident near Al Kut, Iraq, 2007. Kristopher J. Welcome to the Official 3-13 Battalion page. 63044  Exercise African Lion is an annually scheduled, joint, combined U.S.-Moroccan exercise. 3/23 deployed to Morocco and the Republic of Benin, West Africa, during May and June (2009) for annual training. 3 RAR traces its lineage to 1945 and has seen operational service in Japan, Korea, Malaya, Borneo, South Vietnam, Rifle Company Butterworth, East Timor, the Solomon Islands, Afghanistan and Iraq. After pulling back some over-extended units and reorganizing, RCT 23 continued the attack about 1530. The total Battle Damage Assessment (BDA) at the farm complex to that point was the destruction of 12 BMPs, two BRDMs, 9 T-62 tanks, two T-72 tanks, and one ammunition bunker. Courage Worthy! Roi-Namur 3/23 Shore Party from 3/20. 3/23 moved further northeast to an assembly area in preparation for execution of the Al Shadadiyah MOUT operation. Their assigned Shore Party was C Co. 133rd Seabees.. 3rd Battalion 47th Infantry Regiment Contacts. Vice Adm. Robert T. Moeller (right), U.S. Africa Command deputy to the commander for military operations, has a conversation with Marines from Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, based out of Baton Rouge, La., prior to the start of the final training exercise of AFRICAN LION 2009. Bridgeton, MO. 2nd Battalion, 23rd IN | Organic 2nd Battalion, 23rd IN | Organic Similar units Company B, 1st Bn, 17th IN Active Component Company A, 1st Bn, 21st IN Active Component Troop G, 3rd Sqdn, 3rd CAV Active Component Troop C, 1st Sqdn, 3rd CAV Active Component Company B, 1st Bn, 36th IN Active Component Matthew J. Davis, both from 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, volunteered to stay behind at the 3/23 emergency operations center during Hurricane Katrina. The 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry was constituted on 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Companies C and F, 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry. Inspector-Instructor, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment Biography. After intensive training, 23rd Marines shipped out on 13 January 1944, and in 13 months made four major amphibious assaults, in the battles of Kwajalein (Roi-Namur), Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo Jima, with the division suffering more than 17,000 casualties. It currently has three active battalions. 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