1st Battalion, 23d Marine Regiment "The Lonestar Battalion"

1st Battalion, 23d Marine Regiment  "The Lonestar Battalion" 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines (1/23) is one of 36 infantry battalions in the United States Marine Corps, and one of only nine battalions found in the reserve
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Please join family, friends, and Marines of The Lonestar Bn to pay final respects to Sgt Sagar Patel. 24 February, 2021 ...
02/23/2021

Please join family, friends, and Marines of The Lonestar Bn to pay final respects to Sgt Sagar Patel.

24 February, 2021 @ 1500
Winford Funeral Home
8514 Tybor Dr
Houston, TX 77074

Semper Fidelis, Sgt Patel. You will be missed...

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who care...
11/11/2020

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” - Abraham Lincoln

Happy Veteran's Day.

Today marks the 245th anniversary of the finest fighting force that the world has ever seen. Today we honor all Marines ...
11/10/2020

Today marks the 245th anniversary of the finest fighting force that the world has ever seen. Today we honor all Marines past and present. Happy Birthday Marines, Semper Fidelis.

First Celebration of Marine Corps' BirthdayNovember 10, 1921, marks the date of the first formal celebration of the Mari...
11/10/2020

First Celebration of Marine Corps' Birthday
November 10, 1921, marks the date of the first formal celebration of the Marine Corps' birthday as November 10. On October 21 of that year, Major Edwin McClellan sent a memo to then-Commandant of the Marine Corps, John A. Lejeune, proposing that the original date of the founding of the Marine Corps, November 10, be declared a Marine Corps holiday to be celebrated by Marines across the globe. Less than two weeks later, on November 1, Commandant Lejeune issued Marine Corps Order No. 47 summarizing the history, mission, and tradition of the Corps, and directed that it be read to all Marine commands each year on November 10.

11/01/2020
Beirut BombingOctober 23, marks the anniversary of the single deadliest day for the Marine Corps since Iwo Jima in World...
10/23/2020

Beirut Bombing
October 23, marks the anniversary of the single deadliest day for the Marine Corps since Iwo Jima in World War II. However, the chain of events that led up to this tragic event began more than a year prior, in June of 1982.

On June 6, 1982, the Israeli Defense Forces invaded southern Lebanon in response to an assassination attempt on Israel's ambassador to the UK by Palestinian terrorists, in an attempt to create a buffer zone between Israel and a joint Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and Syrian force stationed in Lebanon. After two and a half months of fighting, a 2,000 member multinational peacekeeping force, including 800 Marines from the 32d Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU), was deployed to Beirut to oversee the withdrawal of PLO guerillas on August 25.

10/13/2020
Effective February 2021 the Marine Corps will be incorporating the Junior Enlisted Performance Evaluation System #JEPES ...
09/08/2020

Effective February 2021 the Marine Corps will be incorporating the Junior Enlisted Performance Evaluation System #JEPES to replace the Proficiency and Conduct Marking System. The JEPES process puts the control into the hands of the individual Marine. This post is for “INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY” and will be replaced by reference documents and instructional videos when JEPES comes online.

“Connect to Protect” this September Suicide Prevention Month
09/08/2020
“Connect to Protect” this September Suicide Prevention Month

“Connect to Protect” this September Suicide Prevention Month

Each year, September marks Suicide Prevention Month, a time to highlight important messages about suicide risk and available treatments and resources. The Department of Defense theme for 2020 Suicide Prevention Month is “Connect to Protect” which highlights the important role that connections to...

Today in Marine Corps History:Marine Raiders Strike GuadalcanalOn September 8, 1942, the 1st Raider Battalion and the 1s...
09/08/2020

Today in Marine Corps History:
Marine Raiders Strike Guadalcanal
On September 8, 1942, the 1st Raider Battalion and the 1st Parachute Battalion, carried out a successful raid on a Japanese supply base.

The Marines, who were supported by planes from Marine Air Group-23 and two destroyer transports, landed east of the village of Tasimboko, before advancing west into the rear of Japanese positions.

“Good night Chesty, wherever you are.”Lewis "Chesty" Puller is BornOn June 26, 1898, Lewis "Chesty" Puller, the most dec...
06/26/2020

“Good night Chesty, wherever you are.”
Lewis "Chesty" Puller is Born
On June 26, 1898, Lewis "Chesty" Puller, the most decorated Marine in history, was born in West Point, Virginia.

Puller would enlist in the Marine Corps in 1918 during World War I (although he didn't see action during that war) and in 37 years of service, he served in numerous conflicts during the "Banana Wars," including the Occupation of Haiti and the Occupation of Nicaragua, World War II, including the Battles of Guadalcanal and Peleliu, and the Korean War, including the Battle of Inchon and the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir.

By the time he retired in 1955, Puller was (and still remains) the most decorated Marine in the history of the Corps. Puller is one of only two American servicemen to be awarded five Navy Crosses (the other being Rear Admiral Roy Davenport) and, with the Distinguished Service Cross awarded to him by the U.S. Army, he is the only serviceman to have been awarded the nation's second-highest military awards for valor six times.

06/17/2020
4th Marine Division
06/17/2020

4th Marine Division

MajGen Martin awarded Maj Butler with the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal as he transitions to Marine Forces Reserve. Congratulations to Maj Butler. Thank you for your hard work and dedication while at Division Headquarters!

#congratulations #pca #dedication #awards #recognition #reddiamond #usmc #4thmarinedivision

Today in Marines Corps History:Marines Assault SaipanOn June 15, 1944, the V Amphibious Corps assaulted the west coast o...
06/15/2020

Today in Marines Corps History:
Marines Assault Saipan
On June 15, 1944, the V Amphibious Corps assaulted the west coast of the island of Saipan in the Mariana Islands. The assault was preceded by hours of naval gunfire and airstrikes and by nightfall the 2nd and 4th Marine Divisions had established a beachhead 10,000 yards wide and 1,500 yards deep despite heavy Japanese resistance.

Today in Marine Corps History:Flag Flies Continuously at Marine Corps MemorialOn June 12, 1961, President John F. Kenned...
06/14/2020

Today in Marine Corps History:
Flag Flies Continuously at Marine Corps Memorial
On June 12, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed a Presidential Proclamation calling for the American flag to be flown at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia, "at all times during the day and night."

The proclamation came as a result of discussions between the Attorney General's office and Marine Corps officials earlier that year on improving the visibility and appearance of the monument.

Today in Marine Corps History:Marines Land at Guantanamo BayOn June 10,1898, the First Marine Battalion, under the comma...
06/11/2020

Today in Marine Corps History:
Marines Land at Guantanamo Bay
On June 10,1898, the First Marine Battalion, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Huntington, landed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The next day, Lieutenant Herbert Draper raised the American flag over Camp McCalla where it flew for the next eleven days. Huntington later sent the flag to Colonel Commandant Charles Heywood informing him (Heywood) that, "[w]hen bullets were flying, ...the sight of the flag upon the midnight sky has thrilled our hearts."

4th Marine Division
06/04/2020

4th Marine Division

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS AND THE SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE MARINE CORPS
3 Jun 2020

#reddiamond #communicate #awareness #conversation #4thmarinedivision

06/02/2020
U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps

Today, 102 years ago, the Marines at Belleau Wood forged a legacy that has stood the test of time.

4th Marine Division
05/28/2020

4th Marine Division

Red Diamond, If you missed the Facebook live event, on Friday, 22 May; Sergeant Major Arebalo assumed the role as Division Sergeant Major, 4th Marine Division. Welcome to the Red Diamond, SgtMaj!

#reddiamond #4thmarinedivision #usmc #marines #sergeantmajor #division @ 4th Marine Division

Today in Marine Corps History:Operation Pipestone CanyonOn May 26, 1969, Operation Pipestone Canyon began when the 1st B...
05/26/2020

Today in Marine Corps History:
Operation Pipestone Canyon
On May 26, 1969, Operation Pipestone Canyon began when the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines began sweeps in the "Dodge City"/Go Noi areas southwest of Da Nang, Vietnam. 610 enemy troops, as well as 34 Marines, were killed during the operation, which ended approximately one month later, in late June

Cpl Eulice Justin McDaniel – H&S Co. – July 17, 2004Cpl Zachary E. Kolda – Weapons Co. – Dec 01, 2004LCpl Brian P. Parre...
05/25/2020

Cpl Eulice Justin McDaniel – H&S Co. – July 17, 2004
Cpl Zachary E. Kolda – Weapons Co. – Dec 01, 2004
LCpl Brian P. Parrello – Small Craft – Jan 01, 2005
Cpl Joseph E. Fite – Weapons Co. – Jan 9, 2005
LCpl Matthew W. Holloway
LCpl Juan R. Rodriguez – C. Co. -Jan 13, 2005
Sgt Jesse W. Strong
Cpl Jonathan Bowling
LCpl Karl R. Linn
Cpl Christopher L. Weaver – 4th CEB -Jan 26, 2005
LCpl Trevor D. Aston – Weapons Co. – Feb 22, 2005
SSgt Jeremy Smith
Seaman Benjamin "Doc" Rast - April 06, 2011

4th Marine Division
05/23/2020

4th Marine Division

On 22 May 2020, SgtMaj Mike Miller retired after 30 years of dedicated service. SgtMaj, you will be truly missed, especially by the Red Diamond. Best wishes to you and your amazing family.

#reddiamond #leadership #mentorship #family #retirement #4thmarinedivision #usmc #marines @ Mandeville, Louisiana

So Long CLR-35 | 3rd MLG unit deactivates after 14 years
05/22/2020
So Long CLR-35 | 3rd MLG unit deactivates after 14 years

So Long CLR-35 | 3rd MLG unit deactivates after 14 years

CAMP KINSER, Okinawa, Japan – U.S. Marine Corps Col. Joon H. Um, commanding officer of Combat Logistics Regiment 35, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, and Sgt. Maj. Shelby S. Smith, sergeant major of CLR-35, cased the CLR-35 colors for the last time in the regiment’s former headquarters’ building he...

4th Marine Division
05/15/2020

4th Marine Division

Anonymous from the inbox, from 3d Battalion, 23d Marine Regiment

#covid #facemask #blacksocks #recycle #reddiamond #usmc #4thmarinedivision

05/10/2020
05/10/2020
U.S. Marine Corps
04/24/2020

U.S. Marine Corps

A message from Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David H. Berger regarding displays of the Confederate battle flag

4th Marine Division
04/23/2020

4th Marine Division

Marines,
The previously mentioned “forthcoming” MarAdmin has been published. The link is in the comments.

#stayfit #stayready #covid_19 #changes #policy #semperfi #usmc #reddiamond #4thMarinedivision

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