Presidential Unit Citation Streamer
- World War II, Tarawa -
  • China Service Streamer
  • American Defense Service Streamer with one Bronze Star
  • European-Africa-Middle Eastern Campaign Streamer
  • Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Streamer with one Silver Star and Two Bronze Stars
  • World War II Victory Streamer
  • Navy Occupation Service Streamer with Asia and European Clasps
  • National Defense Service Streamer with one Bronze Star
  • Marine Corps Expeditionary Streamer
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamer with Two Bronze Stars
  • Navy Unit Commendation Streamer for Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm
  • Southwest Asia Streamer with Three Bronze Stars
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    - 1936 - 1940 -

  • Activated 1 July 1936 at San Diego, California, as the 2d Marine Brigade, Fleet Marine Force Deployed during August-September 1937 to Shanghai China Relocated during February-April 1938 to San Diego, California
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    - 1941 - 1957 -

  • Redesignated 1 February 1941 as the 2nd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force
  • Elements deployed to Iceland, July 1941-March 1942
  • Deployed to the South Pacific during January 1942-January 1943
    • Participated in the following World War II campaigns:

    • Deployed during September 1945 to Nagasaki, Japan
    • Participated in the occupation of Japan, September 1945-June 1946
    • Relocated during June-July 1946 to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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    - 1958 - 1985 -

  • Elements participated in the landing in Lebanon, July-October 1958
  • Participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis, October December 1962
  • Elements participated in the intervention in the Dominican Republic, April-June 1965
  • Participated in numerous training exercises throughout the 1970s and into the 1980s
  • Participated as part of a Multinational Peace-Keeping Force in Lebanon, August 1982-February 1984
  • Elements participated in the landing on Grenada-Carriacou, October-November 1983
  • Elements participated in Operation Just Cause in Panama, December 1989- January 1990
  • Participated in Operations Desert shield and Desert Storm from August 1990-May 1991

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