1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 8, 2020 11:54 AM by Sylvia Naylor

    Seeking combat action records of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment


      I am looking for copies of documents such as spot reports, after action reports, operation reports and lessons learned concerning the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division for the period October 1968 through May 1970 during the Vietnam War.

        • Re: Seeking combat action records of 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment
          Sylvia Naylor Scout

          Dear Mr. Plants,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          In our previous reply, we provided information about the 1st Marine Regiment. We were unable to locate specific records of the 2nd Battalion. Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the regiment.


          Since the 1st Marine Regiment was part of the 1st Marine Division, we searched the National Archives Catalog and located 4 series of records relating to the 1st Marine Division in the Records of the U.S. Marine Corps (Record Group 127) during the Vietnam War. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov.


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          We hope this information is helpful.  Best of luck with your research!