1st RADIO BATTALION, FMF


LINEAGE


Activated 14 June 1943 at Linda Vista Camp, Camp Elliott, San Diego, California as the 2nd Radio Intelligence Platoon, Signal Company, Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet.

Reassigned 7 September 1943 to Marine Barracks, Camp Elliott.

Reassigned 15 October 1943 to the 32nd Replacement Battalion, Fleet Marine Force.

Reassigned 15 November 1943 to the 31st Replacement Battalion, Fleet Marine Force.

Relocated during December 1943 to Noumea, New Caledonia, and reassigned to the Corps Replacement Battalion, Transient Center, I Marine Amphibious Corps, Camp St. Louis.

Participated in the campaigns for the Solomon Islands and Peleliu.

Relocated during January 1944 to Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands, and reassigned to Headquarters Company, I Corps Signal Battalion, I Amphibious Corps.

Reassigned 31 July 1944 to the 1st Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.

Relocated during August 1944 to Peleliu, Palau Islands.

Reassigned 2 September 1944 to Signal Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Fleet Marine Force.

Redesignated 20 October as the 2nd Separate Radio Intelligence Platoon.

Relocated during November-December 1944 to Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.

Attached during December 1944 March 1945 to Pacific Fleet Radio Unit 128.

Deactivated 8 March 1945.

Reactivated 24 May 1945 at Wahiawa, Territory of Hawaii, as the 2nd Separate Radio Intelligence Platoon, Headquarters Company, Force Signal Battalion, Fleet Marine Force, and attached to Pacific Fleet Radio Unit 128.

Deactivated 28 September 1945.

Activated 15 September 1958 at Camp Smith, Territory of Hawaii, as the 1st Radio Company, and assigned to Fleet Marine Force, Pacific.

Relocated during June 1959 to Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay.

Redesignated 8 September 1959 as the 1st Composite Radio Company.

Redesignated 17 September 1963 as the 1st Radio Company.

Redesignated 14 July 1964 as the 1st Radio Battalion.

Deployed during February 1969 to Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam.

Redeployed during April 1971 to Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.

Elements participated in the Southeast Asia evacuations, April 1975.

Elements participated in the recovery of the SS Mayaguez, May 1975.

Participated in numerous training exercises and operations throughout the remainder of the 1970s and 1980s.

(Editorial note: The Lineage presented above was extracted from the official lineage published by HQMC on 10 January 1986. We would be glad to publish an updated version with additional details on the 1975 Present time frame if input is provided from the 1st Radio Battalion.)


 

HONORS AWARDED

Navy Unit Commendation Streamer With Three Bronze Stars

World War II

1943-1944

1944-1945

1945

Vietnam

1969


Meritorious Unit Commendation With one Bronze Star

Vietnam

1969 1970

1970 1971

American Campaign Streamer

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Streamer With three Bronze Stars

World War II Victory Streamer

Navy Occupation Service Streamer

National Defense Service Streamer

Vietnam Service Streamer With two Silver Stars

Vietnam Cross of Gallantry With Palm Streamer


 

(Editorial note: The Honors listed above were extracted from the official honors published by HQMC on 10 January 1986. We would be glad to publish an updated version with any additional honors presented if input is provided from the 1st Radio Battalion.)