2nd RADIO BATTALION, FMF


LINEAGE


Activated 14 June 1943 at Linda Vista Camp, Camp Elliott, San Diego, California as the 1st Radio Intelligence Platoon, Signal Company, Amphibious Corps, Pacific Fleet.

Reassigned 7 September 1943 to Marine Barracks, Camp Elliott.

Reassigned 15 October 1943 to the 29th Replacement Battalion, Fleet Marine Force.

Relocated during October-November 1943 to Noumea, New Caledonia.

Reassigned 20 November 1943 to the Corps Replacement Battalion, Transient Center, I Marine Amphibious Corps at Camp St. Louis.

Participated in the campaigns for the Solomon Islands, Guam and Iwo Jima.

Relocated during December 1943 to Guadalcanal, British Solomon Islands, and reassigned to Signal Company, Headquarters Battalion, Division Support Troops, 3rd Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force.

Reassigned 15 April 1944 to Headquarters Company, I Corps Signal Battalion, I Marine Amphibious Corps.

Relocated during August 1944 to Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii, and reassigned to Signal Company, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Fleet Marine Force.

Attached during September-December 1944 to Pacific Fleet Radio Unit 128.

Redesignated 20 October 1944 as the 1st Separate Radio Intelligence Platoon.

Attached 15 December 1944 to Headquarters, Fifth Amphibious Corps.

Relocated during April 1945 to Maui, Territory of Hawaii.

Reassigned 1 September 1945 to Signal Battalion, Fifth Amphibious Corps.

Relocated during August-September 1945 to Sasebo, Kyushu, Japan.

Participated in the Occupation of Japan, September-November 1945.

Redesignated 29 October 1945 as the 1st Radio Intelligence Platoon, Fleet Marine Force.

Deactivated 7 November 1945.

Activated 1 September 1949 in Washington, D.C. as the 5th Signal Company (Supplementary), Marine Corps Reserve.

Relocated during August 1950 to Quantico, Virginia.

Recalled to active duty 17 February 1951, and redesignated as the 1st Radio Company.

Relocated during February 1951 to Camp Pendleton, California.

Relocated during July 1954 to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Redesignated 15 September 1958 as the 2nd Radio Company.

Redesignated 22 July 1959 as the 2nd Composite Radio Company.

Assigned 1 March 1962 to Force Troops, Fleet Marine Force.

Elements participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis, October-December 1962.

Redesignated 17 September 1963 as the 2nd Radio Company.

Redesignated 14 July 1964 as the 2nd Radio Battalion.

Elements participated in the intervention in the Dominican Republic, April-June 1965.

Force Troops redesignated 1 October 1975 as Force Troops/2nd Force Service Support Group, Fleet Marine Force.

Force Troops redesignated 30 June 1978 as the 2nd Force Service Support Group, Fleet Marine Force.

Participated in numerous training exercises throughout the 1970s and into the 1990s.

(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

HONORS AWARDED Navy Unit Commendation Streamer
with one Bronze Star

World War II

1943 - 1944

1943 - 1945

American Campaign Streamer

Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Streamer with three Bronze Stars

World War II Victory Streamer

National Defense Service Streamer with one Bronze Star



 

(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.)