3rd Marine Regiment

A Student of the Safar School smiles while listening to local elders speak about security and education in Garmsir -Afghanistan.

75mm pack howitzer, “H” Battery, 3rd Battalion, US 12th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, Cape Torokina, Bougainville, Mid December 1943.

Extract from “A brief history of the 12th Marines”

“By 2 November, the 1st and 3d Battalions were positioned in
a swampy area several hundred yards inland and answering all
requests for support. Trees had been cut to clear fields of
fire and log platforms constructed to support the weight of
the 75mm pack howitzer. To service their weapons cannoneers
had to wade about their guns in water that was often knee
deep, and ammunition had to be transported across the swamp
by rubber boats. During the campaign efforts were made to
displace the batteries to move suitable positions but they
were met by arguments from the division that the new positions
would draw enemy counterbattery fire upon the division command
post.”

“At 0835 on the morning of the 24th November, the
12th Marines bolstered by three artillery battalions of the
37th Infantry Division commenced a 20-minute preparation,
later described as "the greatest, up to that time, that had
ever been fired by artillery in support of a Marine attack.”
(archive.org)

(Photo source - USMC)

(Colourised by Royston Leonard from the UK)

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Niro, a scout sniper with the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Scout Sniper Platoon and 24-year-old native of Walton Hills, Ohio, places the dog tag of fallen Pfc. Heath D. Warner on a battlefield cross following a memorial run here, June 1, 2012, to honor the sacrifices of 116 men from 3rd Marines who died during combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Warner, a 19-year-old native of Canton, Ohio, died Nov. 22, 2006, while conducting combat operations with 2/3 in Al Anbar province, Iraq. 

U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Sebastian Rodriguez, a machine gunner with Weapons Platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force-Darwin, fires an M240B machine gun during a night squad-attack exercise at Kangaroo Flats Training Area in Northern Territory, Australia, May 22, 2013. (DoD photo by Sgt. Sarah Fiocco, U.S. Marine Corps/Released)

Eagle Storm by United States Marine Corps Official Page on Flickr.

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Pfc. Ivan Arredondo, a rifleman with 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, shoots an M203 grenade launcher with a recently developed sight as part of new equipment training at Kaneohe Bay range training facility, Nov. 19. The new sight is smaller and lighter and features a holographic red dot sight for easier aiming and includes ballistic data. 
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Suzanna Knotts/Released)

Stallion Stack by United States Marine Corps Official Page on Flickr.

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Pfc. Joshua Burley, a rifleman with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, pauses during a hike with his company on their way to their culminating training event in a mock battle against Combat Logistics Battalion 3 at Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Apr. 15, 2013.

(Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Suzanna Lapi / Released)

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by United States Marine Corps Official Page on Flickr.

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