3rd reconnaissance battalion

ON TARGET – Two Marines of a patrol from 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, open fire on the enemy during a recon mission near Con Thien.  Left to right are Gunnery Sergeant Michael F. Merritt (Atchison, Kansas) and Lance Corporal David Chrietzburg (Ft. Worth, Texas).  The two were part of a small recon force that unearthed a large enemy munitions cache.

February 2 1969 Cpl Bob Partain

LCpl Chrietzburg is firing an M60 machine gun. A third Marine is visible in the grass behind Merritt’s pack. 

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 Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers provide security while their teammates move to shore during a simulated amphibious assault at Pyramid Rock Beach, Hawaii, July 1, 2014, as part of a Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 training event with U.S. Marines assigned to the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion. RIMPAC is a U.S. Pacific Fleet-hosted biennial multinational maritime exercise designed to foster and sustain international cooperation on the security of the world’s oceans. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Matthew J. Bragg/Released)

Fish n Chips by David Pentland.

Normandy, France, 1944. US M5 Stuart ‘Fish n Chips’ of 113th Cavalry Regiment, 83rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Armoured Division engage targets from a Normandy field.

Troops from Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, United States Marine Corps, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, and The Japanese Western Area Infantry Regiment, use combat rubber reconnaissance crafts to complete Nautical Navigation and Over the Horizon Training at Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific on June 29, 2014.

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

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Marines with second platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, based in Okinawa, Japan, execute a live-fire immediate action drill at the Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, March 3, 2014. The recon Marines completed IA drills before firing multiple weapon systems such as .50 Caliber M2 Browning heavy machine gun, MK-19 automatic grenade launcher and M136 AT-4 rocket launchers, as part of a two day weapons package for Exercise Sandfisher. The weapons package focused on increasing the platoon’s proficiency with each system on the battlefield. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Bragg)

Marines with second platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, fire at lead targets with multiple weapons systems as they work through a scenario to flank the “enemy” by firing M136 AT-4 rocket launchers on the Kaneohe Bay Range Training Facility, March 4, 2014. 

Troops from The 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Recce Platoon, 3 Section, The 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, “A” Company, Third Platoon, United States Marines and The Japanese Western Area Infantry Regiment, use combat rubber reconnaissance crafts to complete Nautical Navigation and Over the Horizon Training at Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) on June 29, 2014.