2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (FMF)
— Vietnam War 1966-1971 —
Dedicated to the Co H Marines and Corpsmen who served in the Vietnam War and in memory of those who gave their precious lives.
In April 1966, H/2/5 deployed to the Republic of Vietnam from Okinawa where it had recently conducted an amphibious exercise, prior to that it was at Camp Margarita at Camp Pendleton, California. During five years it engaged in battles within the I Corps provinces of Quang Tri, Thua Thien, and Quang Nam. Its combat operations included the Tet 1968 Battle of Hue City, Charlie Ridge, Que Son, Phu Bai, Dong Ha, Phu Loc, Arizona Territory, Dodge City, Dai Loc, Liberty Bridge, Go Noi Island, Nong Son, Happy Valley, Antenna Valley, and Area 112. Co H fought in twelve major counter-offensives and numerous actions from its An Hoa and Hill 65 firebases.
Navy Unit Commendation with four Bronze Stars
Meritorious Unit Commendation with three Bronze Stars
Vietnam Service with two Silver Stars and two Bronze Stars
Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm
Vietnam Meritorious Unit
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Vietnam. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1966.
Location. 38° 32.49′ N, 77° 20.565′ W. Marker is in Triangle, Virginia, in Prince William County. Memorial can be reached from Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1) 0.1 miles south of Joplin Road (Virginia Route 619), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Quantico VA 22134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Basic School (here, next to this marker); 9th Engineer Battalion (here, next to this marker); Marine Spouses and Children Memorial (here, next to this marker); Hotel Company, The Basic School (here, next to this marker); 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines (here, next to this marker); 263 Squadron (here, next to this marker); 3rd Battalion 27th Marines (here, next to this marker); November Company (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Triangle.
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