• History

    On 24 October 1942, the 1st Marine Division was occupying a defensive position around Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. The 1st Battalion 7th Marines, commanded by LtCol Lewis B “Chesty” Puller helped form this line…The history of  “Suicide Charley” has been passed to each new generation of Marines.  In 1961 the Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division authorized “C” Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines to display and carry the “Suicide Charley” guidon at all official ceremonies and functions.  The tradition remains in effect today.

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  • Upcoming Reunion

    NOW HEAR THIS, NOW HEAR THIS!!! SOUNDING GENERAL QUARTERS, SOUNDING GENERAL QUARTER!!! PREPARE TO MAN YOUR BATTLE STATIONS FOR THE JULY 20 & 21, 2018 LAS VEGAS REUNION. We are now unofficially sitting at Korean War, Viet Nam, The Mid 80s Marines, Persian Gulf War, Somalia, OIF and active duty Marines and Sailors.

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  • Image Gallery

    The Marines of Suicide Charley throughout the generations during deployments and garrison.

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  • Suicide Charley
  • 1st Battalion, 7th Marines
  • MCAGCC, BOX 788261
  • Twentynine Palms, CA 92278-8261
  • 1-760-830-5777

Command Info

  • Company CO: Capt Strange
  • Company 1stSgt: 1stSgt Smith