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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.

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1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment ‘Super Squad’ awarded for excellence PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cpl Timothy Valero   
Sunday, 21 August 2016 08:47

Marines and sailors of Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment put their close quarter training on hold to recognize the champions of 1st Marine Division’s Super Squad Competition aboard Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 15, 2016.

 
The Super Squad Competition is a three day non-stop event that pins squads from 1st Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Regiment, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion against one another. The competition took place aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton during July 12-16, 2016.

 
The competitors faced numerous tasks and challenges throughout the competition. Over the course of 48 hours, the Marines were tested on their knowledge about various infantry topics, had their gear inspected, and ran the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test. 

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Marine hero honored again with ship name PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 21 August 2016 08:28
A proud Marine Corps name will return to the U.S. fleet. The Navy will again sail a destroyer honoring John Basilone, more than four decades after the first was decommissioned.
 
Young Marines are taught the story of Basilone -- the World War II gunnery sergeant who fought at Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, a hero killed in combat and awarded the Medal of Honor and Navy Cross.
 
But, to his cousin Constance Basilone Imbese, the Marine hero was the young man at the dinner table who told his fearful family he was returning to fight in the Pacific.
 
“They had sent him home to sell war bonds. And he just couldn’t make it, because he thought of the troops at Iwo Jima,” said Imbese, 95, who attended the Camp Pendleton ship-naming announcement Tuesday.

 

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