• 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.

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Command Info

  • Company CO: Capt Holland
  • Company 1stSgt: 1stSgt Perkins