2nd Battalion, 26th Marines

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2nd Battalion, 26th Marines
CountryUnited States
AllegianceUnited States of America
BranchUnited States Marine Corps
TypeInfantry regiment
RoleLocate, close with and destroy the enemy with fire and maneuver
Part ofInactive
EngagementsWorld War II Vietnam War

The 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines (2/26) is an inactive infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps. They were part of the 26th Marine Regiment and 5th Marine Division and fought during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. They were activated again for the Vietnam War but were deactivated after the war and remain inactive today.

Unit awards[edit]

A unit citation or commendation is an award bestowed upon an organization for the action cited. Members of the unit who participated in said actions are allowed to wear on their uniforms the awarded unit citation.[1] 2/26 has been presented with the following awards:

Notable former members[edit]

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