Posts Tagged With: David Christoff
Fortes Fortuna Juvat: The Third Marines
“Sir, my question is, now that the 3rd Marines have been allowed to show their abilities to the world, are we going to be entering into combat rotations in the near future?” — Question by unknown 1/3 Marine to Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld, December, 2004
Third Battalion is just one part of the Third Marine Regiment, the main ground force in the Third Marine Division (3/3/3: the source of its callsign, ‘Trinity’), and a unique unit in the Marine Corps. Because of Hawaii’s isolated location and lack of higher-ups, the regiment has an unusual amount of autonomy and a reputation to match. Read more
19 – 20 October 2006: Battalion Memorial Services
“The Battalion conducted a Memorial Service at the Base Chapel to remember and honor the fallen Marines from the deployment to Iraq in support of OIF.” — Source: 3/3 Command Chronology for the Period 01 October to 31 December 2006 Read more
22 May 2006: FOB Haqlaniyah IED Attack
Enemy forces set off an IED near the entrance to FOB Haqlaniyah, resulting in two Marine fatalities.