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2nd Battalion 12th Marines was activated from the 3rd Marine Brigade, Provisional Regiment, 4 October 1927. The battalion and other provisional personnel formed the 12th Marine Regiment; the new unit's activation was short lived. When the the Chinese rebellion ended, the regiment was disbanded 22 April 1928.

14 years passed when World War 11 forced the United States again into war. 15 July 1942 the 12th Marine Artillery Regiment was reactivated with the formation of 2nd Battalion 12th Marines at "New River Marine Base," North Carolina. 2nd Battalion had the honor of being the first unit reactivated; deployed into the South Pacific battlefield, the 12th Marines participated with distinction in the "Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo Jima Campaigns.

The 12th Marines remained active until 8 January 1946 when the regiment was again disbanded at Camp Pendleton, California. It would silently wait until 17 March 1952 when the Marine Corps would call again, needing combat artilerymen to face the North Koreans.

Your Command Chronologies are now online in our 12th Marine Historical Center. Many more historical records will be posted for your convenience to aid you in claims, unanswered questions, past operations, whatever we can help with.

Joe Oldham is our 12th Marine Artillery Regiment Association Historian; Joe can be reached at the following email to assist you:

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Additional Battalion Photograph's
Lt Jack E Swallows, Echo 2/12 Anglico FO - 1965
Gun 2 - Delta 2/12 1968-69Wayne Hetcher - Delta 2/12
YIC -1968-69
Wayne Hetcher, Bronze Star Recipient from Delta 2/12 1968-69The Razoback?
An unknown Marine from Echo 2/12 on the "Hill of the Angels '
Con ThienGun Pit for Whiskey 2/12 Howtar
Two Echo Marines at Con Thien
Whiskey 3212 HowtarFoxtrot 2/12 on mountaintop FSB during "Operation?"
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