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Subject: Question about USMC unit designations
JROTCKid    10/11/2003 7:55:22 PM
3/3 1 Marine Division the 3/3 Means 3rd Platoon 3rd company right ? And anyone know where i could get some history on this unit ?
 
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Horsesoldier    RE:Question about USMC unit designations    10/11/2003 8:32:28 PM
I believe it means 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment -- USMC companies, like the US Army, generally have letters to designate them (i.e. "Company A" etc).
 
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Sam    RE:Question about USMC unit designations    10/11/2003 8:50:06 PM
No, 3/3 1st MarDiv stands for 3d Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. Are you sure that it isn't 3d MarDiv? The Hawaii units were reassigned to 3d MarDiv when the 1st Marine Brigade was deactivated. However due to UDP rotations, taskings during EF, ect then 3/3 may be attached to 1st MarDiv.
 
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JROTCKid    RE:Question about USMC unit designations    10/12/2003 5:33:05 PM
It was my uncles gulf war unit inscribed on the book all members got or pad for im not sure had his name rank and 3/3 1st marine div
 
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Sam    RE:Question about USMC unit designations    10/12/2003 8:30:41 PM
That would make sense. 1st MB was a part of and served as a maneuver element of 1st MarDiv in Desert Storm. http://www.mcbh.usmc.mil/3mar/3dbn/3dbn%203dmar.htm is their web site :)
 
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JROTCKid    RE:Question about USMC unit designations    10/14/2003 2:34:33 PM
Thanks Sam . It turns out that this unit saw some action in the Gulf War . Im surprised he hasnt mentioned it . might be a soft spot but after a few beers hes telling me sea stories
 
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marine    RE:Question about USMC unit designations    10/28/2003 5:40:22 AM
Dear JROTC Kid, The proper unit designation is as follows: 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. You can you use your search engine and type in Third Battalion, Third Marines or Units of the First Marine Division. May God Bless and Semper Fidelis-Major Robert A. Lynn, USMCR
 
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raymond    RE:Question about USMC unit designations    10/28/2003 2:45:27 PM
 
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JROTCKid    RE:Question about USMC unit designations    10/28/2003 3:03:54 PM
Semper Fi Marine , Thanks for the help guys . I talked to my Major whose a Gulf War vet. He has some "papers" on action of the entire division that he apparently "found"
 
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Doc Johnson    Sam' Got it Right   12/13/2011 6:32:20 PM
The guy named Sam answered your question correctly .
 
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