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7th Communication Battalion

 

7th Communication Battalion

Camp Hansen

Okinawa Japan
Lineage

7th Communication Battalion
LINEAGE

1957-1973

- ACTIVATED 1 OCTOBER 1957 AT CAMP PENDELTON, CALIFORNIA, AS THE 7TH COMMUNICATION BATTALION, 1ST MARINE DIVISION, FLEET MARINE FORCE
- DEPLOYED DURING FEBUARY 1960 TO KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN
- REDEPLOYED DURING APRIL 1960 TO CAMP PENDLETON, CALIFORNIA
- REASSIGNED 18 MAY 1965 TO FORCE TROOPS AND RELOCATED TO MARINE CORPS BASE, TWENTYNINE PALMS, CALIFORNIA
- DEPLOYED 1 JULY 1966 TO CHU LAI, REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM, AND REASSIGNED TO THE 1ST MARINE DIVISION
- PARTICIPATED IN THE WAR IN VIETNAM: JULY 1966 - OCTOBER 1969 OPERATING FROM
CHU LAI
DA NANG

- REASSIGNED 15 APRIL 1969 TO III MARINE AMPHIBIOUS FORCE
- REDEPLOYED DURING OCTOBER 1969 TO OKINAWA AND REASSIGNED TO THE 9TH AMPHIBIOUS BRIGADE
- REASSIGNED 7 NOVEMBER 1969 TO THE 3D MARINE DIVISION
- ELEMENTS PARTISIPATED IN OPERATIONS IN THE REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM: OCTOBER 1969 - JUNE 1971,
AND APRIL 1972 - FEBRUARY 1973
- ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS IN THAILAND: MAY 1972 - SEPTEMBER 1973
- ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN MINESWEEPING OPERATIONS OFF THE COAST OF NORTH VIETNAM: FEBRUARY - MAY 1973

1974 - 2002

- ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIA EVACUATIONS, VIETNAM: APRIL 1975
- ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE MAYAGUEZ OPERATION: MAY 1975
- ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM, SOUTHWEST ASIA: AUGUST 1990 - APRIL 1991
- REASSIGNED OCTOBER 1990 TO 3D SURVEILLANCE, RECONNAISSANCE, INTELLIGENCE GROUP (SRIG)
- ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION SEA ANGEL, BANGLADESH: MAY-JUNE 1991
- ELEMENTS PARTICIPATED IN OPERATION RESTORE HOPE, SOMALIA: DECEMBER 1992 - FEBRUARY 1993
- REASSIGNED DURING APRIL 1994 TO III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE
- REASSIGNED DURING OCTOBER 1999 TO III MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE HEADQUARTERS GROUP

HONORS AWARDED
7TH COMMUNICATION BATTALION

- PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION STREAMER WITH ONE BRONZE STAR
VIETNAM
1966-1967
1967-1968

- MERITORIOUS UNIT COMMENDATION STREAMER
VIETNAM
1968

- NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE STREAMER WITH TWO BRONZE STARS

- VIETNAM SERVICE STREAMER WITH ONE SILVER AND THREE BRONZE STARS

- VIETNAM CROSS OF GALLANTRY WITH PALM STREAMER