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26th Marine Regiment (United States)

Summary
The 26th Marine Regiment (26th Marines) is an inactivated infantry regiment of the United States Marine Corps. The 26th Marines were activated in 1944 and fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II and were activated again on 1 March 1966, and fought in the Battle of Khe Sanh during the Vietnam War. Subordinate units The regiment was composed of three infantry battalions and one headquarters company: History World War II Commissioning and training The 26th Marine Regiment was commissioned on January 10, 1944 at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. Iwo Jima On D-Day at Iwo Jima, the 26th Marine Regiment was originally the V Amphibious Corps' reserve. Relieved of the mission with the arrival of the 21st Marine Regiment, the regiment came ashore on the afternoon of February 19, 1945 and established defensive positions on the southwestern end of South Field (Iwo Jima). The next day when the 5th Marine Division went i
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