13th Marine Regiment (United States)
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|13th Marine Regiment|
13th Marine Regiment Insignia
|Active||1916 – 19; 1943 – 46; 1966 – 70|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Marine Corps|
Artillery (1943-46; 1966-70)
|Part of||5th Marine Division|
|Major General Smedley Butler|
World War I
World War II
On December 11, 1943, the regiment was reactivated and redesignated as an artillery regiment. The 13th Marines played an important role in securing Iwo Jima. On February 6, 1946, it was again inactivated.
The 13th Marines were reactivated on May 1, 1966. In August 1966, the 13th Marine Regiment was deployed to South Vietnam. Battery "A" 1-13 participated in amphibious operations as part of Special Landing Force (SLF) 26 and later BLT 1-26 in support of the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines.
The insignia of the 13th Marine Regiment is that of the 5th Marine Division, differenced by adjusting the charges to surmount crossed artillery cannons all below a banner of gold inscribed "THIRTEENTH MARINES" of scarlet and a 1936-type Marine Corps emblem of gold in the chief (top) of the shield. (From "U.S. Marine Corps Ground Unit Insignia.")