1ST BATTALION, 4TH MARINE REGIMENT

1st_Battalion_4th_Marine_Regiment_USMC-Converted-243x300The 1st Battalion, 4th Regiment of the U.S. Marines has a storied history dating back to 1922. Among its many theaters of operation, the 1/4, also known as the “China Marines”, has seen action in China, the Philippines, Okinawa and Vietnam. The 1/4 is based out of Camp Pendleton and has recently been deployed several times to Iraq.

 

USS STOCKDALE DDG 106

ddg106_patch_lg-235x300The USS STOCKDALE (DDG-106) is an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, homeported in San Diego with a crew of 305 Sailors and Officers. The ship is named after Vice Admiral James Bond Stockdale, the legendary leader of American POW’s during the Vietnam War. The Stockdale is the 56th destroyer in her class. The ship was commissioned on April 18, 2009 at Port Hueneme, California.