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Thirty-one 6th Marine Regiment Marines receive French Fourragere

Marines with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, stand in a school circle and listen to their battalion commander, Lt. Col. James A. Ryans. Ryans welcomed the newest members of his unit after a French Fourragere presentation ceremony April 13. Thirty-one Marines were presented the unique and historic award during the ceremony.
The 5th and 6th Marine Regiments are the only units in the Marine Corps authorized to wear the French Fourragere. Every service member with the regiment s wears the award on their left shoulder of select uniforms for as long as they remain a member of the unit.
The two regiments were awarded the combat decoration after their participation in three significant battles during World War I: the Battle of Belleau Wood, Battle of Soissons, and the Battle of Champagne. The regiments’ victories contributed to the opening of the western approaches to the Argonne Forest, where American expeditionary forces partnered with their allies to launch their last offensive of the war.



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This work, Thirty-one 6th Marine Regiment Marines receive French Fourragere [Image 1 of 4], by SSgt Earnest J. Barnes, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.13.2012

Date Posted:04.13.2012 18:59

Photo ID:559054

VIRIN:120413-M-RE261-006

Resolution:5472x3585

Size:2.22 MB

Location:CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, USGlobe

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