Video: 2/1 Celebrates Birthday with 90-Mile Run
Activated on Aug. 1, 1922, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, celebrated its 90th birthday while part of the forward-deployed 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit. Running a total of 90 miles in four-man relays, holding a cake-cutting ceremony and reading the battalion's lineage, the Marines of BLT 2/1 spent the day reflecting on what it meant to be part of such a storied battalion. Suggested Lead: Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, had its 90th anniversary in Okinawa while part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, Aug. 1st. Cpl. Jonathan Wright tells us how the battalion celebrated its birthday and history. Soundbite includes Cpl. Sean Bilson - Team Leader with 1st Plt., Co.G. (Hometown: New Lenox, IL.) Event Location: Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan. Produced by Cpl. Jonathan G. Wright. Also available in High Definition.