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Magnificent Bastards: The 2/4 Marine Regiment
August 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The 2nd Battalion/4th Marine Regiment has long been known as the “Magnificent Bastards” and these Marines have a long history of service to our country in major battles across the world. Major General James E. Livingston and Brigadier General William Weise will lead the panel discussing the contributions of the 2/4 Marines to our military.
Major General James E. Livingston received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his role as an infantry company commander at Dai Do, Vietnam, during a three-day grinding battle of attrition in which the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, numbering only 800 men, victoriously battled 10,000 or more NVA. Brigadier General Weise served as CO.
The Battle of Dai Do proved to be a turning point for the Vietnam War, just as battles involving the “Magnificent Bastards” in Ramadi, Iraq have been during more recent conflicts. All of these battles and the tactics employed will be discussed during this symposium.
More details will be made available over the coming weeks. Admission to the symposium is free and the event is open to the public. Parking is $5.