2D MARINE DIVISION ANNIVERSARY
Date Signed: 1/20/2016
ALMARS Number: 003/16
R 202058Z JAN 16
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/2D MARINE DIVISION ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. It is my sincere pleasure to join all Marines in congratulating the Marines and Sailors of the 2d Marine Division on the 75th anniversary of the activation of the division.
2. Since its activation on 1 February 1941, during the early days of World War II, the 2d Marine Division has served with courage, distinction, and dedication in far flung reaches of the globe. In the Pacific, Tarawa, Saipan, and Tinian were your crucible. You continued your steadfast legacy in Lebanon, Panama, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan, delivering a cohesive and effective fighting force whenever you’ve been called, and ready to win in “any clime and place.”
3. All Marines, past and present, honor the service and sacrifices of the “Follow Me” Division. For 75 years, through your courage and tenacity, you have earned the respect and admiration of both friends and adversaries. As you celebrate your historic anniversary, every Marine and Sailor in our Corps celebrates with you.
4. Happy Anniversary and Semper Fidelis. Robert B. Neller, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//