R 291959Z JUL 19
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS//
SUBJ/2D MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP 75TH ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. 75 years ago on 1 August 1944, the 2d Marine Logistics Group was activated as the 8th Field Depot at Pearl Harbor.
2. Over the course of nearly eight decades, the Marines and Sailors of 2d MLG have provided combat service support to the warfighters on the battlefield at Iwo Jima in 1945, in Lebanon in the 1980s, in Southwest Asia in 1990-1991 and in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003.
3. When Mother Nature unleashed hurricanes upon the US and Caribbean, and when refugees fled their homelands in desperation, the Marines of 2d MLG were there to rapidly provide humanitarian assistance.
4. Regardless of the mission and despite long separations from family and friends, the members of 2d MLG have met their objectives with skill, dedication, and professionalism. We congratulate the 2d Marine Logistics Group on the occassion of their 75th anniversary. Your service and sacrifices on behalf of our great nation are recognized and appreciated. Happy birthday!
5. Semper Fidelis, David H. Berger, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//