4TH MARINE DIVISION ANNIVERSARY
Date Signed: 8/3/2015
ALMARS Number: 018/15
R 031811Z AUG 15
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC DMCS(UC)/F002//
SUBJ/4TH MARINE DIVISION ANNIVERSARY//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. On behalf of all Marines, it is my distinct honor to extend congratulations to the Marines and Sailors of the 4th Marine Division as you celebrate your 72nd anniversary.
2. More than seven decades have passed since the 4th MarDiv was activated at Camp Pendleton, California on 16 August 1943. Born in the midst of the Second World War, the division fought a determined foe on the Marshalls Islands, at Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima. The “Fighting Fourth” carved its place in Marine Corps history with grit and determination. The division proved time and again its combat prowess in Operations DESERT STORM, IRAQI FREEDOM, and ENDURING FREEDOM.
3. As you celebrate your historic anniversary, know that Marines around the globe wish you continued success and honor your service, sacrifices, and courage.
4. Happy Anniversary and Semper Fidelis. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., General, U.S. Marine Corps, Commandant of the Marine Corps.//