History of the 1st Marine Division
Activated 23 December 1913
at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the 1st Advance Base Brigade.
Deployed during January 1914 to Culebra, Puerto Rico.
Relocated during February 1914 to New Orleans, Louisiana.
Redesignated 1st April 1914 as the 1st Brigade.
Deployed during April 1914 to Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Participated in the Landing and Occupation of Vera Cruz, Mexico, April - November 1914.
Relocated during December 1914 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1915-1939.
Deployed during August 1915 to Port Au Prince, Haiti.
Participated in the occupation of Haiti, August 1915 - August 1934.
Participated in the occupation of the Dominican Republic, June - December 1916.
Deactivated 15 August 1934 at Port Au Prince, Haiti.
Activated 1st September 1935 at Quantico, Virginia as the 1st Brigade of the Fleet Marine Force.
Redesignated 16 September 1935 as the 1st Marine Brigade 1940-1949.
Deployed during October 1940 to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Redesignated 1 February 1941 as the 1st Marine Division.
Relocated during May 1941 to Quantico, Virginia and Parris Island, South Carolina.
Deployed during April - July 1942 to Samoa and Wellington, New Zealand.
Participated in the following World War II campaigns:
GUADALCANAL, EASTERN NEW GUINEA, NEW BRITAIN, PELELIU, OKINAWA.
Participated in the occupation of North China, September 1945 - June 1947.
Relocated during June 1947 to Camp Pendleton, California.
Deployed during July to September 1950 to the Republic of Korea.
Participated in the Korean War, September 1950 - July 1953, operating from: INCHON-SEOUL CHOSIN RESERVOIR EAST-CENTRAL FRONT WESTERN FRONT.
Participated in the defense of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, July 1953 - March 1955.
Relocated during February - April 1955 to Camp Pendleton, California.
Elements participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis
October - December 1962
Deployed during July 1965 - May 1966 to the Republic of Vietnam.
Participated in the war in Vietnam, July 1965 - April 1971, operating from: CHU LAI, DA NANG, DONG HA, QUI NHON, HUE, PHU BAI, QUANG TRI.
Relocated during April 1971 to Camp Pendleton, California.
Elements participated in opeation New Arrival, the relocation of refugees from Indochina, April-May and June-December 1975.
Participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Southwest Asia, September 1990 - February 1991.
Elements participated in Operation Sea Angel, Bangladesh, May-June 1991 Elements participated in Operation Restore Hope, Somalia, December 1992 - April 1993.
Elements participated in Fire-Fighting efforts, Westen United States, July-September.
Elements participated in support of Hunter Warrior Advance Warfighting Laboratory Experiment, Camp Pendleton, California, September 1996-March 1997.