A Battalion and the Croix de Guerre

November 30, 2020

Leaders from 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division recently welcomed “The Beirut Battalion” to their ranks, as the Marines and Sailors of 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment were formally awarded the historic French Fourragere, known as the Croix de Guerre, by 6th Marines at a ceremony aboard Camp Lejeune on November 25. The integration and Fourragere presentation is a result of 1st Battalion, 8th Marines’ realignment under 6th Marine Regiment Headquarters, as part of the Commandant of the Marine Corps’ Force Design 2030…
U.S. Marines bow their heads during the invocation at a French Fourragrere dedication ceremony on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 25.