Tarawa Day

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, run an obstacle course in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, run an obstacle course in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, run an obstacle course in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. David M. Elliott, the regimental sergeant major of 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, salutes the regimental colors during a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. David M. Elliott, the regimental sergeant major of 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, salutes the regimental colors during a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Steven M. Sutey, the regimental commanding officer of 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, clips the battle streamers to the regimental colors during a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Steven M. Sutey, the regimental commanding officer of 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, clips the battle streamers to the regimental colors during a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. David M. Elliott, left, the regimental sergeant major, and Col. Steven M. Sutey, the regimental commanding officer, both with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. David M. Elliott, left, the regimental sergeant major, and Col. Steven M. Sutey, the regimental commanding officer, both with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a hike in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a hike in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, run an obstacle course in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Souleymane Diarra, left, and Lance Cpl. Chase Jones, both riflemen with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, fight with pugil sticks in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. John Roccuzzo, left, and Lance Cpl. Anthony Jackson, both riflemen with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, fight with pugil sticks in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew McMurry, left, a small arms repair technician, and Lance Cpl. Benjamin Krause, a machine gunner, both with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a hike in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, run an obstacle course in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, run an obstacle course in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, run an obstacle course in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, run an obstacle course in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brian McNeill, an infantry officer with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, navigates an obstacle course in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brian McNeill, an infantry officer with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, navigates an obstacle course in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a hike in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a hike in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Raul Yazzie, a native of Chinle, Ariz. and a radio operator with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, climbs a rope in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Raul Yazzie, a native of Chinle, Ariz. and a radio operator with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, climbs a rope in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marines with 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a hike in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Steven M. Sutey, left, the regimental commanding officer, and Sgt. Maj. David M. Elliott, the regimental sergeant major, both with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, salute the regimental colors during a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marine Corps Col. Steven M. Sutey, left, the regimental commanding officer, and Sgt. Maj. David M. Elliott, the regimental sergeant major, both with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, salute the regimental colors during a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)
U.S. Marines with 2d Marine Regiment, 2d Marine Division, participate in a colors rededication ceremony in commemoration of Tarawa Day on Camp Lejeune, N.C., Nov. 23, 2021. 2d Marines remembered and honored the sacrifices of the regiment during its defining battle during World War II, learned about the adaptation of amphibious doctrine, and strengthened unit identity. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr.)

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