This site is dedicated to all the Marines of 3rd Recon that have served and fought

for our country from the jungles of Vietnam to the deserts in Iraq and Afganistan and elsewhere around the globe.

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The men of the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion have joined together in camaraderie
and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting
the interests of the 3rd Recon Battalion and of the United States Marine Corps.
This worthy goal is accomplished by banding together those that fought in Vietnam
and the young warriors who are now serving with 3rd Recon;
aiding and rendering assistance to all 3rd Recon Marines and former Marines
and to their widows and orphans, and by perpetuating the history of the 3rd Recon Battalion
and the United States Marine Corps through fitting acts to observe the anniversaries
of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Recon Marines were the eyes and ears of the units they served providing senior headquarters with the intelligence
vital for operations-planning and alerting it to offensive build-ups by the enemy. At the same time, the patrols often produced
body counts far greater than much larger units. Their more notable patrols were marked by close combat,
extraordinary heroism, bravery, and nearly unbelievable survival despite overwhelming odds.

The motto of the United States Marine Corps "Semper Fi" - (Always Faithful) exemplifies the commitment of all Marines to each other
and the country they so bravely defend, whether in peace or time of war. Every Marine becomes a member of the warrior brotherhood,
fearing no enemy and eagerly accepting any challenge to the Corps, which last a lifetime.

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