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Who are the 5th Marines?

Marines with 5th Marine Regiment are presented the French Fourragere during a ceremony aboard the Camp San Mateo parade deck here, Oct. 23, 2013. The regiment is one of two Marine Corps regiments authorized to wear the Fourragere for heroic actions during World War I. The ceremony emphasizes the Marines’ commitment to the rich history of the Fighting Fifth. – 1st Marine Division, Cpl. James Gulliver

The 5th Marine Regiment based at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California is the most highly decorated regiment in the Marine Corps.  The regiment falls under the command of the 1st Marine Division and the I Marine Expeditionary Force (I MEF).
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