1st Raider Battalion

1st Raider Battalion (designated on 16 February 1942) was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Merritt A. Edson.

• Assault landing on Tulagi, Solomon Islands (7-9 August 1942)
• A, B and C Companies raid Japanese supply base, Tasimboko, Guadalcanal (8th September 1942)
• Battle of Edson's ridge (12-14 September 1942)
• 1st Battle of Matanikau River (26-28 September 1942)
• 2nd Battle of Matanikau River (8 October 1942)
• Landing at Rice Anchorage, New Georgia (5 July 1943)
• Battle of Bairoko Harbour, New Georgia (20 July 1943)

1st February 1944, 1st Raider Battalion designated as the 1st Battalion, 4th Marines
Special Ops Heroes
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RAIDERS Flaum, Martin
Date of death : 09-Jul-1943
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Date of death : 12-Sep-1942
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Date of death : 10-Jul-1943 [AWARD] [CITATION ADDED]
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RAIDERS Gay, Roy Morris
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Date of death : 08-Aug-1942 [AWARD] [CITATION ADDED]
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Date of death : 20-Jul-1943 [AWARD] [CITATION ADDED]
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Date of death : 07-Aug-1942 [AWARD] [CITATION ADDED]
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Date of death : 09-Oct-1942 [AWARD] [CITATION ADDED]
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