Welcome Aboard!

Welcome to the official website of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines Association – the "Magnificent Bastards."

Within these pages, you’ll get to know the warriors, past and present, of the finest infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps, and the courageous chaplains and corpsmen of the United States Navy who care, or have cared, for them.

We hope you’ll enjoy looking through the site, getting to know us and seeing what we’re all about. We’ve been going strong since 1988 and getting stronger every year. Our membership includes Marines from all corners of the United States having served from private to commandant, all of whom share the pride and privilege of having earned the title "United States Marine,” “Chaplain” and those few who earned another title, equally honored and deeply esteemed by Marines, the simple, three-letter title of "Doc."

Once you've navigated your way around the site, please feel free to make suggestions and let us know what you think. Those of you who have been either assigned or attached to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines of all eras, please consider taking membership and letting your friends know about us.


Dear Magnificent Bastards,  

I am pleased that to see that we’ve had a large number of younger 2/4 Marines begin to join our Association and we will reach our goal of 200 new members this year.  It is through everyone’s constant engagement with the active duty members who serve, or have served, in our battalion that we will continue to thrive—so let’s keep our foot on the gas to inform everyone about this tremendous organization.

I was heartened to hear that those in the Texas area were able to support Sgt. Eric Smith’s Navy Cross ceremony and represent our association, and key leaders like MGen Livingston and BGen Weise and many others took the time to call and congratulate him on this prestigious honor.  Additionally, my thanks to those that attended the memorial service in Texas for Ryan Coffer.

I was honored to attend the 2/4 plaque dedication ceremony at Park Semper Fi with Jim Williams, LtCol Cook, and the city council to pay tribute to all of our Magnificent Bastards and the city of San Clemente that supports us.  

The dates for the 2018 Annual 2d Battalion, 4th Marines Reunion are set for 8 -12 November 2018 in the Camp Pendleton area, hosted by Frank and Becky Valdez.  The event link is on our Facebook page and invitations will follow.  I look forward to seeing everyone again this time next year.

I want to wish all of my friends, fellow Marines, Magnificent Bastards, and Gold Star families a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year as we continue to thrive through the holiday season and beyond. 

Semper Fi,

Contact UsSecond Battalion, 4th Marines Association

Incorporated Address:
925 Oyster Cove Drive
Grasonville, Maryland 21638


Mailing Address:
455 Concord Parkway North #6511
Concord, North Carolina 28027