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.
2/4 REUNION TO HONOR ITS GOLD STAR FAMILIES
This year the reunion of the "Magnificent Bastards" of the 2d Bn, 4th Marines, will
honor the Gold Star Families of all members of 2/4 who were Killed in Action or
Died of Wounds during its entire history from 1914 to the present day. Former
Commandant, General P.X. Kelley, will be the guest of honor at the Memorial
Service and Memorial Brick Dedication. In addition to commanding 2/4 during
heavy combat in Vietnam General Kelley is a Gold Star Family Member. His father
was killed in action during the Second World War. The service will be held at 1000
on 23 July 2015, at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia.
All 2/4 Gold Star Family Members are cordially invited to attend the memorial
service/dedication as special guests. We do not have their addresses so please
pass this invitation on to any 2/4 Gold Star Family members that you know.
Unfortunately we do not have funds to cover their costs.
THE PRESENT COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS, GENERAL "FIGHTING JOE" DUNFORD, WILL BE THE GUEST OF HONOR AT OUR REUNION DINNER. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_F._Dunford,_Jr.
For further reunion details see the reunion schedule and application elsewhere in
this issue or contact: Jim Rogers,  887 6238, firstname.lastname@example.org or Dave Jones,  310-4571, email@example.com.
Steve Wilson President