5th Marine Division (United States)

5th Marine Division (United States)

The 5th Marine Division was an infantry division in the United States Marine Corps. Created during World War II, the division saw its first action at the Battle of Iwo Jima where it sustained the highest number of casualties amongst the invasion force. They were also to be part of the planned invasion of the Japanese home islands but this was never to be as the Japanese surrendered. The division was reactivated in 1966 and deployed and served in the Vietnam War.

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