Active: July 1, 1914.
2nd Battalion 5th Marines (2/5) is an infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps based out of Camp Pendleton, California consisting of approximately 1000 Marines and Sailors. They fall under the 5th Marine Regiment and the 1st Marine Division.
2/5 is the most highly decorated battalion in the Marine Corps and their motto, "Retreat, Hell!", , comes from the French trenches of World War I, as a Marine officer ordered to retreat said, "Retreat? Hell, we just got here!"
Our 2-5 Marines patch is a regulation, full color, embroidered military patch. This is the same patch that is supplied to the Marine Corps and sold in the Marine Corps Base Exchanges. This patch would be a great gift idea and a wonderful addition to your patch collection.