The primary mission of the battalion is to seek out and destroy the enemy. The infantrymen conduct day and night patrols, set up ambushes and conduct both large and small scale combat operations in hostile territory.
His unit is also engaged in a civic action program designed to assist the Vietnamese people in completing self-help projects, such as building of wells, culverts, small bridges and schools. Equipment and materials are made available through the Marine Corps Reserve Civic Action Fund.
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