3/8 Fortune Favors the Strong Flag


3rd Battalion, 8th Marines (3/8) An infantry battalion in the United States Marine Corps based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Known as the "Fighting Third" Their motto is "Fortuna Favet Fortibus" (Fortune Favors the Strong).

Insignia The imagery features a combination of dogs, a knife/bayonet, and a backdrop of lava rock.

Nicknames "Lava Dogs" & "Chicha Jima Marines"

Their Companies include:

  • Headquarters and Service Company
  • Company I
  • Company K
  • Company L
  • Weapons Company


.: Material: 100% polyester organza
.: Extra light/thin fabric (3.8 oz/yd² (110 g/m²))
.: 60" x 36"
.: One-sided print with a satin finish
.: Side tunnel
.: Sewn in label
.: Printed in the USA
.: Does not include flagpole