3rd Battalion, 9th Marines (3/9)
The 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines (3/9) is an infantry battalion of the United States Marine Corps, originally formed during World War I. It served until the early 1990s when it underwent a redesignation as 3rd Battalion, 4th Marines (3/4) as part of the Marine Corps' infantry battalions realignment and renumbering, following the deactivation of the 9th Marine Regiment.
Unit History and Designation Changes
The 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines was initially a subordinate unit of the 9th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. However, it underwent operational transfer to the 1st Marine Division and became a subordinate unit of the 7th Marine Regiment, where it remained until its redesignation as 3/4.
Nicknames and Motto
The companies of 3/9 include: