3rd Battalion, 25th Marines The 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines' mission is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver or to repel their assault by fire and close combat. Additionally, the Battalion is prepared to augment active Marine Forces in case of national emergency. The Battalion stands ready to answer the nation’s call at home and abroad.
The 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines also stretches across a vast area. Headquarters & Service Company is situated in Brookpark, Ohio; India Company is located in Buffalo, New York; Kilo Company is the southernmost, head quartered in Moundsville, West Virginia; Lima Company is located in Columbus, Ohio; and Weapons Company is located in Akron, Ohio.
The Marines of 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines have a distinguished reputation. During the battle for Iwo Jima, our battalion was tasked with the securing of Airfield One, then further tasked with pushing northward into the heart of the Japanese defenses. Colonel Justice Marino Chambers received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions as the Commander of 3/25 during the battle of Iwo Jima. His citation reads, in part, that while “exposed to relentless fire, he coolly reorganized his battle-weary men, inspiring them to heroic efforts by his own valor and in leading an attack on the critical, impregnable high ground.” His medals are displayed in the trophy case located at H&S Brookpark, Ohio.