MARINE CORPS NON-COMBATANT EVACUATIONS

 

SELECTED MARINE CORPS NON-COMBATANT EVACUATIONS: 1975 – PRESENT

June-July 1976, Lebanon:  32d Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU) evacuated 160 American citizens and 148 other foreign nationals.

24-25 June 1982, Lebanon: 32d MAU evacuated nearly 600 American citizens and designated foreign nationals.

August 1982, Lebanon: 32d MAU aided in the evacuation of 12,000 PLO fighters and supporters.

October-December 1983, Grenada: 22d Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (in conjunction with other U.S. and Caribbean forces) intervened to protect and evacuate American citizens and foreign nationals, neutralize Granadan and Cuban forces, maintain order and assist in restoring democratic government.

25 May–9 January 1991, Liberia: 22d MEU protected US Embassy and evacuated over 2,400 civilians.

2-11 January 1991, Somalia: 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) evacuated 260 U.S. and foreign citizens from the American Embassy in Mogadishu.

April 1994, Rwanda: 11th MEU provided force to perform NEO; 241 citizens evacuated.

April-August 1996, Liberia: 22d MEU evacuated U.S. citizens and foreign nationals from Monrovia, Liberia.

March 1997, Tirana, Albania: 26th MEU evacuated 877 American citizens.

April 1997, Kinshasa, Zaire: 26th MEU evacuated American citizens.

30 May-2 June 1997, Freetown, Sierra Leone: 22d MEU evacuated 451 American citizens and 2,058 foreign nationals.

6 June 1998, Asmara, Eritrea: 11th MEU evacuated 105 American citizens and numerous foreign nationals.

June 2003, Liberia: 2d MEB aboard USS Kearsarge evacuated American citizens from Embassy.

February 2004, Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Fifty Marines from a special detachment of the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) landed in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince to secure the U.S. Embassy and help evacuate American citizens.

July-August 2006, Lebanon: Marine Security Force Company, Bahrain and 24th MEU participated in evacuations of American citizens in response to the increased hostilities between the Hezbollah militants and Israeli Army.

Reference Branch
Marine Corps History Division
2007