2e REI: U.S. Marines at Camp Garrigues 2018

In late May 2018, Marines from 1st Battalion, 6th Marines traveled to France for the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood (Bois-Belleau), which occurred near the Marne River in northern France between June 6-26, 1918, during World War I. In France, the Marines also visited Camp Garrigues near Nimes to conduct a firing exercise, with the help of legionnaires from the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment (2e REI).

For the U.S. Marines, the Battle of Belleau Wood is seen as a turning point in their history. The battle would earn them the nickname “Devil Dogs”.

At Camp Garrigues, a platoon of the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines were learning how to use the FAMAS and the modernized FAMAS – Félin. They were supervised by the 2e REI legionnaires (green berets). Camp Garrigues is based near Nimes, the 2e REI’s garrison town located in southern France.

VIDEO. Don’t be confused by a mistakenly written date in the official video.


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