Happy New Year 2019!
Welcome to 5th Marine Division.com! This website was created in 2012, initially as a tribute to my great uncle, Robert Wayne Lauritsen of L/4/13, but it has grown exponentially. The purpose of this website is to honor the tremendous legacy and history of the 5th Marine Division and to keep its memory alive by sharing documents, photos, personal stories, memorabilia and historical information related to the 5th Marine Division and their actions during World War II and the Vietnam War. If you have information about a Marine from one of the 5th Division's regiments or attached units, any stories, photos, historical memorabilia or events that you would like included on this website, please contact me. From their landing at Iwo Jima on February 19 until March 26, 1945, the 5th Marine Division suffered more than 8,719 casualties including over 2,482 officers and enlisted men killed in action. Hopefully this website can serve as a testament to these men. SEMPER FI.
Site last updated January 4, 2019