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The 4th Marine Division was reactivated as a Reserve Donoghue. 62 On the same date, all battalions of the 23d, 24th, 25th and 14th Marines were also reac- Group, Boston, Massachusetts, was the commanding officer of the MEU. The operation, code named Fortnight, posed a political problem in that the tivated as units in the 4th Division. This reactivation was the result of a recommendation to the Congress by Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. The proud 4th was back in business. The reservist members of organized units could now identify, not only with the division, but with their own regiment as well, each having an admirable combat record.
In the 7 days of fighting already gone counterattack against the battalion position. The by. the Marines had captured 40 percent of the battalion's fire and an assist from the supporting artillery combined to beat off the attack. The bright spot of the day, 23 February, was the raising of the American flag over Suribachi by the 28th Marines. Damp eyes and cheering, emotion- island at a cost of 8,000 casualties. Until now the Japanese had withdrawn from one defense position to another in accordance with General Kuribayashi's defense straregem.
The battalion also seized the cliff line that overlooks the basin. The night that followed was but an extension of Marines, began an envelopment of the target from the north. Company B headed toward the low ground southwest of the Knob to attack eastward around the Amphitheater, forming a pincers with the balance of the ist Battalion. Moving from the north, the ist Battalion less Company B, entered a wooded area and advanced about 50 yards when a devastating mortar and arullery barrage hit the force.