Our 8th Motor Transport Bn Patch is designed to be one of the highest quality of patch on the market. Customers put our USMC Patches on hats, jackets, vests, bags, uniforms, shadow boxes and more. This patch measures approximately 4″.
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8th Motor Transport Battalion was activated December 11, 1950 at MCB Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and was assigned to Service Command, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic. The battalion was detached from Service Command during July 1956 assigned directly to Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic.In August 1960 it was again reassigned to Force Troops, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic. On December 1, 1975 was transferred under the command of the newly formed 2d Force Service Support Group (2d FSSG). In October 1989. elements of the battalion participated in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in the Southeastern United States in response to Hurricane Hugo during September–October 1989. The battalion deployed to Saudi Arabia in December 1990. It supported combat operations during the Gulf War and returned to the United States is April 1991.
In August-September 1992 elements of the battalion participated in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in Florida after Hurricane Andrew. From September 1994 through March 1995 the battalion supported Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti, September 1994- March 1995. During November and December 1998 the battalion again supported disaster relief efforts following a hurricane when it deployed to Honduras following Hurricane Mitch. 8th Motor Transport Battalion was deactivated on March 30, 2000.