|U.S. Marines Parade at Aisne-Marne Cemetery; Belleau Wood Visible Behind the Memorial|
Approximately 30,000 Marines were sent overseas to join the American Expeditionary Forces and 1,600 for naval duty ashore. About 2,000 additional Marines were assigned to battleship or cruiser duty.
The Fourth Brigade of Marines atttached to the 2nd Division, a total of 258 officers and 8,211 enlisted men, fought in eight operations, suffering approximately 12,000 casualties, including 2,764 killed.