Battalion Retrogrades to Hawaii (March 8-13)

“3/3 departs Al-Jubail, S.A. enroute to KMCAS.  Enroute stops include Rome, Italy; Shannon, Ireland; New York; and Los Angeles.  Elements of 3/3 land at Hickam AFB and are motorcaded through Honolulu, Waikiki, and Kailua to a welcome home parade.” — Source: 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines Command Chronology for Period 1 March to 30 June 1991

Battalion Assigned as Heliborne Reserve

“Third Battalion Third Marines assumes the mission as the Helicopterborne reserve to attack the advancing enemy’s flank and rear areas to disrupt and disorganize his logistics train and delay his movement south.” — Source: 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines Command Chronology for Period 6 September to 30 September 1990

Defense-in-Depth (13-30 September)

“Third Battalion Third Marines returns to RCT-3 and pulls back approximately two miles to conduct a deliberate defense in sector to deny the enemy the use of two highspeed avenues of approach and to attrit the enemy strength.” — Source: 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines Command Chronology for Period 6 September to 30 September 1990