Third Infantry Division - U.S. Army
"Nous Resterons La"
The Third Infantry Division was organized on November 21, 1917, and was in France by March, 1918. On July 18 it distinguished itself in defense at the Marne River at Chateau-Thierry, 45 miles northeast of Paris. Thus, the proud motto: "Rock of the Marne." The Third fought with distinction in all European Theaters and North Africa in World War II. The division played a critical role in the defense of South Korea and then returned to Germany as part of the NATO Defense Forces. A brigade from the division participated in the Persian Gulf War against Iraq in 1991.
WWII · 10 Campaigns · 5558 Killed · 18766 Wounded
Korea · 8 Campaigns · 2161 Killed · 7939 Wounded
"Rock of the Marne"
Dedicated May 20, 2000
Erected 2000 by Russell Dunham, Outpost 17, St. Louis, Mo., Society of the Third Infantry Division.
Location. 38° 30.013′ N, 90° 17.136′ W. Marker is in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Memorial Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2900 Sheridan Road, Saint Louis MO 63125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Destroyer Escort and A.P.D. Sailors (a few steps from this marker); All Sea Service Women (a few steps from this marker); Fallen Marines and FMF Corpsmen Hero Memorial (a few steps from this marker); 4th Marine Division (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 4th Marine Division (a few steps from this marker); World War II Merchant Marine Seamen and Navy Armed Guard Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Marine Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); The Chosin Few (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
Regarding Third Infantry Division - U.S. Army. The Third Infantry Division has been heavily deployed and engaged in the Global War on Terrorism, and has suffered 468 Fallen (as of 7/30/2016) fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Also see . . .
1. The Society of the Third Infantry Division. (Submitted on July 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. (Submitted on July 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on October 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.