Fort Myer in Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army
"Rock of the Marne"
The 3d Division was organized at Camp Greene, North Carolina on 23 November 1917. All units of the division were in France by March 1918. The division entered combat in May. On July 15 it distinguished itself in defense of the Marne River at Chateau-Thierry, forty-five miles northeast of Paris. This action earned the division the proud motto, "Rock of the Marne."
The 3d Infantry Division fought with distinction in World War II, participating in four amphibious landings in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and France. The division played a crucial role in the defense of South Korea. It returned to Germany in 1957 as part of the NATO Defense and was there when the 3d Division Memorial was dedicated on August 15, 1990.
Campaigns Killed Wounded Missing
WW-I (1917-1918) 6 3,401 12,764 691
WW-II (1941-1945) 10 5,558 18,766 554
Korea (1950-1953) 8 2,160
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Korean • War, World I • War, World II. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1918.
Location. 38° 52.602′ N, 77° 4.424′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. It is in Fort Myer. Marker is in Section 46 of the National Cemetery, off Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 385th Bomb Group (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Space Shuttle Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker); An Attempt to Rescue American Hostages Held in Iran (within shouting distance of this marker); United States Space Shuttle Challenger (within shouting distance of this marker); No Greater Love POW-MIA Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of the Bulge (within shouting distance of this marker); American Special Operations Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Cross of Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
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