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Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army

“Rock of the Marne”

 
 
Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
1. Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army Marker
Inscription. 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                       7,939                     292
 
Erected 1990.
 
Location. 38° 52.602′ N, 77° 
Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army Monument, "In Memory of Our War Dead" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2008
2. Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army Monument, "In Memory of Our War Dead"
ANC, Section 46
4.424′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Touch for map. Marker is in Section 46 of the National Cemetery, off Memorial Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking 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); American Special Operations Forces (within shouting distance of this marker); Canadian Cross of Sacrifice (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. War Correspondent (within shouting distance of this marker); Korean War Contemplative Bench (within shouting distance of this marker); Landing Craft Support Ships (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryWar, KoreanWar, World IWar, World II
 
Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army Monument image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2011
3. Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 957 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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