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Third Infantry Division Memorial

The plaque in the Third Infantry Division memorial. It reads

Third Infantry Division U.S. Army
"Rock of the Marne"

The 3d Division was organized at Camp Green, 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 Force and was there when the 3d Division Memorial was dedicated on August 15, 1990.

Campaigns Killed Wounded Missing
WW-1 (1917-1918) 6 3,401 12,764 691
WW-11 (1941-1945) 10 5,558 18,766 554
Korea (1950-1953) 8 2,160 7,939 292

Third Infantry Division Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery
Time picture taken Fri Jun 24 11:11:46 2011
File name dsc77930.jpg
Location picture taken Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
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