Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army

Third Infantry Division, U.S. Army (HM769)

Location: Arlington, VA 22211 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 52.602', W 77° 4.424'

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"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 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 7,939 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 292
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HM NumberHM769
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Year Placed1990
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:41am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320112 N 4305137
Decimal Degrees38.87670000, -77.07373333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.602', W 77° 4.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 36.12" N, 77° 4' 25.44" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 35-39 Memorial Dr, Arlington VA 22211, US
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