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In the News (Tue 26 Mar 19)

  CNN.com Specials
During its second tour, the division lost 103 soldiers that were assigned or attached to the division before turning over its duties to the 4th Infantry Division.
The 3rd Division is a highly mobile, rapid-response unit of the Army's XVIII Airborne Corps.
The division lost 33 soldiers before it was relieved by the 3rd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division and elements of the 82nd's headquarters in August and September 2003.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/coalition/deployment/army/3rd.infantry.division.html   (395 words)

  U.S. 3rd Infantry Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) —nicknamed the Rock of the Marne— is a United States Army infantry division based at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
In May the Division broke out of the beachhead and drove on to Rome, and then went into training for the invasion of Southern France when the Seventh Army was assigned to the American 6th Army Group in Operation Dragoon.
In turn, the 24th Infantry Division based at Fort Stewart, Georgia was reflagged as the new 3d Infantry Division.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/US_3rd_Infantry_Division   (767 words)

 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) "Rock Of The Marne!"
The 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) is part of the XVIII Airborne Corps, one of the nation's premier units for dealing with contingencies.
The 3rd Division was relieved from the rotation in 2000 and 2001 because of its peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.
Transfer of authority to the 3rd Infantry Division was conducted Oct. 5, 2000.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/3id.htm   (1624 words)

 25th Infantry Division Association: The Division
On 1 August 1967 the 3rd Brigade rejoined the 25th Division and assumed control of the former elements of the 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry, 2nd Battalion (Mechanized), 22nd Infantry and the 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry.
The 3rd Brigade was reactivated and nine infantry battalions were assigned to the division, two battalions each of the 14th, 21st, 22nd and 27th Infantry and one battalion of the 87th Infantry.
As the 25th Infantry Division (Light) participates in its fourth war the division motto "Ready to Strike, Anytime, Anywhere" is being applied in Iraq as it was in Afghanistan.
www.25thida.com /division.html   (5760 words)

 Lone Sentry: Blue and White Devils: The Story of the 3rd Infantry Division -- WWII G.I. Stories Booklet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This was a small measure of the 3rd Infantry Division's contempt for the Nazis -- the 3rd which began its war against the Germans early Nov. 8, 1942, off the coast of French Morocco.
UT with the new year, a switch in plans sent the 3rd to the Naples staging area to prepare for a landing 30 miles south of Rome, an operation that was to roll back the enemy on the southern Italian front.
Third Division was transferred to the First French Army, relieving the hard-pressed US 36th Division, inheriting a sector 20 miles wide on the perimeter of the Colmar Pocket.
www.lonesentry.com /gi_stories_booklets/3rdinfantry/index.html   (6306 words)

 3rd Brigade ? 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
Although stationed at Fort Carson, the BCT is the mechanized infantry brigade for the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.
The 3rd Brigade was constituted 19 November 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 8th Infantry Brigade, an element of the 4th Infantry Division.
The 3rd BCT played a large role in the 4th Infantry Division's Advanced Warfighting Experiment (AWE), where it was exposed to the Army's most advanced computerized systems that allowed it to fight a digitized three dimensional battle.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/4id-3bde.htm   (750 words)

 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
The 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis was chosen to be the nation's first combat team to go through transformation because of the base's large training ranges and ability to transport troops quickly through nearby McChord Air Base and the Port of Tacoma.
The 3rd Brigade was established as the 1st Provisional Brigade on August 11, 1917 in Syracuse, New York.
On February 1 1963, the 3rd Brigade was reactivated and reassigned to the 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Georgia.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/2id-3bde.htm   (2347 words)

 3rd Infantry Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 3rd Infantry Division was activated at Camp Greene, North Carolina, in...
The 3rd Infantry Division Reenactment Group is dedicated to the accurate portrayal of the common GI of...
The objective of the 3rd Infantry Division is to reenact the role of a standard WWII United States...
www.baby-galaxy.com /articles/1/3rd-Infantry-Division.html   (551 words)

 3rd Infantry Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Infantry Division was split between Fort Benning, GA, and Fort Devens, MA.
Infantry Regiment, but this unit was a zero strength and existed only on paper because at that time, due to downsizing and funding, most Army divisions had only two active regiments with each regiment having only two active battalions instead the three the Table of Organization and Equipment (TOandE) specified.
Infantry Regiment from Puerto Rico was added to the division and sent directly to Korea while the rest of the under-strength division left for Japan on 20 August 1950 where it was built up to full strength.
www.korean-war.com /3rdInfantry.html   (236 words)

 MSN Encarta - D-Day
The Allied forces consisted of 20 U.S. divisions, 14 British divisions, 3 Canadian divisions, a French division, and a Polish division.
The Allies planned to put 5 divisions on the beaches for an initial assault against a defending German force of 50 infantry and 11 armored divisions stationed in France.
The British sent their 3rd and 50th Infantry Divisions and 6th Airborne Division, while the Canadians used their 3rd Infantry Division.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_701702421/article.html   (2413 words)

 DoD News: 3rd Infantry Division Commander Live Briefing from Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As you know, the 20,000 troops or so of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division were one of the units that were at the point of the spear during combat operations.
The enemy the 3rd ID fought ran the spectrum from paramilitary to Special Republican Guards, often in simultaneous operations across the battle space.
The division is guarding over 200 separate sites throughout the city, as well as conducting over 250 patrols of our infantry, armor and military police.
www.defenselink.mil /transcripts/2003/tr20030515-0184.html   (5952 words)

 3rd British Infantry Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The British 3rd Infantry Division was given the task of attacking Sword Beach, the five-mile stretch of beach that ran eastward from town of Lion-sur-Mer to the city of Ouistreham.
The units from the 3rd Division, with attached British and French commandos, touched down on Sword Beach at 0725 on the morning of June 6.
Later in the afternoon, units from the 21st Panzer Division, one of the few German panzer divisions in the invasion area, launched counterattacks against the 3rd.
www.normandyallies.org /3brithist.htm   (351 words)

 USATODAY.com - 3rd Infantry Division gets marching orders for Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — The Army's 3rd Infantry Division, which led the drive to Baghdad during the Iraq war, announced Friday that it has received orders to return for at least a year to fight insurgents and help the Iraqis establish their own government.
Two of the division's brigades are at Fort Stewart and a third is across the state at Fort Benning.
The division's aviation brigade is at Hunter Army Air Field in Savannah.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-07-23-3rd-infantry_x.htm   (393 words)

 USATODAY.com - Homecoming has to wait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Buford Blount, the 3rd Infantry commander, said in an e-mail to soldiers' spouses that the return of the division's troops was being delayed "due to the uncertainty of the situation in Iraq and the recent increase in attacks on the coalition forces."
Officials at Fort Stewart in Georgia, where the 3rd Infantry is based, said that plans for the entire division to return by September had been put on hold and that about 9,000 soldiers, including troops from the 1st Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Brigade Combat Team, would remain indefinitely.
The division was among the first conventional forces to reach Baghdad during the war, and division soldiers have assumed a major role in providing stability in postwar Iraq.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/iraq/2003-07-15-homecoming-delayed_x.htm   (931 words)

 Army's 3rd Division returns to Iraq - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - February 26, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Army's 3rd Infantry Division is back in Iraq, 22 months after it stormed the country from Kuwait and was the first U.S. unit to penetrate downtown Baghdad to oust Saddam Hussein.
William Webster, the 3rd Infantry commander, who was deputy commander of all U.S. ground forces during the drive to Baghdad.
The 3rd Infantry Division is relieving the 1st Cavalry Division, which will return to Fort Hood, Texas, and go through the same kind of transformation.
www.washtimes.com /national/20050225-111610-2568r.htm   (529 words)

 Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients of the 3rd Infantry Division including America's most decorated World War II ...
In the course of the action, he personally killed 9 Germans, eliminated 3 enemy machineguns, vanquished a specialized force which was armed with automatic weapons and grenade launchers, cleared the woods of hostile elements, and reopened the severed supply lines to the assault companies of his battalion.
His intrepidity and bold leadership resulted in the capture or killing of 3 enemy officers and 54 enlisted men, the destruction of 3 enemy strongpoints, and the seizure of enemy positions which had halted a battalion attack.
Ignoring his severe pain, this intrepid officer completed his reconnaissance, Supervised the location of his men in the best defense positions, refused medical aid until all of his men had been cared for, and died as he was being carried down the mountain.
www.medalofhonor.com /3rdDivision.htm   (15669 words)

 The 3rd 'Marne' Infantry Division History WW2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 3rd Infantry Divisoin was part of the 5th Army while it was in Italy.
During WW2, the typical Infantry Division was formed as a “triangular unit”, which meant the division consisted of 3 Regiments.
At the end is infomation about the organization of the division, followed by a glossary of military terms--- Organization of 3rd.
members.aol.com /ItalyWW2/Division3.htm   (3899 words)

 3rd Infantry Division Project PIKE
Driving forward in knee-deep snow, which masked acres of densely sown mines, the 3d Infantry Division fought from house to house and street to street in the fortress towns of the Alsatian Plain.
The individual and collective heroism of each member of the 3d Infantry Division was conspicuous and is in accord with the highest traditions of the military service.
Supporting the Ninth Republic of Korea Army Division with tanks and artillery, and counterattacking a threatened enemy break through in the Seventh Infantry Regimental sector, troops of the Third Infantry Division inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and forcibly ejected him from the position.
www.militaryunits.com /3ID_project.htm   (1932 words)

 Juno Beach Centre - Infantry
A fundamental condition of the infantry's ability to execute its tasks is the maintenance and maximization of its own mobility up to and on the battlefield, as well as the limitation of the enemy's mobility.
Other combat arms, be they artillery, armour, engineers, exist largely to facilitate the achievement by the infantry of its basic aim in battle: the destruction of the enemy.
Campaigns like that of First Canadian Army on the Scheldt in the autumn of 1944 showed that despite the importance of tanks and aircraft, only the foot soldier was versatile enough to fight on all types of terrain and in any weather conditions, from urban street-fighting to winter, desert, jungle, mountain, or amphibious warfare.
www.junobeach.org /e/4/can-tac-inf-e.htm   (371 words)

 U.S. 3rd Division WWII Reenacting
During World War One, the Division earned the nickname "The Rock of the Marne" for it's outstanding performance in one of the pivotal campaigns of the war.
After the fall of Rome four months later, the Division was withdrawn from Italy, and landed in Southern France to create the "hammer" to the "anvil" of the armies that landed in Normandy.
The "Rock" fought it's way into Germany, and at the end of the War was one of the few American Divisions to have been in combat continuously from the start to the end of the American involvement, and still end up in Germany at the finish.
home.tampabay.rr.com /3rddiv/index.htm   (318 words)

 The 3rd Infantry Division   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
One of America’s finest infantry division’s bore the brunt of the fighting in Iraq and this month’s Best of the Best has to go to the 3rd Infantry Division (M).
The 3rd ID has one of the most successful combat records of any Army Division, but it has paid a high price, suffering nearly 35,000 wartime casualties.
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are the home of the 3rd Infantry Division and together, they combine to be the Army’s premier power projection on the Atlantic Coast.
home.att.net /~steven.newton1/Infantry.html   (356 words)

 Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom - Listed by date
He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
DeRoo was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Washington.
www.fallenheroesmemorial.com /oif/chronlist.php   (4422 words)

 3rd Canadian Infantry Division
The formation of the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division was authorized on 17 May 1940.
While the division’s components were forming, The Cameron Highlanders were detached and transferred to Iceland as part of Z Force.
The division's 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade and 9th Canadian Infantry Brigades began embarking as early as July 1 1941 and arrived in the UK at the end of that month.
encycl.opentopia.com /term/3rd_Canadian_Infantry_Division   (212 words)

 DefenseLINK News: 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers Re-Enlist En Masse
One hundred seventy-seven right hands were raised together April 3 at the airfield here as that many soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division’s Aviation Brigade re-enlisted in a mass ceremony.
Division officials said the mass re-enlistment was the largest for the division and the largest for an Army unit in the Iraqi theater of operations.
The 101st Airborne Division, which re-enlisted 158 soldiers on July 4, 2003, held the previous record.
www.defenselink.mil /news/Apr2005/20050406_506.html   (338 words)

 Army: 3rd Infantry Division (mechanized) deploys to Kuwait
The complete division consists of four maneuver brigades and includes an Engineer Brigade, a brigade-size Division Artillery, a brigade-size Division Support Command, the 103rd Military Intelligence Battalion, the 123rd Signal Battalion and the 1st Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery.
The 2nd and 3rd battalions of the 124th Infantry Regiment, a Florida National Guard unit, reported at Fort Stewart on January 7 for mobilization.
Steven Checo, 22, a soldier in the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, was killed near Shkin, Afghanistan, during a firefight with hostile forces on December 20.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3723/is_200302/ai_n9175169   (1367 words)

 3rd Infantry Division - Suggested Readings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
History of the Third Infantry Division: Rock of the Marne.
History of the Third Division, United States Army in the World War, For the period December 1, 1917 to January 1, 1919.
Third Infantry Division, WWII, The Victory Path Thru France and Germany.
www2.thecia.net /users/hatrick/3rd/suggested_readings.html   (416 words)

 3rd Infantry Division deploying to Kuwait   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) has received deployment orders to Kuwait to join division command and control elements and its 2nd Brigade, which finished a live-fire exercise in the desert just before the holidays.
The rest of the division is expected to follow in a deployment from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., and is expected to continue throughout the month, officials said.
The division includes the 103rd Military Intelligence Battalion, the 123rd Signal Battalion, and the 1st Battalion, 3rd Air Defense.
www.dcmilitary.com /army/pentagram/8_01/national_news/21079-1.html   (283 words)

 Forces: U.S. & Coalition/Casualties - Special Reports
A Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Died of injuries sustained in a fire during a small-arms fire exercise.
3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
cnn.com /SPECIALS/2003/iraq/forces/casualties   (6207 words)

 3rdID 3rd infantry reenacting rps chg
3rd infantry division, 15th regiment, World War 2, reenacting, reenactment,  California historical Group, CHG, audie murphy, California, Nevada
  The 3rd Infantry Division (RPS) is a living memorial to the brave men and woman of World War Two and to the men of the 3rd US Infantry Division of which we are proud to wear their patch.
  The 3rd ID (RPS) is based on the West Coast.  With members located in Northern and Central California, Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon.
www.3rdid.homestead.com   (168 words)

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