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Encyclopedia > U.S. 3rd Infantry Division
Shoulder sleeve patch of the United States Army 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized).
Shoulder sleeve patch of the United States Army 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized).

The 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) —nicknamed the Rock of the Marne— is a United States Army infantry division based at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Third Infantry Div Patch - from US Army site File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Third Infantry Div Patch - from US Army site File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A piece of fabric. ... US Army Seal The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of around ten to fifteen thousand soldiers. ... Fort Stewart is a census-designated place and US Army base primarily located in Liberty County, Georgia, but also occupying significant portions of Bryan County, Georgia. ...

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It left the United States in October 1942 and landed in Morocco during Operation Torch, coming ashore at Fedala and capturing half the country. On 10 July 1943, the Division, as part of the U.S. Seventh Army in Operation Husky, made an assault landing on Sicily, fought its way into Palermo before the armor could get there, and raced on to capture Messina, thus ending the Sicilian campaign. Nine days after the Italian invasion, 18 September 1943, the 3d landed at Salerno and in intensive action drove to and across the Volturno and to Cassino. After a brief rest, the Division was ordered to hit the beaches at Anzio, 22 January 1944, where for 4 months it maintained its toe-hold against furious German counterattacks. On 29 February 1944, the 3d fought off an attack by three German Divisions. 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. On 15 August 1944, another D-day, the Division landed at St. Tropez, advanced up the Rhone Valley, through the Vosges Mountains, and reached the Rhine at Strasbourg, 26-27 November. After maintaining defensive positions it took part in clearing the Colmar Pocket, 23 January-18 February 1945, and on 15 March struck against Siegfried Line positions south of Zweibrucken. The Division smashed through the defenses and crossed the Rhine, 26 March 1945; then drove on to take Nurnberg in a fierce battle, capturing the city in block-by-block fighting, 17-20 April. The 3d pushed on to take Augsburg and Munich, 27-30 April, and was in the vicinity of Salzburg, (Units from the 3rd were the first allied troops to arrive at Berchtesgaden which they secured along with the Berghof Hitler's Alpine residence), when the war in Europe ended. Operation Torch was the Anglo-American invasion of French North Africa in World War II during the North African Campaign, started November 8, 1942. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of the U.S. Seventh Army. ... Husky was also the codename of Australian military support to Sierra Leone ending in February 2003. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 sq. ... Messina, Italy Strait of Messina, Italy. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Map of Italy showing Salerrno southeast of Naples Salerno is a town and a province in Campania, Italy. ... The Volturno is a river in south-central Italy. ... Cassino is a card game for up to four players, which object is to score 21 points. ... For the US naval vessel Anzio, an aircraft carrier, see USS Anzio (CVE-57). ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... February 29 is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... City motto: Senatus Populusque Romanus – SPQR (The Senate and the People of Rome) Founded 21 April 753 BC mythical, 1st millennium BC Region Latium Mayor Walter Veltroni (Democratici di Sinistra) Area  - City Proper  1290 km² Population  - City (2004)  - Metropolitan  - Density (city proper) 2,546,807 almost 4,000,000 1... The 6th Army Group was an army group of the Allies (namely the United States Army) during World War II. It was created in Corsica, Italy (specifically activated on August 1, 1944) to consolidate the combined French and American forces that were planning to invade southern France in Operation Dragoon. ... Operation Dragoon was the Allied invasion of southern France, on 15 August 1944, as part of World War 2. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Saint-Tropez is a commune of the Var département in southern France, located on the French Riviera. ... Length 800 km Elevation of the source 1753 m Average discharge 1800 m³/s Area watershed 100,200 km² Origin  Rhône glacier Mouth  Mediterranean Sea Basin countries Switzerland, France The River Rhône (French Rhône, Occitan Ròse, Franco-Provençal Roun, standard German Rhone, Valais German Rotten... The Vosges mountains are range of mountains in central-western Europe, stretching along the west side of the Rhine valley in a NNE direction, from Basel to Mainz, for a distance of 250 km (150 miles). ... The Rhine canyon (Ruinaulta) in Graubünden in Switzerland Length 1,320 km Elevation of the source Vorderrhein: approx. ... City motto: – City proper (commune) Région Alsace Département Bas-Rhin (67) Mayor Fabienne Keller (UMP) (since 2001) Area 78. ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year. ... Located near Alsace in Eastern France, the Colmar Pocket was the site of a ten-day battle during the Second World War that saw four divisions of the French Army and an entire Corps from the U.S. Army overwhelm German resistance. ... January 23 is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in Leap years). ... Bunker on the Siegfried line The original Siegfried line was a line of defensive forts and tank defences built by Germany along their border with France in 1916-1917 during World War I. However, in English, Siegfried line more commonly refers to the similar World War II defensive line, built... Zweibrücken is a city of Germany in Rhineland-Palatinate, on the Schwarzbach River at the border of the Palatine Forest. ... 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The Berghof The Berghof was Adolf Hitlers home in the Nazi Obersalzberg complex, in the Bavarian Alps near Berchtesgaden, Germany. ...


The division took part in the Korean War. In the years 1958-1996 it was based in Germany. It was stationed in West Germany for the rest of the Cold War.It took part in the 1991 Gulf War. The Korean War (Korean: 한국전쟁/韓國戰爭), from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1991 Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations mandated by the United Nations and led by the United States. ...


In a major reorganisation carried out by the army in 1996 to reduce its strength from 12 to 10 divisions, the 3d Infantry Division stationed in Germany was reflagged to become 1st Infantry Division. In turn, the 24th Infantry Division based at Fort Stewart, Georgia was reflagged as the new 3d Infantry Division. 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Shoulder Patch of the United States Army 1st Infantry Division. ... Shoulder sleeve patch of the United States Army 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized). ... Fort Stewart is a census-designated place and US Army base primarily located in Liberty County, Georgia, but also occupying significant portions of Bryan County, Georgia. ...


In 2003, the 3d Infantry Division deployed from the United States to Kuwait. It was one of the first units to arrive in theater during the buildup for Operation Iraqi Freedom. When the campaign started, 3ID lead the drive on Baghdad. After quickly destroying the Iraqi 11th Infantry Division at Al-Nasriyah, the division turned north-west, covering unprecedented distance rapidly. It was temporarily stopped south of the Karbala Gap due to instense sandstorms and a need to wait for logistical support. Once the weather improved, the division resumed its advance, clearing the gap and turning north-east towards Baghdad. The 3d entered Baghdad from the west, capturing Baghdad International Airport (BIAP) after limited resistance from the Hammurabi Division of the Republican Guard. In a total departure from normal urban warfare doctrine, 2d Brigade ("Spartans") of the division made a 'thunder run' (comprised of heavy armor supported by mechanized infantry) into Baghdad to test the defences of the city. When they were found to be weak, units of the division entered and occupied fixed positons. Months later, 2d Brigade was moved to Fallujah to reinforce a deteriorating security situation there. The division remained on occupation duty in Iraq until late 2003. 2003(MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article covers invasion specifics. ... Wikinews has news related to this article: Several hundred killed after stampede in Baghdad A street map of Baghdad Average temperature (red) and precipitations (blue) in Baghdad For other meanings see Baghdad (disambiguation) Baghdad (Arabic: ) is the capital of Iraq and the Baghdad Province. ... Sandstorm can refer to: Sandstorms, a term used for dust storms in the desert. ... Fallujah (Arabic: الفلوجة; sometimes transliterated as Falluja and less commonly Fallouja, Falloujah, Faloojah, Faloojeh) is a city with a pre-war population of about 350,000 inhabitants in the Iraqi province of Al Anbar, located roughly 69km (43 miles) west of Baghdad on the Euphrates. ...


Beginning in 2004, the 3d began re-organizing. The division shifted from three maneuver brigades to four "units of action," which are essentially smaller brigade formations. As of this writing (July 2005), the 3ID is deployed in Iraq.


Notable Members of the 3rd Infantry Division

Audie Murphy, the most decorated combat soldier of World War II. Audie Leon Murphy (June 20, 1924 to May 28, 1971), was the United States most decorated combat soldier of World War II. He later became an actor and singer/songwriter. ... Lucian King Truscott, Jr. ...

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U.S. 3rd Infantry Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (767 words)
The 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) —nicknamed the Rock of the Marne— is a United States Army infantry division based at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
In a major reorganisation carried out by the army in 1996 to reduce its strength from 12 to 10 divisions, the 3d Infantry Division stationed in Germany was reflagged to become 1st Infantry Division.
In turn, the 24th Infantry Division based at Fort Stewart, Georgia was reflagged as the new 3d Infantry Division.
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