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70th Anniversary of the End of WWII
To All:
Those who have been following "News from France" in previous issues of the Watch on the Rhine probably already know that our Society Member in France, Jocelyne Papelard, and her group are planning to put flowers on all 5255 graves at Epinal commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.
While Jocelyne is advertising for donations to use in buying the flowers, she has also asked us to help. Here is her message: "As I have said, all 5255 graves and 424 names on the wall of the missing will be decorated with a beautiful red rose for the 8th of May, 70th anniversary of the end of the war. In order to do this we are looking for donations, even if it is a few dollars to realize this dream. Epinal will be the only American military cemetery which will be honored this way. The French community will help as well. We are putting ads in the newspapers, and the media will cover the event."
Donors wishing to help with this wonderful project can send a moneygram to the treasurer.
His contact information follows:
 
Monsieur Yves Senizergues, Tabac Presse Le Saint Claude,
30 BI Route De Remiremont,     
88000 Epinal - France

Yours in the 3rd,
Joe Ball

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The Society of the 3ID 96th Annual Reunion
will be held June 11 -14, 2015
in North Charleston, SC
at the Embassy Suites Airport,
5055 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418.
Telephone number for reservations at 1-843-747-1882

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8949 OP 22 STAN GOLDBLOOM                  GROVER BEACH, CA   136REG/K     KOREA/Jun51-Dec53    SFC
DOD - September 15, 2014                                 Reported February 1, 2015 by  Ron Greenwood

4886 OP 7  JAMES W. UNCAPHER               LOWER BURRELL, PA      15INF/A        KOREA          SGT
DOD - March 14, 2008                                          Reported February 3, 2015 by his son Todd Uncapher

4277 OP 33 WILLIAM L. PRENTICE              HAMILTON, OH              15INF/            KOREA           CPL
DOD- August 7, 2014                                           Reported February 3, 2015 by his son-in-law Ronald D. Ray

8788 OP 11 ROBERT W. FOSTER                 E. WALPOLE, MA 168TH Chemical Smoke Generator Co      WWII/Jul42-Nov45   CPL
DOD - November 29, 2014                                  Reported February 3, 2015 by his daughter Melody Bentley

2606 OP 5  ALFRED D'ARCO                        OSSINING, NY                443AAA/HQ       WW2          CPL
DOD- February 2, 2014                                       Reported February 5, 2015 by his wife Theresa

3105 OP 3  NOEL GUSLER JR                      WHITSETT, NC              30INF/I             WW2             PFC
DOD - February 13, 2015                                    Reported February 15, 2015 by Whit Mullen

3952 OP 54  WILBER J. MONIZ                     HEALDSBURG, CA          7INF/D          WW2             CPL
DOD - January 20, 2015                                       Reported February 18, 2015 by Norma Moniz

6083 OP 7   ALBERT L. PYLE                       GOOCHLAND, VA             15INF/B       WW2           SSGT
DOD - February 4, 2015                                       Reported February 24, 2015 by Margaret Pyle

4338 OP 2  EDWARD J. REILLY                   LAKE COMO, NJ               15INF/F      KOREA            CPL
DOD - February 14, 2011                                     Reported February 25, 2015 by Tom Heitzer

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Future Outpost Meetings and Other Events

March 20, 2015: Outpost #35 will hold it spring meeting in Fredericksburg, TX at K-Bob's Steakhous, 518 E. Main St- near Mamacitas, accross from sunday House motel, one block east of Nimitz Museum. We will gather at 11:00 AM. Separate checks.
March 21, 2015: Outpost #17 will hold a Nomination for Officers meeting. contact Jim Meeker for more jim.meeker@hotmail.com
March 22, 2015: Outpost #15 will be having its spring meeting on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm. This is an election year for the outpost and nomination forms will be sent in February to outpost members. The meeting will consist of a potluck meal with a business meeting to follow at the home of Curtis Gentry.
March 27, 2015: Outpost #35 will hold its spring meeting in Fredericksburg, Texas at K-Bob's Steakhouse, 518 E. Main st- near Mamacita's across Main St from Sunday House Motel, one block east of Nimitz Museum, We wi gather atr 11:00 AM. Separate Checks.
March 27, 2015: Outpost #63 has re-scheduled its Quarterly Luncheon to the last Friday in March per notification by James A. Bourgeois
April - May 2015:  Outpost #2 is still considering a gathering at the memorial we have donated to the Sarasota National Cemetery which was installed last November on the Memorial Walk. We are primarily Veterans of WW II and Korea with some Cold War Veterans living in Florida between Miami, Tampa and Orlando. We will follow the Guidelines and Requirements for hosting ceremonies at National Cemeteries [Appendix K], but it is difficult to predict how many people might attend.
We would like to see the memorial, but probably have no formal ceremony at the Cemetery, then have a lunch together at a restaurant in Sarasota. It has been my understanding that there are guided tours of the Cemetery on Tuesdays. If this is true, then perhaps we could schedule our meeting for a Tuesday in April or May so that we could submit our written request thirty days in advance of the event.
Very truly yours,
Robert Gibson
April 12, 2015: Outpost #18 will meet at Five Pillars Supper Club, 2990 W County Road K at Hwy 57, Random Lake, WI , at 10:30 AM
April 28 - May 4, 2015: Anzio Beachhead Veterans of 1944, WWII, 70th Anniversary Reunion is being held in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The dates will be announced soon. All WWII veterans who served on Anzio Beachhead in 1944, please contact Clyde E. Easter, 299 Panorama Drive, Fancy Gap, Virginia 24328. Phone: 276-728-7293. Guests are most welcome. This is not a Society-sponsored event; please address questions to Clyde Easter.
May 16, 2015: Outpost #13 will meet at Bakers of Milford at noon. The Restaurant is three miles north of Exit 155 off Hwy I-96.
May 25, 2015: Outpost #7 will conduct Memorial Day ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns at 4:15 PM. Members will meet at the 3rd Infantry Division Monument at 3:30 PM for ceremonies there before moving to the Tomb of the Unknowns for our wreath-laying ceremony. Members are urged to attend. For more information, contact John Insani (marneop7@comcast.net) or Pat Williamson (army3rdivtanker@gmail.com).
May 28, 2015 – 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the liberation of Salzburg, Austria hosted by OP International and the Embassy of Austria in Washington, DC.  Ceremony at Arlington Cemetery followed by reception and historical seminars at the Austrian Embassy in Washington. Please contact Monika or Tim Stoy at 571 419 8915 or timmoni15@yahoo.com.

May 28-31, 2015: The 7th Infantry Regiment Association will hold its 2015 reunion in the New Orleans area. 2015 is the bicentennial of the Battle of New Orleans (8 Jan 1815). Since we are "New Orleans' Own" and the Cottonbalers, we will return to the city of our "roots." We are looking for people willing either to act as the local host or to help in the coordination beforehand.Certainly, we will visit our monument at Chalmette, Louisiana. That is where the Regiment was nicknamed the “Cottonbalers” while participating in the last major battle of the War of 1812. This is not a Society-sponsored event.

May 28, 2015: Outpost #88 will hold its annual meeting at the Academy Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Date to be determined.

June 8-18, 2015:  The Battle of the Bulge/Eagle's Nest Tour, presented by Valor Tours Ltd. and escorted by Henry Bodden (Audie Murphy biographer and Society Associate member): Our group will meet in Paris for dinner and introductions. We will visit WWI sites at Chateau Thierry and Belleau Wood, then on to Reims (Allied War Room, site of the German surrender). We will tour the Bastogne area, the Malmedy massacre site, the Siegfried Line, and much more. We will visit Patton's grave in Luxembourg, followed by a tour of the Maginot Line. We will tour from Strasbourg to Holtzwihr, France, and visit Audie Murphy’s one-man-stand battlefield. Then we will stop in Herrlingen, Bavaria, to visit Erwin Rommel's house, his suicide monument, and his grave. We will tour Hitler's mountaintop Eagle's Nest and the Obersalzberg compound area of Berchtesgaden. We will stop for a tour of Dachau and on to Munich, the birthplace of the Nazi movement. For full details call 1-800-842-4504 or visit website: Valor Tours Ltd. You can also contact Henry Bodden at 1-918-376-9417or e-mail hebodden@gmail.com. This is not a Society-sponsored event; please address questions to Henry Bodden.

June 11-14, 2015: The Society of the 3ID 96th Annual Reunion
will be held in North Charleston, SC. at the Embassy Suites Airport,
5055 International Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29418.
Telephone number for reservations at 1-843-747-1882.
More information is in the Watch and on this webpage (above).
Click here for pdf 96th Annual Reunion Registration form
June 21, 2015: Outpost #17 will hold a meeting to elect officers. Contact Jim Meeker, President for more details jim.meeker@hotmail.com

June 27, 2015: Audie Murphy Day” in Farmersville, Texas, began in 1999 as a solemn remembrance of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier of World War II, who came home to a hero's welcome in downtown Farmersville in 1945. Today this Main Street Program draws thousands and honors our local veterans as well as our "hometown hero," Audie Murphy. Popular activities over the years have included a parade (complete with local Vets riding in historic vehicles), a military flyover, a brief program giving biographical information about Audie Murphy, a roll call of local veterans, military exhibits, and special receptions for the Vets provided by local churches and service organizations. For more information, contact Farmersville Main Street Program: 972-784-6846. This is not a Society-sponsored event.

September 17-19, 2015 – 71st Anniversary Commemoration of the 6th Army Group’s campaign in France 15 August 1944 to 15 March 1945.  Includes seminars on the Southern France Campaign, the Vosges Campaign and the Battle of the Colmar Pocket; ceremony at Arlington Cemetery; banquet; and historical tour.
Hosted by OP International and the Embassy of France in Washington, DC and the Army Historical Foundation. Please contact Monika or Tim Stoy at 571 419 8915 or timmoni15@yahoo.com

November 11, 2015: Outpost #7 will conduct Veterans Day ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns at 3:30 PM at Arlington National Cemetery to conduct its traditional wreath ceremonies. Members will meet at the 3rd Infantry Division Monument at 3:30 PM for ceremonies there before moving to the Tomb of the Unknowns for our wreath-laying ceremony at 4:15PM. Members are urged to attend. For more information, contact John Insani (marneop7@comcast.net) or Pat Williamson (army3rdivtanker@gmail.com).
Vietnam War Virtual Wall
This is link to a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam War with the names, bio's and other information on our lost comrades.
First, click on the link, then click on a state, when it opens click on a city or town, then click on a name. It should show you a picture of the person or at least his/her bio and medals. Everyone should know of someone whose name is on "The Wall". http://www.virtualwall.org/iStates.htm


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2015 Society of the 3ID Roster Book
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Cover by Joe Sinnott. The Society of the 3ID is honored to have Joe Sinnott design the covers of our 2015 Roster Book. Joe Sinnott an American comic book artist is best known for his long stint on Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four, from 1965 to 1981. During his 60 years as a Marvel freelancer and then salaried artist working from home, Sinnott inked virtually every major title, with notable runs on The Avengers, The Defenders and Thor. Following the death in action of his brother Sgt John (Jack) F. Sinnott, a member of the 15th Infantry Regiment and United States Army’s Third Division, in 1944, Sinnott acceded to his mother’s wishes not to be drafted into the Army himself, and he enlisted in the Navy in the autumn of that year.

 
We found our grandfather's original membership card from 1919 for the 3rd ID society and the dog tags he wore while in service in France and Germany................as you might remember he was society president in 67-68...........Sam Zerbe
I thought you might like to see them ....I scanned both front and back.. I was moved by the pledge located on the back of his card.
Thanks, Jeff Freeman


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The Society of the 3rd Infantry Division needs you! We are looking for former members of the Marne Association of the 3ID to join the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division. This organization was not  a part of the Society and was disbanded when the Division came back to the states in the 1990's. We would like to have you as members of the Society where many of your former comrades are now members.

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Audie Murphy Petition Draws Major Endorsements
Murphy: a pioneer in PTSD awareness
September 9, 2013
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Audie Murphy in Uniform
Audie Murphy, moments after being awarded the Medal of Honor and Legion of Merit, Salzburg, Austria, 1945. Courtesy U.S. Army.
Endorsements on the Audie Murphy Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition read like a VIP address book. Distinguished Americans such as Melvin Laird, Bob Dole, General Tommy Franks, Charlie Duke, Toby Keith, Dan Rather, Barbara Eden and countless others too numerous to mention. In addition to those named above, three-fourths of the 79 living Medal of Honor recipients have offered forth their endorsements.
Audie Murphy – his legacy continues
Honors are rendered and tributes bestowed by great societies so that we may remember the person; and the accomplishments of that person’s life and in doing so perpetuate their memory for future generations. Audie Murphy has certainly been accorded many tributes over the years since his untimely passing and his legacy continues to grow with the passage of time.

David Phillips
 Mr. Phillips is the Executive Administrator of the Audie Murphy Presidential Medal of Freedom Petition Campaign. In addition, he initially recommended Audie Murphy for this honor and spearheaded the campaign for its passage.
In the years immediately following World War II, “shell-shock” was often associated with “cowardliness” or “physical weakness” but Murphy, while never glamorizing his own heroism, managed to parlay his international stardom and name recognition to his advantage and helped turn the tables on the stigma often associated with PTSD. He spoke candidly with the media about the emotional effects of the war and the nightmares associated with it. In doing so, Audie Murphy served as an advocate for returning veterans of both the Korean and Vietnam wars and and used his stardom to  broadcast the issue of PTSD and the need for early diagnosis and treatment of this illness like a conference calling service, injecting awareness into the mainstream of American society.
The petition has the endorsement of more than 100 general officers, 50 of the 79 living medal of honor recipients, moonwalkers, members of congress, & celebrities. The nomination will be based upon Audie Murphy's advocacy for better treatment of veterans suffering from PTSD
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OBJECTIVES OF THE SOCIETY

The Society provides opportunities and facilities uniting past, present and future members of the Third Infantry Division, U. S. Army, in a national program dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of the Third Infantry Division's traditions and history.

1. To foster and strengthen associations and friendships formed during service with the Third Infantry Division US Army.
2. To honor the Third Infantry Division War Dead
3. To perpetuate the memory of other former comrades who shared a background of honorable military service with the Third Infantry Division.
4. To encourage and achieve the mutual benefits and support resulting from a close and cooperative alliance between the Society and the Third Infantry Division.
5. To support the  government of the United States and give it the same devotion and service expected of us as members of its armed forces.


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