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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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Fellow Korean War Veterans, Service Veterans, families and friends
Subject: Joint Christmas meeting and luncheon - Please pass the word!

Chapter #100, KWVA is hosting a JOINT luncheon for all Virginia Korean War and Korea Service veterans. Spouses and Widows are especially welcome!

Date: Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Time: 1130 hours - Meeting
1200 hours - Buffet Lunch
Location: American Legion Post #176, 6520 Amherst Ave, Springfield, VA
Dress: Casual

Guests: Major General Kyoung Soo SHIN, ROK Defense Attache'
Mr. Larry Kinard, President, Korean War Veterans Association
Mr. Tim Whitmore, Commander, State of Virginia

Special Notes:

* The Holiday Lunch will be: "Compliments of the ROK Defense Attache"
Embassy of Korea, Washington, DC
* There will be a 50 - 50 Raffle, and other door prizes.
* Please bring an "Unwrapped" Gift for a child. To be donated to the needy!

IMPORTANT: We must know how many will attend to order the food. PLEASE, RSVP to Don Byers at dmbyers99@yahoo or call Don at 1-703-491-7120.

Respectfully and Fraternally,
Warren Wiedhahn
President
Chapter #100 KWVA

 

 If you were not aware, many of the 468 redbud trees along Warriors Walk were dying due to a beetle infestation. All trees have recently been replaced with a white crÍpe myrtle. So on 12 December there will be a tree burning ceremony and the ashes of the old trees will be mixed along the base of the new trees.  Walk were dying due to a beetle infestation. All trees have recently been replaced with a white crÍpe myrtle. So on 12 December there will be a tree burning ceremony and the ashes of the old trees will be mixed along the base of the new trees.
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Oldest Society Member - Isidore L. Valenti 1914-2014
51MED/ & 7INF/K   WW2     TSGT
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We went to Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day for OP 7's wreath laying at the 3ID monument. After the Society folks departed we brought over a delegation from the French Embassy's Defense Attache office to show them our monument. This is the picture. We don't have the names, outside of Colonel Jacques Aragones, Army Attache, who is a new member of the Society, and who is helping me hold the 3ID banner.
Hope you had a meaningful Veterans' Day.
Rock of the Marne!    Tim Stoy

11 November 2014 ceremony in Cogolin

New member Jean-Louis Macault in Cogolin sent us the attached pictures from the 11 November 2014 Armistice Day commemoration at the newly dedicated (15 August) 3rd Infantry Division monument.

This monument weighs six tons and is the largest to the division in Southern France, and is second only to the monument at Chateau-Thierry in France, and in Europe.  And, as the Division and the Society paid for the one in Chateau-Thierry, the one in Cogolin is the largest dedicated by any French community! 


Color Bearers at 11 November 2014 ceremony in Cogolin
with Jean-Louis Macault

Jean Pouis-Macault and Mayor Marc Etienne Lansade lay
wreath at 3ID monument in Cogolin

Jean Louis-Macault delivers comments


11 November 2014 ceremony in Cogolin
at recently dedicated 3ID monument
Veterans Day Parade in Phoenix 2014 - OP 15

left to right, Bob Johnson, Mike Grimes, Curtis Gentry

WWII bomber pilot (check out the bombs on his jacket)

100 year old outpost member and WWII vet, Donitza Williams.

Flyover to start parade

Military Holiday Mailing 2014
APO/FPO/DPO AE zips 090-098 (except 093); AA zips 340;
AP zips 962-966
 Priority Express Mail Military Service: Dec. 17
 First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages):
    Dec. 10
 Space Available Mail: Nov. 26
 Standard Post Mail: Nov. 8
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 Priority Express Mail Military Service: N/A
 First-Class and Priority Mail (letters/cards and packages): Dec. 3
 Space Available Mail: Nov. 26
 Standard Post Mail: Nov. 8
Domestic Mail (For Ships in Port and Personnel on Shore Duty in the U.S. mailing to U.S. destinations-not including APO/FPO)
 First-Class Mail: Dec. 20
 Priority Mail: Dec. 20
 Priority Express Mail: Dec. 23
International Africa, Central and South America First-Class Packages and Priority Mail addressed should be mailed no later than Dec. 2.
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to an APO/FPO/DPO address, check with your local post office to determine if PEMMS service is available and specific delivery service standards.
Space Available Mail (SAM). Refers to parcels mailed to APO/FPO addresses at parcel post rates first transported domestically by surface, then to overseas destinations by air on a space available basis. The maximum weight and size limits are 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined.

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5347 OP 63  MARY DELONG                        SWEET HOME, OR           ASSOCIATE
DOD - May 31, 2013                                                  Reported November 12, 2014 by Janey Smith

4896  FBA  ISADORE L. VALENTI               DELMONT, PA                51MED/ & 7INF/K         WW2                TSGT
DOD - August 18, 2014                                            Reported November 15, 2014 by Pat Valenti

8625  OP 17   KENNETH E. STRODER       SALEM, MO           15INF/H/2BN          KOREA/Sep51-Aug52      SSGT
DOD - July 8, 2014                                                   Reported November 17, 2014 by Tom Heitzer

6874  OP 15  JAMES R. KLINGAMAN   YUMA, AZ   DIV/Combat Photo Signal Co   KOREA/Feb51-Oct52   CPL
DOD- October 2014                                   Reported November 23, 2014 by Eileen Klingaman to Curtis Gentry

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Future Outpost Meetings and Other Events

December 6, 2014: Outpost #5 will hold its annual holiday luncheon/meeting (11 a.m.-2 p.m.), at the 76 House, 110 Main Street, Tappan, NY 10983. Phone: 845-359-5476. The cost for the sit down luncheon is $10.00 per person. Please make checks payable to Society of the 3rd I.D., OP #5 and send to Al Julia, Treasurer, 278 Baywood Drive, Baiting Hollow, NY 11933.
January 3, 2015: Outpost #63 will hold its next meeting at Carr's Restaurant, located on BridgeportWay SW, Lockwood, WA 98489, 11:00 AM. (Use 1-5 Exit 14) It is not required to be a member of OP 63 to join us for lunch.
February 27, 2015,: Outpost #88 will honor Harold Nelson's 100th birthday at the Academy Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO at 11:00 AM. Contact Joe Annello for more Information.
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 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.
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
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 28-31, 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 2015: Outpost #88 will hold its annual meeting at the Academy Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Date to be determined.
May 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.

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 December Watch and on the Society website.

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.

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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Veterans and active duty soldiers with honorable service in regular components, supporting, or attached units of the Third Infantry Division.

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CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS
SOCIETY OF THE THIRD INFANTRY DIVISION
UNITED STATES ARMY


AS APPROVED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
AND ADOPTED BY THE SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP
AT THE 95th NATIONAL REUNION
Columbus GA, June 2014
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Attention Cold War and Peace-Time Veterans
Were you a Life Member of the Marne Association?

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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Bldg T904, 2022 Frank Cochran Drive
Fort Stewart, GA 31314
Museum Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 .m, Tuesday - Saturday
Closed Sundays, Mondays and Federal Holidays

Contact the Fort Stewart Museum Curator to schedule a personal or tour group visit!

For information on the 3rd Infantry Division contact:
Walter W. Meeks, III
Curator, Fort Stewart Museum
1-912-767-7885
walter.meeks@us.army.mil


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Audie Murphy Petition Draws Major Endorsements
Murphy: a pioneer in PTSD awareness
September 9, 2013
by David Phillips
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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ROCK OF THE MARNE
The Oldest Continuous
U. S. Army Division Association
Since 1919
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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