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The Society of the 3ID 97th Annual Reunion
will be held on September 22 - 25, 2016
in Gettysburg, PA
The Society of the 3ID 98th Annual Reunion
will be held on September 21 - 24, 2017
in
San Antonio, Texas

 

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Your Invitation to the Farewell and Retreat Ceremony in honor of MG and Mrs. John M. Murray
You are cordially invited to attend the Farewell and Retreat Ceremony in honor of MG and Mrs. John M. Murray.
This event will take place at 1600 on Friday, 7 August 2015 at Marne Garden, Fort Stewart, GA.
Military uniform is Duty Uniform with Patrol Cap; Civilian attire is Business.

Please use the following link to RSVP: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=254445&k=0064460D7F52

For Civilian invitees:
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- Print the attached VIP access pass and place on your vehicle dashboard  Click here for VIP Pass

"Rock of the Marne"

Respectfully,
Joshua A. Barricklow
Captain, Military Police
Protocol Officer
3rd Infantry Division and
Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield
Fort Stewart, Georgia 31314
Office: (912) 435-9542
E-mail: joshua.a.barricklow.mil@mail.mil

 

Marne Riders 
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Click on link for updated membership forms July 2015
email Dennis Noes at
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ROCK OF THE MARNE Association in HOLTZWIHR
Last January, the ROCK OF THE MARNE association was in HOLTZWIHR (Colmar Pocket) for the 70th anniversary, Our Color guard and squad were present for ceremony at the AUDIE MURPHY's monument. We were also invited by the cities of OSTHEIM and WICKERSCHWIHR for the ceremonies.

We were present for the VE DAY at EPINAL cemetery with our color guard. All the graves and the wall of the missing were bloom with a red rose , EPINAL is the ONLY cemetery in Europe to do this tribute . We're also present on May 24 for Memorial Day.

We held our 25th annual meeting.
President = Guillaume WEREY Secretary = BESCH Franck, Assistant Secretary JB PASSEMARD =

Treasurer = Michel PASCAL , Assistant Treasurer = Samuel BOURQUIN .

Click on this link for French Youtube view of ceremonies
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Brig. Gen. James E. Rainey 
named Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division

Brig. Gen. James E. Rainey
Maj. Gen. Rainey Assumes command of the 3ID
Release Date: July 28, 2015
Maj. Gen. James Rainey to assume command of the 3rd Infantry Division
(FORT STEWART, Ga.) – Maj. Gen. James Rainey will assume command of the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield from Maj. Gen. Mike Murray during a change of command ceremony August 1 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
Rainey, who previously served as the commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, will also assume command of the U.S. National Support Element – Afghanistan and duties as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Deputy Commanding General – Support. He will also serve as the commander, Bagram Airfield, and commander, Joint Task Force 3.
For news media and personnel not able to attend the ceremony, the following link will allow you to view the ceremony in its entirety: https://www.dvidshub.net/webcast/6766. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 1:30 a.m. EDT.
July 1, 2015 (Fort Benning, GA) - A day after he was presented his second star at Fort Benning, Maj. Gen. James Rainey left the post on Wednesday for his next assignment as commander of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga.
Rainey, the 55th Infantry School commandant at Fort Benning, departs after 11 months on the post. He succeeds Maj. Gen. Mike Murray as the Marne Division's top officer.
Rainey was promoted from brigadier general to major general during a ceremony on Tuesday. No announcement was made on Rainey's successor.
Members of the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters are deployed to Afghanistan in support of Resolute Support, a NATO-led effort to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces.
Rainey arrived at Fort Benning after serving as deputy commanding general of the 4th Infantry Division and deputy commander for maneuver, regional command south, International Security Assistance North Atlantic Treaty Organization for Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. During a welcome ceremony to the post on Aug. 1, Rainey said he fell in love with the Army at Fort Benning.

Read more here: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2015/07/01/3795758/maj-gen-rainey-leaves-fort-benning.html#storylink=cpy

 

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 96th NATIONAL REUNION
North Charleston, SC, June 2015
Click on this link to see C&BL pdf file
Revised June 2015
Change to C&B, dated June 2015
Per action of the Executive Committee on July 2, 2015,
Constitution By-laws Section 7.1 has been changed.
Standard Operating Procedures
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Revised July 28, 2015 Changes were made on the following pages: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, 41, and 42.

 

71st ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION! 

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Operation Dragoon to the Battle of the Colmar Pocket - from St. Tropez to Colmar,

the US 6th Army Group and 7th Army in France 15 August 1944 to 9 February 1945

Hosted by Outpost International, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division,

the Army Historical Foundation, and the Embassy of France  

When: 17-19 September 2015 (Thursday to Saturday)  

Where: Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, 900 South Orme Street, Arlington, VA 22204 

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Who: Please join us in honoring the veterans of the 6th Army Group; 1st French Army; 7th Army; 6th Corps; 3rd, 36th, and 45th Infantry Divisions; 1st Allied Airborne Task Force – 517th PIRCT (including AT CO/442nd IN), 509th PIB, 4463rd PFAB, 550th AIB, 551st PIB, and the 2nd IPB (UK); and 1st SSF in Southern France; the supporting US Army Air Corps; US Navy, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marine; the OSS; and from the participant allied nations of France, Poland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Greece, and Canada; the 21st Corps, 28th ID, 75th ID, and 12th AD which joined the 3rd ID and 36th ID in the Battle of the Colmar Pocket, family members, friends, and anyone interested in WWII history. 

What:                            17 Sept:    9 AM to 7 PM – Registration, Historical Seminars I, II

                                     18 Sept:    9 AM to 12 AM – Historical Seminar III

                                                       2 PM to 6PM – Reception, French Embassy, Washington tour

                                     19 Sept:    8 to 12 AM – ceremony in Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery,                        
                                      
Wreath layings Tomb of the Unknowns, 3ID monument, Audie Murphy graveside                                                                                 6 to 9 PM – Banquet                                     

Why:  To honor the veterans of the Operation Dragoon and the campaigns in Southern France, the Vosges, and in Alsace, to preserve history, educate the public, and pass on the torch of their proud legacy.                  

Room Reservations:  Price - $95 per night, one day prior to event and one day after.        
Cutoff date is 24
August to receive the event rate. We have limited rooms available so make your reservations now.

Reservations: Reservations: 1-800-325-3535 or call Laura Zuniga at 703 271 6635
email: laura.zuniga@sheratonpentagoncity.com
        Reservation Group Name: Operation Dragoon  
 
Point of Contact:
 Monika Stoy, President, Outpost International, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division                            
timmoni15@yahoo.com, PH: 703 912 4218, 6531 Milva Lane, Springfield, VA. 22150 USA
                                     

                           Registration:  Event registration - $35.  Luncheon - $25.  Banquet - $45.
(Free for WWII veterans of the campaign in France)

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5769 OP 33  WILLIAM H. HARRIS                     MICHIGAN CITY, IN    3rd MP Co            KOREA/54             CPL
DOD - June 20, 2015                                                Reported July 2, 2015 by his wife Patricia

2407 OP 5   GUY W. CAREY                              EDMESTON, NY     7INF/MED, 350INF/      KOREA/Sep48-Mar50-Jun52     CPL
DOD - June 25, 2015                                                Reported July 4, 2015 by his wife Nancy Carey

5906 OP 7 ARNOLD FIELDMAN                        ALEXANDRIA, VA        7INF/        KOREA       1LT
DOD - June 11, 2015                                                Reported July 6, 2015 by his wife Sheila Fieldman

2307 OP 5 ALFRED M. BROWN                        EAST MEADOW, NY     7INF/C       WW2          SSGT
DOD - April 26, 2015                                                 Reported July 15, 2015 by Elizabeth Brown

 

Future Outpost Meetings and Other Events

August 2015: Outpost International wlill participate in several plaque dedications in Southern France.
September 9, 2015: Outpost #4 will meet at 1:30 PM  at the Washington State Veterans Home, 222 E. 5th Avenue, Spokane, Washington
The next Outpost 1 Meeting has been set for Saturday September 12, 2015 at noon at Spavone's Restaurant at 266 W Lake St, Bloomingdale, IL 60108 (630) 529-3154.We will be ordering off of the lunch menu. The Outpost 1 will pay for the meal cost and tip and there will be door prizes.
Please let me know if you can attend as soon as possible so that we can be sure to have a large enough room. We would have a short meeting, lunch at 12:30 pm and door prize give away. Look forward to seeing you on the 12th of September.
Yours in the 3rd ID,
Richard Longfellow
Outpost 1 President

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

October 10, 2015: Outpost 13 will meet at Bakers of Milford on Saturday 10 October 2015 at noon. The restaurant is three miles north of Exit 155 off Hwy I-96.
October 24, 2015: #35 will hold its fall meeting, hosted by Jude and Paul Grabert, at Babin's Seafood House in the Woodlands, Texas. Members will be sent ameeting invitation and newsletter one month before the meeting.
November 7, 2015 Outpost 54 will hold its Veteran's Day luncheon meeting at the Brass Door Restaurant, San Ramon California. We will gather at 11:00 AM with lunch at noon.
November 7, 2015: Outpost 22 Southern California will host its Anual meeting at the FLA Bob Airport, 4130 Mnnes Ave, Riverside, CA 92509. Meet at 12:00 Noon for the 1:00 meeting (under the wing of the DC-3, near the Travis Gammill hanger). Enjoy the live entertainment, military parades, war-bird dogfights, a quality Rod & Custom Car Show, a military mess tent, and more. Andy Scullion 1-951-492-0669: ascotsgreys2@aol.com.
Free admission and parking from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.
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).
November 11, 2015: Outpost #15 will hold its next meeting at the home of Curtis Gentry, following Outpost #15's participation in the Phoenix Veteran's Day Parade.
September 22-25, 2016: 97th Annual Reunion of the Society of the 3ID will be held in Gettysburg, PA
September 21-24, 2017: 98th Annual Reunion of the Society of the 3ID will be held in San Antonio, TX. 
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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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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Museum Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 .m, Tuesday - Saturday
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Contact the Fort Stewart Museum Curator to schedule a personal or tour group visit!

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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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