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Thanks to Joe Palisi

 

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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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Southern France Commemorations

In Aix en Provence 21, August 2015 with Society member Sous-Prefet Sergey Goutyron and the commander of the military school in Aix en Provence

Displaying the National Color and Society Flags at Aix en Provence

With the Sous Prefet of Aix en Provence Serge Gouteyron, Society Member since 2014 and other dignitaries after the Pont de Beraud ceremony August 20, 2015

Mayor Regis Martin and other dignitaries after the St. Marc Jaumegarde April 20, 2015

Wreaths at the Vauvenargues monument August 20, 2015

29 august in Pierrelatte singing the Dogface Soldier song

30 August in Grignan floral tributes

27 August floral tributes at 3ID plaque in Valreas
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Brig. Gen. James E. Rainey 
named Commander of the 3rd Infantry Division

Brig. Gen. James E. Rainey

Maj. Gen. James Rainey assumes command of 3ID, U.S. National Support Element – Afghanistan
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Marne Riders 
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Click on link for updated membership forms July 2015
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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 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.

 

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4492 OP 35  R. B. SANFORD                              PEARLAND, TX             15INF/TK           KOREA            SFC
DOD - June 23, 2015                                                 Reported August 7, 2015 by his son Scott Sanford

8597 OP 35 GEORGE F. HILL                             WAXAHACHIE, TX          3ID/            KOREA/Jan53-Dec54           SGT
DOD - December 8, 2014                                         Reported August 10, 2015 to Lynn Ball from his spouse Eileen Hill

3984 OP 57 CLARENCE H. MORGAN                NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH      7INF/I          KOREA/May51-Feb53      CPL
DOD - September 15, 2014                                     Reported August 24, 2015 by widow Helen Morgan on 2015 Past Due Card

2356 OP 3   EMORY C. BURKETT                      MC COLL, SC                         DIV/MP             CW               SSGT
DOD - August 27, 2015                                             Reported August 28, 2015 by Faye Cutchin to John Insani

5098 OP 57 RICHARD M. WITTIG                       BEREA, OH                      10ENG/B             WW2/Jan44-Nov45           T5
DOD - June 28, 2015                                                  Reported August 29, 2015 by his daughter Barbara Ridel

 

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.
December 12, 2015: Outpost #5 will be holding it's last meeting/luncheon of the year on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 12 noon. It will be held at the Holiday Inn, 7736 Adrienne Dr. Breinigsville, PA (Lehigh Valley), 18031.The phone number is 610-391-1000. For members who would like to stay overnight, the room rate will be $104.00 for OP #5 members.
We will be having a sit down luncheon before the meeting. There will be a choice of entrees. The cost of the meeting/luncheon will be $20.00 per person. Please forward your check made out to the Society of the 3rd Inf. Div., OP #5 and mail to Al Julia, Treasurer, OP #5, 278 Baywood Dr., Baiting Hollow, NY 11933. Please include with your check, a contact phone number and/or email address where I can contact you in a few weeks, for your meal choice. BE A BUDDY: If there are any members who are coming and can take any other OP #5 members who are unable to come on their own, please ask them if they would like to attend.
Looking forward to a good turnout as we end another year.
Al Julia, Treasurer, OP #5
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. 
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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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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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