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The Society of the 3ID 96th Annual Reunion
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June 11 -14, 2015 in Charleston, SC.
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Maintenance of 3rd Division WWII Monument, Nettuno, Italy

Dear Mr. Joe Ball
President, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army
 

This past January 2014, my wife and I had the most memorable honor of participating in the 70th Anniversary Commemoration Events of the Anzio-Nettuno Allied Forces Beachhead Landings of WWII, on site in Italy.

 If you may remember from my earlier communications with your organization,  I am the proud son of a veteran of that battle:  Maurice A. Kellner, Pfc. 3rd Div. 30th Inf. Reg. 3rd Bn. Hq. Co. My father served with the 3rd Infantry Division from November 1943 through October 1945.  My father of beloved memory died in 1978, but I have had the good fortune with the help of your organization in locating his former N.C.O. from WWII and we are in mutual contact. 

During our visit to the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery in Nettuno I met with the Assistant Superintendent from the American Battle Monuments Commission, Mr. Jay Blount.  I told him of our visit among other sites in the area to the 3rd Division WWII Monument which honors the sacrifices of the soldiers from that army group.  He explained about the changes in U.S. Federal funding regulation and budgetary cuts which presently severely endanger the physical upkeep and maintenance of that monument.  Enclosed is a copy of the letter he later wrote describing that legal and financial situation. 

It is with this in mind that I am appealing to the Society of the 3rd Division, to inquire as to the possibility of this organization assuming responsibility for initiating the non-governmental funding of the annual maintenance project of this Historical Monument.  I personally am pledging a donation of $100 towards this goal. 

Please inform me of the response of the Society to this appeal. If I can be of any further assistance in supplying information to help promote this project please let me know. 

Most Sincerely,
Moti Kellner
mnm@netvision.net.il

Elazar Village
P.O.BOX 36
Zip Code 90942
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Outpost 15 has entered the 2014 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade
Outpost 15 has entered the 2014 Phoenix Veterans Day Parade and the theme is Duty, Honor, Sacrifice - Celebrating our World War II Veterans. We have vehicles in which to ride the parade route and look forward to having each of you join us this year. The details are as follows:

When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Meeting Place: 12025 N. 61 Drive, Glendale, AZ (home of Curtis Gentry)

Time: 8:30 A.M. at which time we will depart to the staging area for the parade. We are required to report to the staging area no later than 9:45 so please don’t be late.

What to bring: Please wear any hat or clothes that have the Society of the Third Infantry Division logo, which may be purchased on the Society web site. Also, bring plenty of water as it may be warm.

Please RSVP

Curtis Gentry, 623-878-4623 or email at curtis.gentry@gcmail.maricopa.edu

Thank You,
Curtis Gentry
Secretary-Treasurer, Outpost 15
West-Region Vice President, Society of the Third Infantry Division

Note: A lunch will follow at my house. I hope you can make this one as it should be fun.

 

Military Holiday Mailing 2014
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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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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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2680  OP 5   LOUIS J. DERCOLA                 NEWARK, NY                  15INF/SV           KOREA                PFC
DOD - OCTOBER 15, 2010                                   Reported October 3, 2014 on the Internet

4851 OP 57  CARL Q. TOPIE                         MILFORD, OH                     30INF/K            WW2/45-46           CPL
DOD - October 3, 2014                                           Reported October 3, 2014 by his wife Anne

2402 OP 5   MAURO CAPPITELLA              UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ               DIV/HQ               CW             PFC
DOD - September 3, 2014                                      Reported October 10, 2014 by Joe Todisco

2614  OP 63  ARDELL T. DALLY                  SEATTLE,WA                             DIV/MED/        WW2/1940-46             SGT
DOD - June 22, 2014                                               Reported October 11, 2014 by Robert Dally

6643  OP 17  WILLIAM C. ELLEDGE            POPLAR BLUFF, MO              10FA/           KOREA/52-53           SFC
DOD - October 14, 2014                                          Reported October 16, 2014 by his spouse Dolores

2935 OP 63   RALPH W. FRANCK                SEATTLE ,WA                  30INF/A            WW2/Feb41-Sep45            SFC
DOD - August 17, 2014                                           Reported October 16, 2014 by Jack Sneddon

6998 OPMA  ROBERT GALLAGHER          RICHMOND HILL, GA      DIV/1BDE/HHC 1 BCT       OIF1-3       CSM
DOD - October 13, 2014                                          Reported October 20, 2014 by 3ID Alumni on Facebook


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Future Outpost Meetings and Other Events

October 25, 2014: Outpost #35 will hold its fall meeting in Fredericksburg, Texas, at Mamacita’s Restaurant, one block from Nimitz Museum, across Main Street from Sunday House. Details were sent to all members one month prior to the meeting.

October 29, 2014: Outpost #57 will hold its annual meeting at Der Dutchman restaurant in Bellville, Ohio. Lunch will begin at Noon with the annual meeting to follow. Come early to visit with everyone.

October 29, 2014: Outpost #60 members will gather at 11:00 AM for its next luncheon meeting on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at the VFW Post #665 located at 1824 Victory Drive, Columbus, Georgia.

November 8, 2014: Outpost #54 will hold its fall Veteran's Day luncheon meeting at the Brass Door Restaurant, San Ramon, California. We start gathering at 11:00 AM with lunch at noon. The program will report on our 70th Anniversary Battlefield Tour along with a video showing highlights. We have enjoyable meetings with very good food, a nice raffle, and good fellowship. If you want to attend, and do not receive a written invitation by November 1st, please contact John Shirley 925-447-2256.

November 8, 2014: OP #22 members will meet for their Veterans’ Day at 3:00 PM, under the wing of the DC-3, near the Travis Gammill hanger, at the FLA BOB Airport, 4130 Mennes Ave., Riverside, California. For information call (951) 675-3173 or (951) 686-6660.

November 2014: Outpost 15 will participate in the Phoenix Veterans Day Parade with a meeting to follow.  (See notice above)
November 11, 2014: Outpost 7 will conduct Veteran's Day ceremonies at the Tomb of the Unknowns at 3:15 PM. Members will meet at the 3rd Infantry Division Monument at 2:30 PM for ceremonies there before moving to the Tomb of the Unknowns for our wreath-laying ceremony. For more info contact John Insani marneop7@comcast.net or Pat williamson army3rdivtanker@gmail.com.

November 15, 2014: Outpost #2 will dedicate a monument honoring the 3rd Infantry Division at the Sarasota National Cemetery Memorial Walk on November 15, 2014. Please plan to attend this important event.

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.
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 Charleston, SC. More information will be forthcoming when available.
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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Fort Stewart Museum
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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:
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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
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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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