Meetings and Other Events
May 21, 2013
|The 2013 94th Society of the
will be held near Chicago,
at the Westin Hotel -
Dates for the 2013 Reunion are:
Thursday, September 12th thru Sunday, September 15th
|Scheduled to appear at the Reunion
Banquet on Saturday, September 14th are MG Robert Abrams and BG John
Hort of the 3rd Infantry Division.
Also an invitation to Congresswoman
Tammy Duckworth of the 8th congressional district has been
given to her and hopefully, she will be able to appear at our 94th
Reunion banquet dinner on Sept. 14th.
served as Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental
Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs from
April 24, 2009 to June 30, 2011, and as the Director of the Illinois
Department of Veterans Affairs from November 21, 2006 to February 8,
An Iraq War veteran, Duckworth served as a U.S. Army
helicopter pilot and suffered severe combat wounds, losing both of
her legs and damaging her right arm. She was the first female double
amputee from the war. She continues to serve as a Lieutenant Colonel
in the Illinois Army National Guard along with her husband, Major
Bryan W. Bowlsbey, a signal officer and fellow Iraq War veteran.
Click Here for printable
The Society of the Third Infantry Division is seeking those who
served in the 3rd and attached units in wars, peacetime, or special
interest to join the Society. Contact Henry Burke 1.803.782.7517.
Future Outpost Meetings and
May 23, 2013:
will hold its next meeting at
Academy, 8110 N Academy
Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80920. A letter will be sent to all
May 27, 2013:
will conduct wreath-laying ceremonies at the
Tomb of the Unknowns and
at the 3rd
Infantry Division Monument in
Arlington National Cemetery.
The ceremony is at 4:45 PM. Please arrive 30 minutes beforehand.
Henry Boddon is leading a tour to Normandy, Paris, and the Battle of
the Bulge through Germany, Belgium, and Luxembourg. For more
information, contact Henry via e-mail at
email@example.com or call
June 22, 2013:
The annual Audie
Murphy Day celebration in Farmersville, Texas, will honor
and recognize area Veterans while celebrating and remembering Audie
Murphy, our “hometown hero.” This is the fourteenth year
Farmersville has presented this Main Street Program event, which was
named “Best Promotional Event” by the Texas Downtown Association.
Popular events include a flyover, parade, special program, reception
for Veterans, and military displays. 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM: Vets check
in at the Baptist Church (124 S. Washington Street) to enjoy
refreshments and time to visit with attendees. 10:00 AM: military
flyover followed by downtown parade; 10:45 AM: Program at the Onion
Shed—reserved seating for Veterans (historical remembrance of Audie
Murphy, roll call of local Vets, and guest speakers). For more
information, please contact Farmersville Main Street: 972-784-6846,
www.farmersvilletx.com. We have talked to several Society
members who plan to attend.
July 26, 2013: Wildflecken,
Germany is celebrating 75 years since the establishment of the
training area, 50 years since the arrival of the 2-15th Infantry and
30 years since its departure. In conjunction with a festival and
commemorative events, the village will dedicate a plaque honoring
2-15th Infantry and the other US units stationed at Wildflecken over
the years. Those interested in attending should contact Tim Stoy for
further details at 703-912-4218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
29, 2013: Outpost #35
will conduct its summer meeting, hosted by Marco Montoya, at Sushi
Japon restaurant, on Interstate 35 in Austin, Texas. We will gather
at 11:00 AM for a social hour with lunch at the Hibachi grill, at
12:00 PM, and a meeting to follow. The cost is $15.00 per person.
Contact Lynn or Joe Ball for reservations: 972-495-1704, or
LDBALL1@MSN.COM, or 2010
Worcester Lane, Garland TX 75040.
—Joe Ball, President
Outpost #5 is planning
its next rendezvous in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, one weekend in
July. Projection cost will be approximately $35.00 per person, which
will include a bus tour of the Battlefield and luncheon. I will get
prices on a Bed and Breakfast for anyone interested in staying
overnight. Please notify me as soon as possible so I can make
arrangements if you are coming and let me know how many people you
will bring. —Bart Viiruso,
August 8-11, 2013:
Operation Dragoon: The “Forgotten D-Day”: multi-service event being
held at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel, Arlington, Virginia:
reservations (800-325-3535). Open to the public. Contact Monika Stoy
The 2013 94th Society of the 3ID Reunion
is scheduled near Chicago, IL
at the Westin Hotel, Lombard, IL
the 2013 Reunion are:
Thursday, September 12th thru Sunday, September 15th
September 18, 2013:
Outpost #4 will meet at the Washington State Veterans’ Home, 222 E
5th, Spokane, Washington
September 30-October 3, 2013:
Richard Gallmeyer announces the
Reunion of Korean War Veterans at Virginia Beach, Virginia.
All Veterans of the Korean War are welcome. This reunion provides an
opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones. Please plan to
attend. For more information and registration forms, contact Richard
at email@example.com or
OP #15 The next scheduled meeting is November 2013
which will involve the outpost’s continued participation in the
Phoenix Veterans Day Parade.
Outpost #54 will hold its Veterans’ Day meeting at
the Brass Door Restaurant, Dublin, California.
December 5-8, 2013:
Battle of the Colmar Pocket 69th
Anniversary Historical Seminar and Commemoration,
Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel. Sponsored
by Outpost Europe, Society of the 3rd Infantry Division. POC: C.
Monika Stoy, 6531 Milva Lane, Springfield, VA 22150. Phone 703 912
4218, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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".
Fort Stewart Museum
(Closed Until Further Notice)
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
Walter W. Meeks, III
Curator, Fort Stewart Museum
|Display the 3rd ID Patch
and Support the Scholarship Fund
accepted and will go to our Scholarship Fund. Donors’ names will
be recognized in
The Watch on the Rhine.
payable to the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division.
Send a #10 (large), stamped, self-addressed envelope to
Joe Ball, 2010 WORCESTER LN GARLAND, TX
and Outpost Reunions
(Italy, World War II)
...would like to
hear from the men and women who served under General Mark Clark from the
Salerno beachhead to the Apls.
Contact Sy Canton, executive director
465 Shore Road
Long Beach, NY 11561
Phone: (516) 432-3022
76th Chem Det and or 92nd Chem Det
3rd S&T of the 3rd ID
between 1978 and 1982
25th Reunion of Original Cadre
2901 - 38 Choto Road
Knoxville, TN 37922
1-865 675 6505
3rd Infantry Division-WWII Club
Contact: Ed Hamel
936 Pine Ridge Court
Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Convention, Third (Marne) Division-July 14, 1920- Hotel Sherman,
Contributed by Larry Williams-
It was found in the effects of the son of Cornelius Dexter, who was a
member of the 3rd in the WWI. He was a Purple Heart recipient.
Click Here to read about
the origination of the Society of the 3rd Infantry Division, U.S. Army
The Society-When Did You Join?
Frank Pistone gives the date he joined as 07/11/46.
If you joined prior to this
lets hear from you! This should be very interesting.
Frank Pistone's Table at 2003 84th Reunion in St. Louis, MO
Society Members at
the Amphitheater at the Tomb of the Unknowns
Washington D.C. - 2010
(Click on photo for Enlarged view)
May 21, 2013