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3rd Infantry Division Artillery
3d Inf Div Arty
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Country United States United States of America
Branch Army
Service history
Role Division Force Fires HQs
Size Brigade
Part of 3rd Infantry Division
Nickname Marne Thunder
Website http://www.stewart.army.mil/units/home.asp?u=DIVARTY
Commanders
Commanders COL John A. O'Grady
Insignia

The 3rd Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY) is the divisional artillery command for the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The DIVARTY has served with the division in World Wars I and II, the Korean conflict, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and in peacetime at Fort Stewart and Germany. The DIVARTY was inactivated in 2004 as part of transformation to modular brigade combat teams, but was reactivated on 17 October 2014 to provide fire support coordination and mission command for the training and readiness of Field Artillery units across the division.

HistoryEdit

World War IEdit

under construction

InterwarEdit

under construction

World War IIEdit

under construction

Cold WarEdit

under construction

Post Cold WarEdit

under construction

Global War on TerrorEdit

under construction

Lineage & HonorsEdit

LineageEdit

  • Constituted 12 November 1917 in the Regular Army as Headquarters, 3d Field Artillery Brigade, and assigned to the 3d Division
  • Organized 26 November 1917 at Camp Stanley, Texas
  • Disbanded 16 October 1939 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Reconstituted 1 October 1940 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Division Artillery, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Redesignated 1 July 1957 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Infantry Division Artillery

Campaign Participation CreditEdit

World War I: Champagne-Marne; Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne; Champagne 1918

World War II: Tunisia; Sicily (with arrowhead); Naples-Foggia; Anzio (with arrowhead); Rome-Arno; Southern France (with arrowhead); Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe

Korean War: CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter; Korea, Summer 1953

DecorationsEdit

  • Presidential Unit Citation (Army) for COLMAR
  • French Croix de Guerre with Palm for COLMAR
  • French Croix de Guerre, World War II, Fourragere
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for UIJONGBU CORRIDOR
  • Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for IRON TRIANGLE
  • Chryssoun Aristion Andrias (Bravery Gold Medal of Greece) for KOREA

HeraldryEdit

Distinctive Unit InsigniaEdit

3d Inf Div Arty

Description/BlazonEdit

A red triangle with one point down charged with five gold fleurs-de-lis, three and two, superimposed upon a gold circular bend bearing the motto "FULFILL YOUR MISSION" in black. The insignia is 1 inch (2.54 cm) in diameter.

SymbolismEdit

The three points of the triangle are indicative of the numerical designation of the unit and also, of the 3rd Division to which the organization is assigned. The five fleurs-de-lis symbolize the major engagements in which the unit participated in World War I.

BackgroundEdit

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade on 4 February 1930. It was redesignated for Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery on 29 April 1952.

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