3rd Infantry Division Marne Division, US Army
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3RD INFANTRY DIVISION MARNE DIVISION, US ARMY
(Shoulder Sleeve Insignia)
(Distinctive Unit Insignia)
Meaning of the Distictive Unit Insignia: The rock, inscription and wyvern refer to the two designations by which men of the 3d Infantry Division are popularly known: "Marne Men" and "Blue and White Devils". The rock represents the Division’s firm stand against the German offensive at the Marne River during World War I. It was there that it became known as the "Rock of the Marne" and there that the Commanding Officer, General Joseph Dickman, stated "Nous Resterons La". The wyvern, an heraldic form of the devil, bears the Division’s blue and white stripes on its wing in commemoration of the Division’s action at Anzio, Italy, during World War II where they were called "Blue and White Devils" by the enemy. The Insignia was apporoved 27 August 1965.