The Third ID held a twilight tattoo ceremony July 22 at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart to celebrate the constitution and organization of the Third ID through performance and music, sharing the storied division’s history for all past and present members of the Marne community.
The event also highlighted the division’s Marne Hall of Fame, with the goal of connecting current Dogface Soldiers with past Dogface Soldiers who demonstrated service within the division, their lifelong commitment to the division’s values, and either their valorous combat actions or their contributions to their chosen fields outside the division.
Maj. Gen. Charles D. Costanza, commanding general, 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart said twilight tattoo is typically done during Marne Week, but Chief of Staff Col. Ryan McCormack has started a new Marne Hall of Fame that will be housed in the Fort Stewart Museum. He said they plan to recognize more incredible people who did many things for the Third ID.
Costanza said the Third ID will be celebrating its 105th birthday.
“This division is one of the most historic divisions of the United States Army,” he said. “Sixty- one, and hopefully 62 this year, Medal of Honor winners. The history of this division makes it special. The reason I wear the color patch like I am right now is because that is what they did in WWII.”
Costanza said the Germans recognized the patch, but the soldiers in WWII still wore the patch and stood strong. Costanza said soldiers from the 87th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade will be returning home in August and September.