Silver Star & Purple Heart Recipient
See PDF of Bill's induction in 2010 into the Ohio Veterans Hall
TIME Magazine Cover 1961
Elvis Presley - possibly the best singer in the Division's history
DRONES in the 1960's?
Below: A pioneer in the U.S. military's use of aerial drones, the 503rd Aviation Bn
of the 3AD is shown in West Germany on the frontline of the Cold War in 1965.
(from Spearhead Newspaper 9/3/1965)
|Members of 1/D/4-8 Cav celebrate their great win at Grafenwoehr, Germany, over NATO's best tank crews. First Row (kneeling) from left: PFC Brent S. Berry, PFC Steven E. Kuhn, SGT David Wills, SPC Robert W. Perez, PFC Carl N. Voke (RIP), SSG Daniel Mariano, SGT Eric Knox, SPC Bradley J. Wellendorf (holding plaque), 1LT Pierre E. Massar, and 1SG Gary Fravel. Second Row from left: SPC David M. Segrest, SGT Sean Banks, SPC David J. Thornton, SSG Kenneth Pridgen, SFC William G. Kemmits, SGT James Flaherty, and CPL Jeffrey Norman. (Photo from Steven Kuhn)|
Contingent of 3AD troops at 1991 Victory Parade in Washington, D.C.
|The Desert Storm Victory Parade in Washington, D.C. on June 8, 1991, included the above battalion-size formation of 3AD troops representing various units from throughout the Division. At the lead is Maj. Gen. Jerry R. Rutherford (third from right), followed by his staff. Rutherford had taken command of the 3AD from Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk in Kuwait following Desert Storm. The above Spearhead troops had flown from Germany for the event and are shown after crossing D.C.'s Memorial Bridge (with the Lincoln Memorial in distant background). About 9,000 U.S. military personnel from all branches took part in the parade, which included Constitution Ave. and ended at the Pentagon. (By 3AD.com staff)|
Duel at Dessau - April 1945
3AD's "Super Pershing" vs. Germany's "King Tiger"
WWII's two most powerful tanks would meet in a momentary, violent encounter.
Top Photo: The "Super Pershing" T26E4, a modified standard Pershing T26, is shown at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, in early 1945 shortly before being shipped to the 3rd Armored Division inside Germany via England. Bottom Photo: The legendary 77-ton German King Tiger, or Tiger II.
COLD WAR POCKET GUIDE
issued to 3rd Armored Division troops in West Germany
For complete enlarged Guide
3rd Armored Division Annual Reunion 1952, Philadelphia, PA
(requires horizontal scrolling)
33rd Armored Regiment, Co. "E"
Indiantown Gap, Pa. - May, 1943
original photo size: 33 inches wide
(requires horizontal scrolling)
BELOW: Section from above photo
|THIS CLOSE-UP from the center of the top photo shows then Capt. William B. Lovelady (above front row, 2nd from left). Note the shiny Captain bars on cap. He later became commanding officer of the regiment's 2nd Bn, and, as a Lt. Col., would lead that battalion through all five European campaigns (1944-45). He was in charge of the 3AD task force that bore his name and was the first Allied unit to invade across the German border in WWII, the famous "Task Force Lovelady".|
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