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  1. The division was activated on 15 July 1942, at Fort Benning, Georgia, around a nucleus of the reorganized and redesignated 3rd and 11th Cavalry Regiments.. Nickname. The "Tiger" nickname of the 10th originates from a division-wide contest held while it was training in the United States, symbolizing the division "clawing and mauling" its way through the enemy.

  2. The 3rd Division is the only division of the U.S. Army during World War II that fought the Axis on all European fronts, and was among the first American combat units to engage in offensive ground combat operations. Audie Murphy, the most highly decorated American soldier of the war, served with the 3rd Division.

  3. Combat troops of the U.S. Army are classified by the weapons and methods used in combat: There were 5 types of divisions: infantry, mountain, armored, airborne, and cavalry. 91 divisions were mobilized during the war: 68 infantry divisions, 1 mountain division, 16 armored divisions, 5 airborne divisions, and 2 cavalry divisions.

  4. Men enlisting for Regular Army tours of three or four years and requesting assignment to the 3rd Inf Div, were reception processed at various Army installations (Fort Ord, Cal., Fort Chaffee, Ark. and others) and then proceeded for Fort Benning for basic and advance training with the Division.

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