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3D MARINE DIVISION ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE

Date Signed: 6/15/2007
ALMARS Number: 038/06

R 151300Z SEP 06
FM CMC WASHINGTON DC(UC)
TO AL ALMAR(UC)
UNCLASSIFIED//
ALMAR 038/06
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC//
SUBJ/3D MARINE DIVISION ANNIVERSARY MESSAGE//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE MARINE CORPS, IT IS AN
HONOR TO SALUTE THE MARINES AND SAILORS OF THE 3D MARINE DIVISION
ON THE OCCASION OF THEIR 64TH ANNIVERSARY.  THROUGH THE LANDINGS AT
GUAM, THE IWO JIMA INVASION, THE RESISTANCE AT KHE SANH, AND CURRENT
OPERATIONS IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR, THE "FIGHTING THIRD" HAS
UNFAILINGLY LIVED UP TO ITS MOTTO OF "HONOR, VALOR, AND FIDELITY."
2.  THE 3D MARINE DIVISION HAS REPEATEDLY PROVEN ITS METTLE AS A
WARFIGHTING UNIT, LEAVING AN INDELIBLE MARK IN THE ANNALS OF MARINE
CORPS HISTORY.  THE MARINES AND SAILORS OF 3D MARDIV HAVE ALSO
DISPLAYED PROFESSIONALISM AND FLEXIBILITY OFF THE
BATTLEFIELD-PROVIDING MUCH NEEDED AID TO THE TSUNAMI STRICKEN AREAS
OF SOUTHEAST ASIA.  WHETHER PERFORMING RELIEF OPERATIONS OR FIGHTING
WITH DISTINCTION IN HARM'S WAY, MEMBERS OF 3D MARDIV HAVE EARNED
RESPECT AROUND THE WORLD FOR YOUR SELFLESS SACRIFICE, COURAGE, AND
CONSTANT VIGILANCE. 
3.  WE ARE PROUD TO STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH YOU AS YOU
CELEBRATE THIS ANNIVERSARY.  SEMPER FIDELIS AND KEEP ATTACKING! M.
W. HAGEE, GENERAL, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, COMMANDANT OF THE
MARINE CORPS//