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Since its conception in 1775, The United States Marine Corps has set the standard for America's fighting forces. There is a pride and loyalty among Marines that cannot be be matched by any other organization in the world. From Bougainville to the DMZ, in war and in peacetime, the men of The Third Marine Division have been an essential part of the Marine Corps, serving their country with unyielding dedication and sacrifice. There is no such thing as an ex-Marine. Once you have earned the title, it becomes part of you forever.
The Third Marine Division Association is committed to keeping this brotherhood alive. We are an exclusive organization. Only those who have honorably served with or were attached in support of The Third Marine Division are eligible to be members. Associate membership is open to those who are legal dependents, parents, or spouses of those persons living and deceased who are, or were, eligible for regular membership.
Memberships: If you qualify and are not yet a member, click the red button below to get an application form, print the form, fill it out, and send it to the address on the bottom.
What We Have to Offer
We are a family who is proud of our past. The Association gives us the opportunity to get back in touch with the tradition, the values, and the pride that makes a Marine such a special breed.
At our annual reunions, we have the chance to reacquaint ourselves with Marines we knew in the past. Marines of all eras, all ranks, and all backgrounds attend these activities. Who knows, the buddy you have never forgotten may be there looking for you.
The Association helps keep us abreast of what is happening in the Marine Corps today.
We, as members of The Third Marine Division Association, continue to take care of our own. Through our funding programs, we help our members who are in need of assistance.
Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1969, to honor the loss in Vietnam of Division Commander General Bruno A. Hochmuth, the Memorial Scholarship Fund has now honored over four hundred students with college scholarship awards in excess of $500,000.00. As a result, students of Third Marine Division Association members have consistently demonstrated excellence in colleges and universities across the United States.
Donations to enable the Association to continue this distinguished program are always welcome - and needed - and should be sent to the Association Manager, P. O. Box 254, Chalfont, PA 18914-0254.
For more information about scholarships and applications, contact MGySgt. James G. Kyser III, USMC (Ret) at 703-670-8227.
Lucy Caldwell Fund
This fund provides limited financial assistance to Marines and Corpsmen who served in Vietnam, to dependents of Marines and Corpsmem killed in Vietnam, and to Association members and their families. Financial need is the primary criterion.
For more information about this fund, contact Vincent Matthews at 914-682-6250.