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    The 3rd Infantry Division announces inaugural class of Marne Hall of Fame [Image 4 of 13]

    The 3rd Infantry Division announces inaugural class of Marne Hall of Fame



    Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hull  

    3rd Infantry Division

    Col. Ulysses G. McAlexander: Ulysses G. McAlexander graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1887 as a second lieutenant in the Infantry. McAlexander’s combat experience came first during the Spanish-American War and then during the Philippine Insurrection. After the U.S. entered World War I, he was ordered to France and commanded the 18th Infantry Regiment, First Division. In May 1918, McAlexander assumed command of the 38th Infantry Regiment, Third Division. During the German offensive of July 1918, the Second Battle of the Marne, German forces began crossing the Marne River in the early morning. The 38th IR bore the brunt of the initial and subsequent attacks from both flanks, fighting on three sides. The regiment endured heavy attacks and counterattacks from six German regiments for over 14 hours before being driven across the Marne. Both McAlexander and the 38th IR earned the enduring nom de guerre, “Rock of the Marne.” Maj. Gen. McAlexander retired from the U.S. Army after 37 years in July 1924.



    Date Taken: 11.16.2021
    Date Posted: 11.16.2021 19:46
    Photo ID: 6941768
    VIRIN: 211116-A-DP764-168
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    Location: FORT STEWART, GA, US

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