On this day in 1945, the 3d Infantry Regiment “Cockades” played the next game in their 7th Army football league season. This game against the 1st Armored Division was not even close. The Cockades came away with a big win, 24-0.
On this day in 1970, the 2d Battalion, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) inactivated at Fort Benning, GA.
The battalion activated on 01 June 1966 as part of the 199th Infantry Brigade, also at Fort Benning. In those four years, the battalion earned 11 battle streamers during its deployment to Vietnam. Today we remember all those 2d Battalion Soldiers who lost their lives as a result of their service in Vietnam, and thank all those who served in the 2d Battalion.
Another win for the Cockades! As the post-World War II 7th Army football league continued, The Old Guard put up another “W” on the season. This time the score was 48-23 against the 36th Infantry Division “T-Patchers.”
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As soldiers in The Old Guard adapted to occupation duty in post-war Germany, one activity they enjoyed to pass the time was the Army football league. The Old Guard fielded a team and had a very successful season.
This game was held at Olympic Stadium in Berlin against the 82d Airborne Division. The Old Guard won the game, 21-6.
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