3rd Infantry Division (South Korea)
|3rd Infantry Division|
3rd Infantry Division insignia
|Founded||May 12, 1949|
|Branch||Republic of Korea Army|
|Part of||5th Corps (Republic of Korea)|
The 3rd Infantry Division is a unit of the Republic of Korea Army.
First formed as the 3rd brigade on December 1, 1947. On December 24, 1949, the division conducted the Mungyeong massacre. The unit was upgraded to a division on May 12, 1949. The Division consists of the 18th, 22nd, 23rd and Infantry Regiments.
After the breakout from the Pusan Perimeter, fierce battles were fought in the harbor village of Pohang between the 3rd Division and the NKPA’s 5th Division. The 3rd finally captured the village during the morning of the twentieth. They continued to attack aggressively, forcing a disorderly withdrawal by the NKPA toward Yongdok. During the course of the war, the 3rd Infantry Division took part in over 150 battles, killing and capturing more than 51,000 enemy soldiers. It is also known as the invincible unit because it has never lost a single battle. They are the frontline troops.
- Anti-Tank Company
- DMZ Patrol Company
- Armor Battalion
- Signal Battalion
- Reconnaissance Battalion
- Engineer Battalion
- Support Battalion
- Medical Battalion
- Chemical Battalion
- 18th Infantry Regiment
- 22nd Infantry Regiment
- 23rd Infantry Regiment
- Artillery Regiment
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