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The Division of "FIRSTS"

The 3rd ARMORED "SPEARHEAD" DIVISION was the:


FIRST- To cross the Belgian border - 2 September 1944

FIRST- To fire a shell into Germany - 11 September 1944
   PROOF!!!

FIRST- To cross the German border - East of Eupen - 11 September 1944
   PROOF!!!

FIRST- To capture a German town - Roetgen - 12 September 1944
   PROOF!!!

FIRST- To breach the Siegfried Line - Vicinity of Scheidmuchle - 13 September 1944

FIRST- To completely pierce the Siegfried Line - 15 September 1944

FIRST- To shoot down an enemy plane on German soil - 18 September 1944

FIRST- To capture a major German city - Cologne - 5 March 1945

FIRST- To accomplish the greatest one-day advance in the history of mobile warfare - 101 miles against the enemy - 29 March 1945

FIRST- Invasion of Germany in force since Napoleon:
   PROOF!!!

THE THIRD ARMORED "SPEARHEAD" DIVISION

MAT HICKEY - Hq/23rd.

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