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3rd Infantry Division

The 3rd Infantry Division was originally activated as the 3rd Brigade on December 1, 1947 at Pusan under Col. Lee Ung Jun. The Korean Insititute of Military History indicates that the unit was originally comprised of the 5th, 6th, and 9th Regiments, which had all been activated roughly one year earlier, but the 9th Regiment is also thought by KIMH to have been attached to the 7th and/or 9th Brigades. On May 12, 1949 the 3rd Brigade was reorganized and reactivated as the 3rd Division commanded by now Major General Lee Ung Jun. The Division was located at Taegu and consisted of the 22nd and 23rd Regiments.



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