Organized in 1991, the Rock of the Marne Association aims to bring together collectors of uniforms, equipment, vehicles and other equipment used in the U.S. Army and specifically the U.S. Third Infantry Division during the second World War. Located in eastern France, currently there are 25 active members in the Association, some members are from Switzerland.
The Rock of the Marne Association participates in official ceremonies, reenactments and the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Epinal American Military Cemetery. During this ceremony a wreath is made to commemorate the memory of those young Americans who came to fight for their freedom, many loosing their lives in France and Europe. The Association also has a color guard with an official flag of the 3rd Infantry Division that was given to them by the division commander when the unit was stationed in Germany.
The Certificate that Chick received states:
ASSOCIATION ROCK OF THE MARNE
The active members of the Association – Rock of the Marne –
held a general assembly in Holtzwihr,
have voting unanimously has appointed
Charles F. Bruns
Veteran of the Third Infantry Division
the capacity of honorary member of their association