The 3rd Surgical Hospital was constituted on 8 May 1918, as Mobile Hospital No. 3 in the Americal Expeditionary Forces. The hospital served in France during World War I.The Hospital was activated in Australia in 1942 as the 3rd Portable Hospital. The unit served in the Southwest Pacific until it was inactivated in the Philipines in November, 1945.In May 1949, it was reactivated as the 3rd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital at Fort Meade, Maryland and was sent to Eniwetok Atoll to provide medical support to military personnel stationed there. The Hospital operated a dispensary in Eniwetok from March to October, 1950. The Surgical and Ward Sections were located on a ship, the USS APL 27, anchored off shore until permanent buildings were completed ashore.The Hospital again was returned to the United States in 1951 and eventually returned to Fort Meade, Maryland in 1954. The Hospital served in a training status and in various support roles, including medical support for forest fire fighters, establishing exhibits and evacuation demonstrations, and providing support for units during summer training. In May 1965, the unit was alerted for movement to Vietnam.
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In Norse mythology, Valhalla, from Old Norse Valhöll "hall of the slain", is a majestic, enormous hall located in Asgard, ruled over by the god Odin. Valhalla - designed in the official Norwegian flag colors red, white and blue. Designed and created in Norway by Norwegian designer
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Legio nona Hispana was a legion of the Imperial Roman army that existed from the 1st century BC until at least AD 120. The legion fought in various provinces of the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire but was then stationed in Britain following the Roman invasion in 43 AD. The legion disappears from surviving Roman records after c. AD 120 and there is no extant account of what happened to it.
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