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During the Second French occupation of Mexico of 1861-67, French General Charles de Lorencez Marched his forces of some 6,000 soldiers to the city of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.

Once the battle had ended, it resulted in 476 French casualties, 304 French wounded, and 35 French POWs, along with a massive morale boost for the Mexican forces that later ended in total victory for Mexico.

The Fifth of May “Cinco de Mayo” has been celebrated by proud Hispanics as a day of bravery, courage, and pride.

The 3rd Infantry Division would like to wish all our Soldiers a happy Cinco de Mayo.


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