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  The above 32nd Armored Regiment band, pictured at Camp Polk in late 1941, would evolve into the official 3rd Armored Division Band during WWII, although retaining its 32nd AR name. When situations allowed, the band entertained the troops and played at reviews and other ceremonies during the Division's journeys from stateside training, to England, then on to France, Belgium, and Germany. It's final performance was on November 9, 1945,  when the 3AD was formally deactivated at a VI Corps ceremony at Aalen, Germany, about 75 miles east of Stuttgart.

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