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"Lasting friendships do not always depend upon long periods of comradeship. The sacrifices, trials and sufferings in the white hot crucible of the Bulge created friendships which will last as long as two men of the Division still survive."
... The CUB, Vol 3, No. 1, August 1946...



Under normal circumstances, we would now be attending our 75th annual reunion in Kansas City. However, due to COVID, we had to postpone our event until next year. At each reunion, on Saturday morning, we hold our Memorial Service to remember and honor all those that we have lost. Please click on the link below to read the very moving words from our chaplain, Chris Edmonds, and to see a list of those veterans that have passed away since our last reunion


View our 2021 Memorial Service

In memory of those members of the 106th that have passed away since our last Memorial Service:

logo   Andrews, John C. 592/A    logo   Bartusek, Marcus 424/H    logo   Bell, Harry A., Jr. 422/I    logo   Burkle, Jay Carmichael 423/H    logo   Collins, Virgil 423/C    logo   Eastlack, Norman C. 423    logo   Freedman, Henry Hank 422HQ Co A    logo   Griffin, John D. 422/F    logo   Haug, Charles A. 424/C    logo   Herndon, Donald F. 424/LA    logo   Hirst, Robert G. 424/HQ    logo   Knapenberger, Jill P. Non-106 – American Red Cross (ARC)    logo   Lopardo, Pasquale “Patsy” 424/AT    logo   Lowe, Charles 423/IM    logo   Martin, Harry F., Jr. 424/L    logo   Mills, James M. 423/I    logo   Nelson, Ralph 422/I    logo   Nevins Ernest E. 424/E    logo   Prell, Donald B. 422/AT    logo   Roberts, John M. “Jack” 592/C    logo   Schaffner, John R. 589/FABN/Batt. A & B    logo   Scotti, Joseph G . 423/I    logo   Shifley, Calvin 106th Recon    logo   Smallwood, Thomas F. 423/HQ    logo   Stern, Boris A. 424/HQ    logo   Suiter, Leo F. 423/L    logo   Wolfinberger, Lloyd 424/L    logo  


    2021 Reunion Scheduled for Sept. 8 - 12th, 2021

Our 75th Annual Reunion
Sept. 8 - 12th, 2021
Hilton Kansas City Airport – Kansas City, Missouri

CANCELLED!!

    Sadly, our reunion for this year will not happen. Concerns over COVID - and the new variant - resulted in a number of people rethinking their trip. We are 100% in support of our veterans and their families staying safe!
    We discussed one option of trying to hold the reunion in November, but felt the uncertainty of better conditions was too risky.
    If you had made reservations, you should contact the hotel directly to cancel. As for the registration thru Armed Forces Reunions, I just spoke with them and they said that since the event is cancelled, we do not need to call AFR to cancel as they will automatically cancel all those that registered.
    Please stay safe and we will let everyone know as soon as we make plans for our next reunion!


new     Most recent issue of The CUB: Vol. 77, No. 2, July 2021
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In COLOR, with high resolution pictures!
(posted July 12, 2021)


new  Virtual Memorial Service Video AVAILABLE NOW!!!!!

Link to Memorial Service Video (1hr 18min)

Link to Program for the Memorial Service

Link to Memorial Service Preview (60 seconds)


Herb Sheaner -- 422/G  (posted Dec. 5, 2019)


Sgt. Russell Lang -- 423/I  (posted May. 7, 2018)


Lt. Donald B. Prell -- 422 Inf. AT Company  (posted Apr. 19, 2018)


Frank J. Grasberger -- 424/G  (posted Jan. 29, 2017)


Calvin W. Shifley -- 106th Recon.  (posted Jan. 29, 2017)


Arlos L. Awalt (424) Interview conducted Jul. 13, 2007

Arlos L. Awalt (424) Interview conducted Oct. 17, 2012


Robert Pope: How I Survived World War II  (posted Dec. 20, 2016)  


Russian Women Tank Drivers Liberate Stalag IV-B picture and article with Barney Mayrsohn  (posted Oct. 25, 2016)  


News coverage of George P. Mangiaracina, by grandson, Michael Mangiaracina


Herb Sheaner honored at Dallas Stars Hockey Game, March 12, 2016


new Attempting to create a combined index to all names and places found in all of the CUB publications.
Click here for more info.


    Michigan Mini-Reunion held on December 13, 2014
Photos courtesy of Alan D. Twisselman


    Herb & Mike Sheaner attend the Flag of Friendship Ceremony
December 14-15, 2014


    Pictures from The 2014 Flag of Friendship Ceremonies
held Sunday, December 14th from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
in St. Vith & Vielsalm (Rencheux)


    Restoration of the 424th Monument at Spineux, Belgium


    Disposition of Capt. Russel A. Freas, 423/SVC


    Rememberance of PFC Vincent Joseph Byrnes, 423/SVC


     The 68th Annual Reunion was held in Norfolk, Virginia, Sept. 3-7

Click here to see photos of the veterans (with names & units) and photos from the excursions


Upcoming Events:

It is time to start planning your mini-reunions! Anyone can do it - grab a lunch or dinner with on old buddy, or make a new friend! I can provide you with a list of names of the veterans in your area. Click this link to contact me.

Also, please share any stories or pictures from your mini-reunion.



    Photo's from Battlefield tour conducted in May, 2014 from Doug Mitchell


Herb & Mike Sheaner Attend Flag of Friendship Ceremony in the towns of St. Vith and Vielsalm, December 14-15, 2013


106th Infantry Division Challenge Coins are now available. Click here for ordering info.


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These pages are intended to provide our visitors with information concerning the 106th Infantry Division Association, schedules of upcoming events, links to existing resources regarding the 106th I.D., information on how you can support the Association and other items of general interest.

The Association, founded in August, 1945 at Camp Luck Strike, St. Valerie-en-Caux, France, is the official organization that supports the veterans, families and friends of the 106th Infantry Division.



Interesting Reading

As we started gathering information to share with the veterans and the people who have a new-found interest in the history of the 106th, we started reviewing old issues of "The CUB". As a start, here are some articles that may provide more insight into the formation of the 106th. Updates will be made as often as possible.

A History of the 106th Under General Jones' Command - A brief history of the formation of the 106th Infantry Division.

The Agony Grapevine - With 416 dead, 1,246 wounded, 7,001 missing in action -- but no word from the War Department -- concerned relatives mounted an effort to gather and share information.

What Happened to the 422 Before and After- On the 25th of September 1945 Lt. Col. Joseph C. Matthews, formerly Regimental Executive Officer addressed a memorandum to former members of the 422 summarizing what had happened during the Bulge and after.

THE 423 IN THE BULGE - By Colonel Charles C. "Moe" Cavender Commanding


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