The CUB

Vol. 21, No. 4, May, 1965

 

 

THE CUB

106th Infantry Division Association, Inc.

President                                              Brig. Gen. Leo T. McMahon

Vice President                                       Col. Joe Matthews

Adjutant and Treasurer                         Sherod Collins

Chaplain                                               John Loveless

Historian                                              Sherod Collins

The CUB is the official publication of the Association. Membership in the Association is $5.00 per year which includes subscription to the CUB.

Editor                                                   Richard DeHeer

All editorial matter should be addressed to:

Richard DeHeer, 19 Hopkins Street, Hillsdale, New Jersey

All business matters, renewal of membership, etc. should be addressed to:

Sherod Collins, Jr., 625 Channing Drive, N.W., Atlanta, Ga. 30318

 

CHAPLAIN'S COLUMN

          For some years, in many communities, particularly the larger urban areas, Law Day-U.S.A. has been observed each May 1st. Established by the Congress and sponsored by Bar Associations and other organizations, the celebration has served to bring into sharp focus the differences between the ideologies of Marxism and those which have made us a great nation.

          The theme this year, "Uphold the Law - A Citizen's First Duty," demands the attention of all who are concerned with conditions as they appear to be developing in our land, a land we all love and for which untold thousands have fought and died.

A sincere effort on the part of each citizen to restrain passions, to learn and to understand the viewpoints and aspirations of his fellows, to cooperate in furthering the legitimate rights of others, to realize that the rights of each individual are limited when they begin to violate the rights of any other individual, will be crowned with success when the citizen fulfills his first duty — to Uphold the Law.

          "Oh, how I love thy law! It is my meditation all the day. Thy commandment makes me wiser than my enemies, for it is ever with me." Psalm 119:97-98.

John T. Loveless, Jr.

Chaplain

 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

          In this issue of the CUB we are publishing the roster of the membership of the Association as of 1 April 1965. In reading over this list we can aptly recall and paraphrase the words of Sir Winston Churchill in praise of the RAF during the Battle of Britain: "Never has so much been owed by so many to so few." Here are the names of less than 2% of the men assigned to the 106th Division during its days of combat and occupation duty. It is the hard core of Division veterans, who have stuck with the Association, through thick and thin, since its organization at Camp Lucky Strike in France in 1945. Through the years they have been supported by their faithful wives and children in their struggles to keep the name of the Division alive through this Association. In addition to members, copies of this issue go to veterans of the division whose addresses we have, approximately 1,200. We hope that many of these, after reading of the activities of the 11 Association, and historical facts of the Division contained herein, will sit down, write a check for $5 made out to the 106th Inf. Div. Assn. for one year's dues, and mail it to Sherod Collins, our Adjutant-Treasurer whose address appears in the masthead above.

          In the centerfold of this CUB, our efficient Editor, Dick DeHeer, COGL, has assembled all the facts pertaining to the Division Reunion at the Town House Motor Inn, Augusta, Georgia, July 29-Aug. 1. He has also gone to press early so as to give you plenty of time for planning and to assemble the funds to be there. Jim Wells, 81st Engr. Bn., and his lovely wife, Maydean, with the successful execution of two previous Reunions in the South to their credit, are planning this one. We are assured of a glorious time. The McMahons, God willing, will most certainly be there. Won't you join us?

Leo T. McMahon

 

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INTERCESSION

          It is time for the members of the 106th to put forth a great effort. As you may read elsewhere in this CUB, sorrow has gripped the 106th members as never before.

          Ben Hagman lies seriously ill in a Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

          Carol Beals is trying desperately to recover from the tragic death of her late husband, John.

          Helen Hatch is seriously ill with a malady we don't have word on.

          Lord only knows how much more sorrow lies with our members but the word has not filtered down to the editors.

          THEREFORE, we would like to call upon each and every member, of whatever Faith you hold dear, to pray long and hard for intercession for those on beds of pain. A simple but oft-repeated prayer can accomplish amazing results. God in His wisdom will answer our prayers in His own way.

          The 106th Memorial Fund has been enriched by contributions to the Fund by Carol Beals. Friends were asked to omit flowers at John's service and send donations to the 106th Memorial Fund. Carol has forwarded some $75.00 to the Fund and informs us there will be further donations. What better way to keep the Memorial alive !

The 106th can't thank Carol enough for her generous and kind remembrance.

 

SPECIAL BULLETIN ABOUT "THE BIG PICTURE"

          Want to see and hear about the 106th in the Battle of St. Vith ?

          I will have the film for the convention for those who might have missed the TV broadcasts (Channel 11, WPIX) on May 1 and May 6.

          Those of you who saw this show are urged to send me your honest comments so that I may pass them on to the director.

— Doug Coffey

 

GOLDEN LIONS IN

BATTLE OF THE ARDENNES

          In the Christmas issue of the CUB Doug Coffey, COGL, who has contributed so much of his time and talents as Memorial chairman, supplied an article— "Appraisal of the U. S. Army During the Battle of the Ardennes, 1944-45."

          The appraisal was made by General Hasso Von Manteuffel, commanding the German Fifth Panzer Army which attacked the 106th Division on 16 December 1944. General Manteuffel contributed a study on The Ardennes in a book titled "Fatal Decisions" published in 1956 by William Sloan Associates. Here are some extracts pertaining to the attack of his army on the front of the 106th Division:

          "The left wing of the LXVIth Army Corps was noticeably slower in its advance into the Eifel. This endangered our plans for rapidly sealing off the Schnee-Eifel." "This, however, was the essential preliminary to the next stage of our advance, which was to be through Schonberg to St. Vith. St. Vith, the center of a considerable road network, was as important a point on this sector as was Bastogne on the army's left flank." ...

          "I spent the night of December 16/17 with the staff of the 18th People's Grenadier Division which held the key to the operations on this part of the front. Thanks to the energy of the divisional commander, this division succeeded in capturing Schonberg on the morning of the 17th . .". "It could not quickly capture the vital road junction of St. Vith, which was a pivot in the enemy's defensive position, and which it was essential that we seize for the sake of operations of the Sixth SS Panzer Army." The enemy forces threatened with encircle.. ment in the Schnee-Eifel attacked westwards, straight across the line of advance of the corps' left-hand Battle Group. THIS HELD THE CORPS UP AND IT FAILED TO CAPTURE ST. VITH ON THE 17th." (Caps are mine.)

 

          General Von Manteuffel is referring to the fighting that day of the 423rd Infantry and its attached Co. B, 81st Engr. Bn. and Troop B, 18th Cavalry Squadron. This is covered in the Division History "Lion in the Way"— under the heading, "The Second Red Day — 423rd Infantry."

 

PRODUCERS' RELEASE ON "THE BATTLE OF ST. VITH"

          Twenty years after the Battle of the Bulge, two opposing military figures have been brought together in a Belgian Ardennes village to recall a fierce, key engagement that opened "the greatest pitched battle over fought by American troops." The defense of that village, in the face of the massive German Counteroffensive of December 1944, is the subject of the two-part 'Big Picture' "The Battle at St. Vith," made and released by the Department of the Army.

          "St. Vith had to be taken. It could not be spared," recalls Fifth Panzer Army Commander General Hasso von Manteuffel, in this filmed meeting with General Bruce C. Clarke, one of the leaders of the conglomerate, confused, outnumbered American forces whose defense of the town, an important road and rail junction, was a fatal blow to the overall. German plan.

          Placing the battle at St. Vith in perspective, Hitler's plan for the Counteroffensive is described by the former Chief of Staff to Field Marshall von Rundstedt, General Siegfried Westphal, who was Rimed for this project at his offices in Bonn.

          From the opening guns at dawn on December 16th, the battle at St. Vith unfolds on the screen in American and captured German combat footage, and in the faces and the unrehearsed words of men who fought there, from Infantry Private Bill Dassinger, now a bartender in New York, to General Clarke's former commanding officer in the 7th Armored Division, General Robert Hasbrouck. The part played by the 7th Armored is further elaborated by veterans Colonel V. L. Boylan; former Lieutenant Will Rogers Jr., now a California newspaper publisher; and Colonel Don Boyer, who also returned to St. Vith from his current assignment to help make this film.

          The plight of the men in the 106th Infantry Division, upon whom the opening wrath of this part of the German attack fell, is recalled by Colonel Thomas J. Riggs, Jr., presently Group-Vice President of the Textron Corporation, the Division Engineer whose roadblock formed the town's original defense, and Colonel Oliver Patton, then " a green Lieutenant just out of Fort Benning." Colonel Gustin Nelson, whose 112th Regiment was cut off from the 28th Division, recalls their part in St. Vith's 'fortified goose-egg,' and the day-by-day role of Combat Command IV of the 9th Armored Division— as well as the nature of the battle itself— is described by General William Hoge. The course of the seven-day battle is followed throughout the film in additional narration recorded in Hollywood by the world-famous actor Robert Taylor.

          "The Battle at St. Vith" was produced at the Army Pictorial Center by Hunter Low, as part of the `Big Picture' series, with a script by the well-known author William Gaddis. John Toland, author of the dramatic World War II histories "Battle: the Story of the Bulge" and the forthcoming "Last Hundred Days," served as consultant on the film, which was further reviewed for authenticity by Charles MacDonald and Martin Blumenson, members of the Office of the Chief of Military History and each an author in his own right. "The Battle at St. Vith" is one of a number of dramatic World War II documentary films being made for the Office of the Chief of Information, Department of the Army.

 

DUES ARE DUE!

 

GOLD STAR MOTHERS OF GOLDEN LIONS

 

          Mrs. Anna E. Dulebon, Harrisburg, Penna., mother of Pfc. Harold E. Witmer, E 424th Inf., who died in Belgium from wounds received in action, writes that grief has afflicted another Gold Star Mother. She is Mrs. John B. Caporale, 2665 Logan Ave., Audubon, N. J., whose husband died March 13, 1965 very suddenly. Mrs. Caporale had a son killed in action with the 106th Division, but Mrs. Dulebon does not know his full name or organization.

 

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1964-1965 ROSTER 106th Infantry Division Association, Inc.

AS OF APRIL, 1965

Phillip F. Schutte, 2415 Otter Drive, Warren, Michigan.

Charles Saxton, A/81st, 4703 Brookside Ave., Bristol, Penn.

Max B. Allen, A/423, 100 Corte Baristo, Greenbrae, Calif.

Clifford N. Austin, C/589, 125 So. Maple, Vergennes, Vt.

Dr. Wm. P. Dohoney, C/422, 1917 Market St., Harrisburg, Pa.

J. R. Fonda, B/590, 1940 W. Market St., c/o Burroughs Corp., Akron, Ohio 44313.

Charles B. Reid, AT/423, Richburg, S. C.

John Beals Memorial Fund

Elmer F. Lange, H/422, 1010 Hillcrest, Sac City, Iowa.

Byrese A. Bowman, DHQ JA, 1216 Liberty Nat. Bank Bldg., Oklahoma City, Okla.

James R. Klett, DHQ, 1647 Oak St., Lebanon, Penn.

John B. Nash, 806 Ord., 247 Van Dune!. St., Staten Island 4, N. Y.

Bruce F. Glen, DHQ PO, 10 Ferry Road, Morrisville, Pa.

Rollin L. Turnine, 106 CIC, 19 Lennox Drive, Binghamton, N. Y.

Lester Le Compte, Jr., K/422, 241 N.W. 40th St., Pompano Beach, Fla. 33064.

Glenn W. Ross, 149 2nd Bn., 424, 1909 Hawthorne Rd., Marion, Indiana 46952.

Francis A. Woolfley, Brig. Gen. Ret., C.G., 932 Solomon Place, New Orleans 19, La.

Howard Watt, Hq. 3rd Bn./424, 100 Roosevelt Ave., Ridgefield Park, N. J.

Gene L. Miller, B/592, 133 W. 52nd St., Apt. A, Long Beach, Calif.

Abner T. Harris, H/424, 206 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago 6, Ill.

Robert M. Courtright, DHQ Co., 35 Walnut St., Ashville, Ohio 43103.

Lee Brown Taylor, K/424, Box 22 (or RFD 5), Anderson, S. C.

Myles Brazill, MP Plat., DHQ, P. 0. Box 6, Landisburg, Penna. 17040.

Herman L. Philysson, Jr., H/423, 10614 Royal Spgs. Drive., Dallas 29, Texas.

Lowry B. Andrews, Hq./422, 11 Hazel St., Norwalk, Conn.

Col. George L. Descheneaux, Jr., CO/422, USA Retired, RFD Monument St., Concord, Mass.

William Hoinash, 11 Raymond St, Englewood Cliffs, N. J.

Peter N. Ciolino, G/422, 53 Memorial Place, East Paterson, N. J.

Walter M. Snyder, A/589, 2901 Dunmore Rd., Apt. F-4, Dundalk, Md. 21222.

Leo Rossin, H/422, 414 E. 95th St, Brooklyn 12, N. Y.

Horace E. Mansfield, Jr., A/424, 190 North-crest Dr., Athens, Ga.

Walter L. Hertzler, 806 Ord., 4605 S. Senaca Dr., Okemos, Mich.

John Warren, Jr., Divarty, 174 Buttonwood, Fair Haven, N. J.

Dean T. Redmond Hq. 3rd/422, 611 N. Center St, Statesville, N. C.

Henry Bruch, 106 Signal, 6340 Monterey Dr., Affton, Mo. 63123.

Allen L. Lowith, CH/423, 1062 So. Mansfield Ave., Los Angeles 19, Calif.

Clifford E. Perras, H/424, Blue Front Hotel, Nadeall, Mich.

Alfred J. Gericke, Jr., D/423, RFD 4, Box 37, Medina, Ohio

Robert D. Jessee, M/424, 2186 14th Avenue, San Francisco 16, Calif.

Dr. Hans Wachtel, DHQ, 7926 S. Chappel, Chicago. 17, Ill.

Henry E. Freedman, Hq./422, 2241A Lindmont Circle, NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30324.

Harold M. Harmon, 81st, 6727 Campbellton Rd. SW, Atlanta, Ga. 30331.

Wm. G. Alexander, E/423, 3308 Old Jonesboro Rd., Hapeville, Ga.

George W. Jones, Jr., SVC/423, c/o Post Office, Loris, S. C.

Joseph M. Lukowich, Hq./591, 249 Dorchester Rd., River Edge, N. J. 07661.

Herbert L. Snyder, DHQ Band, 2400 East Shore Dr., Reno, Nevada.

Herbert Eidelman, SV/424, 24610 Sussex Ave., Oak Park, Mich. 48237.

Charles J. Swider, DHQ, 118 S. 17th Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Louis L. James, A/422, 449 Benton St, Hot Springs, Ark.

Fred Schieferstein, A-424, 431 Madison Hill Rd., Clark, N. J. 07066.

Jerome L. Frankel, Hq., 3rd Bn./423, 584 Junard Blvd., West Hempstead, N. Y. 11552.

P. R. Lesuring, B/592, 309 Red Barn Road, Willow Grove, Pa.

Dr. George Axelrod, 331 Med., 287 Chestnut St, Clinton, Mass.

Joseph Litvin, D/423, 1959 W. 185th Street, Torrence, Calif.

Rinard G. Davis, Hq. 3rd Bn./422, 4805 Vermont, Kansas City, Mo. 64133.

Harry E. Albertson, H/422, 536 So. Second St, Colwyn, Pa.

Nathan D. Ward, 81st, 2570 Wood Hill Circle, East Point, Ga.

Mahlon O. Earle, D/424, 23 Morgan Place, North Arlington, N. J.

J. Russell Enlow, P/423, Taswell, Indiana.

Clarence J. Ruth, B/424, 383 Holly Drive, Levittown, Pa.

Dr. Ronald A. Mosley, Chap/424, 57 Elm St, Camden, Maine.

Charles J. Kalal, C/424, 260 Hampshire Lane, Crystal Lake, Ill. 60014.

Robert E. Rutt, Hq./422, 937 Lamplkick Court, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

John J. Scalissi, H/424, 1706 Regent Street, Madison, Wis.

Ira G. Bottoms, Box 103, Norcross, Ga. 30071.

Martin M. Dolitsky, 591, 40 Indian Road, Port Chester, N. Y. 10573,

Martin J. Dever, DHQ, 387 Jefferson Street, Ridgewood, N. J.

 

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Tom Dorosky, Svc/592, RFD 1, Trucksville, Penna.

Louis P. Russi, H/424, 1208 50th St., North Bergen, N. J.

Winfield Rosenberg, D/422, 112 W. 3rd Street, Lititz, Penna.

Harold Brummer, D/422, 41 Georgia Street, Cranford, N. J.

Douglas S. Coffey, 41 Lowell Ave., West Orange, N. J.

Sherod Collins, Jr., Svc/423, 173 Huntington Rd., Atlanta, Ga. 30309.

Dominick A. Spina Sr., 388 Highland Ave., Newark, N. J.

Arthur N. Cohen, Hq./422, 801 W. Park St., Temple, Texas 76501.

Francis J. Maloney, Svc/592, 231 Wolf St., Phila. 48, Pa.

Samuel Leibowitz, Hq./424, 645 E. 5th St., Brooklyn 18, N. Y.

Clayton F. Rarick, L/424, Box 25, Blandon, Penna.

John F. Shalhoub, G/424, 31374 Hathaway, Livonia, Mich.

James E. Wells, 81, Hepzibah, Ga.

Art Freitag

Karl Drzmala, Svc/591, 10 Malvern Place, Verona, N. J.

Edward A. Reilly, Svc/591, 96 Irving Terrace, Bloomfield, N. J.

Frank Ponza, 164 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, N. J.

John A. Middleton, III, (Jack), 106 Sig., 17 Kensington Road, Madison, N. J.

H. M. (Jim) Hatch, DHQ, 5609 15th Ave., So., Minneapolis, Minn.

Bernard D. Herbert, QM, 483 So. Rochester Ave., Indianapolis, Ind. 46241.

Elder A. Wolfe K/424, 4011 Case Road, Avon, Ohio.

Louis L. Le Tellier, Jr., C/81st, 7019 Altama Rd., Jax 11, Fla.

D. B. Frampton, Jr., GU/422, 170 N. Roosevelt Ave., Cols, Ohio 43209.

Robert F. Howell, Jr., 2nd Bt. Hq., 904 E. College St. Rt. 2), Griffin, Ga.

Edward A. Prewett, B/424, Rt. 2, Box 730, Brentwood, Calif.

E. L. Luzzie, 590, 1518 W. Garfield Blvd., Chicago, Ill. 60609.

Edward C. Plenge, Hq./589, 486 S. Prospect Ave., Bergenfield, N. J.

Seymour Zorn, 106 Sig., 301 E. 62nd Street, New York 21, N. Y.

Joseph Rooney, Hq./422, 37 High Street, West Orange, N. J.

William S. Blaher, 1/422, 53 Main Street, Flemington, N. J. 08822.

Charles W. Richards, Svc/423, 113 Clover Drive, Massapequa Park, N. Y. 11762.

John I. Hungerford, Hq./422, 5742 Penfield Ave., Woodland Hills, Calif.

Frederick L. Wilkerson, M/422, 409 Center St., Washinguon Grove, Md. 20880.

Marvin H. Rusch, DHQ, 10830 W. Courtland, Wauwatosa, Wis.

Joseph Middleberg, 106 Sig., 2067 Pearson Street, Brooklyn 34, N. Y.

Roger A. May, DHQ, 317 53rd Street, Western Springs, Ill.

Thomas J. Riggs, Jr., 81 Eng., 44 Orchard Ave., Providence, R. I. 02906.

John M. (Jack) Gillespie, C/422), 3536 Darcy Drive., Birmingham, Mich.

Edmund F. Kelly, Hq./2nd Bn., 15 Coe Place, Huntington Sta., N. Y.

H. W. Butler, Jr., Hq./424, Box 162, Winchester, Va.

Richard H. Behr, Svc/423, 960 W. Burke Ave., Su. Paul, Minn. 55113.

Wm. C. Baker, Jr., Staff, 2018 Munitions Bldg., Washington, D. C. 20360.

Morris R. Piha, QM, 1427 Wedgewood Dr., Montgomery 6, Ala.

John W. Early, Jr., F/422, 9284 Mason Creek Rd., Norfolk, Va.

Curtis L. Lindsey, 424, Route 1, Box 208, Waco, Texas.

William T. Manahan, 806 Ord., Blue Ridge Summit, Penna.

J. O Mudd, Hq./590. 606 W. Main Street, Bowling Green, Mo.

Clarence E. Warren, A/81st, 111 Goodrich Street, Kewanee, Ill.

Dr. J. G. Rodriguez, C/422, 1550 Beacon Hill Rd., Lexington, Ky.

Edmond D. Kelly, D/423, RFD 3, Orchard Hill, Middletown, N. Y.

Waldo B. Pierce, F/422, 530 East Street, New Britain, Conn.

George W. Stephens, H/424, 4030 East 1st, Caspar, Wyoming.

Thomas E. McMahon, 106 MP, 89 Montgomery Place, Belleville, N. J.

Robert C. Ringer, Svc/590, 4280 Kendale Rd., , Columbus 21, Ohio.

Arthur E. Loos, 1/422, 128 Highland Ave., Broad Brook, Conn.

Dr. Irwin Neigus, 331 Med., 1705 Canton Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y. 11226.

John D. Beals, A/422, 217 E. Davenport, Iowa City, Iowa.

Emil Solecki, Svc/592, 98 Woodport Road, Sparta, N. J. 07871.

Virgil L. Collins, AT/423, 841 Canal Street, Nelsonville, Ohio.

Dr. James I. Clark, 590, 614 W. Main Street, Fennville, Mich.

Robert A. Gilmartin, H/424, 3320 Cortelyou Rd., Brooklyn 3, N. Y.

Thomas G. Manager, A/590, 309 Addison Rd., Glastonbury, Conn.

Gail Myers, MD/331, 2136 Wawonaissa Trail, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Gordon Zicker, Hq./423, 18 Montvale Ave., Montvale, N. J.

Howard Brady, 423, Box 253, Waynesboro, Tenn.

Frank Doniloski, 81 Eng., 113 Ferguson St., Duryea, Pa. 18642.

Irvin Juster, CC/422, 1086 Morningside Ave., Schenectady 9, N. Y.

Thomas Bickford DHQ, 3 Sunnyside Terr., East Orange, N. J.

Joseph J. Gasses, Hq./422, 1420 Franklin St., Grand Haven, Mich.

 

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Alan Jones, Hq./423, 4400 No. 36th Sureet, Arlington, Va. 22207.

George H. Kaufman, H/423. 13201/2 Broadway, Springfield, Ohio.

Jack Bryant, C/422, 14011 Nadine Ave.. Oak Park 37, Mich.

S. P. Cariano, Hq., AG Posual Hq. USA REvR., APO 403, N. Y.

Chris T. Clark, Hq./423, 518 S. Main Street, Niles, Ohio 44446.

Joseph A. DeChiara, 205 Etna St., Brooklyn 8, N. Y. 11208.

Bruce Foster, 422, P. O. Box 39, Knoxville, Tenn.

William Johnson, K/424, 1112 Savannah St., SE, Washington, D. C.

Don W. Kersteiner, Hq./424, 650 Emerson Ave., Hamilton, Ohio.

Verlin Kauffman. 106 Sig., RR No. 3, Bluffton, Ind. 46714.

Joseph A. Kersten, G/423, 162 Duerstein St., Buffalo 10, N. Y.

Harrison C. Tissot, C/422, 6510 Murray Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45227.

Jack Zuckerman, C/423, 71-23 167th Street, Flushing 65, N. Y.

Roy E. Vorderstrasse, Co. A, 424, 12811 Bellefontaine Rd., St. Louis 38. Mo.

John D. Wilson, DvH/422, 2975 SW 16 Terrace No. 2, Miami, Fla.

Elmer Hansen, Can/424, 3277 Ripple Way, Box 5, Milford, Mich.

Carroll D. Padgett, E/424, 579 Milligan Dr., Stone Mountain, Ga.

Daniel E. McIntosh, Jr., Div. Art., 517 Lafayette, Clay Center, Kansas.

Roger W. Bell, Hq./589, 941 36th Ave., East Moline, Ill. 61244.

Walter Bandurak, Md/81, 2191/2 North Maple Ave., Greensburg, Pa.

John Loveless, Hq./422, 2549 Pickwick Rd. Baltimore, Md. 21207.

Mrs. Nobia Miller, (423), Box 66, Melbourne, Ark.

Joseph C. Matthews, Jr., 422, 4706 Western Blvd., Raleigh, N. C. 27606.

Leo T. McMahon, Div. Arty., 8 North Union St., Middletown, Penna.

Robert L. Scranton, K/424, 9441 Lee Road, Brighton, Mich.

J. B. Strickland, K/424, 3006 Milton Road, Middletown, Ohio.

Lester S. Smyth, Div. Arty., 505 Chadwick Rd., Timonium, Md.

Michael G. Sgrignoli, SB/592, 125 N. 24th St., Camp Hill, Pa. 17011.

Earl A. Scott, 489, 6414 Monument Avenue, Richmond, Va. 23226.

Donald J. Woodburn, K/423, 970 Thomas Ave., St. Paul, Minn.

Gerald Anderson, M/423, 17 Eton Pl., Glen Rock, N. J.

Dr. Michael E. Connelly, 589/Md., 32 Jefferson Ave., Sharon, Pa.

David H. Evans. 81, 7900 Elmhurst Avenue, Baltimore 34. Md.

David J. Gest, Hq./589, 23673 W. Grove St., South Bend, Ind.

Pete House. A/590, 5662 Clifton Rd., Jacksonville Fla.

Byron P. Heath, MP/ 106, 2729 Montezuma, Alhambra, Calif. 91803.

Forrest W. Hemming, 806, 977 Loretta Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211.

Walter F. Hiltbrand, AT/423, 930 Fair Ave., Salem, Ohio.

Oliver A. Lathrop, Jr., B/423, 316 West Wind Rd., Towson 4, Md.

O. Paul Merz, Sv/422, 1489 Bonneville Lane, Mt. Healthy, Cincinnati 31, Ohio.

Gilbert Marcus, Sv/423, 4800 Chicago Beach Dr., Chicago, Ill. 60615.

W. Lyle Mowlds, MP, 896 S. State Street, Dover, Del. 19901.

Norman S. Spayd, C/424, 1518 Schuylkill Ave., Reading, Pa.

Chis Sutish, D/424, 7512 - 4th Ave., North Bergen, N. J.

Fred A. Sebastinelli, AC Postal, 184 Avila St., San Francisco, Calif. 94123.

Arthur S. Tribaut, G/424, 1447 N. 42nd St., East St. Louis, Illinois.

Dana G. West, A/331, 4170 Prescott Road, Memphis, Tenn. 38118.

Arthur C. Buckley, DHQ, 24 Atkins Ave., Lynn, Mass.

Austin Byrd, B/A 589, 1329 Westburn Rd., Baltimore, Md. 21228.

Robert A. DeSuaubin, CN/424, 417 Traube, Clarendon Hills, Ill.

John B. Day, DHQ, St. Cabrini's Church, 1020 N. Milton Ave., Springfield, Ill.

John J. Fischer, S/422, 6847 Meadowdale Cr., Cincinnati 43, Ohio.

Harold V. Hardoin, K/424, 11732 Promenade, Detroit 13, Michigan.

Alan W. Jones, DHQ, 3532 Quebec St., NW, Washington, D. C. 20016.

Alan W. Jones, III.

Milton S. Jones

Kurt E. Von Orde

Joseph Krafchik, 331 MD, 349 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, N. J.

David C. Brumaghin, S-115 Westview Ave., Paramus, N. J.

Dick DeHeer, 19 Hopkins St., Hillsdale, N. J.

John E. Ketterer, DHQ, 1141 Williams Blvd., Springfield, Ill.

Charles S. Peyser, B/424, 212 Potomac Ave., Hanover, Pa.

Loren E. Souers, Jr., 1200 Harter Bank Bldg., Canton 2, Ohio.

Richard E. Bartz, DHQ-AG5, 216 Rustic Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa.

T. Wayne Black, Hq. 422, 306 Williston Ave., Waterloo, Iowa.

Edward T. Boyle, Hq. 424, 46 N. Wolf Road, Northlake, Illinois.

Henry M. Brath, 1-422, 2628 Rockwood Ave., Baltimore 15, Md.

Charles B.-Reid, Richberg, S. C.

Herbert B. Livesey, Jr., 141 Beach Ave., Mamaroneck, N. Y.

Russell H. Villwock, 5053 N. Menard, Chicago, Ill. 60630.

Peter N. Ciolino, G/422, 53 Memorial Place, East Paterson, N. J.

Robert M. Courtright, DHQ, 35 Walnut Street, Ashville, Ohio 43103.

Lee B. Taylor, K/424. Box 22, Anderson, S. C.

 

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WHY SHOULD I ATTEND THE 106th CONVENTIONS?

          We have heard all the reasons why one shouldn't attend the conventions, and to us there are very few of them that will hold water enough to wash down an aspirin. "I probably won't know anyone who is there." "It's an expensive deal for just one weekend." "My vacation is already planned for some other time, or place, or something or other." "I attended one thirteen years ago, and I didn't have as good a time as I expected."

          Now let's just look at them, one at a time.

"I probably won't know anyone who is there." Perhaps you won't when you walk in the door, but unless you really don't want to, you will before the first ten seconds are up. By the end of the first hour, you'll know everybody. "It's an expensive deal for just one weekend." We don't really think so. The meals included in the convention fee plus the entertainment, tours, and all the rest— not to mention the great fellowship— is, for our money, and, we think, for yours too, a rare bargain for 1965.

          "My vacation is already planned for some other time, or place, or something." First of all, you have known for years when the 106th Convention was going to be. It's the same weekend every year. How long a notice do you need to plan a family trip? If your vacation has to be at some other time of year, you do have a problem. How about trading with someone else? Failing that, in this modern day, you can leave anywhere in the U.S. on Friday afternoon or evening, fly to Augusta, take in most of the convention, and be home again in plenty of time for the old salt mine trip on Monday.

          "I attended one thirteen years ago, and I didn't have as good a time as I expected." Did you like ripe olives the first time you tasted them, or broccoli, or Martinis, or any of a number of things? Take it from us, this is the poorest excuse of all ; we will vouch personally that you have a better time with each succeeding convention you attend. There is no time like the present to start building up your good time credits.

— Wayne

 

A GEORGIA CELEBRATION

          The Engineers and the Infantry had a whale of a good time at the Atlanta area "December 16th" chow call at Fort McPherson, Georgia, on Friday night, December 18th.

          A total of twenty happy people gathered at the annual commemoration arranged in their usual splendid manner by Lt. Col. Harold M. Harmon and Nathan D. Ward at the McPherson Officers' Club.

          Many old friends greeted each other and several newcomers were soon a part of the group. And, of course, the wives added just the right amount of beauty and charm to the occasion.

          The following were in attendance: from the Engineers— Harold and Dorothy Harmon, A Company, Duke and Martha Ward, H&S, Jim and Maydean Wells, C Company. From the Infantry-422nd, Hank and Betty Freedman, Hq. Company; 423rd, William G. Alexander, E Company, Ben Lemer, 3rd Bn., Sherod and Cora Collins, Service Co. ; 424th, Robert and Thelma Burkes, Hq. Company, Carroll and Alma Padgett, E Company, Robert and Louise Howell, Service Company, Rose and Mary Edwards, Service (S-4) Company.

          Among the newcomers was Carroll Padgett, who is an executive for Sears Roebuck & Co. He and Hank Freedman of Rich's Dept. Store, Atlanta's largest, had much fun ribbing each other, since these retail establishments are great competitors.

Another newcomer was Bill Alexander who has an interesting job as superintendent of T&B Builders. He is tem-

 

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GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS FROM THE GOLF CAPITAL OF THE WORLD — AUGUSTA, GEORGIA — HOME OF THE MASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT.

          We are enjoying one of our beautiful spring days. Of course, it will be somewhat warmer when we get together in July!

          Maydean and I are hoping that a good number of you folks will be able to be with us this summer for our reunion and hope to be able to show you some of that old-fashioned Southern Hospitality you all have heard so much about.

          The Motor Inn, where we have chosen to hold the reunion, is right in the heart of town and very convenient to all the stores in the downtown section. It's within a few blocks of all major highways coming into Augusta, just as close for those arriving by bus or train, and only six minutes from the airport. Ah, the joy of living in a small town where everything is so handy!

          As to the cost of the rooms, they run from $7.00 single and up. The entire hotel is air-conditioned for your comfort. There is a beautiful swimming pool on the premises.

          For those who enjoy seeing some of the historical parts of the Old South, there are many points of interest. McKay's Trading Post (1750) was the scene of a Revolutionary War battle. The Augusta Museum (1802), built originally for a boys' school, did duty as a military hospital during the Civil War, and housed the Augusta Public Library before it became our museum.

          The other items of interest include

"Ware's Folly," formerly the home of Nicholas Ware (1818) and now the home of the Gertrude Herbert Memorial Institute of Art; St. Patrick's Church (1857) ; the old building of the Medical College (1835) which is now Augusta's lovely Garden Center; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, originally built in 1750 and site of an historic Revolutionary War battle with British forces in 1781; the old Government House, Signers' Monument, and many others.

          For the ladies, we have some fine stores within easy walking distance of the Motor Inn.

          We have heard from a large number of folks, former members of the 106th whose names we are sending on to Dick DeHeer to see if any of you recognize any old buddies among them. If so, drop them a line and get them in the old group once more!

          Maydean and I assure y'all who are going to make the trip that your visit will be one to remember for years to come. We are going all out to make sure you have a good time.

          If you're worried about leaving the job or the business, are just plain tired — forget everything for a few days and come on down. Join us for three or four days of fun and relaxation and the chance to meet old friends. You owe it to yourself and your family.

By the way, don't forget the young folks. We like to meet them, too.

Jim Wells

 

Your Home In . .

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA

          Free Inside Parking

          Swimming Pool

          Ice & Beverage on each floor

          Two Restaurants - Two Lounges

          100 per cent Air-Conditioned - Free TV - Radio

 

ALLEN CALDWELL - Vice President - General Manager

OTIS PHILLIPS - Vice President - Sales

 

THE PLAN

SUMMER, 1965

THURSDAY, JULY 29

Registration 1:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Early Bird Get-Together    ::;11 p.m. - ? ?

FRIDAY, JULY 30

Registration 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tour   1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Georgia Bar B-Q — (Pork or Chicken)    5:30 p.m.

Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 31

Registration

(All) — Buffet Breakfast    

(Men) — Business Meeting          

(Ladies) — Business Meeting

(Children) — Swimming    

Luncheon — (All)    

(Men) — New Board Meets

(Ladies) — Shopping (Children) — Show Time

(All) — Doug Coffey on our Memorial Project    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(All) — Banquet       7:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

(Adults) — Dancing, etc.    8:30 p.m. to ? ? ?

(Children) — Patio Party    8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1

Breakfast      8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Memorial Service     9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

          9:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS H

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DUES

ARE

DUE

Please Save Us Time and Expense

By Mailing Your Remittance To:

THE ADJUTANT

106th INFANTRY DIV. ASSN.

625 Channing Dr. N.W.

Atlanta, Georgia 30318

 

 

porarily located in the old goldmining town of Dahlonega, Ga.

          Still another first-timer was R. F. (Bob) Howell, who with his lovely wife, came from the neighboring city of Griffin, Ga. Bob has had an interesting and important part in Army Reserve affairs since 106th days.

          Two of the fellows will soon retire from their regular occupations. These are Ross Edwards from the Agricultural Marketing Service and Lt. Col. Harold "Lefty" Harmon from his job as Chief of Assets and Readiness Branch of Supply Division, Third Army. He and Dorothy will continue as a business their hobby of raising champion greyhounds and basset hounds.

          Duke Ward and Robert Burkes with their spouses were active in introducing people and seemed to enjoy the whole occasion no end.

          Coming the greatest distance were our old friends Jim and Maydean Wells from Hepzibah, that well-known suburb of Augusta, Georgia (site of the next reunion, you all). It was great to see them again.

          Yours truly had a good time too, and was pleased to add several names to our national membership list.

Sherod Collins

 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

          I am a grandfather of two— a boy two years old and a girl four years old. Besides serving as Commander of Lincoln Square Post 473, American Legion, I am District Camping Chairman of the Chicago Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. I went to the jamboree at Valley Forge last July as a scoutmaster. We had a very nice Dec. 16th dinner here in Chicago again this year. The following 106th men and their wives attended: Larsons, Meaghlers, Andersons, St. Aubins, Lehmans, Heidmans, Beasleys, Villwocks, and Father Boyle. Spent some time with Ed Luzzi at his office a few weeks back. I hear from Ed Marx once in a while. He is out in California, as is Charles Robasses.

          I should send in my dues every year on time. If I don't do it when I get the notice, I just forget it.

          Say hello to all at the reunion this year as I don't think I'll be able to attend. Hope to make it one of these years.

Russell Villwock

Dear Mr. Coffey:

          I noticed in the February D. A. V. Magazine the 106th Division is having their 1965 Reunion in Augusta, Ga. My husband was in the 106th Division, Service Battery, 589th F. A. Bn. We have been trying to contact some men who were in his Division and in German P.O.W. camp with him. He was liberated from Stalag IIIA, Luckenwald, Germany.

          His hearing started to deteriorate shortly after discharge, and he has been deaf for the past 15 years. We have a claim filed but need proof that his hearing could have been affected while he was in service. We need proof of what life was like in a German P.O.W. camp. The men we have been trying to locate are Linden Thomas, Irwin Main or Lawrence Distilhorst. We would appreciate it very much if you could give us the addresses of any of these men, or anyone else who was in P.O.W. camp with my husband.

          My husband also filed a claim for varicose veins (service-connected) six days after discharge (Dec. 5, 1945). He did not receive a disability until Oct. 6, 1961, after I got on to the V.A. about it and told them I knew they were service-connected. He now receives a 10% disability. He had them operated on three months ago and his right leg is still numb. We also paid for having his teeth extracted and his first dental plates. Any help or assistance of any kind will be deeply appreciated.

          Sincerely,      Pauline King

Mrs. Russell D. King 3815,/, Ocean View Blvd. Montrose, Calif. 91020

 

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Dear Dick:

          Congratulations on the excellent issue of the CUB received last week— Vol. 21, No. 3, Feb., Mar., April, 1965. You certainly had a fine supply of excellent quality with a good number of cuts, which was well organized and put together. Thanks for a fine, job Dick, and Marge and Ricky.

          I can understand why you called about including the roster in this issue, but I hope you are planning to run it in the next (Reunion issue) so that the whole mailing list will receive a copy and will know who the Old Guard are who keep this Association alive. I am sending Sherod a copy of this letter, and I hope both of you get together on an accurate roster to show the name and address and the organization in the Division to which each member belonged.

          Doug Coffey, the Memorial Chairman, came through with two very fine articles. I suggest you write Jim Wells now and request him to send in his copy on the Reunion early, and we hope with some cuts of Augusta and the Town and Country Motel (is that right) ? I also liked that column from the Desk of the Adjutant and pray that he keeps it going in each issue.

          Dick will you please mail me an extra copy of this issue. I want to turn it over to Dr. Doheney, a dentist here, who belonged to Co. C, 422nd Inf. He was originally a member in the early days, and I just got him back. Will you also be kind enough to mail a copy to Mr. Joseph Kushlish, Editor, The HALBERT, 65th Division Association, 38 Knollwood Ave., Wolcott, Conn. 06716. You see I organized the Divarty of that Division before I was transferred to the 106th. He has just started this publication after all these years, and I bragged to him about our excellent CUB. Thanks.

          Thank you both, Dick and Sherod, for your dedication and devotion to the Golden Lion Association.

Wilda joins me in warmest regards to you both, to your lovely wives and to Ricky DeHeer.

Cordially, Leo T. McMahon

 

Dear Mr. DeHeer

          Had a letter from Ann Faber yesterday and she said you would like some information about my husband, John. He was born and raised in Hammonton, N. J., was a World War I Veteran, in the Medics of Infantry of 78th Division. He married Esther Hile in Reformed Church at Folsom, N. J., July 25, 1920. He retired from Whitman candy factory in June, 1959.

          John passed away suddenly from a heart attack, March 13, 1965. Services were in Folsom Church and burial was in the church cemetery. He had a clock works on the vise, tools all close by, ready to go in the case that very day. It was an awful shock, and a great loss. John was a very good husband and father.

          Please take good care of the enclosed news item and return it to me. Enclosed is the 5.00 for the CUB and I would like one of this issue.

Sincerely, Mrs. John Caporale

 

Dear Dick:

          You will remember that Helen and Kathy attended the reunion in East Orange last year even though I couldn't get away to attend. (I did surprise them and sneak in for the Saturday night doings.) Just a short time after returning home Helen was operated on for cancer, and that, plus complications created by lung damage from the cobalt treatments, have kept her in bed at home or at the hospital most of the time since. This has been quite an experience for us as we have enjoyed good health in our family throughout our married life. You'd be surprised at what I have learned in bed making, dishwashing and cooking( ?).

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feet before the summer is over. There seems to be no treatment for the damaged lung and only time and nature can effect a cure.

          We hope that it may be possible to make the 1966 reunion. We are glad that she made the East Orange affair and has such happy memories of being with our 106th friends there.

Best regards, Jim Hatch

 

Dear Dick:

          Following my last letter, I talked to the producer of the Battle of St. Vith and he tells me May 1 and May 8 are the dates for the New York - New Jersey Metropolitan area but that it would be shown locally around the country anywhere from two weeks to a month from May 1.

          It is with heavy heart that I report another death of one of my best buddies and a man I shared my prison camp life with: Henry Donofsky, C Btry., 590th F.A. Bn., of Detroit Michigan.

Losing Hank is like losing my right arm.

Doug

          With great regret we note the passing of another 106er who likewise was a close friend of Doug's; Dominic J. Terrone, formerly in C Btry., 590th F.A. Bn., died following a heart attack.

 

BAG LUNCH

by

AWJ

          Although the title of this column indicates that it may have something to do with food, the latter has never been mentioned. Perhaps this is because the question was often raised by many GIs as to just what their bag lunch did contain. In the past we have discussed such matters as reunions, politics, Alice, the South Pacific and our Memorial, so it would seem about time that we covered this most agreeable subject of fancy rations.

          The menu of civilized man has advanced far from the day when the prehistoric man threw a haunch of deer on the floor of his cave and grunted, "Burn this nice and tender, Baby." Now the tables in our more expensive joints bristle with game birds from the grouse moors of Scotland, pheasant en plumage, firkins of pate de foie, casks of Caspian caviar, broiled pompano Tyrolienne and chateau-briands of outsize proportions taken from prize-winning beeves. To this 'end, we have put together a bill of fare which, to our knowledge, has never been assembled as an entity. Some of these courses have been used with other combinations, but never in the historical way presented here. As the dinner hour approaches, in anticipation of the delights to come, gastronomic purists stiffen their flagging senses with an aperitif. This drink must be delicate and brief, so that it will enhance and not dull the discriminating taste. For this ritual we have chosen the Parisian:

3 oz. dry gin of 94 proof 1 oz. dry French vermouth 3 dashes creme de cassis Stir gently, serve in 3 oz. cocktail glass.

While we are steadying our nerves, we contemplate our dinner menu:

Potage velours

Salade d'endives aux oranges et

pamplemousses

Steaks au Roquefort

Pomme de terre a la Gasconne

Tartelettes aux figues

Cafe

Wine: Pomerol or Chateau La Conseillante

1959

Serve at room temperature

          It requires no impressive degree of persuasiveness to convince even the untutored of the virtue of this menu. The list of ingredients, which follow, are based on a serving of 4:

Tomato-Tapioca Consomme

3 large ripe tomatoes

6 cups (3 pints) strong beef consomme

4 tbsps. tapioca

2 tbsps. butter

1 tbsp. finely chopped parsley

Salt, pepper

Cut the tomatoes into chunks and place in a kettle with the strong beef consomme. Cook over a brisk fire for 15 minutes. Strain through a One sieve (push all pulp thru) into

 

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another kettle or saucepan and return to the fire. As soon as it boils pour in the tapioca and stir once with a wooden spoon. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, taste and adjust 'seasoning. Serve piping hot. Place a little piece of butter in each plate and sprinkle chopped parsley over the top. Belgian Endive, Orange and Grapefruit

Salad

4 endives

1 orange, 1/2 grapefruit

2 tbsps. gruyere cheese, coarsely grated

Vinaigrette sauce (4 tsps. vinegar, 4 tbsps. oil, salt, pepper)

Remove the outer leaves, trim the base, separate the leaves and wash the endives. Peel the orange and half grapefruit, removing all the filaments and white skin. Cut each section of the orange in half and each section of the grapefruit in thirds. Add the cheese. Toss the ingredients in a salad bowl and mix in sauce.

Beefsteak with Roquefort Butter

4 individual fillets, or other, steaks

2 tbsps. butter

2 tbsps. Roquefort Cheese

Salt, pepper

Broil (grill) the steaks to taste, but do not

season. Work the butter and Roquefort

cheese together with a fork until they are a

homogeneous mixture. When the beefsteaks

are broiled, arrange on a heated platter, season with freshly-ground pepper and a little

salt and place a tablespoon of the buttercheese mixture on each. Garnish with olives.

Flashed Fried Potatoes

11/2 lbs. potatoes

2 large onions

3 tbsps. fine lard

2 cloves, garlic, chopped

2 tbsps. parsley

Salt, pepper

          Dice finely the potatoes and onions. Heat the lard in a heavy frying pan and cook the onions until they are tender. Add the potatoes, season well with salt and pepper and cover. Cook until the potatoes are done, about 30 minutes, shaking the pan from time to time to keep them from sticking. Just before serving, add the garlic cloves and parsley chopped together. (Omit the garlic, if desired).

Individual Fig Pies

Pie pastry, enough for one 9 inch pie

1 lb. fresh ripe figs

4 tbsps. sugar

cup heavy cream

          Roll out the pastry very thin on a floured board with a floured rolling pin. Use it to line individual pie plates or muffin tins. Prick the bottom. Bake in a hot oven (about 475 degrees F) 10 to 12 minutes. When they are done, set to one side to cool. Peel the very ripe figs, mash them and put them through a fine sieve. Mix with the sugar and cream. Fill the pie shells with this mixture just before serving, so that the pastry does not become too moist. Or use dried figs. Soak them first overnight and then cook with 1/2 cup of water for 30 minutes. Pass through a sieve and continue exactly as with fresh figs.

 

IN THE CUB

Fifteen years ago —

          The Detroit group recently sold 3,300 25-cent raffle tickets on a television net and showed a net profit of $525.00. Can you imagine selling the same thing 3,300 times?

          Among the persons pictured as attending the Central Illinois Anniversary Reunion we notice Fred Burnham and Doc Ketterer.

The Chicago chapter is scheduling a box lunch party for May 6 at the Rocket Club. Price of admission is a box lunch with the boxes to be auctioned off. Wouldn't a bag lunch party seem more normal for this outfit?

          Fred Schieferstein (A/424) operates a market with his brother and sister.

Ten years ago

          All members are urged to prepare for the Detroit convention. There will be shopping, horse racing, baseball, lake cruising, professional golf— something for everyone.

Jack Gillespie reports that of a thousand publicity letters he sent out (with addresses correct as of a year ago), more than 12% have been returned. The morals: keep your address up to date with us, keep up with your correspondents, mail your dues in early.

          Five dollars will buy a tank of gas, a bottle of whiskey, four highballs, five golf balls, or a year's subscription to the CUB. We all know which will do you the most good. Come across with that five spot.

Brig. Gen. William C. Baker is now Assistant Chief of Engineers for Military Supply, U. S. Army.

 

Five years ago

          It was with deep regret that we received the news of the passing of genial Doc Fridline on April 11, 1960. A fine man has left us.. Dick DeHeer attended the funeral to render the sympathies of the Association and of every member

 

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who ever came in contact with him.

          Larry Gubow was named Veteran of the Year for the State of Michigan. He was named Man of the Year by the Michigan Jewish War Veterans two years ago and Wayne County Veteran of the Year last year. He is going to end up a District Attorney or something.

          Don't forget Jim Well's great big convention coming up down Georgia way.

— Wayne

 

Jan. 10, 1965

ANTHONY J. FONTI

515 James Street

New Milford, N. J.

Dumont 4-7546 - Home

262-0841 - Office

Subject: 106th Inf. Div. Headquarters Reunion to be held Sat., Jan. 30, 1965 Dear Richard:

          Please hold open Saturday, Jan. 30, 1965, as the day of our reunion party. Bob Reilly, Tony Ruggiero, and I were going to get together over the holidays, but we decided to take a month to see if we could round up a few more buddies. So far the response has been terrific. In the short time we have contacted 18 buddies, and have pledges from eleven so far to attend.

          The reunion party is scheduled to be held at my home, which is capable of handling 15 to 20 men easily, but if the response continues to increase we may have to hold this at a public meeting place.

          The committee would welcome a quick response to this letter, as to whether you are coming, and if you are bringing any other buddies. Also, a few suggestions, as to meeting time, should we have a dinner catered, or cold cuts and drinks, etc. When all answers are received, we will send out another letter, with the final arrangements included. Fair enough!

 

DO NOT HESITATE. Let us have your answer by return mail. Try to locate another buddy, so we can start this off with a gala reunion, and maybe, we can continue to carry this on as an annual affair in the future.

one of the "troops,"

Tony

All names listed below with an "x," have given their pledge to attend.

Tony Fonti    x

John Formisano x

William Hoinash x

Major Russo, AG x

Ken Schuetz  x

Lt. Lopez (postal) x

Bob Reilly     x

Gus Segalo

Frank Montamagno x

Al Lanzano 

Tony Ruggiero         x

Nat Siegal

Martin Dever

Al Barbsis

Capt Koplin, Finance

Tom Bickford 

Al D'Amico, Spec. Service

Richard DeHeer, 424th

Organized at New Milford, N. J.

January 30, 1965

106th INFANTRY DIDIVISION

HQ. & HQ. CO. ASSOCIATION

515 James Street    201 - 384-7546

New Milford, New Jersey    Phone

 

SPECIAL ORDER # 1         February 8, 1965

          Minutes of the meeting presided over by Bob Reilly. Bob called the meeting to order at 10:00 p.m. — called for suggestions — after much discussion — it was voted upon by the membership and resolved that:

          1. The association would consist of officers and men of Division Hq. and Hq. Co.

          2. While the 106th Infantry Division Hq. & Hq. Co. Association is an independent association, it would work in close harmony with the 106th Infantry Association. Tony Ruggiero will keep in close contact with Dick DeHeer, supplying him with the names, addresses and phone numbers of our members and copies of our "Special Orders."

          3. Lou Russo was unanimously elected Honorary Chairman of the association — Tony Fonti was elected secretary — Tony Ruggiero, corresponding secretary — Regional Recruiting Officers are: Fred Farris, Guss Segalo, Bill Jones, Bob Reilly and Ralph Pagano.

          4. Members will try to contact as many headquarters men as possible and forward their names, addresses and phone numbers to the secretary.

          5. The members be assessed $6.00 each to defray the cost of the January 30th meeting.

          6. Another stag meeting will be held at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, June 5, 1965. The place, Lou Russo's house in Trenton, N. J.

Bob adjourned the formal meeting at 11:00 p.m., back we went to the "informal" meeting.

NOTE: The above is as I remember it — if any of it is incorrect, please contact the secretary.

 

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          I know I'm speaking for the membership in offering a very special thank you to Tony Fonti for hosting the reunion at his house — THANK YOU TONY. (Even though he's from Finance, he's a pretty good Joe) Tony's wife was good enough to make a few gallons of coffee for us — trouble is — Tony forgot the coffee — we never saw it — considering the fact that he couldn't even remember his name — he's excused.

          Fred Farris was unanimously voted "Biggest Goldbrick" of the association. It seems that neither Fred, nor any of the men that worked close to Fred, could figure out what Fred's job or function was — this guy went through the war looking like a one man army — it took us twenty years to find out differently — Fred deserves an academy award with oak-leaf clusters.

          When it was resolved that the June 5th meeting be held in the Philadelphia area — Lou Russo volunteered (never volunteer Colonel) to host the reunion at his house — THANKS LOU.

          In talking to the Hq. Co. and Finance men that attended the reunion, they agreed that they will make a determined effort to bring more of "their" men to the June 5th meeting — GOOD. John Formisano, who I have to talk to, (I'm married to his sister) was the only man from the 4-0's, he too will make an effort to bring more of "his" men.

          Doug Coffey and Dick DeHeer of the 106th Infantry Division Association were invited guests at our reunion. Doug showed pictures taken at the St. Vith memorial dedication December 1964.

          $96.00 was collected at the meeting, the cost of the shindig was $81.00, leaving us with a balance of $15.00.

          FINANCE MEN NOTE: You substract the $81.00 from the $96.00 to find the balance.

          I can truthfully say that I never enjoyed a gathering as much as I did Saturday night — seeing my army buddies after twenty years did my heart good. From the tone of the conversations that night, I'm sure you all agree with me.

BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY, Tony

Cpl. Anthony Ruggiero, Retired

          This will all probably be news to Chuck Salmon — but Chuck, this is what went on that night. (Chuck flew in from Indiana to make the reunion.)

 

REMEMBER

8:00 P.M. Saturday, June 5, 1965

Lou Russo's House, Trenton, N. J.

Dist. Membership

Potential Membership

Coffey & DeHeer

Potential Members Note: The address used to address this letter is twenty years old — we are not sure if it is right — right or wrong — WRITE THE SECRETARY — giving him your address, your feelings about the association, whether you can attend our June 5th reunion — any news about yourself.

A list of the membership and potential membership is enclosed — if you know the correct address of any of these men, send them along with any others we do not have, thank you.

Members of the 106th Infantry Division Ha. & Hq. Co. Association — Jan. 30. 1965

Mr. Al Barbis, FIN, 280 Arlington Street, Mineola, N. Y.

Mr. Tom Bickford, HQC, 3 Sunnyside Terrace, East Orange, N. J.

Mr. Fred J. Farris, AG, 104 Pinehurst St., Salem, Va.

Mr. A. J. Fonti, FIN, 515 James St., New Milford, N. J.

Mr. John Formisano, G4, 85 Beech St., Maywood, N. J.

Mr. William Hoinash, FIN, 11 Raymond St., Englewood Cliffs, N. J.

Mr. William T. Jones, AG, 1136 Fairview Ave., Wyomissing, Pa.

Mr. Alfino Lanzana, AG, 5 Kenyon Court, Norwood, N. J.

Mr. Vito LoConti, 3 Iroquois Ave., Palisades, N. Y.

Mr. Frank Montemagno, 330 - 1st Ave., New York, N. Y. 10009.

Mr. Ralph Pagano, HQC, 211 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, Conn.

Mr. Robert J. Reilly, AG, 400 E. 20th St., Apt. 5H, New York, N. Y. 10009.

Mr. Anthony Ruggiero, AG, 60 Harding Ave., Westwood, N. J.

Mr. Louis J. Russo, AG, 429 Maple Ave., Trenton, N. J.

Mr. Charles I. Salmon, AG, 7513 Tapper Ave., Hammond, Ind.

Mr. Gus Segalo, AG, 149 Park Place, Audubon, N. J.

Mr. Nathan Siegel, FIN, 1 Washington Square Village, New York, N. Y. 10012.

 

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I CAN YOU REMEMBER 20 YEARS AGO?

Partial view (above) of German and Hungarian PAST inclosure containing 100,000 prisoners guarded and administered by the 592nd FA Bn. with 627th FA Bn. attached, Heilbronn, Germany (May-June, 1945) and sign (below) telling how to get there.

 

WILL WE SEE YOU IN AUGUSTA, GEORGIA?

 


 

Index for: Vol. 21, No. 1, Aug., 1964

 


106th Div., 2, 3, 5, 15

106th Inf. Div., 2, 4, 23, 24, 25

106th Infantry Division Association, 1, 6, 25

106th Memorial, 3

106th Sig. Co., 6

112th Regt., 4

28th Inf. Div., 4

423rd Inf., 4

424th Inf. Regt., 5

592nd FA BN., 27

627th FA BN., 27

7th Armd. Div., 4

806th Ord. Co., 6, 8

81st Engr. BN, 2

9th Armd. Div., 4

Albertson, Harry E., 7

Alexander, Bill, 11

Alexander, William G., 11

Alexander, Wm. G., 6

Allen, Max B., 6

Anderson, Gerald, 10

Andrews, Lowry B., 6

Ardennes, 3, 4

Austin, Clifford N., 6

Axelrod, Dr. George, 7

Baker, Gen. William C., 22

Baker, Wm. C., Jr., 8

Bandurak, Walter, 9

Barbis, Mr. Al, 25

Barbsis, Al, 23

Bartz, Richard E., 10

Bastogne, 3

Battle Of The Ardennes, 3

Battle Of The Bulge, 4

Beals, Carol, 3

Beals, John, 6

Beals, John D., 9

Behr, Richard H., 8

Belgium, 5

Bell, Roger W., 9

Bickford, Mr. Tom, 25

Bickford, Thomas, 9

Bickford, Tom, 24

Black, T. Wayne, 10

Blaher, William S., 8

Bonn, 4

Bottoms, Ira G., 7

Bowman, Byrese A., 6

Boyle, Edward T., 10

Boyle, Father, 15

Brady, Howard, 9

Brath, Henry M., 10

Brazill, Myles, 6

Bruch, Henry, 6

Brumaghin, David C., 10

Brummer, Harold, 8

Brunswick, 10

Bryant, Jack, 9

Buckley, Arthur C., 10

Burke, Robert, 15

Burkes, Robert & Thelma, 11

Burnham, Fred, 22

Butler, H. W., Jr., 8

Byrd, Austin, 10

Caldwell, Allen, 14

Camp Lucky Strike, 2

Caporale, Mrs. John, 17

Cariano, S. P., 9

Churchill, Sir Winston, 2

Ciolino, Peter N., 6, 10

Clark, Chris T., 9

Clark, Dr. James I., 9

Clarke, Gen., 4

Clarke, Gen. Bruce C., 4

Co. B, 81st Engr. BN., 4

Co. C, 422nd Inf., 17

Coffey, Doug, 3, 14, 17, 25

Coffey, Douglas S., 8

Coffey, Mr., 15

Cohen, Arthur N., 8

Collins, Sherod, 1, 2, 15

Collins, Sherod & Cora, 11

Collins, Sherod, Jr., 1, 8

Collins, Virgil L., 9

Compte, Lester Le, Jr., 6

Connelly, Dr. Michael E., 10

Courtright, Robert M., 6, 10

D'Amico, Al, 24

Davis, Rinard G., 7

Day, John B., 10

DeChiara, Joseph A., 9

DeHeer, Dick, 2, 10, 13, 22, 24, 25

DeHeer, Richard, 1, 24

DeHeer, Ricky, 17

Descheneaux, Col. George L., Jr., 6

Dever, Martin, 23

Dever, Martin J., 7

Distilhorst, Lawrence, 16

Div. Engr., 4

Division History, 4

Doheney, Dr., 17

Dohoney, Dr. Wm. P., 6

Dolitsky, Martin M., 7

Doniloski, Frank, 9

Donofsky, Henry, 19

Dorosky, Tom, 8

Dover, 10

Drzmala, Karl, 8

Dulebon, Mrs. Anna E., 5

Earle, Mahlon O., 7

Early, John W., Jr., 8

Edwards, Rose & Mary, 11

Edwards, Ross, 15

Eidelman, Herbert, 6

Enlow, J. Russell, 7

Evans, David H., 10

Faber, Ann, 17

Farris, Fred, 24, 25

Farris, Mr. Fred J., 26

Fifth Panzer Army, 3, 4

Fischer, John J., 10

Fonda, J. R., 6

Fonti, Anthony J., 23

Fonti, Mr. A. J., 26

Fonti, Tony, 23, 24, 25

Formisano, John, 23, 25

Formisano, Mr. John, 26

Foster, Bruce, 9

Frampton, D. B., Jr., 8

Frankel, Jerome L., 7

Freedman, Hank, 11

Freedman, Hank & Betty, 11

Freedman, Henry E., 6

Freitag, Art, 8

Fridline, Doc, 22

Gasses, Joseph J., 9

Gericke, Alfred J., Jr., 6

Germany, 15

Gest, David J., 10

Gillespie, Jack, 22

Gillespie, John M. (Jack), 8

Gilmartin, Robert A., 9

Glen, Bruce F., 6

Gubow, Larry, 23

Hagman, Ben, 3

Hanover, 10

Hansen, Elmer, 9

Hardoin, Harold V., 10

Harmon, Harold & Dorothy, 11

Harmon, Harold M., 6

Harmon, Lt. Col. Harold M., 11

Harris, Abner T., 6

Hatch, H. M. (Jim), 8

Hatch, Helen, 3

Hatch, Jim, 19

Heath, Byron P., 10

Heilbronn, Germany, 27

Hemming, Forrest W., 10

Herbert, Bernard D., 8

Hertzler, Walter L., 6

Hile, Esther, 17

Hiltbrand, Walter F., 10

Hoinash, Mr. William, 26

Hoinash, William, 6, 23

House, Pete, 10

Howell, R. F. (Bob), 15

Howell, Robert & Louise, 11

Howell, Robert F., Jr., 8

Hungerford, John I., 8

James, Louis L., 7

Jessee, Robert D., 6

Jewish War Veterans, 23

Johnson, William, 9

Jones, Alan, 9

Jones, Alan W., 10

Jones, Alan W., Iii, 10

Jones, Bill, 24

Jones, George W., Jr., 6

Jones, Milton S., 10

Jones, Mr. William T., 26

Juster, Irvin, 9

Kalal, Charles J., 7

Kauffman, Verlin, 9

Kaufman, George H., 9

Kelly, Edmond D., 8

Kelly, Edmund F., 8

Kersteiner, Don W., 9

Kersten, Joseph A., 9

Ketterer, Doc, 22

Ketterer, John E., 10

King, Mrs. Russell D., 16

Klett, James R., 6

Koplin, Capt., 24

Krafchik, Joseph, 10

Kushlish, Mr. Joseph, 17

Lange, Elmer F., 6

Lanzana, Mr. Alfino, 26

Lanzano, Al, 23

Lathrop, Oliver A., Jr., 10

Leibowitz, Samuel, 8

Lemer, Ben, 11

Lesuring, P. R., 7

Lindsey, Curtis L., 8

Lion In The Way, 4

Litvin, Joseph, 7

Livesey, Herbert B., Jr., 10

Loconti, Mr. Vito, 26

Loos, Arthur E., 9

Lopez, Lt., 23

Loveless, John, 1, 9

Loveless, John T., Jr., 1

Low, Hunter, 4

Lowith, Allen L., 6

Lukowich, Joseph M., 6

Luzzi, Ed, 15

Luzzie, E. L., 8

LXVIth Army Corps, 3

MacDonald, Charles, 4

Main, Irwin, 16

Maloney, Francis J., 8

Manager, Thomas G., 9

Manahan, William T., 8

Mansfield, Horace E., Jr., 6

Manteuffel, Gen., 3

Manteuffel, Gen. Hasso Von, 3

Marcus, Gilbert, 10

Marx, Ed, 15

Matthews, Col. Joe, 1

Matthews, Joseph C., Jr., 9

May, Roger A., 8

McIntosh, Daniel E., Jr., 9

McMahon, Brig. Gen. Leo T., 1

McMahon, Leo T., 2, 9, 17

McMahon, Thomas E., 9

Merz, O. Paul, 10

Middleberg, Joseph, 8

Middleton, John A., III, 8

Miller, Gene L., 6

Miller, Mrs. Nobia, 9

Montamagno, Frank, 23

Montemagno, Mr. Frank, 26

Mosley, Dr. Ronald A., 7

Mowlds, W. Lyle, 10

Myers, Gail, 9

Nash, John B., 6

Neigus, Dr. Irwin, 9

Padgett, Carroll, 11

Padgett, Carroll & Alma, 11

Padgett, Carroll D., 9

Pagano, Mr. Ralph, 26

Pagano, Ralph, 24

Perras, Clifford E., 6

Peyser, Charles S., 10

Phillips, Otis, 14

Philysson, Herman L., Jr., 6

Pierce, Waldo B., 9

Piha, Morris R., 8

Plenge, Edward C., 8

Ponza, Frank, 8

Prewett, Edward A., 8

Rarick, Clayton F., 8

Redmond, Dean T., 6

Reid, Charles B., 6

Reilly, Bob, 23, 24

Reilly, Edward A., 8

Reilly, Mr. Robert J., 26

Reunions, 2

Richards, Charles W., 8

Riggs, Col. Thomas J., Jr., 4

Riggs, Thomas J., Jr., 8

Ringer, Robert C., 9

Robasse, Charles, 15

Rodriguez, Dr. J. G., 8

Rooney, Joseph, 8

Rosenberg, Winfield, 8

Ross, Glenn W., 6

Rossin, Leo, 6

Roster, 6

Ruggiero, Anthony, 25

Ruggiero, Mr. Anthony, 26

Ruggiero, Tony, 23, 24

Rusch, Marvin H., 8

Russi, Louis P., 8

Russo, Lou, 24, 25

Russo, Maj., 23

Russo, Mr. Louis J., 26

Ruth, Clarence J., 7

Rutt, Robert E., 7

Salmon, Chuck, 25

Salmon, Mr. Charles I., 26

Saxton, Charles, 6

Scalissi, John J., 7

Schieferstein, Fred, 7, 22

Schnee-Eifel, 3, 4

Schonberg, 3

Schuetz, Ken, 23

Schutte, Phillip F., 6

Scott, Earl A., 10

Scranton, Robert L., 9

Sebastinelli, Fred A., 10

Segalo, Gus, 23

Segalo, Guss, 24

Segalo, Mr. Gus, 26

Sgrignoli, Michael G., 9

Shalhoub, John F., 8

Siegal, Nat, 23

Siegel, Mr. Nathan, 26

Sixth SS Panzer Army, 4

Smyth, Lester S., 9

Snyder, Herbert L., 6

Snyder, Walter M., 6

Solecki, Emil, 9

Souers, Loren E., Jr., 10

Spayd, Norman S., 10

Spina, Dominick A., 8

St. Vith, 3, 4, 19, 25

Stalag III-A, 15

Stephens, George W., 9

Strickland, J. B., 9

Sutish, Chis, 10

Swider, Charles J., 7

Taylor, Lee B., 10

Taylor, Lee Brown, 6

Tellier, Louis L. Le, Jr., 8

Terrone, Dominic J., 19

Third Army, 15

Thomas, Linden, 16

Tissot, Harrison C., 9

Toland, John, 4

Tribaut, Arthur S., 10

Trp. B, 18th Cav. Sqdn., 4

Turnine, Rollin L., 6

Villwock, Russell, 15

Villwock, Russell H., 10

Von Manteuffel, Gen., 4

Von Manteuffel, Gen. Hasso, 4

Von Orde, Kurt E., 10

Von Rundstedt, Field Marshall, 4

Vorderstrasse, Roy E., 9

Wachtel, Dr. Hans, 6

Ward, Duke, 15

Ward, Duke & Martha, 11

Ward, Nathan D., 7, 11

Warren, Clarence E., 8

Warren, John, Jr., 6

Watt, Howard, 6

Wells, James E., 8

Wells, Jim, 2, 13, 17

Wells, Jim & Maydean, 11, 15

West, Dana G., 10

Wilkerson, Frederick L., 8

Wilson, John D., 9

Witmer, Harold E., 5

Wolfe, Elder A., 8

Woodburn, Donald J., 10

Woolfley, Francis A., 6

Zicker, Gordon, 9

Zorn, Seymour, 8

Zuckerman, Jack, 9