The CUB

Vol. 24, No. 1, Aug., 1967

 

 

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TWO OF OUR MOST FAITHFUL MEMBERS. GEN. AND MRS. A. W. JONES

 

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THE CUB

106th Infantry Division Association, Inc.

President                                              John Shalhoub

Vice-President                                       William F. Smith

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                                                   Robert Holden

All editorial matter should be addressed to:

Robert Holden

3810 Richmond Road N.E.. Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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

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

 

Chaplain's Corner

          Veterans Day 1967 has come and gone; a generation since those who served in the 106th were together as a great team.

          Our task has been to help preserve a democratic way of life for all men, to put down dictatorships in various forms, to guarantee the basic rights of individuals throughout the world to lives of peaceful existence and equality of opportunity for social and economic benefits. At our nation's call, we served in our appointed places, most of us convinced that the goals could and would be accomplished.

          For a time it appeared that the lessons learned in World Wars I and II would guide men everywhere in their efforts to achieve their aspirations. But such hopes have not been realized.

          Unrest, civil disobedience, crime, civil war, war between nations are all in evidence today. In our own country, riots, crime, poverty, break-down of morals are on every side. Demands are made for "rights" and "privileges," but too often the will to accept the responsibilities that should go hand in hand with the demands are wholly lacking. To those of us who truly are concerned with our own responsibilities, with the wellbeing of our fellow-citizens and the right of all to equality and justice under our law, the call is clear: acceptance in every phase of our lives of the responsibilities imposed upon us by law and by our own sense of justice and morality.

          "Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute." Psalms 82:3.

John T. Loveless, Jr. Chaplain, 106th Inf. Div. Assn., Inc.

 

WHERE WE HAVE BEEN IN 21 YEARS

(Reunion Cities)

1. 1947— Indianapolis, Ind.

2. 1948— Indianapolis. Ind.

3. 1949— Chicago. Ill.

4. 1950— Detroit. Mich.

5. 1951— Pittsburgh, Penna.

6. 1952— Baltimore, Md.

7. 1953— Columbus, Ohio

8. 1954— Atlantic City, N.J.

9. 1955— Detroit, Mich.

10. 1956— Atlantic City, N.J.

11. 1957— Savanah, Ga.

12. 1958— Philadelphia, Penna.

13. 1959— Chicago, Ill.

14. 1960— Savannah, Ga.

15. 1961— Fort Worth, Texas

16. 1962— Annapolis, Md.

17. 1963— Cleveland, Ohio

18. 1964— East Orange, N.J.

19. 1965— Augusta, Ga.

20. 1966— Indianapolis. Ind.

21. 1967— Detroit. Michigan

 

Season's Greetings will be run in next issue of CUB. Please send contribution with your message if you are interested in having one appear.

 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1967 -1968

Jack Bryant — 19692 Coral Gables, Southfield, Mich. 48075

Phillip F. Schutte — 2415 Otter Drive, Warren, Mich.

John T. Loveless, Jr. — 2549 Pickwick Road, Baltimore, Md., 21207

James E. Wells — Hepzibah, Georgia

Alan W. Jones — 3532 Quebec St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

H. M. Hatch — 5609 15th Ave., So., Minneapolis, Minn.

Robert L. Scranton — 9441 Lee Road, Brighton, Mich.

Clayton F. Rarick — Box 25, Blandon, Penn.

Louis P. Rossi, Jr. — 1208 50th Street, North Bergen, N.J.

Leo T. McMahon — 8 No. Union St., Middletown, Penn. 17057

Joe C. Matthews, Jr. — 4706 Western Blvd., Raleigh, N.C. 27606

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

Pete House — 5662 Clifton Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32211

Harry R. Shaw, Jr. — 102 E. Woodbury Drive, Garland, Texas 75040

J. Russell Enlow — c/o Post Office, Taswell, Indiana

John Shalhoub — 4305 W. Maple Road, Birmingham, Mich.

Elman Miller — 3331 Morgan St., Steger, Ill.

William F. Smith, Jr. — 1211 Washington St., Columbia, S.C. 29201

A. W. Skardon, Jr. — Apt. 3-C 733 Bryson St., Youngston, Ohio 44502

Robert A. Gilder — 6857 Stoney Ridge Road, No. Ridgeville, Ohio 44035

 

 

Minutes of the Business Meeting

at Detroit

21st ANNUAL REUNION

July 22, 1967

          The annual meeting was called to order by John Shalhoub at 11 o'clock Saturday morning. The minutes of the last annual business meeting were read and approved.

          Those attending for the first time were asked to introduce themselves and were officially welcomed to the reunion.

          Several communications were read.

          Under the business of reports, the Adjutant-Treasurer reported membership holding up and monies in good order; the CUB Editor spoke briefly; the Memorials Chairman told of our support of the College Episcopal in St. Vith; and the nomination committee presented a slate of Directors including four new members. These men were elected to the Board as presented. The Resolutions Committee announced it would report at the luncheon and did so. Under new business, William F. Smith presented an invitation to the next reunion at Columbia, S.C. Doug Coffey discussed the 1969 meeting to be held at St. Vith and urged everyone to start planning and saving for the trip. A discussion ensued about possible 1970 sites.

          Nick Zerilli moved that a special savings fund be set up for the St. Vith trip with John Gallagher as treasurer and that members be urged to save regularly; seconded by Jim Wells and passed.

          Russ Enlow made a motion to place the $368.00 surplus from the 20th Reunion at the disposal of Doug Coffey to defray some portion of the expenses of the St. Vith Reunion trip. Jim Wells seconded the motion with an amendment to provide $300.00 from the General Fund for the purpose. The amendment was accepted by Mr. Enlow and the motion was passed.

          The problem of securing a new CUB editor was discussed at length. It was finally worked out that Robert Holden would accept the task for a period of one year.

          Jim Wells moved and Clay Rarick seconded to send another $50.00 to the College Episcopal at Vith, Belgium for the purchase of books. After this was passed, the meeting was adjourned.

The Adjutant

 

Minutes of the New Board of Directors

at Detroit

July 22, 1967

21st ANNUAL MEETING

          The meeting was held in the early afternoon _after a very pleasant luncheon at the hotel. John Shalhoub presided.

          The principal items of business were the election of officers and the appointment of certain other officers:

See next page

 

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The following officers were elected:

President: John Shalhoub, Birmingham, Mich.

Vice-Pres.: William F. Smith, Columbia, S.C.

Treasurer: Sherod Collins, Atlanta, Ga.

President Shalhoub then appointed the following:

Cub Editor — Robert Holden, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Chaplain — John Loveless, Baltimore, Md.

Memorials Chairman — Douglas S. Coffey, West Orange, N.J.

Adjutant— Sherod Collins, Atlanta, Ga.

Membership Chairman — Bill Smith, Columbia, S.C.

 

          Sherod Collins moved to eliminate the custom of annually sending one issue of the CUB to some 1200 former and present members of the Association, and to confine such mailing to present members and members of the past three years. This was seconded by Doug Coffey and passed unanimously by the Board. There being no further business, the Board meeting was adjourned.

The Adjutant

 

          Anyone in the East who would like to attend the Dec. 16th dinner and you aren't on the mailing list write to Mr. Fred Schieferstein, 431 Madison Hill Road, Clark, N.J. 07066, for date and place.

          A new December 16th Chapter is formed with a dinner being planned for December 16, 1967. Somewhere in the area just south of Chicago. anyone interested in attending should contact Elman Miller at 3331 Morgan Street, Steger, Ill.

          Did anyone notice how care free Joe Matthews was at this Reunion? In 1966 he was all business.

 

IN MEMORIAM

          Word has reached us of the passing of Col. Warren H. Stutler, USA Retired. Col. Stutler (then Captain) served as Regimental S-1 throughout the existence of the original 423 Infantry Regiment. After retiring from the Army for physical reasons, he returned to his Alma Mater, the Citadel, at Charleston, S.C., where he numbered among his students several sons of former 106th Division infantrymen.

          His colleagues note that he was a fine officer and a credit to the Service he loved so well.

          He is survived by his wife, Joan, and two daughters.

          Word has reached us that one of our members passed away recently, Walter L. Hertzler of 4605 Senaca Drive, Okemos, Michigan. Walter was in the 806 Ordnance Company and in civilian life was Chief Loan Officer of Farm and Home Administration in Michigan.

The Association has extended sympathy to the above families.

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Most travel Agencies have one old faithful, but the 106th has two faithful members.

 

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BAG LUNCH

BY AWJ

          In the December, 1966, issue of the CUB appeared a page entitled "Hail to the Chief — and Farewell." This column is in receipt of a copy of the Assembly, a publication of the Association of Graduates, U.S. Military Academy, which also contains an obituary of our late Chief of Staff, William Clyde Baker, Jr., and it seems fitting that you should read the final paragraph which I have extracted from it. "Fine as his accomplishments were, this man was himself finer still, for he was a man of truly natural humility, quiet strength, and gentle humanity. He exemplified in his daily life his deep belief in the fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man. He has earned a peaceful rest." There is little anyone can add, except to say "Amen."

          No one present at our most recent convention will deny the fact that it was a first-class, superior type reunion. We all hasten to congratulate John Shalhoub and his ever-loving' wife Evelyn, together with their able partners Jack and Emily Bryant for a job well done. The after-lunch address by our own Larry Gubow undoubtedly ranked as one of the best we have listened to at any convention. He got his message across with unusual wit and humor. We wonder how deeply involved he became after the rest of us had left town. Our visit to the beautiful Canadian Island of Bob-Lo and dinner in Windsor were both high lights of our meeting. A special accolade goes to Sherod Collins for continuing a chore which he does so efficiently, and to Robert Holden and his wife for editing the CUB this year. This keeps us alive.

          This column is now in a position to state, based on a report from an unimpeachable Source, that basic training as now practiced in the USATC, Infantry, is in no way relaxed from the strenuous training you received in the early forties. On the contrary, my Source reports that it has been greatly intensified when compared with stories told by his middle aged friends of their experiences. Perhaps we can better evaluate what is actually happening by quoting from an official Army document, "Basic training of eight weeks is designed to convert a civilian into a highly trained, disciplined, psychologically motivated basic soldier." Comment: That would seem to take some doing, but we are assured that it does happen. The document continues, "During the first three weeks he takes general military subjects." Comment: Remember? That means close order drill, physical conditioning, guard duty, kitchen police — the lot. And then, "The fourth week is devoted to range firing; and this is intensive and may extend into the fifth week." Comment: He is up at 0430, marches three miles to the range, fires and pulls target all day, marches three miles back to barracks where he will arrive either dedicated or dead. Next, according to the report, "Individual training is concentrated on during the sixth week. Then, three days of the seventh week are spent in the field, and this period includes 19 hours, or 40 miles of tactical marches." Comment: This is the only evidence we have seen in the entire report of any softness in the program, 40 miles in 19 hours adds up to only 2.1 miles per hour where you did a fast 3 miles, or 2.5 counting halts. Somewhere along the line they have lost a half mile, and never even mentioned bag lunches.

          Following basic training, the soldier is given advanced training for another eight weeks in a particular branch of the Army, based on his background, aptitude and desire. Upon completion of this training he will join a tactical or logistical unit for further training. The system is good, it has proved itself many times, it -has achieved success. The Army Chief of Staff, who in August made his eighth visit to Vietnam, considers men trained under the present system "better soldiers than their fathers and older brothers of World War II and Korea." He said it, we didn't.

 

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LETTERS

Aug. 14, 1967

Dear Bob,

          I am writing to say that it was a real pleasure to see you again at Detroit and to say that we all appreciate your taking on the job of CUB Editor for the coming year. I am going to start feeding you information which you must have, and will continue to do so as information reaches me or occurs to me.

          May I suggest that you solicit first person accounts of the reunion at Detroit which you might use as a composite or in the originals. I am going to try to send a complete list of members some of which you may want to contact for help.

          The next reunion has a habit of slipping upon us, so I suggest a close liaison with William F. Smith, Jr. (our host to-be), Standard Bldg. & Loan, 1211 Washington St., Columbia, S.C. 29201, Telephone 1-803-254-1264. Frequent mention of the reunion would be helpful. I hope you got out of Detroit O.K. From all reports, everyone did. Call me if you need me. Incidentally, Gens. Jones and McMahon are usually good for a column in the CUB.

More later.

Best wishes to you and wife, Sherod

 

Dear Mr. Editor and Madame Editor

          It is a pleasure to greet you both and thank you for accepting a job that is vital to the continuance of the 106th Infantry Division Association. I promise you to contribute as much as possible in the way of copy to assist in the accomplishment of your mission.

          As a start I enclose two stories on reunions. If names make news these ought to be all right. I have included many. I am taking the liberty of enclosing a photo which you may be able to reproduce in connection with the reunion at Columbia next year. Mrs. Carol Beals (widow of John Beals, 422 Inf.) sent it to me. It is a photo of the cover for a pillow, which she never used and had framed. By the way she is a fellow Iowan — address 217 East Davenport, Iowa City, Iowa 52240. She is with Extension Dept., University of Iowa. Also former Editor T. Wayne Black, 306 Williston Ave., Waterloo, Iowa.

          Bob what outfit did you belong to in the Division? In last roster you were listed under units not supplied.

More later. Warm regards and all good wishes.

Sincerely, Leo T. McMahon

 

Atlanta, Go.

July 27, 1967

Mr. Bud F. Lainhart 38 S. Main Street Franklin, Ohio 45005

Dear Bud,

          We all join in genuine regret that you had to suffer a large loss while attending what was otherwise a happy occasion.

          Apparently, we are all too trusting when it comes to some things, including hotel rooms, and when a rogue appears we suffer for it. Another convention couple missed a pair of ladies shoes, of all things.

          We got together and among those who could be reached (some 38 members) we raised a portion of your loss which we hope you will accept with our good wishes, knowing that the bond of fellowship among us is strong, and that it is our desire to take care of our own as much as possible.

          It goes without saying that we hope this unfortunate happenstance will not place such a bitter memory as to deter you from wanting to attend future reunions. We all want you and Dimples and we hope you want us too.

          This goes to you with a warm hope for brighter things from your friends and comrades-in-arms of the 106th Division Association.

Sherod Collins

 

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August 7, 1967

Hello Sherod and All:

          As you know I had the most wonderful surprise of my life last week, and can't begin to thank each and every one of you for being so thoughtful at a time when it meant so much to us. I am not very good at words but you don't know how good it makes me feel to know that I have friends that care that much. Having had this experience hasn't changed my mind about future reunions, it'll take much more than this.

Bud and Dimples Lainhart

P.S. If you could forward this to the CUB so that my thoughts can get to the ones I can't reach. Thank you.

 

Dear Bob:     October 12, 1967

          It was certainly generous of you to give your time editing the CUB this year. We are grateful.

          Our son has just gotten back from Korea and all but one of our grandchildren are away at college so we settled down to a quiet winter — maybe. Best regards to Mrs. Holden and you.

Alan W. Jones

 

Dear Bob      Oct. 2, 1967

          Helen, Kathy and I are very sorry to have missed the Detroit Reunion.

          We always look forward to seeing our 106th friends each year and it seems terrible that we couldn't make it this year. I have moved my business and that was no small job. We didn't travel this year at all.

          We look forward with anticipation to receiving the next issue of the CUB with its news of the Reunion and information on next year's plans. It is our hope that we will see you next year.

Sincerely, Jim Hatch

          P.S. Thanks for the work you are doing for the Association. I'm one of the past presidents and know something of the effort that goes in to your activity.

 

June 13, 1967

Mr. Collins:

          Enclosed you will find checks for my membership and also a small donation to the Memorial Fund. I am looking forward to receiving the CUB.

          I am sorry that I have not been a member for years. I think you fellows are doing a wonderful thing in giving your time to this effort to keep the 106th Association going. As the years go by I seem to think more and more of some of - the friends that I had while serving the short time I did with the 106th and would sure like to be able to contact some of them. I will not be able to attend the Reunion but wish it lots of luck.

          I am enclosing at the bottom of the page the address of the only 106th member that I have contact with at this time. We went to the outfit together as replacements shortly after the "Battle of the Budge."

          Thanks again for the work you are doing. If I can ever be of any help in any way please let me know.

Sincerely yours, M. 0. Weatherly

 

Jason C. Walters

General Delivery

Eva, Oklahoma

 

August 12, 1967

Dear Mr. Collins.

          Enclosed find my check for my dues. Sorry I couldn't make the reunion in Detroit.

          One of my friends was telling about Sen. Dirksen's bill regarding the pay to former prisoner of war veterans. It would be nice to put it in the CUB and maybe other people can write to him for information.

          I enjoy getting the CUB and the news that is in it, also hope the membership increases.

Donald Stone

Co. C, 589th

 

ARE YOUR DUES PAID?

 

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A VACATION IN DETROIT

          Thanks to Evelyn. John, Emily and Jack the reunion was fun and we visited many places. The young man who was "MC" on the bus trips told us many interesting stories about Detroit. The buildings and flower gardens are just lovely and the city's appearance is greatly improved.

          Pat O'Brien was delightful and Dick is still telling his jokes.

          Sunday we visited friends in Bloomfield Hills — when we arrived there, news came over TV that riots were starting in Detroit. At night men in the neighborhood walked the streets with their "World War II guns," everyone left their outside lights on. Rick and Sharon could only go for milk or to the post office and the rest of the day played cards. At night the adults and young adults played cards for you had to be in by 9 p.m. We were sorry we didn't get to see some of our friends, but it was better to stay close to home. We had to take the Blue Water Bridge to Canada for which we were happy to see this beautiful route.

          The quiet and the beauty of New York State appealed to us so we visited Cooperstown for a few days.

The DeHeer's

Marge DeHeer

 

July 25, 1967

Dear —

Jack Bryant, Convention Host

John Loveless, your card of 7-23 Richard DeHeer, Cub Editor

          Helen and I — and Kathy, of course — were very sorry to miss Detroit this year. The many friends we meet each year makes the trip worthwhile regardless of the locality.

          Helen is doing fine. Except for an occasional hospitalization — three times so far this year — she is her old self and busy as ever being a wife, a mother and a grandmother to our five little ones who live nearby and whom we see very frequently. We are a very thankful family.

          We look forward to next year and Columbia. I joined the 106th at Atterbury, so it will be interesting to see the birthplace of our outfit. We send our regards to all of our 106th friends and hope that we may all be together next July.

Sincerely, H. M. Jim Hatch

 

September 1, 1967

Dear Robert:

          Just a few lines to say I made it out of Detroit O.K. and just in time.

          Once again it was good to see all the old friends and to make new ones. New ones like Mr. and Mrs. Fred Weisser (and Norwegian Elkhounds) from Manhasset, N.Y., and Mr. Fred Chase from Rexford, N.Y. We sincerely hope this Reunion won't be their last.

          Especially for me it was good to see the SECOND TIMERS back again. Take yourself for instance. In 1966 you came and looked everything over, liked what you saw and came back this year bringing your wife Shirley and little Janet Campbell with you. (I tried to tell you in 1966 we were a nice family group). Then there was Elman and Sophia Miller from Steger, Ill. They were back having a good time and enjoying themselves for the second time.

          Also the Lainharts, Bud and Dimples from Franklin, Ohio. They were having a swell time until their unfortunate bad luck. (Someone took $240.00 from him). It was also their second time to attend. Then there was Fred and Inez Williams along with son, Toney, back for a second Reunion from Grand Ridge, Fla. (He grows a lot of watermelons and thirty acres of peanuts).

          Others I am not sure of being their second trip. But the SECOND time I had met them at a Reunion for instance the John Fritz and Bob Gilders from Ohio, also Glenn Brutus from Pine Village, Ind. All in all it was an enjoyable Reunion.

Russell Enlow

 

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Dear Bob:

          After the convention I was expecting to see Dick DeHeer and his family but as you know we had quite an affair in Detroit. As we live 30 miles out of Detroit we were only affected in that the people of Detroit came to Brighton to get their beverages.

          For vacation this year my family and I went to the Upper Peninsula and visited with Mike Bonnello, a former member of Co. K, 424th of the 106th. Spent a lovely weekend with them in Wakefield and at Lake Gogebio. Mike works as an electrician at the White Pine, a large copper mine.

          We journeyed back by way of the Wisconsin Dells and then to Chicago and home.

          I would like to say hello to my friends in the Association and knew that some of them would be interested to know about Mike.

          Hope to see all of you at Fort Jackson.

Bob Scranton

 

Battery B 591st Field Artillery Battalion

          The 591st F.A. Bn. was one of the outstanding Field Artillery organizations in the army. It gave close and continuous support to the 424th Infantry in all of its action in WW2. However, the battalion has had few of its members in the 106th Division Association over the years. Colonel (then Capt.) Martin M. Dolitsky, commanding Service Battery, has been one of the faithful members, but rarely attends a reunion. When the announcement of the Detroit reunion came out in the veterans magazines, President John Shalhoub reported a call from Ray Jackson, Livonia, Mich., a member of the 591st F.A. Bn. He reported that 41 former members of Btry B of the battalion have been meeting every year, and wanted to know more about the Association. President Shalhoub gave Jackson's name to Brig. Gen. Leo McMahon, Divarty Comdr., who wrote and urged Jackson and his battery friends to attend the reunion. On Saturday evening, 22 July, the Btry. Comdr. Capt. Robert Likins and his wife flew from Milwaukee, Wisc., to Detroit, met Roy Jackson who took them to the Reunion Dinner at Windsor, Canada. They were too late for that event but met Gen. and Mrs. Jones and many others present. They promise to be with us at Columbia, S.C., in July 1968.

          The Battery held their 20th annual reunion at Holiday Inn, South, Des Moines, Iowa, 12 and 13 August 1967. The following members sent greetings to General McMahon: Robert A. Likins; Sgt. Herman A. Jansen, Jr.; PFC Henry J. Pac; Cpl. Thomas Grello; PFC Robert W. Clarke; Cpl. Jack Smiley; Spl. Wendell Davenport; S/Sgt. Raymond Kurth; T/5 Stanley A. Zawadzk; Sgt. D. C. Bone USMC; Pvt. Reinhold E. Melbrandt; Cpl. Steve Szucs; T/4 Pat Cleendell; T/4 Delbert Rusmos; PFC Donald E. Ellertan; Lester W. Ryan; Sp/5 Jack B. Davenport, Vietnam (Ret.).

 

Annual Reunion, Service Battery 592nd

Filed Artillery Battalion

          As is their custom, members of Service Btry. 592nd F.A. Bn., held their 14th annual reunion at Hershey Park, Hershey, Penna., on Sunday, Sept. 3, 1967, with an approximate attendance of 50 people including guests and children. It was a beautiful, sunny early fall day with a temperature of 75 degrees. While the adults supped, ate and renewed old friendships, the youngsters were busy on the various rides and visiting other attractions, returning from time to time for food and more money.

          Several significant events were noted. All present helped celebrate and heaped congratulations on Alice and Tom Dorosky. It was their 25th wedding anniversary. Theresa and Frank Maloney produced pictures of their 25th wedding anniversary ceremony which took place in Philadelphia a few weeks earlier.

          Ethel and Emil Solecki showed pictures of the wedding of their* daughter

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IMPORTANT

1969 REUNION

          In our reunion this year a motion was passed that a savings account in the name of the "106 Infantry Division — Belgium Reunion Fund be established so that members can make periodic deposits towards expenses of the 1969 reunion to be held in Belgium.

          All money forwarded and used toward payment of reunion expenses will earn current rate of interest (3 ½% at present). However, money can be withdrawn at any time, but if money is not used towards 1969 reunion expenses, interest will be relinquished.

          The account in the bank has been opened and to date have received two (2) deposits in the amount of $220.00. Money should be sent to John I. Gallagher, "106 Reunion Fund Treasurer"; 4003 Frances Street, Temple, Pennsylvania 19560.

          This is an opportunity to start saving now for what should turn out to be the best trip in your life. It is the goal of all soldiers to return to their scene of battle.

Looking forward to hearing from you in the near future.

 

          Personal note to CUB Editor: Best of luck to you and your wife in your new venture as editor of our CUB Magazine. Communications is the life blood of our organization and the CUB is our line of communication.

          If I can be of any service to you, please contact me.

John Gallagher

 

ST. VITH 1969

          From time to time in this column, information will be forthcoming regarding our 25th Convention in St. Vith, Belgium.

          Many hands were raised in Indianapolis and in Detroit indicating that there is a great deal of interest in this Convention.

          As I do not have a list of those attending the Detroit Convention I cannot write directly to those showing interest.

          Therefore, I am sincerely asking that all those who are interested in joining with their fellow 106ers in St. Vith indicate to me a bona fide interest. In dealing with Airlines and Hotels I must have some better indication than a show of hands which, when observed all hands were raised. Will you, therefore, prove your interest by sending in a check or money order to the 106th Division Association in amount of $10.00 per person. This way I can separate the men from the boys and make every effort to plan the type of program you want to have in St. Vith. Your money will be put on deposit to earn interest and if for any reason you have to drop out within 90 days of the trip your money will be cheerfully refunded.

          There will be a lot of information that will be forthcoming and if you do as I ask now, I can get information directly to you, faster than waiting for the CUB to give the information. I want every detail worked out before next year's Convention in Columbia.

          For your present information I am shooting for a figure of $300.00 which will include your round trip air fare and registration fee. This will, of course, depend on number going. As you know from past experience registration fee covers most Convention activities, such as warm up party, tours and a few meals thrown in the pot. I would like to make this the best Convention you ever attended and give you the most for the money that you have ever received. Just help me by sending in your $10.00 to get the count.

Doug Coffey

 

591st Field Artillery Battalion

          This battalion had an outstanding combat record in World War II, but has had few representatives in the Division Association over the years. When John Shallhoub now President of the Association, was publicizing the Detroit Reunion in July, Ray Jackson of Livonia, Mich., who had belonged to Btry B, 591st

 

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Judy in June at Sparta, N.J The bride and groom were present.

          In attendance from SERVICE BTRY: Emil and Ethel Solecki, Sparta, N.J., daughter Judy and husband; daughter Leanor who attends University of Tennessee with houseguest Anne Guyanne, Smyrna, Tenn.; nephew Jon Balson. Tom and Alice Dorosky, Shaffertown, Pa., daughter Kathy and friend.

          Tom and Mary Fox, Greencastler, Pa., daughter Jane and husband, Russell Everetts, son Larry and friend Dave Kerlin.

          John and Louise Eyler, Waynesboro, Pa., son Donald and wife Helen and two children; son John, Jr.

          Jim and Vi Malesky, Greensburg, Pa., accompanied by guests, Elsworth and Peg Amend.

          Charlie and Daisey Walsh, Haddonfield, N.J., accompanied by Daisey's sister Adrienne and husband Reed Trail, Vineland, N.J.

          Frank and Theresa Maloney, Philadelphia, Pa., with daughter Joan Marie with her guest Dosanne Whelan.

 

Guests

          Clayton Rarick Co. L (former National Pres.) Blandon, Pa., with daughter Sherry Lynn and three nieces, Lou Anne & Eileen & Leona Shuman.

          Bill and Betty Manahan (Bill was Div. Ordnance Officer), Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., and son Ronald and wife Carol, daughter Shawn and niece Kimberley Mull.

          John and Kay Loveless, Baltimore, Mr. John, Hq. Co. 422, is National Chaplain of the Association, accompanied by daughter Aletha, daughter K2 with husband Raymond Kemp and son John Raymond.

          Leo (Divarty ) and Wilda McMahon, Middletown, Pa.

 

NEWS NOTES

          Colonel Bryne Bowman, who was Division Judge Advocate, of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Bowman have announced the marriage of their daughter Sherry Lou to Frederick T. Melberg, Jr., on Saturday, 7 October at First Methodist Church, San Jose, California.

 

          Col. Earl F. Klinck, who commanded 3rd Bn. 423 Inf. and Gen. McMahon, C.G. Divarty met in Washington Oct. 9-12 at the Annual Meeting of the Assn. of the United States Army. They have had this annual reunion for a number of years. Colonel Klinck is retired from the Army is with Ling-Tempco Vought and lives in Dallas, Texas.

 

          PFC Harold Witmer, 2nd Bn. 423 Inf. was badly wounded in the fighting south of Neuhof in Feb. 1945 and later died of his wounds. His mother, a member of this Association, Mrs. Anna Dulebohn, 1827 N. 2nd St., Harrisburg, Pr. 17105, would like to hear from any members of her son's squad who were with him when he was wounded.

 

WHEN GOLDEN LIONS GET

TOGETHER THE TALK IS

NATURALLY 106th DIV., ETC.

          In picture, left to right: Bernard Herbert, Div. QM, Glenn J. Brutis, Hqs. 1st Bn. 423, Elman Miller, Hqs. 3rd Bn. 424, Russell Enlow, Co. D, 423, and Eugene Saucerman, Co. D, 422.

          On October 8, the V.F.W. Post (Dan Patch) at Oxford, Ind., was the scene of a get together of five Golden Lions and their families.

          The rainy weather prohibited the planned picnic at the park, so the V.F.W. Post allowed us to use their dining hall (the bar was closed).

          Those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Herbert, Indianapolis, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Brutus and children, Pine Village, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. Elman Miller and daughter, Steger, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Russell Enlow and son, Taswell, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Saucerman and daughter, of Terre Haute, Ind.

 

DUES ARE DUE

 

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IN THE CUB

Fifteen years ago

          All agree that the Sixth annual convention at the Lord Baltimore Hotel in Baltimore, while not the biggest, was certainly the best to date. Total attendance was 99. The net profit is $328.56. Events included a boat tour of Baltimore harbor and a bus trip" to many points of interest. There was a buffet dinner on Friday evening, a banquet and dance on Saturday, and a seafood luncheon on Sunday. All the usual business meetings and the Memorial Service were held in air conditioned comfort. General James P. S. Devereux, USMC, was guest speaker at the Saturday noon luncheon. Jim Wells, the Detroit native with the deep Southern drawl, was elected president for the coming year. His wife, Maydean, served last year as president of the auxiliary.

          Col. Charles C. Cavender is now in command of the Southern California Military District at Fort MacArthur, California. Bob Grosjean reports his Fort Wayne cement contracting business is doing well. Arlan Dietrich was married in June and was' therefore unable to attend the convention ????

 

Ten years ago

          The Dick DeHeers held a picnic for 106ers on Sunday 18 August. About 35 attended. Weather, arrangements, and food was perfect.

          Doug Coffey has received an architect's sketch of a proposed memorial to be erected at St. Vith. It is to include a tower 10 meters high with a flag pole, and at the foot of the tower two open halls, one a chapel with commemorative tablets.

          Membership for last year ended up at 254, 3 short of the preceding year. The treasurer's report showed a net gain of $101.68 for the past year with general fund balance of $1,977.90 and a Memorial Fund balance of $3,779.78.

 

Five years ago

          The greatest convention ever was held in Carvel Hall, Annapolis from the 26th to the 29th July under the chairmanship of John Loveless and Henry Broth. Highlights included a square dance, a walking tour of Annapolis conducted by the inimitable Marcellus, an afternoon at the Country Club, and a tour of the Naval Academy.

          A statement of unanimous and most sincere appreciation was bestowed upon Douglass S. Coffey for his work in connection with our Memorial at Saint-Vith. He was also awarded the Order of the Golden Lion, Commander Class.

 

Continued from page 10

F.A. Bn. got in touch with John, who sent his name to the Divarty Comdr, Gen. McMahon. In correspondence they made a plan to meet in Detroit and that Jackson would try to get his Battery Commander Captain Bob Likins to come over from Milwaukee, Wis. Gen McMahon was taken ill and did not get to Detroit, but Captain Bob and Mrs. Likins flew over from Milwaukee, met Roy Jackson and the three of them went over to Canada where the Saturday night banquet was being held. They were proud to meet the delegates and have their pictures taken with General and Mrs. Jones.

          Baker Btry. 591st FA BN. has about 44 of their old members lined up and they hold an annual reunion. This year it was held at the Holiday Inn South at Des Moines, Iowa, August 12-13. The following who attended sent written greetings to General McMahon: Sgt. Herman A. Jansen, PFC Henry J. Pac, Cpl Thomas Grello, PFC Robt. W. Clark, Cpl Jack Smiley, Cpl Wendell Davenport, S/Sgt. Raymond Kurth, T/ Stanley A. Zawadsk, Sgt. Bone now USMC, Pvt. Reinhold E. Melbrandt, Cpl Steve Szucs, T/4 Pat Cleendell, T/4 Delbert Rusmos, PFC Donald E. Ellerten, Lester W. Ryan, Jack B. Davenport (Vietnam, Ret.) and Captain Bob Likins.

          Capt. Likins promised Gen. McMahon that they would attend the 1968 reunion at Columbia, S.C., and Fort Jackson.


106th Div., 6

106th Inf. Div., 2, 18

106th Infantry Division Association, 2, 10, 11, 16, 18

422nd Inf., 10

424th Inf. Regt., 16

591st FA BN, 16, 19, 22

806th Ord. Co., 6

Baker, William Clyde, 8

Balson, Jon, 20

Beals, John, 10

Beals, Mrs. Carol, 10

Belgium, 5, 18

Black, T. Wayne, 10

Bone, D. C., 16

Bone, Sgt., 23

Bonnello, Mike, 16

Bowman, Col. Bryne, 20

Broth, Henry, 22

Brutis, Glenn J., 20

Brutus, Glenn, 15

Brutus, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn, 21

Bryant, Jack, 4, 14

Bryant, Jack & Emily, 8

Campbell, Janet, 14

Cavender, Col. Charles C., 22

Chase, Mr. Fred, 14

Clark, Pfc. Robt. W., 23

Clarke, Pfc. Robert W., 16

Cleendell, T/4 Pat, 16, 23

Co. K, 424th, 16

Coffey, Doug, 4, 6, 18, 22

Coffey, Douglas S., 4, 6

Coffey, Douglass S., 22

Collins, Mr. Sherod, Jr., 2

Collins, Sherod, 2, 6, 8, 11

Davenport, Cpl. Wendell, 23

Davenport, Jack B., 16, 23

Davenport, Wendell, 16

DeHeer, Dick, 16, 22

DeHeer, Marge, 14

DeHeer, Richard, 14

Devereux, James P. S., 22

Dietrich, Arlan, 22

Dolitsky, Martin M., 16

Dorosky, Alice & Tom, 16

Dorosky, Tom & Alice, 20

Dulebohn, Mrs. Anna, 20

Ellertan, Pfc. Donald E., 16

Ellerten, Pfc. Donald E., 23

Enlow, J. Russell, 4

Enlow, Mr. & Mrs. Russell, 21

Enlow, Russ, 4

Enlow, Russell, 15, 20

Everetts, Russell, 20

Eyler, John & Louise, 20

Fort Jackson, 16, 23

Fox, Tom & Mary, 20

Fritz, John, 15

Gallagher, John, 4, 18

Gallagher, John I., 18

Gilder, Bob, 15

Gilder, Robert A., 4

Grello, Cpl. Thomas, 22

Grello, Thomas, 16

Grosjean, Bob, 22

Gubow, Larry, 8

Guyanne, Anne, 20

Hatch, H. M., 4

Hatch, Jim, 12, 14

Herbert, Bernard, 20

Herbert, Mr. & Mrs. Bernard, 21

Hertzler, Walter L., 6

Holden, Mrs., 12

Holden, Robert, 2, 5, 6, 8

House, Pete, 4

Jackson, Ray, 16, 19

Jackson, Roy, 16, 22

Jansen, Herman A., 22

Jansen, Herman A., Jr., 16

Jones, Alan W., 4, 12

Jones, Gen. & Mrs., 16, 22

Jones, Gen. & Mrs. A. W., 1

Kemp, Raymond, 20

Kerlin, Dave, 20

Klinck, Col., 20

Klinck, Col. Earl F., 20

Korea, 8, 12

Kurth, Raymond, 16, 23

Lainhart, Bud & Dimples, 12

Lainhart, Mr. Bud F., 10

Likins, Capt., 23

Likins, Capt. Bob, 22, 23

Likins, Capt. Robert, 16

Likins, Mrs., 22

Likins, Robert A., 16

Loveless, John, 2, 6, 14, 22

Loveless, John & Kay, 20

Loveless, John T., Jr., 2, 4

Malesky, Jim & Vi, 20

Maloney, Frank & Theresa, 20

Maloney, Theresa & Frank, 17

Manahan, Bill & Betty, 20

Matthews, Joe, 6

Matthews, Joe C., Jr., 4

McMahon, Brig. Gen. Leo, 16

McMahon, Gen., 16, 20, 22, 23

McMahon, Leo T., 4, 10

McMahon, Wilda, 20

Melberg, Frederick T., Jr., 20

Melbrandt, Reinhold E., 16, 23

Memorials, 4, 6

Miller, Elman, 4, 6, 20

Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Elman, 21

Mull, Kimberley, 20

Neuhof, 20

O'Brien, Pat, 14

Order Of The Golden Lion, 22

Oxford, 21

Pac, Pfc. Henry J., 16, 22

Rarick, Clay, 5

Rarick, Clayton, 20

Rarick, Clayton F., 4

Rossi, Louis P., Jr., 4

Rusmos, T/4 Delbert, 16, 23

Ryan, Lester W., 16, 23

Saucerman, Eugene, 20

Saucerman, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene, 21

Schieferstein, Mr. Fred, 6

Schutte, Phillip F., 4

Scranton, Bob, 16

Scranton, Robert L., 4

Shalhoub, John, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 16

Shallhoub, John, 19

Shaw, Harry R., Jr., 4

Shuman, Lou Anne & Eileen & Leona, 20

Skardon, A. W., Jr., 4

Smiley, Cpl. Jack, 23

Smiley, Jack, 16

Smith, Bill, 6

Smith, William F., 2, 4, 6

Smith, William F., Jr., 4, 10

Solecki, Emil & Ethel, 20

Solecki, Ethel & Emil, 17

St. Vith, 4, 18, 22

St. Vith, Belgium, 18

Stone, Donald, 13

Stutler, Col. Warren H., 6

Szucs, Cpl. Steve, 23

Szucs, Steve, 16

Trail, Adrienne & Husband Reed, 20

Vietnam, 8, 16, 23

Wakefield, 16

Walsh, Charlie & Daisey, 20

Weisser, Mr. & Mrs. Fred, 14

Wells, James E., 4

Wells, Jim, 4, 5, 22

Williams, Fred & Inez, 15

Witmer, Pfc. Harold, 20

Zawadsk, T/ Stanley A., 23

Zawadzk, T/5 Stanley A., 16

Zerilli, Nick, 4


 

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Index for: Vol. 24 No. 1, Aug, 1967

 


106th Div., 6, 11, 16, 18

106th Inf. Div., 2, 10, 18

106th Infantry Division Association, 2, 10, 11, 16, 18

422nd Inf., 10

424th Inf, 16

424th Inf. Regt., 16

591st FA, 23

591st FA BN, 16, 19, 23

806th Ord. Co., 6

Baker, William Clyde, 8

Balson, Jon, 20

Beals, John, 10

Beals, Mrs. Carol, 10

Belgium, 5, 18

Black, T. Wayne, 10

Bone, D. C., 16

Bone, Sgt., 23

Bonnello, Mike, 16

Bowman, Bryne, 20

Broth, Henry, 22

Brutis, Glenn J., 21

Brutus, Glenn, 15

Brutus, Mr. & Mrs. Glenn, 21

Bryant, Jack, 4, 14

Bryant, Jack & Emily, 8

Campbell, Janet, 14

Cavender, Col. Charles C., 22

Chase, Fred, 14

Clark, Robt. W., 23

Clarke, Robert W., 16

Cleendell, Pat, 16, 23

Co. K, 424th, 16

Coffey, Doug, 4, 5, 6, 19, 22

Coffey, Douglas S., 4, 6

Coffey, Douglass S., 22

Collins, Sherod, 2, 6, 8, 11

Davenport, Jack B., 16, 23

Davenport, Wendell, 16, 23

DeHeer, Dick, 16, 22

DeHeer, Marge, 14

DeHeer, Richard, 14

Devereux, James P. S., 22

Dietrich, Arlan, 22

Dolitsky, Martin M., 16

Dorosky, Alice & Tom, 17

Dorosky, Tom & Alice, 20

Dulebohn, Mrs. Anna, 20

Ellertan, Donald E., 16

Ellerten, Donald E., 23

Enlow, J. Russell, 4

Enlow, Mr. & Mrs. Russell, 21

Enlow, Russ, 5

Enlow, Russell, 15, 21

Everetts, Russell, 20

Eyler, John & Louise, 20

Fort Jackson, 16, 23

Fox, Tom & Mary, 20

Fritz, John, 15

Gallagher, John, 5, 18

Gallagher, John I., 18

Gilder, Bob, 15

Gilder, Robert A., 4

Grello, Thomas, 16, 23

Grosjean, Bob, 22

Gubow, Larry, 8

Guyanne, Anne, 20

Hatch, H. M., 4

Hatch, Jim, 12, 14

Herbert, Bernard, 21

Herbert, Mr. & Mrs. Bernard, 21

Hertzler, Walter L., 6

Holden, Mrs., 12

Holden, Robert, 2, 5, 6, 8

House, Pete, 4

Jackson, Ray, 16, 19

Jackson, Roy, 16, 22

Jansen, Herman A., 16, 23

Jones, Alan W., 4, 12

Jones, Gen. & Mrs., 16, 22

Jones, Gen. & Mrs. A. W., 1

Kemp, Raymond, 20

Kerlin, Dave, 20

Klinck, Col., 20

Klinck, Earl F., 20

Korea, 9, 12

Kurth, Raymond, 16, 23

Lainhart, Bud & Dimples, 12

Lainhart, Bud F., 10

Likins, Capt., 23

Likins, Capt. Bob, 22, 23

Likins, Capt. Robert, 16

Likins, Mrs., 22

Likins, Robert A., 16

Loveless, John, 2, 6, 14, 22

Loveless, John & Kay, 20

Loveless, John T., 2, 4

Loveless, John T., Jr, 2, 4

Loveless, John T., Jr., 2, 4

Malesky, Jim & Vi, 20

Maloney, Frank & Theresa, 20

Maloney, Theresa & Frank, 17

Manahan, Bill & Betty, 20

Matthews, Joe, 6

Matthews, Joe C., 4

McMahon, Brig. Gen. Leo, 16

McMahon, Gen., 16, 20, 22, 23

McMahon, L. T., 23

McMahon, Leo T., 4, 10

McMahon, Wilda, 20

Melberg, Frederick T., 20

Melbrandt, Reinhold E., 16, 23

Memorials, 4, 6

Miller, Elman, 4, 6, 21

Miller, Mr. & Mrs. Elman, 21

Mull, Kimberley, 20

Neuhof, 20

O'Brien, Pat, 14

Order Of The Golden Lion, 22

Oxford, 21

Pac, Henry J., 16, 23

Rarick, Clay, 5

Rarick, Clayton, 20

Rarick, Clayton F., 4

Rossi, Louis P., 4

Rusmos, Delbert, 16, 23

Ryan, Lester W., 16, 23

Saucerman, Eugene, 21

Saucerman, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene, 21

Schieferstein, Fred, 6

Schutte, Phillip F., 4

Scranton, Bob, 16

Scranton, Robert L., 4

Shalhoub, John, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 16

Shallhoub, John, 19

Shaw, Harry R., 4

Shuman, Lou Anne & Eileen & Leona, 20

Skardon, A. W., 4

Smiley, Jack, 16, 23

Smith, Bill, 6

Smith, William F., 2, 4, 6, 10

Solecki, Emil & Ethel, 20

Solecki, Ethel & Emil, 17

St. Vith, 4, 5, 18, 22

St. Vith, Belgium, 18

Stone, Donald, 13

Stutler, Warren H., 6

Szucs, Steve, 16, 23

Trail, Adrienne & Husband Reed, 20

Vietnam, 8, 16, 23

Wakefield, 16

Walsh, Charlie & Daisey, 20

Weisser, Mr. & Mrs. Fred, 14

Wells, James E., 4

Wells, Jim, 5, 22

Williams, Fred & Inez, 15

Witmer, Harold, 20

Zawadsk, Stanley A., 23

Zawadzk, Stanley A., 16

Zerilli, Nick, 5