VOL. 25, NO. 3, Feb., 1969




106th Infantry Division Association, Inc.

          President      William F. Smith

          Vice-President         Pete House

          Adjutant       Robert L. Scranton

          Treasurer      Sherod Collins, Jr.

          Chaplain       John Loveless

          Historian       Sherod Collins, Jr.

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           John R. Fritz

All editorial matter should be addressed to: John R. Fritz, 9271 Avon Belden Road, R.D. #3, Elyria, Ohio 44035

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

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



1968 - 1969

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

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

John T. Loveless, Jr. — 2549 Pickwich Rd., 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— Bus 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 Rd.. 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 29201

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

Robert Gilder — 6857 Stoney Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, Ohio 44035



          This will be the last issue of the Cub — before the St. Vith trip. For those attending I am sure it will be a most exciting time. I only regret Martha and I will be unable to be along with you. Time passes so quickly that it hardly seems a year since we took on the frightening task of putting out the "Cub". In all honesty, I must say it has been a year filled with many new experiences in the undertaking. Also a few disappointments crept in but we have enjoyed our work, and the overall cooperation from the membership has kept our spirits high and our hands busy. If the Board of Directors so desires we will be most happy to continue to be co-editors along with our good friends Bob and Jean Gilder for another year. It has been a genuine pleasure to serve this association and our best wishes go to you for a successful reunion and vacation in Europe. We look forward with a great deal of enthusiasm to seeing all in Davenport, Iowa in 1970.

Martha and John Fritz



          The family of the late General Alan Walter Jones wish to express sincere, appreciation for the many cards, telegrams, flowers, church prayers, mass cards, various donations, and many expressions of sympathy from the members of the 106th Division Association.

          To the Cub, our deep gratitude for the issue dedicated to the family and the beautiful articles written about General Jones. The presence in person and in thought of our 106th friends sustained us in our bereavement. Mrs. Alan Walter Jones; Colonel Alan Walter Jones Jr. and family; Colonel Ewald Arnold Vom Orde, USMC and family 2nd Lieutenant Alan Walter Jones III, VN.


          Walter Bandurak 219% North Maple Ave., Greensburg, Pa. 15601 sends us some bad news about a 106th member. James V. Malesky of 173 Craig Dr., Greensburg, passed away after a lingering illness. Jim was a lieutenant in Service Btry.; 592nd Field Artillery Bn.; and had attended many of the F A Battalion reunions at Hershey, Pa. on Labor Days with General McMahon and others.

          A little re-capping of the Editor and the Copy Boys families and their activities. John and Martha Fritz have four





children; Nannette a freshman at Eastern Kentucky College majoring in Education; Eric a Junior at Ridgeville High School, Gretchen an 8th grader at same school, and Joel a 2nd grader at St. Peter's School; John works in Lorain and Martha at the Bendix Westinghouse. Then the Gilder clan has Robert who is a fireman for the City and Jean who is a school bus driver - both have moonlight jobs. Bob works as a mechanic and Jean keeps house. They have 4 children - Marcia senior at Ohio University and Jim a junior at Bowling Green University - both Ohio schools and both majoring in education; Nancy a senior at Ridgeville School entering Bowling Green next semester and Greg a junior at Ridgeville.

          Congratulations and welcome to the following new members who have now joined our association.

          Geo. Bullard, James Clark, Bernard Cherry, Phil Fischer, Bert Hartzill, Robert Homan, Harold Kuizema, Lawrence Myers, Samuel R. Spagnola, Peter Stranko, William Thorn, Bernard Uebel, Edward Marcinski, Tony Massarotti, David Slayton, E. C. White, Geo. Murray, Nathan Roth and Harry Selis.

          We hope you enjoy our magazine and remcmber to cold us info to keep the CUB alive.



Please send us pictures and news items.



          Rev. Edward T. Boyle, 46 North Wolf Road, Northlake, Illinois 60164, 424 Hq. writes that, a parish 2,000 families keep him busy - we would believe that. Fellows; how about dropping a line about your families - activities and anything you think may be of interest to your fellow CUB members.

          James I. Clark, M.D. R.R. 1 Box 25D, Fennville, Michigan 49408

          Bert Hartzill, Sabil Supply Co., Summerville, Pa. 15864

          Phil Fischer, 16738 Saticoy St., - Apt. 1, Van Nuys, California 91406

          Robert Homan, 1211 Elida Street, Janesville, Wis. 53545, Co. D, 424th

          Roy E. Vorderstrasse, 12811 Belle-s/1 fontaine Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63138, W 424, Co. A

          Bernard Uebel, 21 Clarissa Dr., Hicksville, N.Y. 11801

          Oliver A. Lothrop Jr., 316 West Wind Road, Towson, Md., Co. "B", 423 Inf.

          Charles Reid, Richburg, South Carolina 29729, 423, A T Co. - captain

          William T. Thorn, 614 South Main St., Middletown, Ohio 45042, 422 Inf., is the vice president of General Wholesale Supply Co., wife Adele, president of company - daughter Sandra Welsh born January 29, 1945 while we were missing in action, and son William Thorn, senior at Miami University at Oxford, Ohio; currently entering in Honolulu, Hawaii with Haskins and Sells.

          J. B. Strickland, 3006 Milton Rd., Middletown, Ohio 45042, 424 Inf., K Co., wife Katherine and son Dan is in his second year of Dental school at Ohio State University - 2 more years to go.

          Samuel J. Spagnola, 9 Edgewood Rd., Morristown, New Jersey, Hq. 3rd. Btn., 422 Reg. Resident attorney for Prudential Ins. Co. in Newark, New Jersey, son Gary, will graduate from Kickinson Law School in June. Son Alan, attending New Jersey School of Medicine. Very active in Civic affairs. Good job - our country needs more people like you.

          Allen L. Lewith, 1062 South Mansfield Ave., Los Angeles 19, California. Allen issues an open invitation to anyone coming vacationing in the Los Angeles area, to stop in and call him and say hello. After an absence of almost 2 years, he is back in the construction business — glass, windows to the large tract apartments.

          Harry Hicks, New Haven, Kentucky 40051, Batry A, 590th Field Arty. - a postmaster at New Haven, Ky. and farm 175 acres of farm. Have 9 children -seven girls and 2 boys with the oldest boy in the Navy on aircraft carrier Independence. I would like to hear from some one from Btry. A, 590th, and Harry also requested the address of his Captain Edward L. Luzzie - which is as follows -for any Cub member interested, 5524 South Woodland Drive, Western Springs, Ill. 60668.

          Harold Kuizema, 2151 Griggs S. E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49056, Btry. B 589th F A Bn., own and operate a retail and hardware business; wife is Jessica and 4 daughters. Diane age 18, Ellen age 15, Carole age 11, and Joan last but not least 7 years of age.





1968 - 69


The Adjutant

106th Infantry Division Association

I want to join with the other fellows in supporting our Division Association by sending along my membership fees.

I enclose:

$5.00 for one year's regular membership

          $2.00 for my wife's Auxiliary membership

          additionally as a contribution to our memorial fund



City    State

Unit in 106th         

Here is current information about myself and my family:

          May we -request' that in addition to sending your own membership fees, you contact some former member of the Division, tell him how proud we are of our organization, and earnestly solicit his participation, financially and (very important- ly) personally.

          The Adjutant will cooperate in any way possible. To survive, the Association must have members!



106th Infantry Division Association

John R. Fritz, Editor

9271 Avon Belden Rd.

RD. #3, Elyria, Ohio 44035 Address Correction Requested





Permit #465

Elyria, Ohio




Index for: Vol. 25, No. 3, Feb., 1969


106th Infantry Division Association, 1, 2, 5

422nd Inf., 3

424th Inf., 3

592nd FA BN, 2

Bandurak, Walter, 2

Boyle, Rev. Edward T., 3

Bryant, Jack, 1

Bullard, Geo., 3

Cherry, Bernard, 3

Clark, James, 3

Clark, James I., 3

Coffey, Douglas S., 1

Collins, HistorianSherod, Jr., 1

Collins, Mr. Sherod, Jr., 1

Collins, Sherod, Jr., 1

Enlow, J. Russell, 1

Fischer, Phil, 3

Fritz, John & Martha, 2

Fritz, John R., 1, 5

Fritz, Martha & John, 2

Gilder, Bob & Jean, 2

Gilder, Robert, 1

Hartzill, Bert, 3

Hatch, H. M., 1

Hicks, Harry, 4

Homan, Robert, 3

House, Pete, 1

Jones, 2nd Lt. Alan Walter, 2

Jones, Alan W., 1

Jones, Gen., 2

Jones, Mrs. Alan Walter, 2

Jones, Mrs. Alys, 2

Kuizema, Harold, 3, 4

Lewith, Allen L., 3

Lothrop, Oliver A., 3

Loveless, John, 1

Loveless, John T., Jr., 1

Luzzie, Capt. Edward L., 4

Malesky, James V., 2

Marcinski, Edward, 3

Massarotti, Tony, 3

Matthews, Joe C., Jr., 1

McMahon, Gen., 2

McMahon, Leo T., 1

Miller, Elman, 1

Murray, Geo., 3

Myers, Lawrence, 3

Oxford, 3

Rarick, Clayton F., 1

Reid, Charles, 3

Rossi, Louis P., Jr., 1

Roth, Nathan, 3

Schutte, Phillip F., 1

Scranton, Robert L., 1

Selis, Harry, 3

Shalhoub, John, 1

Shaw, Harry R., Jr., 1

Skardon, A. W., Jr., 1

Slayton, David, 3

Smith, William F., 1

Smith, William F., Jr., 1

Spagnola, Samuel J., 3

Spagnola, Samuel R., 3

St. Vith, 1

Stranko, Peter, 3

Strickland, J. B., 3

Thorn, William, 3

Thorn, William T., 3

Uebel, Bernard, 3

Vom Orde, Col. Ewald Arnold, 2

Vorderstrasse, Roy E., 3

Wells, James E., 1

White, E. C., 3