The CUB

VOL. 28, NO. 4, Jul., 1972

 

 

President                        Robert A. Gilder

Vice-President                 Dr. George Bullard

Adjutant                         Robert L. Scranton

Treasurer                        Sherod Collins

Chaplain                         John T. Loveless, Jr.

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 .                                               John Gallagher

All editorial matter should be addressed to: John I. Gallagher

4003 Prances Street

Temple, Pa. 19560

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

Robert L Scranton

9441 Lee Road

Brighton, Mich. 48116

Auxiliary Dues $2.00 per year.

 

MANY THANKS

          I am grateful to all of you who brought me comfort through your prayers, cards, and flowers during my recent hospital tour.

          The friendships of our association are a treasured possession.

May I share a few comments of advice I received:

1. Get regular health check-ups.

2. Obey doctor instruction (as soldiers we should understand the importance of obeying a command).

3. Control weight.

4. Stop smoking.

5. Proper exercise.

6. Slow down — remember we are middle ace and beyond and must learn to live accordingly.

7. Prevent tension.

8. Learn to enjoy the beauty of life as God meant life to be for man. Again, I offer you my thanks and am grateful to be able to report I am feeling

Your Editor

 

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Sorry Cub is late, please help Convention Committee by mailing now the reservation for hotel and reunion.

 

106th CHAPLIN

JOHN T. LOVELESS, JR.

MEMORIAL DAY 1972

0, Lord of life, where'er they be, Safe in thine own eternity, Our dead are living unto Thee.

FLAG DAY 1972

Oh, thus be it ever when free men shall stand

Between their loved home and the war's desolation:

Blest with victo'ry and peace, may the heav'n rescued land

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.

Then conquor we must, when our cause. it is just, And this be our motto, "In God is our trust".

And the star-spangled banner in triumph' shall wave

While the land of the free is the home of the brave!

 

4th OF JULY 1972

Hail, Columbia, happy land!

Hail, ye heroes, heav'n born band!

Who fought and bled in freedom's cause. And when the storm of war was gone, Enjoyed the peace your valor won;

Let Independence be your boast, Ever mindful what it cost, Ever grateful for the prize, Let its altar reach the skies.

Firm, united let us be, Rallying round our liberty, As a band of brothers joined, Peace and safety we shall find.

"The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens! —Psalms 113:4

John T. Loveless, Jr.

 

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BAG LUNCH

(Memorial to Maj. Gen. Alan W. Jones)

1894 - 1969

Middletown, Penna. 14 May 1972

          When the last issue of the CUB (Vol. 28 No. 3, Apr.-May-June 1972) was being printed its hard working, efficient and beloved Editor, John Gallagher, was very ill in the Intensive Care Unit of Reading, Pa. General Hospital. Thank God he came through that, is recovering and may be able to help with this issue. Seven months after my automobile accident I still wear a cast on my right arm. I have been sweating out a possible bone graft operation. However the X-ray taken on 11 April revealed that talcum was forming nicely and operation would not be necessary. To celebrate Wilda and I departed from New York City on 17 April for an 11 day cruise to the Caribbean on Holland America S.S. Statendam with 6 stops at various islands. It was a great vacation for both of us after nearly a year of my broken arms.

          Last Thursday. 11 April, we drove to Chevy Chase, Md., to visit Colonel and Mrs. Malin Craig. He was my Executive in Divartv in WW2. While there we drove into Washington. D.C. to visit Mrs. Alys Jones, the widow of our deceased Division Commander. We found her in good health and spirits. Her son. Colonel Alan W. Jones, Jr., and his wife who are on duty in Holland, recently visited her in Washington.

While visited Colonel Craig, I had the personal pleasure of meeting for the first time, the distinguished military writer, Colonel R. Ernest Dupuy, USA Ret. He is known to us as the writer of ST. VITH — LION IN THE WAY — The 106th Infantry, Division in World War II.

          We spent an interesting time discussing. some of the events in our history. I would like to recall to you Colonel Dupuy's dedication of our Division History:

TO THE GOLDEN LIONS AMERICAN SOLDIERS WHOSE RAW *COURAGE AND STOUT HEARTS CONQUERED ECLIPSE.

          In the breakdown of our membership in the last issue of the CUB I was pleased to note an increase in each of the four battalions of Divarty.

          The close-up view of the swimming pool at the Jacksonville, Florida Hilton on the front page of the last CUB makes a very appealing "come on" for our 1972 Convention there — 20 - 23 July. Pete House has outlined an attractive schedule in his 1972 convention Highlights, as well as listing interesting side trips. For you in the East, who plan to drive to Jacksonville, the following information I received from a retired General Officer who lives near Philadelphia and made the trip in March, may be helpful: "By car its practically a thousand miles each way and the driving is excellent —and fast, with By-passes for Baltimore, Washington and Richmond. Though, there are stretches of 1-95 not vet completed the detours are on Route 301 with few lights, etc."

          However you plan to get to Jacksonville we look forward to meeting you there.

Leo T. McMahon

 

LETTERS TO EDITOR

Dear John, You might be interested to know what keeps the House family busy in "lazy, sunny" Florida. Well as you perhaps know Pete Sr. is a Boy Scout Master and Neighborhood Commissioner. This means that he goes camping over a long weekend every month, in addition to various Scouter training sessions and troop meetings. Oh, yes, he also teaches Instructional Techniques class for the Jacksonville Power Squadron. Sometimes he even works for a living.

          Joanne was on the PTA County Council and Secretary of a local unit. She was just elected president of the Duval County Council of PTAs, representing 110 local PTA units, and just gat back from the National PTA Convention in New York. She is getting ready to Hostess the State PTA Convention here in Jacksonville in November.

          Pete Jr.? Well he plays Clarinet in the Douglas Anderson 7th Grade Center band. He also plays the Organ In Scouts

 

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he is patrol leader of the Flaming Arrow Patrol of Troop 263 and has just about completed requirements for Star rank. Dad and son will take the troop long term camping the end of June and Pete is enrolled in Ft. Caroline Junior High Summer Band.

          Pete Sr. and Joanne spent a week in California in February for top sales in the nation for 3M Company Visual Products. Perhaps the most memorable part of the trip was having the penthouse reserved in the Delta 747 from Los Angeles to Atlanta. NOW that has to be living. Imagine having a private stewardess in your own penthouse on a 747 Jetliner! Of course the grass keeps growing all winter and has to be mowed and watered. Conventions and schools to attend. Then there were the pleasant surprises when Sherod and Cora Collins and John and Frances Early visited in Jacksonville.

 

Dear Bob:

Enclosed $5.00 for my dues to the 106th Infantry Division Association: Harrison C. Tissot

Co. "C" 422nd Inf.

For those who were acquainted with Co. "C" Supply Sargent Williamson, will be sorry of hearing of his passing at his home in Macon. Ga. Per information recd from Sgt. Shine Lee. I also have a patch if someone is looking for one.

Harrison

 

Vielsalm, Belgium May 27, 1972

Dear John,

          I have just attended very impressive ceremonies at Henri-Chapell for Memorial Day. Doctor Delaval placed a wreath for the 7th Armored Division. He is one of their honorary members performing, the same tasks as he does for the 106th in St. Vith each year.

          I have spent the morning finalizing the plans for the student of the College Patronee to come to America as guest of the 106th. There are still a few problems but nothing insurmountable. He needs a passport and a visa to come to the states and as St. Vith is only a small town everything must be done in Brussels.

I am enclosing a photo of our student. He will fit in with our youth in America. His name is Alfour Paquet and he comes from a little town near St. Vith called Aldingen. At the moment he is a bit timid but that will change. He is 19 years old.

 

I am also enclosing a photo of our student Onnie of Spa together with former Mayor Pip and Mr. Pankert, the Director of the College. They were my guests for dinner.

 

Doug

 

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Dear Mr. Scranton,

          About 2 years ago we stop to visit with Bob De St. Aubin in Clarender Hills, Chicago on our vacation. He showed my husband a copy of your news bulletin, The Cub. Well my husband was in the same Co. 106 Infantry with Bob. He enjoyed reading the bulletin. Thought I'd surprise him and enlist him in receiving it. Maybe we can get to one of the reunions sometime. There's one fellow I knew he like the address of if possible and that’s Robert Romeo. He was from New York when he entered the service. If you have it would you please send it to us. Lost tract of him and he was our best man at wedding at Camp Atterbury Indiana.

Can anyone help?

Mrs. Albert Winterfield

 

Dear Mr. Coffey:

          At last we have received the photo showing the memorial with the new emblem which was fitted some time ago; and we apologize for having kept you waiting so long.        We include the photo in this letter.

          Our students are quite busy preparing for the examination which will enable one of them to follow your kind invitation to the U.S. This exam will take place on May 17th and we shall tell you the name of the lucky one immediately afterwards.

          The test to be passed by the students consists in questions about the history, the geography and general problems of the U.S.A. The most successful candidate, after being informed that he is the lucky one, will have to give a lecture on the history of the 106th Division. Indeed, we think this will be important for the stay in your country as a guest of your association.

          We'd be much obliged to you if you could inform us as quickly as possible about all the formalities to be executed by us. How long will it take us to apply for visa, or will you do this in our place? What about vaccination and against. what diseases? Could you inform us about the exact time of departure from Luxemburg, about the airways and flight number as well as about the addresses of the host families and the time of stay with the families concerned? The student will be ready for departure from July 1st on.

          I thank you very much for everything you have done and you will still do in this matter. I close with the best wishes for yourself and your association.

Sincerely yours

J. Pankert, director

 

Dear John:

          My Dad, Leo J. Poisson (Fisher), was a member of the 106th Division Association for many years until recent poor health did not allow him to do many of the things he treasured most.

          His friends and fellow Prisoners of War will want to know that he passed away 25 April 1972 after four and one-half years of disability due to a massive coronary thrombosis. He always looked with great pride in being a "Golden Cub" and his family too was proud that at age 37 he answered the call of his country in 1942. Dad was a member of Company I, 422d Infantry Regiment and was one of four members of the Division from my home town of Barre, Vermont who were captured in December 1944. The others were Pini Malnati, Eto Pena, and Tulio Zampieri. All were at his funeral together with the Pollock from New Britian, Frank Pac.

          It was always a desire of his to someday make a reunion. I sincerely hope that the 1972 Convention is a great success. Anyone who is a living Veteran of the 106th deserves a good time.

Respectfully, Robert J. Fisher

LTC, U.S. Army

Professor of Military Science

 

HEALTH BULLETIN

Clayt Rarick recently broke a bone in his foot and now has it in a cast. He is concerned if it will be removed in time for him to be in Jacksonville. We are rooting for Clayt to make it, he never missed a reunion.

 

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UP-DATE

          DR. & MRS. GEORGE OSBORNE, 423 Inf., 3rd Bn. Surgeon (331st) Medical Detachment, 1042 Ovington Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32216. He currently is with the V.A. Outpatient Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. He is married 35 years to Ethel and they have 4 sons. His hobbies are hunting big game and fishing.

          GEORGE F. PHILLIPS, Div. Hq., 37 Linden Place, Uniontown, Pa. 15401. I am with the North Fayette Area Vocational Technical School. We have planned and built the school over the past 20 months. It will open September 1972.

          COL. JEWELL K. WATT, Div. Hq. (IG), RFD 1, Tecumseh, Kansas 66542. I have been in Public School administration since retirement from the Army in 1959. My school retirement was effective last spring, but I was called back to fill in for an incapacitated principal at Auburn Jr. High School, Topeka. Kansas. My wife passed away 17 Nov. 1970.

          DR. J. G. (‘ROD’) RODRIGUEZ, Co. C. 422 Inf. Reg., 1550 Beacon Hill Rd., Lexington, Ky. 40504. Went to Europe last summer and went as far east as Poland. Warsaw is still being rebuilt. While there, I visited Auschwitz-Birkenau. the Nazi exterminction Camp. Thousands of Eastern Europeans visit the memorial every day.

          ALFRED J. GERICKE, JR., "D" 423d Inf.. 3744 Granger Rd., Medina, Ohio 44256. On 31 May 1971, I completed more than 26 years of Active Reserve and National Guard Service. Reverting to USAR Status after being asst. G-2 State Staff Ohio Army National Guard in the grade of Major.

          CHARLES J. SWIDER(SWIDERSKI) Division Hqs. (C/S) then under Col. E. W. Baker. 1901 Red Coach Rd., Allison Park. Pa. 15101. He is married to Helen. Gregory Swiderski, son — to be ordained R.C. Priest May 6, 1972. (St. Francis College, Loretta, Pa.). Charles, Jr. (Youngest son) attending Alliance Collegn—Cambridge Springs, Pa. Lorinne (daughter) comp. grog. — U.S. Steel.

          DOMINICK A SPINA, SR. MP Platoon, 388 Highland Ave., Newaric, N.J. 07104. Am a deputy chief Newark Police Dept. He has 2 sons going to Fairleigh Dickinson University.

          HOWARD BRADY, Box 253, Waynesboro, Tenn. 38485. I am a Steamfitter for TVA. Have one daughter who is married and two grandchildren. My wife teaches 1st grade in Waynesboro. We have never attended Reunion but would like very much to attend one.

          JOHN W. HOWARD, 591st Service Battery, 920 South 76 St., West Allis, Wisconsin 53214. He is married and has one daughter. He is Capt. of Police, West Allis, Wisconsin.

          CLIFFORD E. PERRAS, 424th Inf. H Co., Nadeau. Med. 49863. He has two boys in college. Jam still manager of the U.P. State Fair at Esconofa, Mich. with the Dept. of Agr.

          NATHAN D. WARD, 81st Engrs., 2570 Wood Hill Circle, East Point, Georgia 30344. I'm still working Civil Service at Fort McPherson. Ga. Martha also works there. Greg is still at the University of North Carolina. He had a good year at school and in football the past season. He will go back this fall for one semester and play football. He plans to go to law school but we are not sure where he will go at this time.

          A. B. FLEMMONS. 591st F.A.B., B Battery 106 Dv., 205 Eureka Street, Batesville, Mississippi 38606. I arrived home from Germany in Sept. 1945 on Dec. 1 of the same year I married Dorothy Griffin. On Feb. 16, 1947 our one and only son was born which we named Danny Ray Flemmons. We have one granddaughter, one and half years old. My wife and I are the owners of Dottie's Restaurant here in Batesville. P.S. If you are ever this way, come by and have one of the Best Home Cooked Meals you have ever eaten.

          CHARLES R. LEWIS, DAO - 806 Ord. Co. 16 Court Street, Brooklyn. N.Y. 11241. I am still practicing law. My son, Michael enters law school in September.

          GENE L. MILLER, B Batry. 592 Fa. Bn., 4335 Parkmead Drive, Seabrook,,

 

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Texas 77586. My wife and I live in Houston, Texas. I work for Shell Chemical. Was transferred here 1 year ago from Long Beach, Calif. I would like to know if there are any other members of the association from B Baty. 592 F.A. other than myself and Bob Leswing.

          ELMER F. LANGE, Co. H-422 Inf., Apt. 210-B, 1600 So. Joy. St., Arlington, Va. 22202. On 10 Jan 1972 I was appointed Deputy Associate Director-ACTION. SCORE/ACE, by Joseph Blatchford the Director of ACTION, and I am now stationed at 806 Conn. Ave. NM., Washington, D.C. 20525. ACTION is a separate agency of the Federal Govt. that brings the Volunteer Programs, under one department. These include: the Peace Corps, VISTA, Older Americans Programs, and SCORE/ACE.

SCORE/ACE stands for Service Corps of Retired Executives, and ACE is the Active Corp of Executives. There are over 173 SCORE Chapters in the United States with over 4,000 members whose prime objective is to Council Small Business Men who may be having problems in making a profit. Such as working with them on accounting practices, merchanclisinv, and many other similar problems that they may have. The main thin., is that these Retired Mep and Women do this for no fees, it is a Free service. They do it because they want to do it. Should any members of the Assn. desire this service they can drop Ft note to "ACTION", 806 Conn. Ave. N.W., Washinvton. D.C. 20525. and the staff in my office will do everything that we can to rive assistance.

 

C. L. LINDSEY, 424 Inf. Rev. H. Co., R. 1. Box 319, Waco, Texas 76710. I am a dairy farmer. I hove two children. Joe the boy and his wife live in Dallas. Teens. he is a Talesman. Mony Kay, the daughter and her husbapd in Waco. Texas he works for Word Record. Have one grand son, one grand daughter.

          TONY MASSAROTTI. 222 Inf. Rea. 1003 Nevada Ave.. Trinidad, Colo. 81082. My wife Marie Adele and I have 3 children. Joanna. Martin and Christopher. I am a Market Manager for Safeway Stores Inc. I joined the 106th after the Bulge.

I would like to hear from any of my old buddies.

          DAVID B. SLAYTON, Co. "A", 422nd. Inf., 648 Terrylynn Pl., Long Beach, Calif. 90807. He is vice president and gen. mgr. of Dilday Family Funeral Directors, Long Beach, Calif. My wife Dorothy and I have 5 children. Would be interested in hearing if there is a So. Calif. Organization. Also would like to know if anyone knows of Gordon E. Taylor with whom I was stationed at Amherst College before 106th. He was in Cannon or Antitank, 423rd or 424th. Originally from Richmond, Ind.

          B. GENERAL FRANCIS A. WOOLFLEY, Headquarters, 106th Infantry Division, 932 Solomon Place, New Orleans, Louisiana 70119. Although my combat service was with another division, it was my privilege to be the last commander of the Golden Lions. Since my retirement, Rosalie and I have made New Orleans our home. We hope some day to attend a reunion of the 106th.

          FRANCIS P. CONROY (PAT), 590th FA Bn., 9780 Scottmiil Road, Jacksonville, Fla. 32217. Lawyer: Marks Gray Conroy & Gibbs; General Civil Practice, Jax, Fla. Married wife Wanda; have 7 children, 2 of whom are married, 3 grand children; 5 children still in college; 4 finish undergraduate or graduate work this year and the youngest enters college in the fall.

Wanda and I enjoy life, work hard, play golf, do a little boating, send the children to college and borrow money to make up the deposit.

          WALTER S. GLENNEY, 235 Carol Ann Dr., San Antonio, Texas 78223. Walter is retiring from U.S. Civil Service (U.S. Air Force) on 11 March, 1972.

          CHARLES B. REID, Capt. 423rd Anti-Tank Co., P.O. Box 56, Richburg, S.C. 29729. Distist Director A.S.C.S. (U.S.D. A.) Am still farming and operating Seed. Co. Beth is still teaching. Rebecca is married and has 1 son. Ann finishes Columbia College in May. Vlansto got married on May 14th.

GLENN WILBUR. WARNER, 81st Engineers (C Co.), 2519 - 15th Avenue,,

 

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Maline, Illinois 61265. I own and operate a Mobil Service Station. My wife and I have 6 children (all girls). The oldest is 16 and the youngest is 6. I'm 49 yrs. old. My hobby right now is bowling.

 

LETTER TO EDITOR

Lowell, Ind. Mar. 5, 1972

Dear John;

          Just a few lines to let you know that my plan to write to all the fellows in my old battery is working. As of today I have thirty good addresses, received three more while I was in the hospital & am working on more and that is why I am writing to you as I could use some help. If you would put the list of names of the fellows I am looking for maybe some of our buddies of the 106th will look in their phone books and help me find some of these fellows. I have a list of nineteen men with their last known addresses and it could be that they have moved a few miles b-cyn, this address and I could use all the help I can get. I have interested some of the men I have contacted so far to come to the reunions and I hope to get more. Will write more later.

As Ever

Jack Schlesser P.S. I didn't receive the last issue of the Cub.

 

LOST

Howard Kris, Madras Oregon.

William J. Hartley, 9715 E. 68 Terrace, Kansas City, Mo.

Robert R. Gray, 109 Swanee Ave., Spartanburg, S.C.

Joseph A. Demers, 642 Silver St., Manchester, N.H.

Isem D. Bodine, Rt. 2, Vernon, Texas.

Jessie J. Cox, Rt. 2, Goldsbore, N.C.

Bernard Meyers, 73 Hegeman Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Stephan Shirger, 669 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret, N.J.

Irving S. Herzfeld, 3078 34th St., Asteria, L.I. No. 3, N.Y.

Ernest H. Pafford, 6 Rock Hill Ave., Portsmouth, N.H.

Theodore Tuomi, Box 35, Trenar4, Michigan

Louis E. Campbell, Rt. No. 1, Box 73, Sandiges, Va. Amherst Co.

William E. Hutchinson, 114 W. Broadway, Fulton, N.Y.

W. A. Avery, 1169 Hibbard Ave., Detroit 14, Mich.

Grafton Copeland, 7237 Armington Ave., Bethesda, Md.

R. W. Palmer, 24 Packard Ave., Greenville, Pa.

Devard Russell, Box 121, Dixiana, Alabama.

Frank Constantino, 3522 104th St., Corona 68 Long Island, N.Y.

William J. Kirby, Rt. 6 Isabelle Rd., Midland, Mich.

 

JUST FOR TODAY

          Just for today I will live one day only, forgetting yesterday and tomorrow, and not trying to solve the whole problem of life at once.

Just for today I will be unafraid of life. and of death; unafraid to enjoy the beautiful and to be happy. Lincoln said that people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

          Just for today I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to make everything over to suit me. If I cannot have what I like, I will try to like what I have. Just for today I will be agreeable, cheerful, charitable, do my best, praise people for what they do, not criticize them for what they cannot do, and if I find fault, I will forgive it and forget it. I will not try to regulate anybody except myself.

Just for today I will have a plan, I may not follow it exactly, but I will have one. It will save me from worry, hurry and indecision.

Just for today I will get people off my nerves and not get on theirs. I will appreciate them for what they do and what they are.

Just for today I will not show it if my feelings are hurt.

Just for today I will find a little time for quiet, to relax, and to realize what life is and can be, time to think about

 

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God, and get a better perspective of myself.

Just for today I will look at life with fresh eyes and discover the wonder of it; I will know that as I give to the world so the world will to me.

Jack Schlesser Lowell, Ind.

 

SIDE TRIPS AT CONVENTION

SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

160 miles north of Jacksonville on US 17. Founded by Gen. Oglethorpe in 1773 Savannah was the former capitol of Georgia and the downtown section retains much of the colonial charm. Among the many historical sights is the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low who founded the Girl Scouts. For those of you who attended the two previous conventions here or were assigned to nearby Ft. Stewart, the Army has trained most of the chopper pilots here at Hunter Army Airforce Field.

 

STEPHEN FOSTER MEMORIAL

70 miles west of Jacksonville just off Interstates 75 and 10 (on the main travel route from the midwest) This is a state park located on the beautiful Suwanee River. Of interest is a ride on the Belle of Suwannee, museum, and Carillon Tower.

 

106th CONVENTION 72

What is in store for you at 106th Convention 72 in vacationland Florida? Actually it looks like early history the easy way. Thursday Night will be strictly informal hospitality and the showing of slides and films. The Board of Directors meets Friday Morning. Friday afternoon the busses take us to St. Augustine with a tour of the famous Spanish Fort Castillo de San Marcos and ride through the city. Then a walking tour of the old shops and buildings and dinner on your own in one of the many quaint restaurants. In the evening your bus will take you to the amphitheatre to see early St. Augustine history in "Cross and Sword."

          Saturday morning the men will have their general meeting followed by the

board of directors. At the same time the women will have a surprise function. In the afternoon we will visit the site of Ft. Caroline established by the French Huguenots to counteract the Spanish influence in the New World. Then on to May-port Naval Air Station. Mayport Naval Station is a major aircraft carrier base and if any ships are in port we will probably go aboard. Luncheon is planned at one of the navy clubs facing the Atlantic Ocean. The Memorial service is at the base Chapel, then back to downtown Jacksonville and the Hilton.

Cocktails start at 7 p.m. with dinner at 8 p.m. followed by entertainment. Unless you plan and have made reservations for the central part of the state the best way to see Disney World is stay in Jacksonville an extra night and take our package tour of Disney World on Sunday.

 

SPECIAL DISNEY WORLD TOUR

See fabulous Disney World as part of your 106th Convention 72. With upwards of 15,000 families a day touring Disney World, motel rooms have become hard to find and premium priced in the Orlando area. Your convention committee has arranged for a special one day Greyhound Tour Sunday, July 23rd. The bus will leave Jacksonville around 8 a.m. and return at 11 p.m. This will enable you to spend the full day in the world's most exciting fun spot and return to your same motel room. For one price you will get all transportation, reduced admission to the Theme Park, tickets to 9 attractions and return trip to -Jacksonville. The total package deal is $19.60 per adult, junior (12 - 17) $19.05, and child (3 - 11) $11.70.

If more than 20 adults sign up we will have our own bus plus a reduced rate. This is a good opportunity for those with limited time, or don't want to get involved in the inevitable traffic jams around Orlando.

For those of you who have not been in the central Florida area in July a word of caution — it does get hot and it can rain — so have a head covering of some kind and wear comfortable and cool clothing and foot gear. Also, keep Florida green — bring money.

 

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UNOFFICIALLY SPEAKING

Reprint from "Soldiers"

 

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ADDITIONAL NAMES TO ADD TO ROSTER

Loren E. Souers      Hq. Slat. Engr. 1200 Harter Bank Bldg. Canton, Ohia 44702

J. C. Morrissey       590th FA. 4802 Eldorado Lane Madison, Wisc. 53716

J. S. White   F 423 1501 Ryan  Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. 49783

Ralph J. Murphy    L 424 2031 S.E. 14th Lane Ocala, Fla. 32670

Thomas M. Lowery III        H 423 504 S. Ingraham Ave. Lakeland, Fla. 33801

Clifford E. Perras    H 424 Nadeau, Mich. 49863

Marvin H. Rusch    Div. Hq. 10830 W. Courtland Ave. Milwaukee, Wisc. 53225

John W. Howard     591st F.A. 920 So. 76th St. West Allis, Wisc. 53214

Arthur A. Hulkomn 589th Co. Box 66 Kaleva, Mich. 49645

Nathan D. Ward     81st Engr. 2570 Wood Hill Circle East Point, Ga. 30344

Richard R. Robinson        CN 424 1314 Roberta Ct. Howell, Mich. 48843

A. B. Flemmons     591st B 205 Eureka St. Batesville, Miss. 38606

Dr. Geo. Osborne    Bn. Surgeon 1042 Ovington Rd.  3rd Bn 423 Jacksonville, Fla. 32216 & 331 Medics

Joseph P. Bahian 66 Polk St. Bridgeport, Conn. 06606

G. F. Slater  AT 423 221 Lawndale Dr. Munster, hid. 46321

Lester S. Smyth      Divarty 505 Chadwick Rd. Timonium, Md. 21093

Peter Nechuy  Rg. Hq. 423 4 Goldsboro, Md. 21636

Robert E. Kelly       Sv. 423 4388 Barchester Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 48013

Walter S. Glenney   DHQ Exec. 424th 235 Carol Ann Dr. San Antonio, Texas 78223

Leonard A. Younts  Sv. 589th 18621 Ray Riverview, Mich. 48192

Theodore Lada       L 424th 1044 Liberty Lincoln Park, Mich. 48146

Rollin L. Twining    106 CIC & 19 Lennox Dr.  3rd Bn. 424 Binghamton, N.Y. 13903

Charles R. Lewis    806 Ord. DAO

16 Court St. Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201

Mrs. Wm. T. Manahan Assoc. Member Box 311

Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. 17214

Gene L. Miller        B 592nd 4335 Parkmead Dr. Seabrook, Texas 77586

Elmer F. Lange       H 422 1600 So. Joyce St. Apt. 210 B

Arlington, Va. 22202

C. L. Lindsay H 424 Rte. 1, Box 319 Waco, Texas 76710

John J. Scalissi      H 424 1706 Regent St. Madison, Wisc. 53705

 

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Tony Massarotti 1003 Nevada Ave. Trinidad, Colo. 81082

David Slayton        A 422 648 Terrylynn Pl. Long Beach, Calif. 90807

Wm. Lucsay B 423 12612 S. Moody Ave. Palos Hts., Ill. 60463

Gen. Francis A. Wolfley     DHQ 932 Solomon Pl. New Orleans, La. 70119

Francis P. Conroy   C 590th 9780 Scott Mill Rd. Jacksonville, Fla. 32217

Russell H. Villwock 106th Signal 6908 W. Higgins Ave. Chicago, Ill. 60656

Rev. Dr. Ronald A. Mosley Chap. 20 Mauslerines., Box 25    Divarty

Pptite River, Lurenberg Co.         & 424 Nova Scotia, Canada

Dr. Irwin Neigus     331st Medics -1705 Caton Ave. Brooklyn, N.Y. 11226

Bernard Uebel        B 422 21 Clarissa Dr. Hicksville, N.Y. 11801

Chas. J. Swider      DHQ - . 1901 Red Coach Rd. Allison Park, Pa. 15101

D. A. Spina, Sr.      M.P. 388 Highland Ave. Newark, N.J. 07104

Alan. J. Shoenfeld  Hq. 423rd 480 Mark Lane Wantagh, N.Y. 11793

Thomas G. Manager         A 590, C 592 309 Addison Rd. Glastonbury, Conn. 06033

Lee B. Taylor K 424 P.O. Box 16 Anderson, S.C. 29621

Howard Brady.       590th Box 253 Waynesboro, Tenn. 38485

Arthur H. Heffernan         H 424 164 Liberty Pontiac, Mich. 48053

Thomas F. Scurry   Hq. 3rd BN 424 222 King Charles Rd. Columbia, S.C. 29209

Alfred Gericke, Jr.  D 423 3744 Granger Rd. Medina, Ohio 44256

Vance S. Jennings  106th Sign. P.O. Box 16155 Temple Terrace, Fla. 33617

Dr. J. G. Rodrignez C 422 1550 Beacon Hill Rd. Lexington, Ky. 40504

Edward L. Luzzie    590th 5524 S. Woodland Dr. Western Springs, III. 605 58

Walter M. Snyder    A 589th 2901 Dunmore Rd.

George F. Phillips 37 Linden Place Dundalk, Md. 21222       DHQ  ,  Uniontown, Pa. 15401

A 81st Engr.

Lewis Praznik 24920 Midland St. Detroit, Mich. 48239

Joseph Litvin         D 423 1959 W. 185th Torrance, Calif. 90504

Col. Jewell K. Watt Div. Hq. RFD No. 1 Tecumseh, Kansas 66542

Louis J. Vincent     A 424th 81 2133 Center St. Stevens Point, Wisc. 544

Dr. James N. Yamazaki 6540 Forbes Ave. Van Nuys, Calif. 91406

Edward J. Smith    M 423rd R.D. 2 Parish, N.Y. 13131

John R. Fritz Hq. 424 9271 Avon Belden Rd. Elyria, Ohio 44035

L. S. Letellier, Jr.    C 81st Engr. 1166 Catalina Rd. E Jacksonville, Fla. 32216

Bernard Mayrsohn CN 423 11 Sparrow Circle White Plains, N.Y. 10605

Chas B. Reid AT 423 P.O. Box 56 Richburg, S.C. 29729

Herbert B. Livesay, Jr.      DHQ RFD 1 Teatown Rd. Croton-on.-Hudson, N.Y. 10520

Raymond J. Reed   ON 423 2165 Morris Ave. Union, N.J. 07083

George K. Zak        D & M 422 2214 Boeger Ave. Westchester, III. 60153

John P. Fleming     Hq. 2nd Bn. 424 676 Park Ave. E. Orange, N.J. 07017

Glenn W. Warner    C 81st Engr. 2519-15th Ave. Moline, Ill. 61265

Albert Winterfield   CN 424 961 Clintonville Rd. Wallingford, Conn. 06492

 

 

DEC. 16th DINNER

MARYLAND GROUP

 

Note: Names of Bunny and Oliver Lothrop were not included in original report of those attending.

MEMBERSHIP

Bob Scranton reports 275 members for 1971-72 including Associate and Ladies Auxiliary.

Dues are now being accepted for 197273 year.

Please forward $5.00 dues, $2.00 Ladies Auxiliary and Memorial contributions to

Robert L. Scranton

9441 Lee Road

Brighton, Michigan 48116

 

BACK FROM COMBAT

The late, famed World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle said it for all time when he chronicled the feelings of men returning from combat in 1944. The universals he expresses here are echoed today as troops return from service in Vietnam.—Editor.

          It will seem odd when, at some given hour, the shooting stops and everything suddenly changes again. It will be odd to drive down an unknown road without that little knot of fear in your stomach; odd not to listen with animal-like alertness for the meaning of every distant sound: odd to have your spirit released from the perpetual weight that is compounded of fear and death and dirt and noiqe and anguish.

          The end of the war will be a gigantic relief, but it cannot be a matter of hilarity for most of us. Somehow it would seem sacrilegious to sing and dance when the great day comes—there are so many who can never sing and dance again. For some of us the war has already gone on too long. Our feelings have been wrung and drained; they cringe from the effort of coming alive again. Even the approach of the end seems to have brought little inner elation. It has brought only a tired sense of relief.

          I do not pretend that my own feeling is the spirit of our armies. If it were, we probably would not have had the power to win. Most men are stronger. Our soldiers still can hate, or glorify, or be glad, with true emotion. For them death has a pang, and victory a sweet scent. But for

 

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me war has become a flat, black depression without highlights, a revulsion of the mind and an exhaustion of the spirit.

          The end of one war is a great fetter broken from around our lives. . . Our next few months at home will be torn between the new spiritual freedom of half peace and the old grinding blur of half war. It will be a confusing period for us.

          Thousands of our men will soon be returning to you. They have been gone a lone time and they have seen and done and felt things you cannot know. They will he changed. They will have to learn how to adjust themselves to peace.

          Last night we had a violent electrical storm around our countryside. The storm was half over before we realized that the flashes and the crashing around us were not artillery but plain old-fashioned thunder and lightning. It will be odd to hear only thunder again. You must remember, that such little things as that are in our souls, and will take time.

          And all of us together will have to learn how to reassemble our broken world into a pattern so firm and so fair that . another great war cannot soon be possible. To tell the simple truth, most of us. . . don't pretend to know the right answer. Submersion in war does not necessarily quality a man to be the master of peace. All we can do is fumble and try once more—try out of the mem" try of our anguish—and be as tolerant with each other as we can.

Reprinted from Soldiers U.S. Army Magazine.

The years have not dulled our memory of that long awaited day. We pray that day is at hand for our troops in Vietnam.

Editor

 

SOLDIERS

IT'S DOUBTFUL if Betsy Ross designed the first American flag.

Nor do historians agree when the U.S. flag was first displayed.

          Some early American flags had six or eight-point stars.

          The Continental Army did not fly the Stars and Stripes during the Revolutionary War.

The famous Iwo Jima flag-raising photo of World War II actually shows the second American flag raised on Mount Suribachi that day.

          Those are only a few of many little-known facts about the Stars and Stripes, our nearly 200-year-old national banner.

Old Glory's origin may be clouded but its role in American history is clear. Over the years it has served as a symbol of hope through crisis, unity from division and freedom amidst dissent.

Historically, several American flags are particularly notable.

One of the most memorable flew over the Capitol in DC on December 7, 1941 when Pearl Harbor was attacked. This some flag was raised again on December 8 when war was declared on Japan and 3 days later when the U.S. declared war on Germany and Italy. President Roosevelt carried that flag to the Casablanca Conference and it also flew from the mast of the USS Missouri during the formal Japanese surrender on September 2, 1945.

Another historic flag flew over Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 and also rippled above the United Nations Charter meeting- in San Francisco and over the Big Three Conference at Potsdam. The same flag flew over the White House on August 14, 1945 when the Japanese accepted surrender terms.

Only a ragged piece of red and white hunting remains today of the flag that flew over Corregidor during World War II. Before Corregidor fell to the Japanese the American flag was burned to preclude its capture. Colonel Paul Bunker, who was charged with destroying the colors, cut off a small piece and sewed it

 

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under a patch on his shirt. Before he died in a prison camp he gave the piece of hunting to Colonel Delbert Ausmus, a fellow prisoner, and asked him to carry, it to the Secretary of War. Colonel Ausmus sewed the fragment under his shirt pocket. When released from the prisoner of war came he returned the tattered remnant to Washington end presented it to the Sec-eta,. Today it is enshrined in the U.S. Military Academy museum at West Point.

          Eighty years earlier a Civil War lieutenant named Stephen P. Corliss received the Medal of Honor for his actions while protecting the flag at South Side Railroad, VA, in 1865. The young Yankee lieutenant "raised the fallen colors and, rushing forward in advance of the troops, placed them on the enemy's works."

          Another historian recounts the deeds of Sergeant Alphonse Lunt, a soldier who rallied his company during the Civil War and earned the Medal of Honor: ".... the Union line was in no condition to face an assault and began to waver. Sergeant Lunt who carried his colors aloft thus far through the fight. seeing that a rail, must be made. waved the flag and with a yell rushed ahead about 200 yards in advance of the front line and shouted: 'Dress on the colors!' Inspired by his bravery. the men of Company F at once responded, to he followed immediately by others. until 101) noon were supporting him and they stood facing a Confederate line of battle until the overwhelming numbers of the enemy forced them to retreat. No less than 22 bullet holes were counted in the folds of 'the flag which Sergeant Lunt had defended no bravely."

          Lieutenant Corliss and Sergeant Lunt are only two of the many Medal of Honor recipients who earned their awards protecting the American flag.

          Men and women of every origin, race and religion have been inspired by the flag and have died for it while serving their country. Soldiers in today's Army are no exception.

Although dissidents may burn it, hippies dress in it and opportunistic businessmen exploit the blooming patriotism trade with pop-art posters, coffee mugs

and even ladies' girdles styled after the red, white and blue, the American flag remains symbolic of the free nation over which it has flown for nearly 2 centuries

While beneath the tri-colored banner a veteran is lowered to his grave, radicals defile Old Glory outside a U.S. embassy in Europe. But does not this defiling of our flag further emphasize its greatness?

          And yet it waves.

Its rich legacy cannot be destroyed by a minority determined to undermine our democracy. Nor can overzealous displays of patriotism diminish the true greatness of our flag.

          Patriotism is quiet. It is simple, yet profound—an emotion which transcends the banners and parades and speeches and pledges. And it is embodied unseen in our national flag.

Born during revolution. Old Glory will not die amidst dissent. Its character is what we give it from generation to generation, so let not the radicals or others detract, from its legacy.

It matters little who designed the American flag or where it was first displayed. Its greatness is measured not in

its origin but in its centuries of history. And the United States Army has played a vital role in shaping that illustrious history.

Sherod

INVITATION

Sherod Collins invites anyone coming thru Atlanta to visit their home.

BY-LAWS

Tolm Loveless advises, the By-laws will be presented for adoption at Jacksonville, July 20 - 23.

,         —15—

 

DIVISION MEMORIAL SHOWING 106th EMBLEM

 

 

 

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Index for: Vol. 28, No. 1, Oct., 1971


106th Div., 6

106th Inf. Div., 10

106th Infantry Division Association, 6

422nd Inf., 5, 8, 10

422nd Inf. Regt., 6

423rd Inf., 8

424th Inf, 8

424th Inf., 10

424th Inf. Regt., 8

590th FA BN, 10, 17

7th Armd. Div., 5

806th Ord. Co., 9, 17

81st Engr., 11, 17, 18

Aldingen,, 5

Auschwitz-Birkenau, 8

Ausmus, Col. Delbert, 22

Avery, W. A., 12

Bahian, Joseph P., 17

Baker, Col. E. W., 8

Belgium, 5

Blatchford, Joseph, 10

Bodine, Isem D., 12

Born, 22

Brady, Howard, 8, 18

Brussels, 5

Bullard, Dr. George, 1

Camp Atterbury, 6

Campbell, Louis E., 12

Coffey, Mr., 6

College Patronee, 5

Collins, Sherod, 1, 22

Collins, Sherod & Cora, 5

Conroy, Francis P., 10, 18

Constantino, Frank, 12

Copeland, Grafton, 12

Cox, Jessie J., 12

Craig, Col., 3

Craig, Col. & Mrs. Malin, 3

de St. Aubin, Bob, 6

DeLaval, Dr., 5

Demers, Joseph A., 12

Dupuy, Col. R. Ernest, 3

Early, John & Frances, 5

Fisher, Robert J., 7

Fleming, John P., 18

Flemmons, A. B., 8, 17

Flemmons, Danny Ray, 8

Fritz, John R., 18

Gallagher, John, 1, 3

Gallagher, John I., 1

Gericke, Alfred J., Jr., 8

Gericke, Alfred, Jr., 18

Germany, 8, 20

Gilder, Robert A., 1

Glenney, Walter S., 10, 17

Gray, Robert R., 12

Griffin, Dorothy, 8

Hartley, William J., 12

Heffernan, Arthur H., 18

Henri-Chapell, 5

Herzfeld, Irving S., 12

Holland, 3

House, Pete, 3

Howard, John W., 8, 17

Hulkomn, Arthur A., 17

Hutchinson, William E., 12

Italy, 20

Iwo Jima, 20

Jennings, Vance S., 18

Jones, Alan W., Jr., 3

Jones, Maj. Gen. Alan W., 3

Jones, Mrs. Alys, 3

Kelly, Robert E., 17

Kirby, William J., 12

Kris, Howard, 12

Lada, Theodore, 17

Lange, Elmer F., 10, 17

Lee, Sgt. Shine, 5

Leswing, Bob, 10

Letellier, L. S., 18

Lewis, Charles R., 9, 17

Lindsay, C. L., 17

Lindsey, C. L., 10

Lion In The Way, 3

Litvin, Joseph, 18

Livesay, Herbert B., 18

Lothrop, Bunny & Oliver, 18

Loveless, John T., Jr., 1, 2

Lowery, Thomas M., 17

Lucsay, Wm., 18

Luzzie, Edward L., 18

Malnati, Pini, 6

Manager, Thomas G., 18

Manahan, Mrs. Wm. T., 17

Massarotti, Tony, 10, 18

Mayrsohn, Bernard, 18

McMahon, Leo T., 3

Meyers, Bernard, 12

Miller, Gene L., 9, 17

Morrissey, J. C., 17

Mosley, Ronald A., 18

Munster, 17

Murphy, Ralph J., 17

Nechuy, Peter, 17

Neigus, Dr. Irwin, 18

Osborn, Dr. Geo., 17

Osborne, Dr. & Mrs. George, 8

Pac, Frank, 6

Pafford, Ernest H., 12

Palmer, R. W., 12

Pankert, J., 6

Pankert, Mr., 5

Paquet, Alfour, 5

Pearl Harbor, 20

Pena, Eto, 6

Perras, Clifford E., 8, 17

Phillips, George F., 8, 18

Pip, Mayor, 5

Poisson, Leo J., 6

Poland, 8

Praznik, Lewis, 18

Pyle, Ernie, 19

Rarick, Clayt, 7

Reed, Raymond J., 18

Reid, Charles B., 10

Reid, Chas B., 18

Robinson, Richard R., 17

Rodrignez, Dr. J. G., 18

Rodriguez, Dr. J. G. (‘Rod’), 8

Romeo, Robert, 6

Roosevelt, President, 20

Rusch, Marvin H., 17

Russell, Devard, 12

Sater, G. F., 17

Scalissi, John J., 17

Schlesser, Jack, 12, 14

Scranton, Bob, 19

Scranton, Robert L., 1, 19

Scurry, Thomas F., 18

Shirger, Stephan, 12

Shoenfeld, Alan. J., 18

Slayton, David, 18

Slayton, David B., 10

Smith, Edward J., 18

Smyth, Lester S., 17

Snyder, Walter M., 18

Souers, Loren E., 17

Spina, D. A., Sr., 18

Spina, Dominick A, Sr, 8

St. Vith, 5

Stars and Stripes, 20

Swider(Swiderski), Charles J., 8

Swider, Chas. J., 18

Swiderski, Gregory, 8

Taylor, Lee B., 18

Tissot, Harrison C., 5

Tuomi, Theodore, 12

Twining, Rollin L., 17

Uebel, Bernard, 18

Vielsalm, Belgium, 5

Vietnam, 19, 20

Villwock, Russell H., 18

Vincent, Louis J., 18

Ward, Nathan D., 8, 17

Warner, Glenn W., 18

Warner, Glenn Wilbur., 11

Warsaw, 8

Watt, Col. Jewell K., 8, 18

West Point, 22

White, J. S., 17

Williamson, Supply Sargent, 5

Winterfield, Albert, 18

Winterfield, Mrs. Albert, 6

Wolfley, Gen. Francis A., 18

Woolfley, Gen. Francis A., 10

Yamazaki, Dr. James N., 18

Younts, Leonard A., 17

Zak, George K., 18

Zampieri, Tulio, 6