The CUB

Vol. 3, No. 1, Aug. 1946

 

 

DAVID A. PRICE                President

JAMES CONNELL              Vice-President

H. B. LIVESEY, Jr.            Editor

 

THE ASSOCIATION AND WHAT IT STANDS FOR

     Every military unit no matter how large or how small can find some reason to think it is unique in military annals. If there is no actual uniqueness, some busy person creates it. However the 106th Division does have some points of uniqueness which renders planning for a peacetime organization difficult. We haven't been able to establish the following beyond question, but believe them to be true: 1. No American Division of any war had as many assigned and attached personnel, nearly 100,000, forty thousand at one time. 2. No untried American Division ever got into combat so fast, so furiously, and so completely under such all-out conditions as did the 106th. 3. No American Division suffered such heavy casualties in such a short period of time. 4. No American Division went from activation into combat in as short a time. There are other complicating factors. Some units had a higher total of casualties, but carried a large number of the same officers and men from beginning to end. As nearly as we can determine, less than 600 officers and men assigned at the time of activation were still assigned at the time of deactivation. In the month preceding overseas movement, the Division lost nearly 100% of its riflemen (the 745's), the fighting heart of the Division for whom all the rest of the Division existed to service and direct. Would the loyalty of those who replaced them, with the Division generally only from October until they were captured in December, be centered in the 106th? Or would they consider this just another Veteran's group?

     The Directors, elected by some of those original members of the Division from the time of activation to Lucky Strike, feel that there is a place for an Association of 106th veterans. Lasting friendships do not always depend upon long periods of comradeship. The sacrifices, trials and sufferings in the white hot crucible of the Bulge created friendships which will last as long as two men of the Division still survive.

     It is a practical age in which we live, to some, euphemistically inclined, the age of reason. Perhaps 'cynical’ is a better word. The greybeards amongst us who remember World War I sometimes sigh as they think of the wild enthusiasm, naiveté and flag-waving of that war as compared with the "well, it’s a dirty job, let’s get it over with" attitude of this war. The stories of the cry-babies, the "we wanna go home to mamma" boys are symptomatic. But in spite of the cynicism, avarice, and materialism that seems to be gripping the nation it becomes more and more apparent that there is still a large number of men in whom the unselfish love of Country still burns as brightly as it did at Lexington, Gettysburg, and St. Mihiel. There are just as many in whom exists a selfless desire to help one's living comrades-in-arms, or the loved ones of those who fell on the field of battle. There were no combat soldiers among the crybabies.

     The 106th Infantry Division Association will not attempt to adopt the "what's in it for me boys" attitude of some of the large old-line Veterans' organizations. It will not attempt to lobby in Washington, to grab political plums, to take a political stand right, left, or center. There are well-established political parties for that purpose. The 106th Association believes that the veteran is not a person apart, but an ordinary American citizen. The Association will have little or nothing to offer in a concrete and material way in this materialistic age.

     The Association desires as members those veterans of the 106th Infantry Division in whom exists a love of Country and an esprit de corps found only among fighting men whose mutual respect and admiration has been cemented and established by their blood and suffering. It will exist first, to be of service to the dependents of those of our comrades who fell in action, and second, to maintain, continue and extend those friendships created as no other friendships can be, among those who face death together on a foreign shore.

 

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

     This, the maiden issue of the civilian CUB, launches the 106th Infantry Division Association as a going concern. With my friends on the Board of Directors, I feel sure it will be a growing concern. In the editorial page and elsewhere in this issue, veterans can learn about the Association, its aims, its ideals, and the material and fraternal benefits it will make available to former wearers of the 106th shoulder patch.

 

Photo: PRESIDENT DAVID A. PRICE

 

     I appreciate the honor and the privilege of serving as President of the Association. I can pledge that every effort of the Board of Directors will be toward developing the organization to fulfill the noble aims set forth in the constitution.

     The men of the 106th stuck together in hard and bitter action. The Division did its job to the best of its ability, and won honor and praise for its grim stand in the Ardennes. Now we have a more pleasant chance to stand together in a strong and active civilian organization to renew those well-knit friendships formed in war. The job of planning a program to make this possible rests with those who serve on the Board of Directors. We'll do our best, and WE will always welcome suggestions from any former member of the Division.

     The job of supporting the program rests squarely upon each individual veteran of the 106th. I am confident that each man will cooperate to put the program across.

 

Photo: BRIG. GENERAL FRANCIS A. WOOLFLEY

     Congratulations upon the publication of the first peace-time issue of "The CUB."

As a former commander of the Golden Lions, I am happy to learn of the progress that is being made in the preparation of our division history and in the organization of the 106th Infantry Division Association.

     To the veterans of the 106th—the division that stood the brunt of the last great German offensive, upset the well-laid plans of Von Rundstedt, bought time for the assembly of allied reserves, and by their courage and steadfastness against overwhelming odds, set the stage for the final victory over Germany's mighty armies—I send hearty greetings and best wishes for their future.

Sincerely,

FRANCIS A. WOOLFLEY
Colonel, Infantry, U.S.A.

 

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Best Wishes from General Jones

     The reappearance of "The CUB" is concurrent with the birth of our Division as an association of former friends. I truly hope that through these pages we will renew old friendships and gain new ones.

     The record of the 106th Infantry Division is one with which we are all proud to be identified.

ALAN W. JONES

Major General USA (ret.)

 

Association To Establish Memorial Scholarships

     When General Stroh ordered the establishment of a committee to form a Division Association, the first discussion of the committee was to establish ways and means for a memorial to the men of the 106th who had died in action. Some discussion ensued as to the form the memorial was to take but there seemed to be remarkable unanimity of opinion that it should be a living memorial rather than some form such as a monument. In the constitution adopted by the charter members at Camp Lucky Strike September 15, 1945 as part of the objectives is the following paragraph:

Sec. 2. "The scholarship committee shall prepare a study of the abilities, and potential abilities, of the association to establish memorials in the form of scholarships for the children of deceased members; prepare plans for the financing thereof and the selection of the beneficiaries thereof; review all applications and recommendations for designation of beneficiaries, and make recommendations thereon to the board of directors".

     The Committee was perhaps influenced by the enthusiastic report of the possibilities for scholarships at the University of Liege by Chaplain Veazie to General Perrin during the time he commanded the Division. Chaplain Veazie conferred with M. Graulich, Rector of the Univ. as did Col. Livesey in a special trip to Liege during the time the Division was en-route to Lucky Strike. The Univ. of Liege was of prime interest because all of the actual fighting of the Division was done in Belgium and much of it in an effort to prevent the Germans from reaching Liege through the Bulge. The Univ. of Liege is one of the four big universities of Belgium and is supported by the state.

 

UNIVERSITY OF LIEGE A WORLD RENOWNED TECHNICAL SCHOOL

     It grants degrees in philosophy, law, science and medicine. It is one of the oldest and most famous of all the world universities. Rector Graulich in conferring with Colonel Livesey very readily assented to a free scholarship at

 

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the University but since the Univ. is state supported, the scholarship is only nominal, amounting to 1500 francs or approximately $30 a year. Total cost including subsistence would amount to about seven or eight hundred dollars a year. Dr. Graulich advised against sending an undergraduate and suggested a one year post-graduate scholarship. His point was that because of the greater freedom in European schools, the student selected should be more mature and should have at least 4 years of college-level French behind him.

 

U.S. ATTACHÉ FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS ENTHUSIASTIC

     Colonel Livesey spent some time with the Assistant Attaché for Cultural Relations with the American Ambassador to Belgium and he was quite enthusiastic about the possibilities of such a scholarship although pointing out many difficulties. The cultural relations between Belgium and the U.S. are quite strong and it was surprising to Colonel Livesey at least, to learn that the money left over by the Hoover commission of 1920-1922 used for establishing scholarships had resulted in a widespread use of American schools through these scholarships and that 4 of the 7 Belgium ministers at the moment were graduates of American educational institutions.

 

PLAQUE AT ST VITH SUGGESTED

     While stationed at Eupen, Colonel Livesey had many discussions with Major Lerot head of the Belgium Deuxiene Bureau (intelligence) of the Belgium Army. Major Lerot was in charge of Intelligence in eastern Belgium. In discussing the scholarship, he suggested that a suitable plaque or monument be erected in or near St. Vith and that annually, on the 16th of December, the holder of the scholarship could go to St. Vith and conduct a simple memorial service, if nothing more than laying a wreath.

 

OTHER FORMS OF MEMORIAL SUGGESTED

     The Attaché for Cultural Relations suggested a possibility of exchange scholarships. That is, a Belgium student would be the recipient of the Division Scholarship and would attend a Belgium university. In return, the Belgium government would establish a scholarship in the U.S. and an American student would attend an American university. The one great advantage to this is the elimination of cost of travel. Offhand, however, it would not seem to furnish the same personal interest in the scholarship.

     Another suggestion has been the establishment of a straight scholarship in this country without association with Belgium universities at all. No suggestions have been made about memorials in forms other than scholarships.

 

FINANCING

     To provide an all-expense scholarship in the University of Liege at present rates of interest, would require a capital fund of about $50,000. How this fund is to be established, is yet to be determined at the first convention of the Association. The Constitution provides for a scholarship committee which will present plans for consideration by the convention. In order to establish in principle at least, the scholarship memorial ideal, the Board of Directors at its last meeting adopted a resolution to set aside this September, $200 out of income annually, a form of scholarship help.

 

METHODS OF SELECTION

     The Attaché at Brussels pointed out that the greatest difficulty with the scholarship idea is the selection of the recipient of the honor. Tentative plans are that it would be restricted to a son or daughter of a soldier of the 106th Division who died in battle. While no check has been made as yet, it would seem that most of those killed in action were young or single and it might be many years before a child of such a soldier would be eligible. This is one of the problems the scholarship committee will have to thrash out. Since the entire plan of a memorial to our war dead is still tentative, the suggestions of all members are earnestly requested by the scholarship committee.

 

FIRST CONTRIBUTION TO MEMORIAL FUND GIVEN BY GOLD STAR MOTHER

"Pleasant Acres" Pottsville, Penna. R.D. #1

May 27, 1946

106th Inf. Div. Ass'n.

Box 321

Mamaroneck, N. Y.

 

Dear Sirs:

     I am the mother of Pfc Gustav Frederick Anchorstar 33 624 64.0 Hq Co., 2nd Bn, 423 Inf. Regt. 106th Div.I have received your communication

 

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of April 26, 1946 just last week. I am answering this because I have been waiting for it. I knew that some time I would hear that the 106th Div. would organize some sort of association.

I have filled out the papers enclosed, perhaps not according to Hoyle, but with the sparse information I have received. I know someone from my son's regiment must have reported about him after the liberation. I would like to contact someone who might have been with him and from whom I may learn just exactly under what circumstances he died. I am enclosing his picture, also a donation to your association for whatever you might wish to use it for. I know I cannot be a member but on behalf of my son whom I know had he returned would have been, I wish your association every success and hope to hear more from you as to its progress.

Sincerely,

Edna M. Anchorstar Pottsville, Penna. R.D. #1

 

Mrs. Edna M. Anchorstar R.D. #1

Pottsville, Pa.

Dear Mrs. Anchorstar:

     Please accept my heartfelt sympathy concerning Gustav. My first impulse was to return the $5.00 that you sent in your letter. Surely you have given “above and beyond the call of duty”. However, as a father myself, I have some slight understanding of how you feel and I am therefore using that $5.00 to open a Trust Fund which we have planned for some time, to provide scholarships for the sons of veterans of the 106th who fell in the war, as a memorial to them.

     I have no knowledge of what happened to individuals in the 423rd as my job was at Division Headquarters. However, may I suggest that you write to Major Allen B. Willand, 1085 Union Street, Manchester, New Hampshire. He was the S-3 or Plans and Training officer of the 423rd Regt and may be able to give you further information. Also, it may be possible that you could learn the name of your son's immediate Commanding Officer from Colonel Charles C. Cavender, Headquarters 6th Army, Presidio of San Francisco, California. He was the Commanding Officer of the 423rd Regt. I am sorry I do not have any specific information concerning Gustav, but will publish an appeal in the first issue of the "CUB".

     Please feel free to call on me at any time. I may say in passing that our Division History is in the course of publication and when complete, a copy will be sent to you as a slight token of the remembrance we have for your son and our comrade who died in battle.

Yours very truly,

Herbert B. Livesey, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer

 

"Pleasant Acres" Pottsville, Pa. R.D. #1

June 20, 1946

Dear Mr. Livesey:

     I wish to thank you for your kindly letter and appreciate your interest in that you have sent me the addresses of persons to whom I can write. I am glad you accepted my little contribution to your work and perhaps at some future time I may be able to send more.

     Yesterday I received pictures of the cemetery at Margraten and also pictures of my son, Gustav's grave, from a kindly doctor in Holland. The only inscription on the cross is the name and serial number.

Again I wish to thank you.

Respectfully,

Edna M. Anchorstar

 

THE OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

     In accordance with the Constitution, the meeting at Lucky Strike elected 7 directors. These were:

M/Sgt James Connell of G-2 Section, Division Headquarters

Pfc Thomas Dowgin of the 424

Sgt John L. Hall of the 423

Sgt Victor Ladyka of Division Artillery

Lt. Col. Herbert B. Livesey, Jr., Division Chemical Officer

Major William S. Perlman, S-2 of the 424 and

M/Sgt (then T/5) David S. Price of the 331st Medical Bn.

     Immediately after the election the Directors met to select the officers from among themselves of which there were to be 3; President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer. Major Perlman was elected President, Sgt Connell, Vice-President and Colonel Livesey, Secretary-Treasurer. Several months after returning to the States Mr. Perlman resigned because business interests would keep him in Cuba for over a year. Mr. Connell begged off taking the Presidency because of business problems and the Board elected Mr. David S. Price as President. Shortly after that, Mr. Dowgin wrote in resigning from the Board because he had "taken the cloth" and become a Jesuit Novitiate. The Board elected to Mr. Dowgin's place, Duward B. Frampton, Jr. of the 422, thus giving all Regiments representation on the Board.

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exceedingly reluctant to speak of themselves but the following information has been elicited. President Price is now a member of the staff of the New York State Civil Service Department at Albany. He holds an AB degree from Brown University in 1940, member of Phi Beta Kappa, captain of college tennis team, Master's degree in public administration from Harvard in 1941, age 27. He entered the military service in December 1943, went overseas in July of 1944 and came with the Division in March 1945 in "D" Co, of the 331st Medical Bn. Mr. Price is an extremely active man and with his wife, constantly ranks in the second 10 in national contract bridge ratings. He is a consistent author on personnel subjects in magazines of national circulation.

     Mr. Connell, prior to military service, was active in American Labor movements in the automotive field, editor of labor papers and a professor of psychology at Gettysburg University. He came with the Division at its activation and was M/Sgt in the G-2 Section of Division Headquarters. He is at present connected with the "Infantry Journal" in a promotional and editorial capacity.

 

 

Photo: HERBERT B. LIVESEY, Jr.

     Mr. Livesey received the LLB degree from De Paul University in Chicago in 1929 after having spent three years pre-law at the University of Illinois where he was commissioned a 2d Lt. of Cavalry in the Reserve. From 1930 to 1942 he was the executive secretary of the Merchant Tailors and Designers Association of America, handling their conventions, publishing of the monthly trade magazine, "The Merchant Tailor," all public relations and personnel matters for an organization of 1200 members scattered all over the English speaking parts of the globe. He came with the Division as a Capt. of CWS on original orders of December 10, 1942 and remained with it until deactivated at Camp Shanks.

 

Photo: DUWARD B. FRAMPTON, Jr.

     Duward B. Frampton was born in Pittsburgh in 1923. He attended Culver Military Academy where he completed 4 years Senior Infantry R.O.T.C. When in his first year of Chemical Engineering at Cornell University, war broke out and in 1942 he enlisted in the Infantry. He was on inactive status assigned to Culver for 9 months. He was assigned to the 106th at Atterbury. June 1944. He was Chief of Section of the Cannon Co. with the grade of Cpl, of the 422, taken prisoner and liberated 4 months after being captured in the Bulge. After his return to the States he was sent to West Point as an Infantry instructor and stayed there until discharged in December 1945. He is at present taking the Engineering course at Carnegie Tech at Pittsburgh which he hopes to complete in another year and a half. For the opening issue of "The CUB" he sends the following message:

 

IN THE WAY OF GREETINGS Now, after a slight pause for deactivation and a change of clothing style, the outfit is coming back together again and The CUB has signed up for another hitch. I want to say hello! to all 106'ers and to the 422 in particular. We have two jobs to do—mutual aid and just plain enjoying old friendships. In both respects I'm looking forward to seeing and hearing from a lot of the old gang. Good luck to a good new Organization.

D. B. Frampton, Jr.

 

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Photo: WILLIAM PERLMAN

     Little more is available concerning Mr. Perlman. He was with the Division from its activation, as S-2 or Intelligence officer of the 424 Regt from beginning to end. As chairman of the committee ordered to establish the Association by General Stroh, he was most active and enthusiastic. He is a New York lawyer, was active in the formation of the association of the hat industry and is at present with the Compania Industrial Cubans de Goma S.A., Comas "Yumuri," Matanzas, Cuba.

 

Photo: JOHN HALL

Mr. Hall says:

     "I enlisted in the Army September 24, 1940 at Rochester, N. Y. Was assigned to the 8th Infantry Division, Co. I, 28th Inf. Regt., Fort Jackson, S. C. In June 1942 went on Cadre to the 80th Infantry Div. at Camp Forest, Tennessee, served as Supply Sgt. of Co. I, 318th Inf. Regt. From there went on Cadre to 106th Inf. Div, March 15, 1943 to Fort Jackson, S. C. serving as Supply Sgt. of Co. I, 423rd, Inf. Regt. later transferred to Service Company, 423rd. Inf. Regt. as Regimental Supply Sergeant. Participated in Tennessee Maneuvers and from there went to Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

     Went overseas with the 106th Inf. Div. Saw action in the Battle of Bulge, Northern France and Germany. I have three battle stars, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Good Conduct Medal, ETO, Pre-Pearl Harbor and Victory ribbons. Returned to U. S. with 423rd. Infantry. Received my discharge at Fort Dix, New Jersey, October 6, 1945.

     After my discharge I took a 30 day vacation then got a job with North Penn Can Company, Port Allegany, Pennsylvania (November 8, 1945), and am still employed by North Penn. My parents are Mr. & Mrs. C. R. Hall of Corning, N. Y. My wife is the former Miss Dorothy Knowlen of Chattanooga, Tennessee. I am living in Port Allegany, Penna."

 

Photo: VICTOR LADYKA

NAME: Victor V. Ladyka.

ADDRESS: 6041/2 Grove Street, Jersey City 2, N. J.

INDUCTED: Inducted Fort Dix, New Jersey on . October 13, 1942. Reported for active duty on October 27, 1942.

 

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SERVICE: Spent about 5 days at 1229 Reception Station, Fort Dix, New Jersey. Transferred to F.A.R.T.C. Fort Bragg, North Carolina where assigned to Btry C. 11th Battalion, 4th Regiment, where I had my basic training. Sent to join Cadre of 106th Inf. Div. in Feb. 1943 and assigned to Hq Btry. 106th Division Artillery. Attended activation and was one of the few people who was with the outfit right thru until deactivated at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia in October 1945. While with 106th Division Artillery served with the S-1, S-4 section and also with S-3 section.

BIRTH: Jersey City, New Jersey, October 15, 1918.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED: St. Anthony's Catholic School (Jersey City), James J. Ferris High School (Jersey City), Drakes Secretarial College (Jersey City).

SERVICE CONT'D.: Selected with Sgt. Craig, Major Smyth, Colonel Fayram, Major Mechir on advance detail (Overseas). Sailed on Queen Elizabeth October 16, 1944. Artillery followed in November. Helped in establishing camp at Gloucester, England, while awaiting units of Division Artillery to arrive. Served with Division Artillery thru combat until deactivated upon return to the states. Discharged November 25, 1945 at Fort Dix, New Jersey. PRESENT EMPLOYMENT: Export Traffic Manager of Onyx International, Warren and Morris Streets, Jersey City 2, New Jersey.

 

THIS BUSINESS OF "CHARTER" MEMBERS

     Arguments waxed violent for a while at the Camp Lucky Strike organizational meeting as to who would be charter members. There never can be a definite original group of charter members. When it was decided at Karlsruhe to pass the hat for money to get the Association started when it got back to the States, each personnel officer, as he made the collection, put a different interpretation on the solicitation. Some $2,200 was collected. Some contributed under the impression that they were subscribing to a book. Others, to membership in an Association as yet unborn. Still more made contributions with the understanding they would be only that. To add to the difficulties some personnel officers sent in lump sums with no names. Others, lists of those who gave to the fund without the amount they gave and others still more completely itemized lists of contributors and the amounts ranging from 5 marks to 100 marks.

     Those who attended the meeting at Lucky Strike thought that those at that meeting might be considered charter members. As there were only about a 100, yet approximately 2,000 had contributed to the original fund, this didn't seem quite right either. The Board of Directors considered this question at great length and decided the only fair way to handle the matter was to regard all those who contributed at Karlsruhe as original members and the amount contributed, regardless of its size, as dues for the fiscal year August 1945—July 1946 and that dues of $3.00 a year would be instituted starting July 1st, 1946.

     At the Lucky Strike meeting all those present supposedly signed the roster. But there are only 71 names on that roster despite a head count of 117. Whether some were present but didn't sign or a sheet of names was lost somewhere in the confusion will never be known. Below is the list of those who signed there.

 

Agate, Frank I, Lt. Col., AGD Hq, Columbia, S. Car.

Alcamo, Anthony A, T/5, Hq Btry, 1527 Gorsuch Ave., Baltimore, Md.

Aspinwall, Francis H, S/Sgt., 589 FA Hq Btry., 1411 N. Madison St., Rome, N. Y.

Andrews, Lowry B, Sgt., 422nd Inf., 35 Taylor Ave., So. Norwalk, Conn.

Bailey, James D, Cpl., 422 Inf., 1800 Vineyard St., Bluefield, W. Va.

Baldi, Arlsy, Sgt., C Co. 423rd, Renton, Pa.

Belzer, M. S, Lt. Col., D Hq, 2915 - 40 Ave., S. Minneapolis, Minn.

Blazin, George A, 1st Sgt., 2 589th FA 2446 Bartlett Ave., Oakland, Calif.

Buchan, Frank William, Sgt., 589th FA Bn, 290 Rock Hill Ave., New Britain, Conn.

Bulno, John E, Cpl., ASN-36649373 1312 Ada St., Joliet, Ill.

Bowman, Byrne A, Lt. Col., Div. Hq, 228 N. W. 32nd St., Oklahoma City, Okla.

Brosseau, Louis D, Major, 591st FA, 388 Beacon St., Lowell, Mass.

Ceant, Melvin N, Capt., 422nd Inf., RFD #3, Ottawas, Ill.

Cenko, Paul, S/Sgt., 589th FA Bn, 63 Grand St., Jersey City, N. J.

Conlon, Joseph L, M/Sgt., Hq Inf., 457 Markle St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Connell, Jim, M/Sgt., G-2, 9422 J. St., Williamsport, Pa.

Deal, Henry, Pfc., Sv. Co., 424th Inf., Conover N. Car.

Deem, James M, 1st Lt., 81 Engr. G-2 (Pro), 809 Quiney St., Parkersburg, W. Va.

Deutschendorf, Elmer H, T/Sgt., Hq Btry. Arty., 1963 Oakdale, Detroit, Mich.

Deni, Walter J, Pfc., Hq Co. 421, 21 Windsor St., Thompsonville, Conn.

Doerner, George W, T/4, Hq Btry. Arty, 815 George St. Norristown, Pa.

Donovan, William J., T/4, D Hq I&E, 280 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn, N. Y.

Douglass, John W., T/4, Hq Co. 424th Inf., 43 Evans Ave., Pittsburgh 5, Pa.

Dowgin, Thomas, Pfc., Hq Co. 424th Inf., 7 Highland Dr., Milltown, N. J.

Emmert, David S., S/Sgt., Hq Co. 424th Inf., Fountain Head Heights, Hagerstown, Md.

 

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Gibson, William R., T/5, Sv Co. 424th Inf., 210 Dallas Rd., Willow Grove. Pa.

Gillen, Jam. J., M/Sgt., Sv 424th Inf., 2643 N. 23rd St., Philadelphia (32), Pa.

Gish, David J, T/4, 589th FA Bn, RR 2, Box 28, South Bend, Ind.

Gorman, Thomas F., Cpl., Hq Btry., 2300 S. Broad St., Trenton, N. J.

Haddaway, Herbert M., Jr., Sgt., Sv Co. 422nd, Box 27, Tilghman, Md.

Hall, John L., M/Sgt., 423 Inf., Coltewah, Tenn.

Harris, William BB., Cpl., Sv Co. 423rd, W.

Hermance, Wesley S., Sgt., Hq. Div., 19 Rossmore Pl., Bellevellie 9, N. J.

Honaman, Earl M., Lt. Col., Div. Hq, 306 Ruby St., Lancaster, Pa.

Hirsch, Rudolph, Cpl., Hq Bt. 589th FA, 219 W. 81st St., New York, N. Y.

Hursey, John BB., T/5, Hq Btry. Arty, 33 Washington Square, New York, N. Y.

Jones, Robert E., T/5, D HQ Co., 1019 Wolfe St., Jacksonville, Pa.

Kaufman, John C., T/4, Hq Btry. 589 FA, Prairie du Sac, Wisc.

Ladyka, Victor, Sgt., Hq Co. Arty, 60% Grove St., Jersey City, N. J.

Led Duhe, Howard E., 1st Sgt., Cn Co. 423rd Inf., 61 Central Ave., Albany, N. Y.

Lemley, Francis M., T/4, Hq Btry. 589th FA, Pillsbury, N. Dak.

Livesey, Herbert B., Jr., Lt. Col., CWS, 522 Walnut Ave., Mamaroneck, N. Y.

Longbottom, John H., 1st Lt., 422nd Inf., 711 E. 22nd St., Anniston, Ala.

Lowther, Robert S., Capt., Hq, 310 Rosemont Ave., Clarksburg, W. Va.

MacPherson, Richard J., T/4, 422nd Inf., 11937 Hamburg Ave., Detroit, Mich.

Makrianis, Alexander L., T/3, 589th FA, E. Genesee Ave., Saginaw, Mich.

Marty, Clyde W., Pfc., Hq Btry. Arty, 442 Chestnut St., Sunbury, Pa.

McHugh, Thomas E., Jr., T/4, Sv Co. 424th Inf., 429 Millbank Rd., Upper Darby, Pa.

McIntosh, D. E., Jr., 1st Lt., HQ Div. Arty, 421 Lane, Clay Center, Kans.

McLamb, Glenwood, Sgt., 589th B Btry., R #5, Dunn, N. Car.

Montenieu, Eugene, Cpl., B Btry. 589th FA, Parker Terr., Glastonbury, Conn.

Morgan, E. P., M/Sgt. G-3, Fossil, Oregon.

O'Keefe, James M., T/Sgt., Hq Co. 424th, 2715 Grand Concourse, Bronx, N. Y.

Perlman, William R., 424th Inf., 1423 E. 19th St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

Plante, Oscar J., Sgt., B Btry. 589 FA, 1 Queen St., Lowell, Mass.

Pollino, Frank P., S/Sgt., Hq Btry. Arty, 2025 S. 11th St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Price, David S., T/5, D Hq (Pro), 259 Main St., East Aurora, N. Y.

Raddatz, Robert W., T/4, Hq,       2154 N. Pulaski Road, Chicago, Ill.       

Ramberg, Paulus S., S/Sgt., 589th FA, Hard, Minn.

Roman, Samuel A., Pfc., D Hq Co., Box 36, Uniter, Pa.

Sailor, Russell, T/5, Sv Co. 424th Inf., 50 W. Sutersboro St., Yorkville, N. Y.

Schwille, George W., S/Sgt., Hq Co. 424th Inf., 2S Crescent Pl., HoHoKus, N. J.

Smith, Norman M. Sgt., Hq Co, Williston, S. Car.

Smith, Raymond G., Sgt., D Hq Co., 442 Jennings St., Spartanburg, S. Car.

Souba, Frederic J., Pfc., D Hq I&E, 5015 Fremont Ave., S. Minneapolis, Minn.

Trampack, Oliver A., T/Sgt., 589th FA Bn, 202 Ash St., Ridgeway, Pa.

Tuttle, Walter L., S/Sgt., 589th FA Bn, 321 S. Van Brunt, Kansas City, Mo.

Vidana, Herbert R., M/Sgt., 589th FA Bn, Box 317, Verden, Okla.

Vorpagel, Robert, S/Sgt., 589th FA On, 7324 Senator, Detroit, Mich.

Winkler, Oliver B., T/5, D Hq (Pro), 806 Eddy Rd., Cleveland, Ohio.

Young, Hugh, T/5, 422nd Inf., Grandview, Mo.

 

FRAMPTON FIRST PEACE-TIME MEMBER

     One "first" member can be definitely ascertained. Duward B. Frampton, Jr., Schenley Apartments, Pittsburgh, Pa. was the first man to pay his dues in the Peace-Time Association, doing so on April 19th. The second member is Jerome Frankel of 158 Dahill Road, Brooklyn 18, N. Y. Beyond that point, the secretary respectfully refuses to get involved. The first group of members however, coming in in the Spring of 1946 are listed here:

 

Harold M. Bailey, 102 Marshall Avenue, Macon, Ga.

Marcus A. Bartusek, Manly, Iowa.

Andrew G. Campbell, 503 No. Butrick St., Waukegan, Ill.

Harry E. Albertson, 312 So. 6th St., Darby, Pa.

Gene W. Carstens, RR #1, Davenport, Iowa.

Richard B. Campbell, 140 E. 81st St., New York 28, N. Y.

Samuel L. Reader, 127 So. Euclid Ave., Westfield, N. J.

Paul W. Barriger, RFD #1, Franklin, N. Y.

Lewis A. Shirk, 616 North St., Mifflintown, Pa.

John W. Barrett, Jr., 1003 No. New St., Bethlehem, Pa.

Herbert W. Allshouse, 7763 Baxter St., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Charles E. Allen, 323 So. First St., Monmouth, Ill.

Ben H. Adams, R #1, Lexington, Nebraska.

Paul C. Nielsen, Elkhorn, Iowa.

Burr F. Hotchkin, 853 Cauldwell Ave., Bronx 56, N, Y.

George K. Zak, 836 Elgin Ave., Forest Park, Ill.

Reuben E. LeBeaux, 274 Walnut St., Shrewsbury, Mass.

Kendig C. Bare, 305 No. Lime St., Lancaster, Pa.

Nicholas S. Amico, 1440 Greene Ave., Brooklyn 27, N. Y.

Roger L. Batten, 1775 Granville Ave., Chicago 26, Ill.

John H. Bannan, 24 Forest St., New Britain, Conn.

Donald D. Allen, 401 Gardenville Rd., Pittsburgh 27, Pa.

Robert J. Caskey, 420 W. Airmy St., Norristown, Pa.

Willie L. Chambers, Box 1177, Reidsville, N. C.

Franklin S. Barlow, 30 Baldwin St., Hudson, Ohio.

Hugh J. Fisher, Engadine, Mich.

Barney M. Alford, Jr., 1400 E. Gadsden St., Pensacola, Fla.

Richard S. Adamson, 488 Chadman St., Conneaut, Ohio.

Frank A. Arboline, 350 First St., Jersey City, N. J.

Stanley V. Bade, 1170 So. Lincoln Ave., Kankakee, Ill.

George E. Balch, 28 McKinley St., Keene, N. H.

James A. Bard, 65 Koster Row, Eggertsville, N. Y.

Samuel Carlock, 1339% Comanche Ave., Clinton, Iowa.

Charles H. Carr, 1700 So. Noland, Independence, Mo.

Gilbert E. Hanson, Machiasport, Maine.

James C. Rodger, 372 So. Evaline St., Pittsburgh 24, Pa.

Morris R. Carlin, 472 Cold Spring Ave., West Springfield, Mass.

 

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Charles W. Case, Mina, So. Dakota.

John Adams, Jr., Sutton, W. Va.

Milton A. Barnes, Jr., 195 Pond St., So. Weymouth, Mass.

Albert G. Utah, 475 - 8th Ave., San Francisco 18, Calif.

Frank J. Alter, 2315 Greenwood Ave., Wilmette, Ill.

Carmelo B. Cernigliaro, 620 Bainbridge St., Brooklyn 33, N. Y.

Daniel Calabrese, Jr., 1022 Fitzwater St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Robert F. Baron, 2212 Hollyridge Dr., Hollywood 28, Calif.

Fred J. Farris, 922 Henry St., S. W., Roanoke, Va.

John M. Carico, 1648 Lunt Ave., Chicago 26, III.

Edwin C. Eissrig, 213 Burrit St., New Britain, Conn.

Donald R. Candy, 218 So. Kensington Ave., La Grange, Ill.

Roy A. Armold, Maytown, Pa.

Jay B. Abraham, 414% Third Ave. No., Virginia, Minn.

Paul E. Stoner, 139 No. 36th St., Terre Haute, Ind.

Seymour S. Light, 1670 Ivydale Road, Cleveland Hgts. 18, Ohio.

Anthony Alcamo, 1527 Gorsuch Ave., Baltimore 18. Md.

Wayne S. Chandler, 2523 Central Ave., Anderson, Ind.

Richard Casey, 8807 So. Gramercy Pl., Los Angeles 44, Calif.

Edward H. Baum, Jr., 135 been Cotta, Johnsonburg, Pa.

Roscoe R. Altum, 206 So. Seventh St., Tonkawa, Okla.

Arthur D. Campbell, RFD #2, Hagerstown, Indiana.

 

PERSONNEL STATISTICS

     Before starting, let it be known that the following figures are only approximate, probably never will be determined exactly.

     The total number of officers and men assigned to the Division during its history was about 63,000 of which enlisted men constituted close to 60,000 and officers, about 4,000. During the training period in the States there was an almost complete turn-over of the Division. The strength of an infantry division is 14,037. 27,000 men were assigned or attached to the Division during training days. The urgent need for Riflemen in the ETO was marked in the Division in the constant withdrawal of men who had had their basic and some unit training and in the fact that in the month of September, the month before we went overseas, the Division lost almost every one of its T/O, 4,500 Riflemen (MOS 745).

 

Association Figures

     Compilation of a roster of Veterans of the 106th has been a beautiful headache. Not only does the Constitution require the establishment of a roster of Veterans but it was perfectly obvious that a complete as possible list of Veterans should be made for Division Association purposes to solicit members. Unlike a commercial enterprise which can always go out and get new members, the prospective members list of the Association was finished, complete, on the day of deactivation. No more will ever be added and each day the number grows less through natural attrition. The secretary's office has been in a sweat for about 4 months now and has spent about $5,000 trying to compile a basic, complete, accurate roster. It is now complete as it ever will be.

     At Karlsruhe, every personnel officer was required to submit a roster of all of the members of each unit. This was the basis of the Association roster. Not only was this incomplete (we are short the roster of K Co. 423d, the 806th Ord., Division Hq Co. and the 592nd FA Bn) but the state of restlessness of everybody, including personnel clerks was reflected in the accuracy of the lists. Typical, was one GI whose address was listed as Dew Drop, New York. After fumbling with this one for days we finally located him at New Dorp. One of the women typing cards pointed out in high dudgeon and outraged righteousness a typed-in sentence in the middle of one roster, "now ain't all this the . . . ." 12 public stenographers have been busy for about 4 months typing cards and 4 people constantly sorting, correcting, indexing and eliminating duplicates. In addition to the basic rosters, the D. W. Frampton "Agony Grapevine" list has been used and has been of great help. "Missing" columns of the "Army Times," roster changes in the "Army & Navy Journal" have been carefully searched. Members have sent in hundreds of names. Colonel Matthews of the 422nd has been most helpful in submitting long lists of the members of that Regt. Two cards have been typed for every name. On one of them is every shred of information available concerning the man. The other is for geographic filing: to comply with postal regulations that any city in which there are 15 or more persons, all mail must be bundled separately. It can readily be seen that in a list as large as ours there will be many duplications. There are, for example, nearly 700 Smith's, nearly 100 of them John Smith. As of today all of the preliminary work on the roster has been done. It will of course require daily changes to keep it up to date. A card by card count has not been made. However, a careful estimate based on envelopes used, indicates that we are crowding 40,000 total. The fact that the Division was a nation-wide one is indicated by the fact that we have representations in every state of the Union, every territory and 6 different foreign countries. Over 280 communities each have 15 or more Veterans of the Division. As might be expected, the roster follows the national census in almost direct proportion. New York State has the largest number, Pennsylvania is second, Illinois third. Here comes the only break. Instead of Michigan being fourth, New Jersey is fourth. With nearly 300

 

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communities in which there are 15 or more members, ranging from an even 15 in towns like Torrington, Conn., Bakersfield, Calif., Alton, Ill., Marion, Ind. to New York City with approximately 2,500 Veterans there should be a wonderful opportunity to establish local posts. The Constitution as presently written does not provide for posts but the Board has instructed the secretary to prepare an amended Constitution for presentation at the first convention providing not only for the establishment of local posts but for women's auxiliaries. The number of Gold Star Mothers who wish to be identified in some way with the Association is large and it is only fair and just that they be permitted to work with us.

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q. How is it possible to find out where a friend from the 34th Division is buried? A. First, write to the Graves Registration Section of the Quartermaster Corps in Washing.

     We'll also give you the address of the particular Division Association, if one has been formed and we suggest you contact them. (Later) We have just found that Colonel John D. Forsythe, Room 4C636 Pentagon Bldg. Washington 25, D. C. is the head of the 34th Inf. Division Association.

 

218 South Kensington Ave. La Grange, Illinois

June 17, 1946

Dear Sirs,

     One very serious thing I wish you would do is to publish a directory of addresses of the members (as you said you would) but to indicate also the Members who were KIA!!! The trouble with a list of names is that often one doesn't know a man's name. Could you also publish a picture of each member or run a series of pictures wish names for weeks in The CUB! Here is another idea that is not absurd. You certainly remember the book published by our division, the 106th graduating manual (so to speak) issued at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Well, they had pictures of all of the members of each outfit, BUT THEY HAD NO NAMES. If you could, publish a list of those names to go along with each picture—or if that information does not exist could you publish a list of the members of each of the respective companies, etc., at the time of our leaving for overseas.

     These are just some ideas but, a list of our KIA's is certainly the most important of all. If you'd like me to sometime, I'd like to write a feature article on the 423rd Reg't on the series of days of December 17, 18, and 19, 1944. In prison camp I saw some actions on 106 member's parts worthy of a D.S.C., also I saw some men who worked to save these very heroes' lives night and day under conditions nearly beyond the mere descriptions of the printed word. This is a wonderful work that you are carrying on. I'm with you all the way.

Very sincerely,

Donald R. Candy

 

Dear Mr. Candy:

     Mighty glad to hear from you—particularly from an Illini. (I'm ex '27.)

I wish we could publish a directory of addresses but I'm afraid it's a physical impossibility even assuming we had all the names of the former members which we haven't. There are close to 50,000 names, which would require a book about 500 pages in length at a cost of $10 a copy. With addresses changing every day, it would be of little value. What the Association has done is spend about $5,000 compiling a roster which will always be kept up to date as far as possible.

     Even on the KIA's we are having difficulty. Official War Department figures show 326, of which we have little more than 200. It is from lists such as you sent in that we are able to bring this up to date.

     I'm going to do my damnedest to publish as many pictures as possible in "The CUB" but when you realize that even a small cut costs about $3.50 or $.50 more than the membership fee of the individual you can understand that we would rapidly get into financial difficulties. There is about the same difficulty with getting names for the Albert Love book at Atterbury. It should be done but we just haven't the money to compile the records. We are concentrating all of our efforts on bringing the roster we have up to date and will then publish rosters of membership in the Association as they will be the ones most vitally interested.

     As far as publishing a roster of the respective companies at the time they went overseas is concerned, you know what a mess those were in after the Bulge. We have gotten rosters of all units but old men, new men, high point men who returned to the states from other Divisions are all mixed in indiscriminately.

This does sound so far as though I'm being a wet blanket. The physical and financial limitations though, are just too great.

     As to your other questions: yes, we can publish a list of KIA's as soon as we have an almost complete one, say when we reach 300 out of the 326.

 

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     I would be delighted to get your feature article on the 423d. That is exactly what we are looking for. Have you such an article available right now for the use of Colonel Dupuy who is writing our Division history and who is looking earnestly for such personal stories. Also, I have a conference scheduled Wednesday with Stanley Frank, feature writer for the "Saturday Evening Post" who wants to prepare an article on the 106th for their outstanding Division series. He is going to work on it all summer so if you could get it in, in July say, it would be a big help.

     I wonder if by any chance you have a roster of the Medical Detachment of the 422d, or even the names of some of the men in that Detachment. It's one of the 3 rosters we are missing. Other than that, how are things going in the Prairie State? My Mother was born in Norwood Park and I was born in Irving Park inside Chicago. I used to go to LeGrange often to visit a sweetheart I had there.

Herbert B. Livesey, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer

 

(Editor's note: One of the most stirring, and heart rending, episodes of the Division's history. was the way in which the folks back home reacted to the German radio announcement New Year's Eve that the 106 had been wiped out. D. W. Frampton of Pittsburgh was the activating force of the "Agony Grapevine." G. F. Starrett, father of one of the 106 prisoners and also active with Mr. Frampton, here tells the story. Hence‑forth this column will be the message center for those next of kin who hope to find some information of their lost loved ones, for members who wish to locate lost friends, for the Association in attempting to locate veterans of the Division whose mailing address has been lost. It will be open to all veterans of the Division and their next of kin whether members or not.)

 

THE AGONY GRAPEVINE

By GEORGE F. STARRETT

 

     A few days after the Germans made their initial breakthrough in the Ardennes, American newspapers printed a German DNB news release, alleging that among others, the 106th Infantry Division had been annihilated, leaving the impression that some 400 survivors were wandering around loose, and would be shortly taken care of. For security reasons, the War Department maintained a strict silence, and it was early in January that Secretary of War Stimson made a curt announcement that the Division had suffered 416 dead, 1246 wounded and 7001 missing in action. He did say that most of the 7001 mining were presumed to be prisoners. A few days later the telegrams of notification began arriving, (mostly between January 10th and 12th) and we at home then knew definitely that all rumors were fact and that the Division had suffered heavily. A little over a month after the action, on January 21st, the Associated Press came through with a dispatch of the story that is history.

     It had been a rather bleak Christmas and a darker New Year's for next of kin at home, who humanlike had hoped that the rumors seeping through were just rumors, not fact. When the truth came out, and we had to face the issue, there was every confidence that our men would be found, if we could but find the way. Telephones began to ring, photographs were brought to light in an attempt to identify some son or husband's buddy, and locate his wife, or family. Families visited each other, to spread cheer and to keep hope and faith high. Soon some order came out of the chaos. A letter reached New York from California, reporting the idea of a Pittsburgh family, who were turning over the names of missing to short wave listening posts. This family turned out to be Mr. & Mrs. D. B. Frampton, who were promptly deluged with a volume of mail as the publicity spread. It was not long before the Framptons became the focal point of information. Their idea was rewarded with a number of boys from the 106th being reported as Prisoners of War on the German propaganda radio, and families promptly notified. As time progressed, the Framptons issued a circular letter regularly, counseling families as to proper procedure, and publishing bits of cheerful information that was heartening to all. In the end, they had a mailing list of over 600 names, and to Mr. & Mrs. Frampton, we, who were involved, owe a debt of gratitude. Out in Cleveland, Ohio, a somewhat similar situation developed in the home of Dr. and Mrs. C. R. Woods. Through a mutual friend, they learned that some officer's wife in Chicago had received a letter from her husband stating he was pretty sure most of the boys were prisoner. That started the grapevine in Cleveland and Mrs. Woods was soon receiving telephone calls and letters from a group that shortly numbered 50 people. Families that heretofore were total strangers because {became} fast friends, and information was interchanged. In New York and other cities and towns, wherever 106th men hailed from, similar groups organized and exchanged information in a similar manner. The faith and courage exhibited by relatives will be remembered for a long, long time.

     Eventually word came through of our men in the prison camps, then liberation and return home. Today, over a year later, it all appears to have been part of a wild nightmare, and something better forgotten, though we shall always remember the encouragement and faith of friends.

 

WILLIAM DE MARTINO

DE MARTINO, Pfc. William, 31466047, Co. F, 424th Inf., killed during the Battle of the Bulge, Jan 25, '45. Will men who served with him during that battle advise his mother, Mrs. R. De Martino, 100 Powe St., Ansonia, Conn.

 

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PAUL P. BROCKI

BROCKI, Paul P., Pfc.    Harry W. Brocki, PO Box 8, Manistee, Michigan, is anxious to obtain information on the circumstances of his brother’s death, reported by the W.D. to have been a prisoner, 19 March. Paul was a member of A Co 422.

 

WILLIAM W. CARLTON, Jr.

Mr. William W. Carlton, Sr., 810 West 7th Street, Columbia, Tennessee, requests information concerning his son reported killed in action in November 1945. ASN 14 164 330 Co "I" 424 Inf.

 

FERRELL J. AMBROSE

Mrs. G. G. Ambrose, Mother, Route 1, Box 90, Creswell, North Carolina requests information concerning her son reported missing in action 17 December 1944 and presumed dead December 1945. ASN 69 94 442 A Co. 424 Inf.

 

WALLACE C. AMUNDSON

The father and mother of Wallace C. Amundson, Hdqrs. Co., 1st Battalion, DBBnd, request information as to how he died. Forward directly to the father, Lucian Amundson, Blair, Wisconsin, or through the Association office.

 

GUSTAV F. ANCHORSTAR

Hq Co. 2d Bn 423rd Regt. MIA 12 January 1945. Reported PW Stalag IX B. Died at Bergs, Germany 30 March 1945 of malnutrition. Information concerning this veteran requested by his mother, Mrs. Edna M. Anchorstar, R. D. No. 1, Pottsville, Pa.

 

LEE E. ANDERSON

Pvt. Co. 2 423 Inf Reg ASN 37 586 615 was reported missing in action December 21, 1944. A card was received from him stating he was a prisoner in Stalag IVB. A letter post-marked January 25, 1945 from the same Stalag was received February 25, 1946. The War Department has declared him "presumably dead." Even the slightest scrap of information concerning this man will be gratefully received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Anderson. Medora, North Dakota.

 

PAUL M. CATRON

Pfc 1st Platoon, Co I, 424 Inf Regt Killed in action at Henumont, Belgium, January 13, 1945. His mother, Mrs. G. E. Catron requests any information that is available about her son. She would like to hear from some of the men who were with him. Her address is 4004 Brooklyn, Kansas City, Mo.

 

JOHN H. BARKER

Pfc 1st Platoon Co., 1 424 Id Regt Killed in action at Coulee, Belgium, January 16, 1945. His father, Mr. C. W. Barker c/o Hardesty Chemical Co., Inc. Post Office Box 5, Henderson, Nev. requests any information that is available about his son.

 

ADDRESSES WANTED

Clarence J. Ruth, 1728 W. Alleghany Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. wants the address of the following men of Co. B 424; James Herd/Hird Seattle, Bill Novack (Nowak?) Pa., James McIntyre, New York, Sgt. Heyman, New York, John Vincent, Mass., George Scheibel, Los Angeles.

 

JAMES HOWE

Seymour S. Light, 1670 Ivydale Road, Cleveland Heights 18, Ohio, is very anxious to learn the address of James Howe. He says, "All the information I have is that he lives in the State of New York and was once with Hq Co. 3d Bn 424." The Association would also like Howe's address as we do not have him on the roster.

 

WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW

M/Sgt Hubert Speakman of the Chemical Warfare Section is now a vocational advisor with the State of Ohio located at the State Board for Vocational Education, 431 Main St., Room 405, Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Sgt. Barnes of the G4 section, after leave in the states, went back to Berlin where he was discharged and continues as a civilian with AMG.

 

Warrant Officer Vollie McCollum of the AG section is back in Nashville, Tenn., and expects to go with VA.

 

General Leo McMahon, Division Artillery Commander has reverted to peace time status as eagle Colonel, and is Senior Instructor of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He resides at 108 North 23d St., Camp Hill, Pa.

 

Arthur Campbell, AT 423, Rt 2, Hagerstown, Indiana, mentions five daughters, but doesn't tell at what he's doing.

 

T/5 Roscoe R. Altum, B Co 81 Engr Bn 206 South Seventh St., Tonkawa. Okla., is back at farming.

 

Cpl. Edward H. Baum, Jr., B Btry 590, 135 Terra Cotta, Johnsburg, Pa. says he's laboring hard but doesn't say at what.

 

Lt. Col. Joseph E. Matthews, former Exec of the 422, is with the Fifth Reg IRTC, Camp McClellan, Alabama, expecting to be sent back to Germany soon.

CWO Herb Snyder of the Division Band is the Special Service Officer at Fort Douglas, Utah.

 

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Ft. Douglas must have seemed like Div Hq for a while. Brig Gen Herbert T. Perrin commanded until going to the hospital. Col Cavender was there, Chaplain Veazie, Lt. Bird, Gen Perrin's, ADC and Lt Washington of the Division Defense Platoon, along with Herb Snyder.

 

Cpl Richard Casey, Sv Btry of the 627 and 592, 8807 'S. Gramercy Pl., L.A. 44 Calif is with the Dept. of Water and Power.

 

T/3 Wayne S. Chandler, 2523 Central Avenue, Anderson, Indiana, says, "After I left the 106, I worked as cadre at the 19th Repple-Depot at Etamps, France for a while. Later I joined the Paris Stars and Stripes as chief despatcher. When the Paris Edition closed, I was sent to the Germany edition at Pfungstadt where I served until discharge and return." Wayne was with Co E 424 and is now a student which must be unexciting but restful after the ETO.

 

T/5 Anthony Alcamo, Hq Btry Divarty, 1527 Gorsuch Ave., Baltimore 18, Md., says he was separated 25 November at Ft. Meade but doesn't give us any other dope.

 

General Jones is convalescing from the heart attack which took him from us on 22 December of the Bulge, at his home 3532 Quebec St., N.W. Washington, D.C.

 

Sgt Seymour S. Light, 1670 Ivydale Road, Cleveland Heights, 18 Ohio, Hq Co 3d Bn 424 and Co L 424, is a student once more. He was hospitalized for Trench foot and concussion and transferred directly to the Air Corps from the Hospital.

 

Paul E. Stoner, Co K 424, N. 36th St., Terre Haute, Indiana, sends best wishes for a successful organization, but doesn't tell us anything of himself.

 

Sgt Jay Bruce Abraham, Co L 423, 414:1/2 Third Ave. North, Virginia, Minn., was just discharged 11 June at Camp McCoy. Got a good laugh out of his listing his vocation as "Temporary Bum." Aren't we all?

 

T/5 Roy A. Arnold, Cos F and L 422, Maytown, Pennsylvania, was a prisoner in Stalag IV B. Leipiz and Halle, being released 15 April 1945. He is now a Foreman of Freight and equipment handlers.

 

PFC Donald R. Candy, Med Det 423, 1008 W. Oregon Ave., Urbana, Ill., was a prisoner four months in Stalag IX B at Bad Orb. He's now a student at the University of Illinois, not married, and no children—yet.

 

T/5 Edwin D. Eissrig, QM Co, 213 Burritt St., New Britain, Conn., is an inspector with the Fafnir Bearing Co., of that city. He has undertaken to attempt to organize the first Local Post among the twenty former 106 GIs in that city.

 

T/Sgt John M. Carico, Co F 422, 1648 Lunt Ave., Chicago 26, Ill., is a photographer with Remington Rand. He is a Purple Hearter and a prisoner in Stalag IVB VIII-A and XI B.

 

T/4 Fred J. Ferris, Div Hq AGO, 922 Henry St., S.W., Roanoke, Va., is a clerk with the Norfolk and Western Ry, in the Auditor's office. Just can't get away from the typewriters, adding machines, and pencils, can you Fred?

 

Cpl Robert F. Baron, Co K 422, 2212 Holly-ridge Drive, Hollywood 28, Cal., was wounded and a prisoner at Stalag IV B. He's now back on the Campus with nothing more exciting than the Annual Prom to look forward to.

 

S/Sgt Daniel Calabrese, Jr., of the 106 Signal Co., 1022 Fitzwater St., Philadelphia, writes enclosing a picture of him and Roland Barber, asking that it be printed "as is". Sorry Dan but it's too dark to make a cut of. Got another? He left the Division 17 August to go to the 104 as a reinforcement for the Pacific, but acquired enough points in the States to get released.

 

PFC Carmelo Cernigliaro 620 Bainbridge St., Brooklyn 33, N. Y. a former Cannoneer with the Cannon Co 423, didn't get out until 29 January 46. He says he's in "Law". Student, or practicing, Carmelo?

 

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T/4 Frank J. Alter, 2315 Greenwood Ave., Wilmette, Illinois is now a Fire Protection Engineer with the National Fire Group, 175 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. He's swapped around quite a bit and must have a story to tell. He was with the 589th, Btry C at the time of the Bulge. also Btry A 592, 981 F.A. Bn., 68 AFA Bn, First AD, and the 481 CID Detachment.

 

Cpl Albert G. Utah, Co C 422, 475-8th Ave., San Francisco 18, Calif., is now a clerk with the Federal Public Housing Authority in San Francisco.

 

PFC Milton A. Barnes Co I 424, 195 Pond St., S. Weymouth, Mass. is now a salesman with the National Tag & Label Co., of Cambridge, Mass. Milton must have a story to tell: he came as a reinforcement in December 44 to one of the worst hit companies in the Division. Send us the story sometime, Milton.

 

S/Sgt John Adams, Jr. Co D 422, Sutton, W. Va., gives his temporary address as Ann Arbor, Michigan. Probably at school there. He says he was captured 22 Dec 44 about four days after the regiment formally surrendered. Ought to be a good story to fill the blank of those four or five days; send it in some time John. He was at Stalags IVB Muhlberg. VIII A Gorlitz, and IX C Brunswick.

 

T/5 Charles W. Case, 159 Id Reg. Mina. S. Dakota, is now a lineman and truck driver with the local Utility Company.

 

Pfc Morris R. Carlin, 106 QM Co, 472 Cold Spring Ave., West Springfield, Mass, is now a Liquor Store Proprietor. That's really wishful fulfillment of some of the days in the Bulge.

 

Cpl James C. Rodgers, Co B 423 and Div Hq Fin 0, is now in the Refrigerating and Air Conditioning business. He lives at 372 S. Evaline St., Pittsburgh 24, Pa.

 

S/Sgt Gilbert E. Hanson. Co H 422 and Co L 424, is Postmaster at Machiasport, Maine.

 

S/Sgt Charles H. Carr. Co C 423. 1700 S. Noland, Independence, Mo., Silver Star winner. is now a sheet metal worker. Carr was captured 21 Dec 44 and spent some pleasant days in Stalags IV B, Ill B and III A.

 

Cpl Samuel Carlock of the 422 Reg, 13391/4 Comanche Ave. Clinton, Iowa, after doing a turn in Stalag IIB and IIA is with the Pillsbury Mills.

 

Cpl James A. Bard, Co I 422, 65 Eggertsville, N. Y. and Phi Sigma Kappa State College, Pa., is at Penn State as a student. He was a prisoner in Stalags IVB and IVF.

 

PFC George F. Balch, Second Plat Co A 423, 28 McKinley St., Keene, N. H. is a student at the U. of New Hampshire. He was with the rest of the boys at IX B Bad Orb from 19 December to 2 April 1945.

 

Cpl Stanley V. Bade, 1170 S. Lincoln Ave., Kankakee, Ill. is a draftsman with the David Bradley Mfg. Works. Bradley, Illinois. Stanley was with Co A 423 and a prisoner at IXB.

 

S/Sgt Frank A. Arboline, Co B 424, 350 First St. Jersey City. N. J. is a tavern and Restaurant Manager.

 

Sgt. Richard S. Adamson, Co I 424, 488 Chadman St. Conneaut. Ohio. is still in the service but doesn't say where.

 

2/Lt Bartley M. Alford, Jr., 589 and 592 FABn is now a student and resides at 1400 E. Gadsden St., Pensacola, Fla. Barney holds the Silver Star and received a Battle field commission 24 January 45 at Stavelot along with R. C. Pierson and D. L. Miller.

 

Sgt. Hugh J. Fisher. Med Det 589 FABn, Engadine, Michigan. has the Purple Heart and  was liberated at Stalag XIB. He says at present he's "Workin' on de railroad".

 

Pfc Ben H. Adams, Co K 424, Rte #1, Lexington, Nebraska, finds farming peaceful after a turn in Stammlager IX at Bad Orb.

 

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T/4 Charles E. Allen, Drum Major of the Division Band, 323 S. First St., Monmouth, Illinois, doesn't give us a clue as to what he's doing now. Wonder if he's with that wonderful Illini Band. Charley, do you have a copy of the "Golden Lion on to Victory March"? Francis J. Heavey, 639 Elizabeth St., San Francisco, Cal. wants a copy and so do we. Herb Snyder at Ft. Douglas says he doesn't have a copy.

 

T/5 Herbert W. Allshouse, 106th Signal Co, 7763 Baxter St., Pittsburgh, Pa., is now in printing and advertising.

 

Sgt. John W. Barrett, Jr., Co 1424, 1003 N. New St., Bethlehem. Pa., gives no clue as to his current activities but since he is a Purple Hearter and discharged from Ashford General Hospital may still be under the weather.

 

Lewis A. Shirk, 616 North St., Mifflintown, Pa., says he was a member of the Sv Co 422 from activation until captured. Send us some more dope, Lewis.

 

Paul W. Barriger, Franklin, N. Y. R.F.D. #1, is another modest chap. Gives no dope except he was in the 422 and has the GCM and CIB.

 

S/Sgt. Samuel L. Beader, 81 Engr (C) Bn, 127 S. Euclid Ave. Westfield. N. J. is a clothing Designer and Production Manager with Pauline Gordon, Inc. of Madison Avenue, N. Y. C. Wish it were men's clothing, Sam, I'd brace you for

a suit.

 

Sgt. Richard B. Campbell, Co F 422, 140 E. 81 St., N. Y. 28, N. Y. is a lithographer with Stearns & Beal, 150 Varick St., N. Y. 13, N. Y. Dick was a prisoner in IXB.

 

Sgt. Gene W. Carstens, 590 and 591 FABns, RR#1 Davenport, Iowa, got the Purple Heart and Air Medal. Doesn't say what he's doing now.

 

Capt. Harry E. Albertson, Co H 422, 312 S. 6th St., Darby, Pa. is a Senior clerk with the General Baking Co. of Philadelphia. Must seem quiet after "doing time" in Stalag IXB, Oflag VIIIC, Luft 3, and Stalag VIIA.

 

Sgt. Andrew G. Campbell, Co L 424, 503 N. Butrick St., Waukegan, Illinois, is with the City Map Dept. Andrew asks if the Division got the Presidential citation. Sorry to say no. The 81 Engr (C) Bn did however.

 

Cpl. Marcus A. Bartusek, Co H 424, Manly, Iowa, is still taking it easy.

 

Cpl. Jerome L. Frankel, Hq Co 3d Bn 423, 158 Dahill Road. Brooklyn 18, N. Y. is with the Advance Solvents and Chemical Corp of N.Y.C. He got the Purple Heart and was PW in Stalag IVB. Jerome was No. Two member of the Association.

 

T/5 Harold M. Bailey, Co H 424, 102 Marshall Ave., Macon, Georgia, is now a student once again.

 

Cpl. Duward B. Frampton, Jr., Cn Co 422, Schenley Apts, Pittsburgh, Pa. is with his father's company as a mechanical engineer. He is a purple hearter and a PW in IXB and IXA. He was the first to send in his dues as a peacetime member of the Association. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association to fill a vacancy, giving each regiment a place on the Board.

 

2/Lt Franklin Barlow, AG's Office, 30 Baldwin St., Hudson, Ohio, is with the War Assets Administration, Newman-Stern Bldg., Cleveland. Frank got the Bronze Star for his work and well deserved it as many can testify. He asks to be remembered to all his old friends.

 

Willie L. Chambers, Box 1177 Reidsville, N. C. is most modest. He hardly tells us anything except that he served with Co I 424, and the 106 Signal Co.

 

Pfc Robert J. Caskey, Co G 424 (where he presided at the Reg PX) is now a sales manager in Norristown, Pa., where he resides at 420 W. Airy St. He asks us to please write to his old buddy, Pfc Wm. Thompson formerly of the 424 Cannon Co, and now in the Valley Forge Hospital, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Thompson was blinded 16 December 1944.

 

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T/5 Donald D. Allen, 106 Signal Co, 401 Gardenville Rd., Pittsburgh 27, Pa. is with the ByProducts Division of Jones and Laughlin Steel Co., in Pittsburgh.

 

Captain Harris (Honey) Squire, Special Troops Office DHQ, is spending the summer fishing in his beloved Northern Wisconsin and in September is opening a Law Office in his home, Harper, Kansas.

 

Lt. Col. Byrne A. Bowman, Div JA, has opened Law Offices in the Commerce Exchange Bldg., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

 

Colonel William C. Baker, Chief of Staff, is with USFET. He's in G-5, Military Government. APO 757 c/o PM, N. Y.

 

Pfc John H. Barman, Com Plat 1st Bn Hq Co 422, 24 Forest St., New Britain, Conn. is back at work as a student. He was ASTP at the U. of Ala when he was sent to the 106. He "did time" in Stalags XIIA, IVB, IIIB, and HIA. He sent in a fine list of other 106ers to check on in our files. If every member would send in a list of ten of his friends we should soon locate the missing twenty thousand.

 

Cpl Roger L. Batten, Co D 424, 1775 Granville Ave., Chicago 26, Ill., is now a student of Geology. Roger was captured 16 December and liberated 3 May 1945 at Altengrabow by the 83d Div. Stalags IIIA and IIA. Purple Heart.

 

WOJG Nicholas S. Amico came to the 106 on cadre from the 80th and served in the 423. He stayed with the 106 until July 1945 but didn't get separated until April of this year. He sent in the longest list to date of other 106 GIs. Thanks a lot Nick.

 

Capt. Kendig C. Bare, DHQ Co, 305 N. Lime St., Lancaster, Pa., is with Wheatland Associates, Lancaster, Pa. in public relations work. Kendig left the Div in February 1945, got the Commendation ribbon, but didn't get out until February 46. He sent in a fine list of names too.

Cpl Reuben E. LeBeaux, Co F 424, 274 Walnut St., Shrewsbury, Mass., is back in school as a student. He was one of the first to sign up as a member.

 

Cpl George K. Zak. Cos D and M 422. 836 Elgin Ave., Forest Park, Illinois is enrolled in the Commerce School of DePaul University, Chicago. He was a PW in Stalags IVB and IVA.

 

S/Sgt Burr Hotchkin, Co B & C 81 Engr (C) Bn, 853 Cauldwell Ave., Bronx 56, N. Y. is with the Empire Carpet Corporation.

 

2/Lt Paul C. Nielsen, 591 FABn, Elkhorn, Iowa is still in the service with Co A Rec. Ctr. Cp Beale, Calif. Paul sent along the picture of St. Vith taken in May 1945 shown in another section of the CUB.

 

General Francis A. Woolfley (for the benefit of early members of the Division, the General who assumed command 10 August 45 and brought the Division home) has reverted to peacetime status as eagle Colonel and is Senior Instructor Louisiana National Guard, Headquarters Bldg., Jackson Barracks, New Orleans 12, La.

 

1/Lt Bill Wensley 423 generally on DS with DHQ as PRO is with G. M. Basford Company, Advertising and Marketing, 60 E. 42nd St., N. Y. C.

 

UNIT INSIGNIA

     The Quartermaster General writes that the 422nd, 423d and 424th Regimental distinctive insignia submitted to them have never received official approval and are not authorized. The Association is making an attempt to have them authorized for use in the future. The Quartermaster General also writes there is no record of a distinctive insignia having been approved for the 81st Engineers and the 331st Medical Bn. At Jackson, an insignia for the 81st Engineers was approved. If memory serves correctly, it was red and white with a mailed fist holding a stick of dynamite. If anyone has a copy of this, it would be appreciated by Association Headquarters. It will be submitted to the War Department for approval.

 

WANTED: ROSTER FOR "K" COMPANY 423d INFANTRY

     Regimental rosters are all complete at National Headquarters except for "K" Company of the 423d Infantry. If you have such a roster or know where one might be obtained, please write.

 

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ST. VITH
JUNE 1945

 

Photograph by

LT. PAUL C. NIELSEN

Elkhorn, Iowa

GENERAL PERRIN RETIRES

The Army & Navy Journal of 13 June 1946, announces that General Herbert T. Perrin, former commander of the Division has returned to his home awaiting retirement.

 

SEND IN YOUR HISTORICAL MATERIAL FOR STORAGE WITH THE ASSOCIATION

     The Association appeals to you to send in historical material for storage with the Division Association. This is the only place where anywhere near complete records of the Division as a Division will be available. Papers, records, clippings have a way of getting lost through the years. Send them in where they can be kept safely and usefully in an organized repository.

 

D. B. FRAMPTON, Jr., OF PITTSBURGH BECOMES FIRST PAID UP MEMBER

     "Enclosed you will find my check for $3.00, and a happier one I have never written. It will be good to see the CUB again. I have thoroughly read your mimeographed enclosure. I'll tell you, I'm proud of the aims and the constitution of the Association."

Mr. Frampton was in the Cannon Company of the 422nd, and a P.O.W. spending a good share of his time at Stalag IX at Bad Orb. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frampton who did such wonderful work in organizing the "Agony Grapevine." They personally maintained a short wave radio station to send news to all relatives of the casualties in the 106th during the Battle of the Bulge.

 

PUZZLE: WHO HAS THE OFFICIAL DIVISION SONG?

     Francis J. Heavey of 639 Elizabeth Street, San Francisco. California requests the name of the composer and the publisher of the official Division Song "The Golden Lion On To Victory". If memory serves correctly this was the winner of a contest at Camp Atterbury. We wrote to Herb Snyder of the Division Bank who replies as follows: "The information you requested regarding a copy of the official division song is at present rather "tough". I have written to Frank Power who wrote the official song entitled "The 106th Victory March" and asked him to send me a complete score. As yet I have not received a reply. I have a recording of the 106th Victory March of which I can get the words. That, coupled with the fact that you have a 1st trumpet part with the melody written on it, will at least give anyone desiring that much some satisfaction. I might add here that General Perrin, while he was commander of the post, also requested a copy of the official march and that was the reason why I wrote to Frank Power. Our only other possible source of supply is from our music library which was left

 

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WANTED: CARTOONIST    WHO WON THE MEDALS?

     The "CUB" ought to have a good cartoonist. Does anyone know where we can get one? If so, write to Secretary Livesey, Association Headquarters.

 

WANT A COPY OF THE LAST EUROPEAN ISSUE OF THE CUB?

     National Headquarters has on hand about three hundred copies of the Camp Lucky Strike Souvenir edition of the CUB. It summarizes the activities of the Division in the ETO and is something every GI should have among his souvenirs.

So long as they last, they are free for the asking. First come, first served.

 

FRENCH GOVERNMENT HONORS

106th PERSONNEL

     In orders issued by USFET it was learned that the following former members of the Golden Lions have received awards of the French Government:

Maj. Gen. Alan W. Jones              Legion of Honor

Gen. Herbert T. Perrin                 Legion of Honor

Lt. Col. Thomas J. Riggs              L'Ordre du Corps D'Armee

Lt. Col. Earl B. Williams               L'Ordre du Corps D'Armee

Capt. Lee Berwick                       L'Ordre de la Division

Maj. Arthur C. Parker                  L'Ordre de la Division

2d Lt. Robert L. Honaker             L'Ordre de la Brigade

1st Lt. Dale R. Carver                  L'Ordre de In brigade

2d Lt. Barney M. Alford, Jr.         L'Ordre de In Brigade

 

PICTURE HISTORY OF THE DIVISION

     Who won the Medals? Major David Milotta in the May issue of the Infantry Journal answers the question pretty thoroughly. The Air Force did. For every man killed in the infantry, 1.4 medals were awarded. In the Air Force for every man killed 43.1 medals were awarded.

     Interesting is the total for the 106 Division. Its men were awarded one Distinguished Service Cross (George Withee) 64 Silver Stars, six Legion of Misfit, 20 Soldier's Medals, 323 Bronze Stars, and eleven Air Medals.

     The Third Infantry Division with 33 Medals of Honor was tops in that field. Second was the First Division with sixteen Medals of Honor. The comparatively small number given in the 106 is explained by the relatively short period of time we were in action (90 odd days) and the fact, as one officer transferred into the Division from another outfit said "It's harder to get a Bronze Star in the 106 than a Silver Star in any other outfit." Unquestionably the standards of awards in the 106 were high.

 

WHAT MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION

 

REUBEN LEBEAUX, SHREWSBURY, MASS: "I heartily agree with every phase of the Association's Constitution. I certainly believe the sound basic objectives of the Association are as perfect as possible. As for a city to hold a convention, I vote for good old Indianapolis."

 

FRANKLIN BARLOW OF THE ADJUTANT'S OFFICE, 30 BALDWIN STREET, HUDSON, OHIO writes in to say:

"If you have occasion to write any of my acquaintances or friends among the Hq personnel, please give them my regards. After all my letter writing while in the service, my correspondence has suffered a serious lapse."

 

DONALD R. CANDY, MEDICAL DETACHMENT 423 INF, 218 SOUTH KENSINGTON AVENUE, LA GRANGE, ILLINOIS says: "I was very anxious and well pleased when I got the application blank for the Association. I have had it on my mind for nearly a year now wishing that there were some organization to write to find out certain information.

 

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Index for: Vol. 3, No. 1, Aug. 1946

 


106th Div., 1, 6, 7

106th Inf. Div., 2, 4, 6, 11, 12, 20

106th Infantry Division Association, 1, 3

106th QM Co., 26

106th Sig. Co., 25, 29, 30

28th Inf. Div., 11

331st Med. BN, 8, 9, 31

34th Div., 18

422nd Inf., 12, 13, 14

423rd Inf., 31

423rd Inf. Regt., 22

423rd Regt., 7

424th Inf., 22

424th Inf. Regt., 13, 14, 21

424th Regt., 31

589th FA BN, 13, 14

589th, Btry C, 26

591st FA, 13

591st FA BN, 28, 30

592nd FA, 27

592nd FA BN, 16

806th Ord., 16

80th Inf. Div., 11

81st Engr., 31

83rd Div., 30

8th Inf. Div., 11

Abraham, Jay B., 16

Abraham, Sgt. Jay Bruce, 24

Adams, Ben H., 15

Adams, John , Jr., 16

Adams, Pfc. Ben H., 27

Adams, S/Sgt. John, Jr., 26

Adamson, Richard S., 15

Adamson, Sgt. Richard S., 27

Agate, Frank I, Lt. Col., 12

Agony Grapevine, 17, 20, 32

Albertson, Capt. Harry E., 28

Albertson, Harry E., 15

Alcamo, Anthony, 16

Alcamo, Anthony A, T/5, 12

Alcamo, T/5 Anthony, 24

Alford, 2nd Lt. Barney M., Jr., 33

Alford, 2nd Lt. Bartley M., Jr., 27

Alford, Barney M., Jr., 15

Allen, Charles E., 15

Allen, Donald D., 15

Allen, T/4 Charles E., 28

Allen, T/5 Donald D., 30

Allshouse, Herbert W., 15

Allshouse, T/5 Herbert W., 28

Alter, Frank J., 16

Alter, T/4 Frank J., 26

Altum, Roscoe R., 16

Altum, T/5 Roscoe R., 23

Ambrose, Ferrell J., 22

Ambrose, Mrs. G. G., 22

Amico, Nicholas S., 15

Amico, WOJG Nicholas S., 30

Amundson, Lucian, 22

Amundson, Wallace C., 22

Anchorstar, Edna M., 7, 8

Anchorstar, Gustav F., 22

Anchorstar, Mrs. Edna M., 7, 22

Anchorstar, Pfc. Gustav Frederick, 6

Anderson, Lee E., 22

Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. Richard, 22

Andrews, Lowry B, Sgt., 12

Arboline, Frank A., 15

Arboline, S/Sgt. Frank A., 27

Ardennes, 3, 20

Armold, Roy A., 16

Arnold, T/5 Roy A., 24

Aspinwall, Francis H, S/Sgt, 12

Bad Orb, 24, 26, 27, 32

Bade, Cpl. Stanley V., 26

Bade, Stanley V., 15

Bailey, Harold M., 15

Bailey, James D, Cpl., 12

Bailey, T/5 Harold M., 28

Baker, Col. William C., 30

Balch, George E., 15

Balch, Pfc. George F., 26

Baldi, Arlsy, Sgt., 12

Bannan, John H., 15

Barber, Roland, 25

Bard, Cpl. James A., 26

Bard, James A., 15

Bare, Capt. Kendig C., 30

Bare, Kendig C., 15

Barker, John H., 22

Barker, Mr. C. W., 22

Barlow, 2nd Lt. Franklin, 29

Barlow, Franklin, 33

Barlow, Franklin S., 15

Barman, Pfc. John H., 30

Barnes, Milton A., Jr., 16

Barnes, Pfc. Milton A., 26

Barnes, Sgt., 23

Baron, Cpl. Robert F., 25

Baron, Robert F., 16

Barrett, John W., Jr., 15

Barrett, Sgt. John W., Jr., 28

Barriger, Paul W., 15, 28

Bartusek, Cpl. Marcus A., 28

Bartusek, Marcus A., 15

Batten, Cpl. Roger L., 30

Batten, Roger L., 15

Battle Of The Bulge, 21, 32

Baum, Cpl. Edward H., Jr., 23

Baum, Edward H., Jr., 16

Beader, S/Sgt. Samuel L., 28

Belgium, 4, 5

Belzer, M. S, Lt. Col., 12

Bergs, Germany, 22

Berlin, 23

Berwick, Capt. Lee, 33

Bird, Lt., 24

Blazin, George A, 1St Sgt., 13

Bn, Co 81 Engr, 23

Bowman, Byrne A, Lt. Col., 13

Bowman, Lt. Col. Byrne A., 30

Brocki, Harry W., 22

Brocki, Paul P., 22

Brocki, Paul P., Pfc., 22

Brosseau, Louis D, Major, 13

Brunswick, 26

Brussels, 6

Btry C. 11th BN, 4th Regt., 12

Buchan, Frank William, Sgt., 13

Bulno, John E, Cpl., 13

Calabrese, Daniel , Jr., 16

Calabrese, S/Sgt. Daniel, Jr., 25

Camp Atterbury, 32

Camp Atterbury, Indiana, 11, 18

Camp Forest, Tennessee, 11

Camp Lucky Strike, 4, 12, 33

Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia, 12

Camp Shanks, 9

Campbell, Andrew G., 15

Campbell, Arthur, 23

Campbell, Arthur D., 16

Campbell, Richard B., 15

Campbell, Sgt. Andrew G., 28

Campbell, Sgt. Richard B., 28

Candy, Donald R., 16, 18, 34

Candy, Pfc. Donald R., 24

Carico, John M., 16

Carico, T/Sgt. John M., 24

Carlin, Morris R., 15

Carlin, Pfc. Morris R., 26

Carlock, Cpl. Samuel, 26

Carlock, Samuel, 15

Carlton, Mr. William W., Sr., 22

Carlton, William W., Jr., 22

Carr, Charles H., 15

Carr, S/Sgt. Charles H., 26

Carstens, Gene W., 15

Carstens, Sgt. Gene W., 28

Carver, 1st Lt. Dale R., 33

Case, Charles W., 16

Case, T/5 Charles W., 26

Casey, Cpl. Richard, 24

Casey, Richard, 16

Caskey, Pfc. Robert J., 29

Caskey, Robert J., 15

Catron, Mrs. G. E., 22

Catron, Paul M., 22

Cavender, Col., 24

Cavender, Col. Charles C., 7

Ceant, Melvin N, Capt., 13

Cenko, Paul, S/Sgt., 13

Cernigliaro, Carmelo B., 16

Cernigliaro, Pfc. Carmelo, 25

Chambers, Willie L., 15, 29

Chandler, T/3 Wayne S., 24

Chandler, Wayne S., 16

Co. I, 318th Inf. Regt., 11

Co. I, 423rd, Inf. Regt., 11

Co. K, 423rd, 16

Co., Pfc. 1st Platoon, 1 424 Id Regt, 22

Conlon, Joseph L, M/Sgt., 13

Connell, James, 1

Connell, Jim, M/Sgt., 13

Connell, M/Sgt. James, 8

Connell, Mr., 8, 9

Coulee, Belgium, 22

Craig, Sgt., 12

De Martino, Mrs. R., 21

De Martino, Pfc. William, 21

De Martino, William, 21

Deal, Henry, Pfc., 13

Deem, James M, 1St Lt., 13

Deni, Walter J, Pfc., 13

Deutschendorf, Elmer H, T/Sgt., 13

Div. Artillery, 8, 12, 23

Div. Band, 23, 28

Div. HQ, 7, 8, 9

Division History, 7

Doerner, George W, T/4, 13

Donovan, William J., T/4, 13

Douglass, John W., T/4, 13

Dowgin, Mr., 8

Dowgin, Pfc. Thomas, 8

Dowgin, Thomas, Pfc., 13

Duhe, Howard E., 1St Sgt., 14

Dupuy, Col., 20

Eissrig, Edwin C., 16

Eissrig, T/5 Edwin D., 24

Emmert, David S., S/Sgt., 13

Etamps, France, 24

Eupen, 5

Farris, Fred J., 16

Fayram, Col., 12

Ferris, T/4 Fred J., 24

Fisher, Hugh J., 15

Fisher, Sgt. Hugh J., 27

Forsythe, Col. John D., 18

Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 12

Fort Dix, New Jersey, 11, 12

Fort Jackson, S. C., 11

Frampton, Cpl. Duward B., Jr., 28

Frampton, D. B., Jr., 9, 32

Frampton, D. W., 17, 20

Frampton, Duward B., 9

Frampton, Duward B., Jr., 8, 9, 14

Frampton, Mr., 20, 32

Frampton, Mr. & Mrs., 21, 32

Frampton, Mr. & Mrs. D. B., 20

Frank, Stanley, 20

Frankel, Cpl. Jerome L., 28

Frankel, Jerome, 15

Germany, 3, 11, 23, 24

Gibson, William R., T/5,, 14

Gillen, Jam. J., M/Sgt., 14

Gish, David J, T/4, 14

Gloucester, England, 12

Gorlitz, 26

Gorman, Thomas F., Cpl., 14

Graulich, M., 4

Graulich, Rector, 4

Haddaway, Herbert M., Jr., 14

Hall, John, 11

Hall, John L., M/Sgt., 14

Hall, Mr. & Mrs. C. R., 11

Hall, Sgt. John L., 8

Halle, 24

Hanson, Gilbert E., 15

Hanson, S/Sgt. Gilbert E., 26

Harris, William Bb., Cpl., 14

Heavey, Francis J., 28, 32

Henumont, Belgium, 22

Herd/Hird, James, 22

Hermance, Wesley S., Sgt., 14

Heyman, Sgt., 22

Hirsch, Rudolph, Cpl., 14

Holland, 7

Honaker, 2nd Lt. Robert L., 33

Honaman, Earl M., Lt. Col., 14

Hotchkin, Burr F., 15

Hotchkin, S/Sgt. Burr, 30

Howe, James, 23

HQ Btry. 106th Div. Artillery, 12

Hq Co., 2nd BN, 423rd Inf. Regt., 6

Hursey, John Bb., T/5, 14

Jones, Alan W., 4

Jones, Gen., 4, 24

Jones, Maj. Gen. Alan W., 33

Jones, Robert E., T/5, 14

Karlsruhe, 12, 16

Kaufman, John C., T/4, 14

Knowlen, Miss Dorothy, 11

Ladyka, Sgt. Victor, 8

Ladyka, Victor, 11

Ladyka, Victor V., 11

Ladyka, Victor, Sgt., 14

Lebeaux, Cpl. Reuben E., 30

LeBeaux, Reuben, 33

LeBeaux, Reuben E., 15

Leipiz, 24

Lemley, Francis M., T/4, 14

Lerot, Maj., 5

Liege, 4, 5

Light, Seymour S., 16, 23

Light, Sgt. Seymour S., 24

Livesey, Col., 4, 5, 8

Livesey, H. B., Jr., 1

Livesey, Herbert B., Jr., 7, 9, 20

Livesey, Herbert B., Jr., Lt. Col., 14

Livesey, Lt. Col. Herbert B., Jr., 8

Livesey, Secretary, 33

Longbottom, John H., 1St Lt., 14

Lowther, Robert S., Capt., 14

Lucky Strike, 1, 4, 8, 12

Luft 3, 28

Macpherson, Richard J., T/4, 14

Makrianis, Alexander L., T/3, 14

Margraten, 7

Marty, Clyde W., Pfc., 14

Matthews, Col., 17

Matthews, Lt. Col. Joseph E., 23

McCollum, WO Vollie, 23

McHugh, Thomas E., Jr., T/4, 14

McIntosh, D. E., Jr., 1St Lt., 14

McIntyre, James, 22

McLamb, Glenwood, Sgt., 14

McMahon, Gen. Leo, 23

Mechir, Maj., 12

Miller, D. L., 27

Milotta, Maj. David, 33

Montenieu, Eugene, Cpl., 14

Morgan, E. P., M/Sgt, 14

Muhlberg, 26

Nielsen, 2nd Lt. Paul C., 30

Nielsen, Lt. Paul C., 32

Nielsen, Paul C., 15

Northern France, 11

Novack, Bill, 22

Oflag VIIIC, 28

O'Keefe, James M., T/Sgt., 14

Paris, 24

Parker, Maj. Arthur C., 33

Perlman, Maj., 8

Perlman, Maj. William S., 8

Perlman, Mr., 8, 11

Perlman, William, 11

Perlman, William R., 14

Perrin, Brig. Gen. Herbert T., 24

Perrin, Gen., 4, 24, 32

Perrin, Gen. Herbert T., 32, 33

Pierson, R. C., 27

Plante, Oscar J., Sgt., 14

Platoon, Pfc. 1St, Co I, 424 Inf Regt, 22

Pollino, Frank P., S/Sgt., 14

Power, Frank, 32

President, Sgt Connell, 8

Price, David A., 1

Price, David S., T/5, 14

Price, M/Sgt. (Then T/5) David S., 8

Price, Mr. David S., 8

Price, President David A., 3

Queen Elizabeth, 12

Raddatz, Robert W., T/4, 14

Ramberg, Paulus S., S/Sgt., 14

Reader, Samuel L., 15

Riggs, Lt. Col. Thomas J., 33

Rodger, James C., 15

Rodgers, Cpl. James C., 26

Roman, Samuel A., Pfc., 14

Roster, 31

Ruth, Clarence J., 22

Sailor, Russell, T/5, 14

Saturday Evening Post, 20

Scheibel, George, 22

Schwille, George W., S/Sgt., 14

Shirk, Lewis A., 15, 28

Smith, Norman M. Sgt., 14

Smith, Raymond G., Sgt., 14

Smyth, Maj., 12

Snyder, CWO Herb, 23

Snyder, Herb, 24, 28, 32

Souba, Frederic J., Pfc., 14

Speakman, M/Sgt. Hubert, 23

Squire, Capt. Harris (Honey), 30

St. Mihiel, 1

St. Vith, 5, 30, 32

Stalag II-A, 26, 30

Stalag III-A, 26, 30

Stalag III-B, 30

Stalag IV B, 26

Stalag IV-A, 30

Stalag IV-B, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30

Stalag IV-F, 26

Stalag IX-A, 28

Stalag IX-B, 22, 24, 26, 28

Stalag VII-A, 28

Stalag XI-B, 27

Stalag XII-A, 30

Stammlager IX, 27

Starrett, George F., 20

Stars and Stripes, 24

Stavelot, 27

Stimson, Secretary Of War, 20

Stoner, Paul E., 16, 24

Stroh, Gen., 4, 11

Svc. Co., 423rd. Inf. Regt., 11

Tennessee Maneuvers, 11

Third Inf. Div., 33

Thompson, Pfc. Wm., 29

Trampack, Oliver A., T/Sgt., 14

Tuttle, Walter L., S/Sgt., 14

Utah, Albert G., 16

Utah, Cpl. Albert G., 26

Veazie, Chaplain, 4, 24

Vidana, Herbert R., M/Sgt., 14

Vincent, John, 22

Von Rundstedt, 3

Vorpagel, Robert, S/Sgt., 14

Washington, Lt., 24

Wensley, 1st Lt. Bill, 31

West Point, 9

Willand, Maj. Allen B., 7

Williams, Lt. Col. Earl B., 33

Winkler, Oliver B., T/5, 14

Withee, George, 33

Woods, Dr. & Mrs. C. R., 21

Woods, Mrs., 21

Woolfley, Brig. Gen. Francis A., 3

Woolfley, Francis A., 3

Woolfley, Gen. Francis A., 30

Young, Hugh, T/5, 14

Zak, Cpl. George K., 30

Zak, George K., 15