Vol. 3, No. 10 & 11, May, 1947
Photo: MEMORIAL PLAZA-INDIANAPOLIS
Officers of the Association
Elected 16 September 1945 Camp Luck Strike, St Valerie-en-Caux, France
David S. Price, President, 331 Med. Bn.
James Connell, Vice-President, G-2 DHQ
H. B. Livesey, Jr., Sec.-Treas, CWS DHQ
Duward B. Frampton, Jr. 422 Reg
John L. Hall 423 Reg
Victor Ladyka Divarty
William Perlman 424 Reg
H. B. Livesey, Jr. Editor
Please address all communications to the Association. Box 321 Mamaroneck.
TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION:
It's time to start thinking of the officers of the Association who must he elected at the Reunion.
The present Board was elected nearly two years ago at Camp Lucky Strike with the understanding that they were merely temporary, to bring the Association home and up to the first Reunion. Those present at Lucky Strike of course were hardly representative of the whole division. For example, none of the PV's of the Division were present. The Constitution and By-laws were also temporary in character, but with the few amendments submitted separately are, I believe, quite adequate.
I want to give some suggestions here. Please do not get the idea I'm trying to run things or electioneering. I merely feel it my duty as the person most closely identified with the Association, and most cognizant of its needs.
The members do not elect the officers. They elect the Board of Directors which, in turn elects from its own members, the officers. It must be born in mind then that from among the Directors elected, three will be officers so all must be of highest calibre. An attempt was made to have all units of the Division represented and this should be considered if possible, but quality and availability is of first importance.
The very heart of the Association is the Secretary-Treasurer. He can make or break it. He should be young, enthusiastic, of high ability and intelligence, of highest loyalty to the Division and with a high degree of leisure time because it is a back breaking job. He should if possible be one who served from activation to deactivation, although this is not essential. This job should be a paying job ; it is asking almost too much for the time involved to do otherwise. I was paid for a period of six months out of the nearly two years I have held the job. During that time I worked full time. The rest of the time has required every night and all day Saturday and Sunday. Some means must be found of splitting up the work.
Regardless of my personal feeling, I am not available for the job. I have direct orders from my physician to drop it. As for the other directors they will have to speak for themselves. Jim Connell, Vice President tells me he cannot continue because of the pressure. Bill Perlman, the President elected at Lucky Strike had to resign as he was stationed in Cuba. If he has returned, he certainly should be reelected as he is a top notcher, with a wealth of experience. Dave Price, president is also a top notcher and should be on the Board, but has such heavy personal commitments I doubt that he could be an officer. Matter of fact he requested the amendment to the constitution that the President could not succeed himself, which amendment I'm against personally. John Hall and Duward Frampton are all that anyone could ask for as directors. Victor Ladyka can speak for himself, but since he has never attended a Board meeting, did not attend the New York reunion even though just across the river, hasn't even written in nearly a year. I doubt that he is at all interested and should be replaced by someone from Artillery.
May I make this suggestion, that you write me as to your suggestions for Directors and I'll try to coordinate them, or that you get together with other men of your unit and agree on someone.
Remember the heart of the Association is the Secretary-Treasurer. As he goes, so goes the Association.
In any event start thinking now of the subject of officers and directors so that at the last minute a Board will not be thrown together and possibly grave mistakes made.
H. B. LIVESEY, JR.
ON TO INDIANAPOLISLow Cost, High-powered Convention All Set
THE SIMPSONS 'ANGEL" THE CONVENTION
MEMORIAL SERVICES TO GET FULL COVERAGE--WIRE AND RADIO
40,000 Vets Being Circularized
The Board of Directors is still shaking its collective head with amazement at the turn of events for the First Annual Reunion for the 106th Vets. A good, typical reunion had been planned, when along came the Simpsons to make it everything anyone could dream of. Indianapolis, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 14th, 15th and 16th
For over a year, quiet questioning had been going on among, the members as to the time and place of the First Reunion, and it was almost unanimous for Indianapolis, both for central location and for the fact that a large part of the Division's training was there. Summer was agreed upon so that the G.I.s in school and the G.I.s taking their vacation would have the best opportunity of getting out. The dates automatically set themselves, because every other week is taken by another convention in Indianapolis.
Free Billeting For Those Desiring It
Having in mind that the average vet of the 106th is just getting started in business or is still in school on 65 or 90 dollars a month, and consequently pretty well short of cash, the Simpsons have gone to great lengths to provide free billeting for all who desire it. Married couples will be placed as guests in some of the finest homes in Indianapolis. Registration will take place Monday morning at the War Memorial.
WARNING: Billeting will be only for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. If you arrive Sunday, or plan to stay after Wednesday, you're on your own! For bachelors, barracks style quarters are arranged in the splendid local State Armory (a sad note to all of us, but Atterbury has been closed). Twenty-four hour guards will be provided so everything will be safe. Of course, for those who wish to be on their own, there are the hotels of Indianapolis, and the Spink Arms and the Antlers are particularly recommended as being close to the War Memorial.
Then there's always the Claypool, the Lincoln and the Washington. If you plan to go to a hotel, however, you had better make your arrangements now, as Indianapolis is jammed.
Much Business Must Be Covered
Since this is the first meeting of the Association a tremendous amount of work must be covered. The constitution and by-laws must be approved. You have already received proposed amendments, but you may wish to make others--have them ready and typed. Officers must he elected. The future of the Memorial Scholarship Fund must be settled – obviously with less than 800 dollars in cash on hand the original idea of an annual scholarship is out of the question, and President Price has a proposal of annual grants to be made out of income that must be acted on. The important piece of business is the establishment of an Auxiliary. A large number of Gold Star wives, mothers and fathers have written in asking for the establishment of such an Auxiliary and they should have it. Local chapters should be started. The proposed amendments to the constitution provide for them. They can be either by regions, Division Regiments or any other convenient method for vets to get together. Initial steps should be taken at the convention. Already a petition has been presented for the establishment of the Hoosier Golden Lions, and plans are under way for the vets of Janesville, Wisconsin, to establish another local post.
Full Social Program Planned
Monday night there is to be a Buffet Supper and get-together. One of the things this convention must do is to bring together the many units of the Division. For example, the G.I. of the 422 of Fort Jackson should be brought together with the G.I. of the 422 at Atterbury, the Bulge and Camp Alan W. Jones. Here's an opportunity to get started on new friendships. Tuesday luncheon is another community get-together and it is hoped that the five generals of the Division will
each speak for 15 minutes to summarize their part of the command, so that the same separated G. I.s can get the whole history in a nutshell. Tuesday afternoon is the big event. It includes a 65 mile trip to the most beautiful park in Indiana, the Shades, a huge, privately owned park including wooded hills, deep ravines where ancient fossil tracks may still be found, an enormous recreation hall where dancing, square and modern, may take place, and a picnic style dinner will be served. At the luncheon on Wednesday it is planned that the various units will sit together and hear a good speaker. Colonel Baker, Chief of Staff of the Division from activation to deactivation, has been approached to tell the story of post-war Europe. The finale of the convention will be the dinner dance (dress optional) at the Southern Mansion, a dining and dancing spot on the outskirts of Indianapolis, where the temperature is always 10° cooler than in the city. There- will be a name orchestra, table-side entertainment and a general all-around good time with an excellent meal.
The convention will be centered at the magnificent World War I and II Memorial on the Plaza in Indianapolis. (Pictures are shown elsewhere in the CUB.) The Memorial Services will take place Tuesday morning at 11:15 promptly and will receive coverage by press and radio. This Memorial Service is completely in the hands of the people of Indianapolis who feel grateful for what the 106th did.
A complete program for the ladies is mapped out. It includes, such things as teas, fashion shows, shopping tours, etc.
The entire card and roster system of the Division Association with all 40,000 names arranged alphabetically and geographically will be there so everybody can look up that long lost buddy. A full time attendant will be in charge. Special prices have been arranged at some of the finest restaurants and drinking places, barber shops and pressing shops. The newly created ORDER OF THE GOLDEN LION will be presented to the members and it will be awarded to five people. About a hundred maps which the War Department presented to the Association will be available for distribution -- first come, first serve! Since these are former Government property they cannot be sold, but a little highway robbery in a good cause will be perpetrated, in that anybody who gets one will be asked to "chuck a buck" into the Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Letter to 40,000
One last mailing has been sent to everyone of the 40,000 names on record with the Association. As it costs $1500 for such a mailing, this is the last contact the Association will ever have with those who have as yet evinced no interest. In the future the Association will work only with those who are members.
As nearly as we can see from here, this is going to be the greatest convention of its kind ever staged. To miss it would be to pass up one of the opportunities of a lifetime. Get your application in by July first with $5 for each reservation. Time is too short to get involved and the Association is too short handed to do more than take care of bare essentials. We'll be seeing you in Indianapolis.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ESTABLISHES ORDER OF THE GOLDEN LION
Complete Details For First Reunion
CIRCULARIZE 40,000 FOR THE LAST TIME
The Board of Directors met at the office of the Association Sunday, May 25th, and settled many highly important questions. In order to give proper recognition of the appreciation the men of the Division feel for those civilians who gave devoted service both during and after the war, there has been created the Order of the Golden Lion. Membership in this organization will be evidenced by a fine, bas relief medallion of the head of a golden lion, to be modeled in sterling silver and heavily gold plated, suspended around the neck with a ribbon--somewhat similar to the ancient Order of the Golden Fleece. At the first reunion, five will be awarded and thereafter limited to one per annum to the person who has given the most devoted outstanding service to the 106th Division Association other than in a strictly military sense.
Last Notice To All Veterans
The high expense ($1500) of sending a letter to all of the 40,000 names on our rosters prohibits any further similar mailing. Such a mailing
is going out concerning the reunion, and in the future only those who reply thereto will be considered as actively interested in the Association.
Members Urged To Draw Up Slate For New Officers
The temporary officers and directors elected at Lucky Strike, September '45 have served now for nearly two years. Extreme care should be used in establishing a slate of new officers. Of particular importance is the necessity for choosing a Secretary-Treasurer, Colonel Livesey no longer being able to carry the burden of this office.
Reunion Program Agreed On
This is given in full elsewhere in the CUB and will not he repeated here. Association Finances, Division History and Scholarships, possible permanent location of Division Hq. were all discussed at great length and will be given elsewhere in the CUB or at the Reunion.
PHOTO: (RIGHT)--WHERE THE MEMORIAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD
INDIANAPOLIS GROUP ORGANIZES FIRST LOCAL CHAPTER
Charter members of the Hoosier Golden Lions met in Indianapolis recently and set up a temporary organization. Kenneth Perry was elected President, Harry M. Brammer, Vice-President, J. A. Beeler. Secretary, and George A. Curtis Chaplain. Other members are William Borders, Sullivan. Lloyd L. Colvin, Franklin, Al Harding. Indianapolis, George H. Reeder, Bloomington, William C. Stevenson. E. Vance and Ed Webster all of Indianapolis. Their primary job will be to act as hosts for the first reunion, secondary to plan care for brother members who are still in hospitals.
The next regular meeting of the Hoosier Golden Lions, survivors of the 106th Division's Battle of the Bulge, will be held Friday. June 6th at 8 P.M. at 1010 N. Delaware Street where all members of the 106th in this area will be welcomed.
It is announced today by the Temporary President, Kenneth Perry, that he will appoint the following to be the host committee for the annual re-union of the 106th Division to be held in Indianapolis in mid July: Richard Allen, Indianapolis, Austin Backer, Veedersburg, James A. Beeler, Butler University, William Borders, Sullivan Harry Brammer, Indiana University, Lloyd L. Colvin, Franklin, George A. Curtis, Charles Hackler, Al Harding, Lou Milanese, James Milliken, Kenneth Perry, all of Indianapolis, Geo. F. Phillips, A. R. C. Fort Benj. Harrison, George Reeder, Bloomington, Rocco Sergei, Indianapolis, Ed. L. Shute, Waynetown, Harold Songer Veedersburg, Wm. C. Stevenson, Henry Sullivan, Carle Vance, Ed Webster and Harvey Yensel, of Indianapolis. The following are to be appointed special chairman of committees: George A. Curtis, Memorial Services, Charles Hacker, Registration, Richard Allen, Direction Insignia, Geo. F. Phillips, Transportation and First Aid, Lou Milanese and Henry Sullivan, Policing.
We've wanted here for a long time to do a story on the PW's. Not having been one ourselves, we have got to have help. Is there any member, who was a PW, who would be willing to write the whole article? If so, please come forward. If you don't want to write the story, would you give us the story of your experience and any pictures you have so we can add them all together to get as good a story as we can on the PW's of the Division.
THE STORY OF THE DIVISION ARTILLERY
By a high ranking Artillerist who wishes to remain anonymous
A recent request for a history of the Division Artillery in 1000 words, to appear in the CUB, is a rather difficult order to fill. Too much has to be omitted. However, shall content ourselves here very briefly with the three main contributions of the Division Artillery to the interruption of the Germans' timetable between December 16 and 23d.
THE BASTION ON THE LEFT
When the German storm broke against our Fund have been received since the report given prongs attempted to drive in toward Schoenberg, through Roth and Bleialf, while a third attacked north-west through Winterspelt toward St. Vith. The two latter were handled by the 424th and 423rd Combat Teams, but the northern one, through Roth and Losheim, rounded the northern flank of the 422nd Infantry and hit the cavalry group which guarded the twelve kilometers between our left and right of the 99th Division. The cavalry was very thin, and is not designed for such operations anyhow. They gave, though not without putting up a tough scrap first. This left the north flank of the 422nd Infantry hanging in the air in the vicinity of Roth. The Krauts. tanks and infantry, were in Auw by noon, behind our Infantry. in spite of a determined stand by our Engineers.
The entire left of the Division, as far south as Winterscheid, would have been rolled up and destroyed that first afternoon, had it not been for the 589th Field Artillery Battalion and 592nd Field Artillery Battalion. These boys took all that the Krauts had to offer and returned it with interest. There isn't space here to go into the exploits of the tank-busting 4th Section of A Btry, 589th; of Lieutenant Siekierski directing fire from atop a pile of ammunition in a 592nd battery position; of the gallant work of the linesmen, keeping their lines in through an iron storm; of the thousand individual acts of heroism of officers and men. A good deal you will find in the Division history. A great deal more will never be recorded--too much happened there, and no one had time to write it down.
Suffice it to say that the left of the Division was well protected through that red day, that the capture of Schonberg and subsequent approach to St. Vith by the Germans was put back 24 hours, that the two north combat teams were preserved for three days to come, and that Rundstedt's schedule was fatally thrown off. Not bad for two battalions on their first try.
THE WALL OF FIRE
Meanwhile, what of the center and right? While not as spectacularly engaged as their fellow-artillerymen on the left, the boys of the 590th and 591st, supported by the VIII Corps Artillery battalions, were adding materially to the German difficulties. Rundstedt's schedule called for one column to seize St. Vith through Winterspelt and another via Bleialf and Schonberg, both on the first day. He should have given more thought to our Infantrymen, who didn't give easily, and to the enterprise and accuracy of our Artillerymen. Maybe he thought some other division would be there when he planned it. Anyhow, the iron curtain that the Krauts found between themselves and our doughboys further, and very materially, contributed to holding the German surge until the arrival of the divisions that came from far away to back us up --the 9th Armored and 7th Armored, the 82nd, the 30th, the 3rd Armored, the 84th, and 75th.
Of the twelve organic battery positions that we had been ordered by VIII Corps to occupy "man for man and gun for gun," only that of C Btry 591st FA Bn was properly selected for defense, and this alone enabled the 424th Combat Team to withdraw intact in the early morning of the 18th, and to escape the fate of the 423rd. This was a combat team operation for the books. All routes to the rear were cut off, but Captain Black's boys put down their fire in the right places and lots of it, the 424th Infantrymen rushed the German lines back clear of the crossroads, and all the vehicles of the Combat Team, including our 591st Battalion, made good their displacement through Berg Reuland, and in turn supported the withdrawal of C Btry and the foot troops.
And as long as their ammunition held out, the lads of the 590th were piling German dead in Brandscheid, Muhlenberg, and Bleialf ; in Prum, Sellerich, and Hontheim; and in the stream beds, at the road junctions, and through the dismal corridors of the Schnee Eifel.
"THEY SHALL NOT PASS"
After A Btry with other elements of the 589th fought its way through the closing door at Schonberg, leaving behind their stout-hearted executive 1st Lt. Eric Wood Sr. and steadfast 1st Section, they were not destined to enjoy the rest that their 'heroic efforts had earned them. After various close shaves, they found themselves, on the afternoon of the 19th, at Baraque De Fraiture Crossroads, where they were ordered to rest and reform. Small chance. Already Houffalize, twelve kilometers to the south, had fallen, and before nightfall the boys at "Parker's Crossroads" had already run hostile tanks out of Samree, six kilometers to the west.
The position was a highly important one, at the intersection of two main roads, and guarding the right flank of the 82nd Airborne Division. Major Parker decided to hold it, and hold it they did for three crucial days while power was building up to hold the German push. They had help at times--a platoon of quadruple-mount 50-caliber AA machine guns helped break up one attack; a Captain Woodruff with a platoon of 82nd Division Infantrymen gave some help ; a lost assault gun came by and gave its best in the cause as long as its ammunition held out; and some armored elements took part in repelling one attack. But these people, while welcome, came and went. The rock that protected the right of the stanch 82nd Division, and therefore the whole north shoulder of the Bulge, was the remnant of the 589th Field Artillery Battalion that rallied around its three remaining guns and beat back everything that the Krauts had to offer.
And they had plenty, in ever-increasing waves. The first attack, after a day of feeling out and interdicting, was approximately a company of infantry in the early morning of the 21st. From then until the position was overwhelmed by a coordinated attack of everything that the hook recommends for such occasions in the late afternoon of the 23rd, they never faltered in their trust. They could have abandoned the position early in the game and been well within their orders. They could have abandoned their guns and made it safely away until the last few hours. But they didn't. They stayed and wrote a chapter of American fighting history that fits right in with the best we have--the Alamo, the Round Tops, the Lost Battalion. They were one of the outstanding of the devoted bands of unsupported American soldiers against which the best plans of Rundstedt and Sep Dietrich were useless and against whom their best troops beat in vain. Nobody told them to stay. But nobody told them not to, except the Germans. And so they stayed.
The Agony Grapevine
Mrs. Violet Mackay, 70 Broad Street, Marlboro, Massachusetts, put the following request in the Army Times: "MACKAY, Pvt. Hector D., Co. E, 422d Inf. 106th Div., Cook who died in German Stalag XIIB at Muhlberg, Jan. 26, 1945. Buddies knowing of his death or confinement please notify me." Can any of the Association members help her?
Has anyone any information on Joe St. Lawrence, or St. Laurence--wounded in the Butgenbach-Hunnange area--a T/5, KM. Co. Any information would he greatly appreciated by William J. Van Schelven, P. O. Box 128, 12-C Crescent Road, Greenbelt, Maryland.
Pvt. Pat Marshall, Co. L 423--On about December 18 we had to leave a great many wounded buddies in a huge German house which we had made into an aid station. Only a couple of my medic friends were ]eft behind to care for them. I had to say good-bye to one of my best friends, Pat Marshall, Co. L, 423, that night because he had a bad shrapnel wound in his ankle. I hated to leave them that night, but we had no way to move them. I have never heard from nor seen Pat since. If anyone has any information about him, I would appreciate it very much. It would relieve one of the thousands of questions that we all have. Write to Donald R. Candy, 1008 West Oregon Ave., Urbana, Illinois.
Leonard J. Hintzen, Co. K., 424--"Was killed on December 19, 1944, in the Battle of the Bulge. He arrived at St. Vith on December 11, wrote his last letter on December 15 and according to
the War Dept. was killed on the 19th. If at all possible, if you knew of any of the survivors, either the officers or his comrades that knew Leonard, could you let us know just how he was killed as we are very broken hearted and have been trying to find out something as to how he came to his end ever since. Any information on the subject would be greatly appreciated."--J. A. Hintzen, father, Miltona, Minnesota.
William H. Craig--His wife, Mrs. Evelyn Quita Craig writes: "Please pardon my delay in replying to your letter addressed to my husband William H. Craig several months ago, but due to my constant moving around this letter has only recently caught up •with me. I am enclosing the Veteran's Locator Record which you sent, completed as best I can and from this you will note that my husband was killed in action in the Ardennes in December 1944, a few days after he was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action. Lt. Raphael Edwin Harsfield, 116 Columbia St., Brookline, Mass. was the doctor with him at the time of his death and could give you any additional information you may desire. As you will note from the Locator Record, I have two small sons and as my husband was very anxious to have these boys attend West Point, I would appreciate your assistance at that time with regard to their entry. If I can give you any further information I shall be only too glad to do so and can he found at the above address."
Can anyone give Miss Mary Adams, 1542 S. 31st Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin the address of Cpl. Elzie Vincent who formerly worked in Kenosha Wisconsin?
Capt. Oscar G. Krieger, 0-400776, 424 Inf. was at Camp Atterbury, wrote in his letters of Colonel Reid and Sam Leibowitz. He was killed in the Battle of the Bulge, December 20th. In his memory I am sending check for $10.00 towards the Memorial Fund. Mrs. Florence Krieger, 4025 Banks St., New Orleans 19, La.
Pfc. David Woodson, KIA--his mother writes: I saw the names of two boys who were in the 424th, Co. D as our son David was. I wrote them and they wrote such nice letters back--it made us feel so good. We feel through the CUB we will finally hear from someone who can tell us just how our son was killed. Can you tell us some way we could get a picture of our son's grave. It would make us feel better to get one.--Mrs. Angie Woodson, 5863 Hazel, Inkster, Mich.
Can someone give Arthur Yonkofsky, Veterans Camp, Mt. McGregor, N. Y. the addresses of Pvt. Wallock, Co. G, 424 (North Dakota), and Pvt. Waldike, Co. G, 424 (Sunnyside, Long Island,
Killed in Action--Saul Bard, 41 Eaton Street, Providence, R. I., 422 Inf.- -Killed in the Battle of the Bulge
Mrs. Sylvia J. Oberg, 3514 N. Oriole Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, reports that her husband, Worrell F. Oberg, 423, Co. D, was missing Dec. 21st, 1945. She received official notice of his death in December 1945. They have never found his body, so they set a presumed date for his death December 22, 1944. He was lost in Randshied, Germany.
POW's who were shot up at HILLESHEIM-- Terrence Burrows, 218 S. Augusta Avenue, Baltimore 29, Maryland, would like to contact any of the officers who as P.W.'s were on the train that left Gerolstein and was shot up at Hillesheim December 24, 1944, by an American P-51. Mr. Burrows wants information about his son, 2d/Lt. Terrence Burrows, Jr., co-pilot of a B-17 who is supposed to have been killed at that time and place.
Pvt. Warren E. Haynes, Jr., 123 Clinton Street, Georgetown, Ky.- -His father Warren E. Haynes, Sr. writes that he left Camp Atterbury with the 106th, was stationed in England with 44th Armored Inf. Killed in action Nov. 14, 1944.
Carlo A. Moley, 1001 Admiral Blvd., Kansas City, Missouri, would like to have the address of Sgt. Joseph Oberzack of Philadelphia. He was with Hq. Co., 2nd Bn. 422.
HIRSCH VISITS CP
Pvt Jay C. Hirsch, C Co. 424, dropped into Hq. the other day, seeking information as to the whereabouts of Ernest Wilson's parents. He was with Wilson when he was Killed in Action. Hirsch is with the Marseck Motor Freight Co. now, located at 47 Dean Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
PFC ROBERT H. SUMMERS: William B. Summers, 1867 Seneca Street, Buffalo 10, New York, sent us the following communication:
1. On February 19th, 1947 I wrote to your association requesting information relative to the circumstances surrounding the death of my brother, Pfc. Robert H. Summers.
2. In your reply of 27 February 1947 you advised that you had no information whatsoever in your files.
3. Since that occasion I wrote to the Adjutant General's office in Washington, D. C. and received the information which I originally requested from you.
4. I am enclosing a copy of the Adjutant General's letter, as I believe it will be of some value to you in correlating the history of the 106 Infantry Division.
Dear Mr. Summers:
This is in reply of your letter concerning your brother, Private First Class Robert H. Summers.
Your desire to secure additional information concerning the circumstances surrounding the death of your brother is most understandable. A review of the records reveals that Private Summers was a member of Company G, 424th Infantry which received a surprise attack early in the morning of 27 December 1944 in the vicinity of Manhay, Belgium. German tanks and infantrymen forced the company back. The Company withdrew, re-organized and later moved back into the attack. A German tank headed in the direction of the main body of troops. Your brother had a rifle grenade handy and seeing the danger and handicap that the tank offered, warned troops out of the range of fire of the tank and then, having pulled the pin on the grenade, started for the tank. That was the last seen of Private Summers while he was alive. When the company regained ground that it had lost, it was noticed that the tank had been knocked out and your brother's body was in front of it, apparently cut down by the machine guns on the tank.
I extend my sympathy to you in the great loss you have sustained.
s/EDWARD. F. WITSELL Major General
The Adjutant General of the Army
18 April 1947
I am a former members of the 106th, and had the honor of serving overseas with the outfit from November '44 to June '45. My unit, except for a time after the Bulge, was Sv. Btry. 590 FA. During the interim I was attached to the 591st FA Sv. Btry.
My purpose in writing at this time is to request information as to where the fallen members of the outfit are buried--whether in Luxembourg or Henri Chapelle. As I shall be several months in Europe and plan to travel much, I should like to visit the graves of the boys who died in action while serving with the 106th. I have in mind a plan to take photos of these graves and send them on to your organization for distribution to the families concerned along with the photos, I shall submit a short description of the areas involved, of the care and maintenance of grave plots, etc. If you think such a project is desirable, please write and advise me, giving all possible information and burial locations.
s/ Arthur G. Dennis
39 Rue de Beriot Brussels, Belgium
Dear Mr. Dennis:
Thank you so much for your letter of 18 April 1947, concerning photographing the graves of 106th men. I know this will be deeply appreciated by the families. The vast bulk of the 106th dead are in Henri Chapelle. Do you plan to charge for this service. If so how much? It may be that I can lend assistance through the pages of our monthly magazine, the CUB, a copy of which I am sending you separately.
March 27, 1947
Dear Mr. Livesey:
I am so profoundly grateful to you for your interest in my quest regarding Jimmie Lee Richards of Co. B 423d Reg't 106th Division and to you for putting my letter in the "CUB."
The CUB hadn't been out a week, till there came a letter from Washington, Penna., from Dorsey Johnson, telling me the complete story of Jimmie. It was a beautifully written letter, a letter full of meaning, a letter of faith to the soldiers who died--"We shall keep the soldier's faith."
I am sending you a copy of the letter that you may read it, and it will show how much your CUB can do and has done for people, as me, whose search into the long lost past for the bits that bring consolation and we think we'll never find--I've been consoled.
I also had another letter from an Indiana boy, who knew Richards slightly--and he tells detail for detail a match for Dorsey Johnson's letter, making the picture more complete. I am hoping to contact the boy who laid in the foxhole with Jimmie--one killed, one lived--isn't fate odd?
The same thing happened to my son -- two runners crossed on the same field--my son was killed, the other boy lived, but I've never found the living boy as I couldn't get enough details about him, but I may yet, if he's still alive.
Enclosed is a copy of Dorsey Johnson's letter. I am sure he won't mind, for a fellow as splendid as he wouldn't.
s/ Mrs. Claude Sedam 475 Shirls Avenue Washington, Penna. March 19, 1947
Dear Mrs. Sedam:
Last week I received my January-February issue of the 106th Division magazine "The Cub," and in it I saw your letter requesting information about Jimmie Richards. I hope that the little I am able to tell you will be of interest and help you to understand how things really happened.
I first came to know Jimmie at Camp Atterbury, Indiana when one night we were awakened in the middle of the night by the arrival of some new men -- - I believe they were from Camp Blanding. Florida. Jimmie was one of the fellows that came into our barracks as a temporary place to sleep. As it turned out, he was assigned to our platoon and also to the mortar section in which I was. When he first told us that he was married, we thought he was kidding and joked with him about it. And as I remember the picture of his wife he kept on the shelf over his bed, she was very attractive- --and brought favorable comment from all the fellows. Before we did know that he was married, we used to kid him about going home every week-end--getting back in the wee hours on Monday morning. So we didn't really have much of a chance to go to town together on weekends, but we did get to know each other pretty well otherwise. All the men of the same platoon were together all the time--working as a unit in everything we did.
When we went overseas, our regiment was the first part of the division to go over. We had a rather pleasant voyage on a crowded Queen Elizabeth--some of us sleeping on a closed-in deck at night. During the day. we often passed the time playing pinochle--Jimmie. Eddie McDaniels, Fred Wilson, and myself. We had quite a time!
We landed in Scotland late in October 1944. but quickly passed into England to an Army post. Then our company was sent out to prepare another camp to he used by part of our division when they arrived in England. So we spent quite a bit of time preparing this large camp--putting it into livable order.
Around the first of December, we sailed from England to LeHavre, France. Then we went on toward the interior of France where we camped for three or four days before going on into Belgium and then on to the front line. We were told that we were being placed in a quiet sector of the Siegfried Line replacing the 2nd division.
Things had been very quiet there for two months and then for a couple of days after we got there. Later in the week is when the break thru came.
When we were placed in the Siegfried Line our mortar section had been split up-2 squads in one position and the one in which Jimmie was had another position. So for those few days I rarely saw Jimmie except occasionally when I was part of the food detail and I would see him in the kitchen.
But then the "break thru" came and we had to abandon our positions to try to fight our way out. When we withdrew our platoon was again reunited. As I remember it, that was December 18th. We withdrew early in the morning, walked most of the day and into the night. We stopped once to sleep in some farm house but it seemed that we were no sooner asleep than we had to get up and be on the move again. The road was jammed--men, jeeps, trucks, etc.--it was terrible ----just moving along slowly and finally the line of vehicles stopped moving. We found out later that the road we were on ended in a swamp and creek. past which the jeeps, etc. couldn't go. After going a little further, our battalion stopped in a wooded section on top of a hill. We were told to dig in as we could expect an attack the next morning. So we teamed up by twos and started digging foxholes. You can imagine how tired and worn out we were--besides which the ground was virtually a bed of rocks, but we managed to dig out some sort of holes. Of course. they were far from adequate for protection, but they were a big help to many of us.
At dawn of December 19, the Germans shelled the woods in which we were with artillery. As fate would have it, one shell broke above the hole in which Jimmie and his pal Eddie McDaniels were. Jimmie was killed instantly by shrapnel wounds in the back, and Eddie was wounded in the leg. Sgt. Wyman -- Jimmie's squad leader -- rushed over to their foxhole with the medic as soon as they had been hit, but Jimmie was dead already. That was the first time that I had seen hard-boiled Sgt. Wyman cry-and he did bawl like a baby.
As soon as the shelling let up a little, we were given the order to move out of the woods and run. Where we were running God only knows. We had no means nor time to do anything about burying Jimmie--so we simply had to leave him in his foxhole.
Speaking for myself and many others, I am sure, we all suffered a deep loss when Jimmie was killed. I don't know of any fellow in the whole company that ever said a word against him. He was a swell fellow and my sympathy goes to his loved ones who miss him most.
I might add that at least the entire fourth platoon of B Company was looking forward to the birth of Jimmie's son. Yes, he said it was going to be a boy and had made preparations for celebrating it. While we were in England, he
managed to get enough tobacco rations from the fellows so that he bought a whole box of cigars to pass out. They even had me half talked into trying one when the big event had also bought some lovely souvenirs to take home, but these were I ost when we moved out of the Siegfried Line. So, you see Jimmie was constantly thinking about those at home he loved. Just as they were thinking about him.
I hope this information is of interest to you and will help you to understand how things happened. Might I also add that since Jimmie was one of those called upon to pay the supreme sacrifice, he did it bravely and died quickly. I'm sure he didn't even know that he had been hit.
You might be able to learn a little more about Jimmie from Edward McDaniels, 471 E. Walnut Street, Oneida, New York. He and Jimmie were in the same squad and were together to the end.
As for myself, I was very lucky, having spent 41/2 months as a P.W. and then returned home after being liberated. At present I am attending Washington and Jefferson College under the G.I. Bill.
Again may I offer my condolences and pray that God will bless you for your interest in such a swell fellow as Jimmie Richards.
PHOTO: 424 AREA NEAR WANNE BELGIUM
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
Walter M. Snyder, 357 Orchard Street, Springdale, Pennsylvania: "Felt like a heel for writing to you and saying I hadn't received my copies of the CUB--about two days later they arrived in the mail! Certainly was glad to get them and as usual, they were up to the best of standards. I really want to congratulate you and your staff on the marvelous job of publication that you people are doing and I can certainly see how easy it would be for you to get a little behind in your work. Now that I know what the situation is, I'll be a little more patient in waiting for my future copies. I, too, am in favor of holding the convention in Indianapolis--and August is suitable to me. Might recommend that some study be given as to when the majority of the students at college have their fall vacations before the beginning of the fall term. Usually it is around September and that might possibly make a little difference to them. For myself, I'm willing to skip a few classes in order to see the old gang. It has taken me a little while to place you, but as I recollect, you were the CWS officer of the division and I remember taking a week's course in the same from you at Indianapolis. That was the week that one of the two gas chambers burned down--gad, but it was rough! Can understand now, with your background, why the Association is getting along so well. But for now, will get back to my studying and cut out the bull thanks for the information in your last letter and I'll be waiting for future plans or the convention."
Glad to hear from you as usual. So you remember the burning of the Gas Chambers at Indianapolis. You weren't by any chance the G.I. who lighted the fire were you? I always suspected Capt. ‘Task Force' Piscitelli--he always put on a bland, injured look of innocence when I accused him. The convention, of course, is set for Indianapolis, but we couldn't make it in August because the town has an average of 2500 attendance at conventions all that month. I am looking forward to seeing you there in July.
Pfc. Peter A. Soto, '542d MP Sv. Co., APO 851, c/o Postmaster, Miami, Fla.--"I want to let you know that I received the two issues of the CUB the other day. I want to thank you very much for such a wonderful book. I really enjoyed reading both of them. They were really tops. It took them quite a while to get here, but they came, and I was so happy to receive them. Before I forget, I want all of you to know that I appreciate everything you have done to make this organization a success. As I was looking into the CUB I noticed you had a meeting in December for men who were ILIA. I wish I had been there to pay my respects to these men, but it was impossible at the time. I want you to know that I had all of them in heart, even though I wasn't there. Before I close, and if it is not too late, I want to wish all of you a very Happy Easter and many more to come."
81st ENGINEERS MEET IN JERSEY
Oakley E. Utter, Mine Hill, Dover, New Jersey: "Even my best excuse is very weak. Frankly, I'm ashamed of me for not writing sooner. But, March 15th climaxed about five months of writing and impatient waiting. Since then I've quit, stopped and done absolutely nothing. Then the photographer phoned to say he has enough prints made to satisfy everyone. So -- -- --? On December 18, 1944, T/5 Stevenson went for gas in his jeep. Lt. D. Castleman told him to hurry back. March 15, 1947, he finally reported hack. He had a good excuse too--he's still carrying the shrapnel with him. Then, too, two Army buddies discovered they live only twenty miles apart. Dave Woerner was the spark of the evening. He claims he "joined" the German Army, 'cause they treated him better. Major Wells looking well and healthy in his bemedaled uniform, still limping though. "Doc" Cessna, everybody's friend, taking orders from ex-T/5 Gossom. Gossom said he realized his favorite ambition--to give a "Right Face," "'Ten-hut," etc. to his old boss. For myself--all the energy, time and money I may have spent was well recompensed by the light of joy and happiness in eyes of the "boys" upon meeting their old buddies."
John M. Shanard, Sherwood Forest, Rt. 10, Minneapolis, Minnesota: "I understand that a group from Hq. of the 106th Inf. Div. are forming or have formed a Division Association. I would appreciate knowing if a Division History, either War Dept. or unofficial, has been published or is being written and by whom. If now available, would you please advise me from whom it may be procured. I understand that the only units cited were Division Hq. Troops. Will you please advise me if this is true I noticed where the 2d Inf. Div. was given a Belgian citation for the Ardennes fighting, and would appreciate knowing if the 106th was so honored. Needless to say, I enjoyed the article in a fall issue of the SATURDAY EVENING POST about the Division, despite its inaccuracies and the fact that the writer appeared to have talked only to Div. Hq. personnel and secured their slant. To get a complete story and picture, it would have been much better had he talked to someone from one of the Combat teams. There are several former 424th Inf. men around the Twin Cities. I've seen Frank Spano, who was with Cannon Co., 1st/Sgt. McKinney who was 1st/Sgt. of the Medical Detachment, and Martin B. Hanson, who was Supply Sgt. of Hq. Co. I was with the 424th from activation until May 17, 1945, which accounts for my interest in a Division History."
Dear John: Very glad to hear from you. Enclosed you will find full dope on the Association. We're moving slowly but steadily ahead and our membership is now over 900. The motivating spirit was, of course, Division Hq. but it is not a Division Hq. monopoly by any means. The Board of Directors for example is a representative group. The president is a Medical Bn. man, and the Directors represent each of the regiments. The Division history was written by Col. R. Ernest Dupuy, General Eisenhower's Public Relations Officer, but because of the printing and paper situation, I doubt that it will be published until sometime late fall or early winter. The only unit cited was the Engineer Bn.--no other unit unless you mean the Combat Infantry Units. I have been working on the Belgians to get a Fourregere for us like the 2d Inf. Div. but no luck so far. I think we have cleared up any inaccuracies that there were in The Stanley Frank Article in the SATURDAY EVENING POST in the CUB. The chief of which was that F. Co. not K Co. took Ennal. Have you any others that you noticed? I don't know why the SATURDAY EVENING POST happened to pick on the 106th, but they assigned the job to Stanley Frank and he contacted about 15 enlisted men, none of whom were from Div. Hq., when one happened to mention that we had a Division Association. He then came to me and we had several full day conferences, one with- Pres. Price, a former T/5 in the 331st Medics, one with me, from Division Special Staff, and one with General Jones and Col. Stout, Division G-2. He took every single record that we have here and spent a month going over them. If there were any inaccuracies in the report it was due, not to Frank, hut to the official records from which he took his material. The majority of the people spoken to were enlisted men from the Regiments. There are quite-a large number of veteran's of the Division in Twin Cities. If I send you a list of them will you get together and see if you can establish a branch chapter?
John Morse, 138 W. McCormick Street, Gainesville, Florida: "Enclosed is a check for $3. Please place my parents on the mailing list for the CUB. Ardent followers of the Division during the war they now show much interest in the Association. There is no better way to keep informed on Association activities than through the CUB. I know they will enjoy it."
M/Sgt. Wallace J. Craig, Dept. of Military Affairs, So. Office Bldg., Box 187, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: "Please include my name on all future publications of the CUB. I am one of the original Cadremen (Enl) of the 106th Div., assigned to Div. Arty. as Opr. Sgt., went all the way with the 106th until August 1945, when I was separated from the service, I re-enlisted back in the states at Ft. Sill, Okla., and requested assignment to National Guard Duty, and much to my surprise when my assignment came through to Penna. NG, I found as Sr. Ground Instructor, Colonel Leo T. McMahon, formerly Brig. Gen., Div. Arty. Commander I have been on this assignment for a year now, and consider myself very fortunate and lucky to have again for my Boss, such a fine and capable officer as Col. McMahon. I have kept telling myself to send in my fee to the Association, and finally got around to it. Col. McMahon has been kind enough to pass on the magazine for me to read as he receives them, so I am pretty well posted so far. I hope the Association has the very best luck and success in the future.
William J. Daly, RFD #1, Croton-on-Hudson, New York: "Two days ago I received your letter with the Combat Infantryman's Badge and authorization for same enclosed. Please allow me to convey my most sincere thanks to you for your kind consideration and help in aiding me to attain the award. Let me also add a compliment for the fine work your organization is doing--especially the CUB."
Cletus E. Noon, 403 Church St., South Fork, Penna. sent us a long list of names and a letter saying: "I don't know whether or not I can be of much help to you along this line, but by carefully analyzing the two issues of the CUB that I received today, I believe I have some addresses of the boys of the 106th that you don't have, so I'll send them along in hopes that we can persuade them to join an up and coming organization of which we all will be proud. Here is my complete list and I hope that it can be of some help in getting some new members. You will have to excuse the typing as I'm a bit rusty since leaving Regtl. Hq. of 423 and I don't have much typing to do now that I'm working at a coal mine. Please don't hesitate to call upon me if I can be of any help in the future."
M/Sgt. M. N. Crank, Hq. Sixth Army, Rm. 210, Bldg. T-37, Recruiting Office, Presidio of San Francisco, California also sent us a good list of names and wrote: "I have recently heard from Capt. Cariano and Col. Roadruck. Both are doing nicely in their overseas assignments. At present I'm assigned to G-1 Section, 6th Army and on TDY with 6th Army Area Recruiting Service. The work is very interesting and many men are now becoming members of the New Regular Army."
Ernest R. Valdez, 215 W. Johnson Street, San Antonio, Texas, says: "Thank you for the information which you forwarded to me recently. I think you are doing a wonderful job and I am solidly behind all your aims. I was captured the morning of Dec. 17, 1944, and was interned at several POW camps until my release on Apr. 28. If you have compiled any additional lists on members of the Communications Platoon, Hq. Co. 1st Bn. 424, I would appreciate the names and addresses, especially those that were with the outfit when it went across. I particularly want to get in contact with S/Sgt. Henry Bernkof, who as far as I know resides in the New York area. I have a Parker 51 pen and pencil set which I borrowed from him the day before I was captured. I had to sew it in my clothes and hide it in my boots to prevent the German from confiscating it. And, too, the temptation was great when the guards started to barter bread for pens, watches, rings, etc. I vowed that someday I would return it to its rightful owner. As for my employment, I am manager of a drugs and cosmetics department in a department store. Again my sincerest wishes for a successful future and may God shower His blessings on all of us for a peaceful world."
John T. Campbell, Box 2438, College Station, Texas--"I have just received all of the back issues of the CUB and I must say that I am more than pleased. You are doing a swell job in publishing things of interest to anyone ever connected with the 106th. I am looking forward to each issue with hopes of news from old friends. I noticed in the Nov. '46 issue that the mother of Darrel D. Stone, Co. "C" 423 was seeking information concerning her son. I was his platoon leader and will be glad to write to her about him. Since the notice appeared several months ago I am sure she has heard from many men, but if not please send me her address. Let me say again that you are really on the ball with the CUB, and all I want to add is just keep up the good work. I am getting my degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A and M College in June--delayed by my "vacation" at Lager Bad Orb and Hammelberg."
David C. Brumaghin, S-115 Westview Ave., Paramus, N. J., Ridgewood RFD #1--another list of names and addresses and an interesting letter on the 81st Eng. reunion in Newark, N. J.: "First of all, thanks for the last three issues of the CUB which now makes my set complete and up-to-date. You, are no doubt aware of the fact that the 81st Engineers had their Annual Get-Together in Newark, N. J. on Saturday Night, March 15th and all companies of the Bn. were fairly well represented. Quite a few of the men were not aware of the formation of the 106th Division Assn. My wife and I secured a number of names and addresses of those most interested in joining the Assn. I am enclosing the list of these men. Incidentally, Capt. (Doc) Cessna, Bn. Med. Officer, came in from Penna. for the affair and I understand he sent in his application but was never registered as a member. He evidently was one of the unfortunate ones whose application was stolen. You may hear directly from him. If not you can secure his address from Oakley Utter, whose address I believe you already have. Major James W. Wells (formerly Capt. C.O. of C Company) was present, having come up from Atlanta, Ga., where he is still undergoing treatment for injuries received on the other side. He read of the Newark affair, as did many others, in the VFW paper. As you can see from the addresses, some of these fellows came quite a distance for the reunion. Marvin Koski flew in from Detroit, Mich. He told me he is now a traveling auditor for the Shell Oil Co. Dick Wehrmeyer, who is attending college claims there is a half dozen or more 106th men attending the same school and would like sufficient applications mailed to him so he can contact these men.
George Labes, formerly S/Sgt. Bn. Communications, did a good job with his camera and flash gun and is sending you a complete set of pictures. Incidentally, George has neglected to send in his application, although he has it all filled out. He is in the Radio and Photography business in Bogota, N. J. Lt. Werner of H & S Co., who spent eight months with the Germans, against his will, was also present. I don't have his address, but you can secure it from Maj. Wells. It was decided at this meeting, by popular vote, to hold next year's reunion in Newark, only in larger quarters, with a meal and all the trimmings. Although we were kinda crowded this year, most of the fellows seemed to be enjoying the renewing of old acquaintances. In your letter of March seventeenth you requested some of the fellows addresses and wanted to hear from me once in a while--so here' it is."
Don Candy, 1008 W. Oregon Ave., Urbana, Illinois sent a very informative letter: "It has been a long, long time since I last wrote to you. My activities in school here at the U. of Ill. have kept me too busy to do much else. I think that the CUB and our Division Assn. is about the best thing that ever could happen to keep a division alive and a lot of peoples hopes alive also. WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW is a wonderful section to keep us together. But, the AGONY GRAPEVINE is the great part of it all. I saw in it that my good friend Pvt. Lee E. Anderson's parents wrote about him. I did not know he is a MIA but I wrote them all I knew of him. Here is a WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW about myself, if you'd like to add it. It means so much to me to read about the guys I knew, I guess I ought to contribute my bit. (see WTADN). And by the way, Herb, if you can get me any information on Pat Marshall, Co. L 423 ( see AGONY GRAPEVINE) I would really appreciate it. Please keep up the wonderful job you are doing so well. I wish I had some time to help you with it, but I have written many letters to the people that I could help. I guess that's the best I can do while I am a student here. Thank you, Herb."
Richard R. Robinson, 1107 Willard Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan (school address) wrote very generously: "I notice that you are out of the picture histories of the 106th Division at Atterbury. I had the foresight to purchase three of them when they came out and since I can only read or look at one at a time I always have two extra knocking around. I should be glad to furnish these to someone or ones who desire them. If you could let me know of two deserving persons, preferably families of ones who weren't as lucky as you or I, I will send them as my little token of appreciation. I do not expect or want any compensation for this and if the recipients feel that this would be unfair to me, you could take any money offered as my contribution to the Memorial Fund. In that respect I feel delinquent but I must ask for forgiveness inasmuch as this school business is tying up all my funds. My heartiest congratulations to the CUB. It is an excellent magazine and whenever I read it I come across the name of some buddy and the resultant train of memories are enjoyable and refreshing. Comradeship, such as I was privileged to enjoy in the 106th is truly one of the great experiences of a man's life. Keep up the good work. I am throwing my lot with those who desire to have the CP at Indianapolis and I still maintain that the P. O. Box number should be, by rights and if at all obtainable 443. I'm sure a large majority would back me up in this. I hope that, if I do return to Europe as I plan, the CUB and the Association will follow me there."
Ray Cottingham, 449 E. Mohave Rd., Tucson, Arizona, sent in a nice letter: "I sure was tickled to see Girand's write-up in the March CUB about Capt. Comer. Darn little credit our CO ever got for being an excellent officer, a fine gentleman and the best all-around soldier in the outfit. If you can spare the room in our busy little publication, there are a few of the boys I'd like to hear from if they can find time and energy to write. Yarnell, the red-headed medic, for one. We were sharing the cover and concealment of a hole about two inches deep at Meierode when ‘Poop' Pennyman was hit. He went over to help him and I haven't seen him or had any definite information about him since. Also, if possible, I'd like to hear from Jay Yearout, Larry Arndt, Credille, Johnny Palumbo, Jim Kennedy and Bill Craig. That's enough for one trip. The CUB has done me quite a few favors already. For one, I located my old foxhole buddy, Joe Apericio. which was worth the price of admission. To all those guys who used to admire my daughter's picture, I might say that she's married now so it's no use coming to Arizona on that account, but the welcome mat is always out to all who might come this way. If anyone else recognizes my name and will write, I'll sure appreciate it. My personal thanks for the fine job you men are doing. As time goes on your present effort will be more generally appreciated, I'm sure. In the meantime, good luck to you all."
H. W. Thomas, 6411 W. 87th Place, Los Angeles, California, writes: "Your letter of Jan. 27th was read with much interest and very carefully noted, have been trying for two years to
learn all the facts possible but, so far, am unable to see it your way. (Ed. Note:- -This is the fellow who asked if we thought the 106th got a fair break). According to the last issue of the CUB you sent me it has been definitely decided, has it not, to hold the convention in Indianapolis some time in July, could you give me the date at this time and could you give me a list of all California members of the 106th and I will do all I can to stir up interest in the convention and get as many as possible to attend. There has never been anything in my entire life I wanted to do as badly as attend this convention, had I remained in Kentucky until that time it would have been an easy matter for me but it is such a costly trip from here I am afraid I am doomed to dis-appointment--bad health brought me out here, am feeling better and hope to return to Ky. next year, but that will be too late for the convention. We take the Saturday Evening Post but in the tussle and turmoil of life here in L.A. we sometimes miss an issue or two so we must have missed the one in which Stanley Frank's story of the 106th was published, if you would give me the date of the issue I will try to get the back number. Thanks for publishing my letter in the CUB and as soon as my finances will permit I want to send you a subscription for same as I sure enjoy every word of it."
Dear Mr. Thomas: So glad to hear from you. Fortunately we still have a democracy here so we can still have our own opinions and stick to them. Yes, the convention is in Indianapolis, July 14, 15 and 16 and I think it will be a magnificent one because we have found the angels that everyone looks for but so seldom show up. Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Simpson are going to take over the entire thing and really make a bang up affair of it. If you can possibly get there, by all means do so. It will take me a little time to get the list of California members together, but I am deeply appreciative of your kind offer of cooperation and will send you the list very shortly. We have extra copies of Stanley Frank's story and I am sending you one separately. With best wishes."
Delbert V. Edgette, 1st Lt. at Ft. Knox, Kentucky sends his best regards to all former members of H. Co. 424th Infantry.
Albert C. Reed, 120 West Edward Street, Endicott, New York says: "I want to thank you very much for the copy of the Cedric Foster broadcast and tell you that I am very pleased with the lapel button. Several of my friends who were in other divisions have noticed the button and commented on how nice it is."
Chaplain John B. Day, St. Joseph Rectory, 2101 State Street, Granite City, Illinois, sent a note--"Just to let you know I'm out of the Army and that I'm happily located here at St. Joseph's church in Granite City, Illinois. I had a nice visit from my former assistant Walter ‘Buster' Peters a couples, of weeks ago and I had a chat with S/Sgt. Bittner (Ord) in St. Louis a week ago--he's driving an armored truck for some bank. I gave both of them your address and told them of our Division Association--both promised to join at once. Kindest personal regards and sincere best wishes to all with whom I was privileged to serve."
Charles A. Follansbee T/4, 7th Base Post Office, APO 503 c/o PM, San Francisco, California: I would appreciate it if you could give me some information. When I reenlisted I was told I could get whichever theater I picked due to being a POW. Naturally I wanted to return to Europe as I liked the country even after my experience. I was sent to Japan against my will and am completely dissatisfied. I would like to know if there is any way I could get to Europe or if not, back to the states for the remainder of my enlistment. I hope you can help me in this matter."
"Have noted item about choice of stations and will try to find out for you."
From the War Dept. comes the answer- -"In view of the limited information furnished, a positive answer cannot be made; however, upon return to a duty status, an individual is given his choice of assignment in accordance with his expressed desires as far as practicable. Prior to his first duty assignment, such schooling and retraining a may be necessary is accomplished. Discharge from the Army of the United States and enlistment, reenlistment or appointment in the Regular Army does not terminate an individuals entitlement to privileges stated above provided reentry into the service is effected within twenty days from date of separation."
Mrs. Marvin H. Rusch, whose new address is 400 W. Wisconsin Avenue, c/o J. C. Penney Co., Milwaukee, Wisc. sent in an interesting letter--"We enjoy the CUB very much and both pore over every word of it. . . . Squire visited us in Madison in January. He is working as an attorney for the I.C.C. in Chicago. Jean and Bill Mack (Lt. Sig. Co.) also joined us and we had a great time. The Strongs are living in Greece in great style and the Carianos have a new home in Osaka, Japan. Everyone we know is hoping Indianapolis will be the "spot" for the reunion."
Colonel Max Roadruck was heard from just the other day. His address is now G-5 Section, Hq. AntD, APO 851, c/o Postmaster, Miami, Florida. He says "From the way things look right now, I will not be able to be present at the reunion in Indianapolis in July. However, you may be assured that I will be there in spirit. Of course, spirits rarely get lit. I will certainly miss not being wth the old mob, but at the present time they have me in the well-known "heads down--tail up" position and being a comparative newcomer to this Department, will probably not be able to get sufficient leave for this gala occasion. However, I shall follow with interest, in subsequent issues of the CUB, the outcome of the reunion. As you have probably have noted by the address, I am now out of the G-I business and am now learning to be a bigwig planner (I hope I make a go 'of it). With best wishes and continued success--"
Harold A. McKinley, 2118 Catalpa Drive, Dayton, Ohio writes "I just recently learned of this association and am very anxious to hear from former members of this organization. I am Harold A. McKinley of Headquarters Company, 1st Bn. 423d Infantry. I was the A & P Platoon Leader and would appreciate hearing from men of that company. After the Bulge I was transferred to "A" Co. of the 424 and served with them until about Feb. 4, 1945. I would also like to hear from men of that company who were acquainted with me. My special concern is the whereabouts of Lt. Robt. Thompson, 3d Platoon Leader of "C" Company, 423."
James I. Clark. 118 Maple Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan, really went all out with the letter he sent us: "I feel it is high time I wrote a line to the Association and revealed how much I appreciate the issues of the CUB and the news of all the fellows I knew in the Division. I joined the 106th at Ft. Jackson, Dec. 28, 1943; served with the Medical Detachment of the 592nd FA Bn. until April 1945, when I went to become S/Sgt. in the 590th FA Bn. Med. Det. at the time of its reconstitution. I must say that I am a little dismayed that we don't have more members, since I can remember that most of the fellows spoke of wanting a reunion after the war ended--and I certainly hope to see a lot of buddies in Indianapolis in July. May I suggest that you have all of your rosters and addresses available for the 592nd and the reconstituted 590th FA Bns. at the reunion, so that some of us might make up a list of those we could induce to join? I am sure that I know at least 100-200 members of those units who would need little urging. The Division went off and left me in France while I was on detached service so that I don't have any of the fellows addresses. On the questions and answers page in the April issue of CUB appeared a query that I might be able to assist in answering. On the 10th of May, 1945, the 423d Inf. was just outside of Lorient, France (about 4 miles to the NE I believe, tho' I don't know the name of the nearest town or village and couldn't spell it if I did) I'm sure that they had just arrived on that day or the day before because the 590th was in firing position in that same area from about 9:00 a.m. May sixth until the Bn. moved in to help occupy Lorient--or was it across the river in St. Louis--anyway, I evacuated some casualties of the 590th through the 423d Regt. Aid Station on May tenth and May thirteenth and they were then in the spot I indicated. This brings up a point that has been puzzling me--everyone seems to have forgotten the reconstituted units that were left behind when the rest of you took off for Germany--and as I recall we sure felt like orphans. Did you know that the 590th was firing on Lorient when the cease-fire order came to us May sixth about 1300? I believe we also had the last combat casualties of the Division when one of our trucks loaded with ammo set off some land mines the Jerries had failed to remove from the highway into Lorient --this occurred May thirteenth. One man was killed, two seriously injured, and two of our aid men later received the Soldiers medal for rescuing the wounded from the burning and exploding ammo. The reason you have no record of this is because we were sending all our reports through the 66th Division at the time.
I was proud to have been a member of the 592d FA Bn. and was sorry to leave for the 590th, but I would like to say that those officers and men that were sent to make up the reconstituted units were the best--and I know the outfits they came from will agree to that. They did a great job of handling the replacements that came in during those demoralizing months of training and problems that we went through all over again near Mayen, Germany, during June, July and August, when the rest of the G.I.'s in Europe were leading a life of comfort, we of the 589th, 590th, 422nd, 423d and 106th Recon were still living in the mud in those cold, bleak German hills. I mention this in the hope that the fellows that made up those units at that time aren't still being neglected by the rest of the 106th Division, but are considered as eligible members. They certainly earned the right to belong----most of them were just kids but swell guys. No one ever even complained about the Medical care, and I was the nearest representative
to a medical officer that the 590th FA Bn. had from April to August of 1945. If you should have any contact with these men--give them my thanks and best wishes. Now, I have a question to ask. Could you find out who the Germans surrendered Lorient to--where the surrender arrangements were made--and if the surrendering German Officer was in Naval Uniform. The reason I ask is because I happened to be near an outpost of the 66th Division when, on the afternoon of May sixth, shortly after the order had. come down to cease firing. An American Jeep came through the lines with three blind-folded Germans in it--one was dressed in what appeared to be a Naval Officer's uniform and the other two were non-coms. I've often wondered if this was the official surrender party that I saw. This has become quite a long and exhaustive letter and I shall terminate it herewith. If anyone should inquire about me, you have my correct address and I am attending Medical School in the University of Michigan. If anyone wants to drop in for a visit, I'll be around for the next three years, and will be glad to hear from any ex-106er. Thanks for listening--see you in Indianapolis.
John (Bougainville) Hickey, 1215 Central Avenue, Alton, Illinois dropped us a line to say --"Just a note to find out whats cookin' at Hq. out there in New York. I heard yesterday something about a convention or reunion in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 106th Division. There are about eight fellow's here in Alton that belonged to the 106th all through the war. except for a few of us who were captured in Belgium. And say, we also heard you had a club. We didn't know anything about it. There is one fellow out of the eight here who belongs to it, how about some dope on it. That convention sounds great. I wouldn't miss it for anything. Let me know right away."
Grover F. Morrow, Santorium, Gaylord, Michigan (bet he'd like to hear from some of you boys) writes: "Received your letter today and know I will appreciate receiving copies of the CUB. Am thinking perhaps you have information on members of our division and if so, do you have anything on a Joseph Mathers who was in Co. "G" 422 same as myself. His home was in Florida but I never had his complete address. Of the 800 men surrendered by Major Ouellette he was the only one who stated his intention to escape and after what I saw as a prisoner I considered escape an impossibility and so have always wondered what did happen to him. None of the fellows I ever wrote to had any word of him. I would like his address if you have it."
( P. O. Box 812, Eare Gallie, Florida is the address we have--anybody know if it's correct?)
Mrs. Hattie Wardle, 73 Cliff Street, Battle Creek, Michigan (re Gayle Wardle) "Just a word of appreciation for your efforts in regard to Gayle's Purple Heart Medal. It was presented to me May nineteenth, at my home by Capt. Andre from our local recruiting station, and I am grateful."
Peter A. Soto, Pfc., 542nd MP. Sv. Co., APO 851, c/o PM, Miami, Florida, sent us this note: "I am writing you to let you know that I received the April issue of the CUB today and was very glad to get it. It was sure very interesting--I read every word from A to Z. I see that the first National Reunion will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 14th, 15th and 16th. I sure would like to be there, but Sir, it's impossible for me to make it. You see, I have to be back in Puerto Rico from New York on July 14th. My leave starts June 14th and ends on July 14th which gives me thirty days--to top it off I've already put in for it. I would sure like to be there, but I guess we can't all have what we want. If I had known a little earlier I would have killed myself to get there. Just the same I wish every one of you a good time. I will be thinking of all my buddies I served with in the 106th Division. I will be in New York next month and certainly will drop in to see you in Hq. Again I want to thank you for the CUB. I'll be looking forward for the May Issue soon. Thanking you for everything."
Colonel C. C. Cavender. Hq. Sixth Army. Presidio of San Francisco. California. says- especially to the 423d--"Glad to have the latest CUB with announcement of the First Reunion in "Indian Town" in July. I would like very much to be there, but, as you know, one doesn't make plans that far ahead in the Army. I will certainly do all I can to assist you in your membership drive by writing to my people whose addresses I have. I am sure Crank will do what he can to assist with the 422d. If you can get a large group to attend the Reunion. that will be your answer to boosting membership. Sounds like it is going to be a Good Party.--P.S. I am sure 423 will have a good representation--they were a fine bunch of boys and I'd like to see all of them again."
John W. Douglass, 43 Evans Avenue, Pittsburgh 5, Penna. writes this time with an offer as well as information :--"I have a double purpose in writing this letter. In the past when I have written it has been for my own benefit. This time, I think I have something someone else
can use. But, before I get to that, please let me add my sincere good wishes and compliments to the others you have received on the excellent job you are doing with the CUB, and the Association in general. An amateur journalist at one time myself, I can fully appreciate the cost and labor that goes into a publication such as this one, and I want to express the sincere opinion that each issue is eagerly looked for, and I have never been disappointed in a single copy. I have noticed that many members still want a copy of the photograph book that was made at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. When these books were on sale, I bought two copies, and now find that one will suit my needs. So, if you .will mention the fact that I have a copy of this album which is in brand new condition in a future issue of the CUB, I will be pleased to mail it to the first person who contacts me. This I will have achieved the second purpose of this letter (Ed. Note: This book has already been requested for the first on a long list.) I also want to add my voice to those of George W. Schwille and former Major Perlman when they said that perhaps one of the reasons there is a slump in the new member applications is the lack of "follow thru." I have a suggestion, take it for what it's worth. If a mimeographed letter, or even a postcard could be sent out to the people who were asked to join, reminding them of the convention, etc.. it might have a good response. And such a mailing should he cheaper than continued notices in the CUB. Incidentally, if a large rubber stamp, post card size, with the proper wording could be used, I am in a position to furnish such a stamp at no cost to the Assn. I work for a Rubber Stamp manufacturing company. These are just suggestions, but I am at your service. Again, keep up the .good work, and I'll be waiting for a request for this photo album."
Manuel C. Silvia, 634 Wood Street, Bristol, Rhode Island gave us the following information: "In your Sept. '46 issue I notice names and addresses wanted of some mentioned ex-G.I.'s. I noticed one name which I think is misspelled. The name is spelled Acosta in your issue. The soldier that I knew here from my home town who was stationed with the Division Artillery is named Louis Costa--not Acosta. If I'm right his address is DeWolf Ave., Bristol, Rhode Island. I have a buddy who was my assistant BAR gunner, who is in a T.B. hospital. He came down with it five months after being discharged. He has a wife and three children. He was also a POW as I was and was worked by the germs in what is called the Russian zone of Occupation. Is it possible for you to send him the CUB without charge? His address is Mr. Grover Morrow, Sanatorium, Gaylord, Michigan. I've taken up enough of your time so I'll sign off now."
What They Are Doing Now
Albert C. Reed, 106th Signal Company writes that he is now a student at Triple Cities College in Endicott, New York. He s studying to be a dentist and hopes to make it in about six years. His present address is 120 West Edward Street, Endicott, New York.
Walter M. Snyder, T/3 589th FA Bn., says "I am a `college-joe'-----and can be found exerting my mental capacities to their full extent at the University of Pittsburgh with aspirations of entering the teaching profession." He is living at 357 Orchard Street, Springdale, Pennsylvania.
1st Sgt. Marion A. Beard, Btry. A 590th and 591st FA Bn. just wants to say "Hello" to all the boys of the 106th Division, especially to the ones in Btry s. A 590th and 591st FA Bn. He is still in the Army and is stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla. with the FA School Troops. His address is P. O. Box 1699, ASN 6252641, Ft. Sill, Okla.
John D. Beals, T/5, Co. A, 422; XIIA, IVB, VIlla, XIB; says he was a mail clerk in the service but doesn't tell us what he's doing now. He does say, however, that his home address is 1403 E. College St., Iowa City, Iowa.
Howard Clifton Bailey, Pfc., Hq. Co., 1st Bn. 422, Reg. Hq. 422, Can. Co. 422; is now Vice-President of Bailey, Westcott, and Bailey, Inc.,
manufacturers of concrete blocks. His home address is Clermont, Florida, and his temporary address is 209 No. Washington St., Gainesville, Florida.
Billy B. Barnett, Cpl., who served with Co. F 424 is now a Locomotive fireman and lives at 810 Kettelle St., Peoria, Illinois. He received the Bronze star medal.
Walter H. Brunn, T/5, Hq. Co. 424, is quote Jack of all trades (master of none) unquote--hmmm. His home address is P. O. Box 466, Montvale, New Jersey.
Richard E. Bartz, T/4, Co. B, 423, Hq. Co. 106th Div.; 216 Rustic Avenue, Pittsburgh 10, Penna., is now working for the Federal Government. His temporary address is 655 W. Sheridan Rd., Apt. 32 E, Chicago 13, Ill.
David C. Brumaghin, Pfc., Co. C, 81st Engineers Bn., is working for the Paramus Oil Co. of Rochelle Park, New Jersey He is living at S-I15 Westview Avenue, RFD #1 Ridgewood, Paramus, N. J.
Sidney C. Cohn, Hq. Co. 2nd Bn. 424 gives his home address as Braggadocio, Missouri, Box 201. No news on what he is doing.
James I. Clark, S/Sgt. 592d FA Bn. Med. Det., 590th FA Bn. Med. Det, is studying medicine at the University of Michigan. His address at school is 118 Maple Street, Ypsilanti, Mich., at home--General Delivery, Hartland, Michigan.
Raymond H. Cook, T/5, Sv. Btry. 59Ist FA Bn., is now operating a meat market at 4925 Rossville Blvd., Chattanooga, Tennessee. He makes his home at Beverly Hills, Rossville, Georgia.
Robert Lee Crandell, who is now living in Mendon, Missouri wrote in to tell us that he is a railroad worker and hunter combined.
Donald R. Candy, Pfc. Med. Det. 423, Combat Medic Badge, IXB: "Am a pre-medical student at the Univ. of Illinois. Would like to hear from anyone who was also at IXB where I served as a medic in the dispensary. Home address is 218 So. Kensington Ave., La Grange, Illinois."
Joseph A. Cavanaugh, Pfc., 422, 424, 590 FA Bn.; Joe is teaching high school in Bothell, Washington. He lives in Seattle at 12056 Third Ave. N.W.
Arthur N. Cohen, M/Sgt. Hq. Co. 1st Bn. 422; IVB, IIIB, MA; now living at 1106 No. Main Street, Temple, Texas no information as to what he is doing now.
Herbert H. Clark, Jr., Can. Co. 422; Herb is at Purdue University with about a year and a half to go before he gets his Mechanical Engineering Degree. His address there is Mohawk #2, Rm. 2, West Lafayette, Indiana.
John Tom Campbell, 1st Lt.; Co. C 423d Inf.; PH; Bad Ord, Hammelberg; John is doing, mechanical engineering too, and is living temporarily at Box 2438, College Station, Texas.
Thomas Dorosky, S/Sgt.; 592 FA Bn., Sv. Btry.; one of the Cadremen to the 106th Div. came from the 80th. Tom hasn't let us know what he's doing but his address is 93 Main Street, Luzanne, Penna.'
Alan Dunbar, Capt., Hq. Co. 3d Bn. 422, Regtl. Hq. Co. 422; PH; IVB, Oflag 64 and others, is living in the Croydon Apts., #703, 49th & Locust St., Philadelphia, Pa. He is working for the Veteran's Administration at 300 Spruce St., in Philly.
Robert Demming is living at 1115 Genesee Street, Buffalo. New York.
George W. Doerner, Sr., T/4, Hq. Btry., Div Arty; working for the Adam Scheidt Brewing Co. of Norristown. Pa. as a stock clerk. His home is at 815 George Street, Norristown, Penna.
Edward J. Dunlap, Sr., Cpl., Co. A, 423, Hq. Co. 423; IXB, Bad Orb ; now a registration officer at the Vets Administration in Montgomery, Alabama. His address there is 100 Ridge Avenue, Apt. 5. Permanent home address is 1101 N. 29th St., Birmingham, Alabama.
Samuel K. Feldman, 1st Lt., M.P. Platoon, living now at 310 W. 93d St., New York City 25, and working for A. Steinam Co., Inc., 343 4th Avenue, New York City 10.
Matthew R. J. Giuffre, Major, MR? (G-2), has been appointed a 1st Lt. in the Regular Army. He has been assigned to the CIC Center Holabird Signal Depot, Baltimore, Maryland, where he is Director, Planning and Liaison Division, CIC Center.
John I. Gallagher, Sgt., 81st Eng. Bn., C Co.; BS, PH; says that he is now a production supervisor. He lives at 3434 Ridgeway Street, Laurel-dale, Penna.
Kent Edmond Gardien, Jr., Pfc., 589th FA Bn., is a sophomore at Harvard concentrating on Economics. His address at Harvard is Lionel B-22, Harvard College, Cambridge 38, Massachusetts. When he is home his address is P.O. Box 197, Gonzales, Texas.
Wesley I. Grimes, Pfc., 424, lives in Conde, South Dakota. He tells us his vocation is farming.
William K. Hackel, Cpl., Co. B, 424, is a student living temporarily at 1201 State Street, Rolla, Missouri. His home address is 4944a Odell St. Louis, Mo.
Joseph G. Herzog, Jr., Captain, Co. L 422, tells us that he is a Private Automobile Fleet Renter, and is living at 340 E. 64th St., New York City.
Milton S. Harold, Pfc., Co. I, 423, AT Co. 423; IXB-Bad Orb., IXC--Slave Labor Camp; now Mgr. of Universal Food Store, East Killingly, Connecticut. Milton's home is at 195 Main Street, Danielson, Connecticut.
Richard Allen Hartman, S/Sgt., Hq. Btry. 590th FA Bn. is now attending Loyola College, Baltimore 10, Maryland, where he is studying for advertising or newspaper work. His home address is 218 Woodlawn Road, Baltimore 10, Maryland.
Edward W. Jack who was a Pfc. with Co. G, 423 gives only his home address which is 429 West Twenty-fifth Street, New York City.
Dorsey J. Johnson, Pfc., Co. B, 423; IVB, IVD is now a student at W. & J. College, Washington, Pennsylvania. He lives at 475 Shirts Avenue in Washington, Penna.
Frank S. Kochle, S/Sgt., Div. Hq. G-2 Sect., 424, S-2. Frank is working for Arlon Motors in Hempstead, New York as an automobile sheet metal worker. He is living in Hempstead at 19 Kellum Place.
Robert W. Kennedy, 1st Lt., Aide to C. G. DivArty, then 590th FA Bn as S-4 and B.C. Serv. Btry; Fwd. Obsr. "C" Btry; Bad Orb, Hammelburg; is selling lumber and building materials now for the Kennedy Lumber Co., 1010 East State Street, Trenton, New Jersey. His home address is River Road, Yardley, Pa.
Thomas O. Killgrove, T/5, 3d Bn. Hq. Co. 422 ; IVA--Arb. Kommdo. 1000; tells us that he is a draftsman by trade and is making his home at 3347 No. Ottawa Ave., Chicago 34, Ill.
Bernard F. Killian, Cpl., Co. C 81st Engr. (c) Bn., is a building contractor at 2947 University, Madison, Wisconsin. He is living in the same city at 870 Woodrow Street.
George H. Kaufman, T/5, Co. II 423, Co. D 424, is the owner of the Pooler Food Market at 33 Monument Sq., Urbana, Ohio. He is reading at the same address.
William Kuthy, S/Sgt., Co. F 424, is a carpenter now and lives on Route #1 in Belmont, Ohio.
Peter E. Keenan, T/4 Hq. Co. 2nd Bn. 422, IVB, VIIIA, XIB--Peter is an accountant working for the Ships Clerk Assn., Pier 3, San Francisco, California. He is living temporarily at 2438 Forty-second Avenue, San Francisco, California and his permanent address is 122 King Street, Redwood City, California.
Stanislaus Kups, 106th Sig. Co. is living at 6513 Nevada, Detroit, Michigan. He says nothing of what he is doing now--
Leon Kauffman, Cpl., Co. G 423, Sv. Btry 591st FA Bn. tells us that he is a wholesale grocer at the Pennsylvania Warehouse Building, Delaware Ave. and Pine St., Philadelphia, Pa. His home is also in Philadelphia, at 6035 No. Tenth Street.
Gordon W. Lewthwaite, 1st Lt., A, C and H & S Cos, 81st Engr. (c) Bn. is a draftsman and Landscape architect with the Dept. of Public Works, Old County Court House, Mineola, New York. His home address is 18 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington, New York.
Ralph K. Lee, Capt. 424, Capt. Lee is a forester and is working with Lightsey's Brothers, Miley, So. Caro. His home is at 44 Carn Street, Walterboro, So. Carolina.
Robert A. Lundy who was a chaplain with the 106th writes in to say that he has been appointed by the American Baptist Home Mission Society as general missionary and elected by the Nevada-Sierra Baptist Convention as their executive secretary. His new address is Rev. Robert A. Lundy, c/o Nevada-Sierra Baptist Convention, Box 2067, Reno, Nevada.
Bernard Mayrsohn, Pfc., Cannon Co. 423, IVB, is graduating from Cornell, June '47. His address in Ithaca is 616 Utica Street. His home address is 324 Washington Street, New York City.
Ernest Mosesian, Pfc., 591st FA Bn., is a raisin and grape grower and is living on Rt. #2, Box 361, Selma, California.
John Alexander Middleton, III, T/3, 106th
Sig. Co. is now with the purchasing department of C. C. Wakefield & Co., Ltd., 75 West Street, New York 6, New York. Middleton's home address is 60 Green Avenue, Madison, New Jersey.
Charles E. Matheny, Pfc., Co. B 424, PH, is a student. His address at school is 28 Montrose Avenue, Athens, Ohio. When at home his address is R.R. #2, Lima, Ohio.
George Mathews, Major, Hq. Co. 422, Legion of Merit. Major Mathews is an attorney and may be reached at 1016 La. National Bank Building, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Michael J. Mueller, T/4, Med. Det. 424, Co. L424, is a salesman for the Pioneer Paper Stock Co., 430 W. Ohio St., Chicago, Illinois. His home address is 2301 Montrose Avenue, in Chicago.
S/Sgt. Elwood W. Many, Reg. Hq. Co. 423; XIIA, IVA, HIB, ITIA; is working as a bank teller for the Citizens First National Bank and Trust Company, Ridgewood, New Jersey. He is living at 19 Blauvelt Avenue, Ramsey, New Jersey.
Harry C. McKinley, 1st Lt. 422, 3d Bn. S-2. lives in Hancock, Maryland, Box 142, but says not a word of what he's doing.
Laurence Morgan who was with the division APO is now Brother D. Justin and is at Ammendale Normal Institute, Novitiate of the Christian Brothers. Bettsville P. O., Maryland. Ed Straka sent us his name and address.
John W. Morse, T/Sgt., Co. C 422; PH; IXB, IXA; is in retail advertising and is working as Advertising Manager, Sears Roebuck and Co., 130 W. Main Street, Gainesville, Florida. His home is at 138 W. McCormick St., Gainesville, Florida.
Sgt. William L. Monroe, Btry C 591st FA Bn. PH; is still in the Army. His address is Sq. D (Eng. Sq.) 104th AAFBU, Mitchel Field,
T/4 Charles L. Uielsen, Co. G, 423; PH is doing Millwork Manufacturing with Nielsen Bros. Mfg. Co.. 2220 No. Springfield Ave., Chicago, Illinois. He lives in River Forest, Illinois, at 1035 Jackson Avenue.
Cletus E. Noon, T/4, Sv. Co. 423d Inf., IVB, IIIB, MA; is mining coal in Pennsylvania. He lives at 403 Church Street, in South Fork, Penna.
Mark P. Naughton, S/Sgt., Co. G 422, is attending a School of Journalism at the present time. He may be reached at 4157 W. Fifth Avenue, Chicago 24, Illinois.
Jack F. Parsons, T/4, Hq. Co. 424, Hq. Co. 422; gives his vocation as clerk-cashier and his home address as 3804 Bailey Avenue, Bronx 63. New York.
Marion D. Prater, Pfc., I & R Plat. Hq. Co., 423; IVB, & Kommando in Leipzig; is an architectural draftsman and is working at 409 First National Bank Bldg., Montgomery, Alabama. His home address is 306 Plum Street, Montgomery 7, Ala.
Herbert T. Perrin, Brig. Gen.. Div. Hq.; DSC, Legion of Merit, Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palms; General Perrin is a retired Regular Army Officer and is living at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio.
Harold H. Pax, Pfc., 422, 3d Bn. Hq. Co.; PH; IXB--Harold gives his vocation as Labor on construction and his home address as Beckemeyer, Illinois.
Romeo J. Rossi. M/Sgt. Co. C 422, VIIIA, IVB; tells us that he is a gambler and works at 1345 Kirby Street, in Detroit. He is living at 675 Brainard Street. also in Detroit, Michigan.
Wallace E. Rader, Sgt.,* A Co. 423, IXB is a credit correspondent for the Whitehall Pharmaceutical Company, 34 Exchange Place, Jersey City, New Jersey. He lives at 1003 Summit Avenue, Jersey City.
Alexander D. Reid, Colonel, C. O. 424, Bronze Star. PH; Colonel Reid is a Regular Army Officer. He is stationed now at the U. S. Military Ground Mission, c/o U. S. Embassy, Caracas. Venezuela. His permanent address is c/o Adjutant General, Washington, D. C.
Alden F. Russell, 1st Lt., Co. D, L, M. 424; PH. He is a student up in Canton, New York. His address up there is 1 State Street. His permanent address is RFD. Alexandria Bay, N. Y.
John Rojakovich, Pfc., Co. L 423, IVB.. Arbeit Kommando #1351, is a purchasing agent for the St. Louis County Office, District #4, Ely, Minnesota. His address is Box 526, Ely, Minn.
William J. Ryan, S/Sgt., Anti-Tank Co. 423, Sv. Co. 423, IXB, IXA, lives at 6920 So. Harvard Avenue Chicago, Illinois. He doesn't tell us what
Stanley A. Stopper, Corp., Co. B 424, PH, JIB, is a retail grocery owner. His business and home addresses are 187 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, New Jersey.
Manuel C. Silvia, Pfc., Co. G, 422, is an electrical cable twister. His home address is 634 Wood Street, Bristol, Rhode Island.
William R. Sheehan, Major, Military Gov't, Div. Hq., Bronze Star is still in the Army, and still overseas. His address is Military Gov't Darmstadt, APO 175, c/o Postmaster, New York. When in the states his address is 110 No. Brown Street, Lewistown, Pennsylvania.
Earl H. Smith, T/3, Med. Det. 424, 2 Bronze Stars, is now a butcher in his home town of Chicago. His address there is 4756 No. Maplewood Avenue.
Edward C. Straka, T/5, 106th Signal Co. is now a supervisor with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy R.R., 547 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. His home address is 6453 So. Karlov Ave., Chicago 29, Illinois.
Charles L. Smith, T/Sgt., Co. D 422, PH, IXA, IXB, is a candymaker for the Lincoln Candy Shop, 214 Glen Street, Chambersburg, Penna. His home address is P.O. Box 24, Fort Loudon, Penna.
Henry H. Sherbondy, Jr., S,/Sgt., 106th Sig. Co., Bronze Star, is an electrician and doing oil burner installation and service. He lives at 100 Montgomery Avenue, Bala-Cynwyd, Penna.
William R. Simpson, Pfc., Co. G, 423, says his home town is Kansas City, Missouri. "Was at Stalag IVB 2 weeks, at Belgern, Ger., 2 wks., then worked on air raid shelters in Zeitz. Liberated by 76th Division 15 Apr. 45. Transferred to Engineers and discharged. Am now attending Kansas City Art Institute with view of being a commercial artist. Under Public Law 16." Home address 609 W. 33d Street, Kansas City 2, Mo.
Peter A. Soto, Pfc., Can. Co. 423, Can Co. 159, has reenlisted and is stationed at Hq. Det. 501st Military Police Bn., APO 851, c/o PM, Miami, Florida. When he is at home his address is 1669 Park Avenue, New York 35, New York.
Bernard Schuelingkamp, T/5, 591st FA Bn., hasn't told us what he is doing, but gives his address as 10388 Oletha Lane, Los Angeles 24, California.
Robert F. Sebby, Pfc., Co. M 422, IVB, is farming for a living, and lives at RFD #1, Sheridan, Illinois.
Glenn D. Sticklen, S/Sgt., 423 Band. Glenn's home address is 303 E. Franklin Street, Macomb, Illinois.
Lee B. Taylor, Corp., Co. K, 424, PH, XIIA, XIA, is now a student at the Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia, S. C. His home address is 902 E. River Street, Anderson, So. Carolina.
William B. Umstatted, Corp., Co. D & M 423 is studying aeronautical engineering at Princeton and is reaching the end of his sophomore year.
W. J. Van Schelven, Major, 106th QM Co., is a student at the University of Maryland. His business address is Public Relations Officer, District of Columbia, National Guard, Municipal Center, Washington, D. C. His home address is P. O. Box #128, 12-C Crescent Road, Greenbelt, Maryland.
Carl H. Wohlfeil, Major, 591 FA Bn. S-3, 590th FA Bn. Co., is still in the service. His address is c/o TAG, Washington, D. C. or G-4 Div. Hq. USFET, APO 757, Frankfurt, Germany.
Charles R. Wetherbee, T/5, 106th Signal Co., is a student at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois. His home address is 297 Park Lane, Galesburg, Illinois.
Vincent B. Wanderman, Capt., 331st Med. Bn., is a Personnel Director at 31 W. Thirty-fourth Street, c/o Manhattan Center, New York City. His home address is 110 Bennett Avenue, New York City.
Dana A. West, Jr., T/5* , Co. A 331st Med. Bn. is now the Ass't Mgr. of the West End Drug Store, 526 W. Connecticut Street, Butler, Penna. He lives on R.D. #5, Butler, Pa.
Eddie J. White, Pfc., HQ Co., 3d Bn. 423, is an electric and acetylene welder for the Acme Wire and Iron Works, 1343 W. Laurel Street, San Antonio, Texas. His home address is 618 West Ridgewood St., San Antonio, Texas.
Robert L. Washburn, Corp.. 820th Tank Destroyer Bn., IVB, Bob is studying radio servicing. His address is Rt. #1, Ottertail, Minn.
Van Stilley Wyatt, S/Sgt., Co. G, 424, PH, hasn't told us what he is doing. His home address is Box #73, Benton, Kentucky.
Lewis H. Walker, 1st Lt., Co. H 422, PH, Silver Star, Oflag 64 Z, Poznan, Poland, is an abrasive engineer, business address 340 Sixth Street, San Francisco, California. His home is at 11 Woodland Place, San Rafael, California.
B. Maurice Wecsler, T/5, 589th FA Bn., is working for the New York Telephone Co., 104 Broad Street, New York City, as a special representative. His home address is 3050 Grand Concourse, Bronx 58, New York.
Jack H. Watters, Corp., Co. G, weapons platoon, 423, is a student mechanical engineer. His temporary address is 125 S. Grant Street, W. Lafayette, Indiana. His home address is Bethany, Illinois.
Robert E. Woods, Sgt., Co G. 424, PH, is a carpenter as' a civilian and is living at 1105 Prospect Road, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.
Milan J. Zutavern, T/Sgt., Sv. Btry., 589th FA Bn., XB, XIIA, VB--is a superintendent at the Hercules Stamping Co., 1672 Oakwood Avenue, Toledo, Ohio. His home address is 121 E. Reed Avenue., Bowling Green, Ohio.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
Colonel Malin Craig, Jr., 3133 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Washington, D. C. NEW ADDRESS: 3227 Thirty-Third Place, N.W., Washington, D. C.
Joseph C. Odom has left the hospital and is back now at: North Drive, Jackson, Mississippi.
FRANK J. BIVIANO, 310 Ninth Street, Cliff-side, N. J. NEW ADDRESS: 368 Lawton Avenue, Grantwood, New Jersey
John H. Longbottom, 1459 Yates Avenue, Linwood, Penna. NEW ADDRESS: 568 Mohawk Avenue, Norwood, Penna.
Robert Lee Crandell. NEW ADDRESS: Mendon, Missouri.
O. D. Karter. NEW ADDRESS: 3069 Belmont Strit, Mobile, Alabama.
Martin V. Rusch. NEW ADDRESS: 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., c/o J. C. Penney Co., Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The War Department informs us that the current addresses of the following regimental commanders of the Division are: Col. Walter C. Phillips, 709 Penn Ave., St. Albans, W. Virginia. Col. William S. Murray, 537 Crawford St., Nogales, Arizona. Lt. Col. William E. Long, 1632 S. McLean Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee. Capt. John T. Zellars, 219 Hubbard Avenue, 'San Antonio, Texas. Col. Leon L. Kotzebue, 009700, 7708th War Crimes Grp. AP() 205, c/o PM New York, New York.
MAJOR GUIFFRE VISITS CP
Jeff, former Assistant G-2 of the Division, passed his Regular Army exams with flying colors, and is now a 30-year man. He is assigned to the G-2 section of the CIC Center, Camp Holabird, Maryland. His former chief in the Division, Colonel Bob Stout, came up at the same time and the Battle of the Bulge was fought all over again. They said that CWO Herb Snyder is also stationed at Holabird.
Col. and Mrs. Max Roadruck announce the arrival of Richard Rodney Roadruck, born March 28, 1947--weight 6 pounds 71/2 ounces.
Note June thirtieth dateline for AUS officers to join ORC with last rank or grade.
BILL PERLMAN BACK IN THE STATES
Everyone is glad to know that Bill Perlman. S-2 of the 424 is back in the States after nearly 2 years in Cuba. His absence has certainly been hard on the Board of Directors of which he is a member.
Questions and Answers
Q: In last month's CUB the question of where the 423d was on the 10th Day of May 1945 was raised.
A: Sherod Collins, Jr., Ex-T/5 Sv. Co. writes that the 423 was in the Lorient area 8-13 May inclusive, moving back to Rennes on 14 May and to Germany beginning 23 May. We also received an answer from James I. Clark who was with the 590th FA Med. I3n, He says: "On the 10th of May 1945, the 423d Inf. was just outside of Lorient, France about 4 miles to the NE I believe, 'tho I don't know the name of the nearest town or village and couldn't spell it if I did. I'm sure that they had just arrived on that day or the day before because the 590th was in firing position in that same area from about 9:00 A.M. May 6th until the Battalion moved in to help occupy Lorient-- or was it across the river in St. Louis--anyway, I evacuated some casualties of the 590th through the 423d Regt. Aid Station on May 10th and May 13th and they were then in the spot I indicated.
Q: Also in last month's CUB was a question on the attachment of the 820th TD's, specifying 2nd Platoon, Co. "C".
A: The answer comes from Lt. Col. Ben J. Hagman, FA--The 2nd Platoon of Co. "C" was attached along with the 820th T.D.'s to 106th Div Arty on the 12th of December 1944, as 3" guns towed, Commanded by Col. Patrick. On December 25th. 1944 at 1800 all of the 820th were detached and attached to 7th Armd. Div. January first-820th again attached to Div Arty--January fifth while the 820th was at Esneux, Belgium, they were detached from the 106th DivArty and attached to F.-U.S.A. instead.
Q: Does anyone know who the Germans surrendered Lorient to--where the surrender arrangements were made--and if the surrendering German Officer was in Naval uniform.
THE LION'S ROAR
Composed in the Rec Hall at Fort Jackson, by Billy Davis. Lucky Rodney, Andy Fredericks, and Walt Brunn. .
"We have drilled and trained in field and wood,
'Till we all feel that we must be pretty good;
We can tote a pack out to bivouac;
And we find our way through the night be black--
Hut, two, three, four; Hut, two, three,
For we are soldiers off to battle,
And we will soon knock out the foe;
So we will set our sights to hit 'em hard and fast
And blast them with a mighty blow.
Then we'll go to town, and we'll mow them down,
And maul them with the brawny Lion's claw.
When you hear a roar from shore to shore
You'll know the One-o-sixth is in the war.
For we are Lions rough and ready,
For we are Lions bold and brave.
The fighting' Army Lions we will always be
Where ere the Stars and Stripes may wave.
PHOTO: INSIGNE OF THE 423 I and R PLATOON
Drawn by John Califf
Submitted by Eddie Shannon, 430 Brooklyn Blvd. Brightwaters, L. I. N. Y.
NEW VETERAN'S PAPER.
Association Headquarters has received sample copies of the VETERAN'S REPORT, a paper much like the ARMY TIMES. It is published by Correll Publications,. 808 Evans Building. Washington, D. C. at $2.00 per year.
The following contributions to the Memorial Fund since the April issue of the CUB.
Robert L. Washburn
Donald R. Candy
Dorsey J. Johnson
Robert L. Washburn
Lewis H. Walker
Mrs. Florence K. Krieger
Robert L. Washburn
Duward B. Frampton
Vincent A. Stiles
Manuel C. Silvia
Mrs. H. Hjerpe
Alva V. Phillips
TOTAL IN FUND TO DATE
Total members as of 18 March 1947
to 13 June 1947
Total membership as of 13 June 1947
Division Insignia and Jewelry
For the first time, the Association has a complete line of jewelry and other accessories to offer its members. Pictures and descriptions are given here. They can be obtained from the firms mentioned or through the Association offices.
First is the Division insigne with screw back to be worn in the lapel button hole. Over 900 have been sold already at $1 postpaid. Order through the Association or direct from the H. H. P. Whittemore Co., P. O. Box 354, Attleboro, Mass. This is also available in a pin back for women to wear. State which style wanted.
Second is the "Military Frat Pin" a punk name, but a beautiful pin. It is the same pin mentioned above with a gold guard chain, branch insigne and a gold plate with your unit numerals stamped in it. This sells for $3 post and tax paid. State whether crossed rifles, cannon, sabres, etc., and your unit number such as 422, 423, 424, 590, 81, 331, etc. A lovely gift for wife, or sweetheart.
A new item is a beautiful, heavy sterling silver, man's ring, with two tone gold wash finish, and hard baked enamel insigne and setting. It is guaranteed to satisfy. $6 tax and postage included. This is produced by the Whittemore Company mentioned above. Order direct or through the Association.
Another new item is the auto license plate emblem shown below. It's made of heavy 12 gauge steel background black enamel, and beautiful white plastic shield bearing the Division emblem in full, rich colors. It's just in time for your summer motoring and sells for $1 postpaid. Order through the Association or direct from the manufacturer's.
All these items will be on display at the Reunion, and a few of each for sale there, but better play safe and order them NOW so you can be wearing them at the Reunion, or sporting the shield on your car on the way to Indianapolis.
STEEL AUTO EMBLEMS!
Your 106th "Golden Lion" insignia is reproduced in OFFICIAL COLORS on a white shield. The shield is riveted to an attractive blue background which has gold lettering. Both shield and background are fabricated of HEAVY GAUGE STEEL with baked enamel finish for durability 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
Background lettering can be supplied as shown or "VETERAN FOREIGN WARS". STATE LETTERING DESIRED. Mail remittance to COX-FERRELL MFG. & SALES CO. 12338 STOEPEL, DETROIT 4, MICHIGAN
Price $1.00 Delivered Wt. 1/5 lb. Satisfaction Guaranteed
GET YOURSELF A UNIT "FRAT" PIN
The Association has made arrangements with the H. H. P. Whittemore Company of Attleboro, Massachusetts, the jewelry center of the country to produce the pin illustrated below. They will personalize the pin for your unit by stamping any three numbers or letters on it. They will signify your branch by crossed rifles, cannons, caduceus, etc. Cost $3.00, tax and postpaid.
THE NEW OFFICIAL DIVISION RING
SIX DOLLARS POSTPAID
SEE DETAILS OPPOSITE PAGE
"THE TIME NOW IS ..."
Q.--Where do we register, sir?
A.-9 A. M. Monday, July 14th, 1947 in the War Memorial Building, Indianapolis.
Have your registration receipt with you, plus $13 for yourself or $10 for the lady (total $18 and $15).
106th Div. Arty., 45
106th QM Co., 42
106th Sig. Co., 34, 39, 42, 43
2nd Inf. Div., 22
331st Med., 43
331st Med. BN, 43
3rd Armd., 9
422nd Inf., 9, 11, 13
423rd Inf., 36, 40, 45
424th CT, 10
424th Inf., 13
424th Inf. Regt., 10, 22, 28
589th FA, 43, 44
589th FA Bn, 43, 44
589th FA BN, 9, 11, 34, 37, 43, 44
590th FA BN, 30, 32, 36, 38, 42, 45
591st BN, 10
591st FA BN, 9, 15, 34, 39, 40, 42
592nd FA BN, 9, 30, 31, 36, 37
66th Inf. Div., 31, 32
7th Armd. Div., 9, 45
81st Engr., 25, 36, 38, 39
820th TD, 43
820th TD BN, 43
82nd Abn. Div., 11
82nd Div., 11
99th Inf. Div., 9
9th Armd. Div., 9
Adams, Miss Mary, 13
Agony Grapevine, 11, 26
Allen, Richard, 7
Anderson, Pvt. Lee E., 26
Andre, Capt., 32
Apericio, Joe, 27
Arndt, Larry, 27
Backer, Austin, 7
Bad Orb, 24, 36, 37, 38
Bailey, Howard Clifton, 35
Baker, Col., 5
Baraque De Fraiture, 11
Bard, Saul, 13
Barnett, Billy B., 36
Bartz, Richard E., 36
Beals, John D., 35
Beard, 1st Sgt. Marion A., 34
Beeler, J. A., 7
Beeler, James A., 7
Berg Reuland, 10
Bernkof, S/Sgt. Henry, 24
Bittner, S/Sgt., 28
Biviano, Frank J., 44
Black, Capt., 10
Bleialf, 9, 10
Borders, William, 7
Brammer, Harry, 7
Brammer, Harry M., 7
Brumaghin, David C., 24, 36
Brunn, Walt, 46
Brunn, Walter H., 36
Brussels, Belgium, 15
Burrows, 2D/Lt. Terrence, Jr., 14
Burrows, Terrence, 13
Califf, John, 46
Camp Alan W. Jones, 4
Camp Atterbury, 14
Camp Atterbury, IN, 34
Camp Lucky Strike, 1
Campbell, John T., 24
Campbell, John Tom, 36
Candy, Don, 26
Candy, Donald R., 12, 36, 46
Cariano, Capt., 24
Castleman, Lt. D., 20
Cavanaugh, Joseph A., 36
Cavender, Col. C. C., 33
Cessna, Capt. (Doc), 25
Clark, Herbert H., Jr., 36
Clark, James I., 30, 36, 45
Cohen, Arthur N., 36
Cohn, Sidney C., 36
Collins, Sherod, Jr., 45
Colvin, Lloyd L., 7
Comer, Capt., 27
Connell, James, 1
Connell, Jim, 2
Cook, Raymond H., 36
Costa, Louis, 34
Cottingham, Ray, 26
Craig, Bill, 27
Craig, Col. Malin, Jr., 44
Craig, M/Sgt. Wallace J., 23
Craig, Mrs. Evelyn Quita, 13
Craig, William H., 13
Crandell, Robert Lee, 36, 44
Crank, M/Sgt. M. N., 24
Croix De Guerre, 40
Curtis, George A., 7
Daly, William J., 23
Davis, Billy, 46
Day, Chaplain John B., 28
Demming, Robert, 37
Dennis, Arthur G., 15
Div. Arty, 37
Div. Arty., 34
Division History, 7
Doerner, George W., Sr., 37
Dorosky, Thomas, 37
Douglass, John W., 33
Dunbar, Alan, 37
Dunlap, Edward J., Sr., 37
Dupuy, Col. R. Ernest, 22
Edgette, Delbert V., 28
Eisenhower, Gen., 22
Esneux, Belgium, 45
Feldman, Samuel K., 37
First Reunion, 3, 5, 33
Follansbee, Charles A., 28
Foster, Cedric, 28
Frampton, Duward, 2
Frampton, Duward B., 46
Frampton, Duward B., Jr., 1
Frank, Stanley, 22, 28
Fredericks, Andy, 46
Ft. Jackson, SC, 4, 46
Ft. Knox, KY, 28
Ft. Sill, OK, 23, 35
Gallagher, John I., 37
Gardien, Kent Edmond, Jr., 37
Giuffre, Matthew R. J., 37
Gossom, T/5, 21
Grimes, Wesley I., 38
Guiffre, Major, 44
Hackel, William K., 38
Hacker, Charles, 7
Hackler, Charles, 7
Hagman, Lt. Col. Ben J., 45
Hall, John, 2
Hall, John L., 1
Hanson, Martin B., 22
Harding, Al, 7
Harold, Milton S., 38
Harsfield, Lt. Raphael Edwin, 13
Hartman, Richard Allen, 38
Haynes, Pvt. Warren E., Jr., 14
Haynes, Warren E., Sr., 14
Henri Chapelle, 15
Herzog, Joseph G., Jr., 38
Hickey, John (Bougainville), 32
Hill, Beverly, 36
Hintzen, J. A., 13
Hintzen, Leonard J., 12
Hirsch, Pvt. Jay C., 14
Hjerpe, Mrs. H., 46
Jack, Edward W., 38
Johnson, Dorsey, 16, 19
Johnson, Dorsey J., 38, 46
Jones, Gen., 22
Karter, O. D., 44
Kauffman, Leon, 39
Kaufman, George H., 38
Keenan, Peter E., 38
Kennedy, Jim, 27
Kennedy, Robert W., 38
Killgrove, Thomas O., 38
Killian, Bernard F., 38
Kochle, Frank S., 38
Kommando, 40, 41
Koski, Marvin, 25
Kotzebue, Col. Leon L., 44
Krieger, Capt. Oscar G., 13
Krieger, Mrs. Florence, 13
Krieger, Mrs. Florence K., 46
Kups, Stanislaus, 39
Kuthy, William, 38
Labes, George, 26
Ladyka, Victor, 1, 2
Lee, Ralph K., 39
Leibowitz, Sam, 13
Lewthwaite, Gordon W., 39
Livesey, Col., 7
Livesey, H. B., Jr., 1, 2
Long, Lt. Col. William E., 44
Longbottom, John H., 44
Lorient, France, 30, 45
Lucky Strike, 2, 7
Lundy, Rev. Robert A., 39
Lundy, Robert A., 39
Mack, Jean & Bill, 29
Mackay, Mrs. Violet, 11
Mackay, Pvt. Hector, 11
Manhay, Belgium, 15
Many, S/Sgt. Elwood W., 40
Marshall, Pat, 26
Marshall, Pvt. Pat, 11
Matheny, Charles E., 40
Mathers, Joseph, 32
Mathews, George, 40
Mayen, Germany, 31
Mayrsohn, Bernard, 39
McDaniels, Eddie, 17, 18
McDaniels, Edward, 19
McKinley, Harold A., 30
McKinley, Harry C., 40
McKinney, 1St/Sgt., 22
McMahon, Col., 23
McMahon, Leo T., 23
Middleton, John Alexander, III, 39
Milanese, Lou, 7
Milliken, James, 7
Moley, Carlo A., 14
Monroe, Sgt. William L., 40
Morgan, Laurence, 40
Morrow, Grover, 34
Morrow, Grover F., 32
Morse, John, 22
Morse, John W., 40
Mosesian, Ernest, 39
Mueller, Michael J., 40
Murray, Col. William S., 44
Naughton, Mark P., 40
Noon, Cletus E., 24, 40
Oberg, Mrs. Sylvia J., 13
Oberg, Worrell F., 13
Oberzack, Sgt. Joseph, 14
Odom, Joseph C., 44
Oflag 64, 37, 43
Order of the Golden Lion, 5, 6
Ouellette, Maj., 32
Palumbo, Johnny, 27
Parker, Maj., 11
Parsons, Jack F., 40
Patrick, Col., 45
Pax, Harold H., 41
Pennyman, ‘Poop', 27
Perlman, Bill, 2, 44
Perlman, Maj., 34
Perlman, William, 1
Perrin, Gen., 40
Perrin, Herbert T., 40
Perry, Kenneth, 7
Peters, Walter ‘Buster', 28
Phillips, Alva V., 46
Phillips, Col. Walter C., 44
Phillips, Geo. F., 7
Piscitelli, Capt. ‘Task Force', 20
Poznan, Poland, 43
Prater, Marion D., 40
Price, Dave, 2
Price, David S., 1
Purple Heart, 32
Queen Elizabeth, 17
Rader, Wallace E., 41
Randshied, Germany, 13
Reed, Albert C., 28, 34
Reeder, George, 7
Reeder, George H., 7
Reid, Alexander D., 41
Reid, Col., 13, 41
Richards, Jimmie, 17, 19
Richards, Jimmie Lee, 16
Roadruck, Col., 24
Roadruck, Col. & Mrs. Max, 44
Roadruck, Col. Max, 30
Roadruck, Richard Rodney, 44
Robinson, Richard R., 26
Rodney, Lucky, 46
Rojakovich, John, 41
Rossi, Romeo J., 41
Rundstedt, 9, 11
Rusch, Martin V., 44
Rusch, Mrs. Marvin H., 29
Russell, Alden F., 41
Ryan, William J., 41
Saturday Evening Post, 22, 28
Schnee Eifel, 10
Schonberg, 9, 11
Schuelingkamp, Bernard, 42
Schwille, George W., 34
Sebby, Robert F., 42
Sedam, Mrs. Claude, 16
Sergei, Rocco, 7
Shanard, John M., 22
Shannon, Eddie, 46
Sheehan, William R., 41
Sherbondy, Henry H., Jr., 42
Shute, Ed. L., 7
Siegfried Line, 17, 19
Siekierski, Lt., 9
Silvia, Manuel C., 34, 41, 46
Simpson, Mr. & Mrs. W. R., 28
Simpson, William R., 42
Smith, Charles L., 42
Smith, Earl H., 42
Snyder, CWO Herb, 44
Snyder, Walter M., 20, 34
Songer, Harold, 7
Soto, Peter A., 32, 42
Soto, Pfc. Peter A., 20
Spano, Frank, 22
St. Lawrence, Joe, 11
St. Vith, 9
Stalag III-B, 36, 40
Stalag IV-A, 38, 40
Stalag IV-B, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43
Stalag IV-D, 38
Stalag IX-A, 40, 41, 42
Stalag IX-B, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42
Stalag IX-C, 38
Stalag VIII-A, 38, 41
Stalag X-B, 44
Stalag XI-A, 42
Stalag XI-B, 35, 38
Stalag XII-A, 35, 40, 42, 44
Stalag XII-B, 11
Stars and Stripes, 46
Stevenson, William C., 7
Stevenson, Wm. C., 7
Sticklen, Glenn D., 42
Stiles, Vincent A., 46
Stone, Darrel D., 24
Stopper, Stanley A., 41
Stout, Col., 22
Stout, Col. Bob, 44
Straka, Ed, 40
Straka, Edward C., 42
Sullivan, Henry, 7
Summers, Pfc. Robert H., 14
Summers, Robert H., 14, 15
Taylor, Lee B., 42
The Story of the Div. Arty., 9
Thomas, H. W., 27
Thompson, Lt. Robt., 30
Uielsen, T/4 Charles L., 40
Umstatted, William B., 42
Utter, Oakley, 25
Utter, Oakley E., 20
Valdez, Ernest R., 24
Van Schelven, W. J., 42
Van Schelven, William J., 11
Vance, Carle, 7
Vance, E., 7
VIII Corps, 9
Vincent, Cpl. Elzie, 13
Waldike, Pvt., 13
Walker, Lewis H., 43, 46
Wallock, Pvt., 13
Wanderman, Vincent B., 43
Wardle, Gayle, 32
Wardle, Mrs. Hattie, 32
Washburn, Robert L., 43, 46
Watters, Jack H., 43
Webster, Ed, 7
Wecsler, B. Maurice, 43
Wehrmeyer, Dick, 25
Wells, Maj. James W., 25
West, Dana A., 43
Wetherbee, Charles R., 43
White, Eddie J., 43
Wilson, Ernest, 14
Wilson, Fred, 17
Witsell, Edward. F., 15
Woerner, Dave, 21
Wohlfeil, Carl H., 42
Wood, 1st Lt. Eric, 11
Woodruff, Capt., 11
Woods, Robert E., 44
Woodson, Mrs. Angie, 13
Woodson, Pfc. David, 13
Wyatt, Van Stilley, 43
Wyman, Sgt., 18
Yearout, Jay, 27
Yensel, Harvey, 7
Yonkofsky, Arthur, 13
Zellars, Capt. John T., 44
Zutavern, Milan J., 44