Vol. 3, No. 4, Nov. 1946
CO. G MACHINE GUN SECTION -- REGIMENTAL CHAMPS
Camp Atterbury, Ind.
1. Platoon Sgt, T/Sgt Martin (Miss.) 2. 2nd Sqd Leader, Sgt Petsovich (Ind.) 3. Ammo Bearer, Pvt Wright (Mo.) 4. 2nd Gunner, Pvt Watters (Ill.) 5. Ammo Bearer, Pvt Berman (Conn.) 6. Section Sgt, S/Sgt Jewell (Ill) 7. Ammo-Bearer, Pvt Kennedy (Ill.) 8. 1st Sqd Leader, Sgt Goss (Miss.) 9. 2nd Gunner, Pvt Adams (Tenn.) 10. 1st Gunner, Pfc Crimmins (Mass.) 11. Platoon Leader, Lt Millice (Tenn.) 12. 1st Gunner, Pfc Solomon (N. Y.) 13. Ammo Bearer, Pvt Crewdson (Neb.)
DAVID S. PRICE President
JAMES CONNELL Vice-President
H. B. LIVESEY JR Editor
WE FOUGHT BACKThe impression is all too common both within the Division and among the general public, that the 106th was completely consumed in one brilliant operation.
Nothing is further from the truth. True, we lost two of three combat teams in the first four days of the Battle of the Bulge. but other than normal casualties all the rest of the Division was intact.
Always remember, the Division was fighting every inch of the way back under pressure and forward again until the whole Ardennes salient was wiped out. After a short rest we took our place in the line, with our right flank resting where our left flank had been, .holding the line while the drive was resumed to the north and remained there until pinched out by the 69th and 87th in the renewal of the drive on Germany.
Just follow the course of Division CP from 16 December to 15 March. St. Vith back to Vielsalm, Vielsalm to Vaux Chavannes, Vaux Chavannes to Ernonheid, Ernonheid to Awan. Ten days rest and refitting and then back in the line at Moulin de Ruy, again on the move forward. Cleaning out a large pocket there, never stopping until all the way to St. Vith again. The Bulge wiped out, back to Houchenee for rest and refitting and February and part of March again on the line. Doesn't sound as though we were completely wiped out does it? Further, during most of the fighting, in spite of the loss of the 422 and 423, we fought as a three regiment Division, with the 112th Regiment of the 28th Division with us plus the 517th Paratroop regiment.
No, stunned and depleted though we were in the Schnee Eifel, the Division was in there fighting, the Golden Lion alive, snarling and clawing every inch of the way forward and back, until every last living German was a prisoner or had been driven back beyond the line he started from on 16 December 1944.
Colonel Dupuy, a noted military author and analyst, writing our History objectively and dispassionately says we have every reason to be proud of what we did and the official History when published next spring will tell the glorious story of the 106th, which could not be told under the censorship blackout of the Bulge.
THE 423 IN THE BULGEBy Colonel Charles C. "Moe" Cavender Commanding
Immediately after Thanksgiving, the units of the 423d Infantry started moving from their billets in the Cotswolds to embarkation points. Members of Regimental Headquarters and Special Units, on the Empire Javelin, went down the rope nets onto the LST's and debarkation in the vicinity of Le Havre was completed on 1 December 1944.
Closing into the staging area at Red Horse the Regiment was reassembled by 3 December except for one LST containing the vehicles of two battalion headquarters companies and one heavy weapons company. Here, information was received that the division was to be attached to 1st Army and finally, on 8 December, Regimental Combat Team 423, with various attachments, commenced the motor move that will be the topic of conversation by GI's at many a Division reunion for years to come. Following the road markers of the "RED BALL" express, the convoy reached St. Vith, Belgium, a distance of 270 miles, in two days. Rumor had it that the one truck containing part of a platoon of C Company,
which was corralled by one of Capt. Spence's men on 11 December, was detoured through Paris by a British M.P. It was bitter cold and snowing the second day, roads were slippery and treacherous, and radio silence made control of the lengthy column extremely difficult.
December 10th was spent in reconnaissance of positions down to and including Platoon Sergeants. On the morning of 11 December the regiment moved out of St. Vith through Auw and Schonberg, names which were to be stamped indelibly in the minds of all in only a few days. Just prior to departure from Red Horse our 1st Army "Expediter" Lt. Col. Throckmorton, talked by phone to 1st Army G-3 and was assured that the missing LST would unload our men in sufficient time to join their units before departure. The landing was finally completed and the convoy, under Major Carl H. Cosby from Atlanta, Georgia, Executive Officer of the 1st Battalion, made the entire trip from Le Havre to St. Vith without stopping except for refueling. The vehicles arrived in time to join their units which were moving into the lines.
Favored by snow and a low ceiling the daytime relief of the famed 38th Infantry of the Second Infantry Division was completed at 1700 hours and Colonel Boos and his "Rock of the Marne" boys were on their way to "position" from which they were to launch their attack against the Roer River Dams. "It has been very quiet up here and your men will learn the easy way," Colonel Boos said upon departure.
During the move into position the Regimental Motor Sergeant, Master Sergeant William C. Deviney of Niagara Falls, New York, was critically injured and had to be evacuated. Joining the regiment from the 80th Division, "Surge" Deviney was a capable and efficient soldier, who was the idol of all the jeep drivers in the regiment.
The Regiment, less 2nd Battalion in Division Reserve at Born and Medell, Belgium, with Troop B, 18th Cavalry Squadron attached, occupied and took over the defense of a Sector of the 106th Division Area. The Sector included a portion of the former German fortified area approximately twenty miles east of St. Vith, Belgium. Due to the extreme width of the Sector approximately seven and one half miles frontage, the position could not be occupied in depth, and reserves, except for Service Company and Clerks were not available. Orders were, to take over, man for man, and job for job. The period 12 to 15 December was spent in familiarization and readjustment.
Preceded by intense artillery and mortar concentrations, the German Infantry supported by armor, attacked the right of the Regimental Sector prior to daylight, 16 December, using search lights. This Sector extending from Winterscheid to Bleialf, both towns inclusive, was defended by a composite Battalion commanded by Captain Charles B. Reid of Richburg, South Carolina, consisting of Troop B, 18th Cavalry, AT Company, 2nd Platoon, Cannon Company, fighting as riflemen and one composite rifle platoon from 3rd Battalion. A wedge was immediately driven between Troop B, on the extreme right, and AT Company, in the vicinity of the Railroad Tunnel and contact with Troop B was lost by the Battalion Commander and never regained. Normal barrages were laid down in front of our positions in Bleialf and accurate cannon company fire along with the stubborn resistance of our GI's succeeded in breaking up repeated attacks of the German Infantry.
The 106th Division Reconnaissance Troop, which occupied the town of Groslangenfeld between the right of our Sector and the left of Colonel Reid's 424th Infantrymen, was overrun and Captain Fossland's Troop B was forced back giving ground slowly. A counter-attack at noon of the 16th by Company B, 81st Engineers, 3rd Platoon and Headquarters Group of Cannon Company and all available cooks and clerks from Headquarters Company and Service Company restored Bleialf and partially closed the gap between AT Company and Troop B. In order that Captain Reid could devote all of his time to his company, the Regimental Executive Officer. Lt. Col. Frederick W. Nagle of North Dakota took command in Bleialf. Throughout the night pressure against our men, who had taken up a position in front of Bleialf increased. By noon 17 December the Germans had overrun our thinly held lines and units of the composite Battalion isolated into small groups.
Although Colonel Nagle's C.P. was taken and he was critically wounded he re-formed the remnants of AT and Cannon Companies on the' right of the 1st Battalion. A small group of Troop B under Capt. Robert G. Fossland regained allied lines on 21 December. Company B, 81st Engineers, under Capt. William J. Hynes of Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y. fought their way back to Schonberg where they were surrounded and captured by German Armor on 18 December. Capt. James L. Manning of South Carolina, Commanding Officer of Cannon Company was killed in Bleialf.
On 17 December, about 1600 hours, the 2nd Battalion under Lt. Colonel Joseph F. Puett of Eastman, Georgia, joined the Regiment on Schnee-Eifel Ridge. Upon completion of a Division Mission to extricate the 589th Battalion, Colonel Puett found his return to St. Vith blocked by
German armor which now fully controlled the Auw-Schonberg-St. Vith road. Lt. Col. Vaden Lackey of Nashville, Tennessee, also moved our combat team artillery, the 590th FA Bn, onto Schnee-Eifel and a perimeter defense was formed by darkness, 17 December.
Belated orders to withdraw to the line of the Our River were received about midnight 17-18 December. A subsequent message directed the Regiment to take up positions south of the St. Vith-Schonberg road with information that one of our Armored Divisions was to attack down this road. Moving out of positions in Schnee-Eifel under cover of heavy fog, the 2nd Battalion, which was in the lead, encountered enemy groups which were pushed back to Radscheid. Previous orders were revoked and we were now ordered to move against the main German strength at Schonberg, thence west towards St. Vith. The 3rd Bn, under Lt. Col. Earl F. Klinck, moved to the east of the 2nd Battalion with orders to cut the Bleialf-Schonberg road. At 1600 hours the 1st Battalion under Lt. Col. William H. Craig attacked on the left of the 2nd Bn and by nightfall had pushed the Germans back, relieving the pressure on the 2nd Battalion.
The last message received from Division at 2000 hours stated it was imperative that Schonberg be taken. The 1st and 2nd Battalions were moved into positions in rear of the 3rd Battalion by daylight, 19 December. All efforts to establish contact with the 422 Infantry on the right failed. At 0830 Battalion Commanders were assembled and orders issued for attack on Schonberg at 1000 hours. At 0930 heavy artillery concentrations started falling on the entire regimental area. Lt. Col. Craig was mortally wounded. Captain Jam. L. Clarkson, Co D, and Captain James H. Hardy, Co M, were killed.
Company L, on the Bleialf-Schonberg road, ran into heavy opposition and by 1300 hours had been knocked out. In the 1st Battalion, Co A had been unable to withdraw the preceding evening and the following morning Major Sanda B. Helms, Regimental S4, from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, took over command of A Company and other small detachments and fought his way north of the Schonberg-St. Vith road, before being surrounded and captured. Company B pushed forward to the same road where they forced a German armored column to deploy before they were knocked out. By 1300 the 1st Battalion had been eliminated. The 2nd Battalion moved to the right and attached themselves to the 422nd Infantry. The 3rd Battalion, less Company L, pushed forward to within 200 yards of their objective but were hopelessly pinned down by fire from 88mm cannon emplaced on the high ground just north of Schonberg. By 1600 hours it was apparent that further resistance was a useless sacrifice of life and the remnants of the Regiment were surrendered. Small groups of men were selected to endeavor to infiltrate through to St.Vith.
Although isolated and cut off from all re-supply of ammunition and food and evacuation of wounded for four days, all elements of the Regiment fought stubbornly and heroically against overwhelming odds.
All contact with Division was lost early on 16 December except for the Division Command radio set, which worked in spite of enemy interference and unfavorable climatic conditions, until it was knocked out by enemy-action early 19 December. Adverse weather conditions prevented our aircraft from dropping desperately needed ammunition, food and medical supplies.
The Regimental Supply Sergeant, Master Sergeant John L. Hall of Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, was enroute from Division D.P. with rations on the morning of 16 December. Encountering enemy small arms fire at Schonberg he set up a machine gun in a German farm house. He was finally captured when tanks appeared on the scene. Breaking away with Pvt. Edgar M. Decker of Lee, Massachusetts, he returned to St.Vith, secured trucks and an armored escort and again started back with the rations which he knew would be desperately needed. His trucks were knocked out by German armor but he and Pvt. Decker again returned to Division D.P. loaded trucks and waited in vain for armor to clear the road to Schnee-Eifel.
The stubborn resistance of the 423rd Infantry delayed the Germans in their seizure of the necessary road point at St. Vith by four days thereby materially slowing the flow of German armor into the communication routes of Division, Corps and Army. Many heroic acts of individuals have been acknowledged by awards, many of them posthumous awards. Many acts can never be recognized and the individuals concerned given a suitable decoration, because the necessary facts to substantiate the award cannot be pieced together. Each and every member of the 423rd Infantry joins in extending heartfelt sympathy to the families of those of us who did not come back. To the 106th Division Association and the splendid start which they have made, we extend our very best wishes.
Every soldier of the Regiment can be justly proud of the fact that because of his actions The Regimental Colors and Company Guidons of every unit of the reconstituted 423rd Regiment were decorated with Combat Infantry streamers at a fitting ceremony in France, shortly after publication
of General Orders No. 52, 106th Division, dated 1 August 1945, announcing such awards. Quoting Major General Gilbert R. Cook at the Critique of the First Division Exercise near Camden, South Carolina, after the Regiment had made a line of departure on time during a blinding snow storm--"I like the 423rd--in spite of all obstacles they get there on time."
M/SGT EDWARD B. HJERPE, CO L 422 INF killed at Halle, Germany, 31 March 1945 while in prison. His mother, Mrs. H. Hjerpe, 2407 12th Avenue, Moline, Ill. writes as follows: "Our son Edward B. Hjerpe was killed March 31, 1945 in an air raid, while still a POW of the Germans by the Allies, as you probably know. It seems so terrible to us to think that it happened, when the boys were no close to being liberated, the war was over. He had been dead all that while before we were told October 17, 1945. I am asking a favor if possible. In the testament of Edward's (it was returned to us) are several names of boys just their last names, no addresses. I have heard from a few of the boys of Co L, 422 Inf. If they recall any of those names is there a chance of ever finding out if they were killed or liberated? I would so very much like to get in touch with them. Can you tell me how? I know it is a big order. There was a boy from Guthrie, Oklahoma who verified the death of our son. He had only known him a short time. His name is not in the book, and does not know any of them. He was quite sick and very young. I shall copy the names. It may be that you have one or more of those names on your roster if they happened to be in some other outfit of the 106th Div. I will appreciate it very much if you can give me any kind of information. I think Alan W. Jones was Edward's Major General. I wrote to him in the spring of this year but did not hear from him. I may be asking too much. After all we lost our only son. A heartbroken mother. Thank you. These names were on inside cover of Edward's testament. Not much to go on. I hope and pray that I may hear from you.
Felix Berry Hays
Ash Staley Barks
Poloski Schroeder Hill
Please if you know of any way I can find out about these boys--they may still be alive and I would like to contact them. I am enclosing a dollar to be used in the scholarship fund. May help in some corner."
CLIFFORD BOBO, CO A, 424 INF, killed in action at Winterspelt, Germany. Buried in Luxembourg Cemetery. His parents would "like very much to get in touch with some of his Company." Anyone who knew this man or can give any information about him, contact Association Headquarters.
PFC DARREL D. STONE, CO C, 423 INF missing in action, presumed dead. His mother is very anxious to trace some of his buddies since she did not hear from her son after he left England. Anyone having any information about this Veteran contact Association Headquarters.
The father and mother of Pfc Robert V. Lorenzen, Co C 424 Inf are anxious to learn details of his death. He was reported KIA 14 December 1944 which would seem to indicate that if the date is correct, he might have been the first man killed in the Division. Send information direct to the parents, Mr. & Mrs. Louis Lorenzon, Box 205, Foosland, Illinois or through Association CP.
PFC IRA KRAMER, CO B, 424 INF, killed in action 20 December. His brother, Seymour Kramer, c/o Plastic Enterprises, Inc., 129 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, N. J. writes as follows: "To date we have not received any further information surrounding my brother's death, nor have we received any of his personal effects after numerous
correspondences with Personal Effects Bureau in St. Louis. I would consider it a personal favor if you would investigate among your members if there is anyone who had been with my brother at the time he was wounded."
CECIL O. JOHNSON, 606 So. Caledonia Street, Marianna, Florida writes: "I would like to know if you can give me any information on Captain W. S. Crews. I believe he was from S. C. He was Company Commander of Co E, 423 Regt. I would also like some information on 2nd Lt. Paul Townes. I believe that he was from S. C. also. These were the men who helped me to walk with my frozen feet on the day that we were captured by the Germans. I was captured on December 19, 1944, and liberated from a German hospital on April 14, 1945." The Association has no record of either of these officers and will appreciate hearing from anyone who knows their present addresses.
PFC GEORGE W. HIRZEL CO C, 513 PRCHT INF REGT. 17th AIRBORNE DIVISION, killed in action at or near Wesel, over Rhine, Germany. His father Mr. Eleazer A. Hirzel has forwarded five dollars for the Memorial Fund in memory of his son.
T/5 JOSEPH MATHEW MILLER 36 741897, H. & S. CO., 81st ENG (C) BN. His wife, Mrs. Joseph Miller requests information about her husband. "He did not return to his family and I have no information of his whereabouts. Would it be possible for you to give me any information?" Address all replies to Association CP.
SGT EDWIN A. SNYDER, CO G, 423 INF died as a prisoner of war in Germany. His brother writes as follows: "I would appreciate' receiving any further information which you might have concerning any person that might have been with my brother at his death. Up to this time we had very meager information concerning his death and would like to know more of the circumstances surrounding it." The War Department advises that Sgt Snyder is buried at Orbke, Germany. Anyone having any information about this Veteran write to the Association CP.
JOHN W. THOMPSON, CO I, 424 INF, killed in action December 17, 1944. His sister Mrs. A. E. Crownover, 2406 7th Avenue, Altoona, Pa. writes as follows: "The enclosed material came to my Mother's home, for my brother. She wanted to keep the little pamphlet of dates, etc., but I am returning the others. You see my brother never came back. He was with Company I of the 424th Infantry. If you know of anyone, from that Company, who survived, I would appreciate it, more than you know, if you would send me his name and address. You see we never received any of his personal effects, nor any word from a Chaplain. I presumed he was killed also. The first word we received said my brother was killed December 26, 1944. Later word said he was killed December 17, 1944, so we know nothing. I would like to get in touch with someone who knows something of what really happened. He was all mother and I had. My father died when he was just 11, and mother worked like a dog to raise us, so you see our sun rose and set on him. I'll never be able to thank you enough, if you can help me find someone who knows what happened to him. Thank you ever so much for any time you may give this letter."
WILSON E. TYRRELL, 33 126 446, CO K, 424 INF, reported missing in action January 11, 1945. His wife, Mrs. Wilson E. Tyrrell says "My husband was reported missing January 11, 1945. His body has never been located. Any information about him from anyone in your Association would be greatly appreciated." Address. replies to Mrs. Tyrrell at 514 North Nelson Street, Arlington, Va.
MADS S. MATTSEN CANNON GO 423 INF, killed in action. His mother, Mrs. Margaret Mattsen, c/o P. L. Mink, 7604 Lankershine Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif. writes: "We have found no one who was connected with him whatever; friends of relatives who can give any information of his suffering or death. The information we could get has been very brief and that he was buried in the U. S. Military Cemetery in St. James, France. Now if you can give us any further information about someone he served with that is alive it will be greatly appreciated."
PFC CHARLES A. LUBKE RECT HQ CO 422 INF, died February 15, 1945 in a prisoner of war camp in Germany. He is buried near Zies, Germany. His mother, Mrs. C. L. Lubke, 201 Thurman Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana writes as follows: "July 13, 1946 I received the citation for the Bronze Star Medal (Posthumous). I quote: `Private First Class Charles A. Lubke distinguished himself by heroic achievement on 19 December 1944 by volunteering to participate in a motorized patrol of the 422nd Infantry Regiment near Halenfeld, Germany. By doing this he prevented an enemy ambush, saved the lives of many of their comrades by his unselfish conduct and disregard of his own safety.' Perhaps you might
locate someone who was with Charles at this time or another time. If so contact me and let me know. Especially while in the Ardennes or a prisoner of war. I will be very grateful for any kind of information. Best wishes to all of Charles comrades always."
PFC GEORGE M. SNYDER, CO C 423 INF, captured 21 December 1944, prisoner at IXB. Died of pneumonia while a prisoner. His sister, Miss Edith Snyder, 12 Ashton Street, Dorchester, Mass. urgently requests information: "I don't know where he's buried, what became of his possessions or who his friends might have been. If you can help me fill the many missing gaps, I would appreciate it very much. Any information that will aid his son, in the future, through your organization will be welcomed and forwarded to his new home. I shall be glad to cooperate with you in any way I can." Anyone who knew this man or who has any information about him, contact Miss Snyder at the address above.
S/SGT DONALD L. MILLARD, HQ CO 423 INF, killed in action at Heinsburg, Germany, February 23, 1945. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Millard, 1721 Forest Avenue, Wilmette, Ill. write: "Our son was one of 500 men who were pulled out of the 106th Division and sent as replacements to England in May of 1944. When he left the states eight of the men he trained with were still with him. We never heard from any of his comrades after he was killed. We are wondering if any of these men know anything about him." Sgt Millard joined Co K, 79th Inf. Div (314th Regt) in France in July 1944. If you have any shred of information about this man contact his parents or Association Hq.
Kurt Wassermann, 704 W. 180th Street, New York 33, N. Y. is very anxious to locate three of his buddies from Co I, 422 Inf.: Pfc Jesse Edenbaum, Pfc Irving Grossman and Eugene Greenberg. If you have any information about these men please write Mr. Wassermann.
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Pvt Sol Levine, Hq Co, 424 Inf, is living at 214 Legion Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. He doesn't say what he's doing.
Pfc Frank T. Smith, 81st Eng (C) Bn, Bronze Star and Purple Heart is a student. His home address is 865 V.F.W. Parkway, West Roxbury, Mass.
T/Sgt Charles E. Feltes, Jr., Hq Co, 1st Bn; L Co, 3d Bn and Regt Hq 422 Inf; CIB, was a prisoner. at Bad Orb, IXB and Ziegenhain IXA. He's now a Circulation Manager and his home is at 806 Pemberton Road, Detroit 30, Mich.
S/Sgt Howard B. Siegrist, Co C, 422 Inf, Purple Heart, was at IVB, VIIIA and VIIIB. He's attending the University of Vermont in Burling. ton. 51 Bedford Place, Glen Rock, N. J. is his home address.
Herbert A. Rosenberg, Co I, 424 Inf, CIB, is now a student. He tells as his permanent address on or about 10 October will be 98 Querida Street, Fairfield, Conn.
Sgt Guitino Rossi, A.T. Co, 423 Inf, Purple Heart with cluster; was wounded twice in the Battle of the Bulge and was a prisoner at XIIA, IIIB and XIA, escaped 28 March 1945. He doesn't say what he's doing now. His home is at 24 Hillhurst Avenue, Providence, R. I.
Capt Norman Swick, 422 Inf, CIB, was at XIIIB, Hammelburg "and others". He's now a salesman for the General Art Company in New York City. His home is at 301 81st Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
S/Sgt Robert S. Bankhead, Co E 424 and Se. Co 424, Bronze Star is working with the Q.M. at Fort Jackson, S. C. 2222 Clark Street, Columbia, S. C. is his home address.
Pfc Glen J. Brutus, Hq Co 1st Bn 423 Inf, was at IVB, IIIA and IIIB. He's now a student and his home is at Pine Village, Indiana.
"T/5 Henry P. Deal, Sv. Co, 424 Inf, Bronze Star is attending Kansas State College. His home address is Box 106, Conover, N. C.
Pfc Joseph De Marzo, Regt Hq Co 422 Inf, CIB, was at XIIA, IVB and IVF. He tells as he's now a truck driver and his home is at 15 Normandy Road, Yonkers, New York.
Cpl George F. Donnahoo Jr., Co G 423 Inf, was at IVB. His address is 411 South Church Street, Spartanburg, S. C. He doesn't say what he's doing.
1st Lt Delbert V. Edgette, 424 Inf gives Lake Nebagalmon, Wis. as his address but doesn't tell on what he's doing.
Pfc Irving Fierman, Co A 423, tells as he's a buyer and salesman. His home is at 1702 East 27th Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.
T/4 William K. Fowler, 106th Div. Hq. (Div. Surgeon's office), is now Asst. Chief Military Clerk, Passenger Traffic Department, Southern Railway System. His home is at 1307 Clifton Street, N. W., Apt. 3, Washington 9, D. C.
T/4 Douglas A. Green, 590th FA Bn and 424 Inf, is living at 1001 University Avenue, Bronx 52, New York, doesn't say what he's doing.
Sgt H. Carter Heller, Btry B, 589th FA Bn, is a sales agent in his home town of Philadelphia. His address there is 1940 No. Broad Street, Philadelphia 21, Pa.
Pfc Sylvester J. Hillis, Btry A 589th FA Bn, Purple Heart, was at MA (K.D.O. 340 Juterbog). He tells us he is an asphalt concrete paving foreman in Los Angeles, Calif. His home is at Huntington Park, Calif., 3375 Broadway.
T/5 Berwyn T. Iverson, Hq Btry 106 Divarty, is now a bus driver for Central Greyhound Lines in Chicago. His address there is 8012 Eberhart Avenue, Chicago 19, Ill.
2d Lt Earl R. Keeler, Regt Hq 423, Silver. Star and Purple Heart is still in the Army; stationed at Fort kenning, Ga. His address there is Range Section, Hq. Sch. Trps. T.I.S.
Pfc Richard E. Knudsen, Co C 81st Eng is now a carpenter. His home is at 1905 8th Street, Harlan, Iowa.
1/Sgt John S. Lord, Co G 424 Inf, CIB tells us he's now a farmer at Sloan, Iowa.
Pfc Joe Y. Loy, Div Hq Co, is a laundry owner in New York City. His address is 23 Pell Street, c/o Fow Sheck Ass'n, New York 13, N. Y.
Pfc James F. Mannion, Co E, 424 Inf, doesn't say what he's doing. His home address is 1403 South 54th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
T/4 Eldon L. Miedema, Btry A, 589th FA Bit, Purple Heart, was at XIIA, Limburg. He's now a farmer at Route 2, Holmen, Wisconsin.
T/Sgt Harold D. Miller, Co E 422 Inf, Purple Heart, was at IVB, IIIB, and IIIA. He's now a student at Cortland, New York. Worcester, New York is his home address.
Pfc Joseph Piermattei, 423 Inf, doesn't say what he's doing. His home address is 1931 So. Bouvier Street, Philadelphia, 45, Pa.
T/4 Eugene E. Rood, Regt Hq Co 424 Inf, Purple Heart, is now a student in Chicago. 715 No. Superior Street, De Pere, Wis. is his home address.
Cpl Phillip N. Rosenthal, Co D 424 Inf, Purple Heart and CIB was at XIIA, IIIA and XIA. He writes: "Was given Sgt rating and Bronze Star for running messages through enemy territory but my records were destroyed and I cannot prove this. If you please know of any officers in my old unit please notify them so they may verify my statement." Phillip is now a radio operator on S.C.R. 300 set. His home address is 1214 W. Winnemac Avenue, Chicago 40, Ill.
Carl W. Swanson, 106th M. P. Platoon is living at 1718 Nelson Street, Chicago 13, Ill. We haven't any further information because the application we sent was printed without a locator record on the back. How about some more news about what you did and are doing, Carl?
S/Sgt Allen B. Copeland, Hq 1st Bn 424 Inf is an airline operations agent with Eastern Airlines in Washington, D. C. His home is in Alexandria, Va. at 201 N. St. Asaph Street.
Sgt Mahlon O. Earle, Co D 424 Inf was definitely a "106th Man". When he left the Division, he was assigned to the 106th AAFBU at Greensboro, N. C. Since his discharge in August he's been a student. 20 Morgan Place, North Arlington, N. J. is his home address.
Capt Sylvan D. Freeman, Div Hq, is now an attorney for the Office of Price Administration in Washington. His home address is 42.05 Layton Street, Elmhurst, N. Y.
Pfc David J. Gould Jr., Co E 424 Inf, CIB, is working for the Firestone Rubber Co. in Pottstown, Pa. His home address is R.D. No. 3, Fleetwood, Pa.
1st Lt John H. Greiner, Co A 81st Eng, is a newspaper editor with the Arlington Heights Post in Fort Worth, Texas. His home address is 3933 Byers Street, Fort Worth.
Pfc John F. MacKell, 331st Med Bn, tells us he's a steamfitter. His address in New York City is 559 West 51st Street.
Pvt Donald R. Martinson, Co B 423 Inf is now a graphotype operator for the U. S. Treasury Department. His home is at 86 Union Street, Apt 42, Lynn, Mass.
Sgt William J. Mosolf, Cannon Co 424 Inf, tells us he's the night manager at the Hotel St. Mark in Oakland, California. His permanent address is 606 2nd Street, Kellogg, Idaho.
Cpl Kenneth N. Schuetz, Hq Co and Cannon Co 422 Inf is a bank teller in his home town of East Orange, N. J. His address there is 5 Whitney Plate.
T/5 Norman A. Straub, Regt Hq Co 424 Id is now a student. His home address is Edgar, Wisconsin.
Cpl Edward J. Hoy Jr., Co D 424 Inf, is attending the University of Maryland. Box 92, Route 2, Laurel, Md. is his home address.
S/Sgt Joseph S. Reff, Co E 422 Inf, is a budget officer for the Foreign Funds Control, U. S. Treasury Department in Washington. His home address is 1343 Saratoga Ave. N. E., Washington 18, D. C.
Sgt Edward C. Bikulcius, Co H 423 Id, was at DEB and IXC. He's now a range and fuel oil dealer. His home address is 14 Shirley Avenue, Lewiston, Maine.
Sgt Paul V. Boschert, Hq Btry 590th FA Bn, was at IVB, VIIIA, XIB. He tells us he's a grocery clerk in his home town of Alton, Ill. His address there is 912 Royal Street.
T/5 Stewart R. Capp, C Btry 590th FA Bn, tells us he's a farmer at 328 West Main Street, Butler, Ind.
T/5 Harold A. Carlson, Co. C 331st Med Bn, is now a machine operator. 57 Prospect Avenue, Westwood, N. J. is his home address.
Pfc Edward F. Cavanaugh, Btry B 591st FA Bn, is a building maintenance man. His home address is 5808 Pierce Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pfc Arthur E. Ferris, Co I 423 Inf is a pre-med student at Duke University. His home address is 45 Prospect Place (Tudor City), New York 17, N. Y.
Pfc Richard P. Gallagher, 423 Inf, was at IXB. He's now a real estate salesman. 12 Rosemont Road, North Weymouth, Mass. is his home address.
Pfc Ralph G. Hansen, Co F 423 Inf, was at IVB. He tells us he's a corn sheller operator in Atlantic, Iowa. His address there is 611 East 5th Street.
Lt. Col. R. E. Weber, 592d FA Bn, is with the Constabulary as executive of the Bamberg Community in Germany. He says he occasionally, sees a Lion patch but most of the men wearing them joined the Division after the Bulge.
WO Thomas H. Holland, Jr., former Asst. Regimental Communication Officer of the 422 Inf writes from Camp O'Donnell in the Philippines where he's stationed with the 12th Infantry Division (Philippine Scouts). He says they expect to go on to Japan shortly for occupation duty, relieving the 25th Division. His present address is 57th Inf Regt, 12th Inf Div, APO 613, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.
Lt Col Ben J. Hagman, S-3 Division Artillery, Bronze Star, has returned to his law practice in Weatherford, Texas. His address there is 305 W. Josephine.
General Stroh is now a member of the Army Screening Board at Washington to examine the records of all Army officers to see if fit to continue in the service.
T/4 Richard L. Carr, Co D 331st Med Bn, is a voucher examiner for the Veterans' Administration. His home address is 963 Vrain Street, Denver 4, Colorado.
Pfc Bernard E. Williams, Co G 423 Inf is now a university student. 1325 N. Astor Street, Chicago 10, Illinois, is his home address.
Cpl Cary A. Wilcox Jr., 106th Signal Company, is studying business administration at William & Mary College. His home is at 702 Redgate Avenue, Norfolk, Va.
Sgt James T. Stuart, Co F 424 Inf, Purple Heart, is a lithographer in his home town of Bridgeport, Conn. His address there is 119 Gem Avenue.
Cpl Harold G. Songer, Co I 423 Inf, was a prisoner at IVA and IVB. He doesn't tell us what he's doing now but says he was a student before entering the Army. His address is Box 123, Veedersburg, Ind.
S/Sgt Mervin S. Smith Jr., Co A 424 Inf, tells us he broke his leg while in battalion reserve 15 December 1944, was evacuated to the U.S. and served as a medical administrative N.C.O. at Vaughn General Hospital, Hines, Ill. He's now a student at Indiana University and his address is 513 So. Marion Street, Bluffton, Ind.
Sgt John W. Ring, Co E 424 Inf, Purple Heart and CIB, doesn't say what he's doing now. 718 6th Street, Faribault, Minn. is his home address.
Pfc George E. Purnell, Regt. Hq. Co. 424 Inf, tells us he's a banker in Philadelphia, Pa. His home is in Barrington, N. J. at 406 Reading Ave.
Pfc Dean O. Martz, 106th Signal Company, is a draftsman. His home is at 1610 Potomac Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.
Pfc Leslie D. Marks, 106th Signal Company, doesn't tell us what he's doing now. His address is P. O. Box 313, Booneville, Ark.
1st Lt James T. Lynch, Hq Btry, A Btry, B Btry 589th FA Bn and Hq Btry Divarty, tells us he's a pay-master at the Ambassador Hotel in Atlantic City, N. J. His address there is 1 No. Boston Avenue.
Chaplain (Capt) Robert A. Lundy, 422 and 423 Id, is now with the World Mission Crusade of the Northern Baptist Convention in New York City. His home is in Ridgewood, N. J. at 235 E. Ridgewood Avenue.
Sgt Justin Lederman, Hq Co 1st Bn 422 Inf, tells as he went to Japan on occupational duties with the 88th Military Gov't Co as COMM Sgt. He's now in the ice cream manufacturing business in Long Island City. His address is 12 East 86th Street, New York 28, N. Y.
Pfc Robert A. Gilmartin, Co H and 424 Regt M.P. Platoon, is a policeman in Brooklyn, N. Y. 3320 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn 3, N. Y. is his home address.
S/Sgt Anthony J. Graziano, Co B 424 Inf, was a prisoner at Gerolstein, Stammlager XIIA, Stalag XC and Marlag XB. He's now a student at the University of Connecticut. His home address is 124 Wakefield Street, Hamden, Conn.
Pfc Richard L. Fallacaro, Co B and Co C 81st Eng (C) Bn, tells us he was transferred to the 28th Division for redeployment to the Pacific. The war ended while he was home for a 30 day furlough. His home is in North Tarrytown, New York; 315 North Broadway.
T/5 Richard J. MacPherson, Service Company 422 Inf, is a personnel clerk at the National Bank of Detroit. His home address is 11935 Hamburg Avenue, Detroit 5, Michigan.
Sgt William E. Clift, Regt Hq Co 422 Inf, CIB, was at IXB and IXA. He's now a college student and his home address is 2724 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, Ala.
Cpl David S. Wyman, Co D 422 Inf, who was at IXB is now a student. 188 Whitney Avenue, Portland, Maine is his address.
1st Lt Irving Kessler, 106th Signal Company tells us he's a cake baker. His home is at 69 Dewey Street, Newark 8, N. J.
Cpl Roy A. Hines, Co I 424 Inf, is a postal employee. 1926 Louisiana Street, Vallejo, Calif. is his home address.
Capt. John Warren, Jr., Hq 106th Div Arty (Aide to General McMahon), Bronze Star, tells us he's a law student. His home address is Still Pond Farm, R.F.D. 417, Red Bank, N. J.
1st Lt Irwin C. Smoler, Co B 424 Id, CIB, is a textile converter. His home is at 910 Grand Concourse, New York, N. Y.
Pfc Ben A. Rentz, Jr., Hq Btry, 106th Div Arty, who was at IVB is now a student in Alabama. His home address is 111 Road of Remembrance, Jackson, Miss.
Sgt Alva V. Phillips, Co A, 424 Inf, CIB, is a Dept. Head at the Gamble Store in his home town of Chillicothe, Mo. His address there is 306 Clay Street.
Pvt Jacob Zuckerman, Co C 423 Id, is a student at New York University. 1165 Longfellow Avenue, New York 59, N. Y. is his home address.
Sgt Joshua B. Richmond, 106th QM Co, is a textile salesman in Boston. His home is in Milton, Mass. at 273 Adams Street.
S/Sgt Halsey F. Smith, Btry A and Btry B, 590th FA Bn, is a student at Stevens Institute of Technology. His home address is 83 Montague Place, Montclair, N. J.
Pfc Clinton H. Wilber, Co B, 424 Id, CIB, is associated with E. I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. in production, planning and control. He's living at 214 Bergen Place, Red Bank, N. J.
Lt Col Sanda B. Helms, 423 Id, Bronze Star, was a prisoner at Oflag XIIIB. He tells us he's operating a tourist court and his address is 111 University Avenue, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Pfc Andrew H. Kirkpatrick, Co M, 424 Id, is attending Georgetown University. His home is in Chevy Chase, Md. at 17 West Underwood Street.
Pfc Louis Nigro, Co F, 422 Id, CIB, doesn't say what he's doing. His home is at 40 Washington Street, Arlington 74, !lass:
Pfc Lester LeCompte, Jr., Co K 422 Inf, tells us he "transferred to Hq Co 65th Signal Bn 1 Sept. 1945, attained rank of T/Sgt as Bn Supply N.C.O." He's now a stock clerk in his home town of Indianapolis, Ind. His address there is 1313 Hoyt Avenue.
Pvt Irwin Ferris, Co G 422 Inf, was at IVB. He's a machinist and his home is in South Britain, Conn.
Pfc Edgar H. Shoemaker, Co D and Co M 422 CIB and Soldier's Medal, was at IXB. His vocation is photographic film finishing. 1011 Monroe Street, Mendota, Ill. is his address.
Pvt Virgil D. McKenzie, Co K 424 Inf, doesn't say what he's doing. His home is in Cumberland, Md., R.F.D. #5.
Pfc Charles A. Matson, Co E 424 Inf, Purple Heart, CIB, is living in Deer Trail, Colorado, doesn't tell us what he's doing.
Cpl Richard C. Kaufmann, 589th FA Bn, was at IVB, VIVA and XIB. His address is 13625 Mecca, Detroit 27, Mich.
Pfc John E. Williams, 106th Signal Company, is now in college. 1000 West 5th Street, Birmingham, Ala. is his home address.
1st Lt George H. Warner, Co D 424 Inf, CIB, doesn't say what he's doing. His address is Glen Ridge, N. J. is 226 Forest Avenue.
Sgt Mark S. Wagner, Co H 424 Inf, Bronze Star, tells as he's a Fieldman for the Campbell Soup Company. R.D. #2, Lewisburg, Pa. is his home address.
Cpl Edward P. Shannon, Jr., 423 Inf, 424 Inf, 159th Id, 590th FA Bn, CIB, is associated with the Ranger Aircraft Corp. in maintenance. His address is 430 Brooklyn Blvd., Brightwaters, L. I., N. Y.
T/5 Harry R. Shaw, Jr., Co C 423 Id, CIB, was at IXB. He's now a plumber and his address is Box 117, Mesquite, Texas.
T/5 Christie J. Sissick, Med Det (Aid Sta) 1st Bn 424 Inf, Combat Medic Badge, tells us he's a truck driver. His home is in Cliffside, N. J., at 310 9th Street.
Cpl James V. Smith, Co I 424 Inf, is a refinery employee. 148 Washington Street, Groves, Texas is his home address.
Sgt Boris A. Stern, Hq Co 2d Bn 424 Inf, is now a student. His address is 1939 W. Crystal Street, Chicago 22, Ill.
Cpl Norman F. Rosenthal, Co E 424 Inf, CIB, is a public accountant in Brooklyn, N. Y. His address there is 3412 Avenue K, Brooklyn 10, N. Y.
Sgt Plummer D. Pride, Co K 424 Inf, tells us he's a high school coach, physical education and science teacher in Paw Paw, W. Va. His home is in Morgantown, W. Va at 70 W. Park Avenue.
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING
In regards to the letter I received from you recently I am sorry to inform you and regret that it is impossible for me to join your club due to the fact that I am an inmate of Prison. I will keep in contact with you until my release then I will do what's in my power to make it a full club, as I am proud to be a member of the 106th Infantry Division. Since I am unable to join your club I would appreciate very much your extending me a favor. If you have on file the home addresses of two friends of mine please send the addresses to me. Thanking you in advance for your consideration, I remain yours sincerely.
R. P. Harper of Pittsburgh sends us a fine list of Veterans of the 81st Eng (C) Bn and says: "Some of the boys of the 81st 'stole a jump' on the Association as far as a reunion or get-together is concerned. Last March we got together in Jersey City and had a very good time. I am in favor of doing it up on a bigger scale with perhaps the whole Association. As far as the location, it doesn't matter a great deal. Here's hoping it will be soon."
Cecil O. Johnson writes: "I received a membership application blank today, along with other literature giving the story of the 106th Infantry Division. I was very happy to receive this information, so I filled out the application blank, and I am returning it. I am proud to be a member of the 106th Infantry Division Association for I am one of the men who fought with that Division during the Battle of the Bulge."
Sylvester J. Hillis sends us the names of some of the men who were with him at Stalags XIIA, IIIA and KDO 340. He says: "I was very glad indeed to receive my membership card yesterday. As you know I was in the 589th FA Bn. I was captured on the 17th of December. I was released on the 21st of April by the Russians. This is one day I will never forget. While I was in KDO 340 I cooked for 100 Americans and 34 Russians."
Dallas E. Brentnall writes: "Was a scout in intelligence section under Lt. Strubble who was killed at Brauch. Myself. and Calvin Oliver were once commended on our patrol work by Major Perlman. Worked under Lt. Strubble until he was lost. Assisted Capt. Berwick, Col. Gerand and Lt. Strubble on attack missions etc. Was acting intelligence Sgt. at Karlsruhe before I left the unit. Once put in for Bronze Star but Lt. Strubble, the only witness myself and two buddies could use was killed."
Ex-Capt. Ben Bartell's only comment was: "Damned glad to hear from you!"
Leonard J. McCarthy says: "Contact Representative (Prosthetic) located in the Buffalo, New York Regional Office and would gladly assist any 106th Veteran who can use the services of the Veterans Administration." His address Ellicott Square Building, Main Street, Buffalo 2, N: Y.
Ellis E. Leighty writes: "I was very happy that such an organization as this was organized. Some of us had been wondering about a Division History and what, if anything, had been done for an organization. Let's all make it a worthy and substantial Association."
Charles A. Grannis says: "How about Indianapolis for a Convention in '47?"
Richard L. Husted, 1101 Central Avenue, Plainfield, N. J. writes: "In September 1943 I was sent overseas as a replacement and landed in Italy with the 3d Division. I would now like to contact other Co I, 423d men, preferably 2d platoon, who were in the Division its first six months."
Raymond S. Marcus says: "I want to take this opportunity to congratulate you on the fine work you have undertaken. I have nothing but pride for the 106th Division and although I was transferred from the outfit during the Ardennes, good words about the outfit were carried to every organization I was attached to. I'm particularly anxious to attend the Convention next summer and once again renew acquaintances and friendships established while in the Division."
Roland C. Twombly writ.: "I was only assigned to the 106th Division for a short period. While the Division was fighting overseas I was unfortunately assigned to the training of troops in this country. I gained respect for the 106th and feel proud to have once belonged to this Division."
William K. Fowler says: "Left the 106th to come home with the 35th. Arrived in the states
the day before my 24th birthday and had a 50-day furlough before being discharged. Was reinstated in my old job at Southern Railway with a raise in pay but with income tax and high prices would never know it. I have been keeping in touch with a number of the boys from the 106th and welcome the chance to hear about the rest of them. I'm all for the 106th Division Association. Was a member of the quartet which sang for Div. Hq. Easter service, San Quentin, France. Quartet also sang for President Roosevelt memorial services at Rennes, France."
Edward J. Hoy, Jr. says: "Please be assured of my wholehearted cooperation in all matters pertaining to the Association."
John P. Sites says: "I have just received the first two issues of the CUB and am very proud of them. After I finished reading them I had the feeling that there had just been a great reunion with all my buddies. I was in Co L, 422nd Regt and was a POW for four months. Was liberated April 15, 1945. I was first sent to Stalag IVB then to Stalag IVF. I shall never forget the horrible march we had to make after we were captured. I can never understand how I made a march of about 100 miles with a sprained ankle and while on the march my feet were frozen and I am still suffering with them. I am happy to tell you I was lucky enough to get a good job with a future after I was discharged and am liking it fine. I am a motor grader operator. I wish to congratulate all who are responsible for the grand publication of the CUB of the Golden Lion. It is really something for all 106'ers to be proud of."
William R. Braedel writes: "First I'd like to let you know that I am very happy to be a member of the 106th Infantry Division Association and to let you know that I really enjoy reading the CUB. The real reason for this letter however, is to convey my feeling as to a '106th Reunion'. I was a member of the 106th from activation until Ruppurr, Germany and so was fortunate enough to spend a little time in Indianapolis, no be prepared for a plug for dear old Indianapolis. I think, that all who were in Indianapolis will readily agree that these people took us into their hearts and homes. I don't think there were soldiers anywhere greeted so whole heartedly by the civilian population, as were the members of the 106th, when stationed at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. To show a small portion of our gratitude to these people we should by all means hold our first reunion in Indianapolis. As to the time of year, I don't think that is too important. December 16, as has been suggested, would be a memorable date, but the spring or fall usually brings a better attendance than summer or winter months. I certainly intend to be present at all reunions possible whether in the East or West and regardless of time of year."
Lt. Col. Milton Glatterer writes from Frankfort as follows: "We now have all the things we shipped from the States and our apartment looks right nice. More on the American side which makes one feel more at home. Things aren't too easy to get here yet but from what I read life in the States apparently has its problems now too. I suppose if one has to be away this is a good time for it. Went to Luxembourg over Labor Day weekend and enjoyed the trip very much. It is a pretty little place, practically undamaged and numerous good stores for shopping which is a real luxury here. Last week the G-5 Division had another pleasant trip down the Rhine on Hitler's yacht."
Sylvan D. Freeman writes: "As you recall an order from Seventh Army in September 1945 resulted in a journey from Lucky Strike to Heidelberg instead of an ocean voyage to the States with Division Headquarters. I served with 7th Army's Judge Advocate Section from September to April 1, 1946 and then upon the Army's deactivation was transferred to the U. S. Constabulary in Bamberg. On 29 May I entered the redeployment pipeline and arrived in N. Y. C. on 19 June 1946. I rejoined the Office of Price Administration in August and have been swamped with work since. I had dinner one night with Don Parker who is back with Prentice-Hall in Washington. Dave Millman has returned to N. Y. U. where he is playing halfback on the Violet eleven."
BABIAK 424 GETS BRITISH MILITARY MEDALThe New York papers of Thursday, 22 August announce that among others Peter Babiak, 106 Decatur Avenue, Spring Valley, N. Y., former Sgt. M Co., 424, was awarded the British Military Medal. His citation reads in part, as follows: ". . . as acting squad leader he gallantly distinguished himself in combat on December 15, 1944 in the vicinity of Heckhuscheid, Germany. With a pistol and hand grenades he attacked an enemy patrol that attempted to infiltrate our lines. Although wounded, Private First Class Babiak continued his courageous assault, killed several of the enemy and drove the remainder of the enemy back to their own lines, thus thwarting the enemy's attempt to penetrate his company's position."
Memorial FundThe following subscriptions to the Memorial Fund have been received since the report given in the October issue of the CUB:
John H. Mock $ 1.00
Mrs. Anne M. Wehe 5.00
Charles E. Feltes Jr. 2.00
Eleazer A. Hirzel 5.00
John I. Popple 5.00
Lenn B. Neideffer 5.00
John M. Longenecker 7.00
Wm. B. Wilson 1.00
Mrs. Wilson E. Tyrrell 10.00
John W. Ring .90
Reuben LeBeaux 2.00
Hugh C. Williams 2.00
Wm. J. Daly 5.00
James M. O'Keefe 2.00
Richard H. Dill 1.00
Wm. F. McCorkle 5.00
Guy H. Ford 1.70
Wm. J. Jacob 5.00
Gallienne F. Beulle 5.00
Earl C. Williams 2.00
T/Sgt Wm. H. Benson 1.00
John P. Sites 1.00
John H. Bannan 10.00
Charles N. Robasse 3.00
Wm. D. Jenkins 5.00
George W. Schwille 2.00
Arthur R. Brown 2.00
Robert H. Koehler .80
Mrs. Edith Ronk 1.00
John F. Sholl 10.00
Jimmie L. Cox 5.00
George A. Curtis 5.00
Raymond J. Crimmins 2.00
Samuel Leibowitz 5.00
Rev. Edward T. Boyle 10.00
Irving Berkowitz 1.00
Lt. Col. Milton Glatterer 25.00
Mrs. Edna M. Carow 3.50
CONTRIBUTIONS LISTED $172.90
PREVIOUSLY CONTRIBUTED 305.40
TOTAL IN FUND TO DATE $478.30
81ST ENGINEERS GET-TOGETHEROakley E. Utter, Mine Hill, Dover, N. J. writes: "Even though I was omitted from your original mailing list, let me congratulate you on your splendid, worthwhile project.
I, too, have a project. Its purpose is to reunite all the Ex-81st Engineers at least once a year. This is no money-making scheme nor any sponsored idea. It is simply and honestly a plan to reunite all the Ex-81st'ers for a sociable get-together and gab-fest. We try to find out who won the war, the Motor Pool or the S-1 Section. The division being organized around March 15th, we meet at some local pub (and plan to again this year) and 'shoot the breeze'.
Some thirty Veterans showed up at our last and an enjoyable evening was had by all, thanks to our genial host, Mr. Dwyer, of `Dwyer's Elbow Room', a well-known nitery in Newark.
So, perhaps I could oblige you with a hundred or more addresses. Will you do the same for me? But all I want are the addresses of the Ex-81st Engineers only, please.
Good luck to your venture."
Lyle Mowlds, former Division Provost Marshal writes in he has heard from Alfonse, the leader of the Belgian MP's who attached themselves to us at Vielsalm. Alfonse is working in Luxembourg, says things are not too bad. He helped put electricity back in to St. Vith.
BOYE DRAWS AGAINNo, T/5 Harold Boye, Hq 424 Inf, hasn't turned western on us but he has turned his undeniable talents with the pen to the services of the Association. We know you will like his cut heads for the PX, What They Are Doing Now and Questions and Answers. You will remember him for his many drawings in the wartime CUB and in the Atterbury Picture History.
HELP, HELP Colonel Dupuy says there is still a lot of information necessary to round out the Division History. So that the History of your outfit, Company, Battery, Troop or Headquarters is fully covered in the Division History won't you bestir yourself and send whatever recollections you have of the part your outfit took in the Bulge to Colonel Dupuy, Bridgewater, Vermont.
MEMBER NUMBER TWO
History always records the winner and generally the loser but what about the man who comes in second sometimes by as little as a quarter of an inch in the hundred yard dash? All honor to him so often unsung!
Lest we be derelict in our duty let us give honor to the second paid peace-time member of the Association. We present herewith that man. Jerome L. Frankel of 158 Dahill Road, Brooklyn 18, N. Y.
SID GUNTER PLAYS AGAINSid Gunter, the hillbilly guitarist from Alabama, is playing again.
The thousands of GIs of the 106 who listened to him appreciatively at Jackson and Atterbury will be glad to know that Sid is back in circulation after a pretty rugged time of it as a P.W. Sid was one of those of Company E, 422 who became a guest of the German Government in the Bulge. At Stalag IXA he managed to get hold of a four string guitar and became one of the principal sources of entertainment there. He played the barracks almost every night, with others when he could find them, if not, alone. More than once, weak from hunger, he fainted in the middle of performances.
Sid is once again a professional musician and can be reached at South Forty-Seventh St., Birmingham, Alabama.
Mrs. John L Hall, wife of Director Hall, RD No. 2, Port Allegany, Pa. says: "I would like to tell you that I think the first issue of the "CUB" is superb. You did a magnificent job with it. Johnny and I sat down and read it word for word from cover to cover without a pause and enjoyed it so very much."
WERE GAINING IN THE QUEST FOR THE DIVISION SONGIn the first issue of the first number of the Cub, February 4, 1944 we found the story of the Official Division Song. It was composed by T/5 Frank Power of the then Infantry Band. (When the Division was first activated it had two twenty five piece bands, the Infantry or Blue band, and the Artillery or Red band.) It was selected by a committee consisting of General Perrin, Captain Harvey, Melvin Hempil, Columbia musician, Mr. Burnham of the Blue Band and Sgt Bill Donovan of Special Service. Mr. Powers won $25 and a three day pass. He got the idea while marching. The words:
ONWARD LIONS OF 106 TO VICTORYOn to victory.
We will fight with all our might,
For the land of the free.
Like a roaring lion we'll pounce upon our enemy.
To fight for liberty.
(Fight! Fight! Fight!)
On to victory.
Yes we can repeat again past history.
With infantry and artilleree,
We'll beat the axis just wait and see.
Onward Lions of 1-0-6 to Vic-to-ree.
Now if we can just locate the tune somewhere, we'll have the complete answer to Mr. Heavey of California.
106th DIVISION HISTORY
By COL. R. E. DUPUY
Scheduled for Spring 1947
Watch for it
HISTORY OF 589TH FIELD ARTILLERY IN COMBAT AVAILABLEFrancis H. Aspinwall, 1411 No. Madison Street, Rome, New York has written an extremely able and interesting history of the 589th FA Bn. Of an original printing he has about one hundred copies left which are available to those who wish them at one dollar each. Be sure to send your dollar to Mr. Aspinwall at his home.
Chaplain Mark R. Moore has written a book "Prisoner of the Germans" which in his own words was "written not as a complete record but to convey the power of an Almighty God." Copies may be had for twenty-five cents each by writing the Beacon Hill Press, Kansas City, Missouri.
LAPEL BUTTONThe lapel button with the Division insigne and the cut out letters 106th Infantry Division has received a surprisingly good reaction. Members apparently want something more personal in identifying themselves as Veterans than the ruptured duck.
(Illustrated 4 times actual size)Beautifully enameled in Gold, Red and Blue
In order to show the detail, we have illustrated the button four times actual size. It is actually 5/8" by 5/8". The lion head is in gold deeply etched and the enameled colors are true. The button part can easily be removed and the emblem glued to such things as cigarette lighters and other metal utensils. Surprisingly, the ladies have taken a great fancy to them, having them made up to use of their charm bracelets. The price is $1.00 apiece and is post-paid and tax paid.
LUCKY STRIKE EDITION OF THE "CUB"The Association CP has 200 copies of the Lucky Strike souvenir edition of the "CUB." It summarizes the activity of the Division in the ETO. So long as they last they are free for the asking.
CAMP ATTERBURY PICTURE HISTORY OF THE DIVISION AVAILABLEThe last twenty copies of the picture history of the Division published by the Albert Love Enterprises of Atlanta, Georgia have been purchased by the Association. Nine have already been sold. When they are gone that is the end as they are not to be republished. Price, $2.50 per copy, postpaid.
WANTED--Set of Volume 1 of the "CUB" published in the States.
The Association has a complete set of ETO "CUB's" but the one for the States is incomplete. Those from No. 9 through No. 17 are missing. If you have one, send it to the Association.
STARS & STRIPES BOOKLETBy this time you have all seen the Stars & Stripes 32-page booklet on the Division in the Bulge. We have still a lot of these left. Any number that you want are available at ten cents apiece post-paid or three for a quarter. Members are ordering them by the dozen to send to their friends. While there are a lot on hand, they won't last forever. Better order some now!
Association office has available about one hundred copies each of a pamphlet on the "Story of America's 106th Infantry Division "excerpts from a broadcast by Cedric Foster and "The Heroic 106th" reprints from the Indianapolis Star. These are attractive pamphlets which belong among your souvenirs. They are free to members so long as they last. First come, first served.
Index for: Vol. 3, No. 4, Nov. 1946
106th Div. Arty., 19
106th Div. HQ, 14
106th Inf. Div., 22, 30, 31
106th Infantry Division Association, 7, 22, 24
106th Sig. Co., 18, 19, 21
112th Regt., 2
1st Army, 2, 4
28th Inf. Div., 2, 19
38th Inf., 4
422nd Inf., 6, 8, 12
422nd Inf. Regt., 11
423rd Inf., 2, 7
423rd Regt., 7
424th Inf., 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 27
424th Inf. Regt., 4, 10
517th Paratroop Regt., 2
589th FA BN, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 30
590th FA BN, 6, 14, 16, 20, 21
591st FA BN, 17
592nd FA BN, 17
7th Army, 25
80th Inf. Div., 4
81st Engr., 4, 5, 26, 27
Adams, Pvt., 1
Ardennes, 2, 12, 23
Aspinwall, Francis H., 30
At Co., 2nd Plt., Cannon Co., 4
Atterbury Picture History, 27
Auw, 4, 6
Babiak, Peter, 25
Bad Orb, 12
Bamberg, 17, 25
Bankhead, S/Sgt. Robert S., 13
Bannan, John H., 26
Bartell, Capt. Ben, 22
Battle Of The Bulge, 2, 13, 22
Benson, T/Sgt. Wm. H., 26
Berkowitz, Irving, 26
Berman, Pvt., 1
Berwick, Capt., 22
Beulle, Gallienne F., 26
Bikulcius, Sgt. Edward C., 16
Bleialf, 4, 5
Bleialf-Schonberg Road, 6
Bobo, Clifford, 8
Boos, Col., 4
Boschert, Sgt. Paul V., 16
Boye, T/5 Harold, 27
Boyle, Rev. Edward T., 26
Braedel, William R., 24
Brentnall, Dallas E., 22
Brown, Arthur R., 26
Brutus, Pfc. Glen J., 14
Burnham, Mr., 28
Camp Atterbury Picture History Of The Div., 30
Camp Atterbury, Ind., 1
Camp Atterbury, Indiana, 24
Capp, T/5 Stewart R., 16
Carlson, T/5 Harold A., 16
Carow, Mrs. Edna M., 26
Carr, T/4 Richard L., 18
Cavanaugh, Pfc. Edward F., 17
Clarkson, Capt. Jam. L., 6
Clift, Sgt. William E., 19
Co A, 424th Inf., 8, 20
Co L, 422nd Regt., 24
Connell, James, 1
Cook, Maj. Gen. Gilbert R., 8
Copeland, S/Sgt. Allen B., 15
Cosby, Maj. Carl H., 4
Cox, Jimmie L., 26
Craig, Lt. Col., 6
Craig, Lt. Col. William H., 6
Crewdson, Pvt., 1
Crews, Capt. W. S., 10
Crimmins, Pfc, 1
Crimmins, Raymond J., 26
Crownover, Mrs. A. E., 10
Curtis, George A., 26
Daly, Wm. J., 26
Deal, Henry P., 14
Decker, Pvt. Edgar M., 7
Deviney, M/Sgt. William C., 4
Dill, Richard H., 26
Div. Artillery, 17
Div. HQ, 25
Division History, 22, 27, 29
Donnahoo, Cpl. George F., 14
Donovan, Sgt. Bill, 28
Dupuy, Col., 2, 27
Dupuy, Col. R. E., 29
Dwyer, Mr., 27
Earle, Sgt. Mahlon O., 16
Edenbaum, Pfc. Jesse, 12
Edgette, 1st Lt. Delbert V., 14
Empire Javelin, 2
Fallacaro, Pfc. Richard L., 19
Feltes, Charles E., 26
Ferris, Pfc. Arthur E., 17
Ferris, Pvt. Irwin, 20
Fierman, Pfc. Irving, 14
Ford, Guy H., 26
Fort Jackson, 13
Fossland, Capt., 4
Fossland, Capt. Robert G., 5
Foster, Cedric, 31
Fowler, T/4 William K., 14
Fowler, William K., 23
Frankel, Jerome L., 28
Freeman, Capt. Sylvan D., 16
Freeman, Sylvan D., 24
Gallagher, Pfc. Richard P., 17
Gen. Orders No. 52, 8
Gerand, Col., 22
Germany, 2, 10, 11, 12, 17
Gilmartin, Pfc. Robert A., 18
Glatterer, Lt. Col. Milton, 24, 26
Goss, Sgt., 1
Gould, Pfc. David J., 16
Grannis, Charles A., 23
Graziano, S/Sgt. Anthony J., 19
Green, T/4 Douglas A., 14
Greenberg, Eugene, 12
Greiner, 1st Lt. John H., 16
Grossman, Pfc. Irving, 12
Gunter, Sid, 28
Hagman, Lt. Col. Ben J., 17
Halenfeld, Germany, 11
Hall, M/Sgt. John L., 6
Hansen, Pfc. Ralph G., 17
Hardy, Capt. James H., 6
Harper, R. P., 22
Harvey, Capt., 28
Heller, Sgt. H. Carter, 14
Helms, Col. Sanda B., 20
Helms, Maj. Sanda B., 6
Hempil, Melvin, 28
Hillis, Pfc. Sylvester J., 14
Hillis, Sylvester J., 22
Hines, Cpl. Roy A., 19
Hirzel, Eleazer A., 26
Hirzel, Mr. Eleazer A., 10
Hirzel, Pfc. George W., 10
History Of 589th FA, 30
Hjerpe, Edward B., 8
Hjerpe, Mrs. H., 8
Holland, WO Thomas H., Jr., 17
Hoy, Cpl. Edward J., 16
Hoy, Edward J., Jr., 24
Hq Btry, 106th Div Arty, 20
Hq Co 424th Inf., 15
Husted, Richard L., 23
Hynes, Capt. William J., 5
Indianapolis Star, 31
Inf, Co 424, 16
Iverson, T/5 Berwyn T., 14
Jacob, Wm. J., 26
Jenkins, Wm. D., 26
Jewell, S/Sgt., 1
Johnson, Cecil O., 10, 22
Jones, Alan W., 8
Kaufmann, Cpl. Richard C., 20
Keeler, Lt. Earl R., 14
Kennedy, Pvt., 1
Kessler, 1st Lt. Irving, 19
Kirkpatrick, Pfc. Andrew H., 20
Klinck, Lt. Col. Earl F., 6
Knudsen, Pfc. Richard E., 14
Koehler, Robert H., 26
Kramer, Pfc. Ira, 9
Kramer, Seymour, 9
Lackey, Lt. Col. Vaden, 6
LeBeaux, Reuben, 26
Lecompte, Pfc. Lester, Jr., 20
Lederman, Sgt. Justin, 18
LeHarve, 2, 4
Leibowitz, Samuel, 26
Leighty, Ellis E., 22
Levine, Pvt. Sol, 12
Livesey, H. B., 2
Longenecker, John M., 26
Lord, John S., 14
Lorenzen, Pfc. Robert V., 9
Lorenzon, Mr. & Mrs. Louis, 9
Loy, Pfc. Joe Y., 14
Lubke, Charles A., 11
Lubke, Mrs. C. L., 11
Lubke, Pfc. Charles A., 11
Lucky Strike, 24, 30
Lundy, Robert A., 18
Luxembourg, 24, 27
Luxembourg Cemetery, 8
Lynch, 1st Lt. James T., 18
MaCkell, Pfc. John F., 16
MaCpherson, T/5 Richard J., 19
Manning, Capt. James L., 5
Mannion, Pfc. James F., 14
Marcus, Raymond S., 23
Marks, Pfc. Leslie D., 18
Martin, T/Sgt., 1
Martinson, Pvt. Donald R., 16
Martz, Pfc. Dean O., 18
Marzo, Pfc. Joseph De, 14
Matson, Pfc. Charles A., 20
Mattsen, Mads S., 11
Mattsen, Mrs. Margaret, 11
McCarthy, Leonard J., 22
McCorkle, Wm. F., 26
McKenzie, Pvt. Virgil D., 20
McMahon, Gen., 19
Medell, Belgium, 4
Miedema, T/4 Eldon L., 15
Millard, Mrs. W. D., 12
Millard, S/Sgt. Donald L., 12
Miller, T/5 Joseph Mathew, 10
Miller, T/Sgt. Harold D., 15
Millice, Lt., 1
Millman, Dave, 25
Mink, P. L., 11
Mock, John H., 26
Moore, Chaplain Mark R., 30
Mosolf, Sgt. William J., 16
Moulin De Ruy, 2
Mowlds, Lyle, 27
Nagle, Col., 5
Nagle, Lt. Col. Frederick W., 5
Neideffer, Lenn B., 26
Nigro, Pfc. Louis, 20
Oflag XIIIB, 20
O'Keefe, James M., 26
Our River, 6
Parker, Don, 25
Perlman, Maj., 22
Perrin, Gen., 28
Petsovich, Sgt., 1
Phillips, Sgt. Alva V., 20
Piermattei, Pfc. Joseph, 15
Popple, John I., 26
Power, T/5 Frank, 28
Price, David S., 1
Pride, Sgt. Plummer D., 21
Puett, Col., 5
Puett, Lt. Col. Joseph F., 5
Purnell, Pfc. George E., 18
Red Ball, 2
Red Horse, 2, 4
Reff, S/Sgt. Joseph S., 16
Reid, Capt. Charles B., 4
Reid, Col., 4
Rennes, France, 24
Rentz, Pfc. Ben A., Jr., 20
Rhine, 10, 24
Richmond, Sgt. Joshua B., 20
Ring, John W., 26
Ring, Sgt. John W., 18
Robasse, Charles N., 26
Rock Of The Marne, 4
Roer River Dams, 4
Ronk, Mrs. Edith, 26
Rood, T/4 Eugene E., 15
Roosevelt, President, 24
Rosenberg, Herbert A., 12
Rosenthal, Cpl. Norman F., 21
Rosenthal, Cpl. Phillip N., 15
Rossi, Sgt. Guitino, 13
Ruppurr, Germany, 24
San Quentin, France, 24
Schnee Eifel, 2
Schnee-Eifel, 5, 6, 7
Schonberg, 4, 5, 6
Schuetz, Cpl. Kenneth N., 16
Schwille, George W., 26
Second Inf. Div., 4
Seventh Army, 24
Shannon, Cpl. Edward P., Jr., 21
Shaw, T/5 Harry R., Jr., 21
Shoemaker, Pfc. Edgar H., 20
Sholl, John F., 26
Siegrist, S/Sgt. Howard B., 12
Sissick, T/5 Christie J., 21
Sites, John P., 24, 26
Smith, Cpl. James V., 21
Smith, Pfc. Frank T., 12
Smith, S/Sgt. Halsey F., 20
Smith, S/Sgt. Mervin S., 18
Smoler, 1st Lt. Irwin C., 20
Snyder, Miss Edith, 12
Snyder, Pfc. George M., 12
Snyder, Sgt. Edwin A., 10
Solomon, Pfc, 1
Songer, Cpl. Harold G., 18
Spence, Capt., 4
St. Vith, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 27
St. Vith, Belgium, 2, 4
St. Vith-Schonberg Road, 6
Stalag III-A, 14, 15, 22
Stalag III-B, 13, 14, 15
Stalag IV-A, 18
Stalag IV-B, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 24
Stalag IV-F, 14, 24
Stalag IX-A, 12, 19, 28
Stalag IX-B, 12, 17, 19, 20, 21
Stalag IX-C, 16
Stalag VIII-A, 12, 16
Stalag X-B, 19
Stalag X-C, 19
Stalag XI-A, 13, 15
Stalag XI-B, 16, 20
Stalag XII-A, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22
Stern, Sgt. Boris A., 21
Stone, Pfc. Darrel D., 8
Straub, T/5 Norman A., 16
Stroh, Gen., 18
Strubble, Lt., 22
Stuart, Sgt. James T., 18
Sv. Co, 424th Inf., 14
Swanson, Carl W., 15
Swick, Capt. Norman, 13
The Heroic 106th, 31
Thompson, John W., 10
Throckmorton, Lt. Col., 4
Townes, 2nd Lt. Paul, 10
Trp. B, 18th Cav., 4
Twombly, Roland C., 23
Tyrrell, Mrs. Wilson E., 10, 26
Tyrrell, Wilson E., 10
Utter, Oakley E., 26
Vaux Chavannes, 2
Vielsalm, 2, 27
Wagner, Sgt. Mark S., 21
Warner, 1st Lt. George H., 21
Warren, Capt. John, Jr., 19
Wassermann, Kurt, 12
Watters, Pvt., 1
We Fought Back, 2
Weber, Lt. Col. R. E., 17
Wehe, Mrs. Anne M., 26
Wilber, Pfc. Clinton H., 20
Wilcox, Cpl. Cary A., 18
Williams, Earl C., 26
Williams, Hugh C., 26
Williams, Pfc. Bernard E., 18
Williams, Pfc. John E., 21
Wilson, Wm. B., 26
Winterspelt, Germany, 8
Wright, Pvt., 1
Wyman, Cpl. David S., 19
Zuckerman, Pvt. Jacob, 20