The CUB

Vol. 3, No. 6 & 7, Jan., 1947

 

 

Officers of the Association

Elected 16 September 1945 Camp Lucky 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

Directors

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.

 

     So help us, we've tried, we've tried. But every month the Cub has fallen further back in timing. The pressure here has the staff going quietly mad. It's good stuff, everybody writing in, the annual reunion for New York City, the Division History, etc., but we're falling behind in our knitting. This combined with the frantic conditions prevailing in the printing industry (everyone and his brother seem to be founding new magazines) has resulted in the CUB being just two months behind time no we're combining the January and February issues and hoping that in the future we can have it in your hands by the first of each month. This issue is twice the usual size of the CUB so in quantity at least you aren't out anything. If we can just get out from under the load here at Assn CP we'll try to improve the quality too. Lord knows there's room for it.

     Relaxing for a minute, it sure is satisfying the way the CUB has been received. Hundreds of letters from all over the world, many of them not even in the Assn have spoken highly of it. And not damning with faint praise either. Only one was critical and that only, mildly so. But don't let us get smug about it: it's your magazine not ours. If anything is not to your liking just give us a good crawling and we will meekly correct things (reserving the usual GI right however of mumbling under our breaths the usual thoughts on the ancestry of the guy doing the crawling.)

     Judging by the replies to the questionnaires at the New York meeting, Indianapolis is almost universal choice for the annual reunion, and the time, summer, so the reunion can be taken in by everyone on his vacation including the GI students, who can't very well skip classes any other time. If you have different ideas, make them known at once to Assn CP as we are starting negotiations now. There'll be one disappointment, Camp Atterbury is folding up as an army post and before summer will have been turned over to the Indiana state guard. We may have a chance however to use it or at least inspect it, and enlarge on our sufferings there in the kitchens and infiltration course to the little woman or girlfriend.

     One surprising thing on the questionnaire was the large number of those replying who wanted a convention of a week or more duration. We'd figure here on one to three days. Is this wish universal? Seems apparently as though those no replying wanted to spend the usual two weeks' vacation driving there, staying there and then home. Might not be a bad idea at that. A bunch of the boys taking over a section at Brown County' State Park for a week, or a cottage at Lake Wausaukee, or side trips to the, Indiana dunes on Lake Michigan, might not be no bad. Or maybe even spending all the time in Indianapolis, although personally doesn't sound too hot, or rather too damned hot. At any rate drop a line to on here and give as your ideas. Arranging an affair like this takes a lot of time.

 

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

Following is a breakdown of membership in the Association as it stands to date:

April

1

May

20

June

40

July

30

August

77

September

354

October

157

November

84

December

48

TOTAL

811

 

1

 


 

Cubs Renew Old Friendships at First Reunion on

Second Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

     Monday evening, 16 December 1946, the Veterans of the 106th in the New York metropolitan area met in the Iceland Restaurant at Broadway and Fifty Second Street to renew old acquaintances and refight the Battle of the Bulge. With a good representation of their better halves, 201 CUB's showed up, comfortably filling over half of the large room.

     As they entered, Secretary Livesey and Mrs. O'Donnell were presiding at the desk piled high with copies of the CUB, the Stars and Stripes booklets, copies of the Camp Atterbury picture history for sale and boxes of Division lapel buttons. Behind the desk were letters and bulletins from GI's who wanted to be present and couldn't, and situation maps as of just two years ago, which attracted heated discussions all during the evening.

     Entering the room, a huge four foot drawing of the Golden Lion looked down benignly on all, and signs at regular intervals marked the rallying points of all the units of the Division.

     At seven thirty, the bugle called attention and in marched the famous color guard of the First Army and as luck would have it one of them was wearing the Golden Lion on his right shoulder. The national anthem was followed with a prayer by Captain (Chaplain) Lundy for those we left behind on the fields of Belgium.

President Dave Price, who made a special trip from Albany, welcomed the Vets and introduced the Guests of Honor.

 

GENERAL JONES AND STANLEY FRANK GUESTS OF HONOR

     General and Mrs. Jones and Stanley Frank, author of the 106th article in the Saturday Evening Post were the guests of honor at the President's table together with Colonel and Mrs. Stout, and Secretary and Mrs. Livesey.

     The rest of the evening was given over to getting acquainted all over again, following an hour's sparkling show on ice, "Winter Wonderland".

THE PRESIDENT'S TABLE

Left a Right: Mrs. H. B. Livesey, Mrs. Alan Jones. Colonel Stout. General Jones, Sec'y. Livesey, Mrs. Stout, Pres. Dave Prim

 

2

 


 

HIGHLIGHTS AND SIDELIGHTS

Lt. Col. Joe Mathews, Exec Officer of the 422 was present having come all the way from Carlisle Barracks before leaving for a tour of duty in Japan.

Col. Mathews and General Jones

 

     No session of this kind would be complete without Lt. Mac McNulty of Special Services rendering "Rifle Belts and Bayonets" so he did. The Emcee announced that it was the "family" version but recognizable anyway.

     The war most be over, Col. Stout was actually caught starting two juicy rumors.

Capt. Souers of the 81st Eng (C) Bn came all the way from Ohio. Sure seemed good to see his friendly grin again.

     Questionnaires left at each table asked when and where the annual reunion should be held. Hasn't been tabulated yet but looked almost unanimous for August in Indianapolis. So did the question as to whether there should be a New York City Post.

     Wes Hermance and his pretty wife were present from faraway Jersey and announced a little Hermance should report for duty late spring.

     Whittemore & Co., who make the lapel button sent some samples of what they call "frat pins". Division insignia with chain guards with branch of service attached.

Captain Willment, Secretary of the 75th Inf Div Ass'n was an interested pest.

     General Jones is going to need a new arm at the Annual reunion. He was kept busy signing autographs and pictures.

Sorry But These 106ers Got Away Without Giving Their Names

Telegrams and letters were received as follows:

TERRIBLY SORRY I CAN'T BE WITH YOU.

PLEASE GIVE CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

AND WARMEST REGARDS TO THOSE PRESENT.

BRIG. GEN. HERBERT T. PERRIN

KENYON COLLEGE, GAMBIER, OHIO

 

JUST LEAVING ON TRIP STOP IMPOSSIBLE

MAKE DINNER. HOLIDAY GREETINGS.

BEST WISHES TO GEN. JONES AND ALL. PRESENT

COL. LEO T. McMAHON

 

     Sam Leibowitz, 645 E. 5th Street, Brooklyn 18, N. Y.: "Had a most enjoyable time Monday evening. It sure was a treat to see some of the old gang."

     William P. Dohoney, 1429 Berryhill Street, Harrisburg, Pa.: "According to the calendar, the Division is having a meeting tonight in N. Y. Due to my student duties at the U. of P. Dental School (Phila.) it was impossible for me to arrange to be there. I'm wishing the best of luck however and hope to be able to make the next reunion."

Secretary Lou O'Donnell at the Information Desk

 

3

 


 

     Herbert R. Warner, 117 Van Wagenen Avenue, Jersey City 6, N. J.: "Received your invitation to the reunion but am sorry to say it came too late. If I had received it sooner I would have been able to make arrangements to attend. I would like to suggest that next year you-get the invites out a little earlier. Hope everyone who did get to attend had a wonderful time."

     Howard B. Siegrist, 439 College Street, Burlington, Vermont: "Sorry, but I can't make it this time since exams come up the same time as the Reunion. However, I hope to be able to make the next one. If possible, next time have the Reunion at some date that will allow men that are at college to make it. Thanks."

     Cadet Bill Schlosser, USMA, West Point, N. Y.: "I certainly regret that I'll be unable to attend the reunion. You probably know Cadets rarely spend weekends away from the Academy but I'll pour congratulations and best of luck into this letter to you and the rest of the boys. I know you'll all have a swell time. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, too!"

     Edward L. Cruisius, P. O. Box 1510, Montgomery, Ala.: "I'd give anything to be able to attend! But impossible at this time of year—so instead give the price of two tickets to the Fund. P. S. Hope someone shoots the same amount of bull that I would!"

     Charles A. Matson, Deertrail, Colo.: "I can't make the Reunion but want a ticket."

     Robert J. Clark, Kirkland C-22, Harvard University, Cambridge 38, Mass.: Second Squad, Weapons Platoon Co A 423 Inf, 106 Div Conv.

Iceland Restaurant

 

Hey, Gang:

     A very domineering schedule of classes and labs keeps me up here in Boston this weekend, instead of down in New York having a whale of a good evening. I will be in New York the Saturday evening before Christmas for the next six years, to if the matter comes up, cast my vote accordingly. Since most of us are either working now or will soon tie ourselves down to a job, I think the idea of adhering to the 16th of December should be abandoned in favor of the nearest weekend.

     I should very much appreciate a circular letter written up at the convention concerning the present activities, heroism, etc. of all the Co. A men who were in before Dec. 19. Does anyone have Lt. William Burgesses address? Who knows if First Sgt. Causland was successful in his getaway attempt?

     As for myself: Stalag IVB, Bad Orb, until April 2. Flown to Billings, General Hospital, Indianapolis (same as ever) via Rouen, Paris, and New York. Hit the states the last day of April and was discharged from the hospital July 23, 1945, unserviceable for combat. Started in with the spring term this year here at Harvard on a pre-medical course. I am now finishing my sophomore year. Since getting out I have seen Jack Arbour of Worcester, Mass., John 'Fellows of Canton, Ohio, and Norm Henne of Pittsburgh, from our Co.; Donald Candy of LaGrange, Ill., and Ray Campbell of Akron, Ohio, from the Medical Detachment. Henne is working in a steel mill and the rest are back in college. I also went to LaGrange, Ill. to visit the family of Ralph Leavitt. They would be very glad to hear from the gang both as a group and individually. Write E. T. Leavitt, 522 N. Spring Ave., LaGrange, Ill. Were there any other men from A Co. that didn't make it back–

     The time has come for the men of Stalag IVB to agitate for the Congressional Medal of Honor for 1st Lt. Joshua P. Sutherland of Haysi, Va. I'm sure that all the men of IVB will agree that his service as medical officer at the prison was much more heroic and much further beyond the call of duty than any battlefield hero. Let's show him our appreciation and America what a real hero is. Our Division has proclaimed itself as a veteran's organization which believes we should strive in peace to win the victory we fought in battle the right to fight for. Should not one of our Medal of Honor men he a soldier who fought to save lives at the risk of his own health and safety? Make speeches. Sign petition. Get stories in the papers. A Co. must start the ball rolling.

As Finnegan would say

Fulute,

(signed) Bobo Clark

 

P.S. My vote for a national convention is Indianapolis in August or September. We took the heat once, we can take it again, and maybe get our feet warm for the same price.

 

The following list of those attending the Reunion is incomplete because more than 25 tickets were sold at the door and in the mad rush no record was kept of the names:

 

Division Headquarters

Alan W. Jones—Major General (Retired) former Division Commander, 3532 Quebec SL N.W., Washington 16, D.C.

Peter J. McNulty—former LL Special Services, 308 W. 58th SL, New York, N. Y.

 

Division Headquarters Company

William E. Prall, 58 Taylor Road, Franklin, N. J.

Ernest E. Schneider, 21 Fountain Place, New Rochelle, N. Y.

 

I & E

W. J. Donovan, c/o Lydia O'Leary Inc. 551 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.

 

4

 


 

Chemical Warfare Service

Herbert B. Livesey, Jr.—Lt. Col. (Res.) CWS, Sec'y-Tress of 106th Inf Div Ass's, 522 Walnut Street Mamaroneck, N. Y.

 

Wesley S. Hermance, 80 Tappan Avenue, Belleville 9, N. J.

Donald F. Pfaff, 35 Beverly Road, Great Neck, N. Y.

 

G-2

Colonel Robert P. Stout, 248 Monterey Avenue, Pelham 65, N. Y.

 

422 Infantry Regiment

Joseph DeChiara, 197 Navy Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Richard Gallichio, 627 Wales Avenue, Bronx 55, N. Y.

Lt. Col. Joseph C. Matthews, Executive Officer 422, Western Blvd Rt. 4 Raleigh, N. C.

 

Hq Co

Anthony J. Marino 210 E. 39th St. Brooklyn 3, N. Y.

Hq Co 1st Bn

Bernard Brivic, 2198 Cruger Avenue, Bronx 60, N. Y.

 

Hq Co 3d Bn

Bert Ruthauser, 85 E. Mosholu Parkway, Bronx 67, N. Y.

 

Svc Co

Raymond F. Maguire, 218 W. 67th St., New York 23, N. Y.

 

Ernest Gerhardt, 69 Potter Ave., New Rochelle, N. Y.

 

Co F

Waldo B. Pierce, 530 East St., New Britain, Conn.

 

Co K

George P. LoCascio, 651 W. 190th St.,, New York 34, N. Y.

 

Co L

Albert J. Macaluso, 43 Henry St., New York 2, N. Y.

 

Co M

Murray A. Miller, 457 Schenectady Ave., Brooklyn. N. Y.

 

423 Infantry Regiment

Rev. Robert A. Lundy, 235 E. Ridgewood Ave., Ridgewood. N. J.

 

Richard P. Gallagher, 12 Rosemont Road, North Weymouth, Mass.

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

Joseph P. Pirrone, 666 E. 181st St., Bronx 57, N. Y.

 

Regt. Hq Co

Gordon B. Zicker, Woodcliff Lake, N. J.

 

Svc Co

William J. Devine, 175 Pinehurst Ave., New York 33, N. Y.

 

Med Det

Edward Lasher 15 Willett St., New York, N. Y.,

 

Hq Co 2nd Bn

Matthew J. Giuffre, 75 St. Mark's Pl., New York 3. N. Y.

Louis Denenberg 737 2d Ave., New York 16, N. Y.

 

Hq Co 3d Bn

Joseph Middelberg, 6901 21st Ave., Brooklyn 4, N. Y.

Jerome L. Frankel, 158 Dahill Road, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Edward J. Vecchione, Jr., 108 65th St., West New York, N. J.

 

Co B

Donald R. Martinson, 86 Union St., East Lynn. Mass.

 

Co D

Edmond D. Kelly 12 Fairway Ave. Belleville, N. J.

 

Co G

Aaron Friedman, 192 Lexington Ave. New York, N. Y.

 

Co I

John F. Duffy., 36.19 167th St., Flushing, N.Y.

 

424 Infantry Regiment

Samuel Leibowitz, 645 E. 5th St., Brooklyn 18, N. Y.

M. F. Cunningham, 1525 E. 52nd St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

Sol Levine, 214 Legion St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

G. Walter LaBorie, 140 Cabrini Blvd., New York 33, N. Y.

Loren E. Souers, Jr., 1612 27th Street N.W., Canton. Ohio

 

Hq Co.

Joseph S. Negyesi, 51 Southfield Ave., Stamford, Conn.

 

George W. Schwille, Room 1200 44 Wall Street, New York, N. Y.

James O'Keefe, 2715 Grand Concourse, Bronx, N. Y.

W. Bradford Hawes, 47-17 59th Pl., Woodside, L. I., N. Y.

 

Svc Co

John J. Taylor, Cedar Brook B.D. #2, Princeton, N. J.

 

Anti-Tank

Paul Kovalevich, 945 Amsterdam Ave., New York 25, N. Y.

 

Med Det'

Sol Kravitz, 350 Madison St., New York 2. N. Y.

 

Hq Co 2d Bn

Wm. H. Flynn, 44 First St., E. Norwalk, Conn.

Paul A. Cuozzo, 952 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, 5. N. Y.

 

5

 


 

Co B

Henry Carrizzo, 63 Garfield Pl. Brooklyn, 15, N. Y.

Clarence J. Ruth, 1728 W. Allegheny. Ave., Philadelphia 32, Pa.

Irwin C. Smoler, 910 Grand Concourse, New York, N. Y.

Clinton H. Wilber, 214 Bergen Place, Red Bank, N. J.

 

Co C

Charles S. Lasky, 150-50 Coolidge Ave., Jamaica 2, N. Y.

Jay C. Hirsch, 423 Neptune Ave., Brooklyn 24, N. Y.

John J. Gribbin, Jr., 667 E. 163rd St., Bronx, N. Y.

 

Co E

Alfred T. Mauro, 198 Elizabeth St., New York 12, N. Y.

Albert C. Erickson, Box 4 Cut Spring Road, Stratford, Conn.

 

Co F

Ed. Marcinkoski, Prospect St. R-1, Hempstead, N. Y.

LeRoy A. Desmond, Jr., 137 Fair St., Wallingford. Conn.

James T. Stuart, 119 Gem Ave., Bridgeport, Conn.

 

Co H

Robert A. Gilmartin, 3320 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn 3. N. Y.

 

Co K

Herbert Rosenfeld, 1559 Ocean Pkway, Brooklyn, N. Y.

 

Richard DeHeer, 196 Central Ave., Bogota, N. J.

 

Co L

Max Handelman, 635 E. 49th St. Brooklyn, N. Y.

Harry F. Martin. Jr., 10 Craig Place, No. Plainfield. N. J.

 

Co M

George Levine, 748 Miller Ave., Brooklyn. N. Y.

Bob Tatje, 63 Stockholm St. Brooklyn. N. Y.

 

Divarty Hq

Joseph S. Horod, 260 E. 10th St., New York 3, N. Y.

 

589th FA In

H. Carter Heller, 1940 N. Broad St., Philadelphia 21, Pa.

J. Di Giorgio, 183 Passaic St., Garfield, N. J.

Richard H. Ehmer, 318 E. 6th St., New York 3, N. Y.

Louis Aronowitz, 881 Fox Street, Bronx 59, N. Y.

Edwin D. Humphrey, 40 Colonial Pkway, Dumont, N. J.

 

Hq Btry

Thomas M. Kolas, 1506 University Ave., Bronx 52. N. Y.

 

C Btry

Edward M. Brown, 618 Chester St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

 

590th FA Bn

Herbert J. Friedman, 19 William St., Mount Vernon, N. Y.

 

B Btry

Michael Konival, 314-16 E. 9th St., New York 3, N. Y.

 

C Btry

Robert Ettinger, 144 E. 40th St., Brooklyn 3, N. Y.

 

591st FA Bn

Martin M. Dolitsky 134 N. Main Street Port Chester, N. Y.

 

Hq Btry

Robert Scherer, Oweno Road, Mahwah, N. J.

 

331st Med Bn

Irwin Neigus, M. D., 499 Ocean Ave., Brooklyn 26, N. Y.

 

Co C

Abraham Kaplan, 2357 E. 17th St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

 

Co D

David S. Price, President of 106th Inf. Div. Ass'n, 237 S. Manning Blvd., Albany 3, N. Y.

 

106th Sig Co

Irving Kessler, 69 Dewey St., Newark 8, N. J.

Seymour H. Zorn, 158-18 Riverside Dr. W., New York, N. Y.

 

M. P. Platoon

Charles E. Kortlang, 152 Menahan St., Brooklyn 21, N. Y.

Frank R. Boyd R.D. #1, Dover, N. J.

 

Co C

Louis S. LeTellier, Jr., 258 Ryerson St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

 

81st Eng (C) Bn

Claude R. Brewer, 36 Grant Street, Englewood, N. J.

Thomas J. Catanio, 161 Lafayette Ave., Dumont, N. J.

 

6

 


 

F CO 424 NOT K TOOK ENNAL

Editor "The Cub"

     First I wish to add my congratulations to the many that you must have received concerning the founding of the 106th Association. It is a great and wonderful thing. If the Association lives up to the reputation that the Division had it will truly be great.

     I noticed in your last issue that Lt. Col. Jerome G. Taylor mentions a correction concerning the town of Ennal where he says Co. F took the town also. I call this to your attention in connection with a story in the Saturday Evening Post where the writer says that Gen. Perrin had to lead two platoons from Co. K and in doing so he lost his pistol.

     The point, that I as the Company Commander of Company K, wish to make, is first that my company was not given that objective to take. and second it would not have been necessary for Gen. Perrin or anyone else for that matter to lead the Spearhead Company. We were a team. At that time when Co. F was to take Ennal, Co. K was detailed to protect the left flank of the 2nd Bn 424th Inf. from counter-attack northeast of Collee. We were in contact with Co. E at all times until relieved.

     The reason I bring this to your attention is that it hurts my pride to even think that a superior officer would have to come down to lead Co. K 424th Inf. the best outfit in the Division. (At least we thought so.) Can you please see to it that in future publications that this error is corrected? I think that if Gen. Perrin were contacted he would bear me out that he led Co. F into Ennui.

Sincerely,

/s/ Richard J. Comer

Richard J. Comer

Ex-Commander Co. K 424th Inf.

 

Mr. Herbert B. Livesey, Jr.

Mamaroneck

New York

Dear Sir:

     It is with deep concern that I write to you in reference to a gross error made on behalf of my former company—Company F, 424th Infantry. In two publications, the small 106th Division pamphlet, and the recent article in the Saturday Evening Post, Company K was credited with capturing the town of Ennal, Belgium.

     This is indeed an error. I was with General Perrin and Colonel Reid while leading one of the platoons through the left part of town while Lt. Lawrence had the other platoon through the right side of town. I was standing next to Colonel Reid when the Colonel was wounded through both legs and personally dressed his wounds. I was with the General through this entire action. Two of my men were killed and several were wounded. I was wounded myself, and later while at the Division Clearing Station, I dictated and signed a Citation that helped to give the General the Distinguished Service Cross.

     This was Monday. PM, 15th of January, 1945. Two days before, the first and third battalion was in reserve. I was Liaison Officer for second battalion on the 14th, (Sunday) and had lunch with you at the Division Officers Mess and spent several hours speaking with you in the Liaison Room. In fact, we slept next to each other on the second floor of a building where the plaster of the ceiling was falling down.

     I left Sunday, PM and went up to Wanne. I sent a patrol into Ennal Monday morning with Lt. Benkman as Patrol Leader—during this patrol, Lt. Benkman was wounded, S/Sgt Lenahan was killed and two more men were killed. Later in the afternoon, Lt. Lawrence took another patrol into the town and he was wounded slightly. In the late afternoon, the entire company (two platoons) attacked the town. It was here that General Perrin came to us, reorganized the company into two groups. Lt. Lawrence, who came back from battalion aid took one group and I had the other.

     This, Colonel, was done by Company F, and Company F alone. In all fairness, I firmly believe, we deserve the recognition we have earned.

Sincerely,

/s/ Edward P. Marcinkoski

Edward P. Marcinkoski

(Former 1st Lt.) Co. F, 424th Inf.

 

 

CHRISTMAS GREETINGS

     A pleasant surprise at Association Headquarters was the receipt of many Christmas cards from the members who remembered us for the holidays. When this issue reaches you it will be well after the holidays but not too late for us to send our heartfelt best wishes for a very Happy New Year.

     Henry Sandel of Brooklyn.

     Dr. and Mrs. John H. Longbottom.

     Robert E. McEvoy.

     Lyle and Mrs. Mowlds of Delaware with a picture of an MP helmet on the card.

 

7

 


 

     Doc Clement of Special Troops. He says. "I'm taking a residency in medicine at the Veterans' Hospital next door. Met a doctor from Liege at the Mass. Gent Hospital. His wife 'agreed to look up our friends in Anthisnes when she gets back."

     Tom Dowgin, former Board member. writes from the Jesuit Novitiate at Wernersville, Pa. A beautiful etching of ducks in flight from Dot and John Hall (Director). John's done what most of on would like to do; thrown over his desk job and taken over a trout hatchery where he is always in the open, hunting and fishing. Howard and Eileen Maurer (Sig Co) send a cheery note and say they are expecting the stork next month. Also that the Signal Company has started a "Round Robin" letter with 35 of the boys contributing to the "poop from the group". They're planning a get-together.

     Major and Mrs. Guiffre (G-2) send greetings from 1616 Dartford Road, Essex 21. Md. Hubert Speakman, CWS, sends greetings. Mrs. H. Hjerpe, 106th Gold Star Mother sends a card.

     Dorothy and Joel Dean Ferry (CWS) send a unique hand painted card.

     Mr. (Lt. Col.) and Mrs. Walter Glenney.

     Len Koplin looks up long enough from his books to send best wishes.

     Mr. (Sgt) and Mrs. Wes Hermance (CWS) report in.

     Betty and Bill (ORD) Manahan with a note that Bill is home on sick leave from Brooke General, Texas and expecting retirement soon. General and Mrs. Jones' card had a note, "this is to tell you what a wonderful time we had at the reunion and what a fine organization it is. We returned home without being too tired and are all net for the next one."

     Lt. Col. Don Bodine (Signal) sends season's greetings from Japan where he is Signal Officer of First Corps.

     From Mrs. D. H. Woodson and daughter Mildred "to all the Boys from the 106th, we wish joy at Christmas",

     From Hondo, Texas, greetings from the George Dash family.

     Merry Christmas from Virginia and Ken (Capt) Sylvester.

     From Montgomery, Alabama, greetings from Mr. (Capt) and Mrs. Morris Piha and son. (QM)

Capt. Sam Cariano of the Adjutant General's office DHQ sends Christmas greetings from the Pacific. Address him at 61st APA, APO 660, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.

 

MEMORIAL FUND

     Contributions however small are recognized as coming from the heart and are deeply appreciated. Exact amounts are published only to provide a public record and acknowledgment of amounts received and net aside for the Memorial Fund.

George H. Warner.....$5.00

David H. Woodson   85.00

Anonymous   .50.00 Anonymous  .10.00

Leo J. Goldfinger .__ 5.00

Mrs. William J. Raraspeck

Walter M. Synder     2.00   1.06

Carl W. Swanson      2.00

Jack Wilson  . 2.00

Oliver A. Lothrop Jr. 5.00

John DiMeglio          2.00

Albert C. Erickson._ 1.00  

Vincent A. Stiles........._ 3.00

Thomas E. Kestenbaum    

Edward L. Crusius.— 6.50

5.00 Lt. Col. Wm. T. Mahahan 

Richard N. Risteen_ LOO 10.00

George Levine __.—. 2.00

Raymond B. Ohrstrom 

Fred Maggi ________ 5.00 5.00

John D. Wilson       .80

Al Gagne Jr. . 2.50

Thomas F. Dowgin....... 2.00

Charles A. Matson__ 3.25

CONTRIBUTIONS LISTED. $136.05

PREVIOUSLY CONTRIBUTED       516.05

TOTAL IN FUND TO DAT.. $652.10

 

     Ex-S/Sgt George W. Schwille, 25 Crescent Place, Ho-ho-kus, N. J., a former member of HQ Co 424, sends us the following:

 

FOLLOW THRU

     Recently, upon questioning several veterans of the 106th Division to find out whether or taut they had joined the Association, the answer was "No". Further conversation failed to reveal any valid reasons for their failure to do so. In each case the intent was there, but the "follow thru" was missing.

     "Follow Thru" is important. Anyone who plays golf, tennis, or goes bowling knows that the "follow thru" gets us to the target. The record of the Division in combat shows plenty of "follow thru", which was only made possible through the combined efforts of every single member of the Division, some of whom are now failing to follow through toward our peacetime goals.

     The goal or target of the Association has already been widely publicized and I believe that there must be thousands of 106th men who, while liking the whole idea, have not followed through with their checks for their membership plus a little extra for the Memorial Fund. Don't do it tomorrow, do it now.

 

9

 


 

THE AGONY GRAPEVINE

     Chaplain Lundy says that Lt. William Bell of the 423 died last January at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, Colorado.

 

     EDWARD M. TOPOLSKI. 35 922 025, A.T. CO. 424 INF, His mother, Mrs. A. Topolski, 516 Alexander Street, Akron 6, Ohio writes: "1 would like to know if you could help me by putting a request in your magazine for information about my son Edward, listed as missing since December 16, 1944. Maybe there's someone who knows something about him, in prison or hospitals. Any information will help a lot. I got information so far that a Myron Anderson and Edward were treated at Battalion Aid Station December 16th. From there they were supposed to be taken to a hospital at St. Vith. Whether they reached a hospital or were taken prisoners, no one seems to know. I got in touch with his Sgt. He wrote that he was sure that Edward was taken prisoner because at the time, at a certain spot they found Anderson's and Edward's belongings. So please, any help you could give me by publishing this will be appreciated deeply."

 

     Norman F. Rosenthal, 3412 Avenue K. Brooklyn 10, N. Y. is very anxious to contact Pvt. Charles Newmann formerly of Co. E 424 Inf. He says: "When I left the Division, he was a high point man, and I believe that he returned to the States with the outfit. His home is in Chicago." We have no record of Pvt Newmann at Association CP. Anyone knowing his present address, contact Norman Rosenthal at the above address.

 

     PVT HAROLD McCOLLOM, JR., 16 177 112, Co. F 423 INF. His mother writes: "My son. Pvt Harold C. McCollom, Jr. was captured on December 21st, sent with 150 other Americans to Frammersheim where he was relieved of his warm clothes and forced to work 18 hours a day loading freight cars. The only shelter they knew housed 150 men and was 30 feet square with no heat and almost no food. He was one of the very few who escaped the physical abuse of the guards but from exposure and lack of food, contacted pneumonia and was marched 60 kilometers to a hospital at Stalag VIG where he died two weeks later. This information was given me by a man that no graciously looked after him in the hospital and now Praise the Lord he is in Glory with our blessed Savior."

 

     James Dyson, Rt # 1. Box 236. High Point. N. C. is very anxious to contact Lloyd E. Auld formerly Co. E 423 Inf. The only address we have at Association CP is 1603 Rush Street, Houston, Texas but a letter written by Mr. Dyson to that address has been returned marked "unclaimed". Anyone knowing Lloyd Auld's present address please write Mr. Dyson.

 

     PFC DAVID T. WOODSON. JR.. CO. D 424 INF. His father writes as follows: "The following is a list of names of buddies of Pfc David T. Woodson, Jr., Co. D 424 Inf. 106th Division: known by his buddies as Woodie. These names were in the picture history book of the 106th Division at Camp Atterbury, Ind. Any information from any of these boys will be appreciated. Please communicate with Association Hq or Mr. & Mrs. David H. Woodson, 5863 Hazel Street. Inkster, Mich.

Morris

Wright

Warner

Long

Rosenthal

Solmen

Longlois

Robinson

Brow

Collins

Corp. Louis Ferrett

Sgt Carl Burch

Aims

Perry

Joblonsky

French

Pope

Margold

Kopeland

Hart

Davidson

Blythe

Watson

Bowman

Kastigan

Goodwin

Dohl

Kein

Bridges

Trizell

Bissiaux

F. Hall

Sgt Paul E. Morris

Berry

Todge

 

9

 


 

Parkins         Kelpyos

Mize   Clifton

McCleary       Aims, T.

Moe    Faretti

Pressley        Godert

Kohler Ryan

Peterson        Justice

Erion  Bruener

Bossage        Stell

 

     PVT LEE E. ANDERSON, CO. E 423, missing in action, presumed dead. His parents, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Anderson, Box 153, Medora, N. D. "would like to hear from anyone who knew him or was with him at any time". If you can give any information whatsoever about this Veteran. please contact his parents at the above address.

 

     T/5 CHARLES BOULTON, CO. F 424, killed in action in Germany, February 24, 1945, according to word received from his mother at Association CP.

 

     PVT CLIFFORD E. OLSON, killed in action in France 8 August 1944 according to word received at Association CP from his mother.

 

1ST LT. JARRETT M. HUDDLESTON; S-2 1ST BN 424. R. Ernest Dupuy, Col. USA Ret., 2719 Dumbarton Avenue, N.W., Washington 7. D. C. would appreciate contact with any member of the 424th Infantry having personal knowledge of the death in action of Lt. Huddelston who was killed during the attack on Coulee, 13-14 January 1945.

     Charles Kortlang, 152 Manahan Street, Brooklyn, N. Y. is anxious to obtain the present address of Dick Ballard formerly of the Division Band. Anyone knowing this address please contact Mr. Kortlang.

 

     PVT JIMMIE LEE RICHARDS 35 901 034, CO. B 423. The following letter has been received from Mrs. Claude L. Sedans, 2011 South Ironwood Drive, South Bend, Ind.: "Today, Stanley Frank of Saturday Evening Post gave me your address. I seek information about one of your soldiers of the 106th—namely Pvt Jimmie Lee Richards 35 901 034 Co. B 423 Regt. reported killed December 21, 1944, near Schonberg, Belgium by shot wounds in head. That's all I know except the location of his grave which I visited June 13, 1946 in Fay Cemetery. I seek this information for his mother, and his aunt of South Bend. He was married to one of my near neighbors Louise E. Richards, has a son Jimmie Lee born day after his reported death. The aunt (who raised the boy) is extremely interested in knowing what really happened to Jimmie. He was 19 years old. My son died too in the effort to rescue the 106th Division. He was a member of the 82nd Airborne-508th Regt. He was 20 years old. I visited the very spot where he was killed and I know his story completely after searching 14 months, and travelling by air 8,000 miles to see his grave and where he died but I was able to locate his friends. I hope there will be one boy living who knew Jimmie Lee Richards and can tell the story. If he doesn't live too far away from me perhaps I can visit him or pay his way to South Bend so he may tell his aunt. I pray there is one boy left who knew him. His life overseas was so short. Asking a great favor of you I ask you to reply."

 

     SGT PATRICK V. THOMAS, HQ CO. 422. His father Mr. H. W. Thomas, 6411 W. 87th Place, Los Angeles 45, Calif. writes: "I am the father of former Sgt Patrick V. Thomas of Hq Co. 422 Inf Regiment, your comrade who lost his life on the march from Stalag VIII A westward. I just received a letter from former T/5 Jesse H. Foster, Jr. and he gave me your address. I have been trying for the past two years to get in touch with some organization representing the 106th Division. I would like to know anything personal that someone might know about Patrick during the time the Division was surrounded and the life in prison and the hellish march from Stalag VIII A westward. Trusting to

 

10

 


 

hear from you at an early date and assuring you that my heart is always with Pat's comrades of the 106th and wishing you all the joys of the holiday season I am very sincerely yours . . ." Addresses for the following wanted at Association Headquarters:

Anderson, Ray D.                                  Archibald, Benny H.

Anderson, Robert A.                              Arslan, Richard D.

Andrews, Alvin L.                                  Aronowitz, Herbert

Andrews, Joseph C.                              Arriaga, Felipe

Andrews, Dallas V.                                Arrington, Tony R.

Anger, Leo P.                                         Arrington, William A. Jr.

Anglin, George E.                                  Asaro, Joseph V.

Antico, Myren                                       Ashburn, Henry C.

Applegate, Albert G.                              Ashmead, Raymond A.

Appleman, Val L.                                  Asselin, Bryant E.

 

Pfc Charles L. Ace, lot Bn Hq Co 423, tells us he was "captured Dec. 18 1944, taken to Muhlburg, left Jan. 8. 1945 to Halle to work on railroad from Jan. 12 to April 13 when I escaped with Don Cooley on beginning of march 14 kilos from Leipzig." Charles says he's a united auto worker in Lincoln, Nebraska. His home is in Alliance, Nebraska, Rt. #2.

 

Pfc Chester A. Anderson Svc Co. 424 and E Co. 423, tells us he's a grocer in his home town of Mahtowa, Minn.

 

Pfc James B. Alfred, Btry A 591st FA Bn, is a mechanic in Denver, Colorado. Englewood, Colo., 3064 So. Cherokee is his home address.

 

Pfc Norm. Atlszuler, Hq Co 1st Bn 123. says he's a cutter. 52 Putnam Avenue, South Norwalk, Conn. is his address.

 

T/5 Donald O. Baumbach, Co M 422. tells an he transferred to the 65th Sig Bn whets he left the 106th in August 1945. He's now a student and his address is 400 James Street, Syracuse, N. Y.

 

T/Sgt George M. Bullard, Med Det 106th Div. Arty. and Med. Det. 590th FA Bn, Combat Medic Badge, was a prisoner at IXB and IXA. He's a medical student now. His home address is Box 185, Roseboro, N. C.

 

T/5 Burton D. Babcock, Co D 331st Med Bn, tells us he's working for the Syfo Beverage Company in his home town of Kansas City, Mo. Address him there at 815 East 48th Street.

 

Capt. Herbert N. Blanchard, Co. C 331st Med. Bn, Bronze Star, has returned to his physician's practice in Scituate. Mass. His home is in Hingham Mass., 199 Lincoln Street.

 

T/4 Edward M. Barboni, Jr., 106th Sig Co, Purple Heart tells us he's a student. 627 Walnut Street Lansdale, Pa. is his home address.

 

1st Lt. Edward J. Bouldin, Hq. Co. 1st Bn 424, who was wounded in the Ardennes, has recently returned to his home at 100 Cobb Avenue, Pittsburgh 5, Pa. after being hospitalized for some time at Valley Forge General Hospital.

 

Cpl Andy D. Bied, Co. A 422, Purple Heart, was at XIIA and IVB. He tells us he's a druggist in Burlington Iowa. Address him there at 1103 South Street.

 

Pfc Douglas D. Brown, 106th Sig. Co. and 424, is a furniture repairman. His home address is 1100 Hall Street, Owensboro, Ky.

 

Capt. Ben Bartell. Co L 424, Bronze Star, tells as he's in the chain store business on Staten Island. His address: 36 Innis Street, Port Richmond, S. I., N. Y.

 

Sgt Dallas E. Brentnall I. Hq Co 3d Bn 421, is working in a hardware store in Corning, Iowa. His home is in Prescott, Iowa.

 

T/5 George M. Boulden, Co. M 422, Purple Heart and CIB, was at IVB and IVA. He's a railway postal clerk in his home town of Elkton, Md. Address him there at 146 Cathedral Street.

 

11

 


 

S/Sgt William J. Bulman, Co L, Hq Co, 2d Bn Hq. Co. 423 and Co. A 424, CIB is now a student. His home is in North Bergen, N. J., 126 74th Street.

 

Cpl Arthur F. Bishop, Cannon Co. 423, CIB and Purple Heart with cluster, was at XIIA and MA. He's attending the University of California and his home address is 3239 E. Curtis Park Drive, Sacramento 17, Calif.

 

S/Sgt Mark H. Baer, Regt Hq 159th Inf Begs, is a pre-law student at the University of Washington in Seattle. His home is in Yakima, Wash. at 102 Ninth 26th Avenue.

 

S/Sgt Charles R. Bartlett, Co I 424, Purple Heart, tells us his vocation is "sit burner service. 277 Clapp Road Cohasset R.F.D., Mass. is his home address.

 

T/5 John H. Burns, 106th Sig. Co., is the assistant manager of an automobile business in Decatur, Ill. Address him there: 228 North Westlawn.

 

Capt. Graham H. Cassibry, 589th and 592d FA Bn, Air Medal with cluster, is studying law at the University of Mississippi. His home is in Cleveland, Miss. 111 N. LeFlore Avenue.

 

S/Sgt John S. Cameron, Jr., 2d Bn Hq. 423, CIB, tells us he's a contractor for the Pure Oil Co. in Charlotte, N. C., his home town. 1421 Pecan Avenue is his home address there.

 

Lt. Col. Arthur H. Cutler, G-3 Section Div. Hq., Bronze Star, tells us his vocation is Life Insurance. 922 N. Park Street, Fairmont, Minn. is his home address.

 

M/Sgt Edward L. Crusius, Jr., Co. A and Svc. Co. 422, CIB and Purple Heart, was at XIIA, IIIA IIIB and IVB. He's now an office manager in Montgomery, Ala. Address him there at P. O. Box 1510.

 

Pvt Robert L. Crandell, 424, doesn't say what he's doing. His home is in Triplett, Mo.

 

Pfc Andrew G. Chuvarsky, 1st Bn 424, is a draftsman. 736 Ivy Street, Denver 7, Colo. is his home address.

 

T/5 Sherod Collins, Jr., Svc. Co. and Co. H 423, is a post office clerk in his home town of Waycross, Ga. Address him at P. O. Box 133. He tells us that when the Division returned to the states, he was on temporary duty as a student at Nancy University, Nancy, France.

 

Pfc Robert J. Clark, Med. Det. and Co. A 423, Purple Heart, was at IXB. He's a student at Harvard University. His home is in Connersville, Ind., 1446 E. 5th St.

 

Cpl Hugh L Colbert, Co. B 422, CIB, was at IVB and IVF. He's now studying business administration in College. 103 E. Washington, P. O. Box 1007, Electra, Tex. is his home address.

 

Pvt Joseph J. Cioccolanti, Co G 422, CM, tells as he's a carpenter. His home address is 60 Marvin Avenue, Brewster, N. Y.

 

T/5 Albert H. Doke, Jr., 590th FA Bn, is an engineman with the Pennsylvania Railroad. His home is in Wenonah N. 3., 307 Maple Street.

 

Cpl Gifford B. Doxsee, 106th Sig. Co. and Hq. Co. 3d Bn 423, was at IVB and IVA. He's now a student at Cornell University. 390 Archer Street, Freeport, N. Y. is his home address.

 

Pvt Norman W. Duvall tells us he was "assigned to the 106th but after a month I contacted rheumatic fever and was in the hospital until discharged. I really didn't have active duty with the 106th but would like to join the Association. According to my records I was in the 106th until I was discharged." 154 Columbia Street, Malden 48, Mass. is Norman's home address, and at present he's attending school.

 

Pfc Rinard C. Davis, 3d Bn Hq. Co. 422, tells us he's a student engineer. 3944 Forest, Kansas City 4, Mo. is his home address.

 

T/4 William J. Donovan, Div. Hq., doesn't say what he's doing. His home is in Brooklyn at 280 Tompkins Avenue.

 

Cpl Frank L. Dobbins, Hq. Btry. 589th and Btry. A 592d FA Bn, is a printing plant superintendent in Washington, D. C. Address him there at 3150 16th Street N. W.

 

2d Lt. Martin J. Dever, Div. Hq. Co., Bronze Star, is an attorney in New York City. His address is 3561 DeKalb Avenue, New York 67, N. Y.

 

T/5 Lester A. Docka, Med. Det. 424, tells us he's a laborer with the Corps of Engineers. in Baraboo, Wis. His home is in Amherst Jct., Wis.

 

12

 


 

T/4 Harold Frank, Btry B 590th FA BN (forward observer atchd to Co E 423), was at XIIA. He's a laboratory assistant and his home is at 2105 Daly Avenue, Bronx 60, N. Y.

 

T/5 William H. Flynn, Hq. Co. 2d Bn 424, tells us that after leaving the 106th in June of '43 he was assigned to the First Airborne Task Force and later Hq. First Allied Airborne Army. He's now in real estate and insurance in South Norwalk, Conn. His home address is 44 First Street, East Norwalk, Conn.

 

Cpl William D. Farrell, AT Co 422, Purple Heart, was at IVB and IVD. He's now a student and his home address is 104 Sampson Avenue, Pittsburgh 5, Pa.

 

Cpl Richard T. Fox, Co B 423, was at IXB, His home is in Oil City, Pa., 9121A East Second Street and he tells us he's a student.

 

Lt. Col. Charles F. Girand, Commanding Officer 3d Bn 424, CIB and Bronze Star, is a petroleum engineer in Roanoke, La. He is anxious to contact any former members of the 106th in that area. His address is Box 524, Roanoke, La.

 

Cpl Charles A. Grannis, Co. I 422, CIB, was at IXB. He's a sales clerk for the Ford Motor Co. in his home town of Memphis Tenn. Address him there at 1263 Englewood Street.

 

Pfc Abraham Gordon, Co. A 422. was at IVB. He's now a meat dealer in Troy. N. Y. His address there is 147 1st Street.

 

Pvt Daniel E. Gallagher, Hq Btry 590th FA Bn, was at IVB. He's an inspector of customs at the Custom House in New York City. 104.11 107th Avenue, Ozone Park 16, N. Y. is his home address.

 

Pfc Klaus Guttmann, Co. E 422, tells us he's an oil burner mechanic. His home address is 35 Gifford Road, West Hartford, Conn.

 

Clarence E. Greenwald, Hq. Co. 2d Bn 422. 812 Forest Avenue, Jamestown, N. Y. is his home address and that's all the information we have here at the CP. How about telling us more about yourself Clarence—yours was one of the membership blanks that wasn't printed on the reverse side.

 

Pfc Ian J. C. Grant, 423, CIB, was at IXB. He's a student and his home address is 801 Indian Street, Bellingham, Wash.

 

Cpl J. R. Gibson, Co. M 423: Purple Heart and CIB, was at IXB. He's a baker in his home town of Tucumcari, N. M. 314 N. Monroe Street is his address there.

 

S/Sgt Elmer J. Gray, Co F 422, CIB, was at IXA and IXB. He's attending the University of Pennsylvania and his home address is 4528 Fessenden Street N. W., Washington 16, D. C.

 

Capt. Albert W. Henderson, Btry. B and Btry. C 590th FA Bn, Purple Heart (twice awarded), was at IXB and XIIIB. He's a law student now and his home address is 939 Woody-crest Avenue, Bronx, N. Y.

 

Pfc Frank A. Hessler, Co. D 423, CIB, was at IVB. He tells us he is a paper-hanger and painter. 2648 Kirk Avenue, Baltimore 18, Md. is his address.

 

Cpl Paul D. Houston, Hq. Co. 1st Bn 424, Purple Heart and CIB, was at XIB and VIC., He's an artist and designer. His home is in Northfield, Minn.

 

T/4 Walter B. Hawes, Hq. Co. 424, CIB, is an electrician with the Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Jersey City. His home is at Woodside, L. I., N. Y., 47-17 59th Place.

 

1st Lt John C. Heinrich, Co K 424, CIB and Bronze Star, is attending the Yale Divinity School where he says he'll be for the next three years. Address him at the School in New Haven, Conn.

 

1st Sgt Charles D. Henry, Hq Co 3d Bn 424, is a college student—studying sociology. His home address is 5611 South "K". Street, Tacoma 8, Wash.

 

T/4 John F. Hurley, 106th Sig. Co., is now a radio operator. His home is in Brighton, Mass. at 80 Hunnewell Avenue.

 

Sgt George E. Hibbard, Cannon Co 422, was at IXB and IXA. He tells us he's now a college student and 6803 Kingsbury Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. is his home address.

 

Lyle J. Jones, MP Platoon Hq. Co. and Co. I 424, doesn't say what he's doing. His home address is 546 Pine Street, Lapeer, Mich.

 

1st/Sgt Robert D. Jessee, Co. M 423, tells us he's an electrician. 2186 14th Avenue, San Francisco 16, Calif. is his home address.

 

13

 


 

T/5 Arthur B. Jebens, Co F 422, was at IVB, Halle Isaale and Belgern. He's now a lawyer with the Bureau of Reclamation. Department of Interior in Washington. His home is in Arlington. Va., 2700 16th Street South, Apt. 654.

 

T/Sgt William D. Jenkins, Co H 422, Purple Heart, was at IXA and IXB. He's now a teller in the First National Bank of his home town, Columbus, Ga. 1535 3rd Avenue is his home address there.

 

Capt Irvin Juster, Co H, Regt Hq Co and Cannon Co 422, Purple Heart and Bronze Star, was at IXB, XIIIB, VIIA, Gerolstein, and Luft 3 Nuremberg. He is a jeweler now in Schenectady, N, Y. His home address there is 1134 Millington Road.

 

Capt Montague H. Jacobs. 422. Purple Heart, and CIB, was at IXB and XIIIB. He is a tobacconist in Kingstree, S. C. Box 187 is his address there.

 

Sgt Robert D. Kimble, Co A 331st Med Bn, who was a prisoner at a German Field Hospital, says: "Myself and four other American soldiers of the 106th were prisoners together and on March 1, 1945 we all started to escape and successively made contact with the 11th Armored Division on March 9th. Other P.W.'s who escaped received decorations. My question is should the five of us who escaped receive a decoration or not." (Ed: I wish there was some (nay of getting a decoration for the fellows who went through the hell that you did but it is next to impossible. In the first place you have to have two eye-witnesses. Second, you have to have a lengthy report and then you have the red tape at Washington. If you can get the witnesses and the report of the incident I can get one of the Medical officers to send it in for you although even then there is little hope.) Bob tells on he's working at the Sussex Bowl-O-Drome in Sussex, N. J. His home is in Hamburg, N. J.. Oak Street.

 

Capt James R. Klett, Div Hq (Sung). is now a student at the Philadelphia Textile School. 1054 Cornell Road, Lebanon, Pa. is his home address.

 

Sgt Robert A. Kirkbride, 106th QM Co, Bronze Star and Meritorious Unit Citation, doesn't say what's he doing. His home address is Meadow Street, Housatonic, Mass.

 

1st Lt Howard W. Kriz, 591st FA Bn, was recently discharged from the Army after being stationed at Camp Hood with the 14th Arm'd FA Bn. He has returned to his home at 878 Riverside, Bend, Oregon where he tells us he is a professional pharmacist.

 

T/5 Paul W. Kreuder, Co B and Co C 331st Med Bn, is a laboratory assistant for the Bakelite Corp. in Bloomfield, N. J. His home is in Verona, N. J., 5 Brookdale Avenue.

 

Sgt Roger M. Kane, AT Co 423, Purple Heart (twice awarded), was at IXA and IXB. He's now a student and his address is 181/, E. Burlington Street; Iowa City, Iowa.

 

T/4 Thomas S. Knisley, Jr., Med Det 424, Medical Badge, is a painter. His home is at 501 Vandever Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware.

 

Major Oswald D. Karter, 106th Sig Co., Bronze Star, tells us he's now a salesman. 1030 N. Broadway, Knoxville, Tenn. is his home address.

 

Lt Col Royer K. Lewis, Div Hq, Bronze Star, is now the Finance Officer at Fitzsimons General Hospital, Denver, Colo.

 

Cpl Louis S. LeTellier, Jr., 81st Eng (C) Bn, Presidential Unit Citation, is a civil engineering student at The Citadel in Charleston, S. C.

 

T/Sgt Ellis E. Leighty, 423 Band and 106th Inf Div Band, Bronze Star. is attending the University of Illinois. 331 So. Randolph Street, Macomb, Ill. is his home address.

 

S/Sgt George O. Linkletter, Jr., Co G 424 and Cannon Co 159, tells us he's a student and a bookkeeper. His home address is 6505 Van Dyke Street, Philadelphia, 35, Pa.

 

T/Sgt Winston C. Lolley, 2nd Bn Hq Co 424 and Regt Hq Co 423, CIB, is a machinist in Boston, Mass. His home is in Webster, Mass., Hartley Street.

 

T/5 John C. Lux, Q.M., was at XIIA. He tells us he's a gardener in his home town of Lenox, Mass. His address there is East Street.

 

Pfc Arnold R. Lambert, Co K 422, is a machinist. 338 Seneca Street, Syracuse, N. Y. is his home address.

 

Pfc Oliver A. Lothrop, Jr., Co B 423, was at IVB. He's now a student at Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. His home is in Waban, Mass., 91 Neshobe Road.

 

14

 


 

S/Sgt Robert F. Lindsay, Co A 422, Purple Heart and CIB, was at IVB and IVF. He tells us he was "liberated April 14, 1945 while in a German hospital. Have been in the hospital ever since." (Regional Hospital, Ft. Meade, Md.)

 

Pfc Hugo Lazzareschi, 591st FA Bn, doesn't tell us .what he's doing. 900 Fletcher Street, Chicago 15, Ill. is his home address.

 

Pfc Richard J. LeBlanc, Hq Btry 589th FA Bn, is an apprentice carpenter. His address is R.F.D. #2, Box 97A, Lowell, Mass.

 

Pvt Otto You Leung, Co E 422, doesn't say what he's doing. His address is 55 Bayard Street, New York 13, N. Y.

 

Pfc John T. Mahan, Co E 422, is an apprentice mailing clerk for the San Francisco Examiner. His home address is 810 14th Street, San Francisco, Calif. John says: "Came from 676 Salv. Coll. Co. How about writing an article in the CUB on why those mortar rounds fell short on E-422 in training in Germany. I for one and a lot more of the boys were not at all satisfied with the way it was handled. Especially when we asked for church services, they were turned down and a bad attempt was made to make us feel better at a party." (Ed: I know nothing about the short mortar rounds in the 422. Would you like to write the article yourself? I will publish it in the CUB.)

 

T/5 Karl F. Munson, Co E 424, doesn't say what he's doing. His home address: RR3, Urbana, Illinois.

 

Cpl James P. McGregor, AT Co 423, CIB, was at XIIA and IIIA. He is a city worker in Boston, Mass., his home town. Address him there at 442 Vane Street.

 

Pfc Albert R. March, Hq Co 3rd Bn 424, is an engineer. 376 Merritt Street, Oshkosh, Wis. is his home address.

 

Sgt Frank M. Morrow, Svc Co and Regt Hq Co 424, tells us he is an "engineering student at University of Miami and playing on football team, the recent Orange Bowl champs. Also in Organized Reserve (Inf) with rank of Sgt." His home address is 439 Malaga Avenue, Coral Gables, Fla.

 

Cpl John H. Mock, Co L 422, Purple Heart, was at XIIA. He doesn't tell us what he's doing. His address is Star Route, Hamilton, Kansas.

 

Pfc Richard G. Mulder, Co E 423, Purple Heart, was at XIIA. He's now a student. 2124 Park Avenue, Lincoln, Nebraska is his home address.

 

T/5 James B. McDonough, Jr., Hq Co 3d Bn 422 and Sig Co, is associated with the Electric Ice Co. in Prichard, Ala. His home is in Whistler, Ala., Box 56.

 

T/5 James W. Moreland, G-3 Section Div Hq, tells us his business address is c/o Youngstown-Pittsburgh Express in Pittsburgh but doesn't say what he's doing. 3718 Millerton Street, Pittsburgh 12, Pa. is his home address.

 

Pfc John J. McKinnon, Co G 422, Purple Heart and CIB, served overseas with Co C, 319th Inf, 80th Div. He's now a pressman for the Colonial Press in his home town of Clinton, Mass. Address him there at 49 Acre Street.

 

Capt Robert L. Nuffer, Co B 424 and Co 159, is now a student. His home 'is in Toledo, Ohio, 3106 Kenwood Boulevard.

 

Pfc Raymond B. Ohrstrom, 106th Q.M. Co, is a textile machine operator. 19 Home Street, Worcester 2, Mass. is his address.

 

T/5 Frank A. O'Connor, Svc Btry 590th and C Btry 591st FA Bn, is a postman in his home town of Detroit, Mich. 15466 Pinehurst Avenue is his address there.

 

Pvt Frank Pusan, Co B 423, was at IXB. He is now associated with the I. Lewis Cigar Manufacturing Co. in Newark, N. J. His home is in Bloomfield, N. J. at 14 La France Avenue.

 

47/5 Jack M. Pollard, Med Det 4/3, was at IXB and IXA. He is a salesman in Greensboro, N. C., his home town. Address him there at High Point Road.

 

Sgt Peter J. Peterson, H Co and M Co 422 and H Co 424, is attending the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. His home address is Frankfort, Mich.

 

George F. Phillips, American Red Cross 422 and Div Hq, is a Field Director for the American Red Cross at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana.

 

Pfc Edward A. Prewett, Co B 424, CIB, is now a student. His address is Rt. #1, 'Box 132, Oakley, Calif.

 

Pfc Charles E. Reed, Co F 424, is now a student. Rt. #1, Box 163, Silsbee, Texas is his address.

 

15

 


 

Sgt George S. Reider, Jr., Btry B 590th FA Bn, was at XIIA, IVB, MB and 'HA. He's now a student and his home address is 149 E. Water Street, Middletown. Dauphin County, Pa.

 

S/Sgt Joseph Remetta, 106th Sig Co, Silver Star, doesn't tell us what he's doing now. Wilburton #2, Pa. is his home address.

 

Pfc Winfield Rosenberg, Co D 422, was a prisoner at IXB and IXG. He doesn't say what he's doing now. His home is in Lititz, Pa., 160 E. Front Street.

 

S/Sgt John C. Rain, Btry B 589th FA Bn, says he was "captured at `The Braque de Fraiture Crossroads' Dec. 23, 1944." He was a prisoner at Prum, Gerolstein, XIIA, XB and XC. He is now a college student. 221 West Elm Street, Alton, Ili. is his home address.

 

Pfc Forrest G. Rowe, Co C 424, Bronze Star, is a student. His home is in Rowletts, Ky.

 

Pfc Lloyd J. Sullivan, Co C 81st Eng (C) Bn, is attending the University of Arizona. His home is in Lowell, Ariz., 19 Kansas Street.

 

Pfc George C. Sampson, Co E 422, was at IVB, Kommando at Lobau and IVA. He is division manager, electrical department of Sears Roebuck & Co. in his home town of Brockton, Mass. 139 Copeland Street is his address there.

 

Pfc Robert E. Schwartz, 422, is a student. His address is 21 Sumner Avenue, Pittsburgh 21, Pa.

 

Capt Donald M. Swope, G-5 Section Div Hq, is an attorney in Gettysburg, Pa. Broadway, Gettysburg, Pa. is his address.

 

S/Sgt Robert S. Stringer, Jr., Co D 423, was at IXB and IXA. He is attending Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass. His home is in Fairhaven, Ma.., 14 Fort Street.

 

Pfc James E. Showers, Btry A 590th FA Bn, was at IXB. He's a machine operator and his home address is RD #2, Baldwinsville, N. Y.

 

S/Sgt Ralph G. Steed, AT Co 423, was at IXA and IXB. He's now in the retail furniture and hardware business in Robbins, N. C. Address him there at Box 187.

 

S/Sgt Robert R. Stewart, Co G 422, was at HIC in Kustrine, Germany. In June '44 he was transferred from the 106th and assigned to Co B, 315th Id, 79th Div, in France. Bob is a grinder operator and his home address is 9941 Babson Avenue, Detroit 27, Midi.

 

T/5 Robert C. Suchy, Co D 331st Med Bn, is a postman in his home town of South Norwalk, Conn. His address there in 32 Cedar Street.

 

T/Sgt Robert J. Soracoe, Svc Co 423, says: "I joined the 106th about April 6, 1945 in Rennes, France. I wasn't one of the original members of the 106th but I stayed with it until it was deactivated. I acted as 1st Sgt for Service Co, 423 a few weeks after I joined and did so until we were loaded with all the other high pointers just before our trek to the USA." Bob is a Casualty Insurance Underwriter. 323 Mosholu' Parkway, New York 67, N. Y. is his home address.

 

T/Sgt Joseph J. Smar, Hq Co 1st Bn 424, CIB, is a truck driver. His home address is 207 E. High Street, Coaldale, Pa.

 

T/5 Orville T. Swisher, 106th Signal Co, tells as he's a farmer in Philadelphia, Missouri.

 

Cpl Byron W. Switzer, 3d Bn Med 424, Meritorious Unit Citation, doesn't say what he's doing now. RD #2, Conneaut Lake, Pa. is his home address.

 

S/Sgt William R. Skillman, Co F 424, is a transportation dispatcher in Fairfax, Va. P. O. Box 230, Front Royal, Va. is his home address.

 

Cpl Murray A. Schwartz, Co C 423, Purple Heart, was at XIIA and Dulag 377. He is attending the University of Florida in Gainesville. 131-14 226th Street, Laurelton, L. I., N. Y. is his home address.

 

T/Sgt Frank Schiro, Co E 424, CIB, was at XIIA, IIB and HA. He tells us he's now a tavern keeper in Madison, Wis. Address him there at 935 Regent Street.

 

Sgt Ronald C. Sparks, AT Co 423, Purple Heart, was at IXB. He tells us he's in the Regular Army and 1141 Hollins Street, Baltimore, Md. is his address.

 

Cpl Robert A. Strehle, Cannon Co 423, Purple Heart and CIB, was at IVB and Kommando out of IVF. He's now a clerk in the coach engineering department of General Motors in Pontiac, Mich. His address there is 486 N. Johnson Avenue.

 

Cpl Richard G. Telfer, AT Co 422, CIB and Purple Heart, tells us he was with the work commando W197 out of IVD. He's now a student at Michigan State Normal College. 3111 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, Mich. is his address.

 

16

 


 

 

T/3 Warren F. Truchsess, Div Hq Surgeon's Office, is a secretary. His home is in Brooklyn. N. Y. at 7910 5th Avenue.

 

17

 


 

Cpl Roy F. Tschumpert, Jr., Co L 423, CIB, was at IXB. He's now a college student. His home address is 1990 Chestnut Avenue, Long Beach 6. Calif.

 

Sgt Julian A. Turrentine, Jr., Co G 424, Purple Heart is a student at Emory University in Georgia. 504 E. Washington Street, Thomasville, Ga. is his address.

 

Cpl Hal R. Taylor, Svc Co and Cannon Co

423, Purple Heart, was at IVB and Kommando at Halle, Germany. He is a student at the University of Missouri. His home is in Deering, Mo.

 

Sgt Donald F. Vonachen, AT Co and Co B

424, is a student. 221 Frye Avenue, Peoria, Ill. is his home address.

 

Cpl Jessie A. Vick, 806th L.M. Ord, Purple Heart, was at IVB. He is a plant mechanic in his home town of Franklin, Va. Address him there at 502 Chestnut Street.

 

Col. Earle B. Williams, Division Signal Officer, Silver Star, Bronze Star and French Croix de Guerre with Etoille de Vermiel, is now rural development supervisor for Southern Bell Tel. & Tel. Co. in Louisville, Ky. He says: "Promoted to civilian 8 Dec. 1945." His home address is 4205 Briarwood Road, Louisville 7, Ky.

 

Capt. Charles S. Walsh, Svc Btry 592d FA Bn, is an automobile mechanic in Camden, N. J. His home address is Haddonfield R.F.D. #1, N. J.

 

Pfc Lawrence H. Westphal, Hq Btry 106th Div Arty, is a produce buyer and seller in Wykoff, Minn., his home town.

 

T/5 Julius H. Wax, Svc Btry 590th FA Bn, is a student. 62 Court Street, Plattsburg, N. Y. is his address.

 

Lt. Col. Carl A. Weaver, Commanding Officer, 3d Bn 423, Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster and Croix de Guerre with Palm is stationed at the Command and Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. His address there is 325-5 Pope.

 

S/Sgt Elbert C. White, Jr., Btry C 591st FA Bn, tells us he's an oil field worker. His address is Box 684, Whiteface, Texas.

 

S/Sgt Ivon York, Co G 423, was at IXA and IXB. He doesn't say what he's doing now. Dutton, Ala. is his home address.

 

S/Sgt John A. Yakubik, Hq Co 2d Bn 424, is a clerk. His home address is 450 Main Street, Wilburton #2, Pa.

 

Col. Don Bodine, is now the Signal Officer of First Corps in Japan. APO 301 c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.

 

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING

     Carl W. Swanson, 1718 Nelson Street, Chicago, 13, Illinois: "I've been wanting to make a contribution to "our" Memorial Fund but with one, thing and another I've been putting it off. The CUB arrived the other day and reminded me, so enclosed you will find my check for $2.00 a small contribution I hope to add to later. The Association is just what the doctor ordered, hope all the fellows see it that way. I wasn't a member of the 106th Division very long, but as far as I'm concerned I never was in any other outfit."

     Herbert A. Rosenberg, 98 Querida Street, Bridgeport 4, Conn. "I am certainly pleased with the CUB. You fellows are really doing a swell job! At the present time I'm learning to be a toolmaker, working in It small shop in Bridgeport. I am also attending school in the evening. How about printing the total number of members in the Association in each issue of the CUB so that we can watch the membership grow. In regard to a convention—I believe that it should be held in the section where the majority of the members live. However I'm looking forward to it wherever it may be held. Stanley Frank's story of the 106th which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post rates 5-stars. It's tops!"

     Lincoln A. Brown, R.D. #2, Canajoharie, N. Y.: "Here's a little bid for your page on what they are saying. I have received 3 editions of the CUB since I joined three months ago and believe me I get a lot of pleasure reading it. I know about what time of the month it comes so I ask each night I return home from work if the CUB has come yet. But one of the best things I get from the CUB so far was the new address of a real good buddy of mine whom I had lost track of. I wrote to him and received an answer right away. We shared all of our cigarettes and tobacco while being held by the

 

17

 


 

Jerries as prisoners. We smoked the same pipe and cigarettes a good many times and walked around the Stalag together to get exercise and the fresh air, which we knew was a main factor in keeping our health as good as we could. And it's all these things that made me really glad that I'm a member of the 106th Association. And I'm hoping the Association will keep right on expanding. I also wish it the very best of luck. I could go on and on but I know that it will make a lot of extra work for the CUB officers at the present time no I'll end it here. Maybe someday I'll get a little story rigged up of my P.W. experiences and send it to you. I'm back at my old job with the Beech-Nut Packing Company at Canajoharie, N. Y."

     T/5 Lee E. Allen, Co. B STR. Fort Monmouth, N. J.: 'Received my issue of the October CUB and I wish to say the picture you have on the cover of the ceremonies at Rennes, France, will bring back the memories not only to me but to every other member of the Division who was present at this ceremony. In fact it seems that it was only a few days ago that we were at the air strip living in the squad tents, and all wondering just what was going to happen to us as far as the next move would be. If you have any of the application blanks please send me a few as being here on the Army Post every day or so I run into someone from the Division or when I visit New York someone is always stopping me in regards to the 106th patch I wear on the right shoulder of my uniform."

     Albert A. Benfatta, 1849 N. Camas Street, Philadelphia 22, Pa.: "Some time ago I wrote to the Association for the addresses of some commanders or a list of names of former members of the outfit who saw me being overcome with a dose of sulphur gas. Through the aid of the addresses the Association gave me, with the help of ads in the Legion magazine and Foreign Service I am glad to report that I have been able to obtain several statements. I wish to thank you and the Association for your kind cooperation in this matter. The rest now lays in the hands of the rating board of the V.A. I will let you know how I make out."

     Fred Carter, Canada, Ky.: "Enclosed is my membership application. I was in the Bulge so on our march to prison we were tired and worn out. The first we had to eat was turnip soup, no seasoning. Very little food did we get until we were put on the farm to plant potatoes. Then we stole all we could and ate them. The lice would almost eat us up. One night the Russians marched in and liberated us. What a grand and glorious time! We knew we were then free. We had stood firm and fought until the last moments and we were taken prisoner."

     Donald R. Martinson, 86 Union Street, E. Lynn, Mass.: "Am pleased with the Association's magazine; the members of the Division are doing fine in their line-up of jobs and fields of industry. Am fortunate myself in working for the Treasury Department of the government service."

Harry H. Greenspan, 203 Nepperhan Avenue. Yonkers 2, N.Y.: "Received the third edition of the CUB and am getting impatient waiting for number four. I found three of the names mentioned were old buddies of mine and it certainly brings back memories. Keep up the good work."

     Leonard Koplin, 12 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, Pa.: "Enclosed is my application for membership in the Division Association and my check for dues in the amount of three bucks. You will note of course that times have changed and I now have to use my own check instead of Uncle Sam's; a discouraging thing indeed. I've rather lost touch with the Division in the past few months, although occasionally I run into fellows from the outfit. Ran into Allen Dunbar at an ROA meeting the other night. He was Corn 0 of the 422nd, and a PW. Jimmy Klett is going to school in Philly at the Textile School, and I staggered into him last Saturday eve. Otherwise, there's little about which to write. As my own boss, I've been working like hell .ever since I got back to town last December, but it's showing positive results, no I don't mind. Now, I'm just about at the stage where I'm ready to put a request for leave on my desk .. . ten or twelve days plus travel time."

     Roy L. Wentzel, 1419 S. Olive, Santa Ana, Calif.: "I got the two issues of the CUB also your letter with the address of T/Sgt Stone. Wrote to him and found that he is in Walter Reed Hospital and will lose one leg the first of December but he is in fine spirits and am sure he will enjoy letters from his buddies. He was in E Co. 422 before going across the English Channel—then to G Co. 424 and was wounded in Koblentz. I would like to know the address of 2nd Lt. Keal 3rd platoon leader, Co. E 422. I believe he lived in Philadelphia. I understand several of the boys from the 106th live in California. Hope you'll list their names soon. Hope to hear from the boys in E Co. 422. I was with Pfc William Kempf at the time of his death, April 13th, 1945 I believe it was (a great guy and good soldier). I'm back at the old job

 

18

 


 

again—salesman for Coca Cola Company of Los Angeles. Good luck fellows with the CUB."

     George S. Durst, 510 W. Main Street, Rockwood, Pa.: "Was really glad to get your literature and learn that the 106th Association is now a going concern. It means a lot to me to know that the organization will do a fine job in perpetuating the memory of our 106th and all the fine people we knew in it. You can depend on me for all the support I can give you and the organization. Hope that things have been going OK with you although I'll bet you've been swamped with work in getting the Association on its feet. I'm out at the University of Wisconsin doing work for my degree. That was Rusch's alma mater—he's living in Madison and I see him quite often. Thanks very much for letting me in one the set-up you have for the Association. I'll do everything I can to make it a success."

     Frank E. Ross, Jr., 8400 Paxton Avenue, Chicago, 17, III.: "Glad to hear of your organization. Always was a great one for esprit de corps where the Cat's Face was concerned. My company (Cannon Co. 424) couldn't wait for you to get started so we formed a purely social organization ourselves. Enclosed find clipping from Chicago paper depicting our first `convention'." (Ed. Twenty Veterans of the Division met at Mr. Ross' home in August.)

     Norman F. Rosenthal, 3412 Avenue K, Brooklyn 10, N. Y.: "I think that you fellows are doing a swell job with the CUB. It's good to get an idea of what the men you knew are doing now. Also, as in my case. it is about the only means available of contacting friends that you have lost touch with. I'm also quite -interested in this convention that you have written about. From my own selfish point of view. I hope that it will be held in or near New York. but if not, I hope that it will be at least reasonably close no that I will be able to attend."

     S/Sgt Walter M. Snyder, U. S. Army Recruiting Main Station, Old National Bank Building. Norton, Va.: "Enclosed is a small sum that might help a little towards the Memorial Fund so would like to pass it on to you. Not much. but you know how a soldier and his money are soon parted. Am sitting here and have just completed browsing through the October issue of the CUB . . . and as we say in English. `It is damn good'. I really think the boys who are putting it out are doing a swell job and hope that they can continue to keep up the good work. Am definitely in favor of a convention for the old outfit . . . and I too think Indianapolis is a good spot. But due to the fact that it is so far away from where the majority of the old members seem to be situated. I would recommend either Washington, D. C. or good old New York City. Am eagerly awaiting any new developments on said idea! Have made up my mind to get out of the Army for a change. My terminal leave starts around the first week in January and by the middle of February I have high hopes of striding across the campus at the University of Pittsburgh . . . as a student of all things! Nothing like a little forwarding of the education to keep a man busy, they tell me! How are the officers of the 589th FA Bn responding to the Association . . . seems as though I haven't seen any of their names listed and was just wondering? Oh well, enough of this well-known propaganda for now! Always glad to receive any poop from group that you fellows wish to pass on to me; so good bye for now ... "

     Leo J. Goldfinger, 1110 Anderson Avenue, New York 52, N. Y.: "Your second number of the CUB arrived the other day and was set aside for me by my son 1st Lt. Irwin N. Goldfinger as he knows I read every word about that outfit with which I lived during the war, although thousands of miles away. The notice, in which you refer to him states that he sent in a fine list of names of men in the Division (Co. I and K. 424 Inn but doesn’t tell much about himself. Permit me to fill in a bit. 'Buddy' as he is known by everyone outside of service was just a swell and regular kid who enjoyed rough sports. including hunting, mountain climbing and football. At 16 he joined ROTC at City College, N. Y. and took to its work with enthusiasm. He won his commission at Ft. Benning at the ripe old age of 18 and warned on not to mention this as parents might have misgivings over safety of their sons under such youthful command. He carried an old head on those young shoulders and was determined to treat his men exactly as he would have wished to be treated were the positions reversed. My greatest happiness aside from his safe return to us. is the result of a letter which we received from his outfit, signed by 1st Sgt Jos. A. Rochford in which he expressed 'the appreciation and gratitude for the way in which he treated the men in this organization'. What a testimonial! During the Battle of the Bulge his feet became frost bitten but he failed to report this because he did not want to be taken away from his men. I hope this will not kick up during the coming cold weather. At present, Irwin is back at City College where he hopes to get his

 

19

 


 

 

B.S. degree next year. He is doing some nice professional photography and make that his life. work."

     Oliver A. Lothrop, Jr., Box 834, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.: "I suggest a roster of all men with addresses, battle stars, decorations, MA's and similar information who served in the Division. My roommate has one put out by the Railsplitter's Society (84th Division) at the price of fifty cents a copy. This was sold at the same time as their division history. This would give every man a permanent record of the men in his outfit. I am sure the Railsplitters Society would give you the details. Find out how the rest of the men in the Association feel about it."

     Thomas M. Kolas, 1506 University Avenue, Bronx 52, N. Y.: "Received my October issue of the CUB and just wish to tell you that I have enjoyed it immensely. It sure gives a fellow a wonderful feeling to read about the buddies in his old outfit. I am indeed glad to hear that you are attempting to have a get-together dinner in N. Y. City, and I want you to know that I will he there 'with bells on' as I am sure all the rest of the boys will. Again I want to congratulate you on the fine job you are doing, and you have my firmest wish for a successful organization for many years to come."

     Merle J. Allen, 3444 Holcomb Street, Detroit 14, Mich.: "Received my issue of the CUB for the month of October and was very interested in the topics covered. I would have given anything in the world to have been at the Reconstitution Ceremonies but as you know I was a prisoner of the Germans. I bet it was a wonderful sight. I read Stanley Frank's article in the Saturday Evening Post and was really impress. ed. It brought back memories and made you live it all over again. The staff members here at the library were also impressed. Mr. Frank really doesn't know how he hit the nail on the head when he spoke of those little secret thoughts."

     A. V. Werner, 1202 Lexington Avenue, New York 28, N. Y.: "As a past member of the `Hungry and Sick' I'd appreciate a copy of the `106th' booklet. I labored on this very booklet in Paris. Besides I was an almost charter member from the Tennessee Maneuvers to Camp Shanks. I feel slighted."

     Louis S. LeTellier, Jr., 258 Ryerson Street. Brooklyn, N. Y.: "I received the October CUB a few days ago and thought it was, as the other two issues, great. You and the Board of Directors deserve the admiration of the whole Division for the grand job that you have done in the forming of such a good organization. I am looking forward to the convention which I hope will be held in Indianapolis. I know that the Association will be a great success thanks to the Board of Directors. If there's anything I can do to help, please let me know."

     Herbert L. Chamberlain, East Hall Tufts College, Medford 55, Mass.: "Congratulations on your work with the CUB! It's a fine magazine and I enjoy it very much."

     William E. Witt, Elkader, Iowa: "Was mighty glad to receive the October CUB. Thought for a time that it was mis-sent to another place. After reading the article 'Department of Utter Confusion' I realized that you fellows are doing a bang-up job for the Association. Don't care how long it takes to get the issues of the CUB off the press just so I miss no issues. Look forward each month to receiving the CUB and to the news that it contains. Here's wishing you the best of luck in the Association venture."

     Frank A. Hohenadel, Jr., 1252 Catalpa Avenue, Chicago 40, Ill.: "The reason everyone likes the CUB so well is that it has the personal touch and a wealth of names. Reading it is like getting the outfit together again for a while. Your last issue reached me on Armistice Day. It contained the names of two of the 2nd Bn. 424 boys who lost their lives in the war; Harry Stokes and Charley di Dominic. Harry was as fine an officer as it was my privilege to know. Charley was in my intelligence section; as goodhearted a young fellow as the Army had. I notice the name `Boye' printed on your cartoon headings. He's still doing as nice a job as he did when he was Bill Perlman's right hand man in the S-2 Section of the 424. Boye helped me out many a time and I hope he is prospering now. I'd certainly like to hear from some of the old gang."

     Edward C. Podworny, 157 School Street, Taunton, Mass.: "How about asking members of the Division to notify you before they submit articles of the Division for publication in magazines and then you in turn notify each of us? I'm referring to last week's article in the Saturday Evening Post, Nov. 9, 'The Glorious Collapse of the 106th'. Also send each member the home address of each other member. Enclosed find check for dues. I have been appointed Div. Arty. Air Officer of the 26th Inf. Div. Mass. Nat. Guard, same rank, Major."

Ed. Dear Pod: We weren't notified until ten days before the publication

 

20

 


 

date of the article. We took out some of the material in the November CUB and got the notice in that issue. You probably didn't notice it on the last page. Congratulations on your appointment of Air Officer of the Yankee Division.

     Harry M. Brammer, Jr., 3702 N. Oxford Street, Indianapolis, Ind.: " I joined the Division from an ASTP unit at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. Served with the Division five months and left as a replacement in the last Division P.O.E. from Camp Atterbury on August 31, 1944. Joined the 44th Inf. Div. at Luneville, France on November 9, 1944 and was placed in the 44th Cay. Rcn Tr. Served as a mortar-man and 50 cal. machine gunner throughout the war in Europe. Returned to U. S. for re deployment to Pacific and when V-3 Day came was declared surplus and discharged. At present I am a senior in Indiana University studying in the Business School and majoring in Sales. One item of interest I consider very important in connection with the 106th Division is this: while serving in the 44th Division overseas we aided in liberating a German Stalag at Bad Orb, Germany. The first troops to reach the prison camp at Bab Orb were the 106th Cavalry Group. Immediately we relieved them. This relief group was the 2nd Bn 114th Inf. of the 44th Division and the 1st and 2nd platoon of the 44th Cay. Rcn Troop. I entered the prison camp myself and entering one of the barracks informed some of the American PW's that I was a former member of the 106th. I was swamped with questions and was greatly received by them. Most of the men in the 106th at Bad Orb were from the 422 and 423 Inf. Rees. I have in my possession a very interesting article which appeared in the April 7th Stars and Stripes about the liberation of 6,600 allied soldiers there. The article stated that 95% of the American prisoners were from the 106th and 28th Inf. Divisions captured in Von Rundstedt's drive in December. One thing I wish to add is that my active participation with the 106th ended when I headed overseas but I followed the Division in its activities and felt a great personal pride when I helped liberate some of my old outfit at Bad Orb. Another news item would be that myself and two former members of the 106th had a reunion in Indianapolis on September 18, 1946. They were Wayman M. Jones. ex-Sgt. of the A.G. Section, Div. Hq. and Vollie McCollum, ex-CWO of A.G. Section. Div. Hq."

     Hollis B. Haughey, 7811 35th Avenue, Jack. son Heights N. Y.: "I have been receiving the CUB regularly and have been reading it with much enthusiasm. At the present time I am attending Ohio University along with Mel Kirzon, Bob Max and Ben Stormes, all former members of the 106th."

     LeRoy A. Desmond, Jr., 137 Fair Street, Wallingford, Conn.: "I am writing to all the boys who were once members of Co. F 424 Infantry. In reply to Mrs. Frank De Martino of Ansonia Conn. whose letter I read in the issue of the CUB. Well, recently I went to Ansonia because I thought I should and it is only a matter of a few minutes from my home. I met Billy DeMartino's mother, father and family. They were very glad to have one of the boys of the old company F there to talk to them. Mrs. DeMartino took it like a veteran when I told how her son died. And what a coincidence it was for me to get hit with the same shell that her son was killed with. Myself and three other boys of Co. F 424 had a reunion of our own in Bridgeport a couple of months ago; James Steward, Frank-Collins and everybody remembers Eikinger from Stratford."

     William H. Flynn, 23 North Main Street, Norwalk, Conn.: "I would like to take this opportunity to compliment the entire Association staff on the wonderful job they are doing. I have already learned a good deal about my Buddies through that swell publication, the CUB." David H. Woodson, 5863 Hazel Street, Inkster, Mich., father of Pfc David T. Woodson, Jr. Co. D 424 who was killed in action: "Just received our first copy of the CUB of the Golden Lion. I am very grateful to you for including us on your mailing list and I do hope you continue to give out information about the 106th Division. As you know we are seeking all the information we can about our son who lost his life in the battle of the Bulge. In reading the CUB we notice the secretary recommends creation of an auxiliary for gold star next of kin. If this auxiliary is formed we would like to be a member."

     Charles E. Hackler, Viking Freight Company, 530 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis 2, Ind.: "I left the Division in August 1945 for home but got stuck in the Repple Depots. Took a discharge in Namur, Belgium in November 1945 and took a civilian job in the PX at Paris. France for six months. Married a girl from there and brought her home with me. Hoping that the Division will have a Convention here in Indianapolis as a lot of people here are hoping so as they claim that the 106th is Indianapolis'. I think of the boys when I go to the Claypool Hotel and have a beer. Have located a lot of the boys and the relations of those who didn't come

 

21

 


 

back. Hope some of the old gang sees this and will drop me a line. I am going back to Paris in June 1947 and if I can take any messages or anything over for anyone just drop me a line. From a 424th Inf. boy, Co. L."

     Stewart H. Stern, 4.48 South Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, Calif.: "If there are any 106-ers who knew me from K Company or were associated with me in the 424th show OFF LIMITS, which I helped write and produce at Camp Atterbury, I would welcome calls from them—if they are in Los Angeles area. My number is Crestview 66340."

     Jack Wilson, 315 Welch Avenue, Ames, Iowa: "Just a few lines to blow off a little of the steam of enthusiasm I have developed for the 106th Association. I know you're probably as busy as a rookie on K. P. but I do have a few remarks to make that just won't wait. As you know, we went overseas with the average age of our men about the lowest. of any Army Division. (I was just 19 myself.) The significance of that fact is showing up in that a good many ex-106ers are back in the colleges and universities the country over, even as is yours truly. For this reason I advocate holding any proposed get-together or convention during the summer months, preferably between the middle of June and the middle of September. I imagine that this college age group would be among the most, if not the most enthusiastic age group to attend any such meeting. But Lord only knows that the competition in the schools is tough and is going to get tougher so I think that most, like myself, couldn't afford to miss any class time unless absolutely necessary. Also, travel would be easier and we could spend more time out of doors (snooping around Atterbury) if this time of year were chosen. From the phrase 'snooping around Atterbury' I guess you can pretty well judge where my choice of a meeting place would be. Where else but Indianapolis? They love on there. Some of my 106th buddies went back for a look at the town while still in uniform after the war was over. They went into the Liberty Bell and got a real reception. Got interviewed by the M. C. right on the spot and got a round of applause to warm the heart. So there you have it. I might just add that I'm glad you started off on a big scale. You will probably get more done than if you had started on a smaller scale and attempted to work up from there. Keep it up. That 'slick' CUB is really the bees' knees."

     Richard R. Robinson, 1107 Willard Street Ann Arbor, Mich.: "I learned about the 106th Division Association from Dale Harned who was in the M. P. Platoon and is now in my French class. I was a member of Cannon Co. 424 and would like information on how to join the Association. I joined the 106th at Camp Atterbury on 27 March 1944 and left it at Karlsruhe on 20 July 1945. Right now I am at the University of Michigan studying for a degree in political science with enough economics, geography, and French to allow me to pass the Foreign Service exam (I hope). Along with this, I am also taking ROTC. I guess I can't tell when I've had enough. Captain Freesland would get a big laugh from that. I very often run into 106th men here on campus. One of the enlisted instructors for ROTC, a big first sergeant from the First Division, he was in a Cannon Company too, told use that he wanted to shake my hand when he found I came from the 106th. He said he shook hands with every 106th man he came across. When I read that article in the Post about the old outfit I wondered if perhaps he wasn't the one it mentioned. I asked him and he said maybe he was because he had been doing it for a long time. That was a swell article and I really did enjoy reading it. I felt a twinge of nostalgia and not a little sorrow when I read about Lt. Albert Barnaby, one of the nicest fellows who ever lived and one of the bravest fellows who stayed over there. I'll tell you frankly fellows, I am proud to have been in the 106th and I would be proud to be a member of the Association. Just show me how to join and you'll have a new member. I keep a patch tacked to my door and I am trying to get permission to wear my patch on my advanced ROTC uniform. I'm willing to let the U. of M. know I was in the best damned outfit in the Army, bar none."

     Albert R. March, 376 Merritt Street, Oshkosh, Wis.: "Thanks for the swell job you are doing to make the Association the best in the country. I am with you all the way. Have three of the CUB booklets now and don't miss a word. I am now a junior in the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. Wishing you luck now and in the new year soon to come."

     Robert E. Sandberg, 252 East 9th Street, St. Paul, Minn.: "Only met one guy from the outfit. He was Jim Ricks. Would like to find out about 1st platoon Co. A, 81st Engineers because I have never contacted anyone since the 16th of December.”.

 

     Russell D. Kelly, 1905 N. 10th Street, Springfield, Ill. "As a member of the wonderful 106th Division Association, I wish to congratulate you and the staff for the splendid work you have

 

22

 


 

done in organizing the Association. And, I might add the CUB is something you can really take pride in. I cherish every copy I have received, and look forward to receiving it each month. Keep up the good work. To anyone who may be interested, I have a complete list of all men who were in Headquarters Company, Third Battalion, 424th Infantry, and their addresses at the time they left the company. Of course, probably many of these addresses have changed. However, I think every man could be reached through these addresses. If any of the men care for this list, I'll be glad to send them a copy. I am sorry that I will not be one of the lucky few attending the banquet Monday night. However. I hope that plans can be laid for our first convention. And may I place my bid for Indianapolis as the Convention City. I think it is more centrally located than any other. And, on me visit to Indianapolis two weeks ago, I found many persons who were interested in seeing the Division assemble in that city once again. And, fellows, it was really nice to visit those old `hang-outs' again. I know you would all enjoy it as much as I did. Perhaps I'd better add a paragraph about myself. Lots of guys have probably forgotten the name, but they may remember me as the Battalion Clerk and later as Battalion Sgt. Major for the Third Battalion, 424th Inf. Since my discharge from the Army, I have been working with the Education and Training Division of Veterans Administration. Once again. I wish to congratulate you. And I hope for continued good work. I would like to hear from some of the guys in the battalion, and keep my list of addresses up to date."

     Vincent A. Stiles, 163 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio: "I was formerly a member of the 106th Division and I am quite interested in keeping in contact with my many comrades of the Division. I was assigned to Hq Co. 1st Bn 424 Inf. on the 25th of March 1943 and soon afterwards became the Co. Clerk. I served in this capacity until November 1944, at which time I returned to the Company to perform various duties. I survived the Bulge and a few other engagements until Feb. 1945. At this time I was transferred to Co. K, 424 Inf. and assumed the duties of Company Clerk again. I stayed with this. Company until the date of deactivation. I feel that with the length of time I spent in the 106th Division and the position I held most of the time that I have made many friends and cherish the thought of continuing the friendships through the 106th Inf. Division Association. I was in Chicago this past weekend and visited one of my friends from the 424th Inf. Med. Det. He showed me the literature he received from your headquarters. So at this time I would like to request that you send me some more literature that I may in turn pass on to the other members who I write to frequently. Thanking you for your kind attention and pledging my support to you and the 106th Div. Association always I remain yours in comradeship."

     John D. Huey, RD #1, Coatesville, Pa.: "I am selling stocks and bonds in Philadelphia and vicinity. On Thanksgiving Day my wife had a little girl and now I get less sleep than I did on Division problems. Of the five or six magazines to which I subscribe, the CUB is the only one I read word for word from cover to cover. Please print my address in the CUB as someone may write to me if only to collect a debt." Frank A. Hessler, 2648 Kirk Avenue, Baltimore 18, Md.: "Received the CUB and sure was glad to see the story of the 423. You see I was in the 423 and plenty proud of it. I knew Col. Cavender, and my Capt., that is, Capt. James L. Clarkson, CO of D Co. who was killed. I was not very far away when he was hit and can say he was the best Capt. in the whole Army. .In reading through the CUB I find very little about D Co. of the 423 and would like to see more about it as I am very proud to have been a part of it. I was taken prisoner on December 19th and taken to IVB Mulberg, Germany then sent to work in Halle and boy, will never forget the way our airforce hit it. I was liberated on April 17. 1945 about 10 miles from Leipzig. Would sure like to hear from my old buddies and would like. to hear from Lt. Daniels and Lt. Hesse of Co. D 423. About all for now, keep up the good work in the CUB and hope to see more about D Co., Heavy Weapons Machine Gun Sec."

 

Imperial War Museum London, 10th September 1946

Dear Sir,

     The Imperial War Museum and Library are engaged in the task of collecting the records of the recent war. We are particularly anxious to secure accounts of the Fighting Services of the United Nations, and in this connection have received a great deal of assistance from various United States sources. May I, therefore, ask if you would be good enough to present us with a copy of the history of the 106th Infantry Division, to be placed with other American Unit histories, already on our shelves.

Yours faithfully, H. Foster

Librarian.

 

23

 


 

Dear Colonel Livesey:

     Could I be put on your mailing list for any information, or papers, that are available? I have never received any of the previous issues. and wonder if you have my address.

     I am particularly desirous of securing the present addresses of General Jones, General McMahon, General Perrin, Colonel Gibney. Colonel Reid and Colonel Craig.

     For the past year I have been with the Office of Military Government for Germany, located in Berlin. My assignment is with the Public Utilities Section, as an electrical engineer.

Sincerely,

PHILLIP F. HOOVER

 

Address:

Lt. Colonel Phillip F. Hoover

OMGUS

Public Utilities Section

Industry Branch-Economics Division

APO 742, c/o Postmaster

New York, New York

 

Dear Hoover:

     Mighty glad to hear from you. We get all too little news from you boys still in Europe. Enclosed is all the dope on the Division Association and back isms of the CUB. Hope you'll join with us soon.

     The addresses you ask for are as follows: Alan W. Jones

3532 Quebec Street N. W.

Washington 16, D. C.

Herbert T. Perrin

Kenyon College - Gambier, Ohio

Colonel Leo T. McMahon

108 North 23rd Street Camp Hill, Pa.

Colonel Malin Craig, Jr.

War Department - Washington, D. C.

     I understand Colonel Reid is in the War Department and this address might get him. Gibney, I am trying to find myself.

With best wishes.

Yours very truly,

Herbert B. Livesey, Jr.

 

WANTED

Mr. R. B. Morrison, 3122 La Vista Drive, Overland 14, Mo., former member of G Co 424 and I Co 423, writes that he is very anxious to obtain a print of the picture of General Stroh decorating the 424 Guidons. This picture appears on the last page of the S&S booklet "The 106th". If you have this photograph or know where a copy can be obtained, please contact Bob Morrison at the above address.

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q. I was a POW at the time the Division was at Rennes in the Goriest campaign. Am 1 entitled to a 4th Battle Star?

A. Sorry, no.

 

Q. I would like to join the Army again. Would I get back in the same outfit?

A. No. The 106th Infantry Division is not to be reactivated. Choice upon reenlistment is limited to the Branch of the Army you want to serve in.

 

Q. Has there been anything done as to the right for our regiments to wear regimental crests?

A. Sorry, no. No crests are authorized for any unit until activated.

 

Q. I served overseas with the 6988 Escort Guard Company attached to the 106th Division for administration of the 6951 Prisoner of War Temporary Enclosure at Kripp, Germany. Our ratio, orders and all details came from the 106th The Hq at Bad Ems, Germany, then under the command of General Stroh. Does this entitle me to join the 106th Div Association?

A. Yes. it certainly does.

 

Q. How can I get the money I turned in to be exchanged from French francs to Belgian francs on December 14, 1944? I was captured before I got it back and have filled out all kinds of forms since, trying to get it but can't get any satisfaction from anyone.

A. The War Department provides facilities for exchange of foreign currency up to the time personnel leave service. After that, the War Department has no service to offer in the exchange of such currency. We can only suggest that you again file a claim through the Office of Fiscal Director, War Department, Washington 25, D. C. To have evidence of delivery of your next claim, you should send your letter by registered mail (return receipt requested).

 

Q. What is the "Meritorious Service Unit Plaque"?

A. Meritorious Service Plaque was given to units for complying with certain standards such as no AWOL's over a certain length of time, no courts martial, freedom from VD etc. Unit award permits the men of the unit to wear a green laurel wreath on the lower right sleeve.

 

24

 


 

Q. How .did the Division get the Northern France Battle Star? That ended in September or October 1944.

A. The Northern France Battle Star was extended until the end of the war. This was done to cover those units which were in action including the 106th against the Germans in the St. Nazaire and Lorient coastal pockets. The Division had Artillery in action at that time and plans all made for an assault to wipe out the pockets when it was ordered to the Rhine under ADSEC to take over the job of guarding 1,000,000 German prisoners.

 

JOHN HILLARD DUNN WRITES ARTICLE FOR SALUTE

     John Hillard Dunn, a G.I. in the 423, has written a very interesting story in the January issue of SALUTE which was on the newsstands in November. It is recommended reading.

 

     It's with a feeling of nostalgia that we receive word that all of the organizational records of the Division left at Camp Atterbury have been shipped to the ASF Depot, Organized Records Branch, Savannah, Georgia and Camp Atterbury is to be turned over to the. National Guard in the near future.

 

     The Army Times "At Your Service" Bureau, Washington, D. C., puts out a mighty handy vest pocket series of booklets. Write for them. They cover Veteran Job Rights, Education and Training, The Veteran and Civil Service, Burial and Funeral Benefits, Decorations and Awards, Veterans Loans, National Service Life Insurance, Compensations and Pensions WWII.

 

PERSONALS

Albert G. Utah drops us a note to say he's moved from 475 8th Avenue to 1324 9th Avenue, San Francisco 22, Calif.

 

Charles Kortlang, 152 Menahan Street, Brooklyn. N. Y. announces the arrival of a daughter, Regina, 27 September 1946.

 

Lt. William E. Abriel, 3d Bn 424, 74 Clover. dale Avenue, White Plains, N. Y., home on Christmas holidays from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he is a senior, visited the Association CP with his charming fiancée, Miss Emerson. She offered to help with the steno work of the CP. Many thanks.

 

VETERAN SURVEY

(Ed note: We hope to have in this column every month, news of interest to veterans gathered from any source which appears interesting. No pretense is made that it's direct from' the feed bag; it will be more on the basis of calling to your attention something you may have missed. It's another experiment for the CUB, trying to see how we can be of help to you. I f worthwhile let us know, also if it just bores you, let us know that and we'll drop it.)

 

     Fortune in its December issue had a survey on the veteran's thinking. It indicated among other things that: of English, French, German, Italian, the English were liked better as we knew them better, and were preferred to the others. Germans came in second, then French and Italians. Corporations were voted as having done a better job for the war effort than the unions. Those who were employed voted 83% to 14% to be reasonably satisfied with their jobs.'

 

     VA survey indicates peak load of Vets in college will not be reached until 1949-51, and are concerned with the fact that many emergency colleges are only two year.

 

     Rockefeller report on Vet affairs was strong medicine. May result in appointment of a real czar to coordinate the fifteen. federal Vet agencies.

 

     Vet housing—sunk as an emergency measure by President Truman will be presented to the new Congress with terrific pressure brought to bear.

 

     Job seniority—a real fight scheduled between the American Legion and organized labor. Will be a test of the Legion's power in Congress.

 

     Surplus Property—the backlog of 2,500,000 certifications to Vets for purchase priority to be cleaned up by February 28 and none issued after that date. Billions of dollars’ worth of stuff still left and Vets will get priorities.

 

     Hospital Care—Vets with non-service connected disabilities may now receive out-patient treatment in any clinic or field station under direct and exclusive jurisdiction of the VA. See VA Circular 271.

 

     State Bonuses—Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and Territory of Alaska have authorized state bonuses. In addition a proposed bonus plan is awaiting ratification in New York.

 

25

 


 

DEADLINE FOR VETERANS RIGHTS and BENEFITS

     Following is a convenient ready-reference tabulation of the time-limits within which veterans and their survivors and dependents are entitled to exercise certain rights, benefits and privileges to which they are entitled by federal laws:

·        10 days after discharge: Report to local draft board.

·        90 days after discharge: Application for old job.

Until January 1, 1947: Honorably discharged aliens who have served in Armed Forces prior to December 28, 1945, may apply for quick naturalization under simplified procedure. Until February 1, 1947: Reinstatement of National Service Life Insurance without physical examination. (After February 1, 1947 insurance may be reinstated without physical examination, provided application is made within six months of date of lapse).

Until July 1, 1947: Application for $1600 automobile for leg amputees.

Until July 1, 1947: Veterans discharged on or after May 12, 1945 may enlist in Enlisted Reserve Corps in same grades held at the time of discharge, providing such enlistment is accomplished within 6 months of discharge, or before July 1, 1947 (whichever is later).

Until August 1, 1947: Veteran may apply for waiver of insurance premiums to which he had been entitled since August 1, 1946. After August 1, 1947, no premium will be waived which becomes due more than one year prior to receipt in the VA of application for waiver.

Until August 1, 1947: Beneficiaries of deceased servicemen, or veterans, may claim waiver of any premium which had become due to the serviceman or veteran. If serviceman or veteran died during total disability, dependents also have until Aug. 1, 1947 to apply for proceeds of policy. After that date they have one year from date of death of veteran to apply.

Until September 1, 1947: Applications for terminal leave pay may be made.

Until August 1, 1948: A beneficiary who has received payment before September 30, 1944, of NSLI, has the right to change option of settlement from Option One to Option Two.

Before 1950: Veterans who did not take out NSLI policies while in service. may apply for such 'insurance now. Those who make application before 1950 will not be denied a policy by reason of any disability incurred or aggravated in service.

Before 1950: Veteran applying for total disability insurance coverage, will not be denied such because of any service-incurred injury or disability, if he applies before 1950.

2 years after discharge (or end of war*, whichever is later): Eligible for Readjustment Allowances under GI Bill.

4 years after discharge (or end of . war`, whichever is later): Eligible to initiate Educational Rights Under GI Bill, and/or Public 4t16, vocational reeducation.

5 years after taking out National Service Life Insurance (if term policy dated after January 1, 1946): Conversion Privilege to permanent policies.

5 years after end of war.: All Readjustment Allowances end.

8 years after taking out National Service Life Insurance (if term policy dated before January 1, 1946): Conversion Privilege to permanent policies.

9 years after end of war.: GI Education must be completed.

10 years after end of war`: Rights to apply for Loan Guarantees under GI Bill expire.

15 years after discharge or 15 years after June 22, 1944 (whichever is later): Appeals may be made for Review of Discharge.

Indefinitely: Surplus property priority can be exercised as long as WAA has surplus items for sale.

Indefinitely: Job-finding assistance through USES (or its successor agencies in States). Lifetime: Insured veteran may change plan of converted insurance, reduce amount of insurance, change beneficiaries, apply for waiver of premium (if totally disabled for six consecutive months). After converted insurance is in effect for one year, veteran may apply for loan or cash surrender.

     Lifetime: Hospitalization, medical treatment, domiciliary care, out-patient treatment, prosthetic appliances for veterans having service-connected disabilities and also non-service-connected disabilities under certain conditions. Lifetime: Application for Disability compensation (pension).

     2 years after death: Dependents may apply to V. A. for burial rights.

Any time after death: Dependents may establish right to pension based on disability of serviceman.

*Note: End of war is date to be set by Congress or Presidential proclamation. But end of war will not occur for enlistees in Regular branches of armed forces until expiration of first enlistment under Voluntary Recruitment Act of 1945, if such enlistment has occurred prior to Oct. 6, 1946. Also GI rights continue for men inducted or enlisting after that date, but "eligibility time" is calculated only on active service time from date of induction or enlistment until officially declared "end of war."

 

26

 


 

Printed Matter Still in Stock

Atterbury Picture History                             None

Indianapolis Star Pamphlet                          None

Lucky Strike Souvenir Cub                          90

Cedric Foster Broadcasts                              235

Saturday Evening Post Story of the 106th     89

 

Already we've had several disappointed members who wanted the Atterbury book. If you want any of those items above better write in for them at once.

No charge except for the Saturday Evening Post which is 25c

 

27

 

 


 

Index for: Vol. 3, No. 6 & 7, Jan., 1947

 


106th Div., 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 35, 42, 43, 46, 49

106th Div. Arty, 21

106th Div. Arty., 21, 34

106th Div. Association, 49

106th Inf. Div., 12, 46, 47, 49

106th Infantry Division Association, 44, 45, 46

106th Sig. Co., 12, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 31

159th Inf. Regt., 23

26th Inf. Div., 41

28th Inf. Div., 42

422nd Inf. Regt., 8

424th Inf., 17, 42, 46

424th Inf. Regt., 9, 13, 14, 19, 44, 46

44th Div., 42

589th FA BN, 11, 29, 31, 38

590th FA BN, 12, 21, 24, 25, 31, 34

591st FA BN, 12, 21, 27, 29, 30, 34

592nd FA BN, 23, 24, 34

75th Inf. Div., 4

80th Div., 30

82nd Abn. Div., 20

84th Div., 40

Abriel, William E., 50

Ace, Charles L., 21

Agony Grapevine, 17

Alfred, James B., 21

Allen, Lee E., 36

Allen, Merle J., 40

Amico, Nicholas S., 8

Amsterdam, 9

Anderson, Chester A., 21

Anderson, Lee E., 19

Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. Richard, 19

Anderson, Ray D., 21

Anderson, Robert A., 21

Andrews, Alvin L., 21

Andrews, Dallas V., 21

Anger, Leo P., 21

Anglin, George E., 21

Anthisnes, 15

Antico, Myren, 21

Applegate, Albert G., 21

Appleman, Val L., 21

Arbour, Jack, 6

Archibald, Benny H., 21

Ardennes, 22

Aronowitz, Herbert, 21

Aronowitz, Louis, 11

Arriaga, Felipe, 21

Arrington, Tony R., 21

Arrington, William A., 21

Arslan, Richard D., 21

Asaro, Joseph V., 21

Ashburn, Henry C., 21

Ashmead, Raymond A., 21

Asselin, Bryant E., 21

Atlszuler, Norm., 21

Atterbury Picture History, 54

Auld, Lloyd, 17

Auld, Lloyd E., 17

Babcock, Burton D., 21

Bad Ems, 49

Bad Orb, 6, 42

Baer, Mark H., 23

Ballard, Dick, 19

Barboni, Edward M., 21

Barnaby, Lt. Albert, 44

Bartell, Capt. Ben, 22

Bartlett, Charles R., 23

Battle Of The Bulge, 3, 39

Baumbach, Donald O., 21

Belgern, 27

Belgium, 3

Bell, William, 17

Benfatta, Albert A., 36

Benkman, Lt., 13

Berlin, 48

Bied, Andy D., 22

Bishop, Arthur F., 23

Blanchard, Herbert N., 21

Bodine, Don, 15, 34

Boulden, George M., 22

Bouldin, Edward J., 22

Boulton, Charles, 19

Boyd, Frank R., 12

Brammer, Harry M., 42

Brentnall, Dallas E., 22

Brewer, Claude R., 12

Brivic, Bernard, 8

Brown, Douglas D., 22

Brown, Edward M., 11

Brown, Lincoln A., 35

Bullard, George M., 21

Bulman, William J., 23

Burch, Carl, 18

Burgesse, Lt. William, 6

Burns, John H., 23

Cameron, John S., 23

Camp Atterbury, 1, 3, 42, 44, 50

Camp Atterbury, Ind., 17

Camp Lucky Strike, 1

Camp Shanks, 40

Campbell, Ray, 6

Candy, Donald, 6

Cariano, Sam, 15

Carrizzo, Henry, 11

Carter, Fred, 36

Cassibry, Graham H., 23

Catanio, Thomas J., 12

Causland, First Sgt., 6

Cavender, Col., 46

Chamberlain, Herbert L., 40

Chuvarsky, Andrew G., 23

Cioccolanti, Joseph J., 23

Clark, Bobo, 7

Clark, Robert J., 6, 23

Clarkson, Capt. James L., 46

Clement, Doc, 15

Co. A, 81st, 45

Co. F, 424th, 13

Collee, 13

Collins, Sherod, 23

Comer, Richard J., 13

Connell, James, 1

Cooley, Don, 21

Coulee, 19

Craig, Col., 48

Craig, Col. Malin, 48

Crandell, Robert L., 23

Croix De Guerre, 34

Cruisius, Edward L., 6

Crusius, Edward L., 16, 23

Cunningham, M. F., 9

Cuozzo, Paul A., 10

Cutler, Arthur H., 23

Daniels, Lt., 47

Dash, George, 15

Davis, Rinard C., 24

De Martino, Mrs. Frank, 42

DeChiara, Joseph, 8

DeHeer, Richard, 11

Denenberg, Louis, 9

Desmond, LeRoy A., 11, 42

Dever, Martin J., 24

Devine, William J., 9

di Dominic, Charley, 41

Di Giorgio, J., 11

DiMeglio, John, 15

Div. Band, 19

Div. HQ, 7

Division History, 1

Dobbins, Frank L., 24

Docka, Lester A., 24

Dohoney, William P., 4

Doke, T/5 Albert H., Jr., 24

Dolitsky, Martin M., 12

Donovan, W. J., 7

Donovan, William J., 24

Dover, 12

Dowgin, Thomas F., 16

Dowgin, Tom, 15

Doxsee, Gifford B., 24

Duffy, John F., 9

Dunbar, Allen, 36

Dunn, John Hillard, 50

Dupuy, R. Ernest, 19

Durst, George S., 38

Duvall, Norman W., 24

Dyson, James, 17

Ehmer, Richard H., 11

Eikinger, 42

Emerson, Miss, 50

Ennal, 13

Ennal, Belgium, 13

Erickson, Albert C., 11, 15

Ettinger, Robert, 12

Farrell, William D., 25

Ferrett, Louis, 18

Ferry, Dorothy & Joel Dean, 15

First Army, 3

First Reunion, 3

Flynn, William H., 25, 42

Flynn, Wm. H., 10

Fort Benjamin Harrison, 30

Foster, Cedric, 54

Foster, H., 47

Foster, Jesse H., 20

Fox, Richard T., 25

Fraiture, 31

Frampton, Duward B., Jr., 1

Frank, Harold, 25

Frank, Mr., 40

Frank, Stanley, 3, 19, 35, 40

Frankel, Jerome L., 9

Frankfort, 30

Freesland, Capt., 44

French Croix De Guerre, 34

Friedman, Aaron, 9

Friedman, Herbert J., 12

Gagne, Al, 16

Gallagher, Daniel E., 25

Gallagher, Richard P., 8

Gallichio, Richard, 8

Gerhardt, Ernest, 8

Germany, 19, 29, 31, 42, 46, 48, 49

Gerolstein, 27, 31

Gibney, Col., 48

Gibson, J. R., 25

Gilmartin, Robert A., 11

Girand, Lt. Col. Charles F., 25

Giuffre, Matthew J., 9

Glenney, Mr. (Lt. Col.) & Mrs. Walter, 15

Goldfinger, Irwin N., 38

Goldfinger, Leo J., 15, 38

Gordon, Abraham, 25

Grannis, Charles A., 25

Grant, Ian J. C., 25

Gray, Elmer J., 25

Greenspan, Harry H., 36

Greenwald, Clarence E., 25

Gribbin, John J., 11

Guiffre, Maj. & Mrs., 15

Guttmann, Klaus, 25

Hackler, Charles E., 43

Hall, Dot & John, 15

Hall, John L., 1

Halle, 21, 27, 34, 46

Hamburg, 27

Handelman, Max, 11

Harned, Dale, 44

Haughey, Hollis B., 42

Hawes, W. Bradford, 9

Hawes, Walter B., 26

Heinrich, John C., 26

Heller, H. Carter, 11

Henderson, Capt. Albert W., 25

Henne, Norm, 6

Henry, Charles D., 26

Hermance, Mr. (Sgt) & Mrs. Wes, 15

Hermance, Wes, 4

Hermance, Wesley S., 8

Hessler, Frank A., 26, 46

Hibbard, George E., 26

Hill, Beverly, 44

Hirsch, Jay C., 11

Hjerpe, Mrs. H., 15

Hohenadel, Frank A., 40

Hoover, Col. Phillip F., 48

Hoover, Phillip F., 48

Horod, Joseph S., 11

Hotel, Claypool, 43

Houston, Paul D., 26

HQ Co., Third BN, 46

Huddleston, Jarrett M., 19

Huey, John D., 46

Humphrey, Edwin D., 11

Hurley, John F., 26

Imperial War Museum, 47

Imperial War Museum London, 47

Indianapolis Star Pamphlet, 54

Jacobs, Montague H., 27

Jebens, Arthur B., 27

Jenkins, William D., 27

Jessee, Robert D., 26

Jones, Alan W., 7, 48

Jones, Gen., 3, 4, 48

Jones, Gen. & Mrs., 3, 15

Jones, Lyle J., 26

Jones, Mrs. Alan, 3

Jones, Wayman M., 42

Juster, Irvin, 27

Kane, Roger M., 27

Kaplan, Abraham, 12

Karlsruhe, 44

Karter, Oswald D., 27

Kelly, Edmond D., 9

Kelly, Russell D., 45

Kempf, William, 37

Kessler, Irving, 12

Kestenbaum, Thomas E., 16

Kimble, Robert D., 27

Kirkbride, Robert A., 27

Kirzon, Mel, 42

Klett, James R., 27

Klett, Jimmy, 36

Knisley, Thomas S., 27

Koblentz, 37

Kolas, Thomas M., 11, 40

Kommando, 31, 32, 34

Konival, Michael, 12

Koplin, Len, 15

Koplin, Leonard, 36

Kortlang, Charles, 19, 50

Kortlang, Charles E., 12

Kovalevich, Paul, 9

Kravitz, Sol, 9

Kreuder, Paul W., 27

Kriz, Howard W., 27

Laborie, G. Walter, 9

Ladyka, Victor, 1

Lambert, Arnold R., 28

Lasher, Edward, 9

Lasky, Charles S., 11

Lawrence, Lt., 13, 14

Lazzareschi, Hugo, 29

Leavitt, E. T., 6

Leavitt, Ralph, 6

Leblanc, Richard J., 29

Leibowitz, Sam, 4

Leibowitz, Samuel, 9

Leighty, Ellis E., 28

Leipzig, 21, 47

Lenahan, S/Sgt., 14

LeTellier, Louis S., 12, 28, 40

Leung, Otto You, 29

Levine, George, 11, 16

Levine, Sol, 9

Lewis, Royer K., 28

Liege, 15

Lindsay, Robert F., 29

Linkletter, George O., 28

Livesey, Col., 48

Livesey, H. B., 1, 3

Livesey, H. B., Jr., 1

Livesey, Herbert B., Jr., 8, 13, 48

Livesey, Secretary, 3

Livesey, Secretary & Mrs., 3

Locascio, George P., 8

Lolley, Winston C., 28

Longbottom, John H., 14

Lorient, 50

Lothrop, Oliver A., 15

Lothrop, Oliver A., Jr., 28, 40

Lucky Strike, 54

Luft 3, 27

Lundy, Capt. (Chaplain), 3

Lundy, Chaplain, 17

Lundy, Robert A., 8

Luneville, France, 42

Lux, John C., 28

Macaluso, Albert J., 8

Maggi, Fred, 16

Maguire, Raymond F., 8

Mahahan, Wm. T., 16

Mahan, John T., 29

Manahan, Betty & Bill (Ord), 15

March, Albert R., 29, 45

Marcinkoski, Ed., 11

Marcinkoski, Edward P., 14

Marino, Anthony J., 8

Martin, Harry F., 11

Martinson, Donald R., 9, 36

Mathews, Col., 4

Mathews, Lt. Col. Joe, 4

Matson, Charles A., 6, 16

Matthews, Lt. Col. Joseph C., 8

Maurer, Howard & Eileen, 15

Mauro, Alfred T., 11

Max, Bob, 42

McCollom, Harold, 17

McCollum, Vollie, 42

McDonough, James B., 29

McEvoy, Robert E., 14

McGregor, James P., 29

McKinnon, John J., 29

McMahon, Col. Leo T., 4

McMahon, Gen., 48

McMahon, Leo T., 48

McNulty, Peter J., 7

Meritorious Svc. Plaque, 49

Middelberg, Joseph, 9

Miller, Murray A., 8

Mock, John H., 29

Moreland, James W., 29

Morris, Paul E., 18

Morrison, Bob, 48

Morrison, R. B., 48

Morrow, Frank M., 29

Mowlds, Lyle & Mrs., 14

Mulberg, 46

Mulder, Richard G., 29

Munson, Karl F., 29

Namur, Belgium, 43

Nancy, France, 23

Negyesi, Joseph S., 9

Neigus, Irwin, 12

Newmann, Charles, 17

Northern France, 50

Nuffer, Robert L., 30

Nuremberg, 27

O'Connor, Frank A., 30

O'Donnell, Lou, 5

O'Donnell, Mrs., 3

Ohrstrom, Raymond B., 16, 30

O'Keefe, James, 9

Olson, Clifford E., 19

Oxford, 42

Paris, 6, 40, 43, 44

Perlman, Bill, 41

Perlman, William, 1

Perrin, Brig. Gen. Herbert T., 4

Perrin, Gen., 13, 14, 48

Perrin, Herbert T., 48

Peterson, Peter J., 30

Pfaff, Donald F., 8

Phillips, George F., 30

Pierce, Waldo B., 8

Piha, Mr. (Capt) & Mrs. Morris, 15

Pirrone, Joseph P., 8

Podworny, Edward C., 41

Pollard, Jack M., 30

Prall, William E., 7

Prewett, Edward A., 30

Price, Dave, 3

Price, David S., 1, 12

Prisoner Of War, 49

Prum, 31

Pusan, Frank, 30

Rain, John C., 31

Raraspeck, William J., 15

Reed, Charles E., 30

Reid, Col., 13, 48

Reider, George S., 31

Remetta, Joseph, 31

Rennes, 48

Rennes, France, 31, 36

Rhine, 50

Richards, Jimmie Lee, 19

Richards, Louise E., 19

Ricks, Jim, 45

Risteen, Richard N., 16

Robinson, Richard R., 44

Rochford, Jos. A., 39

Rosenberg, Herbert A., 35

Rosenberg, Winfield, 31

Rosenfeld, Herbert, 11

Rosenthal, Norman F., 17, 38

Ross, Frank E., 38

Rouen, 6

Rowe, Forrest G., 31

Ruth, Clarence J., 11

Ruthauser, Bert, 8

Sampson, George C., 31

Sandberg, Robert E., 45

Sandel, Henry, 14

Saturday Evening Post, 3, 13, 19, 35, 40, 41, 54

Scherer, Robert, 12

Schiro, Frank, 32

Schlosser, Bill, 6

Schneider, Ernest E., 7

Schonberg, Belgium, 19

Schwartz, Murray A., 32

Schwartz, Robert E., 31

Schwille, George W., 9, 16

Sedans, Mrs. Claude L., 19

Showers, James E., 31

Siegrist, Howard B., 6

Skillman, William R., 32

Smar, Joseph J., 32

Smoler, Irwin C., 11

Snyder, Walter M., 38

Soracoe, Robert J., 31

Souers, Capt., 4

Souers, Loren E., 9

Sparks, Ronald C., 32

Speakman, Hubert, 15

St. Nazaire, 50

St. Vith, 17

Stalag III-A, 23, 29

Stalag III-B, 23

Stalag IV-A, 22, 24, 31

Stalag IV-B, 6, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 34, 46

Stalag IV-D, 25, 32

Stalag IV-F, 23, 29, 32

Stalag IX-A, 21, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 34

Stalag IX-B, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 34

Stalag VI-G, 17

Stalag VII-A, 27

Stalag VIII A, 20

Stalag X-B, 31

Stalag X-C, 31

Stalag XI-B, 26

Stalag XII-A, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 31, 32

Stars and Stripes, 3, 42

Steed, Ralph G., 31

Stern, Stewart H., 44

Steward, James, 42

Stewart, Robert R., 31

Stiles, Vincent A., 15, 46

Stockholm, 11

Stokes, Harry, 41

Stone, T/Sgt., 37

Stormes, Ben, 42

Stout, Col., 3, 4

Stout, Col. & Mrs., 3

Stout, Col. Robert P., 8

Strehle, Robert A., 32

Stringer, Robert S., 31

Stroh, Gen., 48, 49

Stuart, James T., 11

Suchy, Robert C., 31

Sullivan, Lloyd J., 31

Sutherland, 1st Lt. Joshua P., 6

Swanson, Carl W., 15, 34

Swisher, Orville T., 32

Switzer, Byron W., 32

Swope, Donald M., 31

Sylvester, Virginia & Ken (Capt), 15

Synder, Walter M., 15

Task Force, 25

Tatje, Bob, 11

Taunton, Mass, 41

Taylor, Hal R., 34

Taylor, John J., 9

Taylor, Lt. Col. Jerome G., 13

Telfer, Richard G., 32

Tennessee Maneuvers, 40

'The Glorious Collapse Of The 106th, 41

Thomas, H. W., 20

Thomas, Patrick V., 20

Topolski, Edward M., 17

Topolski, Mrs. A., 17

Truchsess, Warren F., 33

Tschumpert, Roy F., 34

Turrentine, Julian A., 34

Utah, Albert G., 50

Vecchione, Edward J., 9

Vick, Jessie A., 34

Von Rundstedt, 42

Vonachen, Donald F., 34

Walsh, Charles S., 34

Wanne, 13

Warner, George H., 15

Warner, Herbert R., 6

Wax, Julius H., 34

Weaver, Carl A., 34

Wentzel, Roy L., 37

Werner, A. V., 40

West Point, 6

Westphal, Lawrence H., 34

Weymouth, 8

White, Elbert C., 34

Wilber, Clinton H., 11

Williams, Earle B., 34

Willment, Capt., 4

Wilson, Jack, 15, 44

Wilson, John D., 16

Witt, William E., 40

Woodson, David H., 15, 42

Woodson, David T., 17, 42

Woodson, Mr. & Mrs. David H., 17

Woodson, Mrs. D. H., 15

Yakubik, John A., 34

York, Ivon, 34

Zicker, Gordon B., 8

Zorn, Seymour H., 12