The CUB

Vol. 3, No. 8, Mar., 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.

 

ROSTERS FOR PERSONAL USE

     We've had about 150 requests by members for lists of the members of their companies or batteries or even battalions and also lists for all former 106 GI's in certain cities. We've felt like heels for not complying with the requests but just plain couldn't do it. First we didn't have the time (the requests so far we estimate would take one clerk nearly a year to fulfill) and we didn't dare send the original lists because they are the only ones in existence and accidents are sure to happen. Our files, on 3x5 index cards, are by individual and by cities and states, not by units. Also the great majority of the rosters in the 422 and 423 are alphabetical, making no distinction as to time of service and included men who served only a few days at Jackson, or Atterbury, or maybe only in the reconstituted units after V-E Day. Some companies have rosters of over a thousand. However, just today we had a request for a list of all the 106ers in the city of Chicago, and an offer to pay for it. This is OK as we share office space with a stenographic service which will gladly do the work for a modest stipend namely 1 ½c a name. So if you want a roster, any size, and are willing to pay for it at cost, let us know which one, we'll tell you how many names there are on it, you send us a check and we'll forward the list. This whole thing sounds sordid and commercial but it may be a solution to the situation.

 

 

MEMORIAL FUND

The following subscriptions to the Memorial Fund have been received since the report given in the January-February issue of the CUB:

E. F. Monrod

$1.00

Robert A. Strehle

2.00

Pfc Peter A. Soto

1.00

William R. Simpson

1.50

Chapin F. Warner

2.00

Mrs. H. J. Hjerpe

1.00

Leo J. Fisher

2.00

Accrued interest

1.20

CONTRIBUTIONS LISTED

$ 11.70

PREVIOUSLY CONTRIBUTED

652.10

TOTAL IN FUND TO DATE

$663.80

 

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

Total members thru 31 December 1936 811

January 1947         33

Membership as of 31 January      844

In addition to 844 members, in the period July 1946 to January 1947, 13 paid subscriptions were received for the CUB.

 

MYSTERY CONTRIBUTION TO SCHOLARSHIP FUND

     Sometimes the letters we get here are most intriguing. One member wrote in from the Philippines to join, saying he'd heard of the Association by "devious means too strange to mention." Now how the heck did he get a CUB way out there last September? Another just wrote in telling the same story from Puerto Rico. Sometimes we here at Assn. CP are just busting with curiosity.

     Some cause a little catch in the throat. We've just received a money order for the Memorial Scholarship Fund. E. F. Monrad, Seattle. No letter, no instructions, no record of such a person in the files of the Association. Relative? Sweetheart? Friend? A GI thinking of those days in the Ardennes and a comrade who did not come back? Just a kindly hearted civilian who heard of the Fund? Whatever his or her motives, a grateful "Thank you" on behalf of the Fund.

 

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COLONEL REID MOUNTS THE SOAP BOX (He Says)

Dear Livesey:

     Your letter dated 18 November reached me in early December just as I was "taking off" to become the Chief of a Military Mission to one of our sister republics in Latin America (Venezuela. to be specific).

     In order that I might comply with the request contained in your letter that I furnish you with the story of the 424th Infantry Regiment in the Bulge, I brought your letter with me. At this time (very late in December 1946), I am writing my response from the tropics—far from the ice and snow of northeastern United States. And similarly, far from the ice and snow that so many of us got to know all too well during the Battle of the Bulge.

     In direct reply to your letter, Livey, let me say first of all that I heartily endorse the idea of a 106th Division Association and the publication of a 106th Division paper. In witness of the foregoing endorsement, I append my check for membership and would have done so sooner had I known that such an association existed. (Unfortunately. for me, my entrance into the hospital after being wounded and my subsequent reassignment to another division precluded my attendance at the founders meeting which, I am told, took place in Karlsruhe in August 1945). To summarize, then, I think you have undertaken a worthy project, I consider that you are entitled to loyal support, and as far as I am concerned you shall have it.

     Now then, I come to your request for the story of the 424th in the Bulge. It is not my intention to evade an issue. There are certain remarks which I would like to make through your publication, but it is neither my intention nor my desire to refight the Battle of the Bulge from the viewpoint of the 424th Infantry. If I am adopting a position which differs from that of Colonel Descheneaux of the 422nd or from that of Colonel Cavender of the 423rd. each of whom is an old and esteemed friend, I am most regretful for my failure to conform.

     I do feel, however, that there is no point in reviewing the story of the 424th Infantry in the Battle of the Bulge. Those who still live to remember the stirring days of approximately two years ago (as this is written) will recall, far more vividly than lies within my power, the events in complete detail which transpired during that critical period. Those who did not return are enshrined forever in our memories by the heroic manner in which they gave "that last full measure of devotion" for our country and for the cause for which it stood.

     Rather would I prefer to pay a much deserved compliment to the members of the 424th Infantry, living or dead, who responded so creditably "when the chips were down." Without taking the time to consider the details contained therein, I take direct exception to Mr. Frank's article in the Saturday Evening Post of 9 November 1946. I arise to declare that there was NO COLLAPSE of the 106th Division (glorious or otherwise). In fact, it is outside my ability to conceive of a "glorious collapse." From what I know and from what I have been told by those who know, the 422nd and the 423rd gave their all, but due to the extended frontage which was held and the great force of the offensive blow which was dealt them, they were finally overwhelmed. The 424th, after counterattacking and restoring their original position on 16 December, held their original position throughout 17 December and, on orders from Division Headquarters, withdrew from their original position on the night of 17 December. Thus, Mr. Frank, "the little man who wasn't there," in my opinion errs seriously in his use of the word "collapse” in the title of his article.

     The item which stands out preeminently in my own mind is the manner in which the personnel of the Regiment reacted to the critical situation. To the everlasting credit of the members of the 424th Infantry, I have nothing but admiration for the manner in which they reacted to the one punch "championship-winning" blow (as the Krauts hoped) which the 424th received. Such behavior demonstrated again the basic will of the average American man to FIGHT, with bare fists if necessary, no matter what the odds appear to be.

     But I do not choose to end my letter upon that note. (Those of the 424th who recall clearly will say: "The old S-O-B is up on his soap box again!") To that charge, I plead: "Entirely Guilty." But to what purpose have we fought a war if we do not form—and adhere to—some fixed ideas to govern our post-war thought and behavior? If my readers are honest with me and with themselves, I daresay that most of them will admit that at some time during our action against the enemy they had the same reaction which I had on certain occasions: "Here we are—an allegedly civilized people—expending our every effort to blast from the face of the earth, our opponents—the Germans. And they—an allegedly civilized

 

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people—are conversely expending their every effort to blast us into eternity:” The incongruity of the whole situation impressed itself upon me occasionally—but I had little time and less ability or inclination to do anything about it. The primary consideration at that time was to stop the Krauts and then to start kicking HELL out of them! However, the point I am building up to—and without guile or indirectness—is that you surviving members of the 424th Infantry NOW have a means at your disposal to do "something about it." At the time you were experiencing the unpleasantness of war, I'll wager that you said to yourself: "I hope my kid never has to go thru this." Maybe you didn't have a "kid" at that time, but there was a girl waiting for you when (and if) you came back —and you had hopes!

     But from what you have seen of our own people during your training in the States, from what you've seen of the various nationalities in Europe with whom you came in contact, from what you have seen of conditions in that part of Europe in which you served, are you ready to say that we as a nation are ready for disarmament? Are you ready to say that our surest means of avoiding another war is to be impotent—totally unable to defend ourselves but willing to demonstrate our faith by our impotence—or would you say that our best bet to avoid a repetition of what you saw is to be ready to come out of our corner when challenged in a reasonable state of training and at a reasonable "fighting weight?" There is with all of us a distinct tendency to forget the unpleasant features of an experience, more so as time softens the losses we suffer. But, if you would be true to yourselves and to your sons and daughters, it is incumbent upon you to remember enough of the unpleasantness which you experienced so that you will be determined to assist in establishing conditions which will spare them similar unpleasantness in the future.

     My best friends and my most severe critics will agree that I'll never get off my soap box until I have made my point. At long last, then, my point is this: Until you members of the 424th are convinced that by your collective weakness (or by your collective lack of preparedness) you will be assured that you and your loved ones will be spared a repetition of the Bulge or its equivalent, it is your solemn duty as responsible citizens to be assured that your country is adequately prepared. This you can and must do by taking an active and effective interest in our national affairs and in our national policies.

     I know that the foregoing sentiments will be interpreted by some as "an effort on the part of the military to hang on to their jobs”. I am equally certain that 99.9% of the so-called military with whom I have come in contact during more than twenty-three years of service will gladly agree with me that they stand ready and most willing to "turn in their suits" on the least reliable indication that their services are no longer required. In closing, please accept my apology for taking this opportunity to "climb up on my soap box" again. When I took command of your Regiment on 23 August 1944, I told you in all honesty and in complete sincerity that it was my chief objective to help you make your Regiment the kind of a regiment in which you would he proud to have served. If, during the comparatively short time I was with you, I had some part in achieving that objective, I am both glad and proud. But you have now re-joined the larger organization from which you came to the 424th; you are again active members of "Civilians, U.S.A." And the remarks I have just made to you "from my soap box" have been made in the same spirit and with the same—but more comprehensive—objective as were my remarks when I became "The Old Man" of the 424th.

     To each of you, I desire to say that I am proud to have had the privilege of commanding your Regiment in action and that I wish for each of you the full measure of success and happiness which you so richly deserve.

Sincerely,

A. D. REID.

Colonel, Infantry

 

CHANGES OF ADDRESS

Ronald C. Sparks, 1141 Hollins Street, Baltimore 23, Md.—NEW ADDRESS: Wittman, Md.

 

Lt. Col. Max J. Roadruck, G-1 Sec AGF, Pentagon Bldg. Washington 25. D. C.—NEW ADDRESS: G-5 Section, Hq Antilles Dept. APO 851. c/o Postmaster, Miami. Fla.

 

Pfc Peter A. Soto, Hq Det 501st MP Bit. APO 851. c/o Postmaster, Miami. Fla.—NEW ADDRESS: 542 MP Sv Co. APO 851. c/o Postmaster, Miami, Fla.

 

Tiller E. Carter, Mexio. Tex.—NEW ADDRESS: George West, Tex.

 

Pfc Ellis Osborne, Hq 580th QM Bn, APO 124, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y.—NEW ADDRESS: 616th QM Depot Co (S), APO 170, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y.

 

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COLONEL GIRAND HONORS CAPTAIN COMER

Box 524 Roanoke, La. January 24. 1947

Dear Colonel Livesey:

     I was particularly interested in Colonel Stout's account of the importance of the plans captured at the beginning of the Ardennes Battle, which appeared in the recent issue of the CUB. I say this because one of the officers who recognized the importance of the plans when captured, and saw to it that the plans were placed in the proper hands for immediate dispatch to Regimental Headquarters, was recommended for a Meritorious Award based on the superb handling of his company during the attack and on his capture and evaluation of the German attack plans. The recommendation was turned down by the Division Awards Board, who classed these achievements as routine. The officer was Captain Richard J. Comer, commanding Company K, 424th Infantry. The German Battalion commander referred to in Colonel Stout's article was captured with his staff and guards by a group consisting of myself, Captain Lee Berwick—Bn S-3. Lieut. Leslie Struble—Bn S-2 (Deceased KIA) Lieut. Wm. Shakespeare, and a rifleman.

     It may be of interest to know the full story of these plans, their capture and disposition in the combat zone. The Third Battalion, 424th Infantry, was in position just South of the Prum—Winterspelt—St. Vith road, centering on the village of Heckhuscheid, Germany; with Company L. commanded by Captain Ben Bartell on the left of the town, and Company K, commanded by Captain Comer occupying the town. On the morning of December 16th, German troops attacked all along the line, breaking through between the two front line companies and overrunning most of Company L's positions. Captain Bartell reformed his men and took up positions on a ridge to the rear of his former positions, limiting the advance of the enemy, and prepared to counterattack to recover his former positions. Captain Bartell had informed me of the situation before his company CP was overrun, and when I could no longer contact him by phone or radio, I told the 424th Regimental Commander, Colonel Reid, that I was going to alert Company I for a counterattack and go forward to find out the situation. Taking the Battalion S-2 and S-3 along, with one rifleman and a messenger from Company I, we started forward on foot towards Company L. About halfway we met Lieut. Shakespear, whose machine gun platoon was attached to Company L who gave us the situation. Sending the runner from Company I back to bring up the Company for the counterattack, we continued our trip towards Company L. The terrain was thickly wooded, and we were suddenly confronted by Germans. Lt. Shakespear "got the drop on them" with his Carbine and we made the group our prisoners, to find that we had captured the German Battalion Commander, his reconnaissance officer, and two guards with Burp guns. Contents of the German commander's map case showed his objective for that day to be Krombach, Belgium. (The Germans entered Krombach on the night of December 22-23). Sending Lt. Struble back with the papers and the prisoners, we continued on to contact Captain Bartell and plan the counterattack to restore his positions. This very successful counterattack restored all positions by noon of the 16th, captured some 200-odd Germans, and killed a far greater number. Over 100 prisoners were captured by a small group under the direction of Captain Berwick, for which he was awarded the Silver Star medal. During this time Company K had repulsed several attacks, some at the point of the bayonet; and between attacks being subjected to severe nebelwerfer fire (screaming meemi.) which demolished the town of Heckhuscheid. During the close fighting in the town, a German officer was wounded and captured. His papers were immediately examined by Captain Comer, and discovering that he had the plan of the German attack, he risked his life to get in touch with me to see that these plans would receive top priority in their dispatch through channels to the proper people. I instructed Major Knapp, the Battalion Executive Officer, to see that these papers and officer prisoners were immediately sent hack to regimental headquarters. Later, I found out from Lieut. Struble the importance of the papers and marked maps that were captured that day, and since that time the capture of the plans and their subsequent value to our operations has received wide publicity. The handling of these papers immediately subsequent to their capture was not routine, as every Jerry soldier had a pocket full of letters, papers, etc., and it took real work to separate the valuable material from the run-of-the-mill stuff that we picked up that day—especially since it was printed or written in German. Once Captain Comer realized the value of the papers carried by the wounded officer, he returned to his company CP from his forward position, where he was directing the defense of his company's position, through nebelwerfer and artillery fire to contact me and get the papers started to the rear.

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suitable award in recognition of his fine work in directing the defense of his positions, and for his, alertness in handling these captured plans. The recommendation was returned to the regiment with the notation that he should be given a letter of commendation, as it was felt that Captain Comer's achievements were routine for a Company Commander. After reading in many publications of the value of the information we gathered that morning, and the effort under difficulties to see that the information reached the proper people in time to do the most good, the least we could do was to see that the people concerned with gathering this information should have been rewarded. Many Legion of Merit Medals were given for less, as we all know, yet Comer could not rate anything better than a Letter of Commendation. Lieut. Struble, Bn S-2, occupies a grave in Belgium as the result of shrapnel wounds in Brecht, Belgium—but so far as I know, his name has never been mentioned in connection with his efforts in rounding up the information at the Bn CP and getting it back to regiment.

     I would appreciate your publishing this information in the CUB so that the full story and credit for the capture of the important material could receive wide publication.

Sincerely,

CHARLES F. GIRAND

Lt. Col. Inf.-Res.

 

P.S.---One of the things which immediately impressed us that something was going on in a big way, was that the German troops captured immediately threw-off their steel helmets and put on their long-billed caps. Asked why, they replied that it was to keep from being identified with the Americans. This bit of information went back along with the papers, and tied-in with their orders as published. I still have one of their flashlights with the red and green (blue??) disks that I picked up as a souvenir that day.

 

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

Richard J. Comer, Glennville Plantation. Pitts-view P. O., Ala.: "The CUB is truly a great magazine, and you and the other fellows deserve all the credit in the world. Fellows from other outfits that see it and hear about it agree with me 100%. Here's wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!"

 

John D. Wilson, 980 Grant Avenue, Rockford, III.: "Well boys, here's the scoop. I was on a fifty man Commando at the town of Heidenau and Pirna (on the Elbe river) south of Dresden. We had a pretty decent guard among the four we had and on two different occasions he brought a camera out to the lager and got some shots of the whole group and also some of smaller groups of our boys. About a third to a half of the fifty were 106th boys with the 2nd Div. , the 28th Div. and the 99th Div. also represented. Two different boys had different sets of these pictures in case you're interested in getting hold of them. One of these fellows is Roman A. Szopinski. 3100 W. 44th St.. Chicago 32, III. The other is William Welle I who was our Vetraunsman on the Commando). Welle lives somewhere in California (I haven't his address) but I think Szopinski would have it. !loth of these boys are 106th boys and I think they would be as interested as I ant in the Association." John is a former member of Co. H 422.

 

T/4 Charles A. Follansbee, 31302244, Ward A-4. Station Hospital. Camp Stoneman, Calif.: "Have reenlisted in the Army and am in the hospital. I may he leaving for Pacific duty soon.

I wish the December issue of the CUB to be sent to me here at the hospital. This magazine means a great deal to me as the Division was my real life in the Army and I have not seen anything yet to compare with it."

 

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Franklin Barlow. 30 Baldwin Street, Hudson. Ohio: "I have heard recently from a number of our Lionmen—Mary Busch, Koplin, Bill Jones our former ‘publications' wizard, Freddie Farris, Lanzana the stencil artist, and of course my old boss. Sure got a kick out of hearing from them and am looking forward to our first reunion. Wish I could have joined your New York group. You're doing a grand job on the CUB."

 

James R. Klett, 1054 Cornwall Road, Lebanon. Pa.: "Had planned to attend the dinner (16 December) but to my sorrow I received this announcement on December 18th, two days late. Here's hoping it was a great success and that another will follow in the near future."

 

Murray A. Schwartz, 1035 S. W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Fla.: "The work you are doing at the Association CI' is truly wonderful, and to say the least admirable. In an attempt to help, I have gone around through the University here at Gainesville and have managed to get a list of names of men who were formerly attached to the 106th. You will find this list enclosed. Since I was limited in my facilities, all that I was able to get was their names and addresses, the remainder of the information you desire won't be too difficult once you have sent them your brochure telling of the Division and the Association."

 

Chaplain John B. Day, 5536 Pershing Avenue. St. Louis 12. Mo.: "Congratulations to you and your staff for the fine work you are doing. The CUB has been coming regularly and I thoroughly enjoy reading it from cover to cover. At present, I am at home awaiting a new assignment. Since coming home from Europe I have had four: Fort Douglas. O'Reilly General Hospital, Jefferson Barracks and Percy Jones General Hospital. So, at least for the time being, must use my home address, Best wishes to all for 1947."

 

William S. Reisman. 40 Willow Drive. New Rochelle. N. Y.: "The enclosed blank is sent on behalf of my lazy brother-in-law. Harry McKinley who has evinced great interest in the Association and its activities; but is so busy hunting and fishing that I know he'll never get around to joining. Accordingly I'm sending him a membership as a birthday present. A bit unorthodox perhaps; but every member counts. Keep meaning to drop in on you and somehow never get around to it. Have a car now so I've no excuse.

Incidentally, is President Dave Price the same guy from Buffalo that went to Brown University with me? He was Zeta Psi, Class of '39 and married Audrey Smith from Buffalo." (Ed. yes)

 

Hansel D. Leech. Rt. #1, Smithville,

"I was formerly a member of the 106th (Co F .12:1) but left as a replacement while at Fort Jackson. I served with the 34th Division overseas."

 

From Colonel Manahan's wife (Div Ord Officer). Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.: "Just wonderful to get all the Division news thru the CUB. Bill met the retiring board in San Antonio and is home on administrative sick leave waiting the action of the War Dept. We are also expecting to get into our new home in the next few months —as construction is nearly completed. It is a very lovely two story stone mansion! Southern colonial with the four columns in front in a natural setting with a lovely mountain view. We are naturally very anxious for that last big move —our stuff is still in storage. Bill said to tell you he saw Col. Bishop at Ft. Sam Houston. As we left Ft. Sill last summer we stopped by Bowman's in Okla. City and bad a nice visit—also reviewed the many movie shots he took overseas. Please keep us informed about the Division reunion. We'd just love to see some of the old crowd. Be seeing you in the CUB!"

 

G. Francois Beulle, 274 Paw Paw Avenue, Benton Harbor, Mich.: "In the list of Memorial Fund contributions. I find a Mrs. Anne M. Wehe's name published. I'm inclined to believe that her husband was a former buddy of mine in Camp McCoy, Wis. and Camp Atterbury, Ind. He was in the 422 of the 106th. I should appreciate information about him. There was a fellow T/5 Varner) also of the 422 who was in the Heavy Weapons Co (machine gun section). He lived in the south part of St. Louis. Mo. Would like to hear about him. A close buddy of mine up on the Schnee Eiffel, was a Pvt. Harold Beaudreau of Boise, Idaho. He was ammo bearer in mortar squad, Co C 423. Let me know about him." Last September we received a five dollar check from Mrs. Anne M. Wehe. There was no letter enclosed nor was any indication given as to what disposition we were to make of the check. We immediately wrote, received no answer and wrote again to advise Mrs. Wehe that the money had been deposited in the Memorial Fund. Our record on Mervin Wehe gives no information other than the home address (729 W. 2d Street, Chico, California) and unit (Co 422). Regarding the other men you inquire

 

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about. I'm sorry we have no record whatsoever of either Varner or Beaudreau or Beandreau). However, your request for information will be published in the CUB with the hope that anyone recognizing these names will write you.

 

Lewis H. Walker. 11 Woodland Place, San Rafael, Calif.: "Colonel Matthews has asked me to contact you with relation to your mimeographed letter to him of July 8 and a letter of July 9 to Colonel Greene. Paragraph IV, General Order No. 7, extract undated but undoubtedly of 1946 issue, Headquarters U. S. Forces, European Theatre awarded the Silver Star Medal, posthumously to T/Sgt Samuel F. Baxter. 34150781. 2d machine gun Platoon Sergeant Co H 422 Id, 106th Div. If you and Colonel Dupuy care for it, I would be glad to write the actions of two platoons of Co H that stood up to a whole regiment of German self-propelled panzer 76 until our ammunition was gone and 9 of us killed and 32 or so wounded, all in 5 minutes. Of the three officers involved, I was the only one to come home. Over the last 16 months Colonel Matthews and I have built up a considerable file." Yes, by all means write Colonel R. Ernest Dupuy. He is working on the last copy so the sooner you write the better. Send a carbon copy to me for insertion in the CUB. I find the stories on the individual units are really appreciated.

 

Jack J. McGuire, 347 Whipple Street. Fall River. Mass.: "I have just returned from a visit with Major Mowlds and his charming wife and really enjoyed talking over old times and friends who were with the Division. I am now on terminal leave and will be out of the Army on the 19th of January. I have been with the First Army, Provost Marshal Section as the Prison Officer. At one time I had twenty-two prisons under my supervision. I intended visiting you on several occasions but was always sidetracked. I'd like to join the Association and subscribe to the CUB so am enclosing four dollars in this letter for that and the pin. If this is not enough let me know and I will gladly forward the rest to you. The Major suggested that I get in touch with whoever is writing the history of the Division as I recalled many things to his mind that he had forgotten. The best to all the boys.

 

Cpl Charles W. Fraser, 32180894. ',Med Des. Brooke Gen, Hosp., Ft. Sam Houston. Tex.: "I look forward to receiving the CUB every month —really enjoy it—and think you are doing a grand job. How about a story on the 331st Med Bn in a forthcoming issue of the CUB?"

 

Samuel S. Blandford, Easton, Md.: "You have done a beautiful job on the organizing of the Association. My most sincere congratulations. When I signed up I thought I was: joining just another of these veteran groups. Now, after reading several copies of the CUB I find I am in a very select outfit. Always had that idea of being select while in the 106th but lost it after spending seven weeks at Lucky Strike. I was busy cooling my heels there when the Division went thru. May I make a few requests and then give you a few names that you may not have for the roster. I never saw a copy of the Stars and Stripes story.. Am enclosing a dollar in the hope that you can sell me ten copies of it. Would also like a copy of the Lucky Strike edition of the CUB if .any are still on hand. Also a copy of the Indianapolis Star story if they are still available. Do you have the address of William H. Welker? He was a Pfc in Co G 424 and KIA December 17, 1944. I was with him up to the last and would like to get in touch with his family. As I recall it was either Greensboro or Goldsboro, N. C. I am back on my old job in my same old territory that I had before entering service. I manage the agency force for Farm Bureau Insurance in five counties in Maryland. It surely is good to hear news of the boys who were in there with us. I appreciate especially the stories of 422 and 423 that were written up. It had been my understanding that they were captured only a few hours after the scrap started. The 424 took a beating but all we did was hold a while and then withdraw. The others deserve a lot of credit for not only were they taking all that we got but also had to maneuver and attack when they mere almost certain it was hopeless. My hat is off to them. May I put in my vote for a convention December 16, 1947 in Indianapolis. Best of luck on your continued success."

 

Harold J. Abrams. 163 Powell Lane. Upper Darby, Pa.: "I would like to take this time to thank the 106th Id Div Assoc for their fine issues which I have received. During the short time which I spent with the 106th Division I had gotten to know a lot of fine fellows. With my transfer to the 65th Signal Battalion I left behind a lot of friendships which I am glad to say I can pick up again by reading the editions of the CUB. I believe that the .Association is carrying on a fine job and that I can in a small way help in a worthy cause. Here's wishing the Association the best of luck. I am throwing in my vote for a reunion in the following summer to be held in Philadelphia."

 

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Carlton D. Russell, 1326 Meyer Street, Augusta. Ga.: "Here's wishing a happy new year to all the 106th Veterans and especially to those who make the publishing of the CUB possible. In case you're not up on what I'm doing now—I’m a student in Business Administration at Ala. Polytechnic Inst. at Auburn. Ala.

 

Eldon I. Miedema,  Rt #2, Holmen. Wis.: "Just a few lines to let you know I enjoy the CUB very much and I also want to put in a plug to hold the ‘47 convention its Indianapolis. I was with the 106th from activation until taken prisoner in the Bulge and I don't believe I ever enjoyed myself so much as when stationed at Camp Atterbury with liberty in Indianapolis."

 

Richard H. Allen, 310 E. Chestnut Street, Crawfordsville, Ind.: After 22 months in hospitals I’m out now and on terminal leave -- discharge to be mailed January 28, 1947. Look forward to each issue of the CUB and would like to have one of the Lucky Strike editions. Also agree that Cedric Foster be made an honorary member. Here's my vote for Indianapolis for a convention as the gov’t is so -- slow on my pension etc. I couldn't go anyplace else. You couldn't print my opinion of anyone who would turn ex-combat men in for AWOL. (You asked for suggestions on the letter the mother wrote about her son being AWOL from rest camp. Oct. issue.) I haven't forgotten the Memorial Fund but right at the present time I will have to pass."

 

Oliver A. Lothrop, Jr., 91 Neshobe Road, Waban, Mass., "I was very much interested in the article on the 423rd in the last CUB. I was in Co B at that time and this article has given me my first clear picture of the situation. I don't think many in the outfit had a reason for those cross country marches and sudden outbursts of firing to our front on our flanks the last night. I still needed the CUB you had a picture of Co G Machine Gun Section but you didn't specify which regiment they belonged to.” (Ed. 423

 

Robert F. Lindsay, 2918 Clermont Avenue, Pittsburgh 27,  “I'm certainly glad to be out of the hospital after twenty months of hospitalization due to circumstances . . . yes, just circumstances. I had two major operations on my lungs and now I seem to be getting along fine. For a while I didn't think I would get very much of my weight back but now the trend is upward. I reached the 165 lb. stage of my 180 lb. limit. Those Army doctors with all their fooling around did an excellent job in spite of it all. My hats off to them. Also to a very fine English doctor in Germany who kept me going when things were  really tough. I believe his name was Walker. I was its hospital near Chemnitz. I'm sorry I couldn't make the first big reunion but I hope to make the next one. With the best of luck on your fine project and sincere hope that it will greatly benefit those who are suffering great losses this Christmas and New Year. I am a staunch backer of your Ideals. Member of the 106th division since March 15, 1943 and still going strong. I believe my mother was a member of the original Agony Grapevine. Mr. Frampton would know more than I would on that."

 

Sherod Collins, Jr., Box 133, Waycross, Ga.: "I am writing to ask for a couple of things - but first want to say how much I am enjoying our Division Paper. I think the organization is a fine thing and you are to be congratulated on a project well done, and at the same time you have my sympathy for taking on such a job. I would appreciate hearing from any of my buddies of the 423 Id that are in a writing mood. I was with the 423 from December 1943 until August 1, 1945 serving with H Co and with Svc Co (Regt. mail room). At the time of leaving the outfit I went to school at the University of Nancy, France, for four months, later coming home with cadre from the 19th Repple Depple in January 1946. I would have liked to have attended the get-together in New York City recently but it was a bit far on such short notice for us Rebels down here. I trust it was a success and I hope to be there next time. Since returning to civilian life I have returned to the post office, being money order records clerk here in Waycross. If at any time I can be of help to the outfit please call on me.

 

Lester LeCompte, Jr., 1313 Hoyt Avenue, Indianapolis 3, Ind.: "I am employed by Eli Lilly. & Co. now and doing research work in the Pharmacological Dept. I am enjoying the work very much and am planning to attend school next spring. Keep up the good work gentlemen and wishing you a very Merry Christmas."

 

W. Lyle Mowlds, Dept. of Public Instruction, State of Delaware, Dover, Dela.: "Lt. Kaufman of Sig. Co. stopped in today on his way to the Pacific Coast and Japan. He looks swell."

 

Dr. John H. Longbottom, 1459 Yates Avenue, Linwood, Pa.: —A long time ago I joined the 422nd Infantry Regiment as Information and Education officer. After the Bulge I was in command

 

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of the Division Casual Company. When the 422nd Inf was reorganized I was Regt S-2, Regt S-3 and I&E officer. Anyhow the point is that when Lt. Ed Bouldin dropped in from Walter Reed the other night he lent me 3 copies of the CUB. It was great to learn of the wonderful interest being shown in the Division Association. Frankly, I had my doubts back at Camp Lucky Strike where we met for the first time. I am proud that those doubts were never realized and we do have a successful organization. Please count on me to lend any and all possible support towards furthering the fine efforts already made. One makes a lot of friends in an outfit like the 106th and I have so many to ask about, I’d be ashamed to even list them. Please send regular copies of the CUB and I'll hope to eventually learn of them all. At the present time I am Chief Chemist for A. H. Wirz Inc. manufacturers of collapsible tubs for tooth pastes,. shaving cream, ointments, etc.

 

Lt. Col. Milt Glatterer and better half Louise send a post card from Lucerne, Switzerland (X marks our room), on their way back from furlough in Rome, (Business of Livesey biting his fingernails with envy.) Address them Hq USFET, G-5 Division, APO 757. c/o Postmaster. New York. N. Y.

 

Raymond S. Marens, 25 Arlington Street, Lawrence, Mass.: “Upon receiving this month’s issue of the ever welcome CUB. I was very pleased to see the photo of my old gang. And on the front page too! Yesiree, those were the good old days! I see that you still have the S&S 32 page booklet of our Division in the Bulge. I would appreciate very much one of these and also I would like one of those pamphlets on the “Story of Americas 106th Infantry Division” excerpts from a broadcast by Cedric Foster and ‘The Heroic 106th’ reprints from the Indianapolis Star. I hope I'm not too late to receive one of these as I enjoy very much reading about what exactly did happen. Like most of us, I imagine, I never was quite sure of what was really going on at the time, and believe me the CUB has just about brought me up to date on the real story. So keep up the good work fellows and so long for now."

 

Raymond S. Marcus, 5528 Jackson Street, Pittsburgh 6, Pa.: “I received my copy of the CUB today and as usual it made very fine reading. From the list of men's names and address, I have made up quite a list of the men in my old company. When the list is complete I hope to be- able to get around to seeing them. As I write this letter, in a city about 500 miles from here, a group of men are sitting down to eat a meal which commemorates the second anniversary of the Bulge. My heart and thoughts are with the boys tonight. I would liked to have made the trip but unfortunately the University of Pittsburgh has not as yet begun Christmas Recess. I'll by at the next gathering. I hope.”

 

Francis J. Dobe, 261 Belmont Street, Manchester, N. H.: "Lt. Robert R. Wessels displayed supreme bravery and skill. We of Co C 422 Inf. feel his leadership beyond the line of duty deserves the Congressional Medal of Honor. I would like to write an article for publication in the CUB on Lt. Wessels activities during the Battle of the Bulge and on the long march to prison camp.

 

Robert N. Ackerman, Apt #2, 2003 North Street, Boulder, Colo.: “Want to correspond with anyone who knew me, or any others considering vacation or location in Colorado.” (former unit Hq Btry 590th)

 

Vincent A. Stiles, 163 Salem Avenue, Dayton, Ohio: -“I have just finished reading the back copies of the CUB; for the second time and I just can’t believe that I am a member of such a fine organization with such a marvelous publication, many noteworthy aims, and fast growing and long lasting comradeship. You, the other officers, and the directors deserve the highest praise for the efforts put forth in the past and have my best wishes for continued success. I wait anxiously for the next issue of the CUB.”

 

Charles L. Smith, P.O. Box 24, Ft. Loudon, Pa.: “Am in the candy business and have little time to myself. My sincere wishes and best of luck and success to everyone who has made this Association possible. This is one thing we all hoped for while POW's.”

 

John Reynolds, 886 Madison Street, Brooklyn 21. N. Y.: “Would you please ask men of Co H 424 during February, 1945 to contact me. I will reply immediately on receipt of letters. You can state I was a member of 'Sgt Mikes’ 2nd Machine Gun Section. I remember Rossi, Carey, and Waldron (aid man) who helped me so much. I enjoy the CUB so much. Thanking you in advance.”

 

Captain Oliver B. Patton, O-26717, G-2, CIC, Hq USFET, APO 757, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y.: "I recently obtained your address

 

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from Major Sheehan, the Military Government Officer at Darmstadt, and would like to know if you would be so kind as to send me particulars of joining the Association. I joined the Division at Atterbury shortly before it came over and departed it about this time two years ago to become attached for rations and quarters to various unattractive places inside Germany. At the time of the counterattack I had a platoon in Co. F of the 423rd Regiment. I should particularly like any information which would enable me to get in touch with ex-members of that Company.”

 

Mrs. J. B. Daker, RR 18, Box 593, Indianapolis, Ind.: "I received your letter today and appreciated your answer the booklet of the 106th. I’m terribly sorry about the picture history of the 106th at Atterbury. I did so want to get a copy. (Ed. the last one was sold at the Reunion Dinner 16 December) But I guess I waited too long in writing for the book. But Mr. Livesey, if you ever hear or know anyone who should have an extra copy please let me know for I still wish I could have the book. I’m proud that my husband served in that wonderful outfit 106th) and I'm proud to have known a lot of the boys who died for this country in the 106th. That's why I wanted the book so I could remember those swell kids that died. But I was too late. Again thanks very much for answering my letter and sending me this other book."

 

Emery B. Green, 435 Vernon Road, Jenkintown, Pa.: “I have just received the December 16th issue of the CUB and I want to congratulate your staff on such an issue. The work your publication has done is most remarkable as-it is the only factor which the Division has left which keeps us in contact with each other. I left Btry B of the 591st FA Bn in Flehengin and went to the 690th FA with my old BC from the 106th. Capt. R. A. Likins. From there I was transferred to the 18th FA Bn and remained until sent home. Best wishes for continued success."

 

Chaplain Robert A. Lundy, 235 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, N. J.: "It was a pleasure to bump into Capt. Charles Zullig, company commander of Co F, 2d Bn. 423rd Inf Regt. I met him on the Hudson Tube platform when he was taking a train to Fairlawn. N. J., where he resides with his wife and two daughters at 16-20 Well Drive. I hope to have lunch with him sometime soon. He was a member of the original cadre, and lived through his German imprisonment."

 

Eddie J. White, 618 W. Ridgewood, San Antonio, Tex.: "I was never so happy in my life as I was when my first copy of the CUB was delivered. I really 'ate up' the wonderful news about some of my old buddies. I think you're doing a swell job with keeping the spirit of the ‘old outfit’ alive. I’ll surely do all I can to help you. It seems that Indianapolis, being the home of the 106th, would be the proper place for the reunion. Sounds pretty good anyhow."

 

Brig. Gen. Herbert T. Perrin, Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio: "Again my congratulations on the grand job you are doing with the CUB. I was especially pleased with the tenor of the editorial ‘We Fought Back' in the November issue. For some reason it recalled an incident at Rennes, shortly after our arrival there. I was walking along the street that bordered the canal and came up to a member of the 424th who was talking with one of the Normandy Base Commandos who were stationed there. Just as I passed I heard the local GI—with his eyes on the other's battle stars—say, 'Were you in the Battle of the Bulge?' The other replied, 'Buddy, we were the Bulge.’ And I expect he was right. All of which (re the CUB) reminds me that I have never paid my membership dues in the Association—which I presume I am a member. I found the enclosed application the other day; I have accomplished it and return it with my check. I was informed the other day that the War Department had awarded my former aide, Capt. G. R. Bird, the Bronze Star decoration for his services in Europe. I thought you would like to know this for the Division archives or history. If you want a copy of the citation you might write him—Route 3, Box 13, Bothell. Washington. I also received a Christmas card from Chaplain William D. Veazie, and from his comments he didn't appear to know there was an Association. I am enlightening him but if you don't have him on the roster you might write also and pick up another member. His address is; 34 Tremont Street, Portland, Maine. The best of luck in a tough job. Please remember me to any former members of the Division who may drop in to see you, and if I can be of any further assistance let me know."

 

Alan W. Walker, 605 South Busey, Urbana, Ill.: "I regret the necessity of beginning this letter with an apology, but apologize I do. Your letter of November 26th last has been on my desk these past many weeks. I hope that you will forgive me in view of the fact that I am trying to get a little more education under my hat and

 

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am just now finishing my semester exams. In your letter you asked about the organization which the Band is forming. At present we have no formal organization although I think I can say with confidence that one will be formed in the near future. Just about a year ago Ellis Leighty and I compiled a list of former members of the Band and started a `round-robin' letter in which each man writes a short letter and encloses it along with the others in the envelope which he received and sends it on the next man on the list. The idea has met with unusual success during the past year and has afforded each man a splendid opportunity for keeping in touch with his old buddies. One of our main purposes in starting the 'letter was to eventually plan and carry out a reunion of old Band members. As you may know, the Band was a closely-knit organization with a great deal of pride, both in itself and in the Division. We feel that there is enough interest among the men to have the 'round-robin' letter continue and to hold our own reunion. There are a good many of the old members here in Illinois and it is planned to form a temporary committee and begin feeling-out the other fellows as to the best time and place for our get-together. As soon as we have done this I will be more than happy to give you and the CUB the details. Former 106th Division men seem to be well represented here on the University of Illinois campus. I have met a number of them so far and plan on contacting as many more as is possible, time permitting. In regard to the official Division song: I am sorry to say that I can't help you out. Although I was music librarian of the Band until most of as were transferred to other divisions while stationed in Bad Ems, Germany, I do not have a copy of the music. All of the library copies no doubt went the way of all the other band equipment when the Division was broken up. You no doubt have more information as to the whereabouts of that than I do. Here's wishing you and the CUB continued success and if I can be of any assistance to you in the future don't hesitate to call on me. P.S. I have been talking with Ellis Leighty and we believe that we can write the melody to the Division song from memory. In order to be sure, we are sending the score as we remember it to another of the former trumpet players for his check and OK. Following that I will send it on to you. Frank Powers, who wrote and arranged the march at Ft. Jackson, is an excellent musician. He composed the music and wrote the complete score for concert and marching band, and it was that arrangement which we played at so many Division ceremonies, both here and over‑sea. I am enclosing Frank Power's address and I suggest that you contact him as Sec'y of the Division Assn., and tell him of your desires. Since the original score is probably lost, along with our other music, he would have to rewrite and arrange the music for you. It is our opinion here that the Division Assn. should have the march as originally written and preserve it for any future occasions. If funds are available it would not be amiss to offer to compensate Mr. Power for the considerable time and work involved in rewriting and arranging it. I don't know to what use Mr. Heavey intends to put the music, but by all means it shouldn't be permitted to come out in some 'diluted', unofficial form."

 

Meyer S. Belzer, M.D., 2915 40th Avenue South, Minneapolis 6, Min.: "I'm the world's worst correspondent i.e. I've been wanting and threatening to write you for ages, but as yet i.e. until now—no soap. I am, as I believe most doctors today are—very busy—and am not too happy about it. Business is swell—but when it interferes with life, meals, social amenities, family and friends, even a normal existence—it ceases to be fun. I am however very much interested in your national meet—I prefer Indianapolis this year—and would write everyone I know—to try to get there. I've already written General Perrin that I intend to be there and see him there. I hear from practically no one and do hope that the annual meeting materializes. I am much interested in hearing the details of the N. Y. shindig. I hear General Jones attended. I saw Wachtel and Lifchez  in Chicago recently and ran across Cutler (G-3) this summer. I did get a new car finally. Your paper (106th Assn.) is swell.”

 

Leo J. Fisher (Poisson), 55 Wellington Street, Barre, Vt.: "Enclosed you will find a check for the Memorial Fund. I also want to congratulate you on the fine work being done by the Association. I enjoy reading the CUB every month when it arrives. Best of luck to all of you. Next year I plan to attend the reunion and meet some of the old buddies. On account of business this past year it was impossible to leave."

 

Richard H. Behr, 715 Van Buren Avenue, St. Paul 4, Minn.: "I wish to thank you for sending the back issues of the CUB. I think having an Association for the 106th is the most wonderful thing. I am sorry I didn't join sooner. I was a T/4 in the Service Co. of the 423rd Infantry. In your November CUB I saw an article on

 

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M/Sgt William C. Deviney written by Col. Cavender. I drove the Regimental wrecker in the States and overseas. M/Sgt Deviney rode with me until the day he was injured. He was taken to the hospital and that was the last I saw or heard of him. I tried to contact him after I got back to the States but was unable to do so. I was taken prisoner 19 December 1944, was in the box car during the bombing and went to Stalag IVB and then to Stalag VIIIA. 14 February 1945 I started marching and marched until I was liberated 13 April 1945. Am doing mechanic work and am kept pretty busy?'

 

 

 

AGONY GRAPEVINE

PFC WILLIAM J. WITTON, Hq Co 3d Bn 423 (Intelligence Squad) killed in action 21 December 1944. Pfc Witton was awarded the Silver Star "for gallantry in action on 17 December 1944, near Oberscheid, Germany. Pfc. Witton, while patrolling with his Commanding Officer, Captain Bishop and Private Hunt behind advancing German columns, observed a lone German soldier firing direction flares for his gun crew. Advancing on alone, he stalked the enemy soldier back to his gun position and killed him with his M-1, then tossed three grenades into the gun emplacement killing its entire crew. He then destroyed the enemy weapon with the assistance of Private Hunt. Later while covering a flank movement in an equally brave action. Pfc Witton was fatally wounded. His heroic actions reflect the highest credit upon him and the armed forces of the United States."

 

RICHARD H. GILL, Co. B 423, killed in action 24 October 1944. His father writes: "To complete your records I wish to inform you that Richard H. Gill was killed in action with the 315th Inf, Co F. 79th Div at Embermenie, France. He was an Infantry replacement in that Division."

 

PVT ERNEST M. WILSON. Co C 424. His mother writes: "My son Ernest was killed in action on December 16, 1944 at Winterspelt. Germany. He was first reported missing but later declared killed on the above date."

 

Chaplain Robert  A. Lundy has advised us “that Sgt C. S. Mygatt, 32 009 328, 1504 Metropolitan Avenue, New York 62, N. Y., passed away this past June. He died from the effects of his German imprisonment. I called on him in April at which time he was very feeble. A Christmas card to him was just returned to me with a note from his brother John, at the same address, telling of his demise. He was a medic in the First Battalion of the 423rd Inf. Regiment from the very start, and was always present at my church service."

 

Addresses for the following wanted at Association Headquarters:

Stools, Louis                                         Bagley, Raymond A.

Atsatt, John H.                                     Bahus, Alex E.

Augeri, Michael J.                                 Bailey, Lester L.

Aulabaugh, Gale D.                               Bailey, Harry F.

Austin, C.                                             Bainter, Robert W.

Avery, Alden F. Jr.                                Bak, Walter

Axt, Moritz F.                                        Bakala, Mathew L.

Babin, Wilmer P.                                   Baker, James R.

Babuke, Charles Jr.                              Baker, Paul L.

Baeber, Frank A.                                   Baker, Roy W.

 

LT. JORDAN, CIC, DIES

     Association CP was saddened to hear of the death at Valley Forge Hospital, Pennsylvania, of First Lieutenant Edward J. Jordan. Saturday, January 11, 1947.

     Lt. Jordan-lived at 554 Walnut Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and is survived by his widow, Eleanor Houghton Jordan.

     He had been a private in the 106th and received a battlefield commission during the Bulge while serving in the Division Counter Intelligence Corps.

 

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WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW

 Means a New Member

Sgt. John S. Cameron writes: "I would like to be remembered to my buddies in your column titled `What They Are Doing Now'. I was Sgt John S. Cameron, 2d Bn Hq Co, 423 Id 106th Div. I am now Pvt Citizen, Mr. J. S. Cameron. General Paint Contractor, 1507 Chestnut Avenue, Charlotte, N. C."

 

Colonel A. D. Reid has recently left for duty with the U. S. Military Ground Mission in Caracas, Venezuela. Address him there c/o U. S. Embassy.

 

Major Louis Russo former Asst AG is now with the Civil Service Commission in Trenton, N. J.

 

S/Sgt James H. Ashe, 590th FA Bn, tells us he also served with the 32d FA Bn of the 1st  Inf Div and the 355th FA On of the 76th Id Div. He's a surveyor in Minneapolis, Minn. Address him there at Route #7.

 

Cpl Vincent J. Amanna, Co G 422 PH and CIB was at IVB and IVD. He's attending Temple University and his home address is 764 Anchor Street, Philadelphia 24, Pa.

 

T/5 Lee E. Allen, Hq Btry 592d, has reenlisted for three years. He's stationed at Ft. Monmouth, N. J. in Co B STR.

 

Cpl Joseph P. Brislin, Co K 422, was at IVB and IVA. He's a theatre manager in his home town of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 203 Barney Street is his address there.

 

Pfc Arthur C. Buckley, Div Hq Co. tells us he's now a salesman. 43 County Street, Peabody, Mass. is his home address.

 

T/5 Harry L. Baird. Med Det 81st Eng (C) Bn, is attending Juniata College in Pennsylvania. His home is in Elizabeth, N. J., 936 Sheridan Avenue.

 

Sgt Mark J. Bausch, Co A 424 doesn't say what he's doing. His home address is Ashton, Iowa.

 

T/Sgt William Benson, Hq Co 1st Bn 422, was at Limburg, IIIA, IIIB and IVB. He tells us he's still in service. 21 Gavin Way, South Boston, Mass. is his home address.

 

Colonel William C. Baker, Jr., Division Hq, Legion of Merit and Bronze Star with one oak leaf cluster is with the G-5 Division, Hq USFET. APO 757, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y.

 

Pfc Irving Berkowitz, 422 and 159, tells us he's a postman in New York City. His address is 2146 Vyse Avenue, New York 60, N. Y.

 

Pfc William C. Borders Jr., Co C 422, PH and CIB. was at IVB and IVA. He's now a student and his home is at 428 N. State Street, Sullivan, Ind.

 

Pfc Arthur F. Blanchard, Med Det 159, is a papermaker in California. His home is in Los Angeles, 527 Madison Avenue.

 

Chaplain (Capt) Edward T. Boyle, 424, Silver Star, is a Roman Catholic Priest in Chicago, Ill. Address him there at 340 W. 66th Street

 

Cpl Gallienne F. Beulle, Co C 423 PH, was at IVB. He tells us his vocation is painting, illustrating and photography. His home address is 274 Paw Paw Avenue, Benton Harbor, Mich.

 

T/Sgt Kenneth V. Bryan, Hq Co 1st Bn 423, PH and CIB, was at VIIIA. He tells us he's a steel worker in Granite City, Ill. His home is in Sorento, Ill. Address him c/o General Delivery.

 

Cpl Arthur R. Brown, Cannon Co 159 and Co B 424 doesn't say what he's doing. 76 Bevy Court, Brooklyn 29, N. Y. is his home address.

 

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1st Lt George T. Blackburn, Co M 424, is patient at Halloran General Hospital, Staten Island, N. Y. (Ward 2-E-4).

 

Pfc Cecil M. Barnhart Jr., Co B 331st Med Bn and Hq Btry (MG Sec) 589th reenlisted for 13 months in December 1946. His home address is RFD #2, Box 100, Connellsville, Pa.

 

Pfc Albert G. Berthiaume, 423, was at IXB. He doesn't tell us what he's doing. Brickyard Road, Southbridge, Mass. is his home address.

 

Cpl Bernard H. Clark, 589th and 591st, is attending the University of Florida. His home is in Greensboro, Fla.

 

1st Lt John C. Connors, Hq Co 2d Bn 424. Bronze Star, is an accountant. 22 Bay State Road, North Quincy, Mass. is his home address.

 

S/Sgt Cecil C. Clausen, Co F 424, Bronze Star, makes his home in Westervelt, Ill. At the time he sent us his membership application, he was the Democratic Candidate for Sheriff there.

 

S/Sgt Fred J. Crawford, Hq Btry 590th and Hq Btry 591st, is an auto mechanic. His home address is Mountainside Avenue, Mahwah, N. J., P. O. Box 311.

 

Capt (Chaplain) George A. Curtis, 423, Bronze Star, was at IXB and XIIIB. He is Minister Librarian at the Indianapolis Public Library. His address is 4435 Evanston Avenue, Indianapolis 5, Ind.

 

S/Sgt James E. Collier, Co H 424 and Co A 422, tells us he operated the Mess Hall for General Perrin in Germany. He's now a sales manager for a beverage company in his home town of Memphis, Tenn. Address him there at 450 No. Highland.

 

S/Sgt James F. Cobern Jr., Co K 424, PH, is a men's furnishings salesman in Washington, Pa. His home address there is 326 Burton Avenue.

 

1st Lt Jimmie L. Cox, 589th, PH, was at XIIIB. He's a hide and fur dealer in Nashville, Tenn. 141 2d Avenue South is his home address there.

 

Pfc Kenneth G. Cook, Co F 423, is an auditor with OMG in Germany. His address: U. S. Civilian, O.M.G., Wurttemberg-Baden, 1st MG Bn (Sep), APO 154, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y.

 

Cpl. Edward J. Curtis, Co A 424, was at XIIA, IIIA and X IA. He's attending the Stewart School of Aeronautics. His home is in Forest Hills, N. Y., 9954 62nd Road.

 

Pfc Tracy Cole, Co C 422, was at XIIIA and IVB. He doesn't say what he's doing now. RFD #2, Box 123, Princeton, W. Va. is his home address.

 

Walter J. Cochara, Co E 424, PH and CIB, is working for the Botany Worsted Mills in Passaic, N. J. His home is at 148 Banta Avenue, Garfield, N. J.

 

Pfc Raymond J. Crimmins, Co G 423, was at IVB. It was Ray who sent as the picture of Machine Gun Section, Co G, 423 which appeared on the cover of the November CUB. Ray tells us he's a maintenance man and his home is at 25 Arlington Street, Lawrence, Mass.

 

T/Sgt Richard DeHeer, Co K 424., was at IVB and with Work Commando 1315. He's a diner salesman and his home address is 196 Central Avenue, Bogota, N. J.

 

Cpl Richard H. Dill, Hq. Co 2d Bn 422, CIB, was at IXB. He's a boat carpenter in his home town of W. Southport, Maine. Address him there at Box 32.

 

S/Sgt William J. Daly, Co M 424, is attending Fordham University in New York. RFD #1, Croton-on-Hudson, N. Y. is his home address.

 

Sgt Darl L. Evans, Co B 422, CIB, was at IVB. He tells us he's an electrician in Bloomsburg, Pa. His address there is 620 East Second Street.

 

Cpl Herbert P. Eidelman, Sv Co 424, is a student at Wayne University and also Treasurer of Eidelman Bros. Inc. His home is in Detroit, Mich., 2663 Wabash.

 

Pfc Howard M. Finck, Co K and Sv Co 424, tells no he's a student. 279 River Road, Grand View, Nyack 9, N. Y, is his home address.

 

Lt Col Martin M. Fischbein, Div Hq, Bronze Star, has returned to his work as a physician in Irvington, N. J. Address him there at 976 Sanford Avenue.

 

1st/Sgt Guy H. Ford, Btry C 591st, tells us his vocation is "retail food". His home address is 1703 Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, W. Va.

 

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Pfc Clifton O. Focht, Sv Btry 590th, was at XIIA. He's the owner and operator of a grocery and market in Longmont. Colo. His address there is 636 Gay Street.

 

T/Sgt Guy L. Gatewood, Regt AT Co 424, CIB, doesn't say what he's doing. His home is in Memphis, Tenn., 1303 Beauregard Avenue.

 

T/5 Albert Gagne Jr., Co M 423. PH. doesn't tell us what he's doing. 56 Fletcher Street. Central Falls, R. I. is his home address.

 

T/4 Albert Gommel, 106th Ren Troop, was at XIIA, IID. Marlag-Milag, IIA and XB. He's now a student and writes: "I was one of the first six trainees to be assigned to the 106th Ren before the Division was officially activated. I remained with the Division until captured on 17 December 1944 except for 12 weeks spent at the Cavalry School, Ft. Riley, Kansas where I was trained as radio operator. Most of my troop was taken prisoner on the afternoon of Dec. 17 at Groslangenfeld after being completely surrounded and cut off from the Division for two days. Albert's home is in Hatboro, Pa.

 

1st/Sgt Emory B. Green, Btry B 591st, is in the textile business in New York City. His home address is 32 Roberts Avenue, Glenside, Pa.

 

Pfc Robert D. Gerstenberger, Co B 424, tells us he's a farmer in Byers, Colo. Address him there at Box 174.

 

Pfc Patrick J. Gioia, Co G 422, doesn't say what he's doing. His home address is 89 Culvert Street, Torrington, Conn.

 

Pfc Frank R. Glatz, Co M 424, CIB, is a wholesale food broker in his home town of Springfield, Ill, His address there is 2033 South Glenwood Avenue.

 

S/Sgt Robert A. Horn, Hq Det 331st Med. Combat Medic Badge, tells us he's now a student. Wood Side Farm, Doylestown, Pa. is his home address.

 

Capt. Carl M. Hulbert, 423, is a public school instrumental supervisor in Daytona Beach, Fla. His address there is 145 Magnolia Avenue.

 

Capt Walter L. Hertzler, 806 Ord Co (LM), is County Supervisor, Farmers Home Administration in Alpena, Mich. Address him there at Spens Bldg.

 

1st/Sgt Marlin H. Hawkins, Co F 422, CIB was at IVB and VIIIA. He doesn't say what doing now. Route #2, Box #48, Burns, Tenn. is his address.

 

Cpl Elmer L. (Buddy) Hellwig, Hq Co 3d Bn 422, PH with cluster, is a civil engineer. 2829 Beechland Avenue, Baltimore 14, Md. is his home address.

 

Pfc James W. Hill, Co H 423 and Btry A 590th, PH, was at IVB, IVD and IVF. He's still in service, stationed at Camp Hood, Texas. His home is in Maysville, Ky., 144 West Second Street.

 

Pfc James E. Hill, Co E 423, is still in the Army but doesn't say where. His permanent address is Rt. #5, Rusk, Tex.

 

Pfc Richard L. Husted, Co I 423, CIB, is a student at Bucknell University. His home is in Plainfield, N. J., 1101 Central Avenue.

 

T/4 Philip A. Hannon, Co A 81st Eng (C) Bn, was at IXB. He's now a student and his address is Theta Chi House, College Park, Md.

 

Sgt Arthur E. Hinson Btry A 590th, was at XIIA, XB and Marlag XC. He's now a farmer in Manning, S. C. Address him there at Box 402.

 

Pvt Jay C. Hirsch, Co C 424, CIB, tells us he's a traffic manager. 423 Neptune Avenue, Brooklyn 24, N. Y. is his home address.

 

Cpl Stanley M. Klebanoff, Co G 424, tells us he is now a student. His home address is 1423 Croes Avenue, Bronx 60, N. Y.

 

Pfc Joseph A. Kersten, Co G 423, was at IXB. He doesn't tell us what he's doing now. His home is in Buffalo, N. Y., 128 Kenefick Avenue.

 

T/5 Albert C. Kosow, Btry C 590th, PH, was at XIIA, IIIB and IIIA. He's now a student at Champlain College, Plattsburgh, N. Y. His home address is 68-21 Fleet Street, Forest Hills, L. I., N. Y.

 

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T/5 Joseph Krafchik, Hq Det 331st Med Bn, is an accountant in New Brunswick, N. J., his home town. His address there is 165 Rutgers Street.

 

T/Sgt Russell D. Kelly, Hq Co 3d Bn 424, is a statistical clerk with the VA in Springfield, III. He says: "Was Sgt Major of 3d Bn—one of the few men who remained with the Division from beginning of training in March 1943 until deactivation. His home address in Springfield, III, is 1905 North Tenth Street.

 

Cpl. John S. Ludington, Cn Co 422, is an auto mechanic in Albion, N. Y. His home is in Holley, N. Y., 18 North Main Street.

 

Cpl Lawrence R. Lorenz, Hq Co 3d Bn 423, PH and CIB, was at IVB and IVA. He's now a student and his home address is 15093 Holmur Avenue, Detroit 21, Mich.

 

Pfc Marshall Lipkin (listed as Samuel in Army records), Co B 424 and Hq Co 1st Bn 424, CIB, is General Manager—Retail Floor Coverings in a carpet company in Los Angeles, Calif. His home address there is 1828 South Wilton Place.

 

Capt. Samuel Leibowitz, 424, doesn't tell us what he's doing. His home is in Brooklyn, N. Y., 645 East 5th Street.

 

Ralph LoCascio, Co A 423, tells us he's a student. 47 First Street, Newburgh, N. Y. is his home address.

 

T/Sgt John M. Longenecker, Ci I 422, French Croix de Guerre, is a student at Wharton School, Univ. of Pa. His home is in Havertown, Pa., 317 Strathmore Road.

 

Cpl Wilbur A. McCue, AT Co 423, was at IXB. He tells as he's a farmer and student in aviation (pilot and mechanic). His address is RFD #3, Greenwich, N. Y.

 

Pfc Ralph E. McKinney, Co C 423, is a lumberman in Williamsport, Ind. Address him there at 104 Bluff St., Box 53.

 

S/Sgt Maurice M. McKeown, Co K 424 and Co D 422. He's a salesman for a wholesale grocery in his home town of Monticello, Ark.

 

Pfc Joseph C. Mark (formerly .Markowitz), Hq Co 3d Bn 422, PH, was at IXB and Berga. He's an employment counselor for USES in New York City. 1097 Third Ave., New York 21, N. Y. is his home address.

 

T/5 Fred A. Maggi, AT Co 423, PH and CIB, was at XIB and IIA and IIE. He's now a postman in San Francisco, Calif. His home address there is 1552 Grant Avenue.

 

T/5 Justin G. Myers, Co D 424, MP Plat, Co A 422 and Med Det Spec Trps, is now a salesman for the H. J. Heinz Co. in his home town of Ft. Wayne, Ind. His address there is 4324 Tacoma.

 

T/Sgt Michael S. Mosher, Co L 424 and Co F 423, Bronze Star, is attending the Palmer School of Chiropractic’s in Davenport, Iowa. Address him there at P. O. Box 1315.

 

Sgt William F. McCorkle Co E 422, CIB, is attending Washington & Lee University. Bill was Co. Clerk for E Co his entire time with the 106th. His address is Box 111, Lewisburg, W. Va.

 

CWO Vollie L McCollum, AG Office Div Hq, Bronze Star is an administrative assistant with the VA in Nashville, Tenn. Address him there at 1201 16th Avenue South.

 

Cpl Alford R. Miller, Div Hq Co, is now an accountant and his address is 1317 E. Ford Street, Lake Charles, La.

 

Cpl Vincent W. McKay, Co L 422, CIB, was at IVB and IVG. He’s now a student at St. John's College, Annapolis, Md. His home is in Montgomery, W. Va., 320 5th Avenue.

 

Pfc Raymond S. Marcus, Co H 424, PH and CIB, is a student. He says: "I have nothing but pride for the 106th and although I was transferred from the outfit during the Ardennes, good words about the outfit were carried to every organization I was attached to." Ray's home is in Pittsburgh, Pa.. 5528 Jackson Street.

 

1st/Sgt Robert J. Mitros, Hq Co 1st Bn 424, was at XIIA, IID and IIB. He's still in the Army, stationed at Ft. Sheridan, III. Address him there. Service Company Sta Com, 1612 Area Service Unit.

 

Pfc Clyde W. Martz, Hq Btry Divarty, tells us he's a railroad engine foreman. 3004 Vermont Street, Blue Island, Ill. is his home address.

 

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T/Sgt R. B. Morrison, Co G 424 and Co I 423, is now a salesman. His home is in Overland, Missouri (St. Louis), 3122 La Vista Drive.

 

Pfc Joseph S. Negyesi, Hq Co 424, Bronze Star, tells to he's a tree surgeon. 51 Southfield Avenue, Stamford, Conn. is his home address.

 

S/Sgt John O. Najarian, Co I 423, was at IXA and IXB. He doesn't tell us what he's doing now. His home address is 122 64th Street, West New York, N. J.

 

Pfc Lennart E. Nelson, 106th Sig Co, is an aircraft mechanic. His home is in Edgewater, N. J., 13 Valley Place.

 

S/Sgt Saul A. Newman, Co G 422, PH, was at IVB, VIIIA and XIII. He tells us he's an accountant in New York City. His address there is 530 E. 90th Street.

 

Pfc Lenn B. Neideffer, Co H 424, PH, says he's a treator at a gas refinery. His home address is 542 N. Locust, Centralia, Ill.

 

Cpl Joseph C. Odom, Hq Co 1st Bn 424, PH, tells us he’s been hospitalized since 16 December 1944. He's now at Oliver General Hospital, Augusta, Ga. after having been in Halloran and Northington hospitals.

 

T/Sgt Harold G. Oakley, Co H 423, was at IXB and IXA. He doesn't say what he's doing. His home is in Semora, N. C.

 

T/Sgt James M. O'Keefe, I&R Plat and Hq Co 424, Bronze Star, is studying law at Fordham University. His home address is 2715 Grand Concourse, New York 58, N. Y.

 

Pfc Paul K. Peterson, Hq Co 2d Bn 422, PH, was at IVB, VIIIA and XIB. He's now attending the University of Minnesota. His home is in Minneapolis, Minn., 3012 Humboldt Avenue South.

 

Cpl Joseph P. Pirrone, AT Co 423, was at XIIA, IIC, IID, XB and XC. He tells us he's a dress cutter. His home address is 666 E. 181st Street, Bronx, N. Y.

 

Pfc John I. Popple, Co A 424, is a merchant seaman. His home is in Long Beach, Calif., 2143 Easy Avenue.

 

Major Charles S. Peyser, Co B 424 (CO), PH and CIB, is assistant manager of Montgomery Ward in Norwich, N. Y. 557 Union Street, Portsmouth, N. H. is his permanent address.

 

Sgt Thomas W. Pitts, Co D 422, was at IVBI and VIIIA. He's a deputy collector for the Collector of Internal Revenue in Richmond, Va. His home address there is 3512 E. Clay Street.

 

Pfc Albert N. Peterson, Cn Co 424, is a service station operator in his home town of Labelle, Mo.

 

Pfc Edward G. Pringle, Co L 422, was at VIG. He doesn't tell us what he's doing now. 416 Daly Street, DuBois, Pa. is his home address.

 

T/5 Dale Patrick, Btry C 589th, was at IXB. He tells us he's working in the post office in his home town of LaGrange, Ill. His address there is 27 South Madison.

 

S/Sgt John E. Pellish, Co G 422, was at IVB and VIIIA. He says he's a hand polisher and his address is Box 82, Parnassus, Pa.

 

T/4 Charles H. Peterson, Btry B 589th and Btry A 592d, tells us he's a postal clerk in Jersey City, N. J. His home is in Nutley, N. J., 53 Friedland Road.

 

Pfc Carmen Peccichio, Co L 423, was at IVB and IIA. He tells us he reenlisted in the Army and is stationed at Fort Bragg, N. C. Address him there, AGF Bd 1, Det 2.

 

Capt Kern P. Pitts, Co B 423, CIB, was at XIIIB. He's still in the Army, stationed in Japan. His address: Hq 1st Cav Div, APO 201, c/o Postmaster, San Francisco, Calif.

 

1st/Sgt Charles N. Robasse, Div Hq Co, PH and Bronze Star, tells as he's working in the shipping department of the Conlon Corp. in his home town of Chicago, III. His address there is 536 Grant Place.

 

Cpl Russell H. Rinne, Co I 422, CIB, was at IXB. He's a farmer and his address is 33088 South Huron Road, New Boston, Mich.

 

T/5 Edward J. Reinbold, Med Det 424, is working for Hills Bros. Coffee, Inc. in Edgewater, N. J. His address there is 377 Undercliff Avenue.

 

T/5 Herbert Rosenfeld, Co K 424, tells till his vocation is millinery and he's working in New York City. His home is in Brooklyn, N. Y., 1559 Ocean Parkway.

 

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Sgt Richard R. Ritchie, Med Det 423, Combat Medic Badge, was at IVB and VIIIA. He doesn't say what he's doing. His home address is 1018 Fairview Avenue, Waterloo, Iowa.

 

T/4 Delbert D. Rasmussen, 591st and 590th, doesn't tell us what he's doing. His home is in Coon Rapids, Iowa.

 

Capt Marvin H. Rusch, G-1 Sec Div Hq, Bronze Star, is in the advertising business in Madison, Wis. Address him there at 321 Wisconsin Avenue.

 

Pfc Granville C. Ream, Co E 424 and 106th Sig Co, reenlisted in November '45 and is stationed with Trp A, 17th Cav Rcn Sqd (Meez), APO 403, c/o Postmaster, New York, N. Y.

 

Pfc William H. Roby, Co M 424, PH, is a guard for Seagram's Distillery in his home town of Louisville, Ky. His address there is 842 Milton Street.

 

S/Sgt George W. Schwille, Hq Co 424, CIB, is an accountant in New York City. His home is in Ho Ho Kus, N. J., 25 Crescent Place.

 

Pfc William H. Schott, Btry C 589th, is an apprentice machinist. His home address is Marquette, Iowa.

 

Pfc Warren L. Strobbe, Co I 424 and Hq Co 3d Bn 424, is an apprentice electrician in Cheyenne, Wyoming. His address there is 512 East 17th Street.

 

Sgt William L. Sack, Co L 424, PH and CIB, is a ladies sportswear buyer in Boston. His home is in Chelsea, Mass., 16 Sixth Street.

 

Cpl John P. Sites, 422, CIB, was at IVF. He's a motor grader operator in his home town of Irmo, S. C.

 

Capt Loren E. Souers, Jr., Co F, Co H and 2d Bn Hq 424 and Co C and Bn Hq 81st Eng (C) Bn, is a lawyer in Canton, Ohio. Address him there at 1200 Harter Bank Bldg.

 

S/Sgt John F. Sholl, 1st Bn Hq Co 422, was at IVB and VIIIA. He's now a student and his home address is 135 Arden Road, Pittsburgh 16, Pa.

 

1st Lt John G. Schnizlein Jr., Co F 423, CIB, was at IXB, Hammelburg, Nuremberg and Mooseberg. He's now a chemistry student at the University of Minnesota. Address him, School of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 14, Minn.

 

S/Sgt Samuel R. Smoker, Co E 424, is a bookkeeper. 1341 Sorolla Avenue, Coral Gables, Fla. is his home address.

 

T/5 Robert S. Scherer, Hq Btry Divarty, is a student. His home address is Oweno Road, Mahwah, N. J.

 

Pfc Warren R. Schaff, Hq Co 2d Bn 424, is still on active duty; stationed at Camp Campbell, Ky. His home is in Manitowoc, Wis. at 1024 Menasha Avenue.

 

Pfc Burt P. Schwarz, Co A 424, was at IIIA — Luckenwalde and 653ae—Perleberg. He's an advertising solicitor in his home town of Mobile, Ala. Address him there, 2050-A Springhill Avenue.

 

Sgt Raymond C. Strife, Hq Co 3d Bn 424, is the Director of the Lewis County Veterans' Service Agency in Lowville, New York. His home address there is 75 Park Avenue.

 

Cpl Steve Szucs, Btry B 591st, doesn't tell as what he's doing. His home is in Garfield, N. J., 149 Shaw Street.

 

Cpl David B. Slayton, Co A 422, PH, was at IVB and IVF. He's now a farmer and implement dealer in Gays Mills, Wis. Address him there, Box 206.

 

Sgt Clifton E. Streat Jr., Hq Co 422, PH and CIB, was at IXB. He's now attending Washington College in Chestertown, Md. 1521 E. 29th Street, Baltimore 18, Md. is his home address.

 

S/Sgt Floyd D. Stewart, Hq Btry 590th, was at XIIA, IVB, IIIB and IIA. He's a lawyer in St. Louis, Mo. 8136 Washington is his address there.

 

T/4 Carson A. Thompson, 106th Sig Co, is a chemist for the Mohawk Carpet Mills in his home town of Amsterdam, N. Y. His address there is 453 Locust Avenue.

 

1st Lt John J. Taylor, 1st Bn 424 and Sv Co 424, PH and CIB, is with the New Jersey State Highway Commission. His home is in Princeton. N. J., Cedar Brook, R.D. #2.

 

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T/4 Edwin M. Tinnon, 106th Sig Co, tells us he's a college student. 610 Forest Avenue, Larchmont, N. Y. is his home address.

 

2d Lt Roland C. Twombly, Co B 423 is attending Columbia University. His home is in Springfield, Mass., 86 Rockland Street.

 

2nd Lt Calvin W. Tooles, AT Co 424, CIB, is an instructor in the college of Technology at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt. His address there is 36 Henry Street.

 

Pfc Charles C. Umsted, Co C 423, PH with cluster, CIB, was at the hospital at Attendorn and XIB. He’s with the New York State Department of Public Works, District Engineer's Office in Albany. His home is in Worcester, N. Y., Brighton Farms.

 

T/4 Edward J. Vecchione Jr., Hq Co 3d Bn 423, CIB, was at IXB and IXA. He's a clerk for the American Locomotive Co. in New York City. 108 65th Street, West New York, N. J. is his home address.

 

Capt Hans Wachtel, Div Hq and 331st Med Bn, Bronze Star, is a Gynecologist and Obstetrician in Chicago, Ill. His home address there is 1540 E. 53d Street.

 

Cpl George Wertheimer, Co A and Regt Hq Co 159, is a sales manager and buyer of wholesale stationary. 86 Nichols Avenue, Brooklyn 8, N. Y. is his home address.

 

Cpl Roy L. Wentzel, Co E 422, PH, was at IVB. He's now a Coca-Cola salesman in his home town of Santa Ana, Calif. His address there is 1419 S. Olive Street.

 

Pfc William J. Watry, AT Co 424, is a student at the University of Wisconsin, 3536 North Eleventh Street, Milwaukee 6, Wis. is his home address.

 

T/Sgt Thomas A. Weightman, Co I 422, CIB, was at IXB and IXA. He gives Glenridge Sanatorium, Schenectady, N. Y. as his temporary address. 817 Grant Avenue, Schenectady, N. Y. is his home address.

 

T/4 William B. Wilson, Co F 424, tells us he's a range service man for the Western Mass. Electric Co. in his home town of Springfield, Mass. His address there is 33 Fresno Street.

 

Sgt Dominic R. Yannucci, Co L 424, CIB, doesn't say what he's doing. His home is in Oyster Bay, L. I., N. Y., 54 Weeks Avenue.

 

Cpl William J. Yingst, Co D 423, was at IVB and IVD. He's a college student and his home address is R.D. #4, Lebanon, Pa.

 

Capt Charles J. Zullig, Co F 423, was at Hammelburg XIIIB. He's now a woolen salesman in New York City. His home is in Fair Lawn, N. J, 16-20 Well Drive.

 

 

PERSONALS

Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Barton (he's former T/5 Barton of the Division Band) announce the arrival on December 28, 1946 of Janine Barton, 7 lbs. 4 oz. Congratulations!

 

Congratulations are also in order for William K. (Div Surg Office) and Mary Dell Fowler, 1307 Clifton Street N. W., Washington 9, D. C. who announce the arrival of Carol Ann on December 21, 1946: weight, 9 lbs. 2 oz.

 

WANTED

Dana A. West Jr., R.D. #5, Butler, Pa. wants the names and addresses of the men who made up the personnel of the 331st Med Bn; Co's A, B, C, D and Headquarters, officers included.

 

Murray A. Schwartz 1035 S. W. 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Fla. wants a roster; names and addresses of men who were in C Co 423.

 

Robert J. McCarthy, 224 East 11th Street, New York 3, N. Y. wants the names and addresses of the fellows who were in the 591st FA Bn.

 

Robert A. Strehle, 486 No. Johnson Avenue, Pontiac 17, Mich. wants a list of former members with addresses of Cannon Co 423.

 

Cpl Raymond I. Metzer, RA 39207668, Office Provost Marshal, Camp Morro Bay, Calif., is trying to reconstruct his diary which he kept during the days in German Prison Camps and tells us he needs a list of all men (officers and enlisted men) who were KIA and POW. Ray was a member of Hq Co 1st Bn 422.

 

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Index for: Vol. 3, No. 8, Mar., 1947

 


106th Div., 3, 13, 14, 15, 21, 25

106th Inf. Div., 17

106th Infantry Division Association, 3

106th Sig. Co., 33, 35, 36, 37

28th Inf. Div., 9

2nd Inf. Div., 9

34th Div., 11

3rd BN, 424th Inf., 7

422nd Inf., 17

422nd Inf. Regt., 16

423rd Inf., 22

423rd Inf. Regt., 23

423rd Regt., 19

424th Inf, 7

424th Inf. Regt., 3, 5, 7

424th Regt., 7

590th FA BN, 25

591st FA BN, 19, 38

806th Ord. Co., 29

99th Inf. Div., 9

Abrams, Harold J., 14

Ackerman, Robert N., 17

Agony Grapevine, 15, 23

Allen, Lee E., 25

Allen, Richard H., 15

Amanna, Vincent J., 25

Amsterdam, 36

Ardennes, 2, 32

Ardennes Battle, 7

Ashe, James H., 25

Atsatt, John H., 23

Augeri, Michael J., 23

Aulabaugh, Gale D., 23

Austin, C., 24

Avery, Alden F., 24

Axt, Moritz F., 24

Babin, Wilmer P., 24

Babuke, Charles, 24

Bad Ems, Germany, 21

Baeber, Frank A., 24

Bagley, Raymond A., 23

Bahus, Alex E., 23

Bailey, Harry F., 23

Bailey, Lester L., 23

Bainter, Robert W., 24

Baird, Harry L., 25

Bak, Walter, 24

Bakala, Mathew L., 24

Baker, Col. William C., 25

Baker, James R., 24

Baker, Paul L., 24

Baker, Roy W., 24

Barlow, Franklin, 11

Barnhart, Cecil M., 27

Bartell, Capt., 7

Bartell, Capt. Ben, 7

Barton, Charles H., 37

Battle Of The Bulge, 3, 17, 19

Bausch, Mark J., 25

Baxter, T/Sgt. Samuel F., 13

Beaudreau, Harold, 12

Behr, Richard H., 22

Belgium, 9

Belzer, Meyer S., 21

Benson, William, 25

Berga, 31

Berkowitz, Irving, 25

Berthiaume, Albert G., 27

Berwick, Capt., 7

Berwick, Capt. Lee, 7

Beulle, G. Francois, 12

Beulle, Gallienne F., 26

Bird, G. R., 20

Bishop, Capt., 23

Bishop, Col., 12

Blackburn, George T., 27

Blanchard, Arthur F., 26

Blandford, Samuel S., 13

Borders, William C., 25

Bouldin, Ed, 17

Boyle, Edward T., 26

Brecht, 9

Brislin, Joseph P., 25

Brown, Arthur R., 26

Brunswick, 31

Bryan, Kenneth V., 26

Buckley, Arthur C., 25

Busch, Mary, 11

Cameron, John S., 25

Camp Atterbury, 15

Camp Atterbury, Ind., 12

Camp Lucky Strike, 1, 17

Carter, Tiller E., 6

Cavender, Col., 3, 23

Chemnitz, 15

Clark, Bernard H., 27

Clausen, Cecil C., 27

Clermont, 15

Co. K, 424th Inf., 7

Cobern, James F., 27

Cochara, Walter J., 27

Cole, Tracy, 27

Collier, James E., 27

Collins, Sherod, 15

Comer, Capt., 7, 8, 9

Comer, Capt. Richard J., 7

Comer, Richard J., 9

Connell, James, 1

Connors, John C., 27

Cook, Kenneth G., 27

Cox, Jimmie L., 27

Crawford, Fred J., 27

Crimmins, Raymond J., 27

Curtis, Edward J., 27

Curtis, George A., 27

Daker, Mrs. J. B., 19

Daly, William J., 28

Darmstadt, 19

Day, John B., 11

DeHeer, Richard, 28

Descheneaux, Col., 3

Deviney, William C., 23

Dill, Richard H., 28

Div. Band, 37

Div. HQ, 3

Dobe, Francis J., 17

Dover, 16

Dresden, 9

Dupuy, Col., 13

Dupuy, Col. R. Ernest, 13

Eidelman, Herbert P., 28

Eiffel, Schnee, 12

Elbe River, 9

Embermenie, 23

Evans, Darl L., 28

Farris, Freddie, 11

Finck, Howard M., 28

First Army, 13

Fischbein, Martin M., 28

Fisher, Leo J., 1, 22

Focht, Clifton O., 29

Follansbee, Charles A., 10

Ford, Guy H., 28

Fort Jackson, 11

Foster, Cedric, 15, 17

Fowler, Mary Dell, 38

Frampton, Duward B., 1

Frampton, Mr., 15

Frank, Mr., 3

Fraser, Charles W., 13

French Croix De Guerre, 31

Ft. Jackson, 21

Gagne, Albert, 29

Gatewood, Guy L., 29

Gen. Order No. 7, 13

Germany, 15, 19, 23, 27

Gerstenberger, Robert D., 29

Gill, Richard H., 23

Gioia, Patrick J., 29

Girand, Charles F., 9

Girand, Col., 7

Glatterer, Milt, 17

Glatz, Frank R., 29

Gommel, Albert, 29

Green, Emery B., 19

Green, Emory B., 29

Greene, Col., 13

Groslangenfeld, 29

Hall, John L., 1

Hammelburg, 35, 37

Hannon, Philip A., 30

Hawkins, Marlin H., 29

Heckhuscheid, 7

Heidenau, 9

Hertzler, Walter L., 29

Hill, James E., 29

Hinson, Arthur E., 30

Hirsch, Jay C., 30

Hjerpe, H. J., 1

Horn, Robert A., 29

Houston, Sam, 12, 13

Hulbert, Carl M., 29

Hunt, Pvt., 23

Husted, Richard L., 30

Indianapolis Star, 13, 17

Jones, Bill, 11

Jones, Gen., 22

Jones, Percy, 11

Jordan, Edward J., 24

Jordan, Lt., 24

Karlsruhe, 3

Kaufman, Lt., 16

Kelly, Russell D., 31

Kersten, Joseph A., 30

Klebanoff, Stanley M., 30

Klett, James R., 11

Knapp, Maj., 8

Kosow, Albert C., 30

Krafchik, Joseph, 31

Krombach, Belgium, 7

Ladyka, Victor, 1

LeCompte, Lester , Jr., 16

Leech, Hansel D., 11

Leibowitz, Samuel, 31

Leighty, Ellis, 21

Likins, R. A., 19

Limburg, 25

Lindsay, Robert F., 15

Lipkin, Marshall, 31

Livesey, Col., 7

Livesey, H. B., 1

LoCascio, Ralph, 31

Longbottom, John H., 16

Longenecker, John M., 31

Lorenz, Lawrence R., 31

Lothrop, Oliver A., Jr., 15

Lt. Struble, 7

Luckenwalde, 36

Lucky Strike, 13, 15

Ludington, John S., 31

Lundy, Robert A., 19

Maggi, Fred A., 31

Manahan, Col., 11

Marcus, Raymond S., 17, 32

Marens, Raymond S., 17

Mark, Joseph C., 31

Marlag XC, 30

Martz, Clyde W., 32

Matthews, Col., 13

McCarthy, Robert J., 38

McCorkle, William F., 32

McCue, Wilbur A., 31

McGuire, Jack J., 13

McKay, Vincent W., 32

McKeown, Maurice M., 31

McKinley, Harry, 11

McKinney, Ralph E., 31

Metzer, Raymond I., 38

Miedema, Eldon I., 15

Miller, Alford R., 32

Mitros, Robert J., 32

Monrad, E. F., 2

Monrod, E. F., 1

Mooseberg, 35

Morrison, R. B., 33

Mosher, Michael S., 31

Mowlds, Maj., 13

Mowlds, W. Lyle, 16

Myers, Justin G., 31

Mygatt, C. S., 23

Najarian, John O., 33

Nancy, France, 16

Negyesi, Joseph S., 33

Neideffer, Lenn B., 33

Nelson, Lennart E., 33

Newman, Saul A., 33

Normandy, 19

Nuremberg, 35

Oakley, Harold G., 33

Oberscheid, 23

Odom, Joseph C., 33

O'Keefe, James M., 33

Osborne, Ellis, 6

Patrick, Dale, 34

Patton, Oliver B., 18

Peccichio, Carmen, 34

Pellish, John E., 34

Perlman, William, 1

Perrin, Brig. Gen. Herbert T., 19

Perrin, Gen., 21, 27

Peterson, Albert N., 33

Peterson, Charles H., 34

Peterson, Paul K., 33

Peyser, Charles S., 33

Pirrone, Joseph P., 33

Pitts, Capt. Kern P., 34

Pitts, Thomas W., 33

Popple, John I., 33

Power, Frank, 21

Price, Dave, 11

Price, David S., 1

Pringle, Edward G., 33

Prum, 7

Rasmussen, Delbert D., 35

Ream, Granville C., 35

Reid, A. D., 6

Reid, Col., 3, 7

Reid, Col. A. D., 25

Reinbold, Edward J., 34

Reisman, William S., 11

Rennes, 19

Reynolds, John, 18

Rinne, Russell H., 34

Ritchie, Richard R., 35

Roadruck, Lt. Col. Max J., 6

Robasse, Charles N., 34

Roby, William H., 35

Rosenfeld, Herbert, 34

Roster, 1

Rusch, Marvin H., 35

Russell, Carlton D., 15

Russo, Louis, 25

Sack, William L., 35

Saturday Evening Post, 3

Schaff, Warren R., 35

Scherer, Robert S., 35

Schnizlein, John G., 35

Schott, William H., 35

Schwartz, Murray A., 11, 38

Schwarz, Burt P., 36

Schwille, George W., 35

Shakespear, Lt., 7

Shakespear, Wm., 7

Sheehan, Maj., 19

Sholl, John F., 35

Simpson, William R., 1

Sites, John P., 35

Slayton, David B., 36

Smith, Audrey, 11

Smith, Charles L., 18

Smoker, Samuel R., 35

Soto, Peter A., 1, 6

Souers, Loren E., 35

Sparks, Ronald C., 6

St. Vith, 7

Stalag II-A, 29, 31, 34, 36

Stalag II-E, 31

Stalag III-A, 25, 27, 30, 36

Stalag III-B, 25, 30, 36

Stalag IV-A, 25, 31

Stalag IV-B, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37

Stalag IV-D, 25, 29, 37

Stalag IV-F, 29, 35, 36

Stalag IV-G, 32

Stalag IX-A, 33, 37

Stalag IX-B, 27, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37

Stalag VI-G, 33

Stalag VIII-A, 23, 26, 29, 33, 34, 35

Stalag X-B, 29, 30, 33

Stalag X-C, 33

Stalag XI-B, 31, 33, 37

Stalag XII-A, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 36

Stars and Stripes, 13

Stewart, Floyd D., 36

Stiles, Vincent A., 17

Stools, Louis, 23

Stout, Col., 7

Streat, Clifton E., 36

Strehle, Robert A., 1, 38

Strife, Raymond C., 36

Strobbe, Warren L., 35

Struble, Leslie, 7

Struble, Lt., 8, 9

Switzerland, 17

Szopinski, Roman A., 9

Szucs, Steve, 36

Taylor, John J., 36

The Heroic 106th, 17

Thompson, Carson A., 36

Tinnon, Edwin M., 37

Tooles, Calvin W., 37

Twombly, Roland C., 37

Umsted, Charles C., 37

Varner, T/5, 12

Veazie, William D., 20

Vecchione, Edward J., 37

Wachtel, Hans, 37

Waldron, 18

Walker, Alan W., 20

Walker, Lewis H., 13

Warner, Chapin F., 1

Watry, William J., 37

We Fought Back, 19

Wehe, Anne M., 12

Wehe, Mervin, 12

Weightman, Thomas A., 37

Welker, William H., 13

Wentzel, Roy L., 37

Wertheimer, George, 37

Wessels, Robert R., 17

West, Dana A., 38

White, Eddie J., 19

Wilson, Ernest M., 23

Wilson, John D., 9

Wilson, William B., 37

Winterspelt, 7, 23

Witton, William J., 23

Yannucci, Dominic R., 37

Yingst, William J., 37

Zullig, Charles, 19

Zullig, Charles J., 37