The CUB

Vol. 45, No. 1, Oct., 1988

 

 

President's Message

Roanoke reunion—an outstanding success

          The Reunion in Roanoke was an outstanding success. Roger and Mattie Rutland and the Reunion Committee of Ralph and Elizabeth Bowles, Fred and Willie Farris and their volunteer assistants are to be congratulated. With over 600 in attendance at the charming Hotel Roanoke, a good time was had by all.

          On our return home from Roanoke, we toured the New Market Battlefield. This is the battle where the cadets from Virginia Military Institute made their heroic charge to capture the Union artillery position and assure the Confederate victory. This took place after marching 90 miles in three days from Lexington.

          It was encouraging to see so many new members and First time Reunion attenders. Our group is a most congenial one, and new members are made to feel welcome, so plan to attend the 1989 Reunion in Chicago. It is a privilege for me to serve as your president. With our officers and directors, I am confident that we will have a successful year.

Sincerely,

John G. Robb, president

106th Infantry Division Association

 

Roanoke Reunion—Largest attendance in many years

          Total attendance for the 42nd Annual Reunion of the 106th Infantry Division Association was over 600. There were 310 members of the association in attendance. A high percentage for this type of a reunion. The association membership at the beginning of the reunion was 1042, many who signed on as new members within the last few weeks prior to the reunion. There were 50 new members (new since the last reunion) that attended the Roanoke reunion.

          Several new members were signed in at the reception desk and their names will appear along with other new members on our regularly published "New Member" listings.

          A roster of members in attendance at Roanoke are displayed elsewhere in this publication.

 

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Reverend Ewell C. Black Jr.

We are survivors

          History and tradition tell us that the November holiday which we celebrate as Thanksgiving was begun by our grateful forefathers who are known to at as "The Pilgrims.° Following a hard first winter in the new world, God blessed them with a harvest which insured them food for the coming winter. Being a religious people, it was most natural that they would react to good crops this way. I doubt that the first Thanksgiving table was as bountiful as the ones we are accustomed to, but then, they couldn't visit the nearest supermarket!

          Being just back from Roanoke,' have been reminded once again of the blessings which each of us has experienced from God. Don't misunderstand me, certainly each of on has had his or her share of trouble in our lives, but I would guess that the blessings far outweigh the troubles. In fact, the longer that I live, the more I am Inclined to think that the most of us should raise the question, "Why me, Lord!" not because of our troubles, but because of all the unwarranted blessings which God has given to us.

          As I looked around Roanoke, I could not help but be impressed with the fact that most of us looked pretty good in our "old age." Here were men who had weathered Basic Training, Tennessee Maneuvers, Combat, POW Camps and many other adversities in our lives, yet we seem to have much for which to be thankful.

          We are survivors, and for that we should be grateful—not out for Thanksgiving—but for each day of our lives. We have blessings of family, friends and a multitude of other things. James reminds me that;

          "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows." (James 117)

          Recited during the Roanoke Memorial Service (for the Fallen, L. Binyon)

They went with the songs to battle, they were young,

Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted...

They shall not grow old, as we who are left to grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We Will Remember Them

 

In Memoriam

Johnnie H. Deal 589/8 Johnnie H. Deal, 2326 Eden Parkway, Lakeland, FL 33803 was a POW at Stalag 11B. He died July 16th, 1988 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center of a heart attack. He leaves his wife, Eloise, a son Johnnie, a daughter Susan, two grandsons and two brothers. He will be greatly missed by all. His wife Eloise

 

David T. Dresen 422/C David T. Dresen, 461 Agnes Dove, Madison, WI 53711 passed away September 5, 1988. Ho is survived by his wife Ruth H. Dresen. These are the only details sent to us.

 

Nicholas Schroeder 592/SV Nicholas Schroeder, 5621W 104 St #28 3, Oaklawn, IL 60453, passed away January 27, 1988. No further details available.

 

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Adjutant's Report 1987-1988

Membership

Renewals                                                         689

New Members                                                  197

Reinstated Members                                        12

Associate Members                                          *30

TOTAL MEMBERSHIP                                      928

5 New Associate Members

Auxiliary Members                                           359

Memorial Fund Contributors                            203

Delinquent Members (87-88)                             23

Membership Gains (86-87:745)                         183

Auxiliary Membership Gain (86-87 =300)           61

 

10 Year Membership Recapitulation

               Year         Memberships           Associate                 Auxiliary

               87-88       928                         30                          359

               86-87       745                         20                          300

               85-86       641                         16                          239

               84-85       555                         13                          195

               83-84       481                         19                          160

               82-83       470                         14                          155

               81-82       443                         22                          139

               80-81       463                         19                          103

               79-80       450                         16                          115

               78-79       421                         19                          134

 

Deaths Reported 1987-1988

Edward J. Slack                589/ HQ                 Jan 1987

Kenneth K. King                422/ I                     27 July 1987

Clyde W. Hines                  422/ HQ 3BN          22 Aug 1987

Edwin N. Jones                 424/ M                   16 Sept 1987

Leo T. McMahon                CG DIV ARTY          28 Sep 1987

Frank Schoemer                424/ M                   7 Oct 1987

Dr. Maurice DeLaval          Associate                 19 Nov 1987

Paul S. McGravey              423/D                    12 Dec 1987

Wilburn L Wood                 422/ SV                  2 Jan 1988

Lloyd H. Anglin                  924/C                     9 Jan 1988

Betty Anglin                      Auxiliary                 9 Jan 1988

Peter E. Keenan                 422 HQ 2ND            11 Jan 1988

John J. Fischer                 422/ SV                  2 Feb 1988

George H. Kaufman           423/ H                   12 Feb 1988

Dr. Joseph Cavanaugh       422/ C                    29 Feb 1988

Bruce Shaffer                    423/F                     February 1988

Charles Freed                    423/ I                     18 Mar 1988

Louis J. Lemmo                 424/ MED              No Details 1988

Richard L. Jacobs              422/ AT                  22 Apr 1988

James E. Teel                    424/A                     20 May 1988

 

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106th Infantry Division Association

Treasurers Report 1987 — 88

 

INCOME,      FUNDS ACTIVITY

Member's Dues        12,740.00     General Fund Recap

Auxiliary Dues         946.00

Interest famed         1,806.27

Reunion Surplus-1987       1,041.00      

Brought Forward     26,840.41

Refund 410 Reunion Adv.   50000

Net Increase  7 354.90

Patches Sold  568.00          341$531

Return Officer's Registration         69.00

Postage, sale of patch.        6.75

CUB Purchase         1 50

EXPENSE     jil.emorial

Fund Recap

CUB Expense:

Printing        5,115.96      

Brought Forward     8,775.80

Postage         1,119.20      

Contributions          2,954.00

Covers 1,019.72      

Interest Earned       547.96

Envelopes      634.59 Labels          47.30

Telephone     44.04 

Less:

Rubber Stamp 19 03          7,999.57      

Scholarships - 800.00

Printing & Supplies  305.03          -800.0Q

Postage         513.12         

Balance         11 477 76

Telephone     125.62

Advance Reunion Committee        500.00

Order Golden Lion Expense          108.74

Refund 1 Reunion Fee        59.00

Typewriter Cleaning 30.00

Rosters to Directors 23.54

Registration Fees 4 Officers          288.00

10.323 62.

Application for Tax–Exemption 371A0    

Net Increase  $        7.354 90

-CRANGEUN_CASH PQ_SITION

          General Fund          Memorial Fund        Totals

This Year 34,195.31 11,477.76     45,673.07

Last Year 2,0,840.41          1.775.80       35.616.21 Increases 7 354.90       2p1.96          10.056.0G Banks of Deposit First Atlanta          1,116.17

First Atlanta  37,466.17 Decatur Federal S & L  2,056.92

S45 67337

          Barnett Bank 5.033 81

 

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Report by Memorial Chairman Douglas S. Coffey

          Follow up on the request for additional money for parking area and other embellishments to the St. Vith Memorial from the memorial director at St Vith.

 

September 19, 1988

Herr Engelbrecht Cremer, director

Bischofliche Schule

St. Vith, Belgium 4780

          My dear Herr Cremer,

           I had to wait this long to answer your request for the embellishment of the 106th memorial at St. Vith, based on the drawings you sent.

          I took the matter before the Board of Directors of the 106th Infantry Division Association at the 42nd Annual Reunion that was held in Roanoke, Virginia this past week-end.

          I have been directed to tell you that we have some interest as well as some misgivings as to what is proposed and the enormous cost of same.

          We originally paid $5,000 to have the Memorial erected and now for the landscaping and planting it is more than twice that amount, $13,000.

          We thought that when we sent over the $10,000 last year together with the balance on hand at the school, that we would have provided for the repairs and maintenance for the rest of our lives.

          We will however consider the idea of providing the necessary sum of moneys to the school, to do the improvements that you propose that in our opinion should not exceed $13,000.

          We would provide these moneys provided there is a signed agreement between the Bischofliche School and the 106th Infantry Division Association, before any work is authorized, that these would be the last moneys provided by the Association to the school in perpetuity. Meaning the school would be responsible for all repairs and maintenance, and be responsible for the present requirement of an annual report and photos of services performed for the 106th.

          I trust you are enjoying good health and that you will understand and appreciate the position of the members of the 106th Infantry Division Association in this matter.

          Awaiting your reply, I remain

          Very Sincerely Yours,

          Douglas S. Coffey 

          Memorials Chairman

 

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From the editor's outpost

The time is early Sunday morning 16 Oct, 1988. The sounds of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Ted Weems and Glenn Miller emitting from my tape player take my mind back to the 40's, yell know I must continue to knock out the material for the November CUB.

          The weather is a typical Minnesota fall day, brisk, but pleasant. Oliver, my Assistant Editor, just jumped down to the floor from my lap and I must get to work on The CUB. It seems that each time I start my work on laying out the next issue of The CUB that there is so much to say and so little space in which to say it.

          I am very grateful for the material you have been sending. It seems to get more interesting as the months go by, maybe you have mom time to browse beck through the old World War II memorabilia. Please keep it coming.

 

Looking Back

First and foremost the memories of the 42nd Annual reunion of the Golden Lions are still fresh and mellow in my mind. It was a rewarding experience for me to once again enjoy the camaraderie of the men in the Association.

          After the article on Col Riggs in the May CUB I was particularly happy to have the honor to meet him in person at the 42nd Annual reunion in Roanoke. I am convinced that the story would make a good book.

          It was especially gratifying to meet my former comrades from M Company/ 423rd. We numbered four in Mobile and ten at Roanoke. The 42nd Annual Reunion Committee did a fantastic job. From our viewpoint all seemed to go smooth.

          The Hotel Roanoke staff did their best to satisfy the needs of a group of Three hundred ten 106ers and guests, not an easy task with over 600 people, 62 to 83 years of age. The food was good and the tours very interesting. The "STAR CITY" did itself proud.

          I was swamped with promises of material, photos and stories about members returning to the old battle positions. Hope everybody produces what they promised, if so I have the CUB production "nailed" for the next 6 years. Please send in your photos and stories, there are others thirsting for glimpses of their past.

          More about the reunion will appear in this issue as well as the February issue. I don't think I can get it all in this one.

 

December 16th Commemoration get-to-gethers.

          A listing of those planning a Dec 16th Com- oration will appear in this issue. If there is not one in your area, and you would like to sponsor a get-to-gether, drop me a line and I will run off a list of the members near you. Give me zip-codes or name of stales that you want (incase you are in anarea where the borders overlap).

 

New Members

          Again this issue them are a tremendous amount of "New Members" listed. With the reports and articles on the Roanoke reunion I may have to cut down on the size of the "Mail Bag." Delinquent Members

          There were 253 delinquent members on September 1, 1988.1 was given instructions to eliminate their names from the roster and the CUB mailing list.

          In a splurge of mixed feelings, I sent 253 post cards advising those delinquent members that they had overlooked paying their annual dues, which are supposed to be paid by July 1 each year.

          On Nov 11th, as I am inserting this item in the CUB there am still 78 members who have not paid their 1988-89 dues. 4 attended the Roanoke reunion.

          I decided even though I had instructions not to mail this issue to those delinquents, that I would use my editor's prerogative and give it one more shot.

          Please pay up, this is positively the last word that you will hear from the association, that is if you fail to pay your 1988-89 association fees.

 

Stories on POW Camps

          Reverend Black, when, in his message he refers to the fact that "We are survivors," is not referring in particular to ex-POWs, but to all of us who have survived the hardships that life has presented us. Picking out a segment of time in our life, December 1944 through May of 1945, there are many who owe a great deal to the few remaining members of the Combat Team 106th after our capture in the —Ardennes Offensive. Many of no would not have survived our POW experience without the gallant efforts of such as Col. Riggs' and his Combat Engineers in the protection al the onslaught to St. Vith, and to the 424th Regiment and the remaining few 422nd and 423rd men who escaped and fought with the 424th. Their resistance during the Ardennes

 

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Breakthrough broke the German Time Table and their persistence in pressing the attack into the German homeland helped break the back of the German Armies and release those of the 106th that were captive from the "hell" that we were living in

          As reminders of those days, Frank Lapato and Don Pfotenhauer sent me photos and information on their return visits to Europe and POW Camps over ten months ago. I decided to highlight Don's photos and story about Bad Orb, 9B and Ziegenhain, 913. I will use Frank's pictures on Manipur& 4B and some material I have on Limburg, Stalag 12A, next CUB.

          Thanks Frank and Don, I hope you understand.

 

Next Issue February, 1989

          I have an excellent story, with pictures, from Donald Beseler, 424/A, St Germain, Wisconsin about his re-visit to the battlefield area of the 106th in Belgium_ He had an experience similar to Ed Prewett's, 424/B which was printed in The CUB (Vol 44 No. 3, April-May June, 1988).

          (Note: 10/ 30/ 88—I just talked with Don about his story, he told me that he had been successful in contacting First Sgt. Wallace Rifleman, see pages 146 and 210, St Vith, a Lion in the Way, and he is joining the Association.)

          It was in the area of Spineaux, Don lead a patrol to the outskirts of La Vaux. The story and pictures relate to that time and location He used the congenial services of Serge Fontaine, Stavelot, who also introduced him to Jules Herdebise, Trois Ponts, Belgium. Jules is working to establish a memorial for the 424th at Aisomont. It is to be dedicated during August 1989. He has of now a small stone statue made by Guy Winand, Rue Capitaine Lekeux, 6698 Grand Halluex, Belgium.

          Jules Herdebise address is; Aisomont 66, 4980 Trois Ponts, Belgium.

          Serge Fontaine address is; Chemin De Ster 11, 134970 Stavelot, Belgium—both have much interest and information on the 106th.

          Serge is an expert on the battles of the area -- see The CUB pages 18-19 (Vol 44 No. 3 April-May-June, 1988) for Ed Prewett's and Rutland's stories of Serge and the area.

          As I was getting ready for press I received another great story with pictures from 1st Sergeant Joseph Gross of the 591st FA. Thanks Joe, I will use them in Feb or May.

          John Kline, editor

 

Seeking Nominees for the Board-of-Directors

          The Nominating Committee of the 106th Infantry Division Association is now accepting nominee for the board of-director recommendations. A slate of candidates will be presented at the annual meeting of the Association during the 43rd Annual Reunion in Chicago in 1989.

          Members of the Association desiring to nominate an individual may do so by submitting his name and a resume of his qualifications for consideration to the chairman of the nominating committee; Mr. John A, Gregory, 4624 Ashton Drive, Sacramento, CA 95864.

 

Did You Receive a Past Due Notice

          To those of you who recently received a Past-Due notice Thanks to all who responded. I am sure you are aware that our fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30 each year and the annual dues are due on July 1. These dates also appear on the inside cover of each and every CUB.

          To those of you who questioned not getting a reminder—you should recall that a dues envelope was included in the special first-class mailing that included a registration blank for the Roanoke Reunion That envelope was a reminder and most of you sent in your payment at that time.

          No issues of The CUB have been missed by those of you who remitted to-date, the latest issue of The CUB was dated "July-Aug-Sept 1988" Thank you for your continued support

 

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General McMahon's widow, Wilda, accepts

Honorary Life Membership

8 North Union Street

Middleton, PA 17057

3 October, 1988

 

Colonel Samuel P. Cariano 

Adjutant (Emeritus)

106th Infantry Division Association 

PO Box 938

Maggie Valley, MN 28751

 

Dear Sam:

          Thank you for your letter of September 20th, 1988, which forwarded my 1988-89 membership card in the 106th Infantry Division Association and by which you informed me of my election as an Honorary Life Member of the Association. Your letter was awaiting my return last Thursday from a trip with Leo, Jr., to Williamsburg, Virginia area where he attended an Army reunion at Fort Eustis and I was able to visit Colonial Williamsburg. It was most thoughtful of you to nominate me for honorary life membership. Please express my sincere appreciation to the Board of Directors and the general membership for their kind consideration in recognizing me in this manner. I will treasure this action along with the Order of the Golden Lion which the Association bestowed on General McMahon and me many years ago. I am sure he is looking down on us and is grateful for your kindness toward me.

          I was disappointed to learn that you had resigned as Adjutant although The CUB had forewarned us of that possibility. The Association will truly miss your long and dedicated service on its behalf. Leo, Jr. joins me in many best wishes to you for continued success in your future retirement endeavors. Thank you again to all Golden Lions and auxiliary for making me an Honorary Life Member of the 106th Infantry Division Association!

Sincerely

          Wilda M. McMahon

 

Wilda McNair McMahon of Middleton is the widow of Brigadier General Leo' McMahon. General McMahon passed away on Monday 28 Sept, 1987 at the age of 94.

          Leo and Wilda were loyal supporters of the 106th Infantry Division Association. They were prominent figures in many of the reunions and contributed much to the success of the Association.

          The General had an illustrious Army career, entering the Army in November of 1917. In combat in France General McMahon served as a volunteer aerial observer More rejoining his regiment as an Infantry liaison officer during the Meuse—Argonne campaign. After Armistice Day, November 11, 018 he marched into Germany with the 76th Field Artillery as the 3rd Division commenced occupation.

          He was assigned to the 106th at Fort Jackson as Commander of the Division Artillery. After the Battle of the Bulge the 106th withdrew for reconstitution at Rennes France in early 1945. It then participated in the drive into Germany and became a part of the initial occupation for, after the end of the war.

          Subsequently, General McMahon was appointed Command, of the XXIII Corps Artillery in the occupation forces and remained in that position until returning to the United States in January of 1646.

          This short synopsis does not do the General's career justice, it was intended to give the many new members a glimpse of the past, and to indicate what great spirit Leo and Wilda McMahon generated in their many years of service to the 106th Infantry Division Association.

 

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Presenting Dale Carver 424th/Hdqtrs 3 Battalion, A&P

Before the Veterans Die

Published by DAMON PRESS, Baton Rouge-'85

By Dale R. Carver 

742 Druid Circle

Baton Rouge, LA 70808     The price is $4.75.

          About the Author (from the back cover) Dale Carver is a native of Kansas. He served as a platoon leader in the 424th Infantry of the 106th Infantry Division during World War II. The 106th Division was badly mauled during the initial stages of the Battle of the Bulge. Two of its regiments, the 422nd and 423rd, were encircled and captured. The 424th fought on until the allies had the situation under control. During the final stages of the war in Europe, Carver's Battalion was assigned the task of running a POW camp at Brezenhein, Germany.

          Carver was awarded the Silver Star medal and a battlefield promotion to 1st Lieutenant. He is now a retired professor of engineering mechanics, having taught at Louisiana State University for 28 years. He Resides in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

          Darwin H. Shrell Professor of English, Emeritus, Louisiana State University: Carver's talents are essentially those of a lyric poet. Some of his most compelling poems ("The Young Lieutenants," The Veteran," "'The 'Strategic' Withdrawal,"" "The Poet," "Maroon Mud and Dog-Tags," "A Shell Fragment," and "The Good Soldier") stab at us with brief and illuminating insight—as jolting as lightning bolts.

          Jim Bush, decorated combat veteran of World War II: "I have read them all with awe, sadness and great respect for your sensitivity and ability. You will be letting down these same veterans—living and dead—if you don't publish them.

 

MAROON MUD and DOG-TAGS

A corpse in the road, a column of tanks in a clanking, grinding fury,

maroon mud and dog-tags

nothing to bury.

 

ATTRITION

Dirty, unshaven, dull eyed men

waiting for food in a line,

a kitchen truck in the muddy snow

in a shell-scarred wood of pine.

A young gold-barred replacement

watching the somber scene,

straight from the Chattahoochee,

sharp-eyed, confident and clean.

(He'd remold into soldiers

these shapeless lumps of clay;

they'd wash and shave, again salute,

before another day.)

Responding then to an unheard cue,

he walked the length of the line,

idly counting as he went;

he stopped at thirty-nine.

'Which platoon is this?" he asked

the sergeant standing by.

"Platoon, Man! Where have you been?

this is Company I."

 

(Editor's note—I contacted Dale Carver after teaming about him from Bill Johnson 28th Division. Bill is a friend of mine who had read a book written by Data Carver. The book was dedicated to the men who served in the 424th Infantry, both the living and the dead. Dale was happy to join the Association, like others he did not know it existed until I contacted him...

          He wrote saying °I wrote the verse some ten years after the war. It was therapy. Had I to do it now I would change some of it, but I wrote it as I felt then." Dale was a 21 year old 2nd Lt. in the Bulge. He told me in his letter, "I was A&P Platoon Leader (page 210—St Vith, A Lion in the Way) and the youngest officer in the 424th Regiment. Behind ray back, my old Sergeants (heroes – all) called me the " youngun." They were old men in their middle and late twenties. He would love to hear from any of the 106th men.- John Kline)

 

THE YOUNG LIEUTENANTS

Where are the young lieutenants

who sailed across the sea?

Where are the proud young men

who went across with me?

Some are home, now older,

some sleep beyond the sea—

and all are so much humbler

than ever they thought they'd be.

 

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Photo: Raymond E Russell, left, 423/E and CUB Columnist Dan Bied, 422/A (both Association members) got together 27 July 88 in Newark, NJ, to talk about 'the bad old days" toiling in a coal mine at Sandersdorf, East Germany. It was their first get-together since April, 1945.

Memories—memories         the elixir of life

Dan Bied 422/A

          Some things about my duty with the 106th Infantry Division areas clear to me now, almost, as they were 44 years ago.

          I can remember taking a shower on arrival at Stalag IV-B like it was a month ago. I assumed we were being herded into a gas chamber and was so relieved to learn it was hot water, not gas, that the event was riveted in my mind.

          There is no way I'll forget being suckered into giving my wristwatch to a British POW at IV-B. He had something to do with checking us "kriegsgefangenes" into the camp and I gave him my watch for "safekeeping." If he got home alive he probably opened a wristwatch store somewhere in England. Nor will I ever forget the Red Cross parcels received by our work group at a town called Sandersdorf, although one of the guys with us in the mine maintained until his death that the Red Cross "didn't do a thing for us."

          I have clear memories—highlights, at least—of our strip mine being bombed by a squadron of Flying Fortresses on St. Patrick's Day, 1945. And, for some odd reason, I have a photo-like recall of the smile on the elderly guard's face when I gave him a stick of Juicy Fruit from my share of the Red Cross boxes.

          I claim to be something of a historian in my hometown. My memory is usually pretty good when it comes to what I experienced and read about in and around Burlington, Iowa, over the years.

          Yet I'll admit, my memories are hazy about a lot of things that happened while I was with the "Golden Lion" troops.

          In my article for The CUB last spring, for instance, I said I fell out on "two or three" marches that long, hot summer at Camp Atterbury. When I re-read the article, and concentrated as hard .1 could, I only remembered one occasion for sure that I didn't complete a hike. There were probably a lot of times I felt like tailing out and, when I wrote the article for The CUB, I got confused between what did happen and what nearly happened back in July and August of 1944. I only recall flashes of the voyage across the Atlantic on the Aquitania. Getting sick the first day out, I remember that. Standing in line for Hershey Bars, I remember that too.

 

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          We were on the ship at least a week but the only other thing I remember, except for the awful meals, is the time the ship was rattled by the firing of one of the guns in its stern. I thought we might be under attack by one of the German warships still loose in the Atlantic, but was glad to learn the Aquitania had only fired a warning shot in front of a freighter that hadn't identified itself.

          There are also some things I can't remember at all about my tenure with the 106th.

          I should remember getting paid at Camp Atterbury and overseas, but for some reason I don't.

          I should remember Sergeant Todd's first name. He was our squad leader, after all, and he was from Tennessee. But I can only remember him as "Sergeant Todd." Surely he had a first name. I recall him as a good soldier and, while I had nothing in common with him except our duty, a good fellow. Was it Sergeant James Todd?

          Some GIs came home with a lot of "loot" from the ETO. I was afraid to dig around in German homes looking for cameras, guns, etc., because I remembered the training film in England that warned us of booby traps, even in a bar of soap.

          So, when we landed in New York in June, 1945, my duffel bag was pretty limp. All I brought home was a beer coaster I had found in a German Tavern, a German road atlas I ran across in Naumberg, near where we were liberated, and a carton of Chesterfields for a friend.

          I had some extra sox and underwear, no doubt, and a few V-Discs. And a lot of memories, including some that will be vivid if I live another 20, 25 or 30 years.

 

Golden Lion Scholarship Awards

Edinburgh Cornunily School, Edinburgh, Indiana Broad Ripple High School, Indianapolis, Indiana O. Paul Merz 42215 /

 

Dear Mr. Merz

          I want to thank you and your 106th Infantry Division Association for selecting me as a recipient of the "Golden Lion Scholarship Award."' I plan to use the money on transportation expenses when I attend college this fall. It will be of much help. Thank you once again, it is an honor to accept this gift from the Golden Lions.

Sincerely,

Kathy LC., Edinburgh Community High School

 

Dear Mr. Merz

          I wish to express my thanks to you and the Golden Lions. Receiving this scholarship was an unexpected pleasure. I would like to know more about the Golden Lions, I have an interest in military history.

This scholarship will be helpful in the pursuit of my college education.

Sincerely.

          Ruthann Hurst, Broad Ripple High School

 

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Col. Cavender attends West Point reunion—Class of '23

          From the Sun City News, June 30, 1988 By Frank Hammond Staff Writer Old Soldiers never die," goes the old barracks room ballad," they just fade away." And some fade away slowly.

          For example, there is the Sun Citian Col. Charles C. Cavender, who together with his wife, Lois, only recently returned from the United States Military Academy at West Point where he attended the 65th anniversary reunion of his 1932 graduating class. Of the 294 cadets who graduated with the class, 14 were present for the reunion and 45 are still alive.

          Born Oct. 2, 1897 in Grapevine, Texas, Cavender retired from the U.S. Army at Fort MacArthur, Calif. Sept 30, 1953 after 36 years of active duty spanning three wars. When asked if his initial interest in attending West Point was because he came from a military family, Cavender shook his head and laughing wryly, said "My grandfather was a sergeant in the Confederate Army, but I don't think that influenced me. What did influence him was in his words," a wave of patriotism" that swept over the campus of Texas A&M in November of 1917 when he was a second year student there and the United States had entered World War I. He had taken competitive exams for West Point and Annapolis and had been promised a principal appointment for June, 1918, by his district's congressman. But war fever was raging and Texas A&M students, according to Col Cavender "were leaving in droves for service in the armed forces." He added, "I enlisted as a volunteer for the duration of the war."

          Eager to get overseas, young Cavender volunteered for the assignment to a field signal battalion of the 5th Division and was sent to France. While he was in the Battle of the Argonne, he was selected to compete for appointment to West Point, The War Department had been allotted 90 appointments, and one man from each regiment in the American Expeditionary Forces—approximately 200—were to compete for them. Private 1st Class Charles C. Cavender was one of the 18 who made a passing grade and received orders from General John J. Pershing's headquarters to proceed to the Commanding General, Port of Embarkation, "by whom they will be sent to report to Commandant of the West Point

 

Photo: Col. C. C. Cavender, in December 1946 , after recuperating from wounds from a bombing raid, reported to Ft. Douglas, Utah as Exec. Officer.

His commanding officer was General Herbert T. Perrin, our Assistant Division Commander as we went overseas.

 

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Photo: A boat ride for the Class of '23 Col. C.C. Cavender with — wife Lois at the at the 65th Reunion of the Class of '23, West Point. May, 1988. The Colonel celebrated his 91st birthday Oct. 2, 1988

 

Military Academy." Cavender noted that General Pershing gave the graduation address for his class at West Point. It was at West Point that Cadet Cavender made the acquaintance of a fellow classmate, now a fellow Sun Citian, Col. Warren G. Robinson, and started a friendship that has lasted 70 years.

          Between his graduation from West Point in 1932 and the entrance of the United States into World War II, Cavender served in a variety of assignments in various units at a variety of posts in the United States, and the Territory of Hawaii and Panama. "I was stationed in Panama at Fort Davis on the Atlantic side in 1930-31 where the average rainfall is 160 inches," the colonel recalled. "I was at Fort Shafter in Hawaii from 1939-41 but was back in the states before Pearl Harbor."

          At the time of the Japanese attack on 7 December, 1941, Cavender was on duty in Washington, D.C. He became regimental commander of the 423rd Infantry Regiment of the 106th Division which was activated March 15, 1943 at Camp Jackson, S.C. After Tennessee maneuvers in February, 1944, the division was shipped to England.

          On Thanksgiving Day, 1944, it loaded on boats for the continent where it became part of the First Army. "No turkey for us," the colonel quipped. During the crucial Battle of the Bulge, Cavender's regiment was cut off and surrounded. The colonel and a number of his men were captured Dec. 19, 1944. He was liberated on April 5 by units of Gen. George S. Patton's Army. During this engagement which involved a saturation bombing attack by American planes, Col. Cavender was wounded. He recalls the experience with "On V-E Day I was having surgery in a hospital in England."

          Among Cavender's awards and decorations, which include the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star medal, Purple Heart, both WWI and WWII Victory medals and campaign medals with battle stars, is the Legion of Merit.

          The citation reads in part: "Colonel Charles C. Cavender... for exceptionally outstanding service as regimental commander... from 16 December to 19 December 1944. Col. Cavender had charge of a defense sector which was surrounded by the Germans. When the enemy launched a counterattack he directed his regiment in a delaying action long enough for the First Army to reorganize, and as a result the enemy failed in its counterattack attempt. Colonel Cavender's services reflect the highest credit upon him and the armed forces of the United States."

 

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          From China, Cavender entered occupation duty in Japan where he served, in his words, as "Deckhand" (Chief of Staff) to two different commanding generals of the 24th Division. They were Major General Anthony McAuliffe, famous for his response of "Nuts!" to the Germans demanding his surrender at Bastogne, and Major General William Dean, who was captured by the enemy early in the Korean War and remained a prisoner for three years. Cavender returned to the United States in 1950 where he was post commander at Fort MacArthur until his retirement in 1953.

          After residing in various communities in Orange County and briefly in Santa Barbara, Col. Cavender and his wife of 59 years, Carolyn, now deceased, moved to Sun City in 1972. He married his present wife, Lois, whom he characterizes as my "right arm," in 1985. He credits her with getting him back to West Point for the 65th reunion of his graduating class, saying, "I never would have made it without her."

          At the reunion although it had been raining the day and night before and part of the day of the parade—there were rumors that it had been cancelled—the sun broke through and the skies cleared while the 4,000 young men and women cadets passed in review to honor the old soldiers on the reviewing line. On his recent 90th birthday, Cavender received from West Point a handsomely bound booklet showing through pictures and brief narratives his career as a cadet. Inscribed on the black leather binding is this message "Graduates of West Point Salute Charles C. Cavender, USMA 1923."

 

(Editor's note—The men of the 423rd Regiment and the 106th Infantry Division Association, its Officers and Board of Directors also salute you. We hope you enjoyed your 91st on 2 October, 1988. We are all looking forward to seeing you at Sacramento in 1990 Good Health Colonel, to you and your wile Lois.)

 

Photo: Eyes Right! The skies cleared and Cadets, 4000 strong parade for the West Point Class of '23.

Congratulations! Gil Helwig 423/M for signing on 104 new members from January 1988 to this date - November 11, 1988.

          Colonel Cavender said he would of liked you as a recruiter.

 

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A Memorable Return to Anthisnes, Belgium

 

Photo: In Anthisnes (near Liege, Belgium) After 44 years a former 423rd Anti-Tank sergeant finds a family who lodged him during the war.

 

          George Sutter a 20 year old Sergeant in the 423rd Regiment's Anti-tank Battalion returned to Anthisnes after 44 years and found "Mama," 87 years of age (Emma Rousselle), and her daughter Clarisse, who was 14 years old at the time. Clarisse has since married Jules Kepenne.

          George is from Munster, Indiana, and is married to an Englishwoman, Peggy. From this union was born a daughter who is a Doctor and is married to a gynecologist. In '44, George spent six weeks in Anthisnes where, with his eight companions, he was lodged with Emma Rousselle, who ran a small grocery store on Center Street George was in charge of supplies and his office was set up in the school across from the store.

          Mama Rousselle handled the laundry of the nine soldiers in exchange for provisions, cigarettes, chickens, etc. and the first "Nes Cafe (instant coffee)" which had just appeared in Europe. After their departure, several soldiers kept in contact with the Rousselle fancily, then little by little, the correspondence dropped off, with the exception of George who continued regular correspondence. George would each year at Christmas time send Mama money in the guise of gifts.

          Their reunion was moving and also unexpected due to an error in the date and the people in Anthisnes were no longer expecting the arrival of George and his wife.           Together, they went over the town recollecting memories, then eating dinner. It was also the occasion for George to once again see the old acquaintances from the town—notably, Marie Louise Giltay, who was 24 at the time George was first in Anthisnes.

          The family in Anthisnes were overwhelmed with gifts, especially Mama, who received a gold necklace and a magnificent scarf.

          This article was translated from a story which appeared in a Belgian newspaper "L'arrondi." on 28 March, 1988. Translation was by a language teacher of School District #196, Apple Valley, MN—Editor)

 

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Stalags 9B & 9A

Return to Bad Orb and Ziegenhain

Donald Pfotenhauer 422/G 1501 Michigan Ave Gladstone, 14149837

          (Editor's note—Don sent me this article many months ago, but with the great numbers of new members during the past months I have had to hold some material back.

          We have several other Return to Europe stories that will published in the next few issues. Stalag 12A and 4B will be next, if you have pictures or stories send them to me.—Thanks Don for story, I know it will bring back memories to many of ex-9B and 9A 106ers.)

          In October of 1987 my wife, Marcie, Brother Bob and I visited St. Vith, Gerolstein, Prum, Bad Orb, Ziegenhain and other parts of Germany. We spent one-week in England and after two days in London went off on a bus tour for 4 days through England, Scotland and Wales. The scenery was fantastic with its many castles and historic spots.

 

Photo: Headquarters Building Stalag ISO (US Army) negative by Jim Burke 423/M

 

          After a week we met my brother Bob and took off for Amsterdam. We rented a car and took off to Belgium and St. Vith.

          There we visited the 106th Infantry Division Memorial, we were impressed with it. The director was out of town.

          We drove on to Prum, where we had been taken on the first day of our captivity. We then proceeded to Gerolstein, where we had been put into box cars (40&8). Remember these!!

          The following day we went to Bad Orb to find Stalag 9B. We had a time finding the prison camp, apparently no one wants to talk about it I found a youngster who knew where it was and he gave us directions.

          The Bad Orb camp has been made into a boy's camp and does not resemble the area as we would all remember it. I did find where the remains of some of the barracks. What was left has been made into two story buildings. I did find the root cellar where I think was used to store the German bread when we were there. The railroad station looks the same as in '44. So is the uphill walk of 7.2 Kilometers to the POW Camp.

          After visiting the site of Stalag 9B, we traveled on to Zeigenhain, the site of Stalag 9A. There we met some friendly people who took us out to the camp site, they also recommended a good hotel.

 

Photo: An aerial view of Stalag DEB, Bad Orb, Germany (US Army Archives) negative furnished by James Burke, 423/6)

 

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Five of them joined us that night for a beer party. Most of them had been POWs of the American or British.

          If you ever go there contact a person by the name of Peter Mueller. He is a retired Air Force pilot who trained in Texas after the war. He was too young to have been in WWII. He is presently in charge of the Zeigenhain Museum in town. A very interesting person.

          The people we were with contacted a Herr Horst Munk who now lives in the former POW hamlet and is in charge of the museum at the camp. He showed us pictures of it as it was in 1944. It was then that I learned that Francios Mitterand, president of France, was a prisoner in Zeigenhain at the same time we were.

          The camp, after the war, was taken over by Germans who had been kicked out of Austria and Czechoslovakia by the Russians. The little hamlet is now called Trutzhein and is well kept, with fresh paint and many flowers. I was able to pick out what I believed to be the barracks I was staying in.

          One barracks is still in the original 1944 condition. An old bachelor lives there and hasn't fixed it up. It has the same door, door latch, walls and floors that you would remember. Some POWs drew a picture of the Statue of Liberty on the wall. The old man had gone over it with a black marker and covered it with plastic, it's still in good shape. If any knows the artists I can send them a copy of the picture I took

 

          We visited the French, Polish and Russian cemeteries. They all had separate areas—very depressing.

          We then went on to Salzburg in Austria, then on to Hitler's Retreat, The Eagle's Nest. From there to Dachau, then on up the Rhine. We enjoyed the German wine and visited a winery. The autobahns are really something, zipping along at 85 mph.

          It was an enjoyable trip. It did me good to go back and recall the memories of '44- 45, even though the memories are not pleasant

 

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Who's the enemy in POW Camp? A GI remembers

By James A. Gray I Company 423rd Regiment

          Forty years ago this winter, I was one of 2,000 prisoners of war at Stalag IX-B, Bad Orb Germany. Most of us were young infantrymen from the 106th Infantry Division, the untried unit that bore the initial brunt of Hitler's last desperate drive in Western Europe. History knows this as the Battle of the Blaze but we were unaware of this designation or the importance of the engagement until liberation came in April, 1945.

          Daily life at Stalag IX-B can be most accurately described as boring. Although the surrounding country was beautiful, our appreciation was dulled by the almost total absence of work, exercise or reading material. We were wakened early each day by the guards for no good reason except that all armies believe in waking people early.

          We lined up for ersatz tea, which was more useful for washing than for drinking since the barracks lacked hot water. At about 11 am we got into the chow line for a liter of potato soup,. which, if one were lucky, might contain a meat chunk of unknown origin. Four o'clock brought the final "meal" of the day, heavy black bread divided six men to a loaf and a ration of what was called margarine to spread on it. These were the highlights of our day except for the occasional march of a few miles to pick up wood for heating the barracks.

          Every day had a stultifying sameness until the day the guards didn't wake us up at the usual time. A break in routine had to mean something important.

          We soon learned. We were ordered to line up and stand at attention out in the snow, where machine-gun crews, grim in coal-scuttle helmets, faced us. For two hours we shivered and not just from the cold. They then told us what this was all about.

          A GI had sneaked into a kitchen at night, had been surprised by a German cook and had hit the cook several times with a meat cleaver and left him bleeding and near death. The Germans put it on the line "No food and no fuel until you find this man and turn him in. No one doubted that they meant business. Although the camp had been mercifully free of the brutality we had feared, we knew what the Germans were capable of. Besides what had been done had been vicious and cowardly.

          On the other hand, our country's enemy was demanding we turn over a fellow GI for what might well turn out to be a death sentence. Every American child grows up understanding that informers and tattle-tales are the lowest form of life. You just don't "snitch" on the other guy. This was the dilemma facing the leaders (democratically elected) of the dozen barracks at Stalag IX-B. But no one was willing to risk his survival for one man who was caught trying to steal more than his share of food. The decision was made quickly. Every man was to file past his barracks leader carrying all his clothing so that it could be inspected.

          It didn't take long to find the man with the bloodstained jacket and pants. He was duly turned in, we got our food and fuel and life returned to normal at Stalag IX-B. Fortunately for the assailant, the German cook survived. So instead of being executed, the GI was sentenced to 14 years in prison. Presumably he was even liberated from his prison as we were from our prison camp, and returned home as we did. He probably even got an honorable discharge. He may have even become commander of his local veteran's organization.

          I have long since forgotten his name, but I have no trouble, four decades later, summoning up the images of those machine-guns as we stood in the snow.

 

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Order of Command— Stalag IX-A

(editor's note—A photo-copy of a list of names was given to me by S/Sgt Paul Kotlarich 423/M, which appears to be an original table of organization of various barracks and activities at Stalag IX-A, Ziegenhain, Germany.

          This list from a Swiss Delegate report:

Camp Commander                       Oberst Mangelsdorf 

German Med.                              Oberstabsartz Dr. Sturm 

Camp Officer                               Hauptman Fritz Bock

Ger. High Command                    Major Siegmann 

British Med Officer                       Major T. McLardy 

American Med Off.                       Cpt. S.E. Morgan 

British Man Confidence                R.S.M.C. Broderick 

Assistant                                     Sgt. R. Theron 

RAF Man Confidence                   W/O A.M. Currie 

American Man Confidence            S/Sgt E. Kraske 

Asst.                                           T/Sgt E. Kracek 

 

From Paul Kotlarich's original the names are nor given in any order.

American Man Confidence            Elmer E. Kraske 

Chief Clerk                                  Frank Cerenzia 

Recreation Director                      Paul Kotlarich 

Group Leader 22-B                      James E. Davis 

Med Officer                                 Stanley E. Morgan 

Interpreter 21-A                           George Evers 

Chief Catholic Chaplain                William Ryan 

Catholic Chaplin                          Joseph S. Correra 

Barracks Leader                          Roddie W. Edmonds 

Newsman (0                                Robert R. Rudy 

Group Leader 21-A                      Edward McGrew 

Group Leader 21-A                      Harry Geary Jr.

Group Leader 21-A                      John H. Bierdo Jr.

Group Leader 21-A                      Dwight Dodson 

Group Leader 21-A                      John E. Brown 

Clerk 21-A                                   Louis J. Jaccino 

Mess Sgt Group 4                        Joseph Litvin

?????? (unclear)                           Lee McCadell 

Mess Sgt                                     John W. Barbeau 

Recreation 20-8                           William G. Krebs Jr.

Recreation 22-B                           Charles Lucas 

 

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New Members

NOTICE TO NEW MEMBERS

          There have been many new members in the last few months. This listing contains nearly 100 names. Please drop me a line if your name has not appeared in the CUB as a "New Member" and you joined before this issue's cut-off date of October 15, 1988. I have been handling so many papers, and I do not want to overlook any one.

John Kline, Editor (address inside front cover)

 

DIV/HQ

Hoekstra, Alfred 1029 0 Page CT Naperville IL 60540

          I read about the 106th Infantry Division in the Chicago Sun Times. I often wondered if it was still in existence. I was in 106 Headquarters (AC section) from activation to the end. I took my Basic Training with the 81st Engineers. Please put me on your mailing list and tell me about the Association.

My wife, Irene and I have two children, both married, with no grandchildren. Retired after 44 years with Swift & Co. In Chicago as a purchasing agent Born and grew up in Chicago, moved to Naperville in 1962.

 

106 QM

Pugsley, Earl C.

3319 Redwood Rd

Anderson IN 46011

 

106 RECON

Fisher, Col USA Ret, Robert W. 1106 Lancer Ln Tarpon Springs FL 34689

 

106 SIG

Corbett, Eugene M. 700 Martina Dr. Atlanta GA 30305

 

159/1

Walton, Robert S. 1702 Carmen Ave Chicago, IL 60640 (312-878-71031

          (welcome back to the 106th Bob—The 159th Regiment was attached to the 106th from March 16 to July 31, 7945. editor's note)

          I recently came across the story about the 106th in the Chicago Sun Times newspaper. Although I did not fight in the "Bulge," I was assigned to the 159th Infantry Regiment in April, 1945. We were replacements gathered from various units to beef up the 106th. It has been over forty two years since I returned home, but I am still proud that I wore the Golden Lion patch of the 106th. The 106th will never be forgotten.

          I am married, no children (wife, Flo) Product designer for Breuer Electric Mfg. Co., Chicago. Our 32nd wedding anniv. will be 10/20/88. Served in the service from 9/11/44 to 7/21/46.

 

331 MED/HQ

Mangold, William V.

818 Lillian LN Sarasota FL 34243

 

331 MED/D

Letwin, Irving B. 2800 N. Lake Shore Dr. #2210 Chicago, IL

          Age 72, Widower. Have one son, Paul. Midwestern Regional Sales Manager, Block Sportswear, Manufacturer of men's sportswear, starting my 43rd year with the company. Awarded two Bronze Star medals after 40 years.

 

422/HQ

Freedman, Henry E.

115 Harness Tr. Roswell GA 30076

 

422/AT

Teller, Richard G. 5357 Spencer Las Vegas NV 89119

 

422/CN

Clark, Herbert H. 3686 Leonard Rd W. Oshkosh WI 54904

 

422/SV

Hair, Lucius M 8717 Nightingale Ln Charlotte NC 28226

Hanson, Gareth 1780 State Rte 232 New Richmond OH 45157

Moss, Chester R. 101 Lake Hinsdale Rd #102 Willowbrook IL 60514

          I drove a six-wheeler kitchen truck and trailer up to the Siegfried Line and left it there to go back for a load of coal. On the way back I had to dump the coal, then drive into the

 

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woods and dig a fox-hole. The next day they asked me to drive the wounded into the Hospital, as soon as I reached the Hospital the Germans took my truck. I called the 'Hot Line' for the POW Medal, they sent a form, but I have not received my POW Medal.

          (editor's note—Chester, It will take several months for you to receive the POW Medals. Mine took 120 days (4 month's), I understand some of the Medals take as long as 6 months. Hang in there, it will probably arrive soon.)

 

422/A

McKee, Richard Box 45 Rochester IN 46975

          After all these years I just learned about the Association. I was captured at Schoenberg walked to Koblenz then to Limburg, Stalag 4B in box cars then to Stalag 8A at Gorlitz. On Valentine's Day 14 February, 1945 we started our march across Germany. Arrived at Braunschweig on April 10. Marched to Konigslutter where myself and three others escaped on 11 April.

          I am retired (1983) from printing and publishing and am now enjoying my hobby of wood-working. (editor's note-I wrote Richard, and just today 31 Sept received his answer. He and I were together practically all the way. I sent him a copy of my diary, he says he is just putting his together, after which we can compare the towns we walked through.)

 

Schmalzried, Eugene W 703 Guilford St Hunington IN 46750

Solicited by: Sherod Collins Would like a mailing list.

 

422/B

Krueger, Le Moyne F. 3165 Jerri Ct Brookfield WI 53005

 

422/C

Allen, Calvert L. 702 Camp Hollow Rd West Mifflin PA 15122

Solicited by: Gil Helwig Was a POW from Dec 19 till May of 1945. Would like a roster and the August CUB.

 

422/D

Sandtviet, Arthur O. PO Box 73    , Harbert MI 49115

 

422/HQ 2BN

Benigno, Russell A. 168 N. Passaic Ave Chatham NJ 07928

Dear John,

          I am a new member of the Association. I did not know that the Association existed until recently. I received your latest edition of The CUB (Jul-Aug-Sep, 1988). I thoroughly enjoyed reading the magazine—it brought back many pleasant and some unpleasant memories. It was very well done.

          One of the reasons in writing you is that I try to read any book (fiction or non-fiction) about the Battle of the Bulge and in particular about the 106th. On page 17 you mentioned that in recent edition that there was a review of books that were written about the Bulge. I would appreciate receiving a copy of this listing. I recently read two books about the Bulge in which the 106th is mentioned.

          (1.) "Night Over Day Over Night" by Paul Watkins, © March 1988, Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., NY. A fictionalized account tells of the German Youth side of the preparations for the Bulge. This is a first novel and some liberties have been taking as far as accuracy is concerned.

          (2.) 'Cut Off" by Will Davidson (GI reporter for Yank Magazine) © 1972, Published by Stein and Day. Supposedly a true story of a war correspondent caught in the middle of the Battle of the Bulge. He was given charge of taking two Jewish children to safety through enemy lines. One interesting note is that author Ernest Hemingway was caught in the Battle of the Bulge.

          Enclosed find a copy of a story I wrote for the company newspaper in 1981, about my experiences at a POW work camp. Not knowing if any stories like this have appeared, I thought it would make an interesting project if a number of similar stories could be compiled into a booklet form. I am sure that many, many former 106 Privates and Privates First Class were assigned to work camps, and have interesting stories to tell. E.g.: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and his Slaughter House five. Recently I have met many young people who seem to have a genuine interest in learning about what life was all about while being a prisoner of war. This is all a part of history and is subject that seems very neglected.

Sincerely, Russ

          (editor's note—Russ, by this time you have received my listing from the May CUB on the 'Book's Review" I hope you find it of interest -- Russ tells in his story, which we hope to use at a later date, of his recollections of Lager 118. Lager 118 was located in

 

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Lutzchena, Germany, six miles North of Leipzig. The story is well written and consists of two pages of small (8 point) print, three columns per page. It is written in a style that reads as if he were in front of you, discussing the things that happened to him. A very nice article and one that could be used to discuss prison life to young people. Thanks Russ, we will talk about your idea as time goes on—I have files full of stories from men of the 106th, not only since I became editor, but from the men of my own company who I have contacted since May of 1987, but also from former 106ers who were in Stalag 8A and suffered the long 415 mile walk to liberation from Gorlitz, 80 miles East of Dresden, two months from Valentine's Day Feb 14, 1945 until Friday, April 13th, 1945. Not exactly what you would call 'A Grand Tour." Again thanks for your nice, informative letter. I know the membership will enjoy the information.— John Kline)

 

Lantana., John 160 Canby Cir. Spring Hill FL 34606

          Solicited by: Gil Helwig An ex-POW, was with the 106th from 4/10/43 to 10/10/45. Was interned at Stalag 4B (IV-B). I was liberated by the British Autry about 4/15/45, was air lifted to a General Hospital near London England. Spent about 45 days there for recuperation, another 45 waiting for a ship to the states. Landed in New Port News, VA 7/2/45. After a circuitous route to Ashville, NC, Camp Shelby I was reassigned and went to Camp Myles Standish as Duty NCO, was discharged via Fort Devens, Mass 11/8/45.

          Lived in Ridgewood Queens 3 years, had 3 sons, moved to Copiague, L.I. My wife passed away in 1973. I remarried a lovely woman with three sons, at present we are both retired, living in Spring Hill, Florida and at last count we have 18 grandchildren and one on the way with 3 great grandchildren and one on the way.

 

422/F

Ferreira, Ted, 2147 Maryville Ln Ft Myers FL 33901

 

422/H

Meagher, James L 1515 Ocean City Rd. Salisbury MD 21801

 

422/HQ 3BN

Williams, James H. PO Box 92 Linville Falls NC 28647

 

422/I

Rossini, Nello 11 Trailside Way Ashland MA 01721

          Solicited by Gil Helwig 

          Gilbert, for the last 39 years I've been married to the same girl. Have.one daughter who was married last year. Retired from the US Post Office Service after 38 years. Visit the VA frequently. Have the same problems that most former POWs have. I've sent along a clipping from a newspaper from 1945.

 

422/L

Anderson, Charlie G. 6105 Coughran Ct Sioux Falls SD 57106

          Solicited by: Sam Cariano Wife's name Delores - 18 days after basic - maneuvers in Tenn., went overseas as a re- placement from Camp Atterbury to ETO - assigned to 5th Armored Division, 15th Infantry for 8 months and wounded. After being discharged from Dibble General, Menlo Park, CA, I returned to Sheridan, Wyoming and worked on ranches, then started in Government Service with the VA in Sheridan.

          In 1951 my wife and I moved to Leaven. worth, Kansas and I worked for the Department of Army, Fort Leavenworth, in Transportation. In '73 I retired, in 1984 (Oct) we decided to more to Sioux Falls, SD, and really enjoy it. I lost my 106th Picture Book by showing it to someone who was a patient at the VA -wish I could get another.

 

422/M

Bielski, Raymond J. 1417 Walnut Dr. Woodstock IL 60098

          I retired after 40 years. I am now driving people to the Doctor's office and Hospitals on a part time basis. Two boys and two girls, have been married 45 years to a wonderful women.

 

Van Wettering, Wilbur #14 Villa Rd Smith's AL I don't have much information about myself. I live alone here in Alabama, not too active except for fishing and hunting. I will try to make one of the reunions, probably the next one after Roanoke.

 

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422/MED

Golembiewski, Sylvester, 68 Brahma Ave Bridgewater NI 08807

 

422/UNIT?

Cannon, Philip, 408 Cemetery Ave Cambridge MD 21613

 

423/HQ

Boucher, Armand J. 1449 Amy Cir, Spring Hill FL 34606

          Solicited by Gil Helwig 

          I was just talking to an acquaintance of mine who was joining the 106th Association. I am also interested.

          I was with the division from Fort Jackson. I was an auto mechanic in HQ/423 until I was captured.

          I have lived in Rhode Island until 4 years ago, when we moved to Florida. Hope to make it to Roanoke.

 

Sears, John R. 2621 Grand Cayman St Sarasota H. 34231

          Discharged from Army at Fort Jackson in 1945, back in the Air Force in 1948, retired from 20th TAC Fighter Wing, Woathers Field, England in 1965. My wife Louise and I live in Sarasota, retired. We travel a lot and keep very busy. Thanks Mr. Collins for your help.

(editor, note — John, it was nice to see you and Joe Tarantino (see below) at the Roanoke Reunion. Stories of buddies meeting after years of no contact are what make the 106th Infantry Division Association so great.)

 

Tarantino, Joseph C. 47 Star Route Quakertown, PA 18951

          Solicited by: Roy Bigger & Ted Young

          Joe's name appeared in last CUB as a new member. This is the follow up with his letter.)

          I was a cook in 423rd Headquarters. I was also attached unassigned to the 106th Division BLUE BAND where I was known as 'lumping Joe." I played Bass in the dance band. I would sure like to hear from some of the dance band members. I lost all contact after being captured and liberated.

          Married after the war to my wife Janice, we had three children. Alter 20 years she died. Later I met my present wife Connie. We have been together over 20 years. Connie had two children, to now we have five grown children and nine grandchildren.

          My work since the war has been as part owner of a family business, which makes cemetery memorials. It has been in the same location for the past 72 years. I am now sole owner. I still play Bass in different dance bands, when they need a Bass man.

          I was happy to hear from my Mess Sergeant, Bob Sears who called from Sarasota, Florida after seeing my name in The CUB. It was our first conversation with him in 40 years. We plan to meet at Roanoke.

          I want to thank Roy Bigger and Ted Young for getting me to join the Association. I feel that it has already enriched our lives.

 

423/AT

Brown, Lincoln AA. 157 Winegard Rd, Richmondville NY 12149

          Solicited by: Gil Helwig 

          Was glad to hear from you. I was a member up till July 1966. Guess I just lost track, with the family and all. I are sending dues for me and my wife. I see the 42nd Reunion will be at Roanoke. I cannot make this one but hope to try another year.

          I was drafted on the pre-Pearl Harbor lottery. Our 2nd child was born while I was in service, had two more children after the war. Have 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, have been married 47 years.

          My work has been as a truck driver, buses and heavy equipment. I retired in 1985 after 20 years in one place as a heavy duty mechanic. I still do some part time work.

          Have a travel trailer and go to Florida from Nov till May Would like to hear from some of those in the old outfit, or from the POW camp.

          'Brownie,. Lincoln Brown

 

 

423/CN

Mayrsohn, Bernard   34 Brae Burn Dr. Purchase NY 10577

 

423/A

Le Grand Sr., Elmore 8340 S. 85th Ct Hickory Hills IL 60457

 

423/B

Parkinson, Francis X. 1022 Apple Tree Ct Palatine It 60067

 

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Garwood, Sterling R. 64 Country Club Gardens Santa Fe, NM 87501

          I was 2nd Platoon Leader (2Lt) captured 16 Dec, 1944, escaped near Regensburg spring of '45, transferred to Air Force, served in the Philippines in 48-49, resigned in 1950. Married, three grown sons. I teach Physics & Chemistry at the Santa Fe Community College

 

423/B

Perkins, Arnold 209 Whites Ave Marion IN 46952

 

423/D

Browning, Roy 2525-15th St Columbus GA 31906

          Solicited by: Gil Helwig Would like a membership roster. (editor's note—There was a Unit Roster of 996 (11 July, 1988) names sent with the August CUB.at this moment, 9/31/88 20:00 hours I have 1057 names on the roster, you can update the 11 July roster by following the "New Member' column— the column you arc reading now)

Chaudoin, Robert W. 835 Pine Muscatine IA 52761

Chinquist, Fred A. 3305 - 36th Ave NE Minneapolis MN 55478

 

423/E

Lowenberg, Howard 416 Janice Dr. Pittsburgh PA 75235

(editor's note —No comments. Send us a little of your background Howard.

 

423/F

Summers, Gerald R. 8605 Belleview Kansas City MO 64114

          Solicited by Gil Helwig Have lived in Kansas City all of my 66+ years. Wife is Shirley, three children, four grandchildren.

Am a retired Banker - Sr. Vice Pres (35 years).

 

423/G

McCammon, James A. 1521 N. 25th SI, Van Buren AR 72956

          Solicited by Gil Helwig 

          Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, discharged at Ft Chaffee, Arkansas and I have stayed in this part of the country working for the US Postal Service. I retired the first part of 1988. Married with two sons and 1 daughter, I have 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter.

(editor's note— Jim, spent a week in Montgomery Dec 1985, attending a one-week Search & Rescue School at Maxwell AFB. Have been active in Civil Air Patrol for some years. The school was conducted by the US Coast Guard. They sure have a beautiful library there—they have every LIFE magazine from "start to finish". I spent a couple of evenings browsing through them, in particular those of the 1944-45 era,)

 

423/HQ 3BN

Eisenman, Jerome 227 Buena Vista Ave Daly City CA 94015

          Solicited by Sherod Collins

          Was with the Headquarters Pioneer Platoon, captured in the Bulge and was a prisoner in Stalag 4-B, Bad Orb, Germany. Post War Career - Economics, BA, Brooklyn College; MA, University of California; 30 years as a Junior High School Teacher, 4 years retired.

 

423/I

Davis, Lavange 951 Set. Dr. #4 Cumberland MD 21502

          My Father Jake Davis died while I was a Prisoner of War in Germany. I remained in the Army until my retirement at Fort Belvoir, VA on June 1, 1966. I was also a Prisoner of War in Korea for 37 month, Was with the 24th Division, 21st Infantry Regime., Company I.

          My mother, Addie Davis, Martinsville, VA always believed I would return home and she lived to see it happen. Would enjoy hearing from anyone who was with 423rd/I

          Lavange Davis

 

Mills, James M. 895 Olde Farm Ct Vandalia OH 45377

          Solicited by: Gil Helwig 

          Mr. Helwig, this application was sent to me by Robert Widdicombe of Ft Wayne, Indiana. I found his name and address in the Ex-POW book and gave him a call - we haven't seen each other or talked since we were captured during the Bulge.

          We were in I Company, 423rd, 1st Platoon. Captain Moe was our CO, Lt Blodgett was our Platoon Leaden Through the Ex-POW Bulletin I have also contacted Ervin Szpeck, 1219 W. Drury Lane, Milwaukee, WI, 53215 and Henrico Pandolfl, 681 Rathbun St, Blackstone, MA

 

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01504 and Robert Holden, 2902 Middle Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722, all from I Company, 423rd Infantry. It was nice to know they all made it through the prison camps.

          I still wonder about our Platoon Sergeant Chitman (spelling). I understand from Widdicombe-the that Moe, Collins and Blodgett made it back.

          After capture we marched three days, were put into cattle cars for 10 days, getting bombed at a siding - went to Stalag 4-B for 2 weeks then were sent to a work Kommando-Slaughter House 5. We survived 3 big bombing raids, spent much time cleaning up the streets and bringing out the dead. I was sent to a hospital having jaundice - left during a raid and marched to Helensdorf (?), the Russian were close so the German guards marched us toward Chemnitz. The Russians were there, we went to Czechoslovakia for a couple of weeks, made our way back toward the American lines ending up at Pilsen. Were flown back to Camp Lucky Strike.

          After my discharge I went to Dayton Ohio which was the home of a "WAC which I met and married in November 1945. After GI training in Architecture, I spent 18.5 years with a Heating and Electrical Design firm. The owner died in 1945, we finished his work and then I was hired by an Engineering firm as Head of Electrical Design for 20 years. I now work for another firm as Senior Electrical Designer. I am now married for the second time, my wife's name Is Janice. Thanks for contacting me. Jim

(editor's note— Jim sent me a letter of eight pages after I responded to his membership application. Jim I admire people who can write clear, easy to read handwriting. If it were not for this computer I would not like to write—my penmanship is lousy. Your letter was very interesting. l am putting it in my "interesting file" for future use. I am getting so much background information from the members, much which would take too much room in the Mail Bag, that I am beginning to believe I should put together a book about what I have accumulated Maybe a biographical look at the Division's members, tying in times, dates and happenings. Someday, maybe......)

 

Pandolfi, Henrico H. 681 Rathbun St. Blackstone MA 01504

          Solicited by Gil Helwig 

(editor's note—Nothing from Henrico at this time. Let's hear from you and about what has gone on since 1944 Henrico.)

 

Varju, John J. 213 N. Washington Ave Batavia IL 60510

          Solicited by: Sherod Collins 

          Joined the division in March of 1943, stayed with the unit until captured. Company Commander was Wayne J. Moe of Minnesota. First Sergeant was Lief Mikkelson. I searched for the 106th Association for 40 year and found them when I joined the Ax-POW in 1987. Would like some shoulder patches. Wonder if there is a way to get a list of the 106th men from St Louis and let them know about the Association? (editor's note—john, One of the nice things about being the editor is that man step inn awhile and say something, that's what makes my job interesting—that is reading mail like yours, Which also brings back memories of the days gone by.

          I was in M/423 and your company were illst coming over the hill at Schoenberg to back up L Company when the whole world turned upside down or that morning of 19 December, 1944. M Company was in support of L Company. My gun was in the edge of the woods overlooking the basin leading into Schoenberg. I ended up in Stalag LIA AO miles fast of Dresden. Walked about 525 miles (644 kilometers), was in Stalag stone weekend Stales 8A one month, rest of time was spent walking. I see by the 31 July 1945 Combat Infantry Badge order #51, Mr the 423rd Regiment that Cpt Moe and Sgt Mikkelson were accounted for on that date. I also bond your name, serial number 36 649 445. Person. nel at St Louis have destroyed all unit rosters. Right after the war the founders of our Association had the lists of the 106th members. There were some 60,000 men that cycled through the division from start to finish, at leap that's the number I remembered reading. Even if we could have the rosters it would be an impossible task to trace most of the addresses—remember the roster were 1944-45.

 

          Patches are available from the "Adjutant.) You will find his address on the inside front cover. excuse my butting in, just thought :could add a little info)

 

Widdicombe, Robert W. 8603 Fiesta Way Four Wayne IN 46815

          Solicited by: Gil Helwig

          Am looking forward to hearing from former buddies in 423/I.

          Would especially like to hear from anyone that was transferred from Stalag 9B, Bad Orb to Bergs Am Elster. If you have the names of any shipped there on 9 February, 1945 (to Berga) I would like to have their names/addresses. Looking forward to renewing old acquaintances.

          (Editor, note —Bob there were two men at the Roanoke reunion from Berga. One was Winfield Rosenberg 36 Love Creek Park, Lewes, Delaware 19958.

 

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He was in 422/D. The other person was Don W. Kernsteiner, 424/HQ 2Bn. His address 558 New London Rd, Hamilton, Ohio 45013

 

423/K

Busier, William B. 77 Upper Main Essex Junction VT 05452

          Solicited by Sherod Collins I would like to apply for membership. At the time of my capture I was Platoon Sergeant, 2nd Platoon, K Company, 423rd Regiment. My commanding officer was Captain James Bricker and the Platoon Leader was Lt. Leo Cornett. (editor's note—Bill, I see fry order #51, the Combat Infantry Badge order written on 31 fury 1045 ka the 423rd Regiment, that Cpt Bricker and It Cornett were accounted for at that time. Welcome back to the 106th.)

 

Larsen, Harry E. 513 S. Main DeLavan WI 53115

          Solicited by: Gil Helwig Went into the cab and gas station business in 1946. Sold the business in '55 and joined the Delavan Police Dept. Started as patrolman worked up through Sergeant, Juvenile Officer and made Chief of Police in 1966, retired in 1978. Spent last ten years doing volunteer work. My health is good. Married in 1949 and have four grandchildren; three sons ages 37-35-32 and one daughter 26. They are all married and doing fine. My wife of 39 years, Joyce, works for the City of Delavan as Deputy Treasurer dart 18 years). (editor's note—Harry, 1 1Wed in Madison from '70611'86, in the insurance business. Spent many happy hours at the resort across from the Delavan Airport, In 83 to 85 used to fly into the airport. That's beautiful country you live in.)

 

423/M

Benhoff, Leonard Rte 2 Box 215 Carlyle IL 62231

Reinkober, John H. 253 W. Main St Chilton WI 53014

 

423/MED

Maimed, Alfred P. 6729 Ontario Ave Hammond IN 46323

          Solicited by: Chicago Area I have been contacted by members of the 106th in the Chicago area and they gave your address. I was sent to Fort Jackson from Fon Dix, NY as cadre to the Medical Detachment of the 423rd Regiment.

Went all the way to Belgium and was captured near St Vith on 19 Den, ending up in Stalag 9B, Bad Orb. Devaty, Raymond S. 5243 Broadlea Rd Pittsburgh PA 15236

          Solicited by: Sherod Collins Sherod writes 'This matt Raymond Devaty is the prime mover in getting together a group of the 423rd Medic, I believe a picture of them appeared in a recent issue of The CUB. He w not a member at that time but is now joirlingas They were planning a meeting around September, but he decided that they by rights, should substitute a top to the Roanoke Reunion. He has sent all of them invitations to join the Association and to attend the reunion. Seems like a real nice fellow." Devaty writes; Sherod, Per our telephone conversation I have sent invitations to a number of members of the 423rd Infantry Medical Detachment to attend this years reunion in Roanoke. Included was an invitation for those that did not belong to the Association - to join. Time will tell how many respond.

          As a Medical Technician of the 2nd Battalion Medical Section, I was on the Schnee Eifel Ridge area when our positions were overrun on 19 Dec, 1944. I was ordered to surrender the Regimental Aid Station to the advancing German troops; and did so. I was fortunate in that the German Korps Company kept me with them to assist as an interpreter and Aid-Man for the captured American wounded at the Field Hospital. I remained with them for 41 days and in January

          managed to escape back to our advancing troops in Espeler, Belgium. Many of my buddies were brutally treated and suffered unimaginable hardships as POWs for as long as 160 days after the Ardennes Offensive, as I have learned since then. In my opinion, they are the true heroes of this debacle. God Bless them All!

          I hope to make the 1989 Reunion, can't make it to Roanoke this year. Respectfully, Ray

 

Devaty 26      The CUB of the Golden lion New Members Rocks, William R. 178 Evelyn Saginaw MI 48603

          Solicited by: Sherod Collins Army serial # 36 583 472, discharged 8/26/45 MGH Galesburg, Illinois. Am happy to Join the Association.

 

Zane, William A. 235 Akermoor Dr Natrona Hghts PA 15065

          Solicited by: Gil Hehvig No information at this time. Solicited by: Cil Helwig Lived in New Jersey, moved to Florida in 78. Married 29 years, no children, retired since 1985. maybe I will make it to Roanoke.

 

424/AT

Honan, John J. W. 5013 Biety Johnson Creek WI 53038

 

          Solicited by: Gil Helwig 

          Send us a little background John. Beggs Sr., Richard W.

PO Box 996 LaCrosse WI 54602

          John, I sent my check to the Association. Ed Wojahn contacted me, I had no idea there was such an Association. I was a Platoon Sergeant for the 424th Anti-Tank and was involved (he underlined involved) In the Battle of the Bulge. I remember some of the men, Red Quaid, Sgt Weaver and a Pot Pellagrino. I would like to hear from any person interested. Dick

 

424/CN

Bates, Frank F. 3612 Dust Commander Rd Hamilton OH 45011

          Married 33 years to Dorothy, have two sons, Donald and Walter, three grandchildren. I retired in August of '87 after 45 years with the Kroger Company. My hobbies are golf, cards and bowling. Looking forward to the next reunion.

 

Clottler, Robert G. 1637 Kenmare Dr Dresher PA 19025

 

McAllister, Edwin L. 405 Fleetwood Dr Modesto CS 95350

 

Wheeler, James RT Rte 2 Box 452 Gum Rd Elkins WV 26241

          Solidted by: Sherod Collins I was First Sergeant of the Cannon Company, 424th Infantry Regiment from it's inception until the end of the war. Hope to met you in Roanoke James R. Wheeler

 

424/SV

Chezmar, John P. 18 Roosevek Ave Carteret NJ 1)7008

McHugh, Thomas E. 5320 Delmar Rd Clifton Heights PA 19018

Rttsthoven, Jacob 7700 Coll Drive Palm Heights, IL 60463

          I am interested in locating other members of the 106th Infantry and being told about any meetings of the group. Please contact me at my address with any future activities and with a roster of if such a list available.

(editor's note—Jacob, you have by now received the last issue of The CUB, the August, 1988 issue, with it I sent a Unit roster, which you will want w update by using this listing of new members for a comparison. The 43.rd Annual Reunion will he veryconwnient to you. It will be held az the Hyatt Regency in Schaumberg in September of 19139. Details are listed in other sections of this issue. Welcome back to the 106th

 

424/HQ 1BN

Barendse, Clarence J. Rte 6 For 265 Z Astoria OR 97103

 

424/B

Streib, Marshall P. 37956 N. Harper Ave. Waukegan IL 60087

          Solicited by: Maio, Hill Refired in May 1982, after 32 years with US Steel here in Waukegan, Illinois. Married with three som and one daughter who have blessed me with 7 grandchildren. I think that life has treated me and my family better than we deserve and I hope the rest of the 106th men can my the same. I'm joining again—can't remember why I dropped out. major Hill called he and our wives had dinner while he bro ht me u. to

 

423/k/NIT?

DiLodovico, John 196 Canby Cir Spring Hill FL 34606

          Solicited by Gil Helwig nip

 

 

 

 

 

date. I am planning on seeing you all in Roanoke.

          For now the best to all of you who have kept the lion roaring and a special thanks to Major Hill for seeking out this lost CUB.

          (editor's note—Marshall 0 was nice to see you in Roanoke. I think you vtere on the all day tour of the hills with us. Maybe I hate a picture of you and Major in the 4 pacts of pictures that are laying on the back desk)

 

Vitali, Alfred 741 Rhoads Dr. Springfield PA 19064

 

424/E

Solicited by: Gil Helwig Married 38 years, 3 children. Self employed for 23 years, now retired.

 

Ingersoll, Bernard E. 14804 S. Michigan Ave Dokon, IL 60419

 

424/F

I have 2 married daughters, three grandchildren and at age 63 am still working in Banking which has been my profession since 1949. Williams, Everitt M 249 Wenonah Ave Montan NJ 08051

          Solicited by: Sherod Collins I used to be a member quite a few years ago. I let my membership lapse, I now feel that this was my loss. Here are my dues for 1988-89. I started out with F/424 when it was formed at Fort Jackson and ended my time with the 106th Infantry Division with 3rd Battalion Headquarters of the 423rd, when it was disbanded at Camp Shanks, NY. As you can see I was with the 106th when it was born until it was put to bed.

          Thank you for your attention in seeing that I am at long last re-registered with the Association.

 

Everitt M Williams

 

424/G Miller, Joseph I. 8910 N. Elmore St Niles, IL 60648

 

424/H

Read your call for members, I was on the line with 424/G until 20 December, 1944 when I was hospitalized for shock treatments. I went to Belgium, then to Paris and finally to England where I was in the hospital for three weeks. I am 72 Years old, retired. Two children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Bartusek, Marcus Box 295 Manly IA 50456

 

Wright, Guy 7257 Pierce Ct. Merrillville IN 46410

Married 42 years, 2 children, a son and daughter and 1 granddaughter. 424/HQ 3BN March, Albert R. 4934 Lansing High Pt Orion, WI 54904

          Solicited by: Sherod I was a member back in the 00's and 50's, lost track of the Association. Learned of it again through Herb Clark of the Cannon Company, 422nd Infantry, who lives about a half mile from me on Lake Butte DeMorts.

          I joined the division from the ASTP program out of Vanderbilt University, Nashville. Was at first in an anti- tank platoon, then became a jeep driver for the Battalion 5-2, Lt Strube!. He was killed shortly after the Bulge started, I then drove for Captain Lee Berwick who was an excellent officer and a class 'A' person. Our motor pool officer was Lt. Schweinberg, another good man and officer. I was transferred out of the division from Bad Kruznach to the 341st Engineers, General Service Regiment at Marsailles, France headed for Japan. The war ended and we came home in September on the SS Argentina. This voyage was a real pleasure, like the cruise ships now, but more crowded.

AI

424/M

I retired two years ago after being a Civil Engineer in the construction business in Wisconsin. Berkery, Timothy 3832 W 84th PI Chicago IL 60652

Cunningham, Michael F. 2043 E. 65th St

Brooklyn NY 11234

          Solicited by: Gil Hclwig Married to my wife Mary for 42 year, Three children, two living, one deceased. Five grandchildren. Retired from New York City service and am enjoying every minute of it! Belong to the Brooklyn Key Chapter of Ex-Prisoners of War

          28      The CUB of the Golden Lion New Members Maxwell, James A.

205 Godfrey Rd

Simpsonville SC 29681

Solicited by: Ralph Bowles My wife and I are retired now. I worked for the Yellow Freight System for 27 year, We have one son and two grandsons. I have contacted four other members of the 106th. I don't know their plans. (it was nice to see that you anended Roanoke lint. Haar) 424/UNIT? Correa!, A. Donald 25 Brown( Mld Rd Uniontown PA 15401

Kanteckl, Joseph 2311 Asbury Rd North Brook, IL

          Am retired. My wife and I travel,

 

81st ENG/A Karns, Russell J. 116 W Siddonsburg Rd Dillsburg PA 17019

Reppert, Robert a 6918 W. Marina Ct  Milwaukee h

          send some Wo m news aboutyourself Bob 81st ENG/B Mahlirr, Marlin E.

Box 100 McAlisterville PA 17049

589/HQ Legerskt, Edward 1515 Pine Casper WY 82604

Solicited by: Gil Helvvig Retired in '84 from Amoco Oil at age 58, after 32 years service. We have one child, a daughter who is getting married next year. I joined the division in April of 1944, as e replacement. I was a radio operator with a forward observer team with captain Whitson, Sergeant Ungerman and Corporal Gore. We were captured with the 422/423 regiments. Would like to hear from any that remember me, so I can catch up on the latest. 589/SV Harding, Al G.

5445 Roxbury Ril

Indianapolis IN 46226

          Solicited by: Gil I hawis I went through several hospitals from frontline to Hamburg and Mannheim then to Hernmerstein near Poland. Several forced marches, then Hammelburg and finally to Moosberg. Liberated by Patton's forces. Wfe and two children, have been in Commercial and Industrial Building and Leasing, 38 years.

Life member of AX-POW, DAV and American Legion. Have been very active in East Sertoma Service Club, Indianapolis. 2 year term as District Governor, a Gold Coat Past President—this is a service to mankind organization, National and International. Wsh all well, Thanks Al Nichols, John 18 Pine Rd Beverly MA 01915

 

81 ENG/C

Solicited by. Edward Wotahn & Armando Ricci I was with the 81st Eng/8 from March 1943 thru to the end of World War II, when I was transferred to the 3rd Armored Division for occupational dukes until discharge in January 1946. Maier, Jr., Adolph J. 128 W. Livingston PI Metaire LA 70005

 

589/A

Solicited by: Sam Cariano Retired in 1985 after seven years in the oil business and 31 years in the construction business (industrial roofing and siding). Wife's name is Catherine, we have five children, four married and one still at home. We have ten grandchildren. Plan to attend the reunion in Roanoke. Hope to see you Streeter, William R. 2222 West 6th St Sauk St. Marie, MI 49783

Married to Margaret June Albrough in 1946. We have 4 children and 10 grandchildren. Retired from the LISPS in 1984.

 

590/HQ Boschert, Paul 3415 Oakwood Akon IL 62002

          Solicited by: Gil Flelwiti Gil, l am very pleased that you contacted me. I was an early member, but for some reason dropped out, and am now more than anxious to once again rejoin the great group of guys that made up the 'Golden Lion' division. Married since 1946 with two married daughters (each with two children). Also our only son just recently returned home after four and one-half years in the USAF. I have been The CUB of the Golden Lion    29 New Members employed at the Clark Oil Refinery at Hartford, Illinois for 41 years. I want to again thank you for contacting me.

P.S. Is Frankles Restaurant still in existence? (editor's note—Helwig, your holding out on the pod eating places again. You can't have em all to yourself. have to get wer and check out Frankie's) Holton, Joseph E. 400 W Daley St Spring Green WI 53588

          Solkited by: Gil Hekvig Joe writes - Retired. Glad to be alive, keep up the good work. Come.on down and see the "House on the Rock." I was in the 590th as a forward observer for the 423rd. The best to you. 590/B Fonda, James R.

1760 N Woodward Ave #43

Bloomfield Hills MI 48013

590/A

Solted by: AI Skardon/Doug Coffey Sherod, Al Skardon and Doug Coffey have sent me your address. I would like to join. At the time of capture I was Commander of .13" Battery/590th FA. Phone (3131 647-3498 Peros, George 19160 Harbor Tree Pert NW North Fort Meyers FL 33003

592/A Sorkin, Richard B. 6975 West 17th (3 Hialeah FL 33014

UNIT UNKNOWN lanosky, Walter J. 320 Shaw Ave

Springdale PA 15144

          Solicited by: Gil Helwig Married with two children, working for PPC Industries as a development engineer. Hobbies include Coif and Traveling. Cannot catch Roanoke, but will try Chicago next year.

 

ASSOCIATE

Fred, Mrs Charles. 218 Jackson Cir Pittsburgh, PA 15229

 

Jacobs, Mary K 6 Grant Ct Whiting NI 08759

          I am the widow of Richard L. Jacobs. I am a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Past President, currently Second Vice-President in the Ocean County Aux. Member of 1 VFW for 11 years, held all offices. presently V. Pres of unit. Treasurer of Crestwood Chorus (96 members). Richard and I had no children. Marred 04 years. Richard also held offices in the VFW and Legion. He was always active, always helping someone.

Sincerely Mary K. Jacobs

 

Tuorda, Dr. James R. 3225 Maine Prairie Rd #128 Cloud, MN 56301

Dr. Tuorila is a staff psychologist at the St. Cloud VA. He was present at the Ex-POW annual meeting for the State of Minnesota last April in Hibbing. After I made an announcement about the 106th Infantry Division Association he showed an interest. The Ex-POWs speak well of the Doctor, saying he seems to understand their problems.

 

Williams, Ms Janice E P01305 9 Ion Loudon, PA 17224

 

 

          NOTICE !! There will be no Mail Bag in this publication due to the large numbers of NEW MEMBERS.

          I wish to thank all those that have submitted pictures and material, it is gratifying to see your response to my plea for material for The CUB. I must keep The CUB down to a reasonable size. It does become frustrating , at times, to have good material that cannot be included, I can

          only do so much each issue. There will be more reunion photos in the next issue, as well as the"Mail Bag."(editor)

          30      The CUB of the Golden Lion Dec 16th Commemoration announcements Philadelphia Area Chicago Area Date:— 11 December 88 1 imc          Ice :pm..

Place.  Charlie & Nan, Dane 231 Davis Ave Clifton Heights, PA Phonm-215.626-1866

Please come and share in the commemormion of a historic moment that influence, all our lives. It will be a picas :no to meet you, yonr wife or friend. Please can or vMte, so well know whether to add more water m Ire soup I! Mt. Vernon, Illinois Date:-10 December. 1988 OflOpm/7:0099 Dinner Plasm—Holiday Inn at Mt Vernon. III incia Host:  John L. Mikalauskis 424/ II Box 31, 309 West Make Benton, Minos 62812

.1 or write so we can plan a good Party for,u. Atlanta Area Date:-11 Divember. 1988- 4:00pm dinner Mrlflpm Place:       Dobbins Air 1: orce Base, Open Mess Marietta, Georgia Host: Sherod Collins 448 Monme Trace Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 Tele:404-928-3207

          The Atlanta. Georgia area group are "repeating.' their annual "Battle of the Bulge. fellowship mean, and imine you to join. Contact Rem! Collins—reservations. Pennsylvania Area Contact: Rev. Valentine Derr 3501 Green St.

Ciamp Hill, PA 17011

          717-737-0837 No details It mess Moe Nits year, once again. the Chicago area memben, of the 1116th Infantry Division will gather to relive thee, cold IT,ember days in Belgium/Germany. All former members of the 106th Infantry Division are invited—please make reservations with the Villwock or the Lucsays.

December, 1988 Time —6:30pm Place:    & Florence Lucsay's home 12612 South Moody Ave Phone: 312.388-8989

lost -510.00 per person The cost include. dinner and drinks. Make check payable to Russell Villwock. Mail to 6908 Wwt Higgin, Chicago 00656. Phone : -612-631-2027 Northern California Comer: John Staufl 139 Dane( ield PI Moraga, CA 94556

415-376-2870 Date:- 16 December. 1988 Place; Alameda Navy Air Base Officer's Clots Time :-11:30 am Southern California Contact    Milton Weiner 424 6440 Knott Ave MI Buena Park, California 90620 714-521-1705

Date: 4 December. 1988 Time: 2:0 pm Phew      Scechwan Chine, Retaorant—$15.011

person 14320 Valley View Ave (apposite stiounda%) la Mirada, CA 90630

Cincinnati Area mum         Robert & Pine Walker 3607 Shady Lane Rd. North Bend, Ohio 45052 513-941-1888

Place:— Our home Date:— 11 December, 1988

          lime — Noon on a. Please call and confirm your coming.

          Orlando, Florida      1411) Contact:         Sam Davis Jr.

816 North Pala Drive

Orlando, FL 32803

305496-9240           Place:  Magnolia Rm 9,0m id Int'na Urinal Hotel

400 West Livingston St.

Orlando, 01-915.00 per person Looking Forward to Chicago '89 Da te:A og 31—Sept 3, 1989

Plaw:Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg, Illinois '89 and '90 Reunions

Sacramento, California '90 Date:Aog 30 to Sept 4,1990 Placed-Iyatt Regency, Sacramento, CA Reunion Committee: Rowell & Jackie Villwock 6908 West Higgins Chicago, IL 60656

Deadlines: Roomsby Aug 9, 1989 Reunionby Aug 25, 1989

The cess for rooms here is usually $85-$90. Arrangements have been made at $52011. Reunion Committee: Michael Thome 1711 P Street, Apt 301 ,Sieramento, California 95814

          More details later, but Mike says lots of Sight & Scenes. Trips to Lake Tahoe, Wino Area, Reno and San Prawico all within 1.5 to 2.0 hours.

          The CUB of the Golden Lion         31 Resolutions Resolutions adopted at the 42nd Annual Reunion of the 106th Infantry Division Association, Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia on September 17th, 1988. WHEREAS dining the 1987-1988 year the association completed the greatest growth year in the history of the association.

          WHEREAS the Association members present at this reunion have enjoyed the renewal of old friendships and have welcomed 250 new members to its ranks.

          NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED That the association assembled does hereby recognize and express thanks and appreciation;

          To the elected and appointed officers of the 106th Infantry Division Association fift their faithful and efficient execution of office. To Sam Cariano who has performed the duties of Adjutant in an exemplary manner for the last four years of the associations greatest growth.

          To John Kline for his outstanding service in the not year as CUB Editor and for keeping the troops informed. To Gil Helwig for his untiring efforts in obtaining 96 new members during the past yam

To Reunion Chair-persons, Ralph and Elizabeth Bowles and Fred and Willie Farris us and others that helped with the planning and conducting of an enjoyable reunion. To the management and staff of the Roanoke Hotel for their hospitality during our time with them. To Reverend Ewell C. Black Jr. and to Patsy Bowles Hefferm an, piano, for the inspiring memorial service. To the Color Guard, 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division, Virginia National Guard for presenting the colors. To Martha Mackey, Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitor Bureau for their help in preparing for this reunion. To Mary Lynn Conner, Rainbow Tours and the bus drivers, for their safe and efficient conduct of our tours. BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that these resolutions be accepted and published in The CUB and a copy sent to the persons and organizations so cited. Presented this 17th day of September, 1988 at Roanoke, Virginia Committee on Resolutions: John Gilliland, Chairman Edward Prewett George Call 32          The CUB of the Golden Lion Reunion Committee Ralph and Elizabeth Bowles Fred and Willie Fords and Rose Boman Jack Sulser Calvin Nunnally Gilbert Fitzgerald Ed Young CoV William and Kathleen Noon Roanoke Folks Martha Mackey: Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau Mary Lynne Connen Rainbow Tours Guides and Drivers Roanoke Hotel Mrs. Doreen Hamilton—General Manager

Mr. Mario Facella—Food / Beverage Director Mrs. Charlotte Facella—Director of Sales Miss Roseman Carter—Cartering Manager Mr. Michael Klein—Executive Chef

Mr. Billy Davis—Banquet Manager

 

Mr. Alfonso Alexander—Asst. Banquet Mgr. Mr. Cesar Dorn ingez—ftsk Banquet Mgr. Mr. Bruce Coffey—Front Office Manager Mrs. Vicky Stump—Executive Housekeeper

 

 

Dear members of the

          106th Infantry Division Association: We want you to know how very much we were pleased and honored to have you in Roanoke, Virginia for our 42nd Annual Reunion. It was a real privilege to plan for your coming and then to see so many of you. We hope you found many friends to visit with and that you will have fond and lasting memories of your coming to our fair city in 1988.

          If your every need and desire was not met, may we say "Thank You" to all of you who were so understanding and gracious. We sincerely tried to plan and provide for your comfort, pleasure and entertainment. We also wish to thank all of you who have sent cards, we appreciate you thanks.

          Congratulations to our new officers and Board of Directors. We look forward to a bright new year under your leadership. May God bless each of you and allow all of us to fellowship in Chicago again in 1989.

Most Sincerely Ralph & Elizabeth Bowles 3637 Grandview Ave N.W. Roanoke, VA 24012

The CUB of the Golden Lion         33 Members in attendance

 

42nd Annual Reunion, Roanoke, VA—Sept 14-18, 1988

          COTE A7/88 companion Indicates attended Mobile SiM Roanoke indicates new member attending TB if you do not find your name listed, please notify the editor for a correction in the next CUB.

          Ghana, Col. Samuel DIV/HQE Dmwvary William I.

106 BAND

          Burnham, Fred W. 106 SIG Childs, Dean F.

          koliddlelork John Villwock, Russell H.

422/HQ

          Jack zhcot.), Williama, Presley H.

922/AT

          CrpneE Homer        # Pawlulk Walter S.  # Valovcin, M ichael J.

          Vance,George St      if 422/CN Bowles, Ralpph 422/SV Gibson Charles R.

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922/HQ 1BN

          Mills, Col. Erik R. 1.Aloz,,./ri,,,Stelrilliam P.

          Black, Jr, Rev. Ewell C. #422/A 922/C Boman, V.C.

          Dahomey, Dr. William P. Edwards, Cul # Kwacael, Carl S. Lee, Futrell H.

          Maples, Lym an C.   W rn7h7fITIVI 922/13 Adalasiohn Brummer, Harold J.          k Chase, Fred B.

          Hilliard, Rev. Roy M.          W Olecki, Edward.

          r:,v.),74,',I.'1° Rosenhedg,-Borw Winfield Rulleyd Sanders, Joseph tftrynnr'rtene."L Trautman, Frank S. Walker, Robert F. if York Robert E.

422/HQ 2BN

          Na Win R., Frank     422/E C6.14, Felix B.

          Pil'cl=a          * Vermont,Final       JO 422/F .John R.

          Hank, Ralph E.        Hawkins, Marlin li.

          lrko771C !B 'orV7 ' Pierce, Waldo B, 922/G Chesney, Lonas L Ginlher, Keith ICoeNek Eugene J. Mapes, E.

          Wolusik, Sr., Stanley 422/H -4",11P1 Jenkins, Williain 0. Weber, Robert D.

Men

922/HQ 3BN

          Dickerson, James].

          It*erlIteVSI Slahack, Harley W.

          Williams James H    422/I Basle, Robert H.       W Breile, Victor W.   W Feld, Carl Gillikin, Ross E Ketch, Eugsene B.

          dainskh Edward 922/L Rogers, Franck,. J.       422/M itiittr'Yn" Kopatz, Allred E.        Of Larsom Gilbert Straub, Ted J.

          Tran.ila, Paul A.       # 422/MED 422/UNIT? Ashley, James E.

          Bi       423/HQ .

          ahemlial'nharlie (Clint) Sartori, Charles   Sears, John R.

          Taranlino, Joseph C.          Like, Gordon B.

423/AT

          Kershner, Jesse 0 423/CN Collins, Virgil L        # w l Linv VairgL, Roy R.

423/SV

          Sherod De Pam, Fred W.

          Grasso, Salvatore V I lalljohn L.

          TraM1., Noon, Cletus E.     Monona lly, Calvin IMchards, Charles W. Slarmack, John, Wischmeier, Donald B. Yea rook JaR F.

          Young The.odot 923/HQ 1BN jezzlK7,1mva.., W. ttre'O';t7"). Malone, William          x 923/C Ha Iladay, Maurice A.

423/D

          Zeno, Mike 923/HQ 2BN h it 423/E Alexander, William G.

          Em ell, Willard G.    Cohen, Alen St Edwars, Howard S.         W Johannes Walter E Fmion, N Gen. Oliver B. 923/F Sulser, Jack A.

423/G

          Adamslll, Walter A   423/H 423/I Bloom ingburg, George 423/K nca monk Dom eMc P. W &mien William rk Dann, Carl L.

De 'ZIVZ;t. 923/L Burke, Mines    423/M Elera'n'L= Hay, 1.u'ben Hewig,GiMed 423/A 423/B 34      The CUB of the Golden Lion 4214

Members in attendance at Reunion, Roanoke, VA—Sept 14-18, 1988

          Hohenste.,.. J. Kline, John P. 1CollancIL Paul Vmegoni, Vincent I. e, Done 423/MED Burkes, Robed A. Emmert, David Fri. ,John R. Quinn, P.M].

          B.yln, Darrel re'o. nudaviaiole w Mddx, RoberinG. Moyer George C. Ross Frank E W.°, Robert D 929/S V over, river e.

924/HQ 1BN

          Gilder, Robert A. 929/A Harvry, Charler 424/B Call, George   # Hill, Mapr H. PO Keay,       ; Vamadore, C.V.     JO 924/D Bridges, 429/HQ 2BN Frankini, Richard A.       Kersteiner, Don W.

          Ross, Glenn W.

          Zillmer Howard IL 929/E &blob Renew°. Hirgerald, Ober, M.

          Gregry, John A.       X Shaorrow Robert L.        929/F Clause, Cecil G.

          Lord, Malcolm E.

          Mayotte, Russell I Schober, Mahon J.

          ces, Gmrge P.          429/G 929/H e'rt;',V.T.I.,1,7"° R.

          Brown, Robert it Collier, Sr., James E.    # Car, Cheri. S.

          Harris, Abner.

          M:enr. to       429/H9 3BN Berwick, Lee Lennstrom, Edward  Oakley, Jr., ohnnie L.

          Voll:,=]=117.'"j 424/I 924/K nnsorb nn H.

424/L

          Coss, Sr., Kennelh tiZt.s,Ate 424/M Biagi, Howard O. Bauman lr'Alan J.

          Dodge,William Downing Buster Lamm Downing,  Hiers, lamest Lawrence, Fdward a. Mueller, WBWm H Shirk Tar E.

          Weiner, Milton 924/MED Holgash, Nicholas G. Manfredi Jo.

81st ENG/HQ

          Burnham, Carl W.

          Prokorym, Gas. OSI X Rigs, Col. Thomas 7. 81st ENG/7 Hanson, Robert 81st ENG/A CM1um, Andrew Eowm,deVr.,,Wlliam E ji McDevitt, John f.

          Messina, Carl Sheets, Roy Wass renl_f^ 81st ENG/B Derr, Rev. Valentine H. Martin, Marlin Nichols, John        Armondo Eisoli, Niro. Itraria:TeC 81st ENG/C Carr, Fred A.

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DIV/ARTY

          Milmki Marion S 589/HQ Le., Vernon S Scott, Earl* 589/A Galen, John Donato B.

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          stmnmier, Bernard e.:58" Gunvalson, Russell L 590/A Hicks, Ha rry Hinson, Sr.,Arthur E Peron, George young,         Er,t590/C cvZrnb.t= c. * 590/MED Bookheimer, Merrill E 5#Q 91/HQ Williams, Oliver      # 591/B 50tiff John H 591/C Black, William C.     # Ellsworth,Col. Perry R. Gross, Joseph 591/S V Clarke Waller L.

          Datte, Charles St .glish, Daniel F.

          Frank, Florian R. Jonn Ri'wng:rrd, Samples, L. Orris Schlesser, John P. Serino, Mike P.

          Kowalski, Stanley].   592/HQ Lerman, Clarence W.       # 592/A harm, Alex M. Maw, Thomas 1.

592/S V

          Dorosky, Thomas C.

          Gilliland, John 0.     # Ha dlieb, Glenn 0  # mike, Gilbert W.

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          Dalimr, Ms. Marjorie # 111Tall Ms,Pj mee Kly15e7." Williams, Ids Janice F.          LIFE MEMBER Loveless, Mrs. Kay          # The CUB of the Golden Lion      35 UR Front-No,.         at of the Reunion Committee L, IL L        — Ralph Bowl. 422/CN and Fred Farris DIV/HQ lim Bozman 922/C and Calvin Nunnally     We received a Grand Welcome in Roanoke                              The registration desk is getting busy                              Slim Bozman, Elizabeth Bowles and Rose                              Bozman, with Mrs. Edward (Irene) Wojahn                                                          Fred Farris DI V/HQthe friendly registrar Cal Nu nnally 423/SV behind the desk Gilbert Fitgerald scanning the memorabilia The CUB of the Golden Lion When old friends meet, Time Turns Back There is nothing like the thrill of meeting a war buddy for the first lime, since the war. The rest of the world stands still and the time clock rolls back to those days of anticipation, strife, and togetherness, where your life depended on so many things, particularly on the support of a comrade.

 

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          B Company, 810 Combat Engineer, Picture by Edward Wojahn Back 1/R—John Nichols, Marlin Mahlin, Edward Wojahn, Ricoh Nicoli, Robert Hanson Front L/R—Norwood Frye, Annonda Ricci, Earl Valenstein and Valentine Derr Valenstein was Platoon Leader—Third Platoon, badly wounded as he was tuned over to the:Germans. We are all happy to see him alive and well. 423rd Service Co., 106th Infantry Division IJR—Sherod Collins. Cletus Noon, John Mabry, Fred Defeo, Sal Grasso John Stamnack, John Fall, Bill Melichar (5 more in attendance , but MIA at picture time) The CUB of the Golden Lion          37 Let's meet in the lobby Paul Kotlarich Section Leader and Lou Edelman, Motor Pool Sgt M/423 with Lou's wife Euie UR Charles Rieck, 422/H, Howard Tucker 424/H looking over some 1943/44 pictures URGordon Zicker, Roy Bigger, Robert Seats 7 Joseph Tarantino all 423/1-IQ UR —Roger Rutland 424/B, Don I lumphrey 589/A  The CUB of the Golden Lion UR —Cletus/Faith Noon and Florence/Bill Melichar 423/Service Co.

          URGilbert Fitzgerald 424 I I itt el, Drummer 422/D Paul Kotlarich 423/A1 o I zi        Zenn 423/D UR—Gus Agostino 81 st/A, Bill Donavon DIV/HQ Charles Schinken      , Sam Cariano DIV/HQ UR—Ivan Long 423/HQ IHR talks It over with Col. Joseph Puett 423/HQ 2nd Battalion CO re More 42nd Annual Reunion pictures, Roanoke UR—Vince Venegoni, Lou Cooper 423/M George Vance 422/AT teR—Rus Vt       an Long 423/HQ ILL aet UR—Brig Gen (Ret) Oliver Patton 423/F Col. Alan Jones Jr. 423/HQ ,BeRnlinn UR in —Harry Wicks, 590/A, Vince Venegoni 423/M UR — Jack Solos 423/F and John Gilliland 592/SV talk it over UR—John Sheehan was Col loan Long's rear scout on their escape through German lines in '44, this is their first meeting since the war.

 

An amiable group talk it over in the lobby lounge The CUB of he Golden Lion        39           A tour along the Blue Ridge Parkway                           .1- A good breakfast with Mends                                 #2,11 aboard for %dm                 ran DR 1. Kline. I. Bella Du/ Wniner 4. Dot Waldrop, Lucille/Gil He 5- Chow fall. Bag Lunch by.in #4- lois/Ray Untiedt 112/4,Lessica/Flarold Iniinema 5/14IB #1- bi Imgll way to look over the hazy, but beautiful countryside #7 DR- Lucille Johannes, Evelyn /Major 11ill 124/B Don/Vivian Whitner 42/F and Whont Walter Johannes 4210

 

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.7 01, Mari. rands Rogers 1220, Pe, Coss, Pat Wirolt. kleonor..an Childs 104 SIC The CUB of the Golden Lion t!il More 42nd Annual Reunion pictures—tour 4 t   L tsrRet 423/C, Harold/Jessica e    519/B ir,r4/„Rernnernillneutreier 589#1           #11 UR-George Pine 590 AATI), Gilt           ,ozen ElizabethAndrew Chum Ell st en   na #12 L/R- Fred I:6 Seated r #13 IJR- Nadine/ Glenn leareieb Lee/Rohn Gilliland 592/5V #141./5 1401Kodanch 423/1,1, Jack Sutter 423/F #15- Then on to the beautiful Mabry Mill p ah a repast at The Chateau Monk. , as later at the Doe Run Lodge nes* entree., ate "AI'Zcgor=1=—`""''' The CUB of he Golden Lion Merry Xmas alto GoodHealth From your 106th Infantry Division Association 

 

 

 

 

 

The CUB a publication of the 106th Infantry Envision Associatron, Inc 1988-1989

President       Dr. John G. Robb 

1st Vice—Pres         Orfeo E. Agostini

2nd Vice Pres          John 0. Gilliland

Treasurer      Sherod Collins 

Adjutant       Boyd A. Rutledge 

Historian       Sherod Collins 

CUB Editor   John Kline 

Memorials Chairman.... Douglas Coffey 

 

The CUB is the official publication of the Association. Membership in the Association includes subscription to the CUB.

          Send editorial matter to: John P. Kline—Editor ''''''''Viin'as'371''''''' Send business matters, inquiries, death reports, address changes to: Boyd A. Rutted m""1,73; !Mr" ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE DUE BY JULY 1 EACH YEAR.

Send membership dues and contributions to the Memorial Fund to: Sherod Collins—Treasurer 448 Monroe Trace Kennesaw, GA 30144

404-28-307 Make checks payable to "106th Infantry Division Association." Membership Dues    $10.00 per year

Associate Dues        $10.00 per year

Auxiliary Dues         $2.00 per year

Boyd A. Rutledge—Adjutant

 

Board of Directors 1988-1989

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Sherod Collins SV/423      0 991) 448 Monroe Tze4rasr, GA 30144

Fred J. Farris DIV/HQ       11991 / 04 Pineurst St., Salem, VA 24153 703.38,2674

John R. Fritz HQ/424        (1989) 70 Shore Acres, Vermilion, 01 44049 216-967-9976

Robert A. Gilder HQ 1 BN/424 9891 36303 Behm Driel,b1rtMesille, OH 44039

John 0. Gilliland SV/592   (1 990) 605 Notthside Drive Enterprise, AL 36330 205.347-7730

John A. Gregory E/424      11990) 4624 Ashton Dive, Sacramento.. 95864 916481-3353

Glen 0. Hartlieb SV/592 04901 618-654.7382 1505 Olive N., TINNand, IL 64249

Gilbert Helwig M/423         0991) 2006 OnNrio Nd.55, 1911N. MI 49120 616-683-5714

John P. Kline M/423         1199110 5931 U. 14701 West, Apple Valley, MN 55124 612.4234837

William Lucsay 6/423        9949) 12612 South Isloop9;Tie P=Heights. IL 60461

Thomas J. Maw A/592       0989) 436 Bee. Steet, Rockland. MA 02370 6174378-1796

John F. McDevitt A/81st Eng (1 990) 158 Queen lane. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

302.227-3911

Casimir Prokorym HQ/81st Engo 2520 Chestnut Si., Stuebeville, OH 43932

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Index for: Vol. 45 No. 1, Oct, 1988


106th Div., 14, 19, 33

106th Inf. Div., 1, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 33, 42, 45, 46, 47, 52, 54

106th Inf. Div. Memorial, 22

106th Infantry Division Association, 1, 5, 7, 10, 12, 13, 17, 20, 33, 45, 46, 47, 54

159th Inf., 27

159th Inf. Regt., 27

28th Inf. Div., 15

29th Inf. Div., 46

3rd Armd., 43

3rd Armd. Div., 43

422nd Inf., 42

423rd Inf., 19, 37, 40

423rd Inf. Regt., 19

423rd Regt., 20, 21, 24, 37, 39, 40, 43

423rd Svc. Co., 52

424/A, 3, 10, 40

424/C, 41

424/E, 42

424/G, 42

424/I, 49

424/L, 49

424th Inf, 14, 15, 41

424th Inf. Regt., 14, 15, 41

424th Regt., 9, 15

590th FA BN, 44

591st FA, 10

81st Engr., 27

Agostini, Orfeo E., 54

Aisomont, Belgium, 10

Alexander, William, 48

Alexander, William G., 48

Allen, Calvert, 29

Amsterdam, 22

Anthisnes, 21

Anthisnes, Belgium, 21

Aquitania, 16, 17

Ardennes, 9, 40

Ardennes Offensive, 9, 40

Ashley, James E., 48

Austria, 23

Bad Orb, 10, 22, 24, 35, 38, 40

Bad Orb, Germany, 22, 35

Barbeau, John W., 26

Bartusek, Marcus, 42

Bastogne, 20

Battle Of The Bulge, 12, 14, 19, 29, 30, 40, 45

Before The Veterans Die, 14

Belgium, 7, 10, 21, 22, 40, 42, 45

Benigno, Russell A., 29

Berga, 38

Berwick, Capt. Lee, 42

Berwick, Lee, 49

Bied, Dan, 16

Bierdo, John H., 26

Bigger, Roy, 33, 52

Black, Ewell C., 2, 46

Black, William C., 49

Born, 18, 27, 35

Bowles, Elizabeth, 1, 46, 47, 50

Braunschweig, 29

Broderick, R.S.M.C., 26

Brown, John E., 26

Brown, Lincoln, 33, 34

Brummer, Harold, 47

Brummer, Harold J., 47

Burnham, Fred, 47

Burnham, Fred W., 47

Bush, Jim, 14

Busier, William, 39

Busier, William B., 39

Call, George, 46, 48

Camp Atterbury, 16, 17, 31

Camp Lucky Strike, 37

Camp Myles Standish, 31

Camp Shanks, 42

Cariano, Sam, 31, 44, 46, 52

Cariano, Samuel P., 12

Carver, Dale, 14, 15

Carver, Dale R., 14

Cavender, Charles C., 20

Cavender, Col., 18, 19, 20

Cavender, Col. C. C., 18, 19

Cavender, Col. Charles C., 18, 19

Cavender, Pfc. Charles C., 18

Cerenzia, Frank, 26

Chase, Fred, 47

Chase, Fred B., 47

Chaudoin, Robert W., 35

Chemnitz, 37

Chesney, 48

Chinquist, Fred A., 35

Clark, Herbert H., 28

Coffey, Doug, 44

Coffey, Douglas, 54

Coffey, Douglas S., 7

Collins, Sherod, 29, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 52, 54, 55

Collins, Virgil, 48

Corbett, Eugene M., 27

Correra, Joseph S., 26

Currie, W/O A.M., 26

Czechoslovakia, 23, 37

Dachau, 23

Datte, Charles, 49

Davis, James E., 26

Davis, Sam, 46

Dean, Maj. Gen. William, 20

Delaval, Dr. Maurice, 3

Devaty, Raymond S., 40

Div. Artillery, 12

Div. Arty, 3

Dodson, Dwight, 26

Dorosky, Thomas, 49

Dr. Sturm, 26

Dresden, 31, 37

Dresen, David T., 2

Edmonds, Roddie W., 26

Eisenman, Jerome, 35

Evers, George, 26

Farris, Fred, 50

Farris, Fred J., 55

First Army, 19

Fischer, John J., 3

Fonda, James, 44

Fonda, James R., 44

Fontaine, Serge, 10

Fort Jackson, 12, 33, 40, 42

Frank, Florian, 49

Frank, Florian R., 49

Frankini, Richard, 48

Frankini, Richard A., 48

Freedman, Henry, 28

Freedman, Henry E., 28

Fritz, John R., 55

Frye, Norwood, 52

Garwood, Sterling R., 35

Geary, Harry, 26

Germany, 12, 14, 16, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31, 35, 36, 45

Gerolstein, 22

Gilder, Robert, 48

Gilder, Robert A., 48, 55

Gilliland, John, 46, 49, 52

Giltay, Marie Louise, 21

Goodman, Benny, 8

Gorlitz, 29, 31

Gray, James A., 24

Gross, Joseph, 10, 49

Hamburg, 43

Hammelburg, 43

Hammond, Frank, 18

Harding, Al, 43

Harris, Ab, 49

Harris, Abner, 49

Hawkins, Marlin, 48

Helwig, Gil, 20, 29, 31, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46

Helwig, Gilbert, 55

Herdebise, Jules, 10

Holden, Robert, 37

Holgash, Nicholas G., 49

Honan, John J., 40

I Co. 423rd Regt., 24

Ingersoll, Bernard E., 42

Jaccino, Louis J., 26

Johnson, Bill, 15

Jones, Col. Alan, 52

Karns, Russell J., 43

Kaufman, George H., 3

Kepenne, Jules, 21

Kershner, Jesse, 48

Kersteiner, Don, 48

Kersteiner, Don W., 48

Kline, J., 48

Kline, John, 10, 15, 27, 31, 46, 54

Kline, John P., 54, 55

Koblenz, 29

Kommando, 37

Korea, 36

Kotlarich, Paul, 26, 52

Kotlarich, S/Sgt. Paul, 26

Kracek, T/Sgt. E., 26

Kraske, Elmer E., 26

Kraske, S/Sgt. E., 26

Krebs, William G., 26

La Vaux, 10

Lapato, Frank, 10

Larsen, Harry E., 39

Leipzig, 31

Liege, 21

Liege, Belgium, 21

Limburg, 10, 29

Lion In The Way, 10, 15

Litvin, Joseph, 26

Long, Ivan, 52

Lord, Malcolm E., 48

Lowenberg, Howard, 35

Lucas, Charles, 26

Lucky Strike, 37

Lucsay, William, 55

Mangelsdorf, Oberst, 26

Mannheim, 43

March, Albert R., 42

Maw, Thomas, 49

Maw, Thomas J., 55

Mayrsohn, Bernard, 34

McAllister, Edwin L., 41

McAuliffe, Maj. Gen. Anthony, 20

McCadell, Lee, 26

McGrew, Edward, 26

McHugh, Thomas E., 41

McKee, Richard, 29

McLardy, Maj. T., 26

McMahon, Gen., 12

McMahon, Leo & Wilda, 13

McMahon, Leo T., 3

Memorials, 7, 54

Merz, O. Paul, 17

Messina, Carl, 49

Meuse, 12

Mikalauskis, John L., 45

Mills, James, 36

Mitterand, Francios, 23

Moe, Wayne J., 37

Morgan, Capt. S.E., 26

Morgan, Stanley E., 26

Mueller, Peter, 23

Munk, Herr Horst, 23

Munster, 21

Myles Standish, 31

Naumberg, 17

Nichol, John, 52

Nichols, John, 43, 49, 52

Noon, Cletus, 48, 52

Noon, Cletus E., 48

Nunnally, Calvin, 46, 50

Order Of The Golden Lion, 12

Paris, 42

Parkinson, Francis X., 34

Patton, Gen. George S., 19

Pearl Harbor, 19, 34

Peros, George, 44

Perrin, Gen. Herbert T., 18

Pershing, Gen., 19

Pershing, Gen. John J., 18

Pfotenhauer, Donald, 22

Pierce, Waldo, 48

Pilsen, 37

Poland, 43

Prewett, Ed, 10

Prewett, Edward, 46

Prisoner Of War, 36

Prum, 22

Regensburg, 35

Rennes, 12

Reunions, 46

Rhine, 23

Rifleman, Sgt. Wallace, 10

Riggs, Col., 8, 9

Robb, Dr. John G., 54

Robb, John G., 1

Robinson, Col. Warren G., 19

Rosenberg, Winfield, 38

Ross, Glen, 48

Ross, Glenn W., 48

Roster, 5, 35

Rousselle, Emma, 21

Rousselle, Mama, 21

Rudy, Robert R., 26

Rutland, Roger, 52

Rutledge, Boyd A., 54, 56

Ryan, William, 26

Salzburg, 23

Schlesser, John P., 49

Schnee Eifel, 40

Schoenberg, 29, 37

Scott, Earl, 49

Serino, Mike, 49

Serino, Mike P., 49

Sheehan, John, 52

Shrell, Darwin H., 14

Siegfried Line, 28

Siegmann, Maj., 26

Spineaux, 10

St. Vith, 7, 9, 10, 15, 22, 40

St. Vith, Belgium, 7

Stalag 12-A, 10, 22

Stalag 4-B, 29, 31, 35, 37

Stalag 9-A, 22

Stalag 9-B, 22, 38, 40

Stalag IV-B, 16

Stalag IX, 24, 26

Stalag IX-A, 26

Stalag IX-B, 24

Stavelot, 10

Stavelot, Belgium, 10

Ster, 10

Straub, Ted, 48

Straub, Ted J., 48

Streib, Marshall, 41

Streib, Marshall P., 41

Sulser, Jack, 46, 48

Sulser, Jack A., 48

Summers, Gerald R., 35

Sutter, George, 21

Tarantino, Joseph C., 33

Teel, James E., 3

Tennessee Maneuvers, 2

The 106th Inf. Div. Memorial, 22

The Eagle's Nest, 23

Theron, Sgt. R., 26

Thome, Michael, 46

Todd, Sgt., 17

Todd, Sgt. James, 17

Trautman, Frank, 47

Trautman, Frank S., 47

Trois Pont, 10

Trois Ponts, 10

Trois Ponts, Belgium, 10

Trutzhein, 23

Vance, George, 52

Villwock, Russ, 47

Villwock, Russel, 47

Villwock, Russell, 45, 47

Villwock, Russell H., 47

Vitali, Al, 42

Vitali, Alfred, 42

Vonnegut, Kurt, 30

Walker, Robert, 47

Walker, Robert F., 47

Weiner, Milton, 45, 49

West Point, 18, 19, 20

Winand, Guy, 10

Wischmeier, Don, 48

Wright, Guy, 42

XXIII Corps, 12

Young, Ted, 33

Zeigenhain, 22, 23

Zeigenhain Museum, 23

Ziegenhain, 10, 22, 26

Ziegenhain, Germany, 26

Zoll, Edward, 56