The Cub

Vol. 56, No. 1, Oct, 1999

 

 

Russell Villwock, left, Reunion Chairman being presented a photo of the King and Queen of Belgium, by the Belgian General Consul, Robert Vandemeulebroucke, Chicago, honoring the 106th Infantry

Division Association's 53rd Annual Reunion, being held in the Chicago area, Vive la Belgique!

 

President's View

it's a privilege to serve our association as your president; the association has meant so much to me through the years. Throughout these years, I have met and made friends with many of you' I wish I could meet each of you personally for we have a strong common bond that transcends most other bonds' We are, in a very strong sense, brothers and you have enriched my life' I look forward with enthusiasm to my year of service in this office' Because this is our Organization - I would like to hear from you on ideas or suggestions you may have for the good of the association'

I attended the meeting of the Army Divisions Association last spring where I met representatives from some twenty other divisions and find that we are not very different from the others though our ways of doing things vary among the several divisions' It was interesting to meet the others and exchange ideas. I will see that we have representation at their next meeting ' We had a fine reunion in the Chicago region this year thanks to good advance planning and everybody seemed to be having a good the'

One of the highlights of the reunion this year was the attendance of twenty-one members of C'R.I'B'A., the gian WWII organization' These men and women

, for the most part , born during the war or thereabouts give or take a few years' They enjoyed e Reunion, participating in the many fine tours. and functions of the day.

Our closing banquet was honored by an address thy Mr. R. Vandemeulebroucke, the Counsel General of Belgium in Chicago. Asa matter of fact he delayed his trip back home to Belgium because he wanted to meet the veterans of the 106th Infantry Division, and the contingent from his home country. He spoke of the war from the Belgian point of view and was very warmly received' We are now planning for the St' Louis reunion next year - our Y2K reunion and it promises to be a good one' Hope you can and will plan to be with us.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank outgoing board members Nolan Ashburn, 424/H; Lloyd Diehl, 423/H and Art Van Moorelehem, 423/B for their loyal service' At the same to also welcome our new board members Philip Cox, 423/B; Richard Rigatti, 423/B; Jack Sulser, 423/F and John Sehaffner, 589/A as new directors to the 106th Infantry Division Association Board' '

Please let me hear from you, see my address in the photo caption box, above'

John A. Gregory, President

Please note my presidential appointments below- they are ready to serve you:

Adjutant      Gordon Pinney      Atterbury Rep       Paul Merz

CUB Editor John Kline   St. Vith Rep Dr' Richard Peterson

Chaplain     Dr. Duncan Trueman     Mini-Reunions      Joseph Maloney

Treasurer/Historian       Sherod Collins      Nominating Frank Lapato

Budget        Charles Rieck        Order -Golden Lion         Russell Villwock

Insurance    John Gregory        Resolutions E.V. (El) Creel

Membership          John Kline   Washington Liaison        Jack Sulser

Memorial     John Robb   Reunion 2000       AFR/Jack Sulser

John A, Gregory, President 1999-2000 106th Infantry Division Association "E" Company, 424th Infantry Regiment 4624 Ashton Dr, Sacramento, CA 95864 916-481-3353 - oldshoesac@juno,com

 

 

 

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"Do not withold good from those who deserve it when it is in your power to act." -Proverbs 3:27

How we cheered that first morning in December when clear skies were filled with Allied planes. The bombers were going deep into Germany, P-51's accompanying' The P-38's, easily distinguishable, were going to hit the Panzers hard. They can do it; they were good at it. It was later, when the planes began to fly back that we could see some in trouble'

From one, trailing smoke, a parachute began to blossom. One chute seem to be coming down only about a mile or two away. But that was enemy territory!

Cranking up the Jeep, and with Freddie F' in the passenger seat, we took off down the road, one eye to the sky' We bounced across the snow covered field to where we thought he had landed. Perfect guess! Dazed and disoriented, scared and limping, there was our flyer' The two of us jumped from the Jeep and helped him over a ditch and into the Jeep'.. all the time ducking the .45 that he was still waving wildly about. Once aboard he broke into a big grin'

field   came the mortars' Whump! Whump! Shifted into gear, the Jeep literally flew ac.

theeld as we hung on for dear life, not stopping until we reached comparative safety an  concealment of our gun position.

But the story did not end happily. As we stopped and tumed around to our flyer in the rear seat, we found him slumped over, no longer alive' A mortar fragment had struck him in the back of his neck. For a while, Freddie and I commiserated with each other; we should have tell him alone to be captured. He might still be alive' But we couldn't have done that; you couldn't have done that either' Sometimes even our best efforts and best intentions go haywire, don't they? But there are many instances when we cannot attempt to measure all the possible outcomes of our actions' At those times, we simply must do the right thing... Do what we would want others to do for us. We had risked our necks; the outcome was beyond our control.

I lost track of Freddie a long time ago' He always was a "do unto others" guy. I suspect he still is' I try to be that way to, don't you? Once upon a time we were all that way. I hope and pray we never change.

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PRAYER: There is so much in life that often seems beyond our control. We wish that we could push all the right buttons and pull all the right strings' But that is not the way life is, and we know It from experience' But we do have control over our motives, our own goals and purposes, our own actions' We do have the ability to show loving kindness - and compassion - and helpfulness. Even when we do these things, there are times when the outcomes are disappointing to us' But help us to heed your Word, 0 God, to be and to do to others all that we wish they would be and do to us. Amen

 

 

 

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Chaplain

Dr. Duncan Trueman, 424/AT

29 Overhill Lane, Warwick NY10990

914-986-6376

53rd Annual Reunion - Memorial Message.. .

Schaumburg. Illinois'

September 3, 1999

by Dr. Duncan Trueman, Association Chaplain

Prior to D-Day, the Allies sent General Patton to that part of England opposite Calais to command a fictitious Army and to make its present there apparent to everyone'.' especially the enemy. The intent was to cause Hitler to think that Patton was commanding an Army that would land at Calais, rather than at Normandy.

Also, throughout that area the fields were filled with counterfeit (bogus) equipment- tanks, trucks, guns, planes''' all rubber inflatable's which, when viewed from the air, looked like military material' assembled for landings.

It has been said (and I cannot vouch for the truth of it) that after the invasion's success was well assured, and the Army began destroying the inflatables, that the civilians up there joined in by running through those fields poking holes in the counterfeit annor, watching them deflate into puddles of rubber there in the grass. It was a way

celebrating' ut 1 wonder how the rubber tanks and trucks and guns felt about it. Helplessly deflated with scarcely a chance to get into the battle' Have you ever felt so deflated? So reduced to rubble? So helpless?

I know you have.'' Especially about 55 years ago. So have we all' It happened to thousands of GIs that cold December' It also happened to any number of people we encounter in the Bible, both the old Testament and the New' One such person wrote: "We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed but not driven to despair; struck down but not destroyed."

I shared with you a year ago some words written in a diary by a friend in my company just before Christmas 1944' Listen again: "We have lost thousands of men so far. The BBC reports that we have annihilated. But we are still flying our colors and we intend to hold on... believe you me."

Would you say that Sgt' Roy Edgar was afflicted but not crushed? Struck down but not destroyed? I surely would' This Lion on our shoulders says to the whole world''' we've ALL been there. History is replete with tales of heroes who eould have caved in to difficult situations, yet hung in there. That is precisely what won our Division the admiration the Generals, Field Marshals and common soldiers, both friend and foe'

Even our enemy never expected that, deployed as we were deployed, we would hold our ground as long as we held. We bought time' And we paid the price'

Years ago the Prussian military genius, Karl von Klausewitz, instructed the military leaders of his day: "If you want to overcome your enemy, you must match your effort against his power of resistance..' which can be expressed as a product of two inseparable factors''' the total MEANS at his disposal'.. and the strength of his WILL."

Despite our lack of means during the Battle of the Bulge, the extended front over which we were spread, the inadequate arms and ammunition, the lack of experience, the 106th hung in there, opt the Nazi schedule, for one primary reason''. THE STRENGTH OF ITS WILL!

 

 

 

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Dr. Duncan Trueman and his wife Gram

Memorial Service, 53rd Annual Reunion

Schaumburg, Illinois, September 1999

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THEY UNDERESTIMATED THE 106TH'S WILL.

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WE COULD BE STRUCK DOWN... BUT NOT DESTROYED!

I have a clipping at home, taken from the New York Daily News on Jan. 8, 1945. It quotes Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery's praise of five American divisions that contributed most significantly through the defeat of German efforts during the Battle of the Bulge. He singled out two Armored Divisions, two Airbome Divisions, and one Infantry Division... the 106th Infantry Division.

Stephen Ambrose said that some regarded America's recovery from the Battle of the Bulge attack a "miracle'" "It was not a miracle," he said, "It was INFANTRY!"

"As always," he wrote, "the Infantry got stuck with the war at its cutting-edge where it is most shocking, dangerous and decisive' The most awesome experience any human being can go through is being a Combat Infantryman. Even those who came home, came as damaged goods." It took me a longtime to discover that there are no un-wounded foxhole veterans. An Army study concluded long ago: "It's rare to find an Infantry combat veteran, even after the passing of years, who does not show a residue of war."

One mother said many years later that her son had left Europe, but never really arrived home. In sense that's true. There is a part of everyone of us that never arrived home... That part was left behind, over there, in the cold and snow and foxholes and the POW camps.

That's why, again and again, things happen to us in life - sometimes very ordinary, commonplace things- that transport our thoughts and emotions back to those days... Back to the Ardennes, Back to the snow, Back to the cold, Back to the pain and hunger. You experience such episodes-and so do I.

Now, if ORDINARY events can so effect us, what shall we think about an event like this, this morning? We are saddened at the loss of those with whom we shared so muck_ those with whom we so closely bonded,,, those who alone can comprehend both the love and the horror that oo

Our sincere thanks to the Color Guard, courtesy of the Park Ridge V.F.W. Post 3579

53rV,F.W.al Reunion, Schaumburg, Illinois September 1999

 

 

 

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ed our lives'

There were 13 of them... American POWs in a prisoner of war camp. For some breach of the camp rules, they were punished severely' After the initial punishment the 13 were taken into a small, airless, closed room where they were compelled to set on small wooden stools for hours at a time.'' RIGIDLY! The slightest movement on their part''' even the blink of an eye''' would bring them additional punishment'

At the end of the first day in the room the commander of the guards came in and with a club, brutally beat

the prisoner sitting nearest the door, whom he is assumed to be the leader of the group'

On the second day, the ritual was repeated. The same man was violently beaten. On the third day it happened again to the some man' Knowing that this man cannot survive, the others took turns each day, slipping into his seat' Each day a different soldier sat in that horrible chair, knowing full well what would happen to him.

Finally, when the guards realized what had been happening, they gave up in exasperation' Who

t we can comprehend the ties that bind us? When we hear TAPS played''' our ears hear

rlitmnd the Bugler's notes' In the mind's ear we at times hear other sounds' They may grow ,.... er with the passing years, but they can still be heard when the Bugle plays..'. The sounds, sometimes of drums.'' the rumble of cannon''' the shriek of screaming meemies''' the rattle of machine gunfire''' the cries of wounded. These are the sounds that intrude upon our consciousness when the Bugle plays'

It seems fashionable today to talk about what it was that set our generation apart' Even when Life deflated us and though it struck us down, could not destroy us. There were many qualities, I suspect, that we fail to identify' But writers like Torn Brokaw and Arthur Schlessenger attribute much of it to an underlying faith in God that almost all of us shared' How easy it is to forget that as the years go by and mores change'

Our religious practices differed then as they differ now' Our modes of worship varied and they vary still' But we respected each other's Faith, for they all exhibited a confidence in Almighty God''' a confidence that would not allow us to be crushed. That Faith marks our generation still'

We come together this morning to remember and to pay honor to ourcomrades who have gone before

Memorial Service, 53rd Annual Reunion

Schaumburg, Illinois - September 1999

Memorial Service, 53rd Annual Reunion

Schaumburg, Illinois - September 1999

 

 

 

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us' But a part of us is not here' A part of us will always be over there''' in those Belgium villag which we fought''' on her mine-laden fields'.' In her snow in which we struggled and shivered an slept.'' beneath the trees of her great forests''' beside her brave and very wonderful people.'' And in the end, among her crosses, row on row. A part of us will always be there'

Do you remember General Douglas MacArthur's stirring address as he accepted the Sylvanus Thayer Award at West Point? Do you remember his magnificent words? Even more important do you know ABOUT WHOM HE SPOKE when he addressed those young cadets in 1962?

HE SPOKE ABOUT YOU! Listen!

"What kind of soldiers are those you are about to lead? Are they reliable? Are they brave? Are they capable of victory? Their story is known to all of you' It is a story of the American man-at-arms' My estimate of him was formed on the battlefield many years ago and has never changed! I regard him now as one of the world's noblest figures, not only as one of the finest military characters, but also as one of the most stainless. His name and fame are the birthright of every American citizen' In his youth and strength, his love and loyalty, he gave all that mortality can give' He has written his own history, and written it in red on his enemies breast' But when I think of his patience in adversity, of his courage under fire, and of his modesty in victory, I am filled with an emotion of admiration that I cannot put into words' He belongs to history! The soldier, above all other men is required to PRACTICE the greatest religious concept ever known''' SACRIFICE. No physical courage and no brute instinct can take the place of the Divine help which alone can sustain him. The soldier, above all others, prays for peace'.' for HE must suffer and bear the deepest scars of war."

James Jones, the author of "From Here to Eternity," always retained his scars ' It was said that he couldn't hear TAPS played without getting extremely emotional' He heard sounds which even the Bugler himself could not discern. His biographer and friend said of him: "Jones went to lb December 7, 1941 and, like many combat veterans, stayed there until his death'" (Jones di

1977 at age 57''' of heart failure.)

He wrote that TAPS, played for a friend, is the song you drink five martinis not to hear. He called TAPS the "Song of Great Loneliness'" He also said that TAPS leaves such a bitter taste in your mouth, for this song, he said, IS REALITY''' it's full of memories and sadness and tears'

Remember? Surely you remember...

Day is done' Gone the sun.''

From the lake, from the hill, from the sky'

Rest in Peace, soldier brave...

God is nigh'

Winston Churchill planned his own funeral' He arranged fora trumpeter to be stationed high in the dome of St' Paul's Cathedral, from where he would play TAPS.

But as TAPS was finished at Churchill's funeral service, another trumpeter on the other side of the dome responded dramatically with the notes of REVEILLE.' The call to a new day''. the call to a new beginning'

Let that be a reminder to all men and women of faith this morning. TAPS may be a song of great loneliness..' it may sometimes bring tears' But it is not the only song.

Every TAPS is followed by REVEILLE. Surely, you remember that too'

For these, are comrades and brothers, for whom TAPS has at last been played, there is also another song''' the song of new beginnings!

Dr. Duncan Truman, Chaplain

106th Infantry Division Association

 

 

 

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John Kline, 423/M, Editor - 106th Inf Div Assoc - 11 Harold Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337-2786 612-890-3155 - FAX 612-895-8088 - e-mail:jpk@mm.com - Home Page: http://www,mm,com/user/jpk

For OLD TIME's SAKE.

I just came across this photo'..'

I rom the Terre Haute, Indiana Tribune, May 6,

rit- John Kline, son of Mr & Mrs Paul Kline, A tary Affiliated Radio Service (MARS) operator, living in Viroqua, Wisconsin'' John sent 112 messages and received 93 last month' He is part of a nationwide system designed to assist in handling the nation's non-classified military messages. The teletype is a U.S. Army model (45?), that prints on "ticker tape'" The receiver (see my right hand) is a Drake, The AM transmitter in the background is a VIKING II, with an outboard Single Side Band (SSB) adapter for voice. The little square box is the outboard VFO - The VIKING II was crystal controlled originally. To the far right is a U.S. Army Signal Generator for proper frequencies'

Brings back lots of memories. I was, for some time, Net Control Operator for an International Morse Code net that handled MARS traffic out of the Chicago area' MARS, means Military Affiliated Radio Service' I spent many early morning hours passing traffic from all over the world, including "phone patches" some from Navy ships during my service as a MARS member. Maybe that was my first input to ending up, now, with The CUB and a "Home Page" on the Internet' Why was 1 a MG squad leader, should have been in 106th Signal'.' ?

Veteran's Tribute

Washington D.C.

Those in the vicinity of the Nation's capital or able to travel there may be interested in an exhibit being held between November 1st and November 14, 1999.

Should this news reach you late, then consider it as a piece of past news. Either way it is important to know'

The exhibit is entitled "Remembrance'"it is a display of the artwork of renowned artist, Robert Fletcher' The works depict military General scenes from all our nations wars' The display is presented as a tribute to our veterans and is very moving and beautiful' The splendor of the flag is emphasized in the paintings as a symbol of our love of freedom and devotion to country.

A reception and introduction to the exhibit was held on Thursday evening, November 4, 1999,in the Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn Home Office Building' Rev. Duncan Truman, the 106th Association Chaplain, was chosen to participate'

 

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE ....

All Photographs and articles submitted to The CUB Editor shall be kept for use in the 106th Infantry Division CUB magazine. Your article will be used at the discretion of the editor, when space is available. No guarantee of when it will be used. Be sure you save a copy of the article for yourself Photograph Requirements: Black & White or Color Originals ONLY. Poorly lighted photos do not reproduce well. Please no copies from a color InkJet or Copy House Copy machine' They technically do not reproduce properly unless they are of a high resolution. Most copy machines are not high resolution and the colors bleed. A reproduction of a reproduction does not print well'

Photo submissions: Put your name on the back of the photo. Do not use a felt tip pen, it bleeds onto the other photos. Place a paper between each photo' Writing on the back of a photo leaves crease marks that show through on the front' Best way is to write on a label, then attach it to the back of the photo. If you do not have labels, write on the flap of an envelope, trim it and stick it to the back of the photo If you want your photos returned, mark on the label, along with your name, the words "Return to Sender." Otherwise I keep them. Stories and Transcripts: Any story over one page in length, for use in the CUB magazine, should be typewritten' Those that are not typewritten will be used when, and if, the editor gets time to transcribe them. If it is worth reproducing it is should be typed' If you want the story or article back - include a note that specifically states you want it back' If your story is copyrighted be sure it is marked as such' All stories and any material left over will eventually end up in the Carlisle Barracks Museum, Carlisle, Pennsylvania - that is the official depository for historical material held by the 106th Infantry Division Association. That is MORE reason to be sure your stories and photos are identified properly so they can be identified by others... J' Kline, editor

OLD CUBS, Memorabil

We appreciate those of you that have sent your old CUBs. If I missed listing you , please drop me a note for the next CUB. Your CUBs will be made available to the membership as "back issues" for the benefit of the Association.

Louis Tarantino, 422/AT (not 423/HQ, sorry) Dale Carver, 424/HQ 3Bn A&P

Robert Donaldson, Jr, 423/HQ 3Bn

Dave Deffenbaugh, 423/D

Bruce Elliott, 592 FAB/HQ

Hugh Colbert, 422/B

Antone Costa, 423/MED

Paul Boschert, 590/HQ

Lou Edelman, 423/M

Art Hanke, 106 MP

Sam Davis, 423/HQ

Donald Cooley, 423/HQ 1Bn

Harold Broderick, 422/G

1 need more CUBS 1945 to 1985''. J Kline

ALL MEMBERS, ALERT II!! Alk Back Issues of CUB MagazindlIP available $2.00 each

Here is how it works. Please read carefully' Many members have been donating their old CUB magazines to the editor, to use for members who have not read them.

To buy back issues - Send a $2.00 donation for each issue. EXAMPLE: You send in $20.00 donation- You joined in April 1994. With your welcome letter you received the February 1994 CUB. I will you send back issues starting with and working backward from the next available CUB prior to the one you received first'' No guarantees that I can fill in every past issue in sequence For your information, First Class mail rate (4oz.) is 99 cents per CUB' Your money will go into the operating fund and your name will be listed as a donor in the next CUB magazine.

DO NOT SEND MONEY TO THE EDITOR. Send it to the Treasurer;

Sherod Collins, 448 Monroe Trace, Kennesaw, GA 30144

 

 

 

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Donations

Itichard Brax, 423/K

Douglas Nicholson 4241HQ 2Bn Frank Lapato, 422/HQ

Jack A. Sulser, 423/F

John Kline, 423/M

Hans VVIJers (Holland), Assoc Robert Guintard, 424/C

Florence Bickford, Associate Ralph Seevers, 422/HQ

Lloyd Diehl, 423/H

Earle Valenstein, 81st ENG/C Alvin Powers, 422/HQ 1Bn Edwin Gottshall, 424/HQ 3Bn Gilbert Degerlia, 422/HQ Richard Bradbury, 106Recon FrankHohendal, 424/HQ 2Bn John C, Rain, 589/B

Pail Werkmeister, 422/MED John Swett, 423/H

Floyd Dahl, 590/C

Howard Bryant, 424/F

Richard Dill, 422/HQ 2Bn Martin Lawlor, 422/F

Michael O'Connor, 965/C FAB Otto Ocvirk, DIV/HQ

Leonard Richie, 422/,

Murray Stein, 423/1

John Gallagher, 81ST ENG/C William Mangold, 331 MED/HQ Eugene Morel!, 591/C

Neff Walker, 423/M

Leroy Ziegle, r81st ENG/HQ John Howard, 591/SV

n Dunlap, ASSOCIATE mas Jones, Jr, ASSOCIATE alter Mathews, 81st ENG/C Wilbur Van Weltering, 422/M Arden Schofield, DIV ARTY Charles F. Rieck, 422/H

Bernard Mayrsohn, 423/CN John Fellows, 423/E

Current Membership 1,600 (11-99)

102 annual members delinquent since July 1, 1999

were dropped from the roster just prior to this CUB

being mailed,

MembershipHistory Statistics

As ofJuly 1999 - 1,671 (when annual fees were due) As of July 1998 - 1,661 As ofJuly 1997 - 1,641 As ofJuly 1996 - 1,640 As ofJuly 1995 - 1,689 As ofJuly 1994 - 1,646 As ofJuly 1989 - 1,417 As ofJuly 1987 - 745 As ofJuly 1984 - 555 As ofJuly 1979 - 450 As ofJuly 1977 - 415

As ofJuly 1947 -* 1,600

* date of First Annual Reunion

Camp Atterbury Veterans Memorial Association

Dear Mr. Collins,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the generous donation your organization has contributed to this fund. Your interest in support of this fund's instrumental in its success. Our common goal is to honor the soldiers who have served, as well as, those currently serving our country' They are our past as well as our future'

Signed

CHARLES L. ADAMS

Colonel, Indiana Army National Guard Post Commander

Camp Atterbury Italian Chapel

James West, association member, Franklin IN, informed the editor, in September, that vandals had "fire bombed" the chapel that the Italian prisoners of war built, at Camp Atterbury during World War II.

This was in retaliation for the U'S. government's involvement in WACO. What connection that has to a fine symbol like the chapel this editor has a hard time understanding' West promised to keep us informed on the status of the investigation.

VBOB Monument, Orlando, FL

Robert Stevenson, 81st Eng/HQ informs us that a memorial will be built in Lake Eola, Orlando, Florida and will be called VBOB MEMORIAL. The dedication of that Memorial is 16 December, 1999, the 55th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. This will be a Life sized statue.Your contribution would be greatly appreciated.

Send your donation to:

VBOB MEMORIAL COMMITTEE INC. PO Box 609119

Orlando, Florida 32860

Robert invites us to review the VBOB WebSite: http://ddi.digital.net/—bs23.

Robert's email address is bs23@Digital.net

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ATTENTION Third Battalion 424th Infantry Regiment Veterans!!

Bretzenheim, Germany POW Camp Dale Carver, 3d Battalion, 424th Infantry Regiment, Ammunition & Pioneer Platoon Leader has written asking for information from 424th Infantry Regiment veterans as follows: There is a monument and a small museum in the village of Bretzenheim, Germany, near Bad Kruernach. The third battalion of the 424th Infantry Regiment was assigned a task of opening and manning a POW Camp there. At one time we had nearly 100,000 guests' The museum is dedicated to the task of preserving the history of the POW Camp,

I am corresponding with Lutz Knaust, the Burgermeister (Mayor) of Bretzenheim, through my friend Fritz Dohse (Dr. Fritz-Egbert Dohse) who lives in Germany. They, Fritz and the Mayor, are collecting information on the conduct of the Camp from its founding until we turned over to the Free

(during the the American period)'

Capt' Lee Berwick was the de facto commander of the third Battalion of the 424th Infantry Regiment. Berwick and I recently received a tape from Fritz Doshe in which we answered approximately 50 questions asked by the Mayor and Fritz' They are seeking statements from former third Battalion guards explaining their role in running the Camp' They realize that few would have pictures, or would remember the names of prisoners, but will appreciate statements of personal your experiences and observations' Dr' Duncan Truman was there and has furnished us with an excellent statement, along with others'

Please sit down and write what you remember about those days at the Bretzenheim POW Camp' These testimonials will be placed in the archives of the museum in Bretzenheim' Send your testimonial to me, Dale Carver, 742 Druid Circle, Baton Rouge, LA 70808' I will forward your letters to the people in Germany' RIO

RATIONING

OUR AMMUNITIN RATIONED-WE COUNTED EVERY SHELL. FERVENT WERE THE CURSES AIMED AT ONE JOHN L . . .

MORTARS, CANNONS, HOWITZER'S

WERE MUTE BEHIND OUR LINES.

STATESIDE, MEN WERE IDLE

AND IDLE WERE THE MINES.

JOHN CALLED OUT HIS MINERS; THEY STRUCK FOR HIGHER PAY, WHILE SOME OF US WERE DYING ON A DOLLAR OR TWO A DAY.

OUR AMMUNITION RATIONED, WE COUNTED EVERY SHELL. FERVENT WERE THE CURSES AIMED AT OLD JOHN L .. .

BEFORE THE VETERANS DIE

3rd edition

World War II memories.

61 pages - $8 ppd

by: Dale R. Carver

Poet Laureate of the

106th infantry Division Assoc

Silver Star recipient 1945

424th Headquarters

A&P Platoon Leader

742 Druid Circle

Baton Rouge, LA 70808

225-767-3111

 

 

 

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WVIVE the WOMAN'S PAGE 'W the CUB magazine Mil by Richard Rigatti, Board member, Past-President

I spoke at the Women's Luncheon in Schaumburg in an effort to revive the Women's page in the CUB.

You all may recall that this was iniated at the Orland Reunion in 1995. At least two issues of the CUB, after that, had excellent stories and pictures of interest to the WOMEN.

I'm again asking the women to respond with personal stories about their experiences in relation with men that they married, or were already married to, that were in the 106th Infantry Division,

Sweetheart stories, hotriefront hardships while your husband was in service, anxiety for loved one away from home, or while they were overseas' Dear ladies, please submit your stories and photos to the editor for inclusion in

The CUB Magazine.

Donate Personal Memoribilia the Camp Atterbury Museum

n order to donate items to the Camp Atterbury Museum, you must sign a "Gift Form and Receipt," The form must be requested and signed prior to sending or taking the articles to the Museum.

To order a form or send artifacts amd memoribilia write Chief Warrant Officer in charge:

CW3 Myles W. Clayburn

Camp Atterbury Building

Edinburgh, IN 46124-1096

Change of Address ??????? If you move send the Adjutant your change of address.

Adjutant Gordon Pinney 60 Pinney Road

Whitney, NE 69367-2587 WWII veterans/defense workers and families:

chateau at Rennes

Ink Drawing by Jacob Strauss, 424/B Sketch drawn while he was at Rennes, France, Jacob joined the Association in July 1999, 2320 Benson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19152

The Institute on World War

and the Human Experience

Mae Nielander, Archival Manager, Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL 32306-2200

850-644-9033

Email: rnen5406@garnet,acns,fsu,edu http://www,fsu.edu/-ww2/

Help save the personal legacy of World War II. The experiences and memorabilia of those who served in the armed forces and defense industries--so often discarded--is a valuable part of this nation's history. The Florida State University department of history has set up the Institute of World War II and the Human Experienee to collect and preserve this physical heritage for research, teaching and exhibition. If you, or someone you know, has letters, diaries, photographs or other mementos of that era, please contact the Institute at the address below' We will be delighted to send an information packet or answer any questions concerning donation of materials to the Institute and their future use.

William 0' Oldson

Professor of History

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Front & Center . . . NEW BOOK about the 106th Infantry

BATTLE OF THE BULGE

Michael tolhurst

riliaorritah

BATTLEGROUND EUROPE

ST. VITH

106th Infantry Division FOREWORD by John Kline, 106th Infantry Author: Michael Tolhurst, East Sussex

Pen & Sword Books Ltd, 160 pages

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

I met Mike Tolhurst, who is an ASSOCIATE member shortly after I became editor of The CUB in 1987. Mike, for years has vacationed in the Ardennes area. I once rarea'ed a photo of him in a foxhole, with a carbine, uniform and helmet, with a 106th patch on his left shoulder. He sshoulder'ny photos of the Ardennes over the years I have knoWn him.

I furnishhim'4 photos for the new book and have been honored to write the FOREWORD. SeveFOREWORD' veterans have parts of their memoirs in the book. It is about the 106th... His b106th'''bout the Battle ofthe Bulge as it unfolded in front of St. Vith. It cSt'rs much of the action in the first few days of the battle, leading up to the battle at St. Vith.

As pSt' Vith'series of books entite BATTLEGROUND EUROPE, it is one of books covering both World War I (20 titles) and World War II (4 titles) including this new one, ST VITH.) Over 160 pages, replete with photos and personal experiences of 106th soldiers. These books are designed to describe the battle, then give explicit instructions on how to get to the scenes of action dscribed.

Mikedscribed' knows the St. Vith, SchoSt'erg, Bleialf area like the palm of his hand. He descrhand'nearly every road, village and trail leading throughout the battle area. I know yarea'll enjoy it. I took parit'n editing the First Proof and have had many exchanges of information with the publisher since. It is now in print and can be ordered through our Association Treasurer.

ComTreasurer'enerated from the sale of the book through our Association and Web Site, will go directly to the Association.

CAssociation'

Chapter 1 THE GOLDEN LIONS

A Brief History.

ChaptHistory'O THE LINE

Arrival in Belgium and the 'Ghost' Front Chapter 3 THE GERMAN PLAN

Operation 'Watch on the Rhine'

Chapter 4 THE ATTACK

Saturday 16 December 1944

Chapter 5 THE INEVITABLE

Surrender

Chapter 6 THE AFTERMATH

Prisoners of War

Chapter 7 TOURING THE BATTLEFIELD TODAY

With a glossary, over 100 photographs of the Bulge. Many 'nBulge'ndexedmaps,onal memoirs of 106th veterans telling their personal stories, photos of St Vith and the damage it sustained. Sensustained'no cre$20'00rds) to:

Sherod Collins, Treasurer

106th Infantry Division Association

448 Monroe Trace

Kennesaw, GA 30144

Your book will be mailed to you direct from the publishers stock in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania' of two weeks for shipment. GO

1shipment'ion

 

 

 

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NI-REUNION LOCATIONS

Each year near the Anniversary date of the Battle of the Bulge many of our members hold "Mini-Reunions" to celebrate the occasion and to join in fellowship. These Dinner/Luncheon meeting are well attended. If you have an interest, please contact one of the sponosrs below. NOTE: Mini-Reunion Chairmen: Mini-Reunions will be listed in the February CUB- "ONLY." Get your photos and reports in on time, first week of January'  HUMBERTO APONTE

PO BOX 1668

COROZAL, PR 00783-1668

Telephoto: 809-859-7297

BENJAMIN B BRITTON

36 WARREN RD AUBURN, MA 01501-1855 Telephone: 508-832-2308

SHEROD COLLINS

448 MONROE TRACE

KENNESAW, GA 30144-2152

Telephoto: 770-928-3207

CHARLES CORRIGAN

933 HARVEST DR SE OLYMPIA, WA 98501-5522 Telephone: 360-352-3481

CHARLES DATTE

231 DAVIS AVE

CLIFTON HEIGHTS, PA 19018-1420

Telephoto: 215-626-1866

HOWARD FLEN

1716 7TH ST NE

ROCHESTER, MN 55906-7119

Telephoto: 507-282-0409

JOHN I' GALLAGHER

4003 FRANCES ST TEMPLE, PA 19560-1917 Telephoto: 610-929-2887

JOHN A. GREGORY

4624 ASI1TON DR

SACRAMENTO, CA 95864-6159

Telephone: 916-481-3353

GLENN 0' HARTLIEB

1805 OLIVE ST HIGHLAND, IL 62249-2557 Telephoto: 618-654-7382

LESTER A' HELMICH

2600 BELVOIR BLVD SARASOTA, FL 34237-6309 Telephone: 941-955-3571

MAJOR H' HILL

524 SW 43RD TERRACE

CAPE CORAL, FL 33914-5804

Telephoto: 941-945-4087

ROBERT C' HOMAN

1614 HOLLY DRIVE

JANESVILLE, W153546-1480

Telephone: 608-963-6028

PETE HOUSE

5662 CLIFTON AVE

JACKSONVILLE, FL 32211-6902

Telephone: 904-724-8316

JOSEPH P. MALONEY

1120 WARREN AVE ARNOLD, PA 15068-4048 Telephone: 724-335-6104

JOSEPH A' MASSEY

4820 SPUNKY HOLLOW ROAD REMLAP, AL 35133-5546 Telephoto: 205-681-1701

RUSS J MAYOTTE

9628 CAVELL ST LIVONIA, MI 48150-3220 Telephone: 313-421-4059

CLINT MCCLURE

8607 E 77TH PL SO

TULSA, OK 74133-3710

Telephone: 918-252-7777  VIVIAN MCCULLOUGH

SFIEFFIELD LAKES, OH Telephone: 440-949-5517

JOHN W' MILLER

1511 COCHISE DR

ARLINGTON, TX 76012-4321

Telephone: 817-274-2773

MARION RAY

704 BRIARWOOD DR BETHALTO, IL 62010-1168 Telephone: 6 I 8-377-3485

CHARLES F' RIECK

7316 VOSS PARKWAY

MIDDLETON, WI 53562-3776

Telephone: 608-831-6110

DEAN E. SANDAHL

3041 N 61ST ST LINCOLN, NE 68507-2406 Telephone: 402-466-3564

JOHN R. SCHAFFNER

1811 MILLER RD

COCKEYSVILLE, MD 21030-1013

Telephoto: 410-584-2754

WILLIAM STAHL

211 ARAPAHOE Cr

JUNCTION CITY, KS 66441-8837

Telephone: 785-238-2364

WAID S TOY

4605 WADE ST

COLUMBIA, SC 29210-3941

Telephone:

ARMANDO VELASQUEZ

9616 DE LA LUNA AVE NE

ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87111-

Telephone: 505-821-8434 RUSSELL H' VILLWOCK

8560 W FOSTER AVE #510 NORRIDGE, IL 60706-2772 Telephone: 708-452-8628

MILTON WEINER

28121 RIDGETHORNE CT

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, CA 90275-3253

Telephoto: 714-521-1705 NOTE: If you would like to sponsor a

Mini-Reunion, or if there are changes to the list above above, please contact:

Mini-Reunion Chairman, Joseph Maloney

1120 Warren Avenue

Arnold, PA 15068-4048, Telephone: 724-335-6104

 

 

 

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TOP SERGEANT...

The Life and Times of Sergeant Major of the Army, William G. Bainbridge (U'S' Army Retired) formerly "A" Company, 423rd Combat Infantry Regiment

Co-authored by William G. Bainbridge and Dan Cragg, a retired Sergeant Major who served 22 years in the U'S' Army, 5 1/2 years of that in Vietnam'

William G' Bainbridge is retired, enjoying Florida living, spending time with family, and traveling' He wants to see as much of this great country as possible, including our National Parks, particularly Kings Canyon and Sequoia , to view the Giant Redwoods, which will fulfill a lifetime dream'

Beginning with his humble origins as an Illinois farm boy and a son of a "dirt farmer," to Bill Bainbridge's Top Sergeant is the only memoir of an enlisted man's rise to the most senior NCO position in the U'S' Army. In a military career spanning more than three decades, Bill Bainbridge saw service in three wars, fought in two of them, and was captured in one' In the ETO in World War II, Bainbridge served with A Company, 423rd Infantry of the 106th Infantry Division' Forced to surrender during the Battle of the Bulge, he spent five months in a German POW Camp, weighing only 86 pounds when he was liberated' Discharged December of 1945, he fully expected to spend the rest of his life as a farmer'

But being called up fur the Korean ruined his farming prospects and, in due time, "that peculiar chemistry of training, experience, and promotion begin to have its effect, and I realized that I didn't want to be anywhere else but in the Army'" In 31 years of service, Bainbridge served in leading and NCO positions the world over, including Battalion Sgt' major, first Battalion, 28th Infantry, First Infantry Division, II Field Force Sgt' Major in Vietnam, Sgt' Major U'S' Army Pacific, and basic training center Sgt. Major at Ford Benning, where he was instrumental in setting up the first and NCO Candidate Course' Bainbridge was also the first Sergeant Major of the Sergeants Major Academy'

He received ten good conduct Medals, two awards of the combat Infantry badge, three Army Commendation Medals and the Distinguished Service Medal, among others' But the greatest moment in his career came when he was selected to be Sergeant Major of the U'S. Army, its highest NCO wound is to position, an office he was the first hold for four years' But the most important job Bainbridge's illustrious career was provid for their welfare of his soldiers' Whether in base camps in Vietnam, aviation units in Germany, or training centers in Fort Benning, Bainbridge never forgot what he was there for' "Soldiers will do anything you ask provided you prepare them with good training and treat them with dignity' "Top Sergeant" is all about knowing what a good Sergeant does best -attending to the needs of his men -and what it takes to be a great noncommissioned officer in an Army that officers are proud to command - but that NCO's really run.

This book is a Fawcett Columbine Book, published by Ballantine books' 357 pages, hardcover, ISBN 0-449-900892-5' Jacket price listed at $23.00' Available from Amazon Books   and Barnes & Noble's (check for

Extending his enlistment through June 1979, so he can complete current Prices)*Up four full years as SMA. Gen. W. Rogers and his wife Hazel look

on, December 1977 (U.S' Army photo)

 

 

 

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by10K REVIEW ajor Jeffrey Allier, USAF

Major Allier, is an Associate memberof the 106th Infantry Division Association. An email friend for at least three years. He allowed me to speak to his squadron at Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany in May 1999 about the 106th in the Ardennes.

He has agreed to fumish us with some of his favorite 'Book Reviews" so that you might be able to read other interesting stories of World War 11' Major Alfier recently was transferred from Germany to an air base in Tucson. J. Kline, editor

Nathan N. Prefer, Patton's Ghost Corps —Cracking The Siegfried Line

(Novato, CA: Presidio Press, 1998). Hardback - 243 pages. $24.95.

There needs no ghost come from beyond the grave to tell us this' Hamlet

Historian Nathan Prefer's book offers two salient themes' First, it provides a detailed examination of American ground combat in the

Saar-Moselle 'triangle' in Germany,

g 1944-1945' Secondly, Prefer's work he ps correct a seemingly pandemic misunderstanding that the only reason the US Army was able to defeat its German opponents was through superior manpower and logistics' As such, this exhaustive work is a welcomed companion to Vannoy and Karamales' Against the Panzers, Doubter's Closing With the Enemy, and Bonn's When the Odds Were Even' Studies such as these bear out the fact that the American soldier won out through combined arms warfare, and employing proper operational and tactical skills that equaled those of his German counterpart' But achieving such parity proved no facile undertaking, as it took weeks to penetrate German defenses in costly town-by-town engagements, and in assaults on the redoubtable Siegfried Line. Throughout their campaigning, some American battalions were attrited by 30%' Yet, as Prefer amply illustrates, the US XX 'Ghost' Corps' performed well against such vaunted units as  the I Panzer Division which had recently thwarted Allied drives in Operation MARKET-GARDEN. Additionally, airpower

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was of little use due to weather, though on at least one occasion, B-24s provided tactical air support.

Despite his excellent research and writing, Prefer's work bears a few criticisms. When introducing military units or commanders, he digresses into biographical data or unit lineages which momentarily throws off his discussion. In addition, Prefer should exercise a bit more healthy skepticism when it comes to using generals' reports as primary sources' For instance, morale was more of a problem in the US Army than Maj Gen Malony, commander of the 949 Division, leads us to believe (see Francis Steckel, 'Moral Problems in Combat—American Soldiers in Europe in World War II, Army History, Summer 1994)' Regarding Prefer's use of maps, though his use of operational level ones are heuristic, a higher-scale map of the Saar-Moselle region would have proved useful' Moreover, his statement that Lieutenant Gen Courtney Hodges stopped the German onslaught in the Battle of the Bulge is off base' In actuality, Hodges faltered in the face of the Wehrmacht (see John D' Morelock's exhaustive study, Generals of The Ardennes: American Leadership in The Battle of The Bulge)' Finally, though Prefer's work joins a growing body of needed studies correcting inaccurate views of American combat skills, the efficacy and prowess of German combat power cannot be easily dismissed' There must be an historiographical equilibrium, which readers can find in the erudite work of Michael Reynolds' Steel Inferno, Edward Miller's A Dark and Bloody Ground, or Paul Fussell's Wartime — Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War'

These comments aside, Nathan Prefer's detailed, balanced, and insightful narrative is a work of accessible history, a welcomed addition to our bookshelves' He reminds us that Tettingen, Butzdorf and Nening, Germany -towns which fork no lightening in our historical conciousness -- American soldiers secured a world of freedom at the price of their innocence.' Major Jeffrey Allier MI

 

 

 

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Return to the Ardennes May 1999

Hugh Colbert, 422/B

I left Hugh Colbert out of the list of attenders of the German/American meeting trip of May 1999 that appeared in the last CUB, He wrote, "John, I was there too!" My apologies. Maybe this will make up for

J. Kline, editor

Hugh just returned from Germany in October, returning back with one of his comrades to see more of his past. This time they had time to take their time in viewing many old locations. I think he's ready to go again....

Hugh Colbert, 422/B with Gordon Pinney, 423-B as

they visited the site of Stalag 4-8 in Muhlberg,

Germany

Hugh Colbert 422/B with four German veterans at

AUW on May 14, 1999, The Auw Church in

background.

First get together since December 1944 for three

422-B vets at Schaumburg lir Dean Sandahl,

Marion Bahlinger and Hugh Colbert

Stalag 4B Reunion

Ens Szpek Jr, reports as follows, he is the son of Ervin Szpek , 423/1

Junior's address is 620 N. Hartwell Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186 Tele: 414-549-0168

On April 23, 1999 the annual reunion luncheon for Survivors of Stalag 4B Miihlberg was held in Chicago. Thirty-two Ex-POWs, family members and guests were in attendance, The event was planned in conjunction with the Stalag 4B British Association. Our British counterparts held their reunion on April 23 -25 with special guests Hannelorc Brendel, the Mayoress of Miihlberg and Achim Kilian, German historian of 4B, Mr, Kilian is a former prisoner of the camp from 1945 to 1948, Prior to the reunion I was able touch base with Lew Parsons, chairman of the British association, This enabled our two groups to share interesting comments and information. Unfortunately the Chicago group was unable to answer some lingering questions posed by the British regarding the guards of 4B. The tentative date for our 2000 reunion is Friday, April 21 whereas our British comrades have scheduled theirs for April 14-15, 2000. All of the S-5 men and many from the 106th Division spent time at Stalag 4B. If you are Interested in attending the Chicago 48 reunion please contact me. An announcement for Ex-POWs of 4B will appear in the upcoming issues of the 106th CUB magazine and American Ex-POW Bulletin.

Apart from the camaraderie of the reunion we have in the past viewed photos and videos of the former prison camp which is now a historic site operated by the Miihlberg museum, We hope to answer an interesting question at the next reunion. The question regards the British drama The Captive }kart (1946) about a Czech captain (Michael Redgrave) with false papers who is sent to a WW II POW camp. In the unedited version following the Republic Pictures logo there is a still shot of the entrance to a Stalag, Is this an actual photo of 4B?

106th Reunion The 53rd annual reunion of the 106th Infantry Division Association was held in Schaumburg, IL September 1 -5. As always the event was first class. Chicago Stalag 4B members in attendance were George Zak, Lawrence Costa, Antone Costa, Edward Dom, Ervin Szpek, Sr, and Wayman Troxel. Ex-POWs of 5-5,in attendance were George Strong, George Bloomingburg, and Norwood Frye as well as Ervin Szpek, Sr, and Wayman Troxel.

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53rd Annual Reunion - Schaumburg, Illinois

Chairman Russell H, Villwock, COGL, 106 Signal, foreground- at closing banquet of the 53rd Annual

Reunion, with wife Jackie, Belgian General Consul Robert Vandemeulebroucke and guests In background

53rd Annual Reunion Report...

by Russel H, Villwock, Reunion Chairman

Se 53rd annual reunion is now history to the 106 Infantry Division association members, their guests, the new members, the first-time attendees, and to the 21 guests that came from Belgium - we hope you enjoyed the 53rd Annual Reunion of the 106 Infantry Division Association, and your stay in the Chicago area' To Louis Kievit, Chris Brooks and Kellie Arison of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, that housed and fed us. You did an outstanding job! To our Chaplain, Duncan Trueman, Barbara Morrell chairman, John Robb, the Park Ridge Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3579 Color Guard, fora Memorial Service that will long be remembered'

To the committee, Herb Meager 422/ D and his wife do Luella for handling registrations. 011ie Libman 424/Cannon and his wife Phyllis for handling all meals and seating arrangements. Joe Dallman 424/G and his wife, Betty, along with Phillip Rosenthal 424/D and his wife, Orry, who kept you in Goodies, and refreshments in the hospitality room' There were many compliments and a few complaints of services performed'

Wally Kroll, the Disk Jockey who did a great job entertaining us that the Welcome Party, with music for listening and dancing'

I apologize for the bus service, especially in the Snafu on the tour of Chicago and Navy Pier' But, everyone that still wanted to go, even with the buses leaving over an hour late, had a great trip. The people from Belgium enjoyed it so much, they went back to the Navy Pier on Sunday morning'

I would like to thank the many of you, and you know who you are, that helped and loading, unloading and seeing that everyone got back safely from the tours'

NOTE: After many letters and phone to the calls with the bus company handling our tours, I've received a satisfactory answer and a refund for the Chicago Navy Pier tour' For those of you purchased tickets and did not get to go-please send me a note and I will mail you a refund. Our Saturday Banquet was exceptional, with speeches and presentations by the Belgian Delegation, also the Belgian Consul General' (Continued on page 20, after the centerfold

photos)

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53rd Annual Reunion - Schaumburg, Illinois

Madame Marie LeHaire, Parker's Crossroads, being

introduced at the final banquet. Andre HUBERT in

the left foreground,

Left, Andre HUBERT, Al Vitali, John Gatens and

John Schaffner (both 589/A) presenting an

American Flag to the Belgian contingent,

Sorry I cannot report some of the names in these

photos displays, I received approx 60 photos

and only six had the names listed, I know man on some I cannot remember the names,

The ladies are from the Belgian group, Bernadette

LeHaire Lengler on the left, Henri ROGISTER

standing, with John Swett and Ken Smith sitting,

At the Bel gi..; oa nn oRr cper pe tsi nAt wd teh HthUeStie(

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More of the Belgian contingent

More of the Belgian contingent with Albert FOSTY,

CRIBA Committee, on the right,

mike, John Schaffner, 589/A on the right, Al and Left, Edward Prewett, 424/B, John Kline, 423/M,

John were making presentations,      Belgians, Anne Marie SIMON and Karl Heine NOEL

,         JRFRT flaft, with Alfrpri Vitali 1424/R1 a

 

 

 

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The Park Ridge V.F.W POst 3579 Color Guard

entering the room for the placing of the wreath at

the 53rd Annual Reunion Memorial Service,

The orchestra after the banquet, playing tunes from orties. We still have a lot of dancers that can Swing and Sway with Sammy Kay,,

A view during the final banquet, Sherod Collins at

the podium, with Russell Villwock presenting the

Order of the Golden Lion awards.

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Reddie Prewett and friends during the

Reception Party. I know my memory Is going to get

me in trouble..

Those of you who attended our 53rd reunion - Do you

remember the young man with the video camera? He was asking you questions about your days during the Battle of the Bulge, and what you're doing today.

He was very busy, and captured most of the excitement throughout the reunion' The Welcome Reception, the Memorial Service, Chaplain Duncan Tnieman's stirring message (which you can read in this CUB magazine), our Dinner Banquet, featuring the speakers of the evening, the introduction of the 1999-2000 106th Infantry Division Officers, and the awarding of the Order of the Golden Lion' The TV tape is three hours long, and will be a keep sake for you. Something to pass on to your children and grandchildren, for only 531.95 including shipping and handling.

A group being interviewed at the Reception by our

touring TV cameraman. Ray Twardzik, 106 Signal

with the mike in front of him. SEE BELOW:

You can order it by mail or call 1-800-654-8277 and charges to your Visa/MasterCard' The mail address is, Raines Video Productions

108 Golf Club Road, Suite 157 Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Or Call 1-800-654-8277 and charge it to your credit card,

A complete refund, if not satisfied with the video. Russell H, Villwock, 53rd Annual Reunion Chairman

 

 

 

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53rd Annual Reunion - Schaumburg, Illinois

The outgoing and incoming Association officers of the 106 Infantry Division Association. The band played our kind of music, which topped out the evening.

I would like to thank the people who took the time to your thank you cards, for the great time they had at the reunion' Your kind words were really appreciated.

A big THANK YOU goes to my wife Jackie. Without her help, this reunion would not have been the success that it was. God willing, we, will see you in St. Louis, in September 2000.

Order of the Golden Lion Awards, 53rd Annual Reunion

by Russell H. Villwock,

Chairman, Order of the Golden Lion

The Board of Board of Directors, and the 106th Infantry Division Association at the 53rd annual reunion in Schaumburg, Hlinois presented four recipients the Order of the Golden Lion award. This an Association award for outstanding services rendered to the Association..

The recipients this year were:

Commander Class

To Ben Britton, 424/E for his services since 1965. He was president in 1977-1978. Reunion Chairman in Worcester, Maine in 1983, and 13 years a member of the Board of Directors. The Companion Class to his wife Avis Britton for a support to her husband.

Officer's Class

To Herbert Meagher 422/M for his services since 1946. He served on the planning committee for the 1949, 1989 and 1999 Reunions, He was an officer in the Chicago Chapter and served on the Association Board of Directors, from 1992 to 1995. The Companion Class to Luella Meagher, for all her help in support to her husband.

If you know of other members who have contributed their time and services to keep our organization alive and well, send me a resume for consideration by the Board of Directors to award the Order of the Golden Lion Award' Russel Fl. Villwock , 8560 W. Foster Ave 0510, Norridge, Illinois 60706-2772

Order of the Golden Lion, OGL Awards ,,, Left to Right, Avis Britton, Companion Class; Russell Villwock-

OGL Chairman,Commander Class 1987; Luella Meagher, Companion Class; Herbed Meagher, Officer's

Class 1999; Jackie Villwock, Companion Class 1987; Ben Britton, Commander Class 1999

 

 

 

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Annual Association Reunions - Make Them a Family Affair!

Otted by Ann Marie

Bachmurski Keech

With assistance from: CWO Stanley M, Bachmurski, Retired (formerly 401st FAB attached), a full member of the 106th Infantry Division Association, in attendance at the 53rd Annual Reunion,

CWO Stanley M. Bachmurski, Retired (formerly 401st FAB attached)

Mmom,

Y sisters, and I

have been attending military association reunions with my father for the past several years' Dad was a career U.S' Army officer, staying in the service after "keeping the world safe for democracy" not once, but twice — in WWII and in Korea.

During WWII, Dad served seven months in lkopean Theater of Operations' He served 2 nths in Korea, where he earned the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, and Commendation Medal, as well as other "spear carrier" and "you were there awards'"

Dad narrowly missed being a part of the Vietnam non-war' In July 1962 he was notified that he was being detailed overseas to Vietnam' Dad decided, with Mom's help, that this proposed assignment could well be the third cigarette on one match' (Having heard this bad luck quote so often, I was interested to find out that it refers to the amount of time it takes to light three cigarettes on one match and the time it takes for a sniper to get a fix on your position!)

So, after 22 years, this seemed like a good time for Dad to retire from active duty service' The Army, however, had other ideas' They believed that since they had sent him to Embry Riddle Aeronautical College that he owed two more years of service. Luckily for Dad, the Army's record keeping was a little off' He had completed the two years of additional service two months before the detail assignment to Vietnam came'

After his "retirement," Dad spent another 21 years "in service" with the U'S' Army as a Department of the Army Civilian on the Staff and Faculty of the U'S' Army Transportation School; 'Aviation Branch, Fort Eustis, Virginia. For this service, Dad was awarded the Civilian Commendation Medal'

Dad only recently became interested in attending association reunions — I guess after a busy and active life of service he was looking forward to some quality reminiscing time' The first reunion I attended (the 106th Reunion in Nashville in 1997) was quite an eye-opener' This was before Saving Private  Ryan and Tom Brokow's book "The Greatest Generation" were released and raised the awareness of my generation in the exploits of my parents during The Great War.

For the trip to attend the 106th's 534 Annual Reunion in Chicago this year (September 1-5), Mom and my three sisters were otherwise occupied, so Dad and I made the trip together' Rather than drive from our home in Newport News, Virginia to Chicago, we decided to take Amtrack'

 

 

 

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For a day and a half; Dad and I watched America pass by outside the window of our train' We rolled through the small towns, the big cities, and the farms' We saw an America that was built by people of all races, creeds, colors, and nationalities' We saw the proud and successful America that the 106th fought so well and so valiantly to protect and defend long ago. I couldn't help asking myself "Were these the images that my Dad and the rest of the soldiers he served with carried with them into battle?" Pictures of the small towns, the big cities, and the farms that were your homes? The 106' Reunion this year included a visit to Cantigny, the home of The First Division Museum' Dad had discovered (tucked away in the attic), two 9-inch by 54-inch panoramic photographs of the 5' Field Artillery Battalion, First Infantry Division encampment taken at Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont, August 27, 1941. Although the two photographs were 58 years and 6 days old (to the day!) when Dad donated them to the Museum, they were in excellent condition and the Curator was very glad to get them. The moral of this story is "trash to you, treasure to someone else"!

The Curator of the Museum was so pleased to get these "between the wars" photos that he gave us a personally guided tour of the Museum. Dad saw the first flag he served under and other extremely rare memorabilia. We were told that some of the items preserved at the Museum were more than 200+ years old and predated the birth of the Republic!

Another highlight of this year's Reunion was the Banquet. Before the banquet, Dad and I had the great honor to be introduced to the Consul General of Belgium, Robert Vandemeulebroucke' And, during the banquet, we were privileged to be seated at the same table with several of the more than 20 Belgian nationals who had come to the States to participate in the 106th's Reunion'

Mr' Vandemeulebroucke's moving and dramatic address at the Banquet, and the individual introductions of our Belgian guests was both a heart-wrenching and uplifting event. Many of the Belgian guests had been "Freedom Fighters" — men and women who had also put their lives on-the-line over a half a century. The stories shared by these brave friends an emotional experience, and there were very few dry eyes in that room that evening. Their remarks and their emotions made it clear that even today many of our former Allied partners have strong and positive feelings about America's part in this turbulent period in our joint history. This experience reinforced my realization (noticed during my travels overseas on business) that Europeans have a very different sense of what constitutes recent history than do many Americans. We are, as a nation, poorer for this oversight,

These military association reunions have been remarkable personal experiences and great family outings — with a lot more meaning than a vacation at Disney World. Our family has the opportunity to share in events that honor the lives of our parents and the other men and women who gave so much to our country. We are looking forward to the 106'°'s Reunion next year. My 20-year old son, my father's grandson, currently lives in St. Louis. So, if at the next reunion you see a distingt looking Senior Soldier with one or "young" women and men with him — this is probably my Dad with his daughters and grandson in attendance to honor him, his life, and his generation.

Ann Marie Bachmurski Keech is a daughter of The Greatest Generation" — Stanley and Rose Bachmurski. CWO Stanley M. Bachmurski, Retired was with the 401st Field Artillery Battalion, which was attached to the 106th Infantry Division March 16, to June 23, 1945.

According to World War II- Order of Battle, Shelby L' Stanton, the 401st Field Artillery Battalion, 105 Howitzer Trk-D, was "non-divisional." They trained at Fort Riley, Kansas, departed overseas 8 March 1945, were in France by 18 March 1945. Credited with France-ETO; Northern France and Central Europe Campaigns. August 1945 location: Heilbronn, Germany. Returned to USA 22 March 1946..'' J. Kline, editor

 

 

 

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53rd Annual Reunion - Schaumburg, Illinois

Left: Bernadette Longler, current Mistress of the Auberge du Carrefour (The Inn at Parker's Crossroads), John Schaffner,

589/A, Marie LeHaire' Bernadette's mother and former opertor of the Inn, Esmeralda, who is Bernadette's daughter and

future Misstress of the Inn. Marie was a teen-ager and was nearby during the days of the 589th's defense of the

Crossroads 19-23 December 1944, The Auberge du Carrefour has been in the same family for six generations.

1999 REUNION ENHANCED BY 21 CRIBA MEMBERS

by John Schaffner, A Battery, 589th FAB

21 Members of CRIBA, the Belgian orglition concerned with the history of the Bc f the Bulge, made the trip from the Ar - es area of Belgium to Schaumburg, Illinois, especially to be with the veterans of the 106th Infantry Division Association for their 53rd reunion. They were welcomed in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency about I 1 PM on the evening of 1 September by members of our Association after enduring a flight lasting nearly 20 hours (including a layover for repairs at Amsterdam.) The following day they were hosted to a belated dinner at the hotel by 31 of the Association members. The Belgians all recovered from the "jet-lag" surprisingly well and participated in all of the reunion activities. We certainly enjoyed their company, • •

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(Sec Group Photo) FOSTY, Albert (Committee)      LEJEUNE, Esmeralda LEHAIRE, Maria SERON, Nelly

ROGISTER, Henri ( Secretary), FOSTY, Anne-Made        LEJEUNE, Martine KARL-HEINZ, Noel SIMON, Anne-Marie

KRAFT, Christian ( President)  LOMBET, Michel  

CALBERT, Jean    JONCKEAU, Louis         

LEHAIRE, Louise  (CRIBA Treasurer)         

LAMBERT, Joseph          HUBERT, Andre   

LEONARD, Marie  (CRIBA Honorary President)    

FOSTY, Jean-Marie Committee) LEJEUNE, Claude MARENNE, Andree          LENGLER, Bernadette   

        

 

 

 

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We Will Never Forget!

We Will Never Forget!

A chance meeting with Belgians

by Dr' Duncan Trueman, Assoc. Chaplain

On October 7 my wife Grace, along with the friend, accompanied me on a little trip from our home in New York State to view the changing autumn colors' We wound up at a waterfall and old canal site in Kent, Connecticut' Many cars for parked there to look at the sites'

A group of six people walked behind my parked car and paused reading the words on my up 106th Infantry Division cap which was sitting on the back ledge of the car. They then studied the VBOB decal which was adhered to the rear window. One young woman summoned up the courage to approach the driver's window and ask if I were the World War II veteran' Upon receiving my affirmative reply she called after the others, all of whom came hurriedly back to meet someone who had "freed their country'"

Yes, they were Belgian people, visiting in America and were to fly home the next day' We talked and visited and hugged and posed for photographs together' The older woman had been nine years old during the Battle of the Bulge' She had fled with her parents carrying only her most precious possession - her doll' They talked about towns that I remembered so well and treated me like a savior. The lady asked "You weren't Infantry, were you?" When I replied affirmatively, she put her hand over her mouth and gasped — which seemed to be an expression of mixed sympathy and horror' We talked and visited for a longtime and it summoned up in me emotions that are indescribable' When finally we parted, she hugged me. Her last words where: "We will never forget! We will never forget!"

A little overwhelmed by a this, all I could answer was, "Neither will I!"

Reverend Duncan Trueman, Chaplain, 106th Infantry Division Association

News about St Louis 54th Annual Reunion, September, 2000

Jack Sulser,

106th Coordinator with AFR

Regarding the 2000 Reunion to be held at the St Louis, Missouri Airport Marriott, the ($75 plus tax)room rate will be available beginning Monday, September 4, 2000 (Labor Day), through Monday, Sept' 11, 2000 (departure Tuesday, Sept. 12)'

The Welcome Party will be Friday, Sept. 8' Men'and ladies luncheon's Saturday, Sept' 9. Banquet Sunday, Sept' 10. Farewell breakfast Monday, Sept' 11'

The hotel reservation form and reunion registration form will be in the February CUB. Meanwhile, room reservations can be made via Marriott central reservation number 800-228-9290 or direct with the Marriott hotel 314-423-9700'

54th Annual Reunion Committee

needs FeedBack

Marion Ray, 1st Vice-president

Executive Committee planning for the

St Louis Reunion are attempting to inject some additional interesting events for your consideration.

For those members who can be an early arrival, the Association can obtain tickets for the group to attend a St. Louis ?Cardinal -Montreal Expos baseball game' The game has an early starting time for Thursday, September 7 of 12:10 PM' We would like to know who might be interested and how many.

For those members who are golfers and would like to have a day of golfing with your buddies, arrangements can be made fora day of golfing, immediately following the "Going Away" Breakfast on Monday, September 11th' If you care to put together some groups, smallor large, please give us informtion as to numbers' Send information regarding your choices to either the baseball game or golfing to: Marion Ray, 704 Briarwood Drive, Bethalto, IL '62010, Telephone 618-377-3674

E-Mail: bugleboy19@juno'com

 

 

 

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'7 (rpm Infantry Division Association

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Q

          11.06 MP     2

          106 SIG       6

422/HQ

422/AT

422/CN

422/HQ 1BN         422/Al

422/B          3

422/D         7

422/HQ 2BN

422/G         4

422/H         14

422/HQ 3BN

422/1          4

422/K

422/M         8

422/MED

42 Q  2

          AT      1

          423/SV        4

423/HQ 1BN         2

423/A

423/B          8

423/C          5

423/D         9

423/HQ 2BN

423/E          3

423/F

423/H         11

423/HQ 3BN         3

423/1          4

423/K          2

423/L          2

423/M         5

423/MED    2

424/HQ

424/HQ       1

424/AT

424/CN       2

424/SV

424/HQ 1BN

424/B          8

424/D         8

424/HQ 2BN         3

424/E          3

424/F          1

424/G         5

424/H

424/HQ 3BN

424/K          1

424/L          2

424/M

81ST ENG/HQ

8IST ENG/A          5

8 I ST ENG/B        8

Attached Units 401ST FAB

DIV/ARTY

589/HQ

589/A          5

589/B

590/HQ       3

590/A          5

591/HQ       3

59 I /SV      4

592/HQ       2

592/B

592/C          1

592/SV        2

ASSOCIATE 14

UNIT COUNT

From list of attenders furnished by Chairman)

Units

106 MP        2

106th SIG    6

422nd          57

423rd 65

424th 40

81st Eng      13

Div/Arty      1

589th FAB   8

590th FAB   8

591st FAB   7

592nd FAB  6

401st FAB (attchd)

TOTAL VETS 214

ASSOCIATES 13

From Belgium       21

including (6) Associates

Registered   416

Saturday Banquet 450

This count (450) used as Total Count for 1999)

Men's Luncheon 240

Ladies Luncheon 178

Past Presidents     15

Cancelled    17

7

1

2

        

 

 

 

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106th Infantry Division Association

53rd Annual Reunion - Schaumburg, Illinois - Sept 1999

106 MP

HANKE, ARTHUR K JENNINGS, CHARLES R

106 SIG

CHILDS, DEAN F

DIRENZO, PETER L

KUPS, STANLEY

SCHOECK, RICHARD J TWARDZIK, RAYMOND VILLWOCK, RUSSELL H

422/HQ

GASSES, JOSEPH .1

HANNA, ROBERT R

JOSEPHS, ROBERT H LANKFORD, WILLIAM M. LAPATO, FRANK

PILKINGTON, FRED A SEXTON, MAYNARD H

422/AT

PAWLUK, WALTER S

422/CN

NELSON, DR RALPH ROOS, ARTHUR K

422/HQ 1BN

DIEFENTIIALER, WILLARD F POWERS, ALVIN T,

THOME, MICHAEL

422/A

POWELL, EUGENE M

422/B

BAHLINGER, MARION I COLBERT, HUGH L SANDAHL, DEAN E

422/D

BRANKIN, WILLIAM J ECKBLAD, WESLEY W ROBB, DR JOHN G SAUCERMAN, EUGENE L WALKER, ROBERT F WILLIAMS, LAWRENCE R ZIMAND, GERALD P

422/HQ 2BN

LOSEY, WALTER F,

422/C

ELDRIDGE, ROBERT

GINTHER, KEITH

NEWMAN , SAUL A.

SHEANER JR, HERBERT

422/H

COOK, FRANCIS J. DORN, EDWARD W JENKINS, WILLIAM JONES, WILLIAM B LATA, WALTER J' MEADOWS, GERALD D' PERKO, EMIL A

PODLASKI, EDMUND P POST, LAWRENCE W PRESCOTT, EUGENE L RACSTER, JOHN R RIECK CHARLES F SNOVEL , ROBERT I TUREK, CASIMER

422/I

BLAHER, WILLIAM S FALCH, CARL

KELCH, EUGENE B RYDZINSKI, EDWARD

422/K

TOY, WAID S

422/M

ADOLPHSON, MAYNARD

HOFF, RUSSELL D JENSEN, GEORGE C LARSON, GILBERT R MASCONE, ATTILA() A MEAGHER JR, HERBERT SCHIAVO, SAM J. ZAK' GEORGE K

422/MED

SCALD:), SALVATORE A

423/HQ

PETERSON, ALEX W

STRONG, GEORGE W

423/AT

SWARTZ, HARVEY L

423/SV

COLLINS, SHEROD GRASSO, SALVATORE V HALL, JOHN L

STARMACK' JOHN S

423/HQ 1BN

BRYAN, KENNETH V

MALUEG, RUSSELL I

423/A

YANCHIK, PETE

423/1411, COX, PHILIP DFORBES, FONTAINE C

GILBERT, DANIEL W PARKINSON, FRANCIS PINNEY, GORDON B RIGATTI, RICHARD L SALERNO, JOSEPH T. VAN MOORLEHEM, ARTHUR

423/C

BLADEN, JOHN A BUTTERFIELD, WALLACE GOLDBERG, EPHRAIM KELLY, JOHN

ROSALIA, JOHN

423/D

ANGELO, MARIO .1 BURRELL, JAMES V HAWKINS, HAROLD W MARSH, ROBERT li TIMM, EUGENE A VOGEL, JAMES

YINGST, WILLIAM J YOUNG, DAMON F ZENN, MIKE

423/E

BARNES, RALPH K

MAGEE, JACK G

RUSSELL, RAYMOND E

423/F

SULSER, JACK A

423/H

BASEL, THEODORE BENNETT, ROBERT F DIEHL, LLOYD J

JOHNSTON, RAY A. KUFtZEJA, MICHAEL F PETERSEN, WALTER A PETERSON, WALTER SMITH, KENNETH M SWETT, JOHN A

TAYLOR, JOHN W

TROST, PAUL M L

423/HQ 3BN

HINKLE, RAYMOND A SHIPLEY, WILLIAM F WEISS, NEWTON W

423/I

BLOOMINGBURG, GEORGE PETERSON PHD, DR. RICHARD SZPEK, ERVIN E

TROXEL, WAYMAN D.

 

 

 

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106th Infantry Division Association

53rd Annual Reunion - Schaumburg, Illinois - Sept 1999

424/E

BRITTON, BENJAMIN B GREGORY, JOHN A

SOWELL, ROBERT F

424/F

SCHOBER, MILTON I

424/G

BROKAW, RICHARD L DALLMAN, JOSEPH G GEIB, GEORGE

MORGAN, AUBREY D SALEMINK, RICHARD J

424/H

ASHBURN, NOLAN

424/HQ 3BN

CARVER, DALE R

424/K

CROFT, LEO

424/L

COSS SR, KENNETH L

MARTIN JR, I IARRY F

424/M

PIJSKARICII, CI IARLES II

81ST ENG/A

AGOSTINI, ORFEO E

LACEY, DAVIE

NESTER, GEORGE

STONE, PAUL E' ZIMMERMANN, JOSEPI I W

81ST ENG/B

FRYE, NORWOOD A HANSON, ROBERT J KREZMINSKI, EDWARD S NAGLE JR, EDWARD 1 TETZLAFF, JAMES E PASTOR, IRVING VALENSTEIN, COL EARL WOJAHN, EDWARD C

589/A

ALFORD JR, BARNEY M GATENS, JOHN HOLTZMULLER, J DON SCHAFFNER, JOHN R SNYDER, WALTER M

589/B

KUIZEMA, IIAROLD

590/HQ

BOSCHERT, PAUL V REED, JAMES W' TWOODWARD, JACK

590/A

CREEL, E V

HOUSE, PETE

PEROS, GEORGE UNDERWOOD, JAKE YOUNG, EDWARD E

591/HQ

mcmtci IAEL, BRYCE D PANICE, RAYMOND H VANDERIIEYDEN, DONALD

591/SV

DATTE, CHARLES FRANK, FLORIAN R HOWARD, JOHN N RINGER, ROBERT C

592/HQ

ELLIOTT, ADAMS E LAUMAN, MRS CLARENCE

592/B

WHITE, ROBERT L

592/C

ROBERTS, JOHN M

592/SV

HARTLIEB, GLENN 0 JOHANSEN, CI (ARLES II

           ASSOCIATE

401ST FAB  ANDERSON, DAVID

BACHMURSKI, STANLEY M     BUCHER, JR, WILLIAM M

           BURKES, FRANKIE C'

DIV/ARTY   CHURA, ELIZABETH

TWINN, JAMES H,          FORD JR, DAVID.'

LIKOPATZ, IDA 589/HQ SZPEK, JR', ERVIN SCOTT, EARL A

THURLOW , JOIIN W'

111E-

BR, . , [CHARD J CAPSIIAW, CLIFTON

423/L

BUHR, JOSEPH ROSS, JAMES A

423/M

COOPER, LOUIS M EDELMAN, LOUIS KLINE, JOHN P

LOCURCIO JR, VINCENT VENEGONI, VINCENT J

423/MED

COSTA, ANTONE COSTA, LAWRENCE

424/HQ

MALONEY. JOSEPII P

424/AT

TRUEMAN, DR DUNCAN

424/CN

CLOWER, ROBERT G LIBMAN, OLIVER

42

IC      L.

424/HQ 1BN

KUCHOLICK, STANLEY

424/B

ARVOLD, NORMAN W CALL, GEORGE

HILL, MAJOR II

PASSARIELLO, LOUIS PREWETT, EDWARD A SMOLER, IRWIN C

STREIB, MARSHAL P VITALI, ALFRED L

424/D

BRIDGES, WALTER G DICKERSON, MYRTON B HOMAN, ROBERT C LANDIS, ROBERT J RAY, LTC MARION ROSENTHAL, PHILLIP N RUSSELL ALDEN F SIMMONS. NORMAN

424/HQ 2BN

CONNORS, JOHN C HOHENADEL JR, FRANK HOWELL, ROBERT F

 

 

 

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Total Membership -- State Count

Overseas     31      ME     13

AL      31      MI      70

APO   1        MN     43

AR     14      MO    28

AZ      41      MS     17

CA     79      MT     1

CO     15      NC     33

CT      24      NE     9

DC     1        NH     6

DE     6        NJ      80

FL      147    NM     8

GA     52      NV     6

HI      2        NY     86

IA       26      OH     72

ID      2        OK     15

IL       115    OR     10

IN      43      PA      140

KS      18      PR      1

KY      17      RI       15

LA      11      SC     31

MA     46      SD     5

MD    45      TN      42

TX      •UT

UTAH 1

VA     29

VT      5

WA     15

WI      84

WV     14

WY     2

Grand Total 1705 October 27, 1999

This count includes all 106th veterans, attached Units and Associate Members. Of the total there are 214 ASSOCIATE Members.

This count does does not include the Auxiliary Membership.

53rd Annual Reunion Attendance - State Count

BELGIUM    Assoc. members 7 MD    7        SC

AL      6        Assoc,          10      SD

AR     3        MN     2        TN      1

AZ      4        MO    7        TX

CA     10      MS     2        UT

CO     1        MT               VA     4

CT      4        NC               WA     4

DE     1        NE               WI      15

FL      18      NH     1        WV     2

GA     4        NJ      9        Grand Total 225

IA       4        NM     1        This count includes all

IL       27      NV     2        106th Veteran (214) and

IN      4        NY     12      Associate Members that

KS      2        OH     9        attended the 53rd Annual

KY      I         OR     1        Association  Reunion      in

                                        Schaumburg, Illinois Sep

LA      2        PA      14      1999 IHlinoisot include guests

MA     6        RI                 and wives.

 

 

 

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• Unit Attendance Count - Reunions 1989 thru 1999

Reunion Attendance History from past CUBS from 1989 to present... J. Kline

          Chicago       qi       91      92      93      94      95      96      97      ri        99

                              Hunts-         Pittsburgh   Ft Jackson  Rapid City   Orlando          Roanoke      Nashville               Oikago

                              vdk                                                                         

106 HQ        16      4       13      9        19      9        18      18      14      14      10

422nd          83      46      86      70      92      71      84      71      69      76      57

423rd 86      72      102    104    123    91      103    102    92      105    65

424th 85      33      66      63      80      74      63      62      70      61      40

81st Eng      30      15      35      33      34      18      28      17      14      17      13

589th 9        5        11      9        14      5        13      6        11      13      8

590th 12      6        16      9        19      15      13      12      9        13      8

591st 16      15      22      15      24      II        17      15      9        10      7

592nd          II        5        19      9        14      11      7        9        10      8        6

Attached                                   1        3        3        2                            2        I

0        346    201    368    327    425    316    356    319    306    332    214

Guests         262    158    295    243    362    260    326    266    272    272          246

Total  608    359    663    570    787    576    682    585    587    604    450

                                                                                                             

          The following statistics reflect the percent of 106th                                                Veterans attending annual reunions                                        

Total  1,368 1,503 1,550 1,650 1,666 1,604 1,700 1,666 1,557 1,630 1,686

Member                                                                                                          

Percent        25.2   I3.3    23.7   19.8   25.5   1925,2         20.9   23,7   19.6          20.4   19,7

Vets                                                                                                      

Attend                                                                                                            

                                                                                20'9                      

                                                                                                             

                    WANT to 20,4sor a Mini-Reunion, please contact: Mini-Reunion Chairman,

                    Joseph Maloney

                    1120 Warren Avenue

                    Arnold, PA 15068-4048,

                    Telephone: 724-335-6104

Attend a Mini-Reunion            

nearest you.                   

See page 13 for 1999 Locations                   

                   

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New Members ...

Didn't Tell your Story???

On Email? Recognize a person who doesn't know his unit??? If you did not submit your story with your application for membership, it is not too late. Send me a short story. John Kline, editor

BAILLY, RANDOLPH M. 424/B

90 HORSENECK POINT RD OCEANPORT, NJ 07757

Please accept my dues for Membership' I was the 1st Platoon leader of company B, of the 424th Infantry Regiment.

BARRICK (US Ret), COL' THOMAS 424/I

19907 BONNIE RIDGE WAY

SARATOGA, FL 95070

408-867-3161

I enlisted while a Cadet at The Citadel -16 November 1942' Selected for 0. C. S. at basic training, but was assigned to West Point Prep 1943' Joined I Company, 424th Infantry Regiment, June 1944' Promoted to Sergeant in Scotland October 1944' Wounded, in the vicinty of St. Vith, 22 December 1944' Various battles at places unknown until our withdrawal Christmas Eve. I was evacuated to the hospital 26 December 1944' Hospitalized until 24 April 1945' Assigned to OCS in Fontainbleau, France. Commissioned 2d Lt., Infantry 22 June 1945 "A' U' S'" 1st Lt' (ORC) 1946.Integrated into regular Army January 1948; Infantry' Continued active duty until 1 February 1976' Served in Rangers, Airborne, Mountaineering Special Agent CIC' Also served as adviser Airborne/Liaison officer with Imperial Iranian Army, German Bundeswehr and Republic of Vietnam. Battalion Commander 5th Battalion, 6th Infantry (mechanized)' Promoted Col. Infantry February 1966, The Inspector General, Military District of Washington until retirement February 1976.

BLALACK, HAROLD R. 423/F

PO BOX 12386

GAINESVILLE, FL 32604

904-462-3891

I was born and raised on a farm in Miami County, OH entering the Army in Cincinnati,

Ohio in December, 1943 and served 106th Infantry Division, Co' F' 423rd In a

Regiment' I was a POW in Germany, Stalag 9B' I separated through Jefferson MO, in November 1945.1 worked in maintenance and construction supervision and I married. We have seven children and six grandchildren' I attended the first reunion in Indianapolis but have not been able to attend any since' I am looking forward to the future.

BUCKMASTER, RON 81/ ???

1440 KENDALL ST #9F

LAKEWOOD, CO 80214

303-274-0271

If you know his unit, let me know'') Kline

BUTTONOW, JOSEPH M. 592/?

60 GRAND STREET SAG HARBOR, NY 11963-3524

CANUP, CARL C. 424/C

2954 CARRIE DRIVE

KENNESAW, GA 30144-2818

770-427-3379

I was born and raised in Marietta GA' At age 18 I entered the Army in late 1943' I had basic training at Fort McClellan Alabama an/Ikt Benning GA' I joined the 106th hilry Division in early 1944' I trained with the Division in Indiana before going to England, France, Belgium then Germany' The 1st day of battle we had 59 men last' We recaptured our Cannon Company who would stay with at through the Battle of the Bulge. Three days before the Division was pulled from combat, I was wounded' After leaving the hospital we went to Heidelberg and Mannheim to Guard 250,000 men and women POWs' I was discharged 20 February 1946. I still have nightmares and anxiety as though I were still there' I worked at Lockheed for 36 years then retired. I been married 48 years, and have two daughters and three Grandkids' After I retired I did Wood Crafts for about 8 years' I would like hear from some of my buddies'

DESANTIS, JOSEPH M. 422/HQ 1BN

7625 KENNEDY BLVD

NORTH BERGEN, NJ 07047

201-869-8981 JDesa16133@aol,com

 

 

 

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ACHTER, LUCIEN, ASSOC.

10224 WINDSONG ROAD PUNTA GORDA, FL 33955-4736 941-575-1975 lucdw@peganet.com

Here is my check and application for Membership as an Associate in the 106th Infantry Division Association. I am from Belgium and live 66 years in Antwerp and Brussels. Since May 1977 I have lived in the southwest of Florida, Punta Gorda near Fort Myers' I retired since 1992 and visit the battlefields in Normandy-Bastogne-St. Vith and — Schnee Eifel' I have for myself visited the Schnee Eifel in December to see how it was. Of course, nothing can compare to the worst winter on December 1944'

I have a nice collection of books in Flemisch and English on the Battle of the Bulge. With my motorcycle I visited all the places you will know Schonberg- Bleialf- The Purple Heart Corner- Laudesfeld -Schlausenbach - Meyerode, the place where Lt. Eric Fisher Wood of Battery A, 589th Field Artillery died like a hero'

17 December 1991 and 1996 I was p at the Memorial Baugnez (Massacre Of Ma edy) and have the opportunity to see some of the survivors of the Massacre.

I cannot understand fully why America wait so long for a memorial to the ETO World War H' There is a memorial in Hawaii for the U'S' S' Arizona-Iwo Jima-Korean war and the Vietnam war' But, for the American Army in Europe that won the war in the ETO there is still nothing' If they wait longer there are no survivors' a I will always remember the liberation in Belgium and thank. the Americans who did it'

FERRARA, JOSEPH J. 424/F

282 FARNHAM AVE LODI, NJ 07644 973-546-3744

GROSSMAN, IRVING 422/1

4425 CLARES STREET

CAP1TOLA, CA 95010

831-479-3440

Captured on 19 December 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge' Liberated 16 April 1945 by British troops at Stalag 11-B, nearer Hanover Germany' Worked as a public-health engineer wit New York State health department.

Refired to CA, tennis player, travel, member of the veterans of the Battle of the Bulge'

HAMMER, THOMAS S. ASSOC.

72 HARRISON STREET GARDEN CITY, NY 11530

HOFFMAN, HAROLD 424/CN

1913 LILAC DRIVE WESTBURY, NY 11590-5920

Meet Ephriam Goldberg and John Rosalia at a meeting of a new chapter of VBOB on Long Island' They urged that I join' I joined Cannon Company, 424th Infantry in June or July 1944 at Camp Atterbury. I served as a member of the forward observer team of the third platoon' I remained with the division un tit August 1945 when I was transferred to the 104th Inf Div' The war ended and instead of reporting to the 104th I was sent to Ft Dix, NJ and discharged.'

KIMBLE, ROBERT D. 331/A

17 MAPLE AVENUE

SUSSEX, NY 07461-2414

973-875-4874

LEACH, COL. ROBERT BLAKE 85TSD-1BDE (ASSOCIATE)

137 HIGHWOOD AVE

HIGHLAND, IL 60040

847-926-0875

Email: Robert'Leach@USARC-EMH2.ARMY.MIL

Military Historian, Son of 8th Armored Division veteran. Personal inviation from John Kline from contact with his website on the 106th Infantry Division. I am the senior artillery officer in the 1st Brigade of the 85th Division' The 85th is the"Custer Division" and fought in the Italian Campaign during the war' The "TSD" stands for "Training Support Division"' Our mission is to run computer simulation exercises for National Guard and Army Reserve units' I also want to tell you how impressed I am with the CUB. As a historian and as someone who has been the editor of a few different publications, I am definitely in awe of your work. I am looking forward to my inevitable role as the future editor of the 8th Armored Division Association's newsletter -and while their newsletter is outstanding -you've got it beat' If/when I assume that responsibility, I will use the CUB as a model and strive to achieve yourlevel of excellence."

 

 

 

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LUZZIE, CHRISTINE ASSOC.

338 KOSER AVE

IOWA CITY, IA 52246

319-337-7446

My father, Edward Luzzie, was a member of the 106th Infantry Division and a long to the 106th Infantry Division Association' He was Past President of the Association and died on July 31st 1999' I would like to join the Association as an Associate Member, thank you' (Editor's note - Our condolences to you and the family'' John Kline, editor)

MEECHAN, JOHN W. 424/?

7331 STUCKY VALLEY RD, SW STONE CREEK, 011 43840

Written by his son, Eugene, "I requesting a Membership for my father. He was in the 106th Infantry Division, the 424th infantry Regiment. I do not know which Company he was in' If any of you know please contact me' I tried to talk him and going to the reunion near Chicago but it was too short of a notice maybe in the future.

MEISSLER, CHARLES G. ASSOC.

1049 INDIAN MOUNTAIN LAKES

ALBRIGHTSVILLE, PA 18210-3103

570-6464443

MESS, KENNETH A. 424/F

RT 2, BOX 39C

LINN CREEK, MO 65052-9735

573-346-3039

MUTO, TED T. 159th INF Co.K

265 CAMELLIA STREET

FAIRFIELD, CA 94533

707-425-5920

I saw no combat duty since we had to guard POWs after joining the 106th Infantry Division about two weeks before the war ended' We got transferred into an artillery outfit when they started to deactivate the 106th Infantry Division' I ended up in the Seventh Army at Heidelberg' I'm enclosing $75 to become a Life Member'

PERILLOUX, AGNEY UNIT

511 BROWN ST

RADCLIFF, KY 40 powers 160

270-351-2139

POWERS, ALVIN T. 422/HQ     .411

52083 RED PINE

LAPINE, OR 97739

541-536-5442

I served as a scout observer "S-2" Headquarters Co., I st Battal ion, 422nd Infantry Regiment. POW 12 December 1944 liberated from Stalag Luft I, May 1944'

PRAETSCH, ROLAND R. 424/SV

27 TURNER ROAD

HOLLINSTON, MA 01746

508-429-2175

When I was first drafted I ended up as a MP at West Springfield MA' I was sent to Georgia to attend mechanics school' Ten weeks later after finishing school I was sent to Augusta Maine as an MP' While in Georgia I had taken the Cadet exams and past them. If I went to Maine to North Carolina to take more exams, after passing them I qualified As a Cadet in the Air Corps' I was sent to Freeman Field Indiana to wait until I can be sent to college and flight training' One-day we were herded into a theater only to be told regrettably they no longer needed pilots, they needed ground troops With our disappointment we were

join the 106th Infantry Division. I was ass! ed to the 424th Infantry Regiment, Service Company and given a 10 Wheeler to care for and drive' After maneuvers we run overseas on the U.S.S. Aquitania without escort' Landing in Scotland we trained in England' A month later with new trucks we went across the channel to LeHavre, France' Drove across France into Belgian, ending up in the Ardennes' In a few days later we were being shelled by the Germans, hot on our tail, and we had to leave on foot, leaving our new trucks behind ending up in St' Vith' I hauled ammunition and whatever else had to be hauled' I did get my truck back with a few holes in it. We were sent back to the United States' Thank God the war with Japan ended' I married a wonderful girl from Ithaca NY and we have been married 52 years. We have 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren' We had one girl and two boys' I was a firefighter 43 years in Needham MA. After retiring I became a school bus driver in Hollingston' I've been driving kids for 17 years.

 

 

 

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TRIN, ALFRED 423/A

2443 DUNN ROAD

MODESTO, CA 95358

209-522-4134

After I was discharged from the Army I've been farming for over 50 years of California. I've been married 51 years, have three children and six grandchildren.

SCHIAVO, SAM J. 422/M

509 DEERFIELD DRIVE

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC 28086

704-734-1854

I was drafted into the Army in March 1943 at Camp Custer, Michigan. Sent to Fort Jackson, South Carolina as as the 106th Infantry Division was starting up. After Tennessee maneuvers, Camp Atterbury, onto Camp Myles Standish for overseas processing' Shipped over on the Aquitania for a very sea sick trip. Ended up in "Stowe on the Wall." Then to France into Belgium, near St. Vith. On Dec. 16 we were surrounded by Germans. We were captured on the 21st on Dec. most of our Regiment was captured on the 19th of December. I ended up as Stalag 4-B, liberated by the Russians April 27,

19      caged the Russians. Caught up with the

Al       ns, on to Halle, Germany and was

flown to LeHavre, France. I was shipped to Camp Roberts California for regular duty and discharged 5 December 1945.

Have two children, retired in 1990 from a long career in the retail paint business. Served as President-Chairman of our local hometown bank moved to North Carolina to be near my son after my wife passed away. Living with a wonderful lady enjoying what's left ofmy life.

SCHNEIDER, JACK B. 422/?

10201 RADCLIFFE DRIVE

TAMPA, FL 33636

813-818-1808

SUGARMAN, DR. ALAN W. 423/B

770 ANDERSON AVENUE

CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJ 07010-6467

201-224-6467

Attached find two checks, one for a Life Membership and the other for a copy of the CUB of the Golden I.ion Passes In Review. A copy of my discharge is attached showing my affiliation was Company B, 423rd Infantry Regiment.

TROXEL, WAYMAN D. 423/I

1305 W. MAIN

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN 47933

765-362-1865

I took basic training at Camp Shelby MS. I joined the 106 Infantry Division at Camp Atterbury, IN' Shipped over on the Queen Elizabeth, ended up with the 423rd Infantry Regiment at Cheltenham, England, over the channel to France to Belgium and then onto the Schnee Eiffel' Captured on 19 December 1944. Worked for Hitler until May 8, 1945.

WINKLARETH, ROBERT J. 424/G

8411 BEREA COURT

VIENNA, VA 22180

703-573-7038

Joined the 106th Infantry Division from ASTP, University of Alabama in March 1944. Shipped out as a replacement in September 1944. Joined the 79th Infantry Division in October. Participated in the Rhineland campaign. Wounded and came down with trench foot' Given a medical discharge July 1945. Received Engineering degree from the Stevens Institute of Technology, February 1949. Worked in the Ordnance office, Department of Army, Pentagon until August 1962' Army Material Command from August 1962 to February 1982, except U.S. Army Europe Heidelberg August 64-August 69. Joined defense contractor XMCO Inc. as Logistics Engineer from February 1982 through March 1988. Joined the Analytical Sciences Corp. (T' A' S. C') until February 1994. Worked on Strategic Missile Defense (Star Wars) program. Authored, "The Bismarck Chase" published 1999 by the U.S. Naval Institute Press' Second book "Naval Shipbuilders of the World" due next year.

ZINKGRAF, CLARENCE 424/F

451 PERRYMAN STREET

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX 78152-4852

830-625-6617

 

 

 

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DIVIHQ

BARLOW, FRANKLIN S. 04/11/1996 BICKFORD. THOMAS 09/01/1991 FARRIS, FRED J. 11/30/1995 GLENNEY, WALTER S. 03/05/1991

HATCH, H,M. 04/08/1996

WOODRUFF, ROBERT T. 0622/1995

106 BAND

ADDISON' FRED W 12 '07/ 998

106 RECON

WOOSLEY. CLARENCE 03/08/1991

106 SIG

CA LHOON' ROBERT 04/17/1997

WATERS, ALMON B, 07/30/1996

ZORN, SEYMOUR 10/07/1994

331 MEDIHQ

GOLDBERG, ARNOLD 06/05/1993

331 MED/A

PAWASARAT, OSCAR D, 03/19/1995

331 MEDIB

WITT, WILLIAM E 01/13/1999

422/HQ

APEL, LOUIS F 01/03/1996 BARKER, THOMAS E' 07/07/1995 BRYANT, JOHN H. 11/10/1992 HERRING, DR GEORGE 08/15/1997 JOHNSON, DONALD E. 07/03/1995 PRINCE, ROBERT 01/10/1993 RUTT, ROBERT E 02/25/1999 WILLIAMS SR., LEWIS 12/2611996

422/AT

GANNALO, FRANK 12/07/1998

VALOVCIN, MICHAEL 11/05/1990

422/CN

LUCAS, WILLIAM 11,06/30/1996

422/SV

BRADLEY, LYNN B 11/25/1997

MCCULLOUGH, LYLE 010411992

MCMILLAN' PAUL 02/19/1994

422/HQ 1BN

MOON JR, LTC WM 07107/1997

422/A

BAKER, FREDDIE 01/28/1995

BIED, DAN 0325/1998

422/B

HIGGINS, ROBERT E 08/13/1999

HOFFMAN, HAROLD 04/15/1994

422/B

LEE. ROBERT 0 09/15/1999

MOORE, GEORGE L 11/12/1998

PINK. JOHN D. 07/15/1995

422/C

CALLAHAN. ROBERT 07/11/1995 DOGE' FRANCIS 05/17/1991 I:AUERBACH. EDWARD L. 12/23/1991 LEE, FUTRELL 07/01/1994 MCLEIEER, JACK S. 0802/1995 ROSSI, ROMEO 1 12/21/1997

JOSH L 07/30/1998 TESTER, WILBUR J. 0804/1995 WESSELS, ROBERT R 08/18/1999

422/D

ADAMS JR., JOHN J. 07/06/1992 EVERETT, TIIOMAS .07/1993 PFOTENHAUER, THOMAS 09/30/1991 RUTLEDGE, BOYD 08/05/1994 SANDTVIET' ARTHUR 0.08/13/1996 SMITH, CHARLES L 1020/1995 ZABINSKI, CONRAD 10/05/1993

422/HQ 2BN

HAMMONTREE, LEAMON H

0,01/1.8

IANTOSCA, AUILE0 12/21/1996

RICHARD JR' WILLIAM 05/02/1998

422/E

ANDERSON' HASKELL T. 06/07/1996

BRANNSTROM. ARNOLD 1 12/15/1996

CRUZ, LEO 1 08/14/1997

HIGDON. HERMAN L, 08/27/1995

RUDNICK' MIRON 1 2110/199 6

422/F

FERREIRA. TED 01/06/1996 GRIMES, CHARLES H. 04/14/1994 HAWKINS, MARLIN H 06/07/1997 PIERCE, WALDO B 04/15/1999 TOTURA, STANLEY 06/06/1992 WHITNER' DONALD R. 03,3/1996

422/F

YENLIN' SEBASTIAN 07/06/1992

422/G

HOPBELL, JOHN E 04/30/1999

HOUSER. JACK 12/01/1992

422/H

ALEXANDER, CALVIN 12/08/1995 HUNDT, ALBERT 02/11/1998 JACOBS, MONTAGUE H.03/16/1990 LANGE, ELMER F, 12/01/1990 PELUSO, LOUIS 12/03/1991 SMYTHE, WILLIS 05115/1994

422/HQ 3BN

ERNST, CLAIR R. 09/01/1994 HENNING, JAM. W. 08/17/1992 LEISSE SR., LEO R. 01/20/1996 REDMOND' DEAN T. 04/05/1996

422/1 ir

BAIRD' ROBER E E, 07/31/1994 RASKINIS, HENRY 1.07/02/1994 ROSSINI' NELLO 01/17/1994 SMITH, DOUGLAS 12/16/1990

422/K

DAILEY' HAMPTON J. 1120/1995

HARMS'', ALFRED D 08/19/1998

422/L

BRATTEN, CARL L, 07/01/1992 CARRIGAN, BERNARD 09/11/1992 KART'', JAMES F, 09/1711996 PASQUALE, JOSEPH 11. 04/07/1991 SIGEL, SIDNEY M 01/09/1998

422/M

CANNON' PHILIP L 1221/1997 KOPATZ, ALFRED E 05/05/1998 LLOYD, EDGAR L, 0320/1995 MCPOLAND. ARTHUR 1221/1995 REUTER. JOHN N. 06,15/1995 STRAUB' THEODORE J. 10/13/1992

422/MED

DASIINER' ROlit,RT I' 01,16/1999

423/HQ

BIGGERS' ROY 08/08/1994

CAVENDER COL CHARLES C. 08/09/1995

423/HQ

DUVALI.' AARON 05/13/10 ERNS' RICHARD C 04/26/1 GRIMES' ROBERT 0529/1998 HEIDEPRIEM, HERBERT 0123/1993 NUSSBAUM' ALFRED 02/28/1997 SEARS, JOHN R 10/18/1997 SHEEHAN, JOHN P 08/11/1999 SUTTER' PETERS. 09/30/1990

423/AT

ANSEL. JOSEPH 1 06/13/1.8

BROWN, LINCOLN A. 06/15/1997

Sl'URLOCK' JOHN 1024/1990

423/CN

BROWN JR., CI /ARLES A. 0521/1990

SMITH, WAITER E. 04/11/1991

423/SV

BRI1TON, JAMES 09/04/1991 BURNS, WILLIAM R' 01/08/1994 JONES JR, GEORGE W 11/04/1997 KELLY' ROBERT E 04/18/1998 MARCUS. GILBERT 09/15/1998 NUNNALLY, CALVIN 07/15/1996 SALBER' JOSEPH P. 09/04/1995 WILLIAMS, BLAN 04/04/1991

Rest in Peace

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Listing of known Deaths since 1990

P423/HQ 1BN ELSEN, DONALD 08/08/1991

NIETMAN, LTC CHARLES 01/01/1995

PARSONS, BERNARD L. 05/17/1990

423/A

GUIGNO SR., JOSEPH M. 03/24/1993

POOLE, JAMES L 08/15/1998

423/B

LUCSAY, WILLIAM 02/06/1994 REIFENRATH, JOHN W 05/22/1998 SHEAHAN, ROBERT L. 01/01/1990 SORENSON, CLARENCE 01/17/1991 SOUTHAM, GEORGE 12/06/1992

423/C

DAVIS, WILLIAM E. 05/13/1993

DECK, ROBERT 02/11/1998

423/C

SHARPE, THOMAS W. 01.1996

423/D

B1LLINGHURST, EDWARD 08/15/1998 BROGAN' LEO 109/20/1997 BROWNING, ROY 08/29/1997 CHINQUIST JR, FRED A, 02/15/1991 EDWARDS, DICK T 01/07/1999 KELLY, EDMOND D. 12/10/1995 WILSON, THOMAS D.06/15/1995

le423/HQ 2BN S, THOMAS A 05/05/1998 423/E

ALEXANDER, WILLIAM G. 04/21/1992 BENNETT, WILLARD G 01/15/1997 COHEN, ALLEN T. 02/09/1991 DILODOVICO, JOHN 03./1997 KINGSTON, DONALD 12/01/1991 MAYO JR., COL, WALTER 12/12/1996 PERKINS, LAWRENCE C. 04/07/1996

SIMONS, JOHN F. 02J20/1992

TOPICZ, JOSEPH 11/19/1994

423/F

STEPI1ENS, ROBERT C. 01/20/1994

SUMMERS, GERALD R. 05/26/1996

423/G

HANCOCK, DANIEL R, 11/06/1995 KENNEDY, BROWN L. 10/19/1993 MCNEILIS, HERMAN E 09/12/1997 MOORE SR, JAMES B 01/22/1997 SMITH, FRANK E. 09/14/1996 SOLOMON, JOSEPH 01/2211994 WASIK, JOSEPH 11/23/1992

423/H

BOTTCHER, REME D. 09/28/1996

HARRIS JR,' REV. !SHAM A.

04/19/1995

HARWELL, C HARRY 05/30/1997

HAU, WELL, BURTON R. 06/03/1995

LAWSON, WILL 1,4112/13/1997

PRETTY, EMOK C 00.0000

423/H

SPAYD, NORMAN S 04/27/1997

WHITE SR,, GEORGE S, 01/18/1992

423/HQ 3BN

EISENMAN, JEROME 08/15/1998

FRANKEL, JEROME L, 09/04/1990

423/1

COPPOCK, EARL E. 05/24/1995 NELSON, CLARENCE T' 08/16/1996 PANDOLFI, HENRICO H 07/29/1999 WILSON, GLENN R. 05/04/1996

423/K

BIANCAMANO, DOMENIC 07/25/1999 MCMULLIN, GERALD W 08/29/1998 ROGERS, AUBREY 05118/1991 TURNER, HOWARD 12/31/1992

423/L

BUESCHER,JANLs W, 10!13/1996

423/M

BURKE, JAMES R. 03/31/1993

CROUTHAMEL, GEORGE 02/01/1994

ECKENSTAHLER, RICHARD

04/.1995

HAY, RUEBEN 01/22/1995

HOHENSTEIN, JOHN 01/15/1998

KING, BASIL 01/01/1992

KOTLARICH, PAUL 08/22/1997

MCCLARAN, GARLAND B 12/18/1996

MCGREW, EDWARD 12/01/1994

NEWSOM, CHANCY 09/27/1994

PHALEN, JOHN P' 03/22JI995

SALAZAR, ERNST 05/13/1993

SMITH JR,, WILLIAM F. 08/31/1992

STOLZBERG, SEYMOUR 12/01/1993

423/MED

LOVE, ROBERT E 08/15/1998 PIAZZA, LOUIS R 09/08/1997 POLLARD SR, JOHN M 02/15/1994 ROBSON' ROBERT 12/14/1991

423/UNIT?

VAST1NE, FREDERICK 05/11/1996

424/HQ

BENDICK,   KRY 1,05/27/1990

424/HQ

CLARK, CHRISTOPHER 01/01/1994 DOUGLASS, JOHN W. 12/15/1995 EMMERT, DAVIS S..0,1994 FRANCISCO' WILLIAM A 08/15/1999 GAFFNEY' FRANK W 02/14/1999 SMILEY, ROSS 11/23/1993

424/AT

COOPER, JAMES A 09/15/1997 FLETCHER, DONALD E, 04/21/1995 GOULD, CLAYTON 12/31/1991 HARTMAN, C. WILLIAM 07/02/19%

424/CN

BAYLES, DARREL R 08/10/1999 BERTHIAUME, DEAN A. 11/20/1996 CUNNINGHAM, ROBERT E 04/05/1996 HENRY, PATRICK F. II/13/1995 KENYON, JAMES F' 06/15/1996

MIL., JOSEPH 03/01/1990 PINNOW, ROBERT L' 06/01/1992 ROUNTREE, RUSSELL 06/23/1993 SPANO, ROBERT 02/18/1992 WILSON, ROBERT 12/01/1994 WINTERFIELD, ALBERT 04/24/1991

424/SV

MCHUGH JR., TOM 04/1 011994

RUSTHOVEN, JACOB 02/04/1990

424/HQ 1BN

BARENDSE, CLARENCE J. 12/01/1990

SCURRY, THOMAS E. 02/25/1992

WILLIAMS, RICHARD L 12/03/9600

424/A

MANSFIELD JR., HORACE 07/05/1995

424/B

KELLY, GEORGE S, 10/15/1996

424/C

JETER, ROBERT C. 03/10/1991

424/D

BARRED°, ANTHONY 01/17/1998 BRUENNING, LEONARD 02/17/1999 GOODWIN, JOSEPH N 06/13/1997 HUCHKO, ROBERT W. 07/15/1995 LANGLOIS, LEON J 03/24/1998 PREUCEL, DR. ROBERT 01/08/1995 SUTICH, CHRISTIAN 02123/1992 WARNER, GEORGE 03/02/1994 YANULAITIS, ANTHONY 07/16/1998

424/HQ 2BN

FRANKINI, RICHARD A. 03/27/1991

PARKER, PAUL 03/13/1997

424/E

CURNOW, EDWARD L 07/02/1998 PADGETT, CARROL D. 08/29/1996 SCHIRO, FRANK J 06/13/1997 SCHWARZ, CHARLES E, 10/06/1990 THIGPEN, GEORGE R 09/11/1998

424/F

CLAUSEN, CECIL C. 07/16/1996

FRY, JOHN C. 02/14/1996

MADDEN JR., LAWRENCE H. 09/09/1993

SCHUTTE, PHILLIP . 12/01/1992

SILHAVY, FRANK V 01/01/1999

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424/G

KUCHARZ JOI1N 11;02/1997

424/H

BIEZE, JOHN H. 12/22/1991 BROWN, ROBERT G. 12/31/1993 CROSSMAN, LESTER W 08/29/1997 FIELDS, RAYMOND H. 05/29/1994 HARRIS, ABNER T. 10/02/1990 OWENS, HENRY L 06/22/1996 RUSSIN, PETER 02/17/1997 S.W. ROBERT M 06/16/1997 SPADE, ROBERT L 11/30/1996 WALDEN, LAWRENCE 11/07/1995

424/I

DRESSELHAUS, J B 12/20/1997

HOCHSTETTER, HUBERT 07/15/1997

MINER, WILLIAM A, 05/15/1995

PENS, JO. 06/15/1995

424/K

DEHEER, MAJORIE 10/12/1991 HOENEMEYER, JO. H. 12/12/1990 ROCHE, EDWARD 05/14/1991 STRICKLAND, JAMES B' 01/31/1994

424/L

BAILEY, GIBBS 06/18/1993 BRANHAM, MELVIN 08/28/1993 KAHLEY, JR., JOSEPH S' 04/28/1995 LADA, THEODORE 09/08/1994

424/M

BAGGY, HOWARD 05/12/1997 BORBELY, FRANK 10/04/1994 DODGE, WILLIAM L 06/02/1997 LEVINE, GEORGE 12/10/1992

424/MED

HOLGASH, NICHOLAS G, 12/01/1994

81ST ENG/HQ

PROKORYM, CASIMIR T. 02/01/1996

RIGGS, THOMAS J. 11/01/1998

81ST ENG/A

CHU., ANDREW 08/07/1995 FITZGERALD, ROBERT P. 06/22/1995 KARNS, RUSSELL 1.01/14/1996 MCKENNEY, THOMAS L. 07/01/1996 MESSINA, CARL 01/04/1998 PURTELL, WILLIAM 01/W1993 SANDBERG, ROBERT E. 11/11/1994 SAXTON, CHARLES 03/12/1999 WARREN, CLARENCE 12/01/1990

81ST ENG/B

LOLE1T, ALLEN J. 04/30/1990 QUIRAM, HOWARD 02/28/1996 RICCI, ARMOND() A. 07/30/1995 RISOLL NICOLA 10/01/1996

81ST ENG/C

FAVA, ROY 04/19/1999 HASLER, EUGENE F' 12/20/1991 LETELLIER JR, LOUIS 02/18/1998 MAIER JR, ADOLPH 103/15/1998 PIERCE, ROBERT W 05/02/1990

81ST ENG/C

zim MERMAN' JOSEPH W' 09/26/1993

81ST/7

RUBIN, ARNOLD 12/01/1990

806 ORD

EMBURY, RAYMOND 12/21/1989

DIV/ARTY

LIBERA, HENRY F 06/15/1997 MCMAHON, BG LEO T. 09/28/1987 MILESKI, MARION S. 12/31/1992 SMYTH, LESTER S 04.1997

589/HQ

ASPINWALL, FRANCIS H 08/23/1997 BELL, ROGER W' 12/31/1995 FRADIANNI, FRANK J 12/15/1996 JOSE, MARVIN C. 11/26/1990 MILLER, DELBERT 06/19/199I

589/1

OLIVER, CR0=11/06/1993

HOCUU, MALCOM 0'01110/1991

MIEDEMA, ELDON E 02/01/1999

ROY, CHARLES J' 10125/1995

589/B

BROWN, ARTHUR 07/31/1994

589/C

LEE, RUSSELL 11/17/1995

OLLILA, MRS EDWIN 05/28/1998

STOLL, ROBERT F, 12/28/1994

590/HQ

BALL, CHESTER E 03/15/1999 BINDER, CLARENCE 08/29/1998 LUZZ1E, EDWARD L07/31/1999 MORRISSEY, JAMES C. 01/06/1995 POWELL, ROBERT A 10/17/1998

590/A

MANAGER, THOMAS J. 01/01/199

SATHER, GORDON 11/18/1992

SCHULER, CALVIN 05/22/1995

590/C

CAUDILL, GEORGE W. 07/10/1993

ROBERTSON, GEORGE E 08/15/1998

591/HQ

GAGGIN, VERNER S. 1710111992

SMITH, WILLIAM E. 01/21/1995

TOLE, JOSEPH 01/01/1993

591/HQ

WOI1LHEL, COL CARL L, 10/24/11

591/B

JACKSON, ROY T' 07/22/1993

591/C

BLACK, WILLIAM C. 08/15/1992

ELLSWORTH, PERRY R, 08/15/1993

591/SV

BRACKETT, JAMES 01/16/1991 BRADFIELD, KENNETH 10/09/1998 DUDA, FRANK 06/07/1994 MOSLEY, NEWTON L 06/03/1998 PAANANEN, ARVO 12112/1992 SCHLESSER, JACK P 12/22/1998 SERINO, MIKE P, 08/09/1993

592/HQ

CRAWFORD, JOHN D. 11/06/1996

CURTIS JR, JESSE CO4/16/1998

LAUMAN, CLARENCE 10/10/1998

592/A

MAW SR,, 'THOMAS J. 05/08/1996

MINOR, IRVIN G, 08/25/1996

592/B

CONNER, MILTON M 04/19/1997

DELEO, JOE 03106/1996

KITTS SR,, ROLAND W, 07/25/1993

         592/SV

DOROSKY, THOMAS 08/14 ULMER, RAYMOND J. 01/04/1996

NOTE

If I have missed listing any de-

ceased veteran that was a

member of the 106th Infantry

Division Association, during the

time period starting in 1990 to

this date, please write me and I

will correct the oversight in the

next CUB magazine.

I took the above list from what

vailable records I had. It is pos-

sible there were some that I was

not aware of

John Kline, editor.

Rest in Peace

36

In Memoriam

IlliMemorial section is for 106th Infantry Division Association Veteran deaths only' hs of 106th Infantry Division veterans should be reported the Adjutant whose address is on the inside front cover of every CUB magazine'

Bayles, Darrel R' 424/CN         31 Knollcrest CT, Normal, IL 61671

Only information available is the date of death 5 August 1999,

Biancamano, Domenic 423/K  PO Box 37, Dover, OH 44662-0037

Domenic's son, Donald, said his father passed away 25 July 1999. Surviving is his wife Irma, and family.

Connelly, Dr. Michael E. 589/MED    902 Linden St., Sharon PA 16146

His wife Margurite Oliver Connelly informed us that he died 2 February 1999. Michael was 88. He was a Captain in the Medical Service of the 106th Infantry Division. He began his medical career at Mercy Hospital's Emergency Dept, Pittsburgh, He then moved to Acosta, Pa where he was Company Doctor for Consolidated Coal, in I 94o and 1941 he was assistant instructor of surgery at the Univ. of Pittsburgh and also chief surgeon of Pittsburgh-Consolidated Coal Co. at Mercy Hospital. He did his internship at Mercy Hospital, graduate studies at the U of Pennsylvania and was a Fellow in the Surgery Department at the Mayo Foundation in Rochester Minnesota from 1951 to 1954. His illustrious career continued with high honors and service in the Mercer County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, and a host of other societies. His publications include Late Recurrences in Regional Enteritis, in 1955, Study of the End Result of Residual Segment of Subtotal Colectomy, in 1956. He leaves his wife, four daughters, four sons, 18 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Edwards, Dick T. 423/D 1539 Robin Hood Lane, Johnson City, TN 37604-3690

Only information available is date of death 7 January 1999

Foster, Gordon H. 424/A          415-H Violet Ave So', Monrovia, CA 91016

Only information available is date of death '3 April, 1999

Ko 0, George, 423/B       1132 Coulee Trail, Roberts, WI 54023

d 9 September, 1999, survived by wife Mary Ann. No other information available.

obert 0.422/B       1717 N 28th St, Superior, WI 54880

Hazel, his wife informed us that he died 9 September 1999

Love, Robert E' 423 MED          6378 Heather Drive, Memphis, TN 38119-6508

Only information available is he died 29 July 1998, survived by his wife.

Luzzie, Edward L. 590'h FAB/HQ      338 Koser Drive, Iowa City, IA 52246-3003

Gill Helwig, 423/M and Pete House, 590/A reported the death of Edward as of 31 July 1999. Pete writes, "I received a note from Christine, his wife. I first met Captain Edward Luzzie when I joined A Battery, 590th FAB. Capt. Luzzie was eventually transferred to Headquarters Battery and replaced by Capt. John Pitts who led us in to Germany. Luzzie was captured and sent to Stalag 9B along with the rest of us' He was then sent to 1313 Hammelburg. After General Gcorge Patton's failed attempt to rescue his son-in-law, all of remaining officers were marched south of Luzzie's column was bombed by American planes and a lost a leg. Major Luzzie was active in our association in the early days serving as our fifth president and had to take over the Chicago reunion in 1949.

Sheehan, John P. 423/HQ I&R          PO Box 422, Clinton, CT 06413-0422

Richard Sparks 423 Headquarters I&R Platoon reported the death as I I August 1999. In his letter he states, "John "Irish" Sheehan died on the 1 I August 1999. You will remember that he was one of the lead scouts for the l&R Platoon. John was diagnosed with extensive cancer early last bring and spread rapidly. He is survived by his wife Vivian and three daughters Judy, Patty, and Pam. He was with us in Indianapolis last year, After our escape he was assigned to the 424th infantry Regiment, A Company, he was injured in the battle at Coulee' Irish died with his grandson and daughter Judy, at his side, as he took his last breath' He was peaceful and not in pain. His was buried in Arlington Cemetery. Contributions in his name may be sent to the Veterans of World War II Memorial in Washington DC or to Connecticut Hospice in the Branford Connecticut, are the charity of your choice."

Wessels, Robert 0.422/C          2005 Shades Crest Road, Huntsville, AL 35801-1614

Mary, Roberts wife reported he died 18 August 1999. He was buried in Arlington Cemetery'

Rest in Peace

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106th INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION

THE GOLDEN LIONS

+ THE ARDENNES

+ CENTRAL EUROPE + THE RHINELAND

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Membership fees include CUB subscription. Paid membership October 15, 1999 - 1,703 members

President     John A. Gregory

Past-President      John A. Swett

1st Vice-Pres         Marion Ray

2nd Vice-Pres        Joseph P' Maloney

Treasurer    Sherod Collins

Adjutant      Gordon B' Pinney

Historian     Sherod Collins

CUB Editor John P' Kline

Chaplain     Dr. Duncan Trueman

Memorials Chairman ..,. Dr. John G. Robb

Atterbury Memorial Rep           0' Paul Metz

St. Vith Mem. Rep .....     Dr. Richard Peterson

Membership Chairman  Marion Ray

Resolutions Chairman ,. E'V. Creel

Washington Liaison & AFR....   Jack Sulser

Order of the Golden Lion .        Russell Villwock

Editorial matter and photos

John P' Kline - CUB Editor

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Business matters, deaths, address changes:

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Memorial matters and inquiries:

Dr John G' Robb - Memorial Chairman

238 Devore Dr', Meadville, PA 16355

814-333-6364

Membership dues, Historical Items:

Shensi Collins - Treasurer/Historian

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770-928-3207

The Life Membership fee

Life Membership   $ 75.00

Life Auxiliary         $ 15.00

Life Associate        $ 75,00

Annual dues, payable for July 1 to June 30 next

regardless of date of entry

Annual Membership        510,00

Annual Auxiliary  $ 2,00 Board of Directors,

Alpha by year termexpires

Richard J. Brax, 423/K  (.2000)

14 Porter St,, Quaker Hill, CT 06375

203.443-1685

Walter G. Bridges, 424/D         (.2000)

225 Laird A;t1_,-,17.yt,i3a AL 35023

Sherod Collins, 423/SV  (.2000)

448 Monroe T43c0c41,872e0sr, GA 30144

John A' Gregory, 424/E (Exec. Comm')        (.2000)

4624 Ashton Dr,, Sacramento, CA 95864

916-481-3353 - oldshoesac4@juno,com

John P' Kline, 423/M      ('2000)