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    Joseph Maloney, Association Past-President (2001-2002) in the Pittsburgh VA Hospital presenting Richard Rigatti Association Past-President (1995-1996), Past-Treasurer (2002-2006) with a handsome clock and plaque (larger photo on page 8 of this CUB) Sadly, Rigatti passed away November 11, 2006. (see Memoriam) Dick will be missed by all as a member, officer, consultant and friend to all.
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GOLDEN LION
Vol 63- No. 1 OCT-NOV-DEC 2006
riPUBLISHED BY AND FOR 14444,
The Veterans of the 106th INFANTRY DIVISION
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    A quarterly publication of the 106th Infantry D1.451017 Association, Inc. A nonprofit Organization - St Paul, MN- USPO #5054 Agent: John P Kline, Editor
Paid Membership August 20, 2006 1,511
    Membership Fees include CUB magazine subscription Life Vets/Associates ... $75 Auxiliary $15 Annual Vets/Associates... $10 Auxiliary $2
Annual Dues payable by June 30 each year
Payable to "106th Infantry Division Association" in care of Treasurer. - See address below.
Board of Directors
Donald F. Herndon (424/L) (2007)
8313 NW 102, Oklahoma City, OK 73162-4026 405-721-9164 Email: oklastamps@aol.com
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Bernard Mayrsohn (423/CN) . (2008)
34 Brae Burn Drive. Purchase, NY 33138 Ethelbam@aol.com Website: www.mayrsohn.corn 914-428-8200
Murray Stein (423/I) (Exec Comm) .. 2008)
7614 Charing Crossing Lane, Delray Beach, EL33446 561-499-7736 Greg0803gadelphia.net
Dr. Duncan Trueman (424/AT) (2008)
    29 Overhill Lane, Warwick, NY 10990 Tel/Fax 845-986-6376 dttruernan@yahoo.com Newton Weiss (423/HQ 3Bn) . . . . (2008)
400 Morse Avenue. Gibbstown, NJ 08027-1066 856-423-3511 newtrufh2@verizen.net
Elected Offices
President ..........Murray Stein Past-President (Ex-Officio)
1st Vice-Pres Martin Wente
2nd Vice-Pres. Clifford Doxsee
Business Matters, Deaths, Address changes
First Name = Chairman / Second Name = Backup
Adjutant: Marion Ray / 704 Briarwood Drive, Bethalto, 1L 62010-1168 Tel/Fax 618-377-3674 z9y7a1r2@sbeglobal.net
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Geo Call (424/B) (2009)
105 Mt. Lebanon Rd, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826-3018 908-832-2961
Walter C. Greve 423/HQ 1Bn (2009)
13929 E Marina Dr #604 Aurora, CO 80014 303-751-5866 wcgreve@aol..com
Seymour Lichtenfeld 42211 (2009)
19450 NE 21st Ct, North Miami Beach FL 33179 TeL 305-932-4467 sylichtenfeldg1prodigy..net
Martin L. Wente 423/1 (Exec Comm) . (2009)
1309 Paseo Valle Vista Covina, CA 91724 626-332-5079 chicdonna@ttetcom
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     Treasurer: Lyle Beeth 2004 Golf Manor Blvd, Valrico, FL 33594-7288 Tel: 813-689-9621 Fax: 813-655-8952 lbeeth@hotmail.com
    Chaplain: Dr. Duncan Trueman / Rev Ewell Black, Jr. 29 Overhill Lane, Warwick, NY 10990 Tel/Fax 845-986-6376 dttrueman@yahoo.com
    Memorial Chairman: Dr. John G. Robb / Frank Trautman 238 Devore Dr., Meadville, PA 16355 814-333-6364 jrobb238@hotmail.com
Rev. Ewell C. Black Jr. (4221A) (2010)
    2000 E-W Conn - Apt 212 Austell, GA 30106 Tel: 770-819-7212 ecb@avillager,org Edward Christianson (331st MED/C . (2010) 303 Harper Hollow Lane Winchester, VA 22603 540-877-1643 deconed@webtv.net Gifford B. Doxsee (423/HQ 3 Bn) (2010) 1 Canterbury Drive Athens, OH 45701-3708 740-592-3472 doxsee@oak,eats.ohiou.edu Dr. Ralph Nelson (4221CN) . (2010) 10437 Prestwick NE, Albuquerque NM 87111 505-275-3044 3472ralph-rhoda@comeast.net
CUB Editor John P. Kline / Hal Taylor 11 Harold Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337-2786 Tel/Fax 952-890-3155 jpk@mm.com
    Historian . . . . John Schaffner/William McWhorter Atterbury Memorial Representative ... Philip Cox Resolutions Chairman . Rev Ewell Black
Order of the Golden Lion . .John Swett/Joseph Massey Committee Members Joseph Massey
Nominating Committee Chairman .... Sy Licthenfeld
Mini-Reunions Harry F. Martin, Jr./George Call
ADA Liaison Representative Joseph Maloney
Membership Chairman John Kline
Lyle Beeth (424/AT ) (2011)
    2004 Golf Manor Blvd Valrico, FL 33594-7288 813-689-9621 lbeeth@hotmail.com Harry Martin Jr. (4241L) (2011) 121 Mcgregor Avenue Mt Arlington, NJ 07856 973-663-2410 martinjr@localnet.com Charles F. Rieck (422/H) (2011) 7316 Voss Parkway Middleton, WI 53562-3776 Ellsworth H. Schanerberger (331st Med/B) (2011) 15964 N Swathmore Ct Livonia, Ml 48154-1005 734-593-7851 Eff.Schanerberger@worldnetatt
President's View ..
My Brothers,
    Our 60th reunion is now history, and a wonderful convention it was. For those of you who were not there - I will attempt to give you an eye witness account of the events. At our "old board meeting" on Wednesday August 30, a number of issues were discussed and one, specifically was put to rest. The status of Associate members was stated by the Board that we would invite them to work with any of our Committees, and we would welcome their efforts on behalf of our 106th Association.
The trip around the city on Thursday was enjoyed by all.
    At our Welcome Dinner that evening, the food was good, and the music, was supplied by a terrific trio. We delighted in watching our Golden Lions "Jitterbugs" dancing up a
storm. It was great fun! Barbara and I happily joined in with them.
    The "Memorial Service Message" delivered by our Chaplain Dr. Duncan Trueman was both moving and inspirational as always. Dr. Trueman stated that our 106th Infantry Division Association is truly blessed. His work with veterans suffering from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is to be applauded by us all.
    I thank my wife Barbara and Donna Wente, Martin Wente's wife, for their services as "Hostesses" at the Ladies Luncheon on Friday. The Ladies had a fun afternoon.
    At the Men's Luncheon our Committee Chairmen reported. Discussions included Disability Compensation issues and the Election of Officers for 2006-2007.
    We had an update on the 2007 Convention in Kansas City, and turned over the search for our 2008 Reunion site to our newly elected 2nd V.P. Mr. Gifford Doxsee.
    The Friday night Dinner Cruise was a problem. An extremely long walk from the buses, to the ship (in a light rain), and then having our group assigned to the upper level-with no elevators! Many of our people in wheelchairs and with physical problems had to be seated at the lower level, away from our group. A number of us chose to sit with this group. However, the food was good and the view of the Statue of Liberty, all lit up at night, made it all worthwhile.
    The highlight of our trips was our visit to West Point on Saturday September 2. The hallowed grounds of our Military Academy, and the lovely luncheon served at the Club, made it an experience to treasure.
    At the "New Board of Directors" meeting on Saturday we officially welcomed the new board members and the newly electe d officers, and committee chairmen.
    Our newly elected officers are: President, Murray Stein, 1st V.P. Martin Wente, 2nd V.P. Gifford Doxsee, and Treasurer Lyle Beeth. The officers and committee chairmen are always listed on the inside front cover of "The CUB."
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    Murray Stein 106th Infantry Division Association President 2006-2007 423rd Combat Infantry Regiment "I" Company 7614 Charing Cross Lane, Deray Beach, FL 33446 561-499-7736 Greg0803@adelphia.net
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President's View ..
    I served this past year on behalf of our good friend Mr. Irwin Smoler who passed this past year. It was my honor to serve and work with the officers, directors and committee chairmen. During the year, we accepted the retirement of our Treasurer, Mr. Richard Rigatti. We were fortunate that we had a replacement in place with the talented Mr. Lyle Beeth. We thank him for accepting this responsibility.
    The Board has chosen to allow me to serve the 2006-2007 Fiscal year, as your president, until we meet in Kansas City. I am honored and appreciative of the opportunity to serve you.
    I would be remiss, if I didn't personally thank our Adjutant Marion Ray and our Editor John Kline for their valued assistance and friendship this past year.
They are two remarkable treasures of our 106th Association.
    Join with me in thanking the Officers, Past Presidents. Board members, and Committee Chairmen, for the work they do on behalf of our Association.
    Remember the 61st Annual Reunion will be in Kansas City, Mo. September 5th to the 9th 2007. Registration blanks and schedules will be mailed in the Spring.
MINI -REUNIONS
    Over the past many years - there have been Local Mini-Reunions held in many of the states.This list below represents the areas where Mini-Reunions were held last year. If you would like to hold one in your area let me know:
    Arizona, Mesa; California, Northern: California, Southern; Florida (West Coast); Georgia, Atlanta; Illinois, Alton; Iowa(Western), Lincoln; Kansas, Junction City; Maryland, Virginia and DC; Michigan, Livonia; New Jersey, Wharton; New York, Long Beach; New Mexico, Albuquerque; New York, Long Beach; Ohio, Cuyahoga Falls; Oklahoma, Tulsa; Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; Pennsylvania, Reading; Washington, Federal Way; Wisconsin, Madison.
    Address lists are sent to volunteer Mini-Reunion chairpersons, that request them, so that he can sent local invitations.
    These "Mini-Reunions" or Luncheons are held in a local area, so that 106th Infantry Division members can get together in remembrance of their efforts and contributions in WWII.There are many members who cannot attend National Reunions, or choose not to attend. These local Mini-Reunions gives them an opportunity to meet and discuss "their war" and to make new friends. Being mostly held in December (but not necessarily so) - they resonate with the thoughts of that fateful Decemember in 1944.
    They were originally started to celebrate the "Battle of the Bulge Anniversary." They have grown to be an important function of the Association membership.
If you would like to sponsor a local event contact John Kline, CUB Editor, for a set
of mailing labels for your area.
Stay well
Murray Stein, President
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President's View .
My Brothers of the 106th Infantry Division Association:
    The "Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind" is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. I have joined the Blind Rehabilitation Center Commission here at West Palm Beach Veterans Medical Center. Their goal is to make everyone aware of this program to provide the Special Training necessary for the Blind Visually Impaired Veterans and to provide Guide Dogs for the Blind Veterans.
    In addition a program is being developed at the Walter Reed Medical Center to use these capable canines as Assist Dogs working with Leg Amputee Veteran's.
    The Guide Dog Foundation has also provided Animal Therapy for Veteran patients suffering PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
    The cost of raising and training a Vets Dog is approximately $30,000. The Foundation delivers its Dogs to the Vets free of charge.
    Therefore, a sponsorship opportunity has been created. The original cause for sponsorship was $10,000. That has now been reduced to $6,000.
    The sponsor's name will be placed in the Annual Report as a Vets Dog Team Sponsor. Further, the Veteran will be told the name of the sponsor of his dog, as well the sponsor be given the name of the Veteran.
    Helping a Blinded Veteran is a reward in itself. I will be submitting a detailed report and recommendation for sponsorship at our board meeting during the Kansas City reunion.
Thank you-Stay Well.
Murray Stein, President 106th Infantry Division Association
From Vet Dogs: http://www.guidedog.org/
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From the Internet http://wwguidedog.org
    One of the original tenets of the Guide Dog Foundation's mission was to provide Guide Dogs, free of charge, to wounded soldiers returning from WWII. Today, 60 years later, that commitment is as strong as ever.
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Chaplain's Message 60th Annual Reunion .
LOVE ABIDES
There's a story, surely legendary, which
emerged from the Vietnam War. It tells
about a young Vietnamese woman who was killed, but left behind her husband and
her young son.
The husband, needing to provide for
himself and the boy in the midst of the
chaotic situation, traveled far and wide looking for odd jobs. Often he had to leave
his young son with a neighbor while he worked at whatever job was available.
After one trip which was longer than usual, he returned to find that the war had
demolished his village and his son and all
    his neighbors were gone. Searching through rubble that had once been his neighbor's house, he found some small bones and was sure that these must be the
bones of his beloved son. He wrapped the bones carefully and carried them with him
wherever he went.
Many years past, the story goes, when one night the old man heard him knocking
on his door. He called out "who's there?"
"It's your son. I have been searching for you for many years," the voice outside
replied. "Let me in."
The old man yelled, "My son? No. You are a fake and a cruel man. My son is dead.
Leave me alone." And he would not open the door.
The knocking continued for some time but eventually stopped. The young man
outside gave up and went away.
The legend tells us that the old man never did find happiness. And never did find
his lost son who was still living ... all because he was determined to hold onto the
bones of the past.
There are some things, some bones of the past, that we would prefer to forget, but
    cannot. And there are some things of the past that we should never forget. And will not. But although it is true that the past will always live in us, unlike the old man, we
refuse to live in the past.
We gather this morning to reaffirm that these our comrades, and the many who
have departed before them, will never be forgotten.
And so I submit to you that today is our very special Memorial Day ... each year,
the 106 very own Memorial Day.
We were engaged they and you and I, in the greatest conflagration that war has
    ever created. We were engaged, during the Battle of the Bulge, in the greatest, the largest land battle ever fought by American armies. In our war more men than ever in history bore arms. And women, for the first time were added to the service in
unprecedented numbers.
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Chaplain Dr. Duncan Trueman, 424/AT 29 Overhill Lane, Warwick NY 10990 Tel/FAX: 845-986-6376 dttrueman@yahoo.com
Chaplain's Message 60th Annual Reunion .. .
    And the people, the ordinary citizens back home, and indeed the whole nation, was united into one giant struggle against evil. Few homes could be found that did not display in their windows a blue star... or a gold.
    How different today, when so many of us on the home front go about business and pleasure as usual, rarely stopping to think about the sacrifices being made on the battlefield or in the air or on the sea's. Sacrifices being made even as we speak this morning.
Today's war belongs to just a few. Back then everyone was a part of America's war.
    So we come to remember our dead who never came home. And we come to remember also those who have passed from our midst as the years have gone by. This is our 60th reunion... 60 Memorial services... 60 years of remembering... 60 years of honoring... 60 years counting the empty chairs. How has this affected our lives, our priorities even our personal character? I have concluded that long ago it created a commitment on the part of almost every one of us ... a commitment.
    Somehow, through the passing years, consciously or unconsciously, we sensed that we the living ... each in our own way, in and our own manner of living... must try to merit the sacrifices that were poured out. And we became better men for that ... perhaps it was in tribute to our comrades that we became the "greatest generation" and better human beings.
    Every veteran here knows the horrors and suffering of combat firsthand. Many also know that deprivation, abuse and suffering of captivity. Together these are what I call the nasty, dirty business of war.
    I have had veterans who had remained silent for years finally open up and tell me that, despite their silence, they'd always had a tremendous need, almost a longing, to tell those closest to them what that dirty, nasty business was really like. They said things like: "I've always had this need to talk about what the war did to me inside, but I could never find words that would express it." I'm not sure many of us could. How do you express things that are almost inexpressible?
But there are two aspects of our war experience that are almost inexpressible.
    One, of course, has to do with war's dirty business. The other has to do with the sublime. The other has to do with the immeasurable brotherly love that bonded every soldier to every other, and which was often demonstrated by unforgettable acts of self-sacrifice.
    For during those years long ago when we served together, every single one of us committed himself to caring for every other. In battle or behind barbed wire, we both gave and received mutual support, strength, help, sometimes rescue ... and a sharing of the little that we had. The bond thus created is the bond that still tugs at our hearts, and there is no word that defines it except the word "love."
    We know what few civilians understand... that soldiers come to experience some of the finest sentiments that humans can never know on the battlefield. The battlefield is a place of many emotions... fear and anger... resignation and determination. Hope and despair.
    It comes as a surprise to civilians to learn that the chief, the most constant emotion at work among any group of combat soldiers is a most unlikely one. It is love. Across the whole range of physical, emotional and mental states, amid the desolation of the battlefield, love abides. The military has words for it, words like "camaraderie" or "cohesion" which don't even begin to express or explore the depth of this emotion.
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Chaplain's Message 60th Annual Reunion .. .
    We all know we weren't fighting for a king, or country or mom or apple pie or the girl next door. Neither were we fighting for high and lofty ideals. We were fighting for our own survival, yet at the same time we were often risking our own survival for the comrade next to us.
In his book, "Band of Brothers," Stephen Ambrose wrote this about the men in Easy Company:
    "They found combat to be ugliness, destruction and death, and hated it. Anything was better than the blood and carnage, the grime and filth, the impossible demands made on the body-anything, that is, except letting down their buddies. They also found in combat the closest brotherhood they ever knew. They found selflessness. They found they could love the other guy in the foxhole more than themselves. They found that in war, men who love life would give up their lives for them."
Only one who has been there can fully understand... in the desolation of the battlefield, love abides.
    You must remember the ending scene in "Saving Private Ryan." Ryan, as an older man, returns to the military cemetery where the Captain (played by Tom Hanks) is buried. Standing beside the grave with tears streaming down his face he tries to thank the captain for the sacrifice he had made and explains that although he had not accomplished great things in the years they had given him, still he had tried his best, and done his best to earn the sacrifice that the Captain and his squads had made.
The tears the elderly veteran shed in a graveside scene were matched by the tears of every veteran in the audience.
    We count the empty chairs... 60 years worth. There's nothing to be earned; we earned it long ago. All we can do and must do is keep remembering and keep living and keep loving in a mostly unloving world... keep loving as we loved once before.
    Walt Whitman, the great American poet, wrote a poem about two Civil War veterans-father and son-who were killed in the same battle. Their bodies were brought home for burial in a small country town in which they lived.
    The poem depicts all the people of the town in a solemn funeral procession through the streets of the village. The sad procession of friends and neighbors is accompanied by bugles and drums on the way to the cemetery. As the poem described it, daylight is faded and only an immense silver moon illuminates the scene ...
    The last few lines of the poem expressed Whitman's personal sadness as he watches and listens to the sorrowful procession passing by. The closing lines of his poem read like this:
0 my soldiers twain! 0 my veterans passing into burial!
What I have I give you,
The moon gives you light,
And the bugles and drums give you music!
And my heart, 0 my soldiers, my veterans,
My heart gives you love.
    So it is with us. What we have we give. To our comrades of old with whom we once shared life and death, and all that lies between... to them our hearts will always give love.
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The Adjutant's Message .
The Adjutant's Message .. .
Question: Should the 106th Association be retired or continue for life:
    Since assuming the responsibilities of adjutant in our association at the Hampton Reunion in 2002 I noticed a few things that have bothered me, but like the majority of the membership, I have said nothing about it. The attendance at our annual reunions has been and continues to be about ten percent of our veteran membership. Our board of directors, elected by those members attending the annual reunions is twenty members. From the early days of our association, each year four new members were elected and over a period of five years, the board was completely replaced. Then over the past four or five year's physical disabilities due to ageing as well as deaths has caused changes in the regularity of new members coming on the board of directors. During this last reunion, five new board members were elected, but two vacancies due to deaths remained unfilled. Normally, only one replacement would have taken place
    at the upcoming reunion in Kansas City. However, because of a very unfortunate accident happening to board member Donald Herndon during his return home from our recent reunion, and as well as the two deaths that occurred last year, three new members will be elected to our board.
    Normally during each reunion, there are two board meetings, one before the General Membership luncheon in order to conduct necessary business and the second board meeting to elect new officers for the new year. After this second board meeting, there is then a business meeting conducted after the banquet meal. Then, the meeting is culminated by the swearing in of your president for the next year.
    Now with those things in mind, I would like to inform each of you of several observations. Each time we have a meeting, board meeting or general membership meeting, as the time appears for the reading of the minutes of the last years meeting the president normally will state that he will accept a motion that the minutes not be read. A motion is made, a second is stated and the board and membership vote to exclude the reading of the minutes.
    My question is: Who informs you as to what is going on? And more importantly: Have you EVER heard or read the minutes of a board meeting and the actions taken? And do you really care?
Now, here is my reason for bringing all of this to your attention.
    Our association was established in France in 1945 by members of our 106th Division who were still with the division at that time and place. The first official annual reunion was held in 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Each year thereafter some of our veteran members have met to perpetuate our association. The most recent at Newark, NJ which was reunion number 60.
    Several years ago a board member initiated a motion to admit associate members (non-106th veterans) to our board with the anticipation of those associate members assuming a continuation of our association. Our bylaws states that associate member do not have a vote, only veteran members. We are, in the eyes of IRS, a nonprofit veteran's organization and we are not paying taxes. It was found that to allow non-veterans to assume such participation, would require a complete change of our corporation and loss of the benefit of being a veterans organization, including the necessity of paying taxes. The motion was not approved.
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The Adjutant's Message . . .
    Our membership is now composed of men who are eighty years of age and a few who are in their nineties. There is a share of the membership who feels that it is now time for us to discontinue our annual reunions and to close up shop.
    A number of years ago, the idea was of having "local" mini-reunions throughout the United States was born in order to continue our contacts with our friends and buddies. Each year, in this high speed, fast travel era, we place ourselves in a more precarious situation. The recent return home accident of one of our members causes a lot of thinking about travel limitations. In the last century - in the 1990's, - the Board of Directors passed a motion to the affect that the Association would cease to exist in 2002. Although it passed, it was lost in the records of changing boards.
    At our most recent reunion in Newark, NJ, President Murray Stein named a committee to consider the future of our association. Named to that committee chaired by Second Vice President elect Gifford Doxsee were the following members: Walter Greve, Sy Lichtenfeld, Bernard Mayrsohn, Joseph P. Maloney, John Schaffner and Martin Wente.
    On August 19 before the reunion we had 1,172 veteran members, including a large number of Annual Members who have not paid this year's dues. There must be a sizeable number of you out there with an interest and an opinion regarding the question:
    Should we continue as we are doing, OR should we close down the association and let the history books continue our reputation?
The opportunity and the decision are in your hands.
    Make a telephone call to Vice-President Gifford Doxsee at 1-740-592-3472. For those with computers, Doxsee can be contacted at doxsee@ohio.edu. Signed Marion Ray, Adjutant
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Enlarged view of the plaque that was presented to Richard Rigatti by Joseph Maloney
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Regular Donations
Auerbach, Sid 424/H
    Feinberg, Samuel 589/HQ Hulkonen, Arthur A, 589/C Liebowitz, Samuel 424/HQ McMichael, Bryce 591/HQ Morell, Eugene 591/C
    Patchett, Stephen 422/HQ1BN Salmon, Max E DIV/HQ Steere, Robert L. 423/K Ungerman, Clarence 589/C Wermmeister, Paul 589/C Wishney, Thomas 81st Eng/B MEMORY of Irwin C. Smoler Smoler, Elsie and Frederick
MEMORY of Dorothy Swanson Alvin Swanson 424/I
MEMORY Wilbert Paquette DIV/ARTY by wife Shirley MEMORY of Robert Wood Barrow, Robert ;
Black, Howard
Braun, Jack
Estes, David
Faulkner, Carol J;
Fox, Clyde
Lang, E. Russel
Miller, Stanford
Minor High School
Pitha, Freida Raper, Nancy Secrest, Ora Schumaker, Shirley
Wood, Robert M.
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    Contributors to the Life Plus Club Black, Rev. Ewell C. 422/A Diehl, Lloyd 423/H Hammontree, Robert L. Associate Jones. Alan Jr. 423/HQ I Bn Larson, Dorothy Associate Shomo, George Associate Sofarelli, Elsie Associate Tule, George 423/C Williams, Lucille K Associate Wishney, Thomas 81.Eng/B Contributions for Memories Black, Reverend Ewell C. 422/A  in memory of: Richard Rigatti Griffiths, Richard, Associate in memory of wife Robin Smoler, Elsie R., Widow and Smoler, Frederick, Son in memory of Iry in C. Smoler
MISSING IN ACTION
    The following members have had been deleted from the Association roster for reason of one or more CUB magazines being returned. Every attempt to learn of a new address location have failed.
    If you have any personal knowledge contact me -My name, telephone and email address are on the inside front cover of this magazine.
Last known addresses are shown.
John Kline, editor
Roy Armold 422/F
PO Box 178, Mount Joy, PA 17522
Raymond Jones, Jr. 422/C
1301 N 4th St/319 T Street, Atchinson, KS 66002 Kathryn Kemp Associate 7406 Arden Road, Cabin John, MD 20818
Johnny Oakley Jr. 424/HQ 3BN Reidsville, NC 42430
Pat Westphal 424/K
4540 CR 107, Gatesville, TX 76528
Irene Bounds Associate
6201 Crane Drive, Lakeland, FL 33809 Charles V Cullinan 424/M 488 W High Banks RD Debary, FL 32 713
John H. Kelly 423/C 43 Schoolhouse Rd - Apt 160,
East Weymouth, MA and
10 Hillcrest Rd, Wakefield MA
Association Membership November 13, 2006
Life Members (Vets) 684
Annual Members (Vets) 432
Total Vets 1116
Life Associate Members 208
Annual Associate Members 116 Total Associates 324
Comp Members 2
GRAND TOTAL 1440
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From the Association Historian
     John R. Schaffner 589/A, Historian Past President 2002-2003 1611 Miller Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030 410-584-2754 pumexim2@bcpl.net

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    We are approaching another milestone in the history of the 106th Infantry Division as I sit down to write. It's hard for me to realize that it was 62 years ago, come this December, that we were suddenly and most unexpectedly exposed to the realities of a shooting war. A quiet sector it was supposed to be. I felt pretty good about that as I recall. Oh sure, the weather was miserable but we had learned to live with that. And our 2nd Division buddies had provided us with ready made foxholes and "bombproof" bunkers. Welcome to the front. Then it hit the fan. You know the rest of that story.
    Well, there are a lot of folks here today who were not there then. Most of us have given birth to the second generation and for a lot of us, the third generation. They don't know the story that a lot of you have to tell. Now you have the chance. We have already collected stories and memoirs from about 160 of our 106th division
    veterans. They have been installed on the www.indianamilitary.org website by Associate Member, Jim West, and will be copied onto CDs for distribution in the near future. From there the original material will be deposited at the U.S. Army Heritage and Educational Center at Carlisle, PA. (Except for those who wish their's returned to them.)
    At this time there are 20 sets of the Cub CDs still available. Cubs issued since March 2005 will be included on the CDs containing the memoirs. We will continue to collect memoirs from individuals and they will also be included in a future production. That material can be sent to me or, directly to Jim West for his attention. Jim's mailing address is 4223 S. Shelby 750 W, Franklin, IN 46131-9205.
Correction to part of a previous CUB article:
    "The Rest of The Story" - An error in my journal describing the re-visit to the battleground in 2002 has been revealed to me by fellow historian and 106th Association Member - Christian de Marcken.. Volume 58, #4 of the CUB of Jul- Aug- Sept-2002 page 16, line 12 states :" Steele hung there through most of the battle, wounded in the foot, and playing dead, until he was brought down by a German soldier and made a prisoner."
Sorry to say that is not the straight story.
    Gerard (Gerry) Baszner was the Medic of the 505th PIR, 82nd AB Division, who was ordered by his Lieutenant to go and treat Pvt. Steele while Steele was hanging in his harness. The reason Gerry was chosen was the fact that he was not too tall and very slight, he was able to sneak through the narrow window of the church steeple to give the appropriate shots to the paratrooper. Steele was never made a prisoner of the Germans. Medic Baszner was one of our heroes, who chose to be surrounded by the Germans rather than leave his patients. I am sure that was typical of the Medics everywhere.
    This was a famous event and the facts should be correct. I regret the error and hope that this correction is accepted in good faith. Thanks to Christian.
Your 106th Infantry Division Association Historian, John R. Schaffner 589/A
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Front & Center . .
    For those of you who haven't met them, Mathilda and Marcel Schmetz are, without reservation, Belgian friends of all of the American soldiers that fought in Europe to restore their freedom. And, when I say friends, I mean that there is absolutely nothing that is too much trouble for them to accommodate you. Just visit them at their home (and museum) at Thimister-Clermont. For the last eleven years this couple has been visiting the U.S. just to continually re-new friendships with the many veterans that they know. On 17 November, Lil and I were privileged to be in the group hosted at Lancaster, PA.by George Meyer, 1st Division veteran. This event drew about 40 people from the area who are aquainted with the guests.
    Mathilda is very comfortable with the English language and always has something very nice to say to her American friends. (1st picture - Mathilda speaks to the group with appreciation for the sacrifices made by the Americans who restored freedom to Belgium.) Also present at the reception from the 106th was Russell Hoff and his two sons, Tom and Steve (Associate members.)
Picture below is Mathilda and Marcel flanked by Russell Hoff and John Schaffner.
    This couple has established and operates the Remember 39-45 Museum. They open their home to the Americans visiting and will extend the invitation to visit and stay with them, room and board at no cost. l know of some other 106th veterans besides myself who can testify to their hospitality. No re-visit to the battlefield is complete if you do not visit their Museum. John Schaffner 589/A
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1/r: Russell Hoff; Mathilda and Marcel Schmetz and John Schaffner
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Front & Center . . .
BATTLEFIELD STUDY TOUR
    The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Round Table is planning its seventh Battlefield Study Tour from May 11 to May 27, 2007. The Group will depart MSP on a direct flight to Amsterdam on Friday, May 11, 2007, where it will be met by a Deluxe Touring Bus to the German city of Monschau for six nights. On the first day, the tour will visit the Belgian Fort of Eban-Emael that was taken by German gliders in June 1940. The Second Day will be a Walking Tour of the Battle of the Huertgen Forest and the Kall River Gorge Trail. The guide will be Klaus Schulz, a German soldier who fought there in 1944. The next day Herr Schulz will lead the tour to Remagen and the Remagen bridge crossing.
    The next five days a tour will be led by the Historian/Author Will Cavanagh with the extensive study of the (1.) North Shoulder of the Battle of the Bulge involving the 1st, 2nd and 99th Infantry Division and the Elsenborn Ridge. ( 2.) Peiper's Route to include Malmedy and La Gleize (and after a move to Pruem, Germany) (3.) The defense of the 106th Infantry Division on the Schnee-Eifel. (4.) Saint Vith and Parker's Crossroads and (5.) Then a study of the center of the German Offensive on the 28th Infantry Division from Dasburg to Marnach and into Clervaux.
    With our guide Colonel Emile Engels, and based from our hotel in Clervaux, the Tour will visit La Roche, Hotten, Erezee and Houffalize. Then we move to the Southern Shoulder Defenses in Diekirch and in Ettelbruck.
    After a move to Bastogne for three nights, we will study the defense of Bastogne by the 101st Airborne, including the relief of the 4th Armored Division, and a little-known action at Schumacher Crossroads. Marco Kilian will guide the Tour on the defense of the Band of Brothers and their attack on Foy.
    We end Trip with two days in Trier with a stop by the U. S. Cemetery in Hamm, Luxembourg. The tour will visit the extensive Roman ruins in the area, enjoy some wine on a Mosel River Cruise, and see the 94th Infantry Division sector attack into the Saar Triangle.
We are returning on Sunday, May 27, out of Frankfurt, Germany.
Don Patton
    Editor's note: The Dr. Harold C. Deutsch World War II History Round Table Minneapolis, MN is a local group that meets nine times a year from September through May. Guest speakers, like myself, tell their WWII story. After the presentations there is a question period. (Thereby "The Round Table") The normal attendance of those meetings is from 300 to 400 people.
    Don Patton, one of our Associate members, heads up the "Minneapolis-St Paul Round Table" that meets 8-9 times a year. Each meeting has a guest speaker speaks of "His War." Your editor has been a guest speaker giving the "106th Story" and has participated in other discussion meetings with "Minneapolis Round Table members."
    Bob Riggs helped me with travel plans and hotel arrangements when I took 106th groups back to the Ardennes battlefield in 1995 and 1999 to meet with German soldiers that fought against us.
    For a brochure: Contact: Bob Riggs, Hypointe Travel Service, 16240 Hyland Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044 Phone: 952-891-8430 email. hypointe@pro-ns.net
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Front & Center . . . 106th Infantry Division Association PX
John Gilliland PX Manager
No Credit Cards - Make check payable to
John Gilliland 140 Nancy Street, Boaz, AL 35957 Tel: 256-593-6801 Email: samitc@charternet
    106th Belt Buckles with Lion's Head $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H 106th Bolo Ties with Lion's Head $20.00 plus $4.00 S&H 106th Shoulder Patches $3.00 each plus 50 Cents S&H 106th Hat/Lapel Pin $3.00 each plus 50 Cents S&H
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106th Ball Cap, adjustable $10.00 each plus $4.00 S&H
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    BIG SELLER mil 106th Flag 28" x 44" - indoor/outdoor - appliqued letters and designs. With loop for hanging on pole - pole not included. $20.00 each delivered
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60th Annual Reunion - Golden Lions - Newark, NJ .. .
60th Annual Reunion Attendance- Marriott Hotel, Newark, N.J. Aug 30-Sept 3, 2006
Total registered attendance 232 with 230 at the final banquet.
ADOLPHSON ALPHONSE
 MAYNARD WILLIE
 422 M 333 FAB/C


 AVERY
 CHARLES
 423 HO


 BALZARINI BARNES
 JOHN, RALPH
 590 B
423 E
 BEV

 BISHOP
 GRAYSON
 424 L
 LAURA

 BLACK
 EWELL
 422 A


 BLAHER
 WILLIAM
 422 I
 MIRIAM

 BLALACK
 HAROLD
 423 F
 ELATE!

 BLOCH
 JACQUES
 422 K
 JEAN

 BROWN
 IRVING
 423 CN


 BRYAN
 KENNETH
 423 HQ/1st BN
 MARGIE

 BUCHANAN
 JEANNE
 ASSOCIATE
 RICHARD

 BURKES
 FRANKIE
 ASSOCIATE


 BUSIER
 WILLIAM
 423 K
 MARJORIE

 BUTTERFIELD
 WALLACE
 423 C
 JUANITA

 CARVER
 RUTH
 ASSOCIATE


 CHRISTIANSON
 EDWARD
 331 MEDIC
 MARY

 COOK
 FRANCIS
 422 H


 CREEL
 EL
 590 A


 DATTE
 CHARLES
 591 SERVICE
 NANCY

 DAVIS
 RINARD
 422 3BN HQ


 DESANTIS
 JOSEPH
 422 HQ/1st BN


 DIMEGLIO
 JOHN
 424 I
 VIOLA

 DIRENZO
 PETER
 106 SIGNAL
 SYLVIA

 DOXSEE
 GIFFORD
 423 HQ


 DRISCOLL
 DONNA
 ASSOCIATE


 DRISCOLL
 JOHN
 ASSOCIATE


 ELDRIDGE
 ROBERT
 422 G


 FACEY
 KENNETH
 106 MP


 FORD
 DAVID
 ASSOCIATE
 ARLENE

 FORSYTHE
 JAMES
 424 A


 GARDNER
 JOSEPH
 424 A
 SHARON

 GATENS
 JOHN
 589 A


 GILLILAND
 JOHN
 592 SVC


 GEIB
 GEORGE
 424 G
 MURIEL

 GILLILAND
 JOHN
 424 SVC
 SANDRA

 GINTHER
 KEITH
 422 G


 GREVE
 WALTER
 423 HQ/lst BN


 HANKE
 ARTHUR
 106 MP


 HANNON
 PHILIP
 81st ENG


 HELMICK
 LESTER
 424 HQ
 MARGURETTE

 HERNDON
 DONALD
 424 L
 JEAN

 HIMBERG
 ROBERT
 ASSOCIATE


 HINKLE
 RAYMOND
 423 HQ
 MARIAN

 HOFF
 RUSSELL
 422 M
 JOAN

 HOMAN
 ROBERT
 424 D
 PAT

 HUMINSKI
 EDWIN
 424 F
 BETTY

 HUNTER
 DAVID
 423 D
 LEONA

 IDSTEIN
 RICHARD
 424 C
 GERALDINE

 JENKINS
 BILL
 422 H


 JOHNASON
 CHARLES
 592 SV
 ADELE

 JONES
 ALAN
 423 HQ


 JULSON
 ROBERT
 424 C
 JEANNIE

 KINGERY
 HUGH
 590 A
 NINA

 KINNEY
 PAUL
 423 C
 FRITZ

 KOEHLER
 FRANKLIN
 424 D
 MAEFRED

 KRAFCHIK
 JOSEPH
 331 MED/HQ DET


 KUPS
 STANISLAUS
 106 SIGNAL
 LENORE

 LANG
 RUSSELL
 423 I
 LILLIAN

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LATA
LICHTENFELD LICHTENFELD LOWERY
MADSEN, JR MAGEE
 WALTER NORMAN SEYMOUR CHARLES ANDERS
JOHN
 422 H ASSOCIATE
422 I
424 I
422 H
423 E
 LOIS
NATALIE
MARY
LORRAINE EVE

 MALONE
 MARGIE
 ASSOCIATE


 MALONEY
 JOSEPH
 424 HQ
 VIV

 MARSH
 MARY LOU
 ASSOCIATE


 MARTIN
 HARRY
 424 L
 JACKIE

 MASON
 JAMES
 423 G
 IRENE

 MAYRS H ON
 BERNARD
 423 CANNON
 ETHEL

 MCCARTHY
 HARRY
 423 I


 MEADOWS
 GERALD
 422 H
 SHIRLEY

 MILLS
 JAMES
 423 1
 JAN

 MORGAN
 AUBREY
 424 0
 WAN ETA

 NAJARIAN
 JOHN
 423 I
 YOKO

 NELSON
 RALPH
 422 CANNON
 RHODA

 PERKO
 EMIL
 422 H


 PHELAN
 WILLIAM
 422 H


 PODLASKI
 EDMUND
 422 H
 LEONA

 POWELL
 EUGENE
 422 A
 NEVA

 POWERS
 ALVIN
 422 HQ
 DOROTHY

 RAY
 MARION
 424 D


 RICHTER
 RALPH
 331 MED D


 RIECK
 CHARLES
 422 H


 ROBB
 JOHN
 422 D
 MARILYN

 ROBERTS
 JOHN
 592 C


 RUBNITZ
 DOUGLAS
 422 H
 MARY

 SALEMINK
 RICHARD
 424 G
 WANDA

 SALERNO
 JOSEPH
 423 B
 HELEN

 SAU GERMAN
 EUGENE
 422 0
 SALLY

 SCHAFFNER
 JOHN
 589 A
 LILLIAN

 SCHAFFNER
 ROBERT
 ASSOCIATE
 BARBARA

 SCHANERBERGER
 ELLSWORTH.
 331ST MED/D


 SCHIAVO
 SAM
 422
 GURTEEN

 SHEANER
 HERB
 422 G
 GLORIAANN

 SHIPMAN
 ELMER
 423 I
 DOROTHY

 SIMMONS
 NORMAN
 424 D
 BETTY

 SMITH
 WILLIAM
 423 M
 ROSELLA

 SNOVEL
 ROBERT
 422 H
 LAEL

 SNYDER
 WALTER
 589 A


 STAHL
 WILLIAM
 422 K


 STARMACK
 JOHN
 423 SERVICE
 GRACE

 STEIN
 MURRAY
 423 I
 BARBARA

 STEWART
 JOHN
 423 H
 ARLETIA

 SWETT
 JOHN
 423 H


 TACKER
 FRANK
 589 HQ
 JANE

 TAYLOR
 THOMAS
 424 L


 THOME
 MICHAEL
 422 HQ 1st Bn


 -flIM
 EUGENE
 423 D
 LOIS

 TRAUTMAN
 FRANK
 422 D


 TRUEMAN
 DUNCAN
 424 ANTI-TANK
 GRACE

 TWARDZIK
 RAYMOND
 106 SIGNAL
 ISABEL

 TWINN
 JAMES
 106 DIV ARTILLERY
 MARIE

 WEISS
 NEWTON
 423 HQ
 RUTH

 WENTE
 MARTIN
 423 I
 DONNA

 WIGGINS
 NEWTON
 423 HQ


 WILLIAMS
 TED
 423 MED
 ADDIE

 WOOD
 JOHN
 424 L
 BETTY

 YINGST
 WILLIAM
 423 D
 RUTH

 YOUNG
 EDWARD
 590 A


 ZENN
 MIKE
 423 D
 ELAINE

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60th Annual Reunion - Golden Lions - Newark, NJ .
    On 25 May 1947, The Board of Directors of the 106th Infantry Division Association founded the The Order of the Golden Lion to honor, render homage and give thanks to fiercely faithful friends and to those who have rendered outstanding service to the DIVISION in peace time.
    The Order consists of three classes- Commander (Gold) is conferred by a unaminous vote of the "entire" board of Directors. Officer (Silver) by a two/thirds vote and Companion (usually the wife of a veteran recipient) by a majority vote. The following is a "to-date" history of the awards.
Commander Class Officer Class Companion Class
Showing the recipients of this prestigious award, since the 1st Reunion, 1947 Asterik denotes "Non-106th Veteran
1947
 Cedric Foster
 * Fran Henly
 * Joe E. Brown


 * Duward Frampton
 Herbert Livesey, Jr.
 *Marjorie Rathbone


 * Annette Frampton

 *George Denny


 * William Simpson

 *Ralph F. Gates


 * Florence Simpson

 *Howard Maxwell

 1948
 David Price

 *Robert Tyndall




 *Ben Watt




 *BG Elmer Sherwood

 1962
 Douglas Coffey
 Dr. Maurice DeLaval


 1964
 Richard DeHeer

 Majorie DeHeer

 1966
 John Loveless Jr.

 Kay Loveless

 1972
 Leo McMahon

 Wilda McMahon

 1973
 Sherod Collins



 1974
 John Gallagher

 Stella Gallagher

 1975
 James Wells

 Maydeen Wells

 1978

 Robert Scranton


 1986
 Walter Bandurak




 Robert Pierce, Jr.



 1987
 Russell Villwock

 Jackie Villwock


 Robert A. Gilder

 Jean Gilder

 1990

 Sam Cariano


 1991

 John Kline


 1993

 Boyd Rutledge




 Gill Helwig


 1994
 Roger Rutland

 Mattie Rutland


 John Gilliland

 Lee Gilliland

 1995
 John Kline
 0. Paul Merz
 Dan Bied


 Jack Sulser
 T. Wayne Black



 Ewell Black Jr.
 Dr. Richard Peterson



 John Robb




 Kenneth Bradfield



 1996
 Edward A. Prewett
 Duward Frampton, Jr.
 Reddie Prewett



 Pete House


 1997
 Richard Rigatti




 Thomas J. Riggs




 Michael Thome



 1998
 Pete House

 Joanne House


 Joseph A. Massey

 Hazel M. Massey

 1999
 Ben Britton

 Avis Britton



 Herbert Meagher Jr.
 Luella Meagher

 2000
 Joseph Matthews




 Robert Walker

 June Walker

 2001
 Walter Bridges

 Barbara Bridges


 Duncan Trueman
 Dale Carver


 2002
 Marion Ray




 John Swett




 John Gregory

 Shirley Gregory


 Gus Agostini



 2003
 Joe Maloney

 Vivian Maloney


 *Adda RIKKEN




 *Willy RIKKEN



 2004
 Charles Reick*
 James D. West


 2005
 John R. Schaffner

 Lillian Schaffner




 Patricia S. Rigatti

 2006

 Damon Young


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60th Annual Reunion - Golden Lions - Newark, NJ . .
PAST Reunions - locations - Chairman and Committee ....
1
 1947
 Indianapolis IN
 Roe & Florence Simpson

 2
 1948
 Indianapolis IN
 Ken Perry, Chas Hackler, AI Harding

 3
 1949
 Chicago IL
 Edward Luzzie, Gene Borathyn, Bob Frache,
Sig Johnson, Roger May, Ames Wright, Bob Wood

 4.
 1950
 Detroit MI
 Robert Kelly, 7 man committee

 5.
 1951
 Pittsburgh PA
 Doe Cessna, Walt Bandurak

 6.
 1952
 Baltimore MD
 The Lovelesses

 7.
 1953
 Columbus 01-1
 Robert Pierce, Sr.

 8.
 1954
 Atlantic City NJ
 Doug Coffee, Tom Bickford

 9.
 1955
 Detroit MI
 (unknown)

 10.
 1956
 Atlantic City NJ
 (unknown)

 11.
 1957
 Savannah GA
 James and Maydean Wells

 12,
 1958
 Philadelphia PA
 McMahon, Dunbar, Rarick, Gallagher

 13.
 1959
 Chicago IL
 Russell Villwock, Larry Walden, Chas Robasse

 14.
 1960
 Savannah GA
 The Wells

 15.
 1961
 Fort Worth TX
 The Hagmans

 16.
 1962
 Annapolis MD
 The Lovelesses & the Broths

 17.
 1963
 Cleveland OH
 The Pierces

 18.
 1964
 East Orange NJ
 The Coffees & Bickfords

 19.
 1965
 Augusta GA
 The Wells

 20.
 1966
 Indianapolis IN
 Russell Enlow

 21.
 1967
 Detroit MI
 Shalhoubs, Bryants

 22.
 1968
 Columbia SC
 William F. Smith

 23.
 1969
 St. Vith Belgium
 Douglas S. Coffee

 24,
 1970
 Davenport IA
 William R. Holden & Carol Beals

 25.
 1971
 Philadelphia PA
 Clayton Rarick, John Gallagher, Charles Walsh, Frank Maloney

 26.
 1972
 Jacksonville FL
 Pete & Joanne House

 27.
 1973
 Grand Rapids MI
 The James Clarks

 28
 1974
 Frederick MD
 Chuck & Cherri Schock

 29.
 1975
 Atlanta GA
 Sherod Collins, Bob Howell, Bill Alexander,

 30.
 1976
 Evansville IL
 Ken Bradfield, June & Jack Schlesser, Rus Enlow,Van Wyatt

 31
 1977
 Elyria-Lorain 01-1
 The John Fritzes & Bob wilder

 32.
 1978
 Ft. Lauderdale FL
 (Cruise) Doug & Isabel Coffee

 33.
 1979
 Chicago IL
 Russ Villwock, Jim Henning, Bill Lucsay

 34.
 1980
 Hot Springs AK
 W. C. Baker, Glenn Henson

 35.
 1981
 Gilbertsville KY
 Van Wyatt, Ken Bradfield

 36.
 1982
 Milwaukee WI
 Charles Puskarich, John Howard

 37.
 1983
 Worcester MA
 Ben Britton, Jim Maw

 38
 1984
 Savannah GA
 Jim Wells, AI Oelschig, Gus Agostini

 39.
 1985
 Morgantown WV
 Ted Straub, Walt Bandurak, John Robb

 40.
 1986
 Columbia SC
 Roger Rutland, Howard Terrio

 41
 1987
 Mobile AL
 John Gilliland, Walter Bridges, Joe Massey

 42.
 1988
 Roanoke VA
 Ralph & Elizabeth Bowles, Fred Farris.

 43.
 1989
 Schaumburg IL
 Russ Villwock, Bill Lucsay & wives

 44.
 1990
 Sacramento CA
 Mike Thome & Committee

 45.
 1991
 Huntsville AL
 John & Lee Gilliland

 46.
 1992
 Pittsburgh PA
 Joseph Maloney, George Vance & wives

 47.
 1993
 Ft. Jackson SC
 Roger Rutland

 48.
 1994
 Rapid City SD
 Art Van Moorlehem, Robert Calhoun

 49.
 1995
 Orlando FL
 John Riels, Dick Sparks, Gordon Zicker, Sam Davi;

 50.
 1996
 Roanoke VA
 Elizabeth & Ralph Bowles


 1997
 Nashville TN
 John & Lee Gilliland

 52
 1998
 Indianapolis IN
 John Kline AFR

 53
 1999
 Schaumburg IL
 Russ Villwock

 54
 2000
 St. Louis MO
 John Gregory, Marion Ray, AFR

 55
 2001
 Washington DC
 Marion Ray, AFR

 56
 2002
 Hampton VA
 Joe Maloney, AFR

 57
 2003
 Ft Mitchell KY
 John Schaffner, AFR

 58
 2004
 Milwaukee, WI
 John Roberts, AFR

 59
 2005
 Arlington VA
 Walter Bridges, AFR

 60
 2006
 Newark, NJ
 Murray Stein, AFR

 61
 2007
 Kansas City, MO


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60th Annual Reunion - Golden Lions - Newark, NJ .
    Thanks to the following for photographs taken during the 60th Annual Reunion: Murray Stein, 423/I; James Mills 423/I; Russell Lang 423/I; Rinard Davis 422/HQ 3Bn; Joseph Maloney, 424/HQ; and the supporting artillery, John Schaffner 589/A. You gentlemen submitted nearly 100 photos - sorry, I could only use relatively few.
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West Point - Main attraction of one of the tours
The Peking, one of the ships near the 106th's Cruise Boat
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60th Annual Reunion - Golden Lions - Newark, NJ . .
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Murray Stein, 423/I - President 106th Infantry Division Association with wife Barbara
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Martin (Chic) Wente 423/1 , Association 1st Vice-President with wife Donna
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Board member - Bernard Mayrsohn 423/CN with wife Ethyl
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Barbara Stein- standing, with Lillian and Russell Lang 423/1 and (R) Joe Zimmerman 81st Engineers/A
60th Annual Reunion - Golden Lions - Newark,
    Left: Marion Ray 424/D - Adjutant; Grace and Dr. Duncan True man 424/AT, Chaplain with 2nd Vice-President Gifford Doxsee 423 HQ/3Bn
60th Annual Reunion - Golden Lions - Newark, NJ . .
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Ed and Betty Huminski 424/F and daughter Cynthia
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Harbor Day Cruise -Frankie Burkes (R) and friend Annie Rowland (behind the gentleman)
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Donna K. Sutton and Rivard Davis 422/HQ 3Bn
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60th Annual Reunion - Golden Lions - Newark, NJ .. .
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Ken Smith 423/H; Rhoda and Ralph Nelson 422/CN
Vivian and Joseph Maloney 424/HQ
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60th Annual Reunion - Golden Lions - Newark, NJ . .
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al; Front: Lester Helmick 424/HQ and wife Margarette
Back: Joan and Don Herndon 424/L
    Don was seriously injured in an auto accident on the way to his home in Oklahoma City. Progress is being made slowly. Our thoughts are with him.
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L: Walter Snyder 589/A; Lillian and John Schaffner 589/A
Colonel Alan W Jones Jr. 423/HQ IBn and friends
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60th Annual Reunion - Golden Lions - Newark, NJ ..
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    L/R: John Najarian, Elmer Shipman and Jim Mills all 423/I (Ex-POWs). Last time they were together was on Schoenberg Hill 19 December 1944
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Left: DA Duncan Trueman w/Scouts at Memorial.
Bugler at the .106th Infantry Divison Association Memorial
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New Members...
BOHTE, BILL ASSOCIATE
44155 Camino Awl LaQunita, CA 92253 760-345-5590 Irmbill@prodigynet
    My father was Victor Bohte 422/K and he was taken capture. I didn't get to learn much first hand information for he was killed in a motorcycle accident when I was four years old. 1 hope that somebody will recognize the name and contact me.
Bill it was nice to talk to you on the phone on Thanksgiving Day.
    I will by the time you see this have sent you a list of your father's buddies. Hopefully some of them knew your father personally and can fill you in on some of the details that you seek. John Kline, Editor
BRACKETT, VIRGINIA ASSOCIATE 7420 North Amoret Avenue Kansas City, MO 64151
FAULKNER, CAROL ASSOCIATE
3179 Kesteral Cl, Martinsville, IN 46151
GARRISON, BETH ASSOCIATE
7766 Haut)/ Road, Lebanon, IL 62254
HUFFAKER, ROBERT ASSOCIATE
CMR 460 Box 278 APO AE 09703
A Historian friend of John Schaffner's
MALONE, MARJORIE ASSOCIATE
3911 Thacker)/ Drive Nashville, Tennessee 37207
Marjorie, wife of William 422/I signed on as an Associate Member after the death of her husband, William (11/02/2005
MECHTLEY, MARSHA, ASSOCIATE
4306 SW Lake Drive Topeka, Kansas 66610
Bill Stahl, 422/K wrote:
    "Marsha, my daughter, attended the National Convention in Newark, New Jersey and had a great time. This was the first National Convention for both of us, and it made us look forward to next year in Kansas City. Her husband is Ken. Their son Kevin, is a freshman at Washburn Law School, Topeka (that is my old school). Marsha attended the last five Mini Reunions of the 106th Infantry in Topeka. (Bill Stahl 422/K)
NEILSEN, ELIZABETH ASSOCIATE
8 First Street Highland Falls, NY 10928
Sister of deceased Sgt Roy Wandell, 424/K (Deceased)
NOWELS, EDITH T ASSOCIATE
637 Holly Hill Drive Brielle, New Jersey 08730
PARKER, NEWTON A. ASSOCIATE
48 Mott Road Blairstown, New Jersey 07825 908-362-9841
SHOUGHRUE, WILLIAM F JR. 424/L LIFE MEMBER
33 Riverdale Drive Convington, LA 70433 504-460-3339
SHOMO, GEORGE 333 FAB/C
59 Peach Street Tinton Falls, New Jersey 07724
STEIN, GREG ASSOCIATE
9579 Lake Serena Drive Boca Raton, Florida 33496
STEIN, MARK ASSOCIATE
7200 Northwest Second Avenue Boca Raton, Florida 33487
TAYLOR, HOWARTH 422/M
1087 Cross 39 Hickory Ridge, AR 72347 870-697-2701
WOOD, JANET ASSOCIATE
308 Camden Cove Circle Calera, AL 35040
WOOD, RANDALL ASSOCIATE
810 Cramertown Loop Martinsville, IN 46151
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World War ll and Battle of the Bulge Books . .
ESCAPE... ! ! !
    The True Story of a World War II P.O.W. The Germans Couldn't Hold by John M. "Jack" Roberts, Association Past-President
    "Jack" Roberts, "C" Battery, 592nd Field Artillery Battalion, recently published a book about his experiences during the "Battle of the Bulge" in December 1944 where he was ambushed and captured by the Germans.
    The book, 237 pages, with a colorful cover, gives a detailed account of his harrowing experiences telling how he was able to escape his German captors, while behind enemy lines, before reaching a POW compound. Early chapters in the book gives the reader an overview of his youth, including his military training leading up to his capture. The book then concludes with his adjustment to civilian life with it's rewards after discharge from the Army.
    Order from and make payable to: John M. Roberts, 1059 Alter Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304. Email: jmr81024@aol.com Telephone: 1-248-338-2667 Price: $27.95 includes Shipping
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456 pages $50.00 + $6 shipping
Author Dean F. Jewett 168th Combat Engineers, PO Box 148, Saco ME 04072
    Author made two trips to St. Vith, Rhine River, Armor School Library, Military History Institute, plus personal information from 168th Combat Veterans
    168th Combat Engineer Battalion, was attached to the 106th Inf Division at St. Vial. Their three line companies were defending the Prumerberg. A battalion of 600 men suffered 335 casualties, 33 KIA, the others wounded, POWs or MIA. The 168th is credited with Normandy Invasion, Northern France, Rhineland, assault crossing of the Rhine River, Central Europe. Ending up near Czechoslovakia.
Author Earl S. Parker 4231E
1st Books Library, 1663 Liberty Drive, Suite 200 Bloomington, IN 47403 Telephone I-888-280-7715 www.lstbooks.com
Also available through Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Borders at $14.95.
MEMORIES OF A TOUR OF DUTY WH IN EUROPE
Any book store can order the book by Title, Author or ISBN Number
    Here is the story of a young draftee in World War II who experienced life in the Armored Force, the Army Air Force pilot training program and the reality of combat in an Infantry Division. On line with the 106th in a quiet sector of the Ardennes, these foot soldiers were in the direct path of the massive German offensive that became known as The Battle of the Bulge. Overwhelmed by the sheer might ofnumbers and firepower arrayed against them, they managed to upset the enemy timetable until forced to surrender on the fourth day of what has been called the greatest battle of the war in terms of men and machines. This book is about an individual and his experiences under fire and as a prisoner of war; liberation by the RussianArmy and his adventures on a hike across courtly to rejoin the American Army. Here, an attempt has been made to create the feeling of the times in addition the problems of the moment. It is a book about real people in a tragic period of history.
"PRO DEO ET PATRIA" (FOR GOD AND COUNTRY) PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF AN AMERICAN CATHOLIC CHAPLAIN AS A POW IN GERMANY
Compiled, Edited and reproduced by Robert Skopek, Associate member.
    By Chaplain Fr. Paul W. Cavanaugh S.J., (Captain) 422nd Regiment. Chaplain Cavanaugh who was a POW at Stalag DC-B, Bad Orb and Oflag XI1I-B, Hammelburg Bavaria. 252 pages of Father Cavanaugh's writings and photographs.
    Many of you will remember Chaplain Father Cavanaugh, who was such a wonderful support during your service days and particularly so during the stressful times as a POW. He was of such support in the Box-Cars and during the long marches and the bombing at Limburg, Germany and the Christmas days, when you were thinking so strongly of home. He led many of you in the singing of Christmas Carols in
the boxcars. He also held services in the POW Camps. He was cherished by those that knew him, and
    those he served. This book, "PRO DEO PATRIA" was very popular at the 58th Annual Reunion in Milwaukee. Every cent of the proceeds that were gained there was given as a gracious gift, by Skopek, to
the Association. It IS AVAILABLE FOR $20.00 WHICH INCLUDES SHIPPING, FROM:
ROBERT SKOPEK, 7847 CAHILL ROAD, MANLIUS, NY 13104
BOBSKOPEK@JIJNO.COM
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World War II and Battle of the Bulge Books...
A TEENS WAR ... TRAINING COMBAT, CAPTURE
Author Hal Taylor, 423/CN, 2172 Rockridge Dr., Grand Junction, CO 81503
hal1271@bresnan.net 970-245-7807
Available http://www.lstbooks.com as a hard copy or electronic transfer.
    A Teen's War describes the experiences of a small town boy in the latter stages of World War IL Portions originated from letters written home about induction, training, and time overseas with the 423rd Regiment of the 106th Infantry Division and that unit's short period of combat in the Battle of the Bulge.
    The story is unique compared to most war books, for it contains none of the pedantic pretenses of most military histories, filled with strategy or the so-called 'Big Picture.' Instead, A Teen's War tells how a young, private soldier became aware of reality and the world around him despite his limited view.
    All readers who have ever heard the words, 'missing in action,' will find this book interesting. Readers who were prisoners of war themselves, particularly of the Germans, will recall those hellish times and understand that recollection enables one to live and to cope with the realities of today.
THE WARMTH OF A SONG:
    A LOVE STORY ABOUT FREEDOM SET DURING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE -- WORLD WAR II AUTHOR HELEN VON ERCK; helenve@netscape.corn
Available at www.barnesandnoble.com and www.amazon.com
Also available on her website wwwwarmthofasong.com
ISBN: 1-4017-9656-6 (Soft Cover) ISBN 1-407-9655-8 (Hard Cover)
    Almost as if torn from today's headlines comes the riveting story of patriotism and courage, love and comradeship, as told in The Warmth of a Song. Set against WWII's The Battle of the Bulge, this adventurous tale is inspired by actual eye-witness accounts. As Hawk Clarke fights for God and country, when the platoon he leads narrowly escapes from the German Panzer battalion that has them surrounded, he also learns the greatest freedom of all -the courage it takes to free the human spirit. Returning to Boston after a sniper's bullet penetrated his spine, Hawk mourns the loss of his once strong legs. Can he break free from the cage he feels his life has become in time to help an old woman release a miracle?
Helen von Erck:
    Helen von Erck lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Hayley. While growing up in South County, Rhode Island, she began cultivating a lifelong fascination with history. She has turned that interest into a passion, and has conducted in-depth research into the life and times of the 1940's and World War 11. She attended the University of Rhode Island and the University of Denver where she studied Business Management with a minor in Creative Writing. This is her debut novel. warmthofasong@yahoo.coln
SOLDIER BOY A CHRONICLE OF LIFE AND DEATH AND SURVIVAL DURING WORLD WAR II BY GEORGE K ZAK, 422/M
    This book is available from the author for $13.00 (includes shipping cost). 6159 Brookside Lane, Apt A, Willowbrook, IL 60527. Copies are also available from Amazon.com for $10.95 plus S & H.
    This is a fascinating, eloquent account of a 19 year old trying to grow to manhood in the middle of a deadly world war. After briefly describing his rigorous training as an infantry soldier, including some semi-comic events while learning to drive a jeep, he and his buddies were finally off to war in Europe as well-trained, confident members of the 106" Infantry Division.
    Shortly after arriving at the battle front in December, 1944 during a bone-chilling, bitter cold winter, the majority of the Division was surrounded and finally overwhelmed in a bloody battle, by a much larger, more powerful German force during the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. Thousands of young soldiers, including Zak, were forced to surrender. The rest of the book describes his life in three different camps as a prisoner of war. He gives a gripping account of the fear, the misery and the many dangers he often faced. As a prisoner he escaped death from bombs, machine gun fire, and a German guard's rifle bullet shot at him. He was hungry all the time, always under guard and powerless, and unsure of his ultimate fate. He mourned the death of many of his fellow soldiers during the battle, some at his side, and constantly worried whether his parents knew if he was alive or dead.
    Zak ends his book describing the arrival of the Russian army and the surprising and disappointing beginning of the Cold War with the Russians. A well-told, remarkable story.
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World War Il and Battle of the Bulge Books ..
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     Pre-orders of Marion Ray's "Damn Cold and Starving," a book about his "Nazi Prisoner of War experiences" in 194445 are now being accepted.
    The book written by Marion in conjunction with Dan Brannan, Executive Editor of the "Alton, Illinois Telegraph" will be released in November 2006. It contains detailed information about the events leading up to the "Battle of the Bulge," Ray's capture, then his incarceration from December 1944 until Spring 1945. He also writes of his return to Germany in 1999. It is a personal, gripping account of the inhumanity of the Nazi prison camps and his fight for survival during WWII. There is a collection of photos of that era, plus drawings by Alton, Illinois artist, Erin McAfoos. Ray kept a diary during the entire time of his captivity and much of the book is based on those memories.
The book will sell normally for $19.95 but is being sold until October 31, 2006 for the discounted price of $15.95.
    Please include an additional $2.96 for tax and shipping when you order. Marion Ray, 704 Briarwood Drive, Bethalto, IL 62010-1168 Telephone: 618-377-3674

 BEFORE THE VETERANS DIE
a book of poems inspired by World War II... by Dale R. Carver (deceased)
Poet Laureate - 106th Inf. Div Association HQs Co., 3Bn A&P Platoon Leader
424th Infantry Regiment, 106th Infantry Division
 Order from his widow
Ruth Carver
742 Druid Circle, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 $10.00 Post-paid

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     Dale, died in 2001. He had written many poetic memories of the War. His poems appeared in "The CUB" for several years.
They all bring back memories and visions of the times.
    Dale was awarded the Silver Star for Valor. He disabled German mines, while under attack, that had been placed under a bridge.
    For that he received a battle field promotion {from 2nd to 1st Lt.) and was awarded the Silver Star for "gallantry under fire."
    He told me, during one reunion, that he thought the Silver Star should have been for another time when he led a group of soldiers through a live mine field to safety. They had walked into the mine field and were "frozen in fear."

 HELL FROZEN OVER
Author Marilyn Estes Quigley
email: eamarquig@wmconnectcom
    Buy from "Author House" 1663 Liberty Drive, Bloomington, IN 47403 and other bookstores $16.95. tele: 1-888-519-5121 or Website: www.authorhouse.com $14.50 + shipping
    Hell Frozen Over describes the personal experiences of sixteen 106th soldiers who were caught in Hitler's final grasp to strangle the continent. More than half of these men were among the 7,001 in the Division who were taken as prisoners of war. Scattered in camps throughout Germany. Those who escaped capture and remained to fight in foxholes and tanks had other hells to endure, as did the civilians
of every town in the area. 30 WWII photos of 106th servicemen along with their personal stories.
HISTORICAL COMPENDIUM ON TASK FORCE BAUM
Author Robert E. Skopek Associate
7847 Cahill Rd, Manlius NY 13104 email bobskopek@juno.com
Hammelburg Raid March 26-28 1945 - 87 pages
    A compilation of reports and maps that was generated by General Patton and carried out by Captain Abraham J. Baum. $20 including shipping.
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World War Il and Battle of the Bulge Books . .
    A story about Rishel WHITE 106/RECON. A film of life, family and war. Rishel White, a husband, father and soldier, grew up in a coal mining town, joined the
    army, married the women he loved and never expected to find himself in one of the epic battles of history, that brought himto a POW Camp and made him endure harsh mental and physical treatment. Runs 1 hour 28 min. DVD disc or VHS video cassette. $22.45 includes shipping and handling. Send check or money order. Produced by son Matthew White - 4th COAST PRODUCTIONS, 14250 NYS RTE 3, Sackets Harbor, NY 13685
315-478-6718 or order on line at www.4thcoastproductions.com 
email mattwhitenyvahoo.com
    Battle of the Bulge Books Author - Associate Member Hans Wijers Zegerijstraat 27 - NL-6971 ZN Brummen email wijers@wxs.nl World Wide Shipment included - Soft Covers 8.5 x 11 inches
THE LOSHEIM GAP - DOORWAY TO THE MEUSE $45.00
99th Infantry Divivision Sector - U.S. Troops Block Northern German Advances
270 pages, black & white photographs and color photographs, maps, copies of original documents.
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE - HOLDING THE LINE $45.00
The 2nd Infantry Division Sector - U,S, V Corps stops 1st SS Panzer Corps
250 pages, many "Then and Now" photographs of the battlefield and maps, copies of documents.
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE - HELL AT BUTGENBACH $30.00
The 1st Infantry Division Sector - U.S. V Corps stops the 1st SS Panzer Corps
190 pages, many "Then and Now" photographs of the old battlefield and maps, documents
THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE - SEIZE THE BRIDGES $45.00
    The route of the Kampfgruppe Peiper in the 30th Inf Div. sector, as well as many other small units (291st Pioneers, 256th AIB, etc. 277 pages - photographs, maps, copies of original documents.
A CINEMATIC JOURNEY OF LIFE, FAMILY 86 WAR.
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COMING HOME ALIVE
THE TRUE STORY OF. AN AMERICAN PRISONER OF WAR IN WORLD WAR TWO
A NEW FILM BY 4TH COAST PRODUCTIONS
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Memoriam .
    Memoriam notices are limited to Association members. Many obituaries received include a life time of accomplishments, education, occupations and extended lists of relatives. This Association MEMORIAM report will be limited to Association members and list the member's name, last known address, unit and membership status, the dale of death, names of the immediate family and information relative to his/their participation in the Association
and credit for any memorials accruing to the Association.
May our Comrades Rest in Peace... Barrickman, Uhel 424/SV
Box 368, Glasgow, KY 42412-0368
    Date of death: October 5, 2006. Reported by Lyle Beeth, Treasurer - no other details known. Our records showed "Ann" as wife.
Burmeister, Roy 589/B 103 Riviera Estates Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
    Date of death: October 22, 2006 Joe Sanders, 422/D reported, " Roy died from a long battle of illness. A POW held in Stalags 9B and 9A. He served many years as a volunteer at the VA Clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida and was named "Volunteer of the Year" in 2003. He also served as Senior Vice-Commander of the East Florida Chapter AX-POW." He graduated from Bucknell College in 1950. Interesting to note that Roy, on returning to the States, served in the artillery cadre at the United States Military Acadeny at West Point, New York until his discharge as a Sergeant in 1945.He was named "man of the year" by the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce in 1972.
Dietrich, Arlan H. 81st ENG/B
59 South Elm St Apt B, Kutztown, PA 19530
Date of death: September 1998. - marked as such on a recently returned CUB magazine.
Edwards, Carl E. 422/C
11C85 Box 560, Jumping Branch, WV 25969
Date of death: September 8, 2006. Elizabeth, his widow, continues as an Associate member.
Fisher, Hugh 589 FAB/Medic
823 Sicotte Ave, L'Anse MI 49946-1242
Date of death: November 11, 2005. Elsie, his widow continues her membership as an Associate.
Heck, Howell 423/SVC
212 Lake Front Drive, Comway, AR 72303
    Date of death: January 24, 2006. Survived by wife Betty who wrote on October 4, 2006 asking to remove her name on the roster.
Houston, William C. 423/CN
3524 108th Street, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
    Date of death: June 26, 2006. Daughter Carol Rock wrote advising us of death. Carol wrote, "My father William passed away at the veterans home in King, Wisconsin. He loved receiving your Cub magazine. He married Dorothy Lemorand on June 28, 1941. They resided in Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin --until 1975, when they moved to Tomahawk, Wisconsin. Dorothy preceded him in death in Texas in June 1989. Their daughter, Judith Eileen, passed away in 1954. Bill, as an infantryman and expert at rifle and howitzer repair, served as an artillery instructor. Bill retired from American Brass Company following 35 years of service. In 1992 he married Elaine Butterfield, who preceded him in death in Minnesota in November 2005, after a long illness. Survivors include his sister Virginia his daughters Carol Rock and Gail Stein. His family is grateful for the highly professional and compassionate staff at the veteran home in King, Wisconsin.
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Memoriam .

Jebens, Arthur B. 422/F
144 Riveria, Williamsburg, VA 23188
    Date of death: May 22, 2006. Listed in the July-August AX-POW magazine. The short article listed wife Gerret as a survivor with two daughters and four grandchildren. No other details.
Kelly, John H. 423/C
43 Schoolhouse Road, Apt 160, East Weymouth, MA 012188-4160
    Date of death: a letter from Comrade Frank Molinari stated that John Kelly died a couple years ago and his wife Virginia, sorry to say, passed away several months ago. He was very active in Chapter #1 Massachusetts EX-POW group.
Kirkland, Paul 423/B
4325 Melton Smith Road, Poplarville, MS 39470
    Date of Death: November 25, 2003. Our Treasurer Lyle Beeth reported that he has a note and had talked to Darthy Kirkland. She indicated that her husband had died on Thanksgiving day three years ago. Darthy continues as an Associate member.
Larson, Gilbert R. 424/M
54 Harvest Moon Road, Easton IL 06612
    Date of Death: April 22, 2006. Gilbert's death was reported by his wife Dorothy. Dorothy continues as an Auxiliary member. January 8, 1923 he grew up in new Bridgeport area and was corporate secretary of Bridgeport Machines, Inc. where he and his wife Dorothy were employed. Gilbert on Dorothy were married on April 24, 1954. Gil was an acting Sergeant and a veteran of World War II. He never missed a reunion with his infantry division. In 2004 he was interviewed by a high school student, John Barlow, for a class that focused on World War II. He was asked if there was anything positive that he gained from his war experience. In response he thought for a few seconds and said, "You realize what freedom means."
Lasanka, Donald P. 591/HQ
525 Clark Street, Hinckley, IL 60520
    Date of Death: October 7, 2006. Donald passed away at the DeKalb Illinois Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long battle with Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's. He was born August 31 1919, in Naperville, Illinois the son of the late Albert and Antoinette Lasanka. After returning from service he learned the mason trade and was a gold card member of the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Worker's of Illinois. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Alice, his son James, a granddaughter Jennifer and a great-granddaughter Trevor.
LaTournes, Robert 422/A
5 South Side Terrace, Wallingford, CT 06492
    Date of death: February 2, 2006. The death was discovered when the Cub magazine was returned. A search of the Internet revealed a death notice on our comrade Robert LaTournes.
Levy, Louis H. 423/M
241 Sackett Street. Brooklyn, NY 11231
    Date of death: September 2, 2006. His widow, Marguerite F.. Levy Ph.D. wrote, I regret having to report the death of my husband. Lou served in "M Company, 423rd Infantry. He was a prisoner of war. I am the only immediate survivor.
Loudon, Laurence L. 592/C
525 Turtle Creek Drive, Delavan WI 53115
    Date of death: October 3, 2006 Jack Roberts 592/C reported his death at the request of the Loudon family. He is survived by his wife Dalma, who he married September the 12th 1945; daughter Mary, son Steve (Vicki), brother Bruce (Sofie); two grandchildren and two great grandchildren, all of Deievan Wisconsin. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Bob; and two brothers, Don and Lyle. Barrio, with full military rites was at the Spring Grove Cemetery -- Reverend Brianne Armstrong officiating. Note by Jack Roberts: Larry was the driver of the Jeep I when our two vehicle convoy was ambushed on December 16, 1944, and Larry was severely wounded. After our capture I practically carried Larry during our march behind German front lines. remade our escape before getting to a POW camp. Thanks to the Cub, Larry and I renewed our bond when he joined the Association in 1991.
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Memoriam ..
Miller, Sr., Ernest L. 4221G
12733 Pectonville Rd, Big Pool, MD 21711-1125
    Date of death: July 17, 2006. Wife, Lola wrote, "I am sad to report my husband of 58 years on to his eternal reward July 17, 2006 at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, WV. He was a Staff Sergeant in "G" Company, 422nd Combat Infantry Regiment. He is survived by me, two sons, 2 daughters, 10 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren.
Riggati, Richard L. Sr. 423/B 113 Woodshire Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15215-1713
    Date of death: November 11, 2006 Richard was a past board member and served as Association President 1995-1996. He was the Association Treasurer for the years 2002-2006. A faithful attendee of Association reunions with his wife Patricia. They were blessed with five children, Richard Jr. and his wife, Patricia; Mark and his wife, Mary Jane; Michael and his wife Sharon; Mary Beth Rigatti and Carl Cain; Ursula Patricia Cettin and her husband Joseph and seven grandchildren, Olivia, Jason, Molly, Mark and Madeline Rigatti, John Cettin and Lucas Cain and a host of nieces and nephews and their children. Richard was a graduate of Central Catholic High School and Duquense University School of Business Administration. Richard was a POW. He received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was appointed by Governor Thomas Ridge to the State of Pennsylvania Advisory Counsel for the Southwest Veterans Center. The family respectfully suggests any donations in Richard's honor be made to the Southwestern Veterans Center, 7060 Highland Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Ringer, Robert C. 591/SV 3500 Trillium Xing Apt 102 Columbus OH 4325
    Date of death: September 6, 2006. Phone call from son Michael who is a Life Associate. Michael has been to three reunions. His father became a Lt. Colonel and continued his Army career.
Seevers, William 422/B
11142 Orchard road, Kansas city, MO 64314
    Date of death: October 18, 2006. The CUB magazine was received by return mail marked deceased. Several attempts were made to contact any person that knew of the details of his death none was found.
Schenck, Charles N. 590/B
1717 Everit Street, New haven CT 06511-1306
Date of death: February 14, 2002. His wife Anne became a LIFE Associate - Our first report of death.
Whitehead, John L. 423/HQ 1BN
4627E Granada Road, Phoenix, AZ 98005
    Date of death: April 6, 2006. Dean Childs reported this death on behalf of Ann Whitehead. No other details were given except the date of death.
Williams, Lawrence R. 4221D
10307 Leicester Drive, Huntsville, AL 35805
    Date of death: July 30, 2006. Comrade Will Temple 422/D, who had attended the funeral reported his death. Lawrence was 83 years of age. A native of Tunica, Miss. He attended Mississippi State University and received a bachelor's degree in English from Memphis State University in 1961. Before receiving his degree he joined the Army and was sent to fight in World War II in Germany. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was captured and held prisoner for four months until freed by the 7th Army.
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Current Association Membership 1,450
The "106th Infantry Division
Association" was organized at Camp
Lucky Strike, France in late 1945
ANNUAL REUNIONS
The first Annual Reunion was held at
Indianapolis, Indiana July 1947
The 61st Annual Reunion will be held in
Kansas City, Missouri
at the
Westin Crown Center Hotel
September 5-9, 2007
Registration and program schedules
will be mailed to all
Association members mid-year
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    also provide a source of entertainment, a periodic publication was begun- It was known as The Cub of The Golden Lion. A special group of soldiers was detailed to produce the paper. When the war was finally over, and the division was on the way home a group of the 106th Division soldiers met to lay the ground work to establish an
    association that would be a vehicle to perpetuate the camaraderie and friendships established during this period. An essential part of this organization was a continuance of
    The Cub of The Golden Lion. An editor was chosen, and though the editor's job has been passed on a few times, The Cub has
been published ever since and continues on as the official quarterly of the 106th Infantry Division Association.
    With the advent of the miracles of the electronic age, it has been possible to store every issue of The Cub on two small CD disks. Every issue is there, including those early newspaper types that
somehow survived more than sixty years. The editors
have included those memoirs and personal
The CUBs experiences of the veterans right along with
of the
all of the other veterans' stories. The
GOLDEN LIONS
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copying every page of every issue through March 2005. They are all
there for the PC user to view. Each and every page is
in a format that can be printed just as it was copied, if desired.
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Index for This Document

101st Abn. Div., 15
106th Div., 10, 13, 43, 44
106th Inf. Div., 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 26, 32, 33, 35, 37, 42, 44
106th Infantry Division Association, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 14, 16, 20, 26, 44
106th Sig. Co., 18, 20
168th Cbt. Engr. BN, 34
168th Cbt. Engr.s, 34
1st Div., 14
1st Inf. Div., 38
1st SS Panzer, 38
28th Inf. Div., 15
2nd Div., 13
2nd Inf. Div., 38
30th Inf. Div., 39
422/K, 32, 33
422/M, 33, 36
422nd Inf. Regt., 35
422nd Regt., 35
423rd Inf., 41
423rd Regt., 35
424/A, 2, 3, 7, 28
424/D, 28
424/I, 11
424/L, 1, 30, 33
424th Inf. Regt., 37
4th Armd. Div., 15
592nd FA BN, 34
7th Army, 42
81st Engr., 28
82nd Abn. Div., 14
94th Inf. Div., 16
99th Inf. Div., 15
A Teens War, 35
Agostini, Gus, 22, 23
Alexander, Bill, 23
Ambrose, Stephen, 8
Amsterdam, 15
Annual Reunions, 42
Ardennes, 1, 16, 34
Ardennes Battle, 16
Ardennes Battlefield, 16
Bad Orb, 35
Baker, W. C., 23
Band of Brothers, 8, 15
Bandurak, Walt, 22, 23
Bandurak, Walter, 21
Barrickman, Uhel, 39
Bastogne, 15
Battle of the Bulge, 5, 7, 15, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 42
Baum, Capt. Abraham J., 38
Bavaria, 35
Beals, Carol, 23
Beeth, Lyle, 2, 3, 4, 39, 40
'Before The Veterans Die', 37
Belgium, 14, 23
Bickford, Tom, 22
Bied, Dan, 21
Black, Ewell, 21
Black, Rev Ewell, 2, 3
Black, Rev Ewell, Jr., 2
Black, Rev., 12
Black, Rev. Ewell, 12
Black, Rev. Ewell C., 2, 12
Black, Rev. Ewell C., Jr., 2
Black, T. Wayne, 21
Books, 34, 35, 36, 38
Borathyn, Gene, 22
Bounds, Irene, 12
Bowles, Elizabeth, 23
Bowles, Ralph, 24
Bradfield, Ken, 23
Bradfield, Kenneth, 21
Brannan, Dan, 37
Bridges, Barbara, 22
Bridges, Walter, 22, 23, 24
Britton, Ben, 21, 23
Broths, The, 23
Brown, Joe E., 20
Burkes, Frankie, 28
Burmeister, Roy, 39
Butgenbach, 38
Calhoun, Robert, 24
Call, Geo, 2
Call, George, 3
Cariano, Sam, 21
Carver, Dale, 22
Carver, Dale R., 37
Carver, Ruth, 37
Cavanagh, Will, 15
Cavanaugh, Chaplain, 35
Cavanaugh, Chaplain Fr. Paul W., 35
Cavanaugh, Father, 35
Central Europe, 1, 34
Childs, Dean, 42
Christianson, Edward, 3
Clark, James, 23
Clarke, Hawk, 35
Clermont, 14
Clervaux, 15
Coffee, Doug, 22
Coffee, Douglas S., 23
Coffey, Douglas, 20
Collins, Sherod, 21, 23
Cox, Philip, 3
Czechoslovakia, 34
'Damn Cold and Starving', 37
Dasburg, 15
Davis, Rinard, 24
de Marcken, Christian, 14
DeHeer, Richard, 20
Delaval, Dr. Maurice, 20
Denny, George, 20
Deutsch, Dr. Harold C., 15, 16
Diehl, Lloyd, 12
Diekirch, 15
Dietrich, Arlan, 39
Dietrich, Arlan H., 39
Div. Arty, 20
Doxsee, Clifford, 2
Doxsee, Gifford, 4, 11, 28
Doxsee, Gifford B., 3
Edwards, Carl E., 40
Elsenborn, 15
Elsenborn Ridge, 15
Engels, Col. Emile, 15
Enlow, Russell, 23
Erezee, 15
Ettelbruck, 15
Farris, Fred, 23
Faulkner, Carol, 12, 33
Feinberg, Sam, 11
Feinberg, Samuel, 11
Fisher, Hugh, 40
Foster, Cedric, 20
Foy, 15
Frache, Bob, 22
Frampton, Duward, 20, 21
France, 10, 34, 42
Frankfurt, 16
Frankfurt, Germany, 16
Fritz, John, 23
Ft. Jackson, SC, 24
Gallagher, John, 21, 23
Gallagher, Stella, 21
Garrison, Beth, 33
Gates, Ralph F., 20
Germany, 15, 35, 37, 38, 42
Gilder, Jean, 21
Gilder, Robert A., 21
Gilliland, John, 16, 21, 23
Glasgow, 39
Gregory, John, 22, 24
Gregory, Shirley, 22
Greve, Walter, 11
Greve, Walter C., 2
Griffiths, Richard, 12
Hackler, Chas, 22
Hagmans, The, 23
Hamm, 15
Hamm, Luxembourg, 15
Hammelburg, 35, 38
Hammelburg Raid, 38
Hammontree, Robert L., 12
Hanks, Tom, 9
'Hell Frozen Over', 38
Helmick, Lester, 30
Helwig, Gill, 21
Henning, Jim, 23
Henson, Glenn, 23
Herndon, Don, 30
Herndon, Donald, 10
Herndon, Donald F., 1
Hinder Forward, 34
Historical Compendium On Task Force Baum, 38
Hoff, Russell, 14, 15
Holden, William R., 23
Hotten, 15
Houffalize, 15
House, Joanne, 21
House, Pete, 21
House, Pete & Joanne, 23
Houston, William C., 40
Howard, John, 23
Howell, Bob, 23
Huertgen, 15
Huertgen Forest, 15
Hulkonen, Art, 11
Jebens, Arthur, 40
Jebens, Arthur B., 40
Jewett, Dean F., 34
Johnson, Sig, 22
Kall River, 15
Kall River Gorge Trail, 15
Kampfgruppe Peiper, 39
Kelly, John, 40
Kelly, John H., 13, 40
Kelly, Robert, 22
Kilian, Marco, 15
Kline, John, 3, 5, 11, 12, 21, 24, 33
Kline, John P., 3
La Gleize, 15
La Roche, 15
Lang, E. Russel, 12
Lang, Russell, 24, 27
Larson, Dorothy, 12
Larson, Gilbert R., 40
Lasanka, Donald P., 41
Latournes, Robert, 41
Levy, Louis H., 41
Lichtenfeld, Seymour, 2
Lichtenfeld, Sy, 11
Limburg, 35
Limburg, Germany, 35
Livesey, Herbert, 20
Lorraine, 19
Losheim, 38
Losheim Gap, 38
Loveless, John, 20
Loveless, Kay, 20
Lucky Strike, 42
Lucsay, Bill, 23
Luxembourg, 15
Luzzie, Edward, 22
Malmedy, 15
Maloney, Frank, 23
Maloney, Joe, 22, 24
Maloney, Joseph, 1, 3, 11, 24, 29
Maloney, Joseph P., 11
Marnach, 15
Martin, Harry, 3
Martin, Harry F., 3
Martin, Harry F., Jr., 3
Martin, Harry, Jr., 3
Massey, Joe, 23
Massey, Joseph, 3
Massey, Joseph A., 21
Matthews, Joseph, 21
Maw, Jim, 23
Maxwell, Howard, 20
May, Roger, 22
Mayrsohn, Bernard, 1, 11, 26
McAfoos, Erin, 37
McMahon, Leo, 20
McMahon, Wilda, 20
McWhorter, William, 3
Meagher, Herbert, 21
'Memories of A Tour of Duty', 34
Merz, Paul, 21
Meuse, 38
Mills, James, 24
Mills, Jim, 32
Monschau, 15
Morell, Eugene, 11
Mosel River, 16
Mosel River Cruise, 16
Najarian, John, 32
Neilsen, Elizabeth, 33
Nelson, Dr. Ralph, 3
Nelson, Ralph, 29
Normandy, 34
Normandy Invasion, 34
Northern France, 34
Order of the Golden Lion, 3, 20
Paquette, Wilbert, 12
Parker, Earl S., 34
Parker, Newt, 33
Parker, Newton, 33
Parker, Newton A., 33
Patton, Don, 16
Patton, Gen., 38
Perry, Ken, 22
Peterson, Dr. Richard, 21
Pierce, Robert, 21, 22
Pierce, Robert, Sr., 22
Pierces, The, 23
Prewett, Edward A., 21
Prewett, Reddie, 21
Price, David, 20
Prisoner of War, 37, 39
Pro Deo Et Patria, 34
Pruem, Germany, 15
Prumerberg, 34
Purple Heart, 42
Puskarich, Charles, 23
Quigley, Marilyn Estes, 38
Rarick, Clayton, 23
Ray, Marion, 2, 5, 11, 22, 24, 28, 37
Remagen, 15
Remagen Bridge, 15
Remember 39-45, 14
Reunions, 3, 5, 22, 33, 42
Rhine, 34
Rhine River, 34
Rhineland, 1, 34
Rieck, Charles F., 3
Rigatti, Richard, 1, 4, 11, 12, 21
Riggs, Bob, 16
Riggs, Thomas J., 21
Ringer, Robert, 42
Ringer, Robert C., 42
Riviera, 39
Robasse, Chas, 22
Robb, Dr. John G., 2
Robb, John, 21, 23
Roberts, Jack, 41
Roberts, John, 24
Roberts, John M., 34
Rutland, Roger, 21, 23, 24
Rutledge, Boyd, 21
Salmon, Max, 11
Sanders, Joe, 39
Saving Pvt. Ryan, 9
Schaffner, John, 3, 11, 14, 15, 24, 31, 33
Schaffner, John R., 13, 14, 22, 44
Schaffner, Lillian, 22
Schanerberger, Ellsworth H., 3
Schenck, Charles N., 42
Schlesser, June & Jack, 23
Schmetz, Mathilda & Marcel, 14, 15
Schnee-Eifel, 15
Schoenberg, 32
Schulz, Herr, 15
Schulz, Klaus, 15
Schumacher Crossroads, 15
Scranton, Robert, 21
Simpson, William, 20
Skopek, Robert, 35
Skopek, Robert E., 38
Smith, Ken, 29
Smith, William F., 23
Smoler, Elsie R., 12
Smoler, Irwin, 4
Smoler, Irwin C., 11
Snyder, Walter, 31
'Soldier Boy', 36
'Soldier Boy A Chronicle Of Life and Death And Survival During World War II', 36
Sparks, Dick, 24
St. Vith, 15, 23, 34
St. Vith, Belgium, 23
Stahl, Bill, 33
Stalag DC-B, 35
Steere, Robert L., 11
Stein, Barbara, 27
Stein, Greg, 33
Stein, Murray, 2, 4, 5, 6, 11, 24, 26
Straub, Ted, 23
Sulser, Jack, 21
Swanson, Alvin, 11
Swett, John, 3, 22
Task Force, 38
Task Force Baum, 38
Taylor, Hal, 3, 35
Taylor, Howarth, 33
Terrio, Howard, 23
The Battle of the Bulge, 34, 35, 38, 39
The Battle Of The Bulge, 35, 38, 39
The Battle Of The Bulge - Hell At Butgenbach, 38
The Battle Of The Bulge - Holding The Line, 38
The Battle Of The Bulge - Seize The Bridges, 39
The Guide Dog Foundation, 5
The Losheim Gap - Doorway To The Meuse, 38
'The Warmth Of A Song', 35
Thimister-Clermont, 14
Thome, Michael, 21
Thome, Mike, 24
Trautman, Frank, 2
Trier, 15
Trueman, Dr. Duncan, 2, 3, 7
Trueman, Duncan, 22, 32
Ungerman, Clarence, 11
V Corps, 38
van Moorlehem, Art, 24
Vance, George, 24
Vietnam, 6
Vietnam War, 6
Villwock, Jackie, 21
Villwock, Russ, 23, 24
Villwock, Russell, 21, 22
Von Erck, Helen, 35, 36
Wakefield, 13
Walden, Larry, 22
Walker, June, 21
Walker, Robert, 21
Walsh, Charles, 23
Weiss, Newton, 2
Wells, James, 21
Wells, James & Maydean, 22
Wells, Jim, 23
Wells, The, 22, 23
Wente, Donna, 4
Wente, Martin, 2, 4, 11
Wente, Martin L., 2
West Point, 4, 25, 39
West, James D., 22
West, Jim, 13
Weymouth, 13, 40
White, Matthew, 38
White, Rishel, 38
Whitehead, John L., 42
Wijers, Hans, 38
Williams, Lawrence R., 42
Wood, Bob, 22
Wood, Janet, 33
Wood, Randall, 33
Wood, Robert, 12
Wood, Robert M., 12
Wright, Ames, 22
Wyatt, Van, 23
Young, Damon, 22
Zicker, Gordon, 24