Vol 63, No. 4, Nov. 2007
GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION
For The Blind, Inc.
presented to 106th Infantry Division Association, Inc.
Thank you for helping the Guide Dog Foundation
for the Blind, Inc. provide the vital gift of Second Sight to people who are blind, and for your generous support in sponsoring the dog you have named "THE CUB." Signed
Grete Bide and Wells B. Jones CAE. CFRE - Chief Executive Officer Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind Inc.
A quarterly publication of the 106th Infantry Division Association, a Not for Profit Organization - St Paul,
Alma: John P. Kline, Editor
Paid Membership November 1,418
Membership includes 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. - Sec address below.
President Gifford B. Doxsee
1st Vice-Pres Edward Christianson
2nd Vice-Pres Harry Martin, Jr.
Adjutant: Joseph P. Maloney; 1120 Warren Ave, Arnold PA 15068-4048 Tel: 724-335-6104
Treasurer: Lyle Beeth; 2004 Golf Manor Blvd, Valrico, FL 33594-7288; Tel: 813-689-9621 Fax: 813-655-8952; Toll Free Number 1-888-644-4337; lbeetlighotmail.com; Note: Addresses given only for the primary person
Chaplain: Dr. Duncan Trueman / Rev Ewell Black, Jr.; 29 Overhill Lane, Warwick. NY 10990; Tel/Fax 845-986-6376
Memorials: Dr. John G. Robb / Frank Trautman; 238 Devore Dr., Meadville, PA 16355; 814-333-6364
CUB Editor John P. Kline; 1987 - 2(107 (Retiring after this issue ; See more details in this CUB); 11 Harold Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337-2786; Tel/Fax 952-890-3155
Historian John Schaffner/William McWhorter
Atterbury Memorial Representative Philip Cox
Resolutions Chairman Reverend Ewell Black
Order of the Golden Lion.... John Swett/Joseph Massey
Nominating Committee Chairman Sy Litchenfeld
Mini-Reunions Harry F. Martin, Jr./George Call
ADA Liaison Joseph Maloney/Gifford Doxsee
Membership Chairman John Kline
1st Response Chairman Ellsworth Schanerberger
Board o/ Directors
Bernard Mayrsohn (423/CN) (2008); 34 Brae Burn Drive, Purchase. NY 33138; 914.428-8200
Murray Stein (423/1) (Exec Comm) .. 2008); 7614 Charing Crossing Lane. Delray Beach, FL33446; 561-499-7736
Dr. Duncan Trueman (424/AT) (2008); 29 Overhill Lane, Warwick, NY 10990; Tel/Fax 845-986-6376
Newton Weiss (423/HQ 3Bn) . . . (2008); 400 Morse Avenue. Gibbstown. NJ 08027-1066; 856-423-3511
Geo Call (424/B) (2009); 105 Mt. Lebanon Rd. glen Gardner. NJ 08826-3018; 9a45-532-2%1
Walter C. Greve 423/11() I Rn (20(19); 13929 E Manna 1)r ,4,11-1 Aurora. CO 80014; 303-75I-5866
Seymour Lichtenfeld 422/L (2009); 19450 NE 21st Ct. North Miami Beach FL 33179; Tel: 305-932-4467
Martin L. Weide 423/1 (Exec Comm) . (2009); 1309 Paseo Valle Vista Covina, CA 91724; 626-332-5079
Rev. Ewell C. Black Jr. (422/A) (20101; 2000 E-W Conn - Apt 212 Austell, GA 3011)6; Tel: 770-819-7212
Edward Christianson (331st MED/C . (201 0); 303 Harper Hollow Lane Winchester. VA 22603; 540-877-1643
Gifford B. Doxsee (423/1-1Q 3 Bn) (2010); 1 Canterbury Drive Athens. OH 45701-3708; 74(1-592-3472
Dr. Ralph Nelson (422/CN).. ..... (2010); 10437 Prestwick NE, Albuquerque NM 87111; 505-275-3044
Dr. John G. Robb (4221D) (2011; 238 Devore Drive, Meadeville, PA 16335 Tel: 814-333-6364
John (Jack) M. Roberts (592/C) . (2011); 1059 Alter Rd. Bloomfields Hills, MI 48304; Tel: 248-338-2667
John R. Schaffner (589/A) (2011); 1811 Miller Rd. Cockeysville. MD 2103(1-1401; Tel: 410-584-2754
Frank S. Trautman (422/D) (2011); 9 Mcadowcresti Drive Parkersburg, WV 26101
President's View .
Dr. Gifford B. Doxsee
106th Infantry Division Association
423rd Combat Infantry Regiment
1 Canterbury Drive, Athens, OH 45701
As your new president, I wish to extend my sincere thanks to all who made this honor possible. I shall do my best to serve the 106th Infantry Division Association to the best of my ability.
Thanks also for making the 2007 Reunion in Kansas City an enjoyable and successful occasion. Kansas City turned out to be a beautiful city, adorned with numerous parks and fountains. Our hotel accommodations were excellent.
The trips to the Truman Library, the dinner theater, and the Kansas City tour were all memorable. The presence of Ted Day - Aimed Forces Reunions Director, added to the occasion as he and his staff have done so much in recent years to facilitate the reunion planning.
Dr. Duncan Trueman, our Chaplain, delivered another inspiring address at the Memorial Service. I am most grateful to all who helped ease me into the role of Acting President, most especially to our outgoing Adjutant, Marion Ray, without whose advice and counsel my role would have been formidable at best.
After extensive discussions at the general business meeting, two important decisions were made.
First: Following up on John Schaffner's Committee on the future of the organization, the majority view was that we should await the attendance at the 2008 Reunion in Louisville before reaching a conclusion on the future reunions.
Second: Remarks on the location for the 2008 reunion brought out that Louisville seemed to indicate a better choice than San Antonio because its location is much closer to the population center of the attendees; that it offers more options for sightseeing: and that its climate in September is more pleasant than in Texas.
The Galt House in Louisville has recently been renovated and upgraded, and I can now report that the contract with the Galt House for next September has now been signed.
The newly elected officers for the coming year are as follows: President, Gifford Doxsee; First Vice President, Edward Christianson; Second Vice President, Harry Martin, Jr.; Adjutant Joseph Maloney; Treasurer, Lyle Beeth.
Newly elected board members are: John Robb, Jack Roberts, John Schaffner, and Frank Trautman. Frank, who - by the way, has recently moved from his longtime home in Parkersburg, West Virginia, to 600 Morningside Drive, Zionsville, IN 46007-1903. His new home telephone number is 317-732-4371. He and I have both been active for more than 10 years in the Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter, American Ex-Prisoners of War, and he is already greatly missed by our members.
Past President's Message .
From Past-President Murray Stein 2007-2008
106th Infantry Division Association
423rd Combat Infantry Regiment, "1" Company
7614 Charing Cross Lane, Delray Beach, FL 33446
Phone: 561-499-7763 greg0803,1c) omcast.net
Unfortunately, due to a severe illness, I was unable to attend our reunion in Kansas City, I am doing well and already looking forward to Louisville in 2008.
Our new president Gifford Doxsee, his officers and Board of Directors were elected in Kansas City and our Association is in good hands for this coming year.
As your president for the past two years, I experienced many interesting and hurtful moments: the passing of our incoming president, Irwin Smoler, the loss of our friend and Treasurer, Richard Rigatti, Don Herndon's serious accident and the loss of more than one-hundred of our Brothers.
I was privileged to be surrounded by so many good men - especially our officers, Adjutant Marion Ray; Editor John Kline; Vice-President "Chic" Wente; Chaplain Duncan Trueman; Historian John Schaffner, Treasurer Lyle Beeth. Also, many other good friends including but not limited to Jack Roberts, Sy Lichtenfeld, Dr., John Robb, Dr. Ralph nelson. Reverend Ewell Black and numerous others. I was pleased and impressed in getting to know better our new president Gifford Doxsee. The Association is in good hands, I have been truly blessed by my association with these beautiful people as well as to have been honored to serve as president of the 106th Infantry Division Association.
During the past two years I was also involved in the wreath laying in Saint Vith, Belgium, The Camp Atterbury Museum and James West, Associate member. Our contact with the Indianapolis archives and a number of conversations with friends of the 106th.
We know our Association is in good hands with President, Dr. Gifford Doxsee. I look forward to seeing you all in Louisville, Kentucky next year.
NEWS about our guide dog: "The CUB." The cover of this CUB magazine shows the original photo of the dog we furnished to the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind.
He is of course much more grown by now.
I would like to recite two letters obtained during this period:
One from the Department of Veteran's Affairs in West Palm Beach, Florida and the other from the "GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION."
First from the VA:
A letter to our Treasurer, dated March 21, 2007:
"Dear Mr. Beeth and esteemed members of the 106th,
On behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, let me take this opportunity to thank the members of your group for your very generous donation of $6,000 for the Disable Vet Dog Program (DVDP).
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Past President's Message..
Mr. Murray Stein left specific instructions that the dog purchased by your members should be named, "The CUB."
A copy of this letter (and the check) is being forwarded to the Guide Dog Foundation so that every effort might be made to recognize and honor your members in this manner.
Because of your efforts, a blinded veteran from the West Palm Beach area will be provided a new chance at independence and an improved quality of life.
This program began in 2005 and has placed 12 dogs so far, with blind veterans in the Florida area.
Chief, Blind Rehabilitation Service
West Palm Beach VAMC
Now the letter received from the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
October 3, 2007
Dear Mr. Stein:
It's time for a progress report on "The CUB." He's growing by leaps and bounds! He's almost full adult height, although he'll be filling out until at least the age of 2 years.
Now that the public excursions are allowed, the CUB is learning about "The Big World" beyond the front door. Wearing the bright puppy coat that identifies him as a future guide dog, he and his puppy walker, Terry, visit public places to gain exposure to sights and sounds.
Although a six-month-old puppy is still very much an adolescent, Terry is working hard to teach "The CUB" good manners, both in public and at home.
The last four months have been a period of great growth and change for him. We hope that he'll continue to mature into a good candidate for formal guide dog training.
We will write again when he is ten-month months old. Until then, best regards from everyone here!
Director of Canine care
Thanks again for your support and trust during my term of office. I salute you all
Murray Stein 423/I
Past-President 2005 - 2007 Fiscal Years. 106th Infantry Division Association
Chaplain's Message .
"OUR HEARTS WERE
TOUCHED WITH FIRE"
Great pride should move through our souls as we come together this morning for this memorial service. Not just because our thoughts are focused upon a war long past but also because we think of so many brave comrades who fought those battles with us.
Sometimes our battles were fought against guns and steel and armor. Sometimes they were fought against imprisonment and hunger and cruel indignity. Always our battles were fought against bitter cold, against pain and suffering. Whenever we think of those times and those places and those comrades, we ought to be filled with pride.
On the other hand, whenever we think of American soldiers at any place or at any time, we ought to be filled with pride.
There's such sadness in our hearts as we meet today. We're sad to think of those companions who have passed on during this last year. They are the ones we come today to honor and memorialize.
And we're also sad because for still another year our minds are filled with images of suffering and struggle of this present generation of young Americans ... images that flash up on our TV screens each and every day ... images of youngsters hoping to survive, hoping to become old veterans like us some day.
So, we're sad not just at the loss of our comrades we have known for years; we're also
sad because the very unique bond that has always existed between us as combat veterans, now begins to include our own grandchildren.
We had hoped that would never be so.
Tim Dyas of the 101st Airborne expressed at this way in his poem:
Combat soldiers on different sides,
as the war's memories become just that,
come closer together and in a circle,
shut out those who were never there.
Not done with the intent,
but only because men who faced each other in battle remain different from all others in their lives.
Thus the Blue and the Gray were united because of Antietam and Gettysburg,
the khaki and field gray entered the circle because of the Argonne and Verdun.
Then Guadalcanal and Normandy brought more within the circle. And later army fatigues and black pajamas moved inside,
Those inside, mostly ghosts now, pray that no more will ever enter, so that the circle shall become ever smaller.
Ever smaller was not to be!
Do you recognize yourself in some of those images that you constantly see?
Those soldiers look somewhat different, but inside they are the same as you and I. Their uniforms have changed.
Their weapons are more deadly.
The vehicles are different from our canvas tops.
But, inside they are the same in every respect,
and in one respect in particular:
"Their hearts are touched with fire!-
Chaplain Dr. Duncan Trueman 424/AT
106th Infantry Division Association
729 Overhill Lane Warwick, NY 10990
Tel/Fax: 845-986-6376 email@example.com
Now that phrase is not mine, It was coined by a man who knew the meaning of combat, a man three times wounded in the Civil War. He later became a great jurist on the United States Supreme Court. His name was Oliver Wendell Holmes.
He never forgot the soldiers he had known on the field of battle.
Whether they fought for the North or for the South did not matter. They were part of that inner circle known only to those who have been there. He held them all in the same high regard for they had all fought for a cause in which they believed.
He saw all of them as heroes and he said of his generation ... all of them:
"In our youth are hearts were touched with fire,
It was given to us to learn at the outset that life
is a profound and passionate thing."
I believe that fire is a distinctly American quality, totally unlike the fanatical beliefs of enemies we once faced, and totally unlike the fanatical beliefs of enemies encountered today. This fire that Holmes spoke is in the American heart and it burns not out of hatred or intolerance, but purely out of love for home, country and freedom.
It was in the hearts of those fought for freedom at Lexington and Concord. It was in the hearts of those who defended us once again during the War of 1812. It in the hearts of both North and South during the Civil War. In was in the hearts of the Rough-Riders. It was in the hearts of the doughboys at the Argonne and at Verdun.
It was in the hearts of our generation who fought at Pearl Harbor, at Anzio, in the Solomon's, and Normandy, in the Ardennes, at Iwo Jima. It was still there in Korea and in Vietnam; yes, and in every battle and skirmish were our troops have gone. And today we observe it day after day in Afghanistan and Iraq. "Hearts that are touched with fire."
On June 12, 1944 Ernie Pyle wrote these words about the D-Day invasion: "It seems to me a pure miracle that we ever took the beaches. We did it with every advantage on the enemy's side and every disadvantage on ours ... We sit and talk and call it a miracle that our men ever got on at all, or were able to stay on."
Years later it was Stephen Ambrose who was able to evaluate the same landing in a more pragmatic way. He wrote: "It was not a miracle. It was infantry. As is almost always the case in war, it was up to the Infantry."
The exact same judgment was made about the Battle of the Bulge. Eisenhower, Bradley, Marshall, and most historians since, have reiterated the same refrain. "It was not the high command, the tactics developed by the generals that turned defeat into victory ... it was the ordinary soldier, the infantryman, who fought like hell against the odds.
When officer leadership was lacking, the enemy often lost efficiency, could not make decisions, floundered indecisively. Not so with the American infantryman. If a leader was needed, someone became one. Their hearts were touched by fire.
General Ike once said: "What counts is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog." Outnumbered as we were, we were the far smaller dog, though we probably knew it not, our hearts were touched with fire.
What does that mean ... fire? To wives, children, grandchildren and others, let me say: Look around at the men here. Look right. Look left. Wives, look at your husbands, children look at your fathers, grandchildren at your grandfathers ...
You cannot by the wildest stretch of your imagination imagine what your father, your husband or your grandfather did on that bitter-cold and deadly field of battle 63 years ago.
You cannot imagine some of the deeds performed, some of the risks run, the sacrifices made, the pain endured, the grief experienced. You cannot imagine what most have tried to forget. But through it all the fire in their hearts was what helped them fight, helped them win, and helped them survive.
Chaplain's Message .
I recently read a newspaper interview of a soldier who had fought in Africa, Italy, France, every European battle. He compared the Bulge with all others in the word used to describe it was "carnage."
81,000 American casualties ... 19,000 Americans killed... in the six weeks this battle lasted. We would think it inconceivable, had we not been there. No other American victory before or after came at such a price. That is why this group of old combat soldiers hope and pray that the day will come when no more may enter their circle.
We take pride in those who serve today, just as we take pride in those who served with us long ago. The memory of these our comrades, lives on among us and always will. They are a part of who we were and who we are still today.
On patriotic holidays, all kinds of veterans gather or march, sometimes make speeches.. But the public little understands the difference between the many men who served overseas and on the other hand that far smaller group who have served in combat overseas.
They all come home wearing the same uniform, displaying many of the same medals... they are almost indistinguishable. But the combat veteran of an infantry division senses immediately others like himself, perhaps because he sees something of the battle still raging.
Their hearts were touched with fire. Our good comrade and friend, Dick Peterson, once wrote a short poem that he read as he and others sat down with former German enemies at a meeting of old soldiers back in 1999, The poem went like this:
"Combat veterans hold a secret about life so deep within them that not even they comprehend the power of its mystetT.
This great secret cannot he understood by anyone who was never there.
They do not know the secret exists:.
So thee cannot comprehend the strength it gives 10 those who do.
We are a part of a charmed circle.
That we keep tightly closed
Praying that no more will ever enter"
A secret about life'? A mystery'? Perhaps these comrades who have gone before us understand the mystery at last Do the Scriptures not say: "Now I know in part; then I shall know Tittle. even as I am fidly knosvn?"
But I suspect that we too will discover that the secret, the mystery has a lot to do with what Dale Carver called "The ties that bind."
It has a lot to do with courage and determination, with strength and character and the will to survive.
It has a lot to do with faith and love for each other... and a lot to do with, fire -the love of our country - that still burns in out' hearts.
An added thought:
"What is a vet?
He is an ordinary, yet all extraordinary human being - a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country and who sacrificed his ambitions so
others would not have to sacrifice theirs. He is a soldier and a savior and a sword against the darkness, and he is nothing more than the finest, greatest testimony on behalf of the greatest nation ever known."###
The Adjutant's Message . .
Adjutant Joseph P. Maloney 424/HQ
1120 Warren Ave. Arnold, PA 15068-4048
Phone: 724-335-6104 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am going to miss reading Marion Ray's quarterly column in the CUB.
You may not be aware but the 61st Reunion of the 106 Association held at Kansas
City was Marion Ray's last assignment as "Adjutant-- with our Association. Marion did a yeoman job as our Adjutant.
The rank and file may not realize what the responsibilities of the Adjutant in our Association entails. I won't bore you at this time as to what the job really is, however he handed me a nice size notebook with all the details neatly laid out. I could never hope to fill his shoes on a bet, besides his are probably in the 1 I to 12 range and I find an 8 a bit too large. We wish Marion Ray the very best and hope he does not stay at home from the reunions.
I was the only member at the reunion who got caught off guard when our President asked me to be the Adjutant. I told him I didn't know how to spell the word; how could I be expected to fulfill the job requirements. Anyhow here I am for the couple years left on the span of the Association. I am in it to the bloody end.
As many of you know, this will be the last edition of the CUB under the long tenure of John Kline. Like the rest of you, I looked forward to hearing from John as Editor. Many of us will still be in contact with him through the medium of the Internet. We wish him well.
I hope we get a good muster of members and wives at the Louisville reunion. There is talk going around that it may well be our last. I for one hope not as it will be a deep hole in our yearly activity. We will miss our yearly meeting with friends we have come to know over the years of going to the various reunions.
We have liked them all.
I got an email as did some 400 others giving us an email address of the GALT HOUSE the site of the 2008 reunion, September 3 to 7 2008
This web-site address may appear in other places but is worth repeating, http://www.galthouse.com Looks like a great place for a reunion.
As the saying goes, "Try it you'll like it."
As for the 61st Reunion at Kansas City, MO, Viv and I as usual had a great time. Those that went will remember the Westin Crown Center will remember that nearly everything was close at hand. I remember the covered walkways over the main roads leading from the hotel and how about the WW I museum. I did not get to Harry's library, but I heard it was worth the trip. How about the mall that was part of the same complex as the hotel? The Hallmark museum was closed when we went there, we lost out on that. The Memorial service, done in Dr. Truman's inimitable style, was outstanding. I hope all present and those who did not attend will take time to remember in our prayers our comrades whose names were read in this service, as well as those whose names that were read in previous reunions. The light grows dimmer and soon there will be no more reading.
One last item on the reunion, Past-President/Author Jack Roberts, and a longtime member of the association was awarded the Order of the Golden Lion.
Congratulations are due Jack. a
From the Editor - John Kline .
Clock awarded to Editor, John Kline for Twenty Years of Service as "Editor of The CUB Magazine,"
John is holder of the Order of the Golden Lion Officer's Class - 1991. and the Order of the Golden Lion Commander's Class 1995.
The first dual recipient of that prestigious award.
"Margot," John's wife - was awarded the Order of the Golden Lion Companion Class at this year's Reunion.
From John Kline your editor:
Several months ago I realized that I was getting burned out on the task of editing the CUB magazine. I decided to resign as editor of The CUB. after 20 years of service. This issue of The CUB will be the last one that I am responsible to produce.
I notified our president, Gifford Doxsee and he wrote as follows - relative to a replacement editor to publish The CUB.
Susan Weiss is the daughter of Newton Weiss, an Association Board member for several years, whose term on the board is about to expire. She has volunteered to publish the CUB magazine. Newton and I were in the same company, Third Bn. HQ Co. 423rd MI: Regt. His daughter works- as a publication manager doing much the same kind of work as she would be doing for The Cub. (Editor's Note: Susan uses the same publishing program as me.) My understanding is that William McWhorter (a protege of ...John Schaffner) is to gather and edit material for the CUB after which he'll send the material to Susan to set up for printing. Gifford Doxsee
I have talked with Susan and I feel she is an excellent choice.
We have made plans for coordinating the change.
From the Editor - John Kline .
Making this decision, after twenty years, caused me to reflect on how I got to this point in life with the 106th Infantry Division Association. I am sure, since you all are of my age, that you also do a lot of reflecting back on your life.
In 1987 I dug out some old records and wrote some of my WWII comrades from 423/M and learned about the 106th Infantry Division Association.
I discovered the 106th Infantry Division Association and went to my first reunion in Mobile, Alabama. Roger Rutland 424/F, Marietta, Georgia, was president.
At the reunion business meeting President Rutland mentioned the death of the CUB editor, Richard DeHeer 423/D, who had died November 25th 1986. Del-Jeer's wife Marjorie had carried on with "The CUB" but was tiring of the task. (I think under the circumstances she did an extremely remarkable job.) President Rutland was seeking some person to take over the editorship of The CUB. I had never published anything more than business letters in my lifetime. But 1 volunteered to take over the duties of editor. I figured I could hack it.
President Rutland, with the authority of the Association Board appointed me as editor of "The CUB Magazine."
I had to my advantage many years in the Commercial Insurance business as both an employee and owner of an agency specializing in Insurance and Surety Bonds for Contractors. Which required a lot of writing. I also had the advantage of being
acquainted with the computers having started with an APPLE IIE in the early 1980's. I have two sons who are professional computer engineers. One lives near me, the other in California, both professionals in their field. Some of you have also met my number two son, Dale - who played his trumpet at the Milwaukee Reunion.
You've probably heard this one from your sons or daughters. When I ask for advice, they say "Try it, you can break it!!! That's the way you learn !!!"
I was so thrilled to be back with my 106th Infantry Division comrades. I had discovered forty-four of my old "M" Company veterans. I was riding high.. I was pleased to learn many good things about the efforts of the 106th Infantry Division in World War II that I had been unaware with.
If you experienced what I did after the war, you know that many of us dragged our tails on the ground when we returned because of the major catastrophe in the "Battle of the Bulge." Nobody seemed to think that we did the best we could.
Working as editor, I soon learned that the 106th Infantry Division did the best they could. I also learned, as time went on, that other WWII Infantry Divisions respected us for doing as well as we did - having been placed on a 24-mile front, when the average WWII Infantry Division covered five miles.
As to the Association - I will still be active as the Association Membership Chairman along with Lyle Beeth, Association Treasurer. I might even pitch in with a story, once in a while.
Again - I enjoyed my years on the Board as President, Membership Chairman and Editor of "The CUB magazine."
I salute you all and will see you around.
My Best Wishes to the editor who replaces me.
"THANK YOU FOR THE JOY RIDE!!!" It was a Good One.
John Kline 423/M, OGL. - Past-President
Editor - 106th Infantry Division Association CUB magazine. (1987 - 2007)
Front & Center
Editor, John Kline, 423/M
11 Harold Drive Burnsville, MN 55337-2786
Tele: 952-890-3155 Fax: 952-426-1131
Web site: http://www.mm.comluserljpk
December 9, 2007
Life Members (Vets) 636
Annual Members (Vets) 396
Total Vets 1032
Life Associate Members "38
Annual Associate Members 96
Total Associates 334
Comp Members 3
GRAND TOTAL 1369
Please note a Toll Free
phone number for our Treasurer Lyle Beeth 424/AT
Anderson, Francis (Toby) 106 Sig
Breite, Victor W. 422/I
Brockwell, Martha L. Associate
Chandler, Harry C. DIV/Arty
Clemens, Mary Jo Associate
novel], Clark W. 422/M
Doxsee, Gifford B. 423/HQ 3Bn
Eason, Lanier 422/I
Eckblad, Wesley W. 4221D
Emmert, Phyllis Associate
Faro, Robert J. Associate
Gallagher, John I. 81st Eng/C
Grantham, Gordon 4231M
Griffiths, Richard M. Associate
Howard, John W. 591/SV
Hulkonen, Arthur A. 589/C
Idstein, Richard L. 424/C
Leonard, James C. 423/SV
Likins, Robert A. 591/B
Malone, Marjorie Associate
Marcinkoski, Edward 424/F
Markarian, Peter 422/E
Regular Donations Continued
McLeod, Donald 423/F
Mentier, Wayne C. 422/MED
Morell, Eugene 591/C
Orman, William M. 81st Eng/C
Parks, Fred D. 423/K
Parquette, Mrs. Jean Associate
Pretzel, Albert J, 422/H
Ramsey, Helen D. Associate
Rankin, Donald W. 331 Med/Hq
Ray, Ltc Marion 424/D
Reidell, Charles A. 423/I
Ross, Reece M. 423/A
Setter, Leon J. 422/HQ/2Bn
Siedsehlag, Arnold C. 423/AT
Slaback, Harry W. 423/HQ 3Bn
Slaby, Ted 423/HQ
Snyder, Walter M. 589/A
Steere, Robert L. 423/K
Taddeo, Peter J. 424/C
Thompson, Gil 591/C
Twarok, Fred P. 424/A
Wanless, William F. 422/AT
Wishney, Thomas J. 81st Eng/B
Milton Weiner 424/M in memory of Cliff Kincannon 590/HQ
Harry J. McCarthy 423/1 in memory of wife Helen
John F. Chansler Associate in memory of Brother Anthony
Edwin A. Gottshall 424/HQ 3BN in memory of wife Jane
Joe M. Schiro Associate memory of father Frank Schiro 424/M
Front & Center .
From the Association Historian John R. Schaffner 589/A, Historian
Past President 2002-2003
1611 Miller Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Everything was up to date in Kansas City, they have not gone as far as they can go. Remember that line from, what show was it? Well, maybe they have not gone that far, but I sure did enjoy the visit to Kansas City. It is a clean and modern city. There is much downtown construction going on and when the dust settles they will have gone a long way. One thing that I don't remember seeing is overhead wires on poles. Did anyone else see that? It is said that Kansas City is the "City of Fountains." Our guide on a bus tour told us that only Rome has more fountains. There are plenty of them for sure, including one huge one in front of the old train station that is programmed for a spectacular water display.
As one with an interest in history, I visited The National WWI Museum and Liberty Memorial along with a view of our group. It was located within walking distance of the Westin Crown Center Hotel. Well, I suppose "walking distance" depends on the walker. It is uphill all the way it sure did try my old legs, but I made it along with my companion. (That's what the Infantry does for you Just keep putting one foot in front of the other.) Next time I will take a cab!
The museum concentrates on the years 1914 -- 1919 and the displays, films and dioramas d depict the world political situation at the time, America's entry into the war, and the tools of war. There is a 217 foot tower with an elevator that takes the visitor within 45 more steps to the top. I could go on and on, but just let me say that any visitor to the city who has an interest in history at all should not miss this place. It is the only museum in the country devoted strictly to the history of America's role in World War I.
Then there was a "drive-through" the Subtropolis. This is an underground limestone mine that is tunneled at a surface level into a limestone. It is still a working mine, but the cavernous spaces remaining are now utilized by various businesses even as a mining operation goes on. About 1,400 people go to work there every day. It is all on the same level with about 17 feet of overhead space. The overburden is supported by columns of stolen about 25 feet in diameter. The advantage to a business is a low per square foot range and the almost constant natural temperature and humidity conditions for storage of goods. There seemed to be:plenty of "covered" parking spaces and fresh air is circulated constantly. No fast food businesses are present so one has to "Brown-bag" it if you would be working there. Personally I like to look out of the sky.
Our PX Manager, John Gilliland and his wife, Sandra, graciously handled the sale of the CD disc of the past Cubs and veterans memoirs for me. Thank you, again John and Sandra. I had brought along 30 disks and all of them were sold. They are still available from me and I am working with Jim West, Associate, to accumulate more material for another one to be published in 2008. If anyone wishes to submit their memoirs, or other written World War II material, for inclusion in this collection, it is more than welcome. The stories will be added to the collection on the website first and then copied to the CD (number Four) when we have enough material.
I will be looking forward to seeing you all in Louisville next year.
Front & Center...
THE WONDER OF THE HOLY NIGHT
Let there be Peace tonight
By Fritz Vincken, Germany - as told by his mother.
Boyhood memories of Christmas 1944
by Fritz Vineken, Germany
(See Editor's Note at the end of this story on how the story was acquired)
When we heard the knock on our door that Christmas Eve in 1944, neither Mother nor I had the slightest inkling of the quiet miracle that lay in store for us. I was 12 then, and we were living in a small cottage in the HUrtgen Forest, near the German-Belgian border. Father had stayed at the cottage on hunting weekends before the war; when Allied bombers partly destroyed our hometown of Aachen, he sent us to live there. He had been ordered into the civil-defense fireguard in the border town of Monschau, four miles away. "You'll be safe in the woods," he had told me. "Take care of Mother. Now you're the man of the family."
Nine days before Christmas, Field Marshal von Rundstedt had launched the last, desperate German offensive of the war, and now, as I went to the door, the Battle of the Bulge was raging all around us. We heard the incessant booming of field guns; planes soared continuously overhead; at night, searchlights stabbed through the darkness. Thousands of Allied and German soldiers were fighting and dying nearby. When that first knock came, Mother quickly blew out the candles; then, as I went to answer it, she stepped ahead of me and pushed open the door. Outside, like phantoms against the snow-clad trees, stood two steel-helmeted men. One of them spoke to Mother in a language we did not understand, pointing to a third man laying in the snow. She realized before I did that these were American soldiers. Enemies?
Mother stood silent, motionless, her hand on my shoulder. They were armed and could have forced their entrance, yet they stood there and asked with their eyes.
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The wounded man seemed more dead than alive. "Kommt rein," Mother said finally. "Come in." The soldiers carried their comrade inside and stretched him out on my bed. None of them understood German. Mother tried French, and one of the soldiers could converse in that language. As Mother went to look after the wounded man, she said to me, "The fingers of those two are numb. Take off their jackets and boots, and bring in a bucket of snow." Soon I was rubbing their blue feet with snow.
We learned that the stocky, dark- haired fellow was Jim; his friend, tall and slender, was Robin. Harry, the wounded one, was now sleeping on my bed, his face as white as the snow outside. They'd lost their battalion and had wandered in the forest for three days, looking for the Americans, hiding from the Germans. They hadn't shaved, but still, without their heavy coats, they looked merely like big boys. And that was the way Mother began to treat them.
Now Mother said to me, "Go get Hermann. And bring six potatoes. "This was
a serious departure from our pre-Christmas plans. Hermann was the plump rooster
(named after portly Hermann Goering, Hitler's No. 2, for whom Mother had little affection) that we had been fattening for weeks in the hope that Father would be home for Christmas. But, some hours before, when it was obvious that Father would not make it, Mother had decided that Hermann should live a few more days, in case Father could get home for New Year's. Now she had changed her mind again: Hermann would serve an immediate, pressing purpose.
While Jim and I helped with the cooking, Robin took care of Harry. He had a bullet through his upper leg, and had almost bled to death. Mother tore a bed sheet into long strips for bandages. Soon, the tempting smell of roast chicken permeated our room.
I was setting the table when once again there came a knock at the door. Expecting to find more lost Americans, I opened the door without hesitation.
There stood four soldiers, wearing uniforms quite familiar to me after five years of war. They were Wehrmacht - Germans! I was paralyzed with fear. Although still a child, I knew the harsh law: sheltering enemy soldiers constituted high treason. We could all be shot! Mother was frightened, too. Her face was white, but she stepped outside and said, quietly, "Frohliche Weihnachten." The soldiers wished her a Merry Christmas, also.
"We have lost our regiment and would like to wait for daylight," explained the corporal. "May we rest here?
"Of course," Mother replied, with a calmness born of panic. "You can also have a fine, warm meal and eat till the pot is empty." The Germans smiled as they sniffed the aroma through the half-open door. "But," Mother added finely, "we have three other guests, whom you may not consider friends." Now her voice was suddenly sterner than I'd ever heard it before. "This is Christmas Eve, and there will be no shooting here."
"Who's inside?" the corporal demanded. "Amerikaner?" Mother looked at each frost-chilled face. "Listen," she said slowly. "You could be my sons, and so could those in there. A boy with a gunshot wound, fighting for his life. His two friends lost like you and just as hungry and exhausted as you are. Then," she turned to the corporal and raised her voice a little, "this. Christmas night, let us forget about killing."
The corporal stared at her. There were two or three endless seconds of silence. Then Mother put an end to indecision. "Enough talking!" she ordered and clapped her hands sharply. "Please put your weapons here on the woodpile and hurry up before the others eat the dinner!"
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Dazedly, the four soldiers placed their arms on the pile of firewood just inside the door: three carbines, a light machine gun and two bazookas. Meanwhile, Mother was speaking French rapidly to Jim. He said something in English, and to my amazement I saw the American boys, too, turn their weapons over to Mother. Now, as Germans and Americans tensely rubbed elbows in the small room, Mother was really on her mettle. Never losing her smile, she tried to find a seat for everyone. We had only three chairs, but Mother's bed was big, and on it she placed two of the newcomers side by side with Jim and Robin.
Despite the strained atmosphere, Mother went right on preparing dinner. But Hermann wasn't going to grow any bigger, and now there were four more mouths to feed. "Quick," she whispered to me, "get more potatoes and some oats. These boys are hungry, and a starving man is an angry one. "While foraging in the storage room, I heard Harry moan. When I returned, one of the Germans had put on his glasses to inspect the American's wound. "Do you belong to the medical corps?" Mother asked him. "No," he answered. "But I studied medicine at Heidelberg until a few months ago." Thanks to the cold, he told the Americans in what sounded like fairly good English; Harry's wound hadn't become infected. "He is suffering from a severe loss of blood," he explained to Mother. "What he needs is rest and nourishment.
"Relaxation" was now beginning to replace "suspicion." Even to me, all the soldiers looked very young as we sat there together. Heinz and Willie, both from Cologne, were 16. The German corporal, at 23, was the oldest of them all. From his food bag he drew out a bottle of red wine, and Heinz managed to find a loaf of rye bread. Mother cut that in small pieces to be served with the dinner; half the wine, however, she put away for the wounded boy.
"Then Mother said grace. I noticed that there were tears in her eyes as she said the old, familiar words, "Komm, Herr Jesus. Be our guest." And as I looked around the table, I saw tears, too, in the eyes of the battle-weary soldiers, boys again, some from America, some from Germany, all far from home. Just before midnight, Mother went to the doorstep and asked us to join her to look up at the Star of Bethlehem. We all stood beside her
except Han-y, who was sleeping. For all of us during that moment of silence, looking at the brightest star in the heavens, the war was a distant, almost-forgotten thing.
Our private armistice continued next morning. Harry woke in the early hours, and swallowed some broth that Mother fed him. With the dawn, it was apparent that he was becoming stronger. Mother now made him an invigorating drink from our one egg, the rest of the corporal's wine and some sugar. Everyone else had oatmeal. Afterward, two poles and Mother's best tablecloth were fashioned into a stretcher for Harry.
The corporal then advised the Americans how to find their way back to their lines. Looking over Jim's map, the corporal pointed out a stream. "Continue along this creek," he said, "and you will find the 1st Army rebuilding its forces on its upper course." The medical student relayed the information in English.
"Why don't we head for Monschau?" Jim had the student ask. "Nein!" the corporal exclaimed. "We've retaken Monschau."
Now Mother gave them back all their weapons.
"Be careful, boys," she said. "I want you to someday get home where you belong. God bless you all!" The German and American soldiers shook hands, and we watched them disappear in opposite directions.
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When I returned inside, Mother had brought out the old family Bible.
I glanced over her shoulder. The book was open to the Christmas story, the Birth in the Manger and how the Wise Men came from afar bearing their gifts. Her finger was tracing the last line from Matthew 2:12: "...they departed into their own country another way."
Fritz Vincken, (left) and Ralph Blank, 8th Inf Divison, one of the
American soldiers in the story. This photo taken at the Northampton Manor Nursing Home
in Frederick, Md. The two were reunited with the help of the television show: "Unsolved
Mysteries." Blank told Vincken, "Your Mother saved my life, it was the high point of my life."
Vincken said of the reunion. "Now I can die in peace. My mother's courage won't be forgot
ten and it shows what good will will do." (Vincken died December 8, 2001. editor)
Editor's Note: The Story behind this story:
This came to "The CUB" editor years ago from our Chaplain Dr. Duncan Trueman. Unfortunately, it was buried in a file that was overlooked until a few days ago.
It was the result of correspondence between Vineken and Dr, Duncan Trueman in 1995. Vincken had moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Trueman had seen a reproduction of the story on video tape which had appeared in the Reader's Digest, January 1973 and had written. Vincken.
For that story Vincken had received their "First Person Award." The Digest's European editor came from Paris to visit him. The site of the story was visited.They learned that the farm family who owned the cottage had returned after the war that a forest fire had consumed the cottage in the Summer of 1947.
After receiving the story I contacted Vincken. He had moved and operated
"Fritzs Europea Bakery" in Kapalarna. My wife Margot (German) and I had several
telephone conversations with him before he died. Sorry Doctor - the file got buried. I hope you enjoyed the reproduction as much as I enjoyed reproducing it.
John Kline, editor
FROM THE 61ST ANNUAL REUNION REPORT
Past President (2003-2004) and current board member, John M. "Jack" Roberts receiving the Order of the Golden Lion (OGL) award at the 106th Infantry Division annual reunion in Kansas City. It was presented by Adjutant Marion Ray (left) and
Order Of The Golden Lion Chairman Joseph Massey (rear).
"The Michigan Mini-reunion this year had 71 veteran and guest reservations which was a record attendance. Jack Roberts, Mini-Reunion Chairman was awarded a prestiguos medal by the Department of the Army in recognition for his public service work. It is the highest award that is authorized by the Army to be given to a civilian. It was personally presented by Brigadier General William M. Lenaers, commanding general, United States Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments
Command Warren, Michigan.
The citation read:
FOR YOUR SELFLESS DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO THE VETERANS AND FAMILIES OF THE 106TH INFANTRY DIVISION ASSOCIATION FROM 1987 TO 2007.
YOUR CONTINUED SERVICE TO YOUR FELLOW VETERANS
IN BOTH NATIONAL AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS,
IS TESTAMENT TO THE ARMY VALUES OF LOYALTY
AND SELFLESS SERVICE THAT WAS THE HALLMARK
OF THE "GOLDEN LIONS" DURING WORLD WAR H.
YOUR LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON YOU,
THIS COMMAND AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY."13
Randy Talbot also wrote on the Michigan mini-Reunion:
There were 71 people in attendance in attendance last night, the best turn out so far. Eighteen of those were members of the Golden Lion Division, the rest„ family members and a small contingent from TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (Detroit Arsenal). MG William "Mike" Lenaers, his lovely wife Lord, his Chief of Staff, COL Christopher Wicker, his Command Sergeant Major Otis Cuffee and his wife Shelia; The General's Aide Captain Matt Price and Driver Jim Bricker, his Public Affairs Officer Mr. Eric Emerton
and wife Mary, and the General's historian (yours truly) and his wife Diane (who flew in from Texas - she was activated a few months ago). It was a grand evening as the General talked about today's army and the things we are doing wonderful gift the veteran's of WWII gave us - namely "The Army." The"boys" all had a great time with the General as he talked to every veteran and family member. The highlight of the evening came when MG Lenaers "pinned" Jack Roberts with a medal "The Commander's Award for Public Service?' Many commented to me that they were happy to see Jack received the recognition and that it is somewhat rare for the General to pin a medal on someone for their work after they leave service. #####
Mini-Reunion 106th Recon Troop - October 16, 2007
Lt. Col. (Ret) Joseph C. Haines 7503 Hanines Drive, El Reno, OK 73036 (405) 263-3867
Col Haines wrote: The 106 Reconnaissance Troop held it's reunion at the Best Western Saddleback Inn - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Sitting 1/r: Dick Beltz; Cliff Berglund; Dale Sweet; Don Lynk; Mike Gresh; and Col Joseph Haines Standing 1/r: Sophia Beltz; Jane Berglund; Joan Sweet; Betty Lynk and Clara Haines.
Mini-Reunion Pennsylvania - December 2007
Joseph P. Maloney 1120 Warren Ave. Arnold, PA 15068 724-335.6104 email@example.com
A great day in Scout Camp Guyasuta - 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh was where we held the annual mini-reunion. We had a light lunch in a casual atmosphere in the beautiful McGinnis Education BBuilding. Featured speaker as the "Camp Ranger." Mike Danaher who spoke on the virtues of the facility and the camp in general. The vets and wives learned that scouting is just not rubbing two sticks together and sleeping in the rain. We elected this spot for next year.
In the photo: Veterans ; LIR Joe Maloney, Host 424/HQ; Al Yelochan 422/HQ; Ed Huminski 4234/F; James Wiggins, 331 Med/A; Frank Lapato, 422/.HQ;
Howard Lowenberg 423/E and Dr. John. Robb, 422/D
Ladies:Marilyn Robb; Marge Yelochan; HostessViv Maloney; Betty Huminski; Dorothy Lowenberg and Pat Rigatti.
Joe Maloney - Pennsylvania is a BIG State - I gave you a whole Page -John Kline
2007 Annual Reunion...
In Attendance at the 61st Annual Reunion
Kansas City MO - September 5-9, 2007
When known an Associate's listing will show e.g. 423/M Associate
Adolphson, Maynard 422/M
Arnold, Norman 424/B
Ashburn, Nolan 424/H
Baesman, Constance Associate
Balzarina, John 590/A
Barnes, Ralph / Beverley 423/E
Bouma. Willis / Shirley 422/D
Brackett, Virginia/Edmund Associate
Bridges, Walter/Barbara 424/D
Bryan, Kenneth/Marge 423/HQ
Burkes, Frankie Associate
Busier, William 423/K
Carver, Ruth 424/HQ Associate
Childs, Dean/Eleanor 106/SIG
Christian, Trueman/Anne 424/D
Christianson, Edward/Mary 331/Med
Church, James/Donna 424/HQ
Colbert, Hugh 422/B
Costa, Antone 423/MED
Costa, Lawrence/Terri 423/MED
Davis, Rinard 422/HQ
Dean, Verner 422/MED
Deffenbaugh. David/Eleanor 423/D
Desantis, Joseph 422/HQ
DiRenzo, Peter/Sylvia 106th SIG
Doxsee, Gifford 423/HQ
Eldridge, Robert 422/G
Facey, Kenneth/Faye DIV/HQ
Gatens, John 589/A
Geib. George/Muriel 424/G
Gilliland, John/Sandra 592/SVC
Grasberger, Frank/Dolores 424/G
Hanke, Arthur 106/MP
Helmich, LesterMargurrete 424/HQ
Himberg, Robert/Jean 422/M Associate
Hoff, Gerald 422/M Associate
Hoff, Jessica 422/M Associate
Hoff, Julia 422/M Associate
Hoff, Russell/Joan 422/M
Hoff, Stephen 422/M
Hoff, Thomas 422/M
Homan, Robert/Pat 424/D
Howell, R.F./Louise 424/HQ
Huminski, EdwinBetty 424/F
Hunter, David/Leona 423/D
Idstein, Richard/Geraldine 424/C
Jennings, Charles/Shirley 106MP
Johnasen, Charles/Adele 592/S V
Kiney, Paul/Fritz 423/C
Koehler, Franklin/Maefred 424/D
Krafchik, Joseph 331/MED HQ
Kuizema, Harold/Jessica 589/B
Lane, Charles 423/A
Lang, Russell 423/I
Lata, Walter/Lois 422/H
Lichtenfeld, Seymour/Natalie 422/I
Maloney, Joseph/Niv 424/HQ
Ray, Marion 424/D
Marsh, Mary Lou 423/D Assoc
Martin, Harry/Jackie 424/L
Massey, Joseph 422/C
Mayrsohn, Bernard 423/CN
Mejia, Joe 592 FAB (515)
Mills, Margaret Associate
Nelson, Ralph/Rhoda 422/CN
Patzner, Joseph 589/SV
Perko, Emil 422/L
Phelan, William 422/H
Podlaski, Edmund/Leona 422/H
Racster, John 422/H
Rand, Anthony 589/B
Rieck, Charles 422/H
Robb, John/Marilyn 422/D
Roberts, John 592/C
Rolfs, Glen/Arlene 424/D
2007 Annual Reunion .
Streib, Marshall/Mary Ann
Streib, Marshall/Mary Ann
Schaffner, John R.
Sheaner, Herb/Gloria Ann
Shomo, George 333rd FAB/C
Weiss, Newton/Ruth 423/HQ 3BN
Simmons, NormanBetty 424/D
Wiggins, James 331st/MED A
Wood, Wilma 423/1-ASSOC
Stahl, William/Mary Lou
Yi n g st , William/Ruth
Zimmerman, Joseph 81st
188 Total including Vets and Guests Same number attended Banquet
HISTORY - HOST CITIES FOR ANNUAL REUNIONS
Year - Reunion Number - City
1947- I INDIANAPOLIS, IN
32 FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
2 INDIANAPOLIS, IN
33 OAKBROOK, IL
3 CHICAGO, IL
34 HOT SPRINGS, ARK
35 GILBERTSVILLE, KY
5 PITTSBURGH, PA
36 MILWAUKEE, WI
6 BALTIMORE, MD
37 WORCHESTER, MA
7 COLUMBUS, OH
38 SAVANNAH, GA
8 ALANTIC CITY, NJ
38 MORGANTOWN, PA
9 DETROIT, MI
40 COLUMBIA, SC
10 ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
41 MOBILE, AL
11 SAVANNAH, GA
42 ROANOKE, VA
12 PHILADELPHIA, PA
43 SCHAUMBURG, IL
13 CHICAGO, IL
44 SACRAMENTO, CA
14 SAVANNAH, GA
45 HUNTSVILLE, AL
15 FORT WORTH TX
46 PITTSBURGH, PA
16 ANNAPOLIS, MD
47 COLUMBIA, SC
17 CLEVELAND, OH
48 RAPID CITY SD
18 EAST ORANGE, NJ
49 ORLANDO, FL
19 AUGUSTA, GA
50 ROANOKE, VA
20 INDIANAPOLIS, IN
51 NASHVILLE, TN
21 DETROIT, MI
52 INDIANAPOLIS, IN
22 COLUMBUS, SC
53 SCHAUMI3URG, ILL
23 ST, VITH, BELGIUM
54 ST. LOUIS, MO
24 DAVENPORT, IA
55 WASHINGTON, D.0
25 KING OF PRUSSIA, PA
56 HAMPTON, VA
26 JACKSONVILLE, FL
57 FORT MITCHELL, KY
27 GRAND RAPIDS, MI
58 MILWAUKEE. WI
28 FREDERICK, MD
59 ARLINGTON, VA
29 ATLANTA, GA
60 NEWARK, NJ
30 EVANSVILLE, IN
61 KANSAS CITY, MO
31 ELYRIA-LORAIN, OH
62 Scheduled for Louisville Kentucky
2007 Annual Reunion .
1/r: Dr Gifford Doxsee, 423/HQ 3Bn, President of the 106th Infantry Division
Association: Marion Ray, Adjutant (retired after this reunion)
and Dr. Duncan Trueman, Association Chaplain.
Dr. Duncan Truman, Association Chaplain with his wife Grace
2007 Annual Reunion .
The Order of the Golden Lion
Showing recipients of this prestigious award, since the 1st Reunion, 1947
Commander Class Officer Class Companion Class
* Cedric Foster
* Fran Henly
* Joe E. Brown
Herbert Livesey, Jr.
*Ralph F. Gates
Asterik denotes "Non-106th Veteran"
*BG Elmer Sherwood
Dr. Maurice DeLaval
John Loveless Jr.
Robert Pierce, Jr.
Robert A. Gilder
John Kline lack Sulser
0. Paul Merz T. Wayne Black
Ewell Black Jr.
Dr. Richard Peterson
Edward A. Prewett
Duward Frampton, Ir.
Thomas I. Riggs
Joseph A. Massey
Hazel M. Massey
Herbert Meagher Jr.
*James D. West
John R. Schaffner
Patricia S. Rigatti
2007 Annual Reunion...
1/r -back row standing: Mary Lou Stahl, (wife of William), Margaret Mills,
Dr. Duncan Trueman, 424/AT - 106th Inf. Div. Assoc. Chaplain.,
Grace Trueman and Bernard Mayrsohn 423/CN
1/r seated: William Stahl Esq. - 422/K, Stahls' daughter Marsha Mechtley,
Jackie Martin and Harry F. Martin , Jr. 424/L
1/r: Walter Bridges 424/D; Ralph Nelson 422/CN
and Gifford Doxsee 423/HQ lBn
2007 Annual Reunion . .
LIR: Betty Turner; Viv Maloney; Gurten Schiava and Frankie Burkes
LIR: Rollie 423/C and Betty Scchleusener
2007 Annual Reunion .. .
l/r: John Balzarini 590/B (center) with Doreen and Alan
lir: Dean Sandahl 422/B, Dollie and Linda Peterson
2007 Annual Reunion .. .
lir: Donna Sutton, Rinard Davis 422/HQ 3Bn and Delores Davis
John Gatens 589/A with Jack Roberts (r) 592/C
2007 Annual Reunion...
1/r Edward Christianson 331 Med/C with ? and wife Mary
1/r: Joseph DeSantis 422 HQ/1BN with Joenke
2007 Annual Reunion ..
Ur: Lester Helmich 422/HQ; Robert Eldridge 423/HQ 1Bn
Kenneth Bryan Hq/lBn
lir: Sam Schiavo, Maynard Adolphson and Russell D. Hoff all 422/M
2007 Annual Reunion .. .
lir seated Bob and Louise Howell 424/HQ/3Bn
with Herb Sheaner 422/G
Ur: Ed Huminski 424/F and Betty
2007 Annual Reunion...
John Gilliland 592/SV and wife Samanthia
Dr. John Robb and Frank Trautman both from 422/D
2007 Annual Reunion . „
Lester Helmich 422/HQ and wife Margurette
Charles Johansen 592/SV and wife Adele
2007 Annual Reunion...
lir: Harry Martin 424/L and Charles Johansen 592/SV
Honorable Reverend Ewell Black Jr 422/A
and Marilyn Robb, wife of John Robb (422/D)
2007 Annual Reunion .
1/r back row standing (lir): Mary Lou Stahl; Dr. Duncan Trueman 424/AT
his wife Grace and Bernard Mayrsohn 423/C
First row seated: (1/r) William Stahl Esq 422/K, Bill's daughter Jackie and
Harry Martin 4241L
1/r: Frank Trautman 422/D with Frank Grosberger 424/G (a first timer)
2007 Annual Reunion .
Mary Lou Marsh (widow of Robert - 81st ENG/C
with granddaughter Robyn Kelley
Color Honor Guard from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
BLUEWORTH, DAVID, LIFE ASSOCIATE
3106 Medinah Circle
Lake worth FL 33467
My father,deceased, John Frank Mud-worth was in 422/F. My cousin Jay Bell played shortstop for Pittsburgh and later Arizona has a house in Valrico, His father Ron Bell also lives there.
Hope the 106th can continue, especially "The CUB" which is excellent, I am willing to make an annual contribution to help defray expenses.
DOWDEN, MARGERET LORRAINE LIFE ASSOCIATE
03 Ash Drive
Windsor Locks Ct 06096-1611
NOTE The death of Margeret's husband, Andrew F Dowden 423/F, who died January 2006 was listed in the the last CUB. I failed to list her first name "Margaret" and listed the incorrect phone number. J Kline, editor.
FINCK, HOWARD M. 424 SERV/CO
300 Cornwall Drive
DeWitt, NY 13214
Howard had no comments. He can write later. Give him a good Welcome, especially you with email.
FRIESINGER, CRAIG ASSOCIATE
3387 Markdale Ct.
Cincinnatti, OH 45248
Son of Karl Friesinger 424/AT
FRIESINGER, KEITH ASSOCIATE
2819 Blue Rock Rd. #11
Cincinnati, OH 45239
Son of Karl Friesinger 424/AT
FRIESINGER, STEVE ASSOCIATE
1717 C.R. 220 #2206 Orange Park, FL 32003
Son of Karl Friesinger 424/AT MATSON, HELEN ASSOCIATE
416 W Maple Independence, MO 64050
She wrote that her relative was John Peterman 422/HQ 2Bn,
MEJIA, JOE M. ASSOCIATE
174 Janine Drive
LaHabra, CA 90631
Relative of a unit 592nd FAB veteran, with note that "515th Field Artillery Battalion ammunition handler. 901"
O'MALLEY, RICHARD J. ASSOCIATE
28 South Street
Leominster, MA 01453
My father was in the 331st Medi
cal Battalion. Raymond J, O'Malley. I
served with the 38th Air Police Squadron (USAF) Vietnam era. I enjoy history.
POLLARD, DIANE ASSOCIATE
22 Bagdad Road
Durham, NH 03824
She writes, "My father was Captain James Howard Hardy. He was Company Commander of "M" Company, 423rd Infantry Regiment. He was killed in the "Battle of the Bulge."
Editor's note: "Captain Hardy was my CO. He was within 75-100 yards from me when he was killed at the same time I was wounded.
have spoken and corresponded with Diane over the years. She was back this year and is going back again next year.
Thanks Diane. John Kline
REDMOND, RONALD 423/B
818 Clifford Avenue Apt A
Ardmore, PA 19003
SCHLEUSENER, ROLAND E. 423/C
1015 Victoria Antioch, IL 60002 r firstname.lastname@example.org
Roland signed up his wife, Betty Ann as an AUXILIARY member.
SOHN, KENNETH 423/B
304 W Springfield
Union, MO 63804
Welcome Back Kenneth.
TRACZ, FRANK 422/? LIFE MEMBER
684 East State St.
Olean NY 14760
Editor's Note: Frank says he cannot remember his unit designator. If any of you recognize it, let him and the editor know. So we can give him a list of his buddies that are current members.
TENBRINK, JEFF ASSOCIATE
Cinncinnati, OH 45238
Grandson of Karl Friesinger 424/AT
WANICH, TOM ASSOCIATE
6318 Maiden Creek Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Son of William Wanich - 1st Lt. 423/H
THE GALT HOUSE
September 3 - 7. 2008
62nd Annual Reunion
See back cover of this CUB magazine
Memoriam .. .
Black, Thomas Wayne 422/HQ
843 Olympic Drive, Waterloo, IA 50701 Date of death: September 20, 2007 Fred Pilkington 422/HQ called to notify of his death. All we know is he died of many complications.
Boucher, Armand 423/HQ 1449 Amy Circle, Spring Hill, FL 34606
Date of death: Not Known -- A Cub magazine returned marked "Deceased." Diehl, William A. 423/1 159 Pensinger Road, Greencastle, PA 17225
Date of death: March 21, 2007 -- Returned mail marked deceased.
Gerlach, Philip 4241D 2275 Youngman Ave. 409W St Paul, MN 55116
Date of death: November 6, 2007 -- Wife, Shirley, wrote, " Want to let you know my wonderful husband passed away. He had been ill since March 19, 2007 at the VA Hospital, later transferred to rehab, then to a nursing home, then to ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital in Saint Paul where he died. He so much enjoyed "The CUB."
Hizer, George F. 422/B
7528 Bayou George Drive Panama City FL 32404
Date of death: May 1, 2007 -- Comrade Hugh Colbert, 422/B, wrote, "At the Kansas City Memorial service I noted that George's name was not included. He was held as a POW in Germany. George was the Hutchinson AXPOW Chapter Commander in 2000, 2001 and 2005. Predeceased by his wife Alline; survivors include 1 son, 1 grandson and 1 great-granddaughter.
Kincannon, Clifford 5901HQ
5259 Hallmark Street, Riverside, CA 92505
Date of death: August 22, 2007 -- Reported by Milton Weiner 424/M
Kimble, Robert 331/MED/A 17 Maple Avenue, Sussex, NJ 07461
Date of death: June 27, 2006 -- Wife- Irene
Death discovered by Association Adjutant phone call when annual dues collection letter was returned
Kortlang, Charles E. 106 MP
70 Harvest Road, Warminster, PA 18974-1355
Date of death: August 30, 2007 -- Reported by daughter Regina Kortland Vitiello who wrote, "He loved the military, the 106th Reunions and The CUB magazines. I will miss him terribly as will his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Landolt, Rudolph F. 424/A
85 Waterview Court, Barrington, IL 60010 Date of death: July 30, 2007 -- His wife, Emmy wrote that she thought he was with the 33rd Quartermaster Depot Supply just prior to his discharge.
Lindsey, Curtis L. 424/H 176 Lindsey Circle, Waco TX 76712
Date of death: -- August 12, 2007 -- Notice received from son-in-law G.E. Lightsey. Curtis was married to Selma Katherine Pack for 67 years.
They were very active members of the Western Baptist Church for over 48 years. Mr. Lindsey was a deacon and served on many committees over the years, He
was a Sunday school teacher as well as superintendant of the Sunday school. An active member of the WHBC Fellowships Club. He and his brother started the Lindsey Bros. Feed Store in Waco Texas in the 1930's. After the war he became a dairy farmer and raised beef cattle until he retired. He served on school boards and helped his brother and cousin to rejuvenate the Whitehall Cemetery Association. He was always happy to serve.
Lothrop Jr., Oliver R, 423/B
Blakehurst 1055 W Joppa Rd Towson, MD 21204
Date of death: September 4, 2007 -- Oliver Ames Lothrop, a retired Westinghouse manager who wrote about his four months confinement in a German POW camp, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after suffering cerebral hemorrhage while vacationing in Nantucket - he was 84 years of age.
Potts, Arthur Wyman 424/K
2553 Heatherow Lane, Manasquan NJ.. 08736
Date of death: October 9, 2007 -- Judy Smith (Potts), his daughter, from Aberdeen, New Jersey, wrote" -My father passed away peacefully during the evening. A memorial service was held Friday October 12 at the First Presbyterian Church in Manasquan."
Powell, Eugene Mondt 422/A
456 Christian Heralds Road, Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Date of death: November 10, 2007 One of the family wrote: "Our Dad died peacefully at his home on Saturday November 10, in the company of people who love him. He was a wonderful, kind, talented and courageous man with a positive attitude and a terrific sense of humor. We really miss him, but at the same time glad that he is released from the physical and emotional pain that he suffered with his three year battle with cancer. We are so fortunate that dad was able to attend the the special Veteran's Day ceremony.
Racster, John R. 422/H 1750 Oakmont Dr SE, Cullman, AL 35055
Date of death: September 20, 2007 -- Roger Racster, son, wrote: My father Corporal John R. Racster passed away in his home . He was very active in veteran organizations in recent years. He was determined to make it to the 106th reunion in Kansas City, and did make it, even though he was very sick with lung cancer. He died 10 days after returning home. He leaves behind three sons and one grandson. My dad and my mother was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Reils, John 423 HQ/2Bn 626 Del Rio Street, Orlando, FL 32389
Date of death: July 11, 2007 -- The information came from Walt Swafford (John's son-in-law) August 2, 2007
Robbins, W. Dudley 422/Hq 3rd Bn
234 Raccoon Road, Willard, NC 28748
Date of death: June 27, 2006 Wife: Jacquelyn Mail returned marked deceased.
Schnitzer, Werner C. DIV/HQ
7910 35th Avenue Apt 4C Jackson Heights, NY 11372 Date of death August 3, 2007 -- CUB returned marked "DECEASED" with date.
Schmalzreid, Eugene 422/A 1526 Avon Place, Huntington, IN 46750
Date of death: August 2004 -- A CUB was received back in the mail. On contact with his home address, his wife informed me of the date of his death and would give no other details.
Showers, Delmar 81st Eng
PO Box 780, 6003 Locust Ave, Merriam Woods, MO 65740
Date of death: August 11,2007 -- Delmar died at the age of 83. He worked for General Motors for several years in St. Louis, Mo. Then moved back to Missouri for retirement. Bedridden for several years, he always had a good attitude. He is survived by his wife, five children, 12 grandchildren and one step-daughter.
Troxel, Wayman D. "Bud" 423/1
1305 West Main Street, Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Date of death: October 1 I , 2007 -- reported by James Mill 423/1. Like many 106ers, Wayman was captured. He was held in Stalag 4B for a short time then send to Dresden and put on a work Kommando that is now known as "Slaughterhouse Five."
He survived the Dresden bombing and was in Russian territory when the war ended. After returning to the USA he re-enlisted and was assigned to occupation service in Korea. He was a retired postal worker at the Lafayette, Indiana Post Office. His wife, Katherine L. Steiner preceded him in death June 24, 1989. His son Anthony "Tony" Troxel who served in Vietnam, also preceded him in death in 1990, He late, in 1996, married Joanne Symmes and she survives. He is also survived by five children and two step-children, two sisters and twelve grandchildren.
Van Assen, Louis G. 423/B
122940 Wallis Run Rd, Trout Run, PA 17771
Date of death: December 9, 2007 Listed in the Nov/Dec EX-POW magazine.
Williams Jr. , Audley O. 423/B
1549 Barton Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3920
Date of Death: November 27. 2007 I was notified by his daughter, Deborah Williams Trounstine of Aptos, California, other survivors are a son, Audley Mark Williams of Seattle; a brother, Benjamin Franklin Williams of Santa Cruz and eight grandchildren. A California resident since 1959, Williams settled in Sunnyvale and worked for Philco and Lockheed Corporation. He was later employed by Stanford Research Institute where he managed the business office for an engineering divsion and served on the institute's credit union.
Wilson, Albert H. 4221CN 2919 Prince Oak Court, St Cloud, FL 34769
Date of death: October 11, 2007 -- Died at the age of 84. Survived by his wife Harriet (59 years marriage) a son Bruce, a daughter Linda Rydert, and one grandchild
- Nicole Ryder.
In 1944. the 106th Infantry Division was in its 4 infancy. In-order to keep the
troops informed, and
• GOLDEN LION
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
. 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 el ectron.ic 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 cuss--• experiences of the veterans right along with
GOLD all of the other Vete r ans' stories The
EN , .
reproduction to CD disks involved
Kftity 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 he printed just as n was copied. if desired.
The CD disks are available for
from the 106th Division Historian
Make your check payable to:
John R. Schaffner, and send your order to:
John R. Sffncr, 106th Division Historian, 18 1] Miller Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030
The 106th Infantry Division
Association's 62nd Annual Reunion
will be held in
September 3-7, 2008
The GALT HOUSE
and program schedules
will be mailed to all Association
members mid-year 2008
106th Div., 48, 49
106th Inf. Div., 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 21, 27, 29, 48, 49, 50
106th Infantry Division Association, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 21, 49
106th Rcn. Trp., 22
1st Army, 19
333rd FAB, 25
422/K, 25, 29, 40
422/M, 14, 23, 24, 25, 35
423rd Inf., 42
423rd Inf. Regt., 42
424/A, 2, 8, 14, 15, 25, 29, 40, 42, 43, 45
424/C, 14, 15, 24
424/D, 14, 23, 24, 25, 30
424/G, 24, 25, 40
424/L, 24, 29, 39
592nd FA BN, 25, 42
592nd FAB, 42
Adolphson, Maynard, 23, 35
Agostini, Gus, 29
Ambrose, Stephen, 9
Anderson, Francis, 14
Anderson, Francis (Toby), 14
Annual Reunions, 25
Arlington National Cemetery, 46
Ashburn, Nolan, 23
Balzarini, John, 31
Bandurak, Walter, 28
Barnes, Ralph, 23
Battle of the Bulge, 9, 13, 17, 42
Beeth, Lyle, 2, 4, 5, 13, 14
Belgium, 5, 26
Beltz, Dick, 22
Beltz, Sophia, 22
Black, Ewell, 28
Black, Rev Ewell, 2
Black, Rev Ewell, Jr., 2
Black, Rev. Ewell, 2, 5, 39
Black, Rev. Ewell C., 3
Black, Rev. Ewell C., Jr., 3
Black, T. Wayne, 28
Bradfield, Kenneth, 28
Breite, Victor, 14
Breite, Victor W., 14
Bridges, Barbara, 29
Bridges, Walter, 23, 29, 30
Britton, Ben, 29
Brockwell, Martha, 14
Brockwell, Martha L., 14
Brown, Joe E., 28
Bryan, Ken, 23
Bryan, Kenneth, 23, 35
Burkes, Frankie, 23, 30
Busier, William, 24
Call, Geo, 2
Call, George, 2
Camp Atterbury, 5
Camp Atterbury Museum, 5
Cariano, Sam, 28
Carver, Dale, 10, 29
Carver, Ruth, 24
Chandler, Harry C., 14
Chansler, John F., 15
Childs, Dean, 24
Christianson, Ed, 24
Christianson, Edward, 1, 3, 4, 24, 34
Clemens, Mary Jo, 14
Coffey, Douglas, 28
Colbert, Hugh, 24, 45
Collins, Sherod, 28
Costa, Anton, 24
Costa, Antone, 24
Costa, Lawrence, 24
Cox, Philip, 2
Davis, Rinard, 24, 33
Dean, Verner, 24
DeHeer, Majorie, 28
DeHeer, Richard, 13, 28
Delaval, Dr. Maurice, 28
Denny, George, 28
Desantis, Joseph, 24
DeSantis, Joseph, 34
Diehl, William A., 45
Doxsee, Dr. Gifford B., 3
Doxsee, Gifford, 2, 4, 5, 12, 14, 24, 27, 30
Doxsee, Gifford B., 1, 3, 14
Eason, Lanier, 14
Eckblad, Wesley, 14
Eckblad, Wesley W., 14
Eide, Grete, 6
Eldridge, Robert, 24, 35
Emmert, Phyllis, 14
Facey, Ken, 24
Faro, Robert, 14
Faro, Robert J., 14
Finck, Howard M., 42
Foster, Cedric, 28
Frampton, Annette, 28
Frampton, Duward, 28
Franklin, Benjamin, 48
Friesinger, Keith, 42
Gallagher, John, 14, 28
Gallagher, John I., 14
Gallagher, Stella, 28
Gatens, John, 24, 33
Gates, Ralph F., 28
Gerlach, Phil, 45
Germany, 17, 19, 45
Gilder, Jean, 28
Gilder, Robert A., 28
Gilliland, John, 16, 24, 28, 37
Gilliland, Lee, 28
Gottshall, Edwin A., 15
Grantham, Gordon, 14
Grasberger, Frank, 24
Gregory, John, 29
Gregory, Shirley, 29
Greve, Walter C., 2
Griffiths, Richard, 14
Haines, Clara, 22
Haines, Joseph C., 22
Hanke, Arthur, 24
Hardy, Capt., 43
Hardy, James Howard, 42
Helmich, Les, 24
Helmich, Lester, 24, 35, 38
Helwig, Gill, 28
Herndon, Don, 5
Himberg, Robert, 24
Hizer, George F., 45
Hoff, Julia, 24
Hoff, Russ, 24
Hoff, Russell, 24
Hoff, Russell D., 35
Homan, Robert, 24
House, Joanne, 28
House, Pete, 28
Howard, John, 14
Howard, John W., 14
Howell, Bob & Louise, 36
Hulkonen, Art, 14
Hulkonen, Arthur, 14
Hulkonen, Arthur A., 14
Huminski, Ed, 23, 24, 36
Hunter, David, 24
Idstein, Richard, 14, 24
Idstein, Richard L., 14
Iwo Jima, 8
Johansen, Charles, 38, 39
Kimble, Robert, 45
Kincannon, Clifford, 45
Kline, John, 2, 5, 11, 12, 13, 21, 23, 28, 43
Kline, John P., 1, 2
Kline, Margot, 29
Koehler, Frank, 24
Koehler, Franklin, 24
Korea, 8, 47
Kortlang, Charles, 45
Kortlang, Charles E., 45
Krafchik, Jos, 24
Krafchik, Joseph, 24
Kuizema, Harold, 24
Lang, Russ, 24
Lang, Russell, 24
Lapato, Frank, 23
Lata, Walter, 24
Leonard, James C., 14
Lichtenfeld, Seymour, 3, 24
Lichtenfeld, Sy, 5
Likins, Robert, 14
Likins, Robert A., 14
Lindsey, Curt, 46
Lindsey, Curtis L., 46
Litchenfeld, Sy, 2
Livesey, Herbert, 28
Loveless, John, 28
Loveless, Kay, 28
Lowenberg, Dorothy, 23
Lowenberg, Howard, 23
Maloney, Joe, 23, 29
Maloney, Joseph, 2, 4, 24
Maloney, Joseph P., 1, 10, 23
Marcinkoski, Edward, 14
Markarian, Peter, 14
Marsh, Mary Lou, 24, 41
Martin, Harry, 1, 4, 24, 39, 40
Martin, Harry F., 2, 29
Martin, Harry F., Jr., 2
Martin, Harry, Jr., 1, 4
Massey, Joseph, 2, 21, 24
Massey, Joseph A., 29
Matson, Helen, 42
Matthews, Joseph, 29
Maxwell, Howard, 28
Mayrsohn, Bernard, 2, 25, 29, 40
McCarthy, Harry J., 15
McLeod, Don, 14
McMahon, Leo, 28
McMahon, Wilda, 28
McWhorter, William, 2, 12
Meagher, Herbert, 29
Meagher, Luella, 29
Mejia, Joe M., 42
Mentier, Wayne, 14
Merz, Paul, 28
Monschau, 17, 19
Morell, Eugene, 14
Nelson, Dr. Ralph, 3
Nelson, Ralph, 25, 30
Order of the Golden Lion, 2, 11, 12, 21, 28
Orman, William M., 14
Parks, Fred, 14
Parks, Fred D., 14
Pearl Harbor, 8
Peterson, Dick, 10
Peterson, Dr. Richard, 28
Peterson, Linda, 32
Phelan, William, 25
Pierce, Robert, 28
Pierce, Robert, Jr., 28
Pilkington, Fred, 45
Podlaski, Edmund, 25
Potts, Art, 46
Potts, Arthur, 46
Potts, Arthur Wyman, 46
Powell, Eugene, 46
Prewett, Edward A., 28
Prewett, Reddie, 28
Price, David, 28
Pyle, Ernie, 9
Racster, John R., 46
Ramsey, Helen D., 14
Rand, Anthony, 25
Rankin, Donald, 14
Rankin, Donald W., 14
Rathbone, Marjorie, 28
Ray, Ltc Marion, 14
Ray, Marion, 4, 5, 10, 21, 24, 27, 29
Reidell, Charles A., 15
Reunions, 2, 4, 21, 22, 23, 25, 45
Rieck, Charles, 25
Rigatti, Richard, 5, 28
Rikken, Adda, 29
Robb, Dr. John, 37
Robb, Dr. John G., 2, 3
Robb, John, 4, 5, 25, 28, 39
Robb, Marilyn, 23, 39
Robbins, W. Dudley, 47
Roberts, Jack, 4, 5, 11, 21, 22, 33
Roberts, John, 25, 29
Roberts, John (Jack) M., 3
Ross, Reece M., 15
Rutland, Roger, 13, 28
Rutledge, Boyd, 28
Salemink, Richard, 25
Sandahl, Dean, 25, 32
Schaffner, John, 2, 4, 5, 12, 25
Schaffner, John R., 3, 16, 25, 29, 49
Schaffner, Lillian, 29
Schanerberger, Ellsworth, 2
Schiro, Frank, 15
Schleusener, Roland, 43
Schleusener, Roland E., 43
Schmalzreid, Eugene, 47
Schnitzer, Werner C., 47
Scranton, Robert, 28
Setter, Leon, 15
Setter, Leon J., 15
Sheaner, Herb, 25, 36
Simmons, Norman, 25
Simpson, Florence, 28
Simpson, William, 28
Slaby, Ted, 15
Slaughterhouse Five, 47
Smith, Ken, 25
Smith, Kenneth, 25
Smoler, Irwin, 5
Snyder, Walt, 15
Snyder, Walter, 15
Snyder, Walter M., 15
Songer, Harold, 25
St. Vith, 5
St. Vith, Belgium, 5
Stahl, William, 25, 29, 40
Stalag 4-B, 47
Stalag II-E, 13
Starmack, John, 25
Steere, Robert L., 15
Stein, Murray, 2, 5, 6
Stewart, John, 25
Streib, Marshall, 25
Sweet, Dale, 22
Swett, John, 2, 29
Taddeo, Peter, 15
Taddeo, Peter J., 15
Talbot, Randy, 22
Thome, Michael, 28
Thompson, Gil, 15
Tracz, Frank, 25, 43
Trautman, Frank, 2, 4, 25, 29, 37, 40
Trautman, Frank S., 3
Troxel, Wayman, 47
Troxel, Wayman D., 47
Trueman, Chaplain Duncan, 5
Trueman, Dr. Duncan, 2, 4, 8, 20, 27, 29, 40
Trueman, Duncan, 20, 25, 29
Trueman, Grace, 29
Truman, Dr. Duncan, 27
Twarok, Fred, 15
Twarok, Fred P., 15
Tyndall, Robert, 28
Vietnam, 8, 42, 47
Villwock, Jackie, 28
Villwock, Russell, 28
Vincken, Fritz, 17, 20
Von Rundstedt, Field Marshal, 17
Walker, June, 29
Walker, Robert, 29
Wanless, William, 15
Wanless, William F., 15
Watt, Ben, 28
Weiner, Milton, 15, 45
Weiss, Newt, 25
Weiss, Newton, 2, 12, 25
Weiss, Susan, 12
Wells, James, 28
West, James D., 29
West, Jim, 16
Wilson, Albert H., 48
Wood, Wilma, 25
Woodward, Jack, 25
Yelochan, Al, 23
Zimmerman, Joseph, 25