Monday, October 5, 2009

"Currahee" KIA Memorial to be dedicated in November

The highly-anticipated memorial to our fallen comrades is fast becoming a reality. The 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment will hold a formal dedication for the new memorial to soldiers of the regiment killed in action in four wars. Once again, the Currahees have delivered on a commitment.

According to LTC David Womack, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion of the Regiment, "The memorial has come to symbolize the strong bonds that unite the Currahees across generations and wars." He said, "Those bonds - founded in pride, commitment and shared experience - explain the esprit de corps that is legendary in the 506th, and which is demonstrated in the success of this project."

The dedication ceremony will take place on November 12, 2009 - the day after Veteran's Day -- in the 506th regimental area at Fort Campbell, KY. The schedule of events around the dedication should be announced by the regiment shortly.
View a picture of the Memorial