Saturday, August 28, 2010

Changes to Membership and Dues effective November 1, 2010

At the Association's General Membership Meeting held on July 31, 2010 our Treasurer, Bruce Moore reported that our general operating expenses were exceeding dues income and general donations; and that if this trend continues we would be unable to provide our current level of services within a few years. The Board of Directors met after the General Meeting to discuss ways to reduce or cut expenses where possible and to determine if a restructure of our Memberships and related Dues were in order.

As you know, the Association has not changed or increased its dues since 2000 in spite of the rising cost of operating expenses like postage and printing. We felt the nominal increase was both overdue and well justified.

After much discussion the Board approved a restructure of Memberships and related Dues as following:
Regular Membership with a annual dues of $25.00
Regular 5 Year Membership with a 5 Year dues of $115.00

Purple Heart Membership: Annual Membership with a dues of $10.00
5 Year Membership with a dues of $40.00
Note - This Membership has not changed and is only being offered to active-duty Purple Heart Recipients.

Members with an email address must then decide if they want solely a Company Roster or Era that they served in 506th, or a Roster of all Eras of the Regiment. Members without an email address will no longer receive a Roster of all Eras of the Regiment but will received solely a Company Roster or Era that they served in the 506th.

This change to Membership and Dues will be effective as of November 1, 2010 any new or renewal Association Dues received on or after this date will be counted as prepaid dues for 2011.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

506th PIR Trooper to be Honored

A new memorial will be dedicated in honor of Lt. Gunther D Company 506th PIR in his hometown of Malden, Massachusetts this coming June 6, 2010. It is in a beautiful spot, overlooking the water, visited by many residents, and in the neighborhood where he grew up.

Lt. Gunther jumped into Normandy in stick 61, landed in a tree in the churchyard of St. Mere de Eglise, and was killed by German machine gun fire. Lt. Gunther is buried at The American Cemetery @ Colleville sur Mer in Normandy.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Filthy 13 Member Dies

John "Jack" Agnew, a member of the Demolitions Platoon Regemental HQ 506th PIR died on April 8, 2010. Jack was a member of the group refered to as the Filthy 13, the group that inspired the movie "The Dirty Dozen". Jack, died in suburban Philadelphia, he was 88 years old.

Jack Agnew Obituary

Currahee in Line for Medal of Honor

The Secretary of the Army, John M. McHugh, has recommended SP4 Leslie H. Sabo, Jr. (B Co, 3rd BN, KIA 05/10/70) for the Medal of Honor. All that is needed is President Obama’s signature. See a copy of Secretary McHugh’s letter of recommendation on the 506th Association web site.

See an online article with a photo of SP4 Sabo Ellwood City Native Recommended for Medal of Honor: April 10, 2010, Beaver County Times (PA).

Visit the 506th Association web site for all links to this story.

Currahee Passing

It is with sadness that we report the passing of SGT James Archie Warren, C Co 1-506th, 2004-2006. He died on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at his parents home in Lawrenceville Ga. His viewing was on Sunday April 11, 2010 between 6pm and 8pm EST, at the Crowell Brothers Funeral Home in Norcross, GA. Graveside Service were at the Georgia National Military Cemetery, Canton, GA on Monday April 12, 2010 at 11am EST. Our prayers are with his family and fellow soldiers, especially SFC Campbell, we stand alone, together.

Monday, March 29, 2010

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Currahee Passing

It is with great sadness that I inform all of you of the recent passing of former 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association President Brise Bickerton on January 30, 2010 while hospitalized near his home in PA.

To his wife Marjorie and his entire family the entire 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association officers, board of directors and membership send our sincere condolences.

Brise’s dedication to his family and to his fellow veterans and active duty soldiers was a model for all of us to emulate. His caring was something to be respected and he will be sorely missed. A “Currahee” was called to take charge and we know that his spirit will continue to get the job done. Brise, thank you for entering so many lives!


Donald E. Thies
2008/2010 President 506th Association