4th Brigade Combat Team

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1st Battalion, 506th Infantry
4th BCT, 506th INF
Fort Campbell, KY -- 2005-current
Republic of Iraq -- 2005-2006
Afghanistan -- 2008-2009
Afghanistan -- 2010-2011
Afghanistan -- 2013-2014

 

Permanent Orders 251-4: 8 September 2005, DOA orders redesignating the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry

Air Assault Troops Experiment with Hybrid Humvee: October 2005, article (with photos)

Funeral Set for Local Soldier: April 15, 2009, Dayton Daily News (OH) on-line article about SPC James Kurtis Bullen (A Co, 1st BN, 506th, died 04/11/09)

Four 101st Soldiers Earn Silver Stars: June 8, 2009, article (with photo)

Press Puts Squeeze on Currahee Leadership: January 15, 2010, Fort Campbell Courier on-line article (with photo)

Currahee Teams Take on Military Intel Field Training: February 18, 2010, Fort Campbell Courier on-line article

Language Training Detachment Debuts: February 18, 2010, Fort Campbell Courier on-line article (with photos)

Currahees Train in BCTC Warfighter Exercise: March 11, 2010, Fort Campbell Courier on-line article includes CSM(R) Charles W. Fitzpatrick [HHC (BN CSM), 1st BN, 506th, 1991-1992]

Currahees Training in Mock Afghan Village Site: April 8, 2010, Fort Campbell Courier on-line article (with photo)

Awards Presented for Second Quarter: April 15, 2010 article

Fallen Currahee Awarded Silver Star: September 1, 2011, Fort Campbell Courier on-line article (with photo) about SPC Jordan M. Byrd [A Co (Medic), 1st BN, 506th]

4BCT “Currahees” is First Air Assault Unit to Accept Women into Select Direct Combat Positions: May 26, 2012, Clarksville Online article (with photos)

Salutations from SFC Al Castillo: March 31, 2013

Red Currahee Press (Newsletter of the 1-506th):


YouTube Video:

A Co 1-506th Welcome Home Ceremony: 1 minute; March 3, 2009


Iraq Deployment: November 2005-November 2006



MA2 Michael A. Monsoor, USN

Seal Team 3 (attached to 1st BN, 506th), KIA 09/29/06, Ar Ramadi, Iraq
Fallen Navy SEAL Enshrined in Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes: April 9, 2008
Bush Awards Medal of Honor to Navy SEAL: April 8, 2008, USATODAY on-line article (with photos)
A Debt That Can Never Be Repaid: by Michael Fumento, The Weekly Standard, 04/21/2008, Volume 013, Issue 30
SECNAV Names New Zumwalt-Class Destroyer USS Michael Monsoor: October 30, 2008, US Department of Defense News Release
Medal of Honor Story: 4 1/2 minutes YouTube video
Mount Soledad Veterans Day Ceremony: November 6, 2010


NEWSLETTERS:

Red Currahee Courier, 1st Battalion, 506th Newsletter:

C Company "Gunfighter", 1st Battalion, 506th Newsletter:

Additional articles and photos about the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry can be found on
some of the pages of the 506th Regimental Combat Team brigade-level newsletter.

Currahee Press:


The 506th RCT in Iraq

Echo Company Newsletter March 2006: page 1 - page 2

Operation Normandy: March 21, 2006

Walter Reed's World of Hurt, Hope: April 5, 2006, washingtonpost.com article mentions (with two photos of) PFC Daniel Perry (B Co, 1-506th, WIA)

Fort Campbell Soldier Killed in Iraq: April 10, 2006, WBKO.com (Bowling Green, KY) article about SFC Gregory S. Rogers (D Co, 1-506th, KIA 04/09/06)

Red Currahee Takes on Insurgents: April 2006 article about A Co, 3rd BN, 103rd AR, 55th Bde (PA National Guard) and 2nd Platoon, C Co, 876th EN (PA National Guard), both attached to 1-506th, Dec 05-Jun 06

Operation Bastogne: April 10, 2006

SPC Maxwell D. Ramsey
C Co, 1-506th
Sacrifice Honored in Hallowed Place: April 21, 2006, washingtonpost.com article (with photo)
Before Graceland, a Less-Publicized Stop at Walter Reed: July 7, 2006, washingtonpost.com article


Fumento Weblog: by journalist Michael Fumento

The Band of Brothers (and Their Mothers): May 11, 2006, The American Spectator on-line article about 1-506th

Weekly Standard, Vol 011, Issue 38

Has photos, videos, and many imbedded links (printed in light blue)

The New Band of Brothers
With the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment,
101st Airborne Division in Ramadi.

by Michael Fumento
The Weekly Standard, 06/19/2006, Volume 011, Issue 38

When Fanaticism is Your Only Skill: June 13, 2006, TCS Daily on-line article about C Co, 1-506th
Return to Ramadi: by Michael Fumento, The Weekly Standard, November 21, 2006
The Fighting Killions: March 8, 2007, TCS Daily on-line article (with photo) about SPC Robert Killion (A Co, 1-506th)
A Debt That Can Never Be Repaid: by Michael Fumento, The Weekly Standard, 04/21/2008, Volume 013, Issue 30; article about MA2 Michael A. Monsoor, USN [Seal Team 3 (attached to 1st BN, 506th), KIA 09/29/06, Ar Ramadi, Iraq]

US Snipers Protect Strategic Ramadi Road: May 1, 2006, washingtonpost.com article (with photo) about C Co, 1-506th

Insurgents Keep US at Bay in Ramadi: May 22, 2006, washingtonpost.com article (with photo) quotes SFC Britt N. Ruble (C Co, 1-506th)

Operation Dragon's Breath: May 30, 2006 article (with photo)

US troops must balance life at home, mission in Iraq, say chaplains: June 15, 2006, Catholic News Service on-line article (with photo) about Father Paul Halladay [HHC (Chaplain), 1st BN, 506th]

 Move into Heart of Insurgent Stronghold: National Public Radio (NPR) All Things Considered, June 19, 2006, by Philip Reeves, embedded with C Co, 1-506th

CF Find Weapons Cache: July 8, 2006 article about D Co, 1-506th

Flags at Half-Staff for Michigan War Casualty: August 1, 2006, Western Michigan University News on-line article about SPC Dennis K. Samson Jr. (B Co, 1-506th, KIA 07/24/06)

Troops Inspire Ohio State Lacrosse Team: November 2, 2006, article about B Co, 1-506th

WWE Supports Wounded Warriors: December 19, 2006, article about SPC Brandon Ferrell (1-506th)

Soldiers Awarded Silver Star: February 15, 2007, article about SPC Jose Alvarez, SPC Greg Pushkin, and SGT Jeremy Wilczek (all from 1-506th)

Baseball Star, Bronze Star: Decorated Warrior: May 3, 2007, News Leader (Fernandina Beach, FL) on-line article (with photo) about 1LT Brett Blalock (A Co, 1-506th)

Generals Give Medals to Families of Fallen: October 30, 2007, article about SFC Randall L. Lamberson (HHC, 1st BN, 506th, DOW 04/10/06)

Keenan Awarded Purple Heart: November 27, 2008, article (with photo) about an individual augmentee assigned to 1-506th

Nick Dason’s Road to Redemption: March 31, 2009, SlowTwitch.com article (with photos) about PFC Nick Dason (Scout Platoon, 1-506th)

Mission Accomplished: August 9, 2009, TheTimesTribune.com (KY) article (with photos) about SSG Phillip Lawson [C Co (Sniper), 1st BN, 37th Armor BN], attached to 1st BN, 506th


MySpace Videos (1-506th in Ramadi, Iraq, 2006):

1st-506th Mortar Team in Action: 1 minute

Ramadi Train station GOES BOOM!: 3 minutes; 1-506th Sapper Platoon

Ramadi Train station GOES BOOM! part 2: 2 1/2 minutes; 1-506th Sapper Platoon

Combat Outpost Corregidor: 5 3/4 minutes; 1-506th Sapper Platoon

YouTube Videos (1-506th in Ramadi, Iraq, 2006):

Ain't Life Wonderful: 4 1/2 minutes; 1-506th and Animal Company [A Co, 3rd BN, 103rd Armor, 55th Bde (PA National Guard), attached to 1-506th]

Send Out the QRF: 2 minutes; 1-506th and Animal Company

Combat Mission Exfil: 1/2 minute; Animal Company

The Destruction of A-25..part 1: 1/2 minute; April 10, 2006, 2nd Platoon, Animal Company

The Destruction of A-25..part 2: 1 minute; April 10, 2006, 2nd Platoon, Animal Company

MLRS Missile Strike: 2 minutes; Camp Corregidor (East Ramadi)

Crazy Joe in Ramadi: 9 minutes; April 2006, C Company and A Company

1-506th Infantry In Ramadi, Iraq 2006: 3/4 minute; D Company "Dealer"

Dealer Air Strike: 1 minute; D Company "Dealer"

Enemy: 4-3/4 minutes; D Company at Camp Corregidor

Air Support at Camp Corregidor: 1/2 minute; May 2006

Tower Guard at Corregidor: 2 minutes

Cobra Hellfire Hit: 1 minute; C Company in Malaab District

Ramadi Music Video: 4 minutes; by SGT David Repp (206th Broadcast Operations Detachment, American Forces Network) about A Company and C Company

Gonna Cut You Down: 2 minutes; by SPC Andy Johnson (2nd Platoon "Maniacs", A Co, 1-506th)

Ramadi 2006: 7 minutes; the Navy SEAL with the MK48 is QM2 Michael A. Monsoor (Seal Team 3, KIA 09/29/06), a few days after this footage was taken

Navy Close Air Support in Eastern Ramadi: 2 minutes, by SGT Steve Campbell (A Co, 1-506th)

House to House: 1/2 minute

Other Video:

Freedom Journal Iraq: 4 minutes; May 24, 2006, by Pentagon about D Company at FOB Corregidor during Operation Dragon Breath

1/506 INF actions in Iraq: 3 minutes; by SGT Brandon Vega (D Co, 1-506th)


Afghanistan Deployment: March 2008-March 2009

PRTs Strive to Improve Afghan Lives: May 21, 2008, article about CPT John Madia (HHC, 1st BN, 506th)

Red Currahee Press: Newsletter of the 1-506th, May 2008 [24-page Adobe PDF file]

Better Cooperation Stems from Meeting: June 2, 2008, article (with photo)

Afghan War Moves Into Unknown Territory: June 24, 2008, ABC World News article (with video) includes LTC Tony DeMartino (BN CO, 1st BN, 506th, 2007-current)

Teamwork Helps Decrease SE Afghanistan Violence: July 13, 2008

Dispatch from Afghanistan: Penn State Live 4-part series (with photos) about 1LT Donald Wagner (1st BN, 506th)
          - Alum Shares Experiences in the Army: August 28, 2008
          
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Fighting the Enemy with Information: September 4, 2008
          - Why He Fights: September 11, 2008
          - The Interpreters: September 19, 2008
          - Leading the Platoon: September 26, 2008
          - Helping Afghan Forces Stand Up: October 24, 2008

Our American Brothers in Arms: September 18, 2008, article about A and D Companies, 1-506th

Secretary of Army Visits Ghazni, Afghanistan: September 26, 2008, article (with photo) about the Agricultural Development Team attached to 1-506th

Taliban's New Super-Bombs Threaten US Troops, Even in Pricey MRAPs: October 31, 2008, US News & World Report on-line article includes 1st BN, 506th

Ties to Locals Help Unit Fight Enemy: November 2, 2008, article about B Co, 1-506th

More Attacks Forced Troops To Change Tactics: November 3, 2008

Meet Afghanistan's Motorcycle Police, the US Military's Newest Weapon Against Taliban Insurgents: November 7, 2008, US News & World Report on-line article (with photo) includes 1st BN, 506th

Afghans Wary of Taliban, US: December 1, 2008, Washington Times on-line article (with photo) about Companies B and D, 1-506th

Coalition Moves on Taliban before Election: December 11, 2008, Washington Times on-line article (with photos) about C Co, 1-506th

A Small Force of US Soldiers Guards the Gates to Kabul: December 11, 2008, US News & World Report on-line article about 1st BN, 506th

Spending Christmas Providing Winter Aid: December 29, 2008

Roadside Bombs on the Upsurge in Afghanistan: June 9, 2009, Time Magazine on-line article quotes LTC Tony DeMartino (BN CO, 1st BN, 506th)


CPT Roger T. Hill and 1SG Tommy L. Scott
both from D Co, 1-506th
Article 32 Investigation: December 1-4, 2008, CJTF-101 press releases
Captain Roger T. Hill Military Justice Case


YouTube Videos:

3rd Platoon, C Company, 1-506th: 4 minutes

1-506 C Co Afghanistan OEF VIII: 6-1/2 minutes

1-506th Deployment: 4 minutes about A and D Companies

Able, Dealer 1-506th: 4-1/2 minutes

A Co 1-506th Tegab Valley: 3-3/4 minutes

1-506th Ambush in Ghazni Province: 1-3/4 minutes


Afghanistan Deployment: August 2010 - August 2011

Soldier's Story: August 2010, CNN World blog (with photos and videos) about SFC Randy A. Shorter [HHC (Mortars)]

TF Currahee Soldiers on Patrol in KKC: October 6, 2010 article (with photos) about C Company

FOB Yahya Khel Soldiers Receive Surprise Lunch: October 20, 2010 article (with photos) about A Company

Services for SSG Kenneth K. McAninch: A Co, 1st BN, 506th, KIA 10/21/10; October 30, 2010 [5-page Adobe PDF file with photos]

US Soldiers Achieve Gains in Paktika Province: November 18, 2010 article

Afghanistan 'Surge' Troops Appreciate Support from Home: November 19, 2010 article

LCLA Delivers to Currahee Units: November 20, 2010 article (with photo) about D Company

Red Currahee Mechanics Keep Soldiers Moving: November 20, 2010 article (with photo) about E Company, 801st BSB (assigned to 1st BN, 506th)

Training Pays Dividends for 4th BCT Soldiers: November 22, 2010 article

Red Currahee Cooks Create Special Treats for Soldier Morale: November 24, 2010 article (with photos) about E Company, 801st BSB (assigned to 1st BN, 506th)

Troops Spend Thanksgiving Away from Home: November 24, 2010 article about HHC

ABP Graduate from Red Currahee Team Leader Course: December 13, 2010 article (with photo) about D Company

Star-Studded Tour Entertains Currahee Troops: December 15, 2010 article (with photo)

TF Red Currahee Turns up Heat in Paktika Province: December 21, 2010 article about HHC

Woven Mats Cut Convoy Time in Paktika: January 24, 2011 article (with photos) about E Company, 801st BSB (assigned to 1st BN, 506th)

Currahee Helps Remote FOB Retrieve Supplies: February 3, 2011 article about D Company

Biometrics, Guardians of Peace Enhance Security: February 10, 2010 article (with photos) about C Company

Paktika PRT Civil Affairs Soldiers Play Integral Role: February 22, 2010 article

Trauma Center Named after Fallen Currahee Medic Opens: March 1, 2010 article (with photos) about A Company

Afghans Hired to Maintain Sharana Bazaar: March 7, 2010 article about HHC

TF Currahee Leaders Attend Peace Shura: March 12, 2010 article about D Company

Currahee Unites a US Muslim Community with Afghans in Paktika: March 14, 2011 article

TF Currahee First to Test 120mm Precision Guided Munitions in Afghanistan: March 26, 2010 article (with photos) about C Company

Paktika Task Force Honors Fallen Soldier: April 27, 2010 article (with photos) about SGT John P. Castro (D Co, 1st BN, 506th, KIA 04/22/11)

Red Currahee Reapers Overcome Terrain Challenges, Open Gwashta Pass: May 23-28, 2010 article (with photos) about HHC (Mortar Platoon)

Commander Delivers Special Meals to FOBs, Boosts Morale: July 18, 2011 article (with photos) about B Company

Fort Campbell Soldiers Honored at Remembrance: October 19, 2011 clipping from THE Eagle POST newspaper; submitted by Donald Thies (B Co, 2nd BN, 1970-1971); includes SPC Rafael A. Nieves, Jr. (B Co, 1st BN, 506th, KIA 07/10/11)

Task Force Currahee OEF X-XI Scrapbook: ordering information (PDF file)

Red Currahee Press (Newsletter of the 1-506th):


YouTube Video:

Task Force Currahee Conducts Air Assault in Paktika Province: 1-1/4 minutes; about HHC (Mortars)

Other Video:

Currahee Fallen Hero Video: 3 minutes





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This page updated 04/19/13