4th Brigade Combat Team



Currahee Packages Project 2006

This was a project to send packages to all 30 companies/troops/batteries of
the entire
506th Regimental Combat Team while they were deployed to Iraq.

Items for Currahee Packages
Five packages per week were shipped, which means that each of the 30
companies/troops/batteries in the 506th RCT received about 1 package
every 6 weeks from the Association.

Items for Currahee Packages

On January 17, 2006, Ron Helwig (B Co, 1st ABG, 1960-1962), 506th Association
Quartermaster and Currahee Packages Project Committee member, mailed
out the first Currahee Package to HHC, 1st BN, 506th RCT. The package
was filled with more than 24 pounds of items.

In February 2006, Ron's hometown newspaper, the Press and Journal
(Middletown, PA), published an
article about the Currahee Packages Project.

Items for Currahee Packages

Each of the packages in this first series of mailings contained:

80 Cloth Wipes
60 packages Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate
24 packages Orville Redenbacher's Popping Corn
12 packs Wrigley's Chewing Gum
35 bags Martins Mixed Chips
36 Austin Cookies and Crackers Variety Packs
20 pieces strawberry Swizzles
Miscellaneous Candy

View the list of those who contributed to the 2006 Currahee Packages Project.

The first series of mailings were completed on February 20, 2006, and each of the
packages in the second series contained:

48 Quaker Chewy Bars Variety Pack
30 Kraft Individually Wrapped HandiSnacks, Bread Stick'n Cheez
80 Berkley & Jensen Premium Soft Cloth Wipes
13-oz box Sunshine Cheezit Twisterz
8 Aeroxon Fly Catchers
Quality Care Spray Disinfectant and Odor Eliminator
12 packs Wrigley's Chewing Gum
36 Austin Cookies and Crackers Variety Packs
4 12-oz packages Nabisco Chips Ahoy Cookies
21 bags Utz Variety Chips
10 Top Ramen Noodle Soup
20 Hershey Twizzlers
Variety of mixed Hard Candy and Tootsie Rolls

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