The formal dedication of the monument and the memorial
plaza took place
|(L-R ): CSM(R) Robert Nichols
(A Co, 1st BN, 506th, 1975-1979; Honorary 506th
CSM Timothy Coop (506th CSM); COL Sean M. Jenkins (506th Commander);
and COL(R) Bob Seitz [HHC/B/C/E Co (Recon) 2nd BN, 506th, 1970-1971; Honorary
506th COL] lay the 4th BCT, 506th Infantry Regiment wreath at the monument.
I WILL ALWAYS PLACE
THE MISSION FIRST
I WILL NEVER ACCEPT DEFEAT
I WILL NEVER QUIT
I WILL NEVER LEAVE A
WAS ESTABLISHED 20 JULY 1942
AT CAMP TOCCOA, GA
NORMANDY - 1944
BASTOGNE - 1944
DEFENSE OF SAIGON - 1968
VIETNAM - 1968
DONG AP BIA MOUNTAINS
(HAMBURGER HILL) - 1969
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM
2005 - 2006
|506th Association President Don Thies (B
Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1970-1971) and
Active-Duty/Veteran Liaison Fred May (A Co, 1st BN, 506th, 1970-1971) laid
a wreath and plaque from the Associationat the monument. The 506th
Association thanks Fred May for creating the plaques and Marcia and
John Lally (A Co, 1st BN, 506th, 1970- 1971) for providing the wreath.
|Fundraising has subsequently been completed to
cover the cost of engraving names
of the Currahee KIAs on the backs of the World War II and Vietnam monuments.
(C Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1964-1966) with Donnise Roberts,
In order to match the backs of the WWII
and Vietnam monuments, the back
(L-R): Don Thies (B
Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1970-1971); "Majesty"
sculptor Eugene Morelli;
506th Association President Don Thies and Active-Duty/Veteran
506th Association Currahee Challenge Award plaque presented
to Eugene Morelli,
From Eugene Morelli: The beautiful plaque you gave
me was hung in my office the
|506th Association Currahee Challenge Award plaque
to Nashville contractor Glenn Goodwin and Roy T. Goodwin
Contractors, who contributed the materials and labor for both the
monument foundations and also for the expansive memorial plaza .
for purchase to help raise funds for the Currahee Memorial.
Additional copies of this print may be purchased from:
(additional photos - not maintained by the 506th Association)