506th PIR 60th Anniversary Reunion
October 2-6, 2002
Toccoa, GA

Reunion T-Shirt
photo from Joe Rice

Design of the T-Shirt given to all 506th PIR veterans attending the reunion.

Wreath-Laying Ceremony
A wreath was laid at the marker at the entrance to the Robert F. Sink Memorial Trail.

WWII Currahee Veterans
Veterans of all 3 battalions of the 506th PIR attended the reunion events.

Highway Sign Dedication
Dedication ceremonies were held for the new highway sign placed by the Georgia
Department of Transportation and sponsored by the Rangers Association.

Joe Beyrle
photo from Joe Rice

Joseph R. Beyrle, Sr. (I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945) was the organizer of the 60th Anniversary Reunion.

During the reunion, Joe held a book-signing at the Stephens County History Museum for the book, The Simple
Sounds of Freedom/Behind Hitler's Lines
by Thomas H. Taylor, son of GEN Maxwell Taylor, 101st Airborne
Division Commander, which chronicles Joe's WWII experiences.

Easy Company Re-enactors
Members of a Midwest-based E Co, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division
WWII Historical Reenactment Society, Inc. attended the reunion events.

Robin Sink McClelland
photo from Joe Rice
Robin Sink McClelland, daughter of COL Robert F. Sink
(REGT CO, 506th PIR, 1942-1945), in the Reunion Hospitality
Room at the Shoney Inn in Toccoa.

G Company Veterans

G Company, 3rd BN, 506th PIR veterans used this as opportunity for a Company
Reunion . . . their first one since September 1992 in Dayton, OH.

(L-R): Bob Izumi; LRC(R) Tom Kennedy; Miles Allen; Robert Parks; Stan Clever;
Ira Morehart; Gene Spangler; James "Pee Wee" Martin; Malcolm Martin;
Bob Mackay. Not pictured: Don Coil.

Check out the 3-506th PIR pages for photos of G Company Currahees in 1942-1944.

506th Association Display Table
photo from Buddy Waugh
The 506th Association set up a display table in the Shoney Inn lobby. The table
included many of the 506th PIR items that had been sent to the Association, and
was used to collect more WWII-era photos and information for the Association
web site. Peggy Pearson is behind the table, gathering information from Paul R.
Miller (Surgical Medic, REGT HQ, 506th PIR, 42-45)
while Hoyt Bruce Moore, III
(A Co, 1st BN, 70-71)
, with back to camera, talks to another Toccoa Currahee veteran.

Other Currahee Veterans

Currahee veterans from other eras also attended the 60th Anniversary events.

(Kneeling): LTC(R) Joe Alexander (A/E/HHC, 3rd BN, 67-68). (Standing L-R): Ronald
Helwig (B Co, 1st ABG, 60-62); Richard Hildebrant [C Co, 1st BN, 70-71, and son of John
B. Hildebrant (G Co, 3-506th PIR, 42-45)]
; Hoyt Bruce Moore, III (A Co, 1st BN, 70-71);
and Sterling Chapman, Jr. (B Co, 3rd BN, 67-68).

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506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile - Air Assault)
This page updated 04/06/13