4th Brigade Combat Team

4th Brigade Combat Team, 506th Infantry


2009 Currahee Rendezvous
Currahee Grand Ball
May 30, 2009
Delta Ballroom, Opryland Resort
Nashville, TN

Grand Ball Program

photos from MAJ Pat Seiber (4th BCT Public Affairs Officer, 2007-2009)
Color Guard

Color Guard
More than 3,500 Currahee soldiers, veterans, and guests attended the ball.

Currahee Uniforms

Soldiers modeled uniforms from all eras of Currahee history

Currahee Grog

Commanding officers and CSMs from the 4BCT brigade and battalions each added
ingredients to the regimental punchbowl to make the traditional
Currahee Grog.

Vietnam Currahee veteran Eugene Overton, Jr. (C Co, 1st BN, 1967-1968; Co-founder
and President Emeritus of the 506th Association)
added the Vietnamese Rice Wine.

To the right of the punchbowl is the legendary Sink Grail of the 506th PIR Currahees.
On the left is the new
Currahee Commander's Cup.


The Currahee Grog was drunk for the evening's toasts.

Johnson and Foley
(L): COL Pete Johnson (Commander, 4BCT, 506th) presents gifts to the guest
speaker, LTG(R) Robert F. Foley (US Army 1963-2000; MOH) and father of
MAJ David C. Foley (HHC, 2nd BN, 506th, 2007-current).

photos from Octavio Laguna (C Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1964-1966)
Foley and Laguna

LTG(R) Foley and Octavio Laguna (C Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1964-1966)

Octavio's company commander in Vietnam knew LTG Foley when
Foley was commander of A/2-27th Inf Regt, 25th Infantry Division.

Joel Brown Band

Dancing till midnight to the music of the Joel Brown Band

Currahee Veterans and Wives
(Sitting L-R): Marcia Lally, Ruth Laguna, and Ruth Helwig
(Standing L-R): Ron Helwig (B Co, 1st ABG, 506th, 1960-1962); Gene Overton
(C Co, 1st BN, 1967-1968); Octavio Laguna (C Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1964-1966);
Hoyt Bruce Moore, III (A Co, 1st BN, 506th, 1970-1971); Peggy Pearson;
and John Lally (A Co, 1st BN, 506th, 1970-1971)

These pages are maintained the
506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile - Air Assault)
This page updated 04/06/13