4th Brigade Combat Team

4th Brigade Combat Team, 506th Infantry

2009 Currahee Rendezvous Ceremonies
4th BCT, 506th Infantry Area
Fort Campbell, KY


Military Awards Ceremony
Thursday - May 28, 2009

photos from MAJ Pat Seiber (4th BCT Public Affairs Officer, 2007-2009)
Silver Star Ceremony

Four soldiers from 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, were awarded the Silver Star
for their
actions in Afghanistan. (Back to Front): SPC Gregory Waters, SSG Michael
Mullins, SSG Dennis Unger, and SFC Randy Shorter

Presenting the awards were BG James McConville [Duty CG (Support), 101st Division];
COL Pete Johnson
(Commander, 4BCT, 506th); CSM Timothy Coop (CSM, 4BCT, 506th)

Currahee Memorial Ceremony
Friday - May 29, 2009


The 32 KIAs during the 2008-2009 deployment to Afghanistan were honored.

Fifteen of the soldiers were from the 4BCT, 506th based at Fort Campbell, KY; one
was a US civilian sociologist; and the other 16 were members of units that made up
Combined Task Force Currahee,which included a Polish Battle Group and a Czech
Provincial Reconstruction Team.

The Currahee Memorial Ceremony was attended by 4BCT active-duty Currahees,
Currahee veterans, and family members of KIA Currahee soldiers.

Wreath-Laying Ceremony
(L-R): CSM(R) Robert Nichols (Honorary 506th CSM); CSM Timothy Coop (CSM, 4BCT, 506th)
and COL Pete Johnson (Commander, 4BCT, 506th) participated in a wreath-laying ceremony.


The wreath honored KIA Currahees from
WWII, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

COL Johnson and CSM Coop unveiled hand-drawn renderings of a Currahee KIA
at Fort Campbell, which will honor the more than 1,400 Currahees killed
in action in WWII, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq.

Currahee KIA Memorial Drawings
photo from Don Thies (B Co, 2nd BN, 1970-1971)
Hand-drawn renderings of the Currahee KIA Memorial

photos from Greg Phillips (D Co, 1st BN, 1970)
Glenn Goodwin

(R): Glenn Goodwin, of Roy Goodwin Contractors in Nashville, generously contributed
$30,000 worth of concrete and labor for the foundation of the Currahee KIA Memorial.

Greek and Bookser

(L-R): Steve Avgerinos (D Co, 1st BN, 1969-1970) and Mike Bookser
(E/B Co, 1st BN, 1969-1970) meet for the first time in 39 years.

Both are pictured in a 1970 Vietnam photo on page 91 of the book,
Troubled Hero: A Medal of Honor, Vietnam, and the War at Home

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