2004 Currahee Veterans Reunion
Des Moines, IA
July 20-24

Tour of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam Memorials
Iowa State Capitol Grounds
July 22

photos from Peggy Pearson
WWII Memorial

Wreath-laying ceremony at the WWII Memorial

Carrying the flags for all the 506th Association ceremonies were
506th Association Flag: Dana Armstrong [HHC/E Co (Recon), 1st BN, 1967-1968]
506th Infantry Flag with Battle Streamers: Robert Aubrey [E (Recon)/HHC, 1st BN, 1967-1968]
Wreaths placement: Mike Labbee
(B Co, 2nd BN, 1970-1971)

Korean War Memorial

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Korean War Memorial. During 1950-1953, the 506th was
activated at Camp Breckinridge, KY, to help train replacement troops for the Korean War.

(Far Right): 506th Association President Gene Overton (C Co, 1st BN, 1967-1968)

506th Association Wreath

One of the 506th Association wreath for the Memorials ceremonies.

Iowa State Vietnam Memorial
The State of Iowa Vietnam Memorial includes the name of Dennis L. Ritter
(A Co, 1st BN, 506th, KIA July 25, 1970),
hometown: Akeny, IA.

Currahee Picnic
Waterworks Park
July 24

photos from MAJ(R) Tom Duckett, III (B Co, 1st BN, 1971)
Dalke and Houser

Carl Dalke (HQ, REGT, 506th PIR, 1944-1945) talks with Lucas Houser and a WWII Airborne Re-enactor.

Lucas Houser is from Des Moines, was in town, read about the 2004 Currahee Reunion, and dropped in
on the Currahee Picnic. Although the 506th colors and 506th soldiers from ROK are currently in Iraq,
Lucas is stationed at Fort Campbell, where he and a few other soldiers are assigned to the 4th Unit of Action,
506th, 101st Division
. Lucas had already served in Iraq with the 502nd, 101st Division, where he earned a
Purple Heart.

Hospitality/Display Room

Hospitality Room Display
The Hospitality Room and Currahee Picnic displays were provided
and manned by local 82nd/101st Division re-enactors Tom Clegg,
Dave Ruffcorn, Bob Hubert, Justin Aliss, and Darrek Orwig!

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