2008 Currahee Reunion
Reno, NV
August 13-16, 2008


Hospitality/Display Room
Quartermaster Sales
Circus Circus Hotel
Mandalay Room B

Hospitality/Display Room
photo from Don Thies (B Co, 2nd BN, 1970-1971)

506th Association Hospitality/Display Room and Quartermaster Sales Tables
All Quartermaster items are also available for purchase via US Mail.

(L-R): MAJ Tom Duckett, III (B Co, 1st BN, 1971); Octavio Laguna (C Co, 2nd BN,
; Hoyt Bruce Moore, III (A Co, 1st BN, 1970-1971); Gene Overton
(C Co, 1st BN, 1967-1968)

Hospitality/Display Room
photo from Kaye Gomes

(Standing L-R): LTC(R) Tom Kennedy, Jr. (G Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR,
and Jerry Gomes [E Co (LRRP), 3rd BN, 1967-1969]
Bill Galbraith (I/HQ, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

506th Association Unit Social
Circus Circus Hotel
August 14

photos from Don Thies (B Co, 2nd BN, 1970-1971)
Buffet Line
Buffet Line -- (L-R): SGM(R) Dick Doyle (D Co, 1st BN, 1970);
Jerry Gomes [E Co (LRRP), 3rd BN, 1967-1969]
; Kaye Gomes

506th Unit Social
(L-R): Manny Barrios (I Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945); Hoyt Bruce Moore, III
(A Co, 1st BN, 1970-1971); Bill Galbraith (I/HQ, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945);
LTC(R) Tom Kennedy, Jr. (G Co, 3rd BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945); Gene Langenberg
(B Co, 2nd BN, 1966-1967)
; (behind Galbraith): Greg Phillips (D Co, 1st BN, 1970)

Currahee Memorial Dinner
Silver Legacy Resort Hotel Ballroom
August 16

Color Guard Detail

Color Guard Detail from 4th BCT, 506th Infantry
Fort Campbell, KY

NCOIC: SSG Jason Pinckney (C Co, 1-506th)
(Front to Rear):

SPC Trevor Boggs
SPC Christopher Rochelle
SGT Timothy Delaughter
SPC Jeremy Godkin
SPC Brandon Boehms

Candles and Insignia
Currahee Distinctive Insignia ice carving and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
BN candles for lighting during the Currahee Memorial Ceremony.
(Left): ParaDice patch design during WWII
(Right): ParaDice in Black Spade used by 4BCT active-duty Currahees

Fallen Currahees Remembrance


Please direct your attention to the small table.
It is a way of symbolizing the fact that some of our friends are missing from our midst.
They are unable to be with us this evening, and so we remember them.
The table, set for one, is small . . . it symbolizes the frailty of us all.
The table cloth is white . . . symbolic of the purity of their intentions to respond to their country's call to arms.
The single rose displayed in a vase reminds us of the families and loved ones of our comrades who will not return.
A slice of lemon on the plate . . . to remind us of their bitter fate.
There is salt upon the plate . . . symbolic of the tears of families and loved ones.
The glass is inverted . . . they cannot toast with us tonight.
The chair is empty . . . they are not here.
Tonight we take time to recall those who were our comrades in arms . . . we depended on them for aid and support.
Let us remember all of our fallen company members and honor them as we stand for a moment of silence.

Memorial Dinner Speaker

Memorial Dinner speaker (in blue jacket) CPT(R) Benjamin F. Peters, Jr.
[HHC/B Co (CO), 2nd BN, 506th, Jan 1970-Dec 1970; Silver Star for FSB Ripcord]

B Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1970-1971 Currahees
(KneelingL-R): Gary Sinklier, Don Thies, Buford Byers, CPT(R) Ben Peters,
Mark Wissel, Chris Garrett

Color Guard Detail from 4th BCT, 506th Infantry, Fort Campbell
(Standing L-R): SSG Jason Pinckney, SPC Christopher Rochelle, SPC Brandon
Boehms, CPT Charles Williams, SGT Timothy Delaughter, SPC Trevor Boggs,
SPC Jeremy Godkin

Currahee Battle Flag
photo from Peggy Pearson

An image of the new Currahee Battle Flag, flying
FOB Salerno, Afghanistan, was projected
during dinner, ceremonies, and presentations.

Memorial Dinner Attendees

Active-Duty and Veteran Currahees
Active-Duty and Veteran Currahees

Family Members
Family Members

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