2nd Battalion Officers
Camp Mackall, NC
1943


photo from LTC Trevor J. Bredenkamp
(A Co, 1st BN, Commander and Unit Historian, ROK, 1998-1999)

2nd BN Officers, 1943

(L-R):
MAJ Oliver M. Horton (2nd BN XO; became 2nd BN CO; KIA 10/5/44, Opheusden, Holland)
LTC Robert L. Strayer (2nd BN CO; became Acting Regimental XO)
CPT Clarence Hester (2nd BN S3; became1st BN CO in Bastogne; promoted to LTC)
1LT Salve H. Matheson (2nd BN S1; promoted to MAJ and became Regimental S3; stayed in
the Army, rose to the rank of Major General, and served as the
Commanding General, 1st Bde (SEP),
101st Division, 1967-1968, Vietnam)



The following photos are from the
Currahee Scrapbook, 506th PIR 20 July 1942 - 4 July 1945

MAJ Oliver M. Horton
MAJ Oliver M. Horton
(KIA 10/5/44, Opheusden, Holland)



LTC Robert L. Strayer
LTC Robert L. Strayer
(Acting Regimental XO)



LTC Clarence Hester
LTC Clarence Hester
(1st BN CO)



MAJ Salve H. Matheson
MAJ Salve H. Matheson
(Regimental S3)



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