506th Plaque Presentation


photos from Carl Rebele (M Company, 506th AIR, Camp Breckinridge, KY, 1952;
B Co, 578th ECB, 40th Infantry Divison, Republic of Korea)
ROK Currahees Plaque

PRESENTED
TO THE 1ST BN 506TH
2D INFANTRY DIVISION - MLR KOREA
50TH ANNIVERSARY
IN RECOGNITION OF THE 1ST BN "CURRAHEE"
DEDICATION AND DUTY TO SERVE WHERE ORDERED
WE STAND TOGETHER THEN, NOW AND ALWAYS



Currahee Memorial Dinner

(L-R): Gene Overton (C Co, 1st BN, 1967-1968), president of The 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile - Air Assault)
Robin Sink McClelland, daughter of COL Robert F. Sink, first commander of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, WWII
Carl Rebele (M Company, 506th AIR, Camp Breckinridge, KY, 1952; B Co, 578th ECB, 40th Infantry Divison, Republic of Korea)

Robin is holding the plaque that Gene presented to Carl during the June 8, 2000, Currahee Memorial Dinner ceremony. The plaque is in recognition of the active-duty Currahees serving in the 1st BN, 506th Infantry, 2nd Division in South Korea for their "dedication and duty to serve where ordered."

Carl then presented the plaque to the Currahees at Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, June 26, 2000, during the USO Salute to Veterans.



Camp Casey, ROK

Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, June 26, 2000

(L-R): Major General Robert F. Dees (2nd Infantry Division, Commanding)
Carl Rebele (M Company, 506th AIR, Camp Breckinridge, KY, 1952; B Co, 578th ECB, 40th Infantry Divison, Republic of Korea)
, holding the book Circle of Courage by Al Chamberlin that Carl also presented to the active-duty Currahees
CSM Kenny LeonGuerrero (A Co, 1st BN, 506th Infantry), holding the plaque presented to the active-duty 1st BN Currahees by Carl Rebele, representing The 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association (Airmobile - Air Assault)
CSM Charles W. Fitzpatrick (2nd Infantry Division, Division CSM)

NOTE: Check out the article that Carl Rebele wrote about his 50th Anniversary trip to the Republic of Korea.





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