|1st Platoon, Alpha Company, 1st BN, 506th Airborne Infantry (Airmobile) Vietnam Currahees gathered for a Platoon Reunion, June 22-24, in Indianapolis, IN, at the Ramada Inn on Thompson Road, with Pat Hyman "Old Man" and his wife Cheryl as Reunion Hosts. Reunion events included a Welcome Dinner Buffet on Friday evening, June 22; Open House and a BBQ at "Old Man's" house on Saturday, June 23; and a Farewell Brunch Buffet on Sunday morning, June 24. From 15 different states, 29 Vietnam Currahee veterans and 25 family members attended the reunion activities.|
|1st Row (sitting L-R):
Gary Gallimore "Boo Boo",
Mar 70-Nov 70; Karl John Schwarz "Okie",
Nov 69-Nov 70; Steve Chapman "Chappy"
(3rd Platoon, 1969-1970); Robert Linn "The
Finn", Oct 69-Oct 70; Keith Friend "Wonder
Boy", Nov 69-Nov 70.
2nd Row (kneeling L-R): John Brown "JB", 1st Platoon LT May 70-Oct 70; Barry Goldsmith "Goldy", Dec 69-Nov 70; Gary George "George of the Jungle", Feb 70-Dec 70; Dan Nightingale "Bulldozer", 1970; Brian Heeg "Pall Mall", Feb 70-Aug 70; Fred May "Grey Ghost", LT for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Platoons and A Company XO, Oct 70-Sep 71; SGT(R) Mike Rogers (3rd Platoon, Feb 70-Mar 70); Pat Hyman "Old Man", Feb 70-Jan 71.
3rd Row (standing L-R): Ted Taraski "Ski", Apr 70-Dec 70; Ray Sowinski "Ski", Jun 70-Aug 71; Jim Wake "Doc", 1970-1971; Hoyt Bruce Moore, III "The MOE", Jun 70-Aug 71; Mike Wilmes "Moose", Feb 70-Apr 71; Gregg Smith, D Co, Oct 70-Dec 70; 1st BN Air Load, Jan 71-Apr 71; Ed Krohe "Crow", Oct 69-Oct 70; Ken Cumbow, Jan 71-Dec 71 (the only person left in 1st Platoon, A/1-506th when Camp Evans was shut down in December 1971); Thomas Waggoner "Waggs", Aug 70-Aug 71; Glen Guidry, Oct 70-Apr 71; Ken Parr, 1970-1971; and Ron Streitilmier "Muskie", 1970-1971.
Not Pictured: Ron Rami "The Italian", Jan 70-May 70; Eugene Kirkbride "Kirk", Jan 71-Dec 71; Tony Cox, D Co, Apr 70-Apr 71; and Gail Puckett, C Co, 3rd BN, Aug 69-Aug 70.
John Brown conducted the Fallen
Company Members ceremony at the Friday evening
A complete list of A/1-506th Currahees killed in Vietnam is
in the Memorials section
|Robert Linn receives his Currahee
Challenge Coin from Fred May, while Ken
calls out the names of each Currahee attending the Friday evening dinner. Fred personally
purchased for the occasion a Challenge Coin to give to every Currahee attending
|1st Row (kneeling L-R):
Elaine Gallimore, Dona Wake, Dianne George, Jana Guidry
holding Hallie Guidry, Shirley Chapman, Dorothy Brown,
Janice Sowinski, and Nancy Linn
2nd Row (standing L-R): Peggy Pearson, Mandy Guidry, Judy Guidry, Freda Goldsmith, Linda Waggoner, Roseann Cumbow, Nancy Heeg, Cheryl Hyman, Jayne Taraski, Beth Miller, and Nancy Linn
Not Pictured: Debi Rami, Rita Kirkbride, Mickey Friend, Carol Rogers, and Aaron Streitilmier