HQ, 1st BN, 506th PIR
Summer 1945


from the scrapbook of PVT Svend P. Christensen
(HQ, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)
Holdridge and Womack

(L): CPL Arland Merle "Buck" Holdridge [Mortar Gunner (Heavy)]
(R):
PFC Crit C. Womack, Jr.
from Spring City, TN



Grovenburg and Belland

(L): SGT W. W. "Bill" Grovenburg from Nowata, OK;
      left platoon at Bruck, Austria, June 1945, on points
(R):
PVT George J. Belland
from Waubun, MN

Going home from the war depended on a US Army point system, which gave a
soldier points for each active-duty service month, points for campaigns, points
for medals awarded, and points for being married. A soldier had to have at least
85 points to be eligible for immediate shipment home and a discharge.




Wilson and DeHoog
(L): CPT William V. Wilson, Company Commander, 1944-1945
(R):
PVT Adrian DeHoog



Krall and Young
(L): SSG Elmer Krall from Pittsburgh, PA; left
      platoon at Bruck, Austria, June 1945, on points
(R):
PVT Robert Young
from Westbury, NY; left
      platoon at Bruck, Austria, June 1945, on points



Brinson and Pate
(L): SSG Roscoe N. Brinson from Durham, CA; left
      platoon at Bruck, Austria, June 1945, on points
(R):
CPL Charles G. Pate
from Saint Paul, MN; left
      platoon at Bruck, Austria, June 1945, on points


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