Able Company, 1st BN, 506th PIR

items from Brett Hickle, great-nephew of
William P. "Bill" Straitiff (A Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1942-1945)

Molnar and Straitiff

(L-R): unknown, T/5 Joe Molnar (Medic), and SGT Bill Straitiff

Bronze Star Ceremony

(L): COL Robert F. Sink (Regiment Commander, 506th PIR) presents the
Bronze Star to members of A Company, 1st Battalion, 506th PIR.

Zell Am See
The 506th PIR celebration of July 4, 1945 was scheduled to be held on July 5th.
However, it rained on the 5th, so the celebration was held on July 6th and called
"Sink on the Sixth!". As part of the celebration, a 10-man stick from Regimental
Headquarters jumped from 1,000 feet into the lake at Zell Am See, Austria.

Shadow Box

Bill Straitiff's medals and patches


William P. Straitiff obituary


William P. and Nevada V. Straitiff headstone

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