Currahee Reunions and Rendezvous

The 2016, 2014 and other past reunions have been a rousing success, and we look forward to seeing the Currahee Nation, again in 2018! Why not come early and stay late, make it a vacation for the entire family?

Save-the-Date:

16 - 19 May, 2018

 The 2018 Currahee Reunion at Fort Benning, GA!

The 2018 506th Association Reunion will be held from 16 May 2018 to 19 May 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1500 Bradley Lake Blvd, Columbus, GA. Phone: (706) 660-1000

More information will be announced at a later date.

Past Rendezvous Information: 2017 Currahee Rendezvous

The Currahee Rendezvous is held every two years at Fort Campbell, KY.  It is sponsored by the 506th Infantry Regiment, assisted by the 506th Association.  Veteran and Active Duty troops come together throughout the week to build greater relationships and bonds between Currahees of all eras.

The 2017 Currahee Rendezvous was held June 12th through June 16th at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The Currahee Rendezvous is:

*     Open to everyone with a Currahee connection.
*     There are NO membership requirements to attend.
*     You may attend all or part of the events.

The highlight of the Rendezvous was held on Friday, June 16th with new Distinguished and Honorary Members of the Regiment (DMOR & HMOR) inducted in a ceremony held at the Currahee KIA Memorial located on Tennessee Street across from the Pratt Museum.

The Sleep Inn, 220 Auburn St, Oak Grove, KY is our HQ hotel.  Call: (270) 640-7170 for reservations.  Make sure you ask for the 506th rate of $65 per night.

The Comfort Inn, 164 Naomi Ln, Oak Grove, KY is just a block away and serves as our overflow hotel.  Please call: (270) 640-7299 for reservations and ask for the 506th rate of $75 per night.

Monday June 12th:  Travel Day

Tuesday June 13th:
0930 DMOR Dress Rehearsal for the Active Duty troops
1700 No Host Social & Dinner at Edward's Steakhouse, 107 Franklin St, Clarksville, TN (Dress: casual, open-collar)

Wednesday June 14th:
1000 Post Tour
Lunch 1st Brigade DFAC (mess hall)
1300 Weapons Range - We will be firing the M4 carbine (ammunition provided)..
Personal weapons can be used on the range but you must provide your own ammo and you must register a personal weapon using FC Form 2635 (request form call 314-550-7260)
Veterans / civilians need only complete items 1 thru 5; 7; and 9 thru 13 on page 1.
Fill in Name, Signature and Date when submitting form to Security Staff at the Gate 4 Visitors Center prior to bring weapon(s) on Post.
1700 Company Dinners (Privately arranged by some companies and their leaders.)

Thursday June 15th:
0630 Battalion Run
0900 Open House/Static Display
Lunch 1st Brigade DFAC (mess hall)
1700 Company Dinners (Privately arranged by some companies and their leaders.)

Friday June 16th:
0900 Receive Veterans
0945 Company Formation at Currahee KIA Memorial
1000 DMOR/HMOR Ceremony (506 Association provides the wreath.)
1700 No Host Social & Dinner Edward's Steakhouse, 107 Franklin St. Clarksville, TN. (Dress:  casual, open-collar)

Fort Campbell Temporary Visitor's Pass Application

NOTE:  If you have a MN, MO, or WA driver's license, they are an invalid ID.  (DO NOT WORRY.). You can use other forms of picture ID such as passports to get on post.  If you do not have a passport or other form of government-issued ID, we can provide an escort with a DOD ID (many of our veterans have these ID's).


2017 Distinguished Members of the 506th Infantry Regiment

James McCoy                           Robert Izumi                           David Canter

David Simond                            CSM Noel Foster                   Glenn Green

Glenn Shuman                          Jay Eckhart                             Joseph Beyrle

LTC Joseph Halloran                 SSG Joseph Starling              Ken Pitetti

Lawrence Fletcher                     Rolland Christiansen               Ron Middlebrook

Thomas Weides                         LTC David R. Waters              LTC Kurt J. Smith

Albert Mampre                           Otto W. May

2017 Honorary Members of the 506th Infantry Regiment   

LTC Graham Shannon              Joseph Beyrle II                      Kaye Gomes

Kelli Loar                                   Brigadier N. S. Pond               CPT Tessa J. Klinkhardt

Patti Clement                            Jane Fulkerson                        Capt Dale A. Dye, USMC Retired

 

Past Reunion Information: 2016 Currahee Reunion and 20th Anniversary

May 11th - 14th, 2016 The 506th Association held its 2016 Currahee Reunion at the Riverview Inn - 50 College Street, Clarksville, TN 931-552-3331.

This event marked our 20th Anniversary. In 1996 a small group of Currahees held a reunion at the Riverview Inn and decided to form the 506th Association. Twenty years later we returned return to the birthplace of the 506th Association.

ALL 506th Currahee veterans, active duty soldiers of the Regiment as well as their families and friends were invited to attend.

A buffet dinner was held on Thursday, May 12, and The Currahee Memorial Dinner on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Clarksville proximity to Fort Campbell allowed the Association to coordinate with the active duty Currahees of 1st and 2nd Battalion to offer events on Post during the reunion.  In addition to the two dinners, mentioned above, there was a General Membership Meeting held Saturday morning. Throughout the reunion week the Hospitality Room, Historical Display and Quartermaster Sales rooms were open for Currahees to meet and renew friendships, or make new ones. As always there was also be plenty of time available for getting together with friends or for holding small group events and re-explore Fort Campbell, a place where many Currahees once called "home" so many years ago.

Currahee Reunions have been a rousing success, we hope to continue to encourage active duty Currahees to attend, they are the future of the 506th Infantry Regiment.

Thank you for making 2016 a wonderful event, we look forward to seeing you next time!

Past Reunion Information: 2014 Currahee Reunion

September 10 - 13, 2014 the 506th Association held its 2014 Currahee Reunion at the Radisson Hotel Branson -120 South Wildwood Drive, Branson, MO 65616 [417 335-5767].

2014CurraheeReunionCover.jpgSee the list of attendees below of those Currahees who participated in the 2014 Reunion.

See schedule of events below.

A buffet dinner was held on Thursday, September 11 and The Currahee Memorial Dinner on Saturday September 13.

In addition, to the two dinners mentioned above the Association held a General Membership Meeting Saturday morning.  Throughout the reunion the Association opened a Reunion Hospitality/Display Room as well as a PX with many of the Association’s Quartermaster Items available for sale.

There was plenty of time available for getting together with friends or for holding small group events. There was also ample time to enjoy the many things available to do in Branson.

List of Attendees
(list of attendees updated 08/28/2014)