After careful consideration, the 506th Association has decided to reinstate the Currahee Packages Project and to rename it so that it more accurately reflects what this fund will attempt to provide in the way of support for the active duty soldiers of the 506th Infantry Regiment.
This Fund will be used to provide morale boosting items such as Currahee Battle Flags, 506th Association PX items, and other products that will be purchased and sent to our troops.
The scope of this project will be based upon the level of support received. Questions may be directed to me at AlfredMay@aol.com.
Fred May, Active-Duty Liaison/Charitable Funds Chairman
Presentation of Currahee Battle Flags
Fort Campbell, KY - July 27, 2010
Currahee Battle Flags were presented by the 506th Association to all 30 companies/troops/batteries, and to the brigade and all battalion/squadron headquarters of the entire 4th Brigade Combat Team, 506th Infantry, for their 2010-2011 deployment to Afghanistan. 506th Association President Don Thies (B Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1970-1971) recruited a group of Currahee veteran volunteers to present these flags after the July 27, 2010 Color Casing Ceremony at Fort Campbell.
photos from 4th BCT, 506th PAO
Holding the Currahee Battle Flag presented to the 1-61st CAV Squadron Headquarters are (L): Buford Byers (B/HHC, 2nd BN, 506th, 1970-1971) and (R): 506th Association President Don Thies (B Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1970-1971). Also in the group are more of the Currahee veterans who participated in the Currahee Battle Flag presentations.
Second from the left in the photo, holding the flag presented to B Troop, is CPT Ellery R. Wallace (CO, B Trp, 1-61st CAV, KIA 08/29/10).
|Presentation of Currahee Battle Flags to the companies and the battalion headquarters of the 801st Brigade Support Battalion.|
Currahee Battle Flag presented to the 2-506th Battalion Headquarters
(L-R): Buford Byers, CPT(R) Benjamin Peters, Jr., MAJ(R) William Williams, and LRC(R) William Hand (all from B Co, 2nd BN, 506th, 1970-1971); LTC Donn Hill (CO, 2nd BN, 506th) and CSM Christopher Menton (CSM, 2nd BN, 506th)
|Presentation of Currahee Battle Flag to the 1-506th Battalion Headquarters
(L-R): MSG(R) John Keene [E Co (Mortars), 1st BN, 506th, 1967-1969], 1SG(R) John Foley (C Co, 1st BN, 506th, 1990-1991), LTC David Womack (CO, 1st BN, 506th) ,and CSM Charles Judd (CSM, 1st BN, 506th)
Holding the Currahee Battle Flag presented to the 4-320th FA Battalion Headquarters are (L): LTC Andrew Rendon (CO, 4th BN, 320th FA) and (R): LTC(R) Joe Alexander (A/E/HHC, 3rd BN, 506th, 1967-1968).
|Presentation of Currahee Battle Flags to the companies and the battalion headquarters of the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion.|