Welcome to the CURRAHEE website – dedicated to the Veterans and Active Duty members of the famous 506th Infantry Regiment and attached units from its creation during World War II to the present. The website is here to provide current and historical information about the regiment and those who served as well as to provide a central point of contact to connect all past and present Currahees.
LTC Kurt Smith of 2-506 said in his letter (see the article below) that Currahee veterans from all eras are invited to attend the Hamburger Hill reunion activities that are scheduled for May 12-14 at Fort Campbell. We encourage as many of our members as possible to participate in those activities along with Currahee and Rakkasan veterans of Hamburger Hill. There will be many opportunities for veterans and their families to meet and converse with active duty soldiers. As in the past, the Association has arranged for a bloc of rooms at a reduced rate at the Sleep Inn and Suites in Oak Grove [270 640-7170]. Rooms are in demand, so make your reservations as soon as possible.
The 1st Battalion Commander - LTC David R. Waters and the 2nd Battalion Commander - LTC Kurt J. Smith have included several events that many of you may find VERY interesting.
LTC Kurt Smith, commanding officer of 2-506, has asked the association to help get the word out about the upcoming Hamburger Hill Reunion. As a clarification to this invitation, all Currahees and their families are invited. Please review the attached letter from LTC Smith.
November 21, 2014
November 10, 2014
With the inactivation of the 4th Brigade Combat Team the Currahee Memorial (also known as the Currahee KIA Memorial) has been moved from the former Brigade area to a permanent location across from the Pratt Museum on Fort Campbell. The new Memorial location is Tennessee Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets. On Wednesday, 21 May, 2014 at 1600 (4:00PM CDT) there was a rededication ceremony for the Memorial. Present were former 4th Brigade Commander COL Valery Keaveny, current Chief of Staff 101st Airborne Division, along with the colors and elements of the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 506th Infantry Regiment. All veteran Currahees and friends of the Regiment were invited to attend.
Currently files are being transferred to the new website.
You can look for information on the old 506infantry website. Click here
The Association is recognized as a Tax Exempt War Veterans Organization under IRS Code Section 501(c) (19). The Association offers a variety of services and programs in support of its members, including its Charitable Programs as outlined under Programs and Giving. For giving purposes, our FEIN is 91-2088108. We invite you to participate in supporting Association programs through your tax deductible contributions.
The website, the Association Facebook page and newsletter connect all Currahees as well as their families, friends, and supporters.