Welcome to the CURRAHEE website – dedicated to the Veterans and Active Duty Members of the 506th Infantry and attached units from all the eras from the World War II “Band of Brothers” to the Present. The website is here to provide current and historical information about the unit and those who served as well as to provide a central point of contact to connect all past and present Currahees.
The Mission of the Association is to “Preserve, Honor and Convey” the Currahee legacy on behalf of all who have and continue to serve. The website together with the newsletters and the Association Facebook page - serve as the communication media to connect all Currahees as well as families, friends, and supporters.
The Association strives to support those who served and are serving and their families in many ways including its Charitable Programs as outlined under Programs and Giving. The Association is recognized as a Tax Exempt War Veterans Organization under IRS Code Section 501(c) (19). We invite you to participate in promoting the important Association programs.
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His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night.
"He had a good, long life," his son said.
The HBO miniseries, based on a book by Stephen Ambrose, followed the members of Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division from training in Georgia in 1942 through some of the war's fiercest European battles through the war's end in 1945.
Its producers included Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Guarnere was portrayed by the actor Frank John Hughes.
Guarnere, whose combat exploits earned him his nickname, lost a leg while trying to help a wounded solider during the Battle of the Bulge. His commendations included the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.
In 2007, Guarnere helped write a nationally best-selling memoir called, "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends," with fellow south Philadelphian veteran Edward J. "Babe" Heffron and journalist Robyn Post.
William Guarnere Jr. said his father and Heffron met during the war and remained friends until Heffron died in December.
"Now they're together again," the son said.
Jake Powers, who operates a Band of Brothers tour company in Grafton, Mass., said Guarnere worked behind the scenes to ensure that his comrades received the recognition they deserved.
"He did more things behind the scenes for other veterans than (for) himself," Powers said.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete Sunday.
Photo © AP / William Guarnere
The Association is now accepting applications for our 2014 College Scholarships. The deadline for receipt of applications is April 30, 2014. Applicants are reminded to include their name, mailing address, email address and phone number with their application. Items sent with applications cannot be returned. Do not send original documents or important papers as photocopies will be accepted. Questions may be directed to the Scholarship Committee Chairman Alfred May. Click here for complete rules and application procedures.
September 10-13, 2014 Radisson Hotel Branson, Mo.
New -- Updated: 01/15/2014
Branson, Missouri on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel. You may now submit your Reunion Registration Form and Fee online or simply print out the registration form and mail it in along with your payment to the Association's Office listed on the registration form.
Full event details are included in the Reunion Brochure.
Another chapter in the history of the Regiment has come to a close with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 506th Infantry Regiment (Currahee) returning home after its' most recent deployment in Afghanistan. To celebrate this return COL Valery C. Keaveny, Jr., Brigade Commander, is inviting all of us to Fort Campbell for Currahee Rendezvous - 2014; March 12th to the 14th.
The latest details relative to the full schedule of events can be seen by clicking on the "More Information" link below as well as information regarding the 506th Association's Rendezvous Headquarters Hotel; 4th BCT, 506th Area Map; Driving Directions; Fort Campbell Vehicle Registration and documents needed to gain access to Fort Campbell.
This unique opportunity to celebrate the Brigade's successful completion of its latest mission and continuing the legacy of the Regiment is only sixteen (16) days away. Will you be there???
Currahee Ball tickets are extremely limited and available by invitation only from the active duty Currahees.
4th BCT inactivation, the events are scheduled for the week of 21-25 April.