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.
The 506th Association recognizes those who support the Currahee nation, our veterans and soldiers
Special Thank You to Mr. Brian McSpadden owner of Letter Perfect
Colonel (R) Joe Johnson, Secretary, presents one of our new Association Certificates of Recognition & Appreciation to Mr. Brian McSpadden, Owner of Letter Perfect located in Cookeville, TN. Colonel (R) Bob Seitz and our Hospital Visitation Team presents a new gym bag to each of our wounded Currahee Soldiers when they first arrive at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, DC. The bags were purchased with funds taken from our Widows, Orphans and Wounded Soldiers Fund at a discounted price from Full Source, LLC, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. Brian’s business embroidered the new gym bags at no cost to the Association. You may help keep this fund solvent by making a donation through our website at http://www.506infantry.org and clicking on the Programs/Giving button near the top of the home page. The Board of Directors approved the certificates and now ask you to seek out deserving businesses or individuals in your communities that deserve this recognition.
At dawn on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor) a group of active duty Currahees and veterans gathered in Toccoa, GA. Here five Currahees pause for a photo atop Currahee Mountain.
From left to right COL(R) Joe Johnson, John Lally, Gene Overton, 1-506 Infantry Commander LTC Buddy Ferris, Fred May
On Wednesday, November 25th the Association's Board of Directors unanimously approved a $5.00 increase for Annual and Five Year Membership Dues in 2016. It should be noted that the last membership dues increase occurred back in 2009; however since that time the Association's expenses have steadily increased.
In addition, the Board unanimously approved a new Life Membership option for 2016, which has been requested over the years. Life membership will simplify the membership process while reducing the long-term cost to members.
It's the Board's hope that the Currahee Nation embraces these changes by continuing to support the Association thus enabling it to grow as well as support our Currahee Veterans and Active Duty Soldiers well into the future.
For the last several years we have utilized the services of Association Resource Center [ARC] for support functions like bookkeeping, member management, web development and communications. This spring, as we were preparing for contract renewal negotiations, ARC management informed us they were not going to renew our contract.
For the last few months the Board has been searching for another solution. We looked at other firms, tried to recruit volunteers and interviewed individuals with the skills we needed to be replacements for ARC.
After all this searching, we were very pleased to find a talented person close to home. We have just hired Kelli Loar as our Administrative Assistant, responsible for keeping our membership and accounting records current, updating our website and keeping our lines of communications open with members and the public. Kelli brings to the post considerable background in working with soldiers and their families. She is married to a career soldier recently assigned to the Currahees, and is the mother of two school-age children.
Over the next few weeks Kelli and the board will be working to transfer our operation in Folsom, California to Clarksville, Tennessee. We hope to complete the bulk of this transition by the end of August. In the meantime, there may be some delays in processing messages and transactions; please bear with us. We will notify you of changes to the Association address, phone and other contact information shortly.
November 21, 2014
November 10, 2014
John Colone - May 31, 2016
A Memorial Day story of a 506th DMOR Vietnam veteran - John Colone-CBS News
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.