Currahee Reunions and Rendezvous

2017 Currahee Rendezvous Details

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.

When & Where: June 12th through June 16th at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

*         It 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 is on Friday, June 16th when new Distinguished and Honorary Members of the Regiment (DMOR & HMOR)) are 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.

PLEASE CONTACT GARY GILLIAM WHEN YOU HAVE CONFIRMED.  Call: 314-550-7260.

Since we are not collecting money for dinners it is important that you let us know you are coming.  This helps us in our planning.  Dinners are "NO HOST" which means you pay for your own meal directly to the restaurant after your dinner is served.

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)

Temporary Visitor's Pass Application

Weapons Registration Form

Please click on the button(s) above, download the form or forms that you need, fill them out and send the completed forms to Gary Gilliam at the addresses below.  Direct all questions to Gary Gilliam.

Please email to gary_g@rmcrecycle.com
Mail to: G. Gilliam, 203 N State Hwy 21, Potosi MO 63664
Gary Gilliam contact (314) 550-7260

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

 

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

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)


 

2014 Reunion - Schedule of Events

This schedule covers the official activities of the 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association at the reunion. Small unit activities are scheduled by the individual groups. Times are tentative, and additional activities may be added or changed as interest and opportunities dictate.
(Note: We welcome any and all contributions to the cause for the raffles and door prizes for the evening programs.)

(Updated 08/23/2014)

Wednesday, September 10

12 Noon - 4:00 pm Check-in and pick up your 2014 Currahee Reunion Name Tags & Welcome Packet at 506th Registration Table in Hotel Lobby.
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm 506th Association Hospitality Rooms open located in the Liberty & Patriot Rooms. You can also check-in and pick up your 2014 Currahee Reunion Name Tags & Welcome Packet here if you had not done so earlier in the day.
Thursday, September 11
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Check-in and pick up 2014 Currahee Reunion Name Tags & Welcome Packet at 506th Registration Table in Hotel Lobby. Then join us in the 506th Association Hospitality Rooms located in the Liberty/Patriot Rooms.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Staff from the Springfield, MO Vets Center will be at the Registration Table to provide information on the various types of VA benefits and services that vets and family are entitled to.
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 506th Association Buffet Dinner (cash bar; location: Tablerock B Room)
10:00 pm - TBD 506th Association Hospitality Rooms re-open
Friday, September 12
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Check-in and pick up 2014 Currahee Reunion Name Tags & Welcome Packet at 506th Registration Table in Hotel Lobby. Then join us in the 506th Association Hospitality Rooms located in the Liberty/Patriot Rooms.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Staff from the Branson Convention Bureau will be at the Registration Table in the Hotel Lobby to help answer questions and provide information about activities in and outside of town.  Things to see and places to go.
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Staff from the Springfield, Missouri Vets Center will be at the Registration Table to provide information on the various types of VA benefits and services that vets and family are entitled to.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Staff from the Springfield, Missouri Vets Center will do a presentation on the various counseling services (PTSD, Bereavement, Sexual Tremor) that they and Vets Centers across the country provide to vets and family members. Vets, Wives, and / or Partners are encouraged to attend (location: Independence Room)
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Meet with Association Directors (location: Independence Room) Opportunity to meet with Association Directors to ask questions; provide feedback; learn how you can help your Association grow and move forward.  Or just to return the Survey that was included in your Welcome Packet.
7:00 pm - TBD 506th Association Hospitality Rooms re-open
Saturday, September 13
10:00 am - 12 Noon 506th Association General Membership Meeting (location: Tablerock A Room)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 506th Association Board Meeting (location: Bullshoals Room)
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm 506th Association Hospitality Room open (Liberty/Patriot Rooms)
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 506th Association Reception (cash bar; location: Tablerock A/B Room)
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm Currahee Memorial Dinner (cash bar; location: Tablerock A/B Room)

Guest Speaker - CAPT Dale A. Dye, USMC Retired

10:00 pm - TBD 506th Association Hospitality Room re-open (location: Liberty/Patriot Rooms )
Sunday, September 14
  Head back home or stay in Branson to enjoy more of the town.