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					    Volume 11 Issue 2                        Dedicated to all Combat Infantrymen                        May 2007

             What Is Inside??                         Register Inside for Next
•     Read about the upcoming conven-
      tion in Fayetteville, NC in the
      cover story
                                                      Convention at Ft Bragg
                                                 The next Combat Infantrymen’s Association National Convention will held
•                                            October 11-14, 2007 in Fayetteville, NC. The Holiday Inn @I-95 will be the
      National and Company Officers are listed
      on pages 2, 3, and 4                   host property. There are only a limited number of full service hotels in the
                                             Fayetteville/FT Bragg area and all of them were considered. This hotel of-
•     The Commander and XO speak on page 5 fered the best all-round prices, including complimentary airport shuttle which
                                             seems to be a concern of members who fly to the convention. The Holiday
•      The Editor sounds off on page 6       Inn is easy to find, just exit I-95 and there you are. Complete directions will be
                                             provided in your registration confirmation letter. There are lodging facilities on
•     National Commander Candidate Jim       post—the Airborne Inn—which consists of six separate buildings located at
      Chambers gives his resume’ on page 8   different parts of the post, but none of these facilities offer the full service ho-
                                             tel amenities that we need for a successful reunion. You may be able to find
•     The Adjutant and some Pace Setters are a less expensive “heads and beds” hotel in Fayetteville, but since the host
      on page 9
                                             hotel is the heart of the convention, why would you stay anywhere else just to
                                             save five bucks? Everyone is encouraged to stay at the host hotel—unless of
•     Can The CIA survive without change?
                                             course you live in the area (and even you can stay at the hotel, if the Spirit
      One member speaks on page 11
                                             moves you to do so.)
•     The Welcome Mat and Taps begin on           A complete itinerary and registration material for the convention can be
      page 15.                               found elsewhere in this issue.
                                                 You may note that the itinerary does mention a golf outing. The golf
•     The Convention Registration material   course on Ft Bragg welcomes groups such as ours and are more than willing
      begins on page 19                      to accommodate a tournament or individual players. If you want to play golf,
                                                                                                              (Continued on page 10)
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Combat Infantrymen’s Assn, Inc    National Historian
National Headquarters             Louis (Lou) Orlando                       CIA Trustees
Asheville, NC 28801-2466          127 Lakeside Circle               Orin Spilker 1 years
                                  North Ft Myers, FL 33903
National Commander                Phone: 239-997-8046               Lorenzo Ortega 2 years
Jack R. Wagner          
PO Box 150702                                                       Jimmy Walker 3 years
Cape Coral, FL 33915-0702         National Chaplain                              __________
Phone: 239-826-6062               Father Leo Hetzler           3497 East Ave
                                                                              CIA UNITS & STAFF
                                  Rochester, NY 14618
National Executive Officer                                             When there are changes in names
                                  Phone: 585-586-7921
Wayne Watts                                                         and or positions, it is the responsibility
                                                                    of the company to notify the adjutant
1033 4th Ave SW
                                  National Service Officer          who will in turn notify the BB. In a
Alabaster, AL 35007
                                                                    change directed by voters at the busi-
Phone: 205-663-3161               Position Vacant
                                                                    ness meeting, below the National level,
                                  National Legislative Officer      only the Commanders and Executive
National Adjutant                 Blaine P Friedlander              Officers will be listed in the Blue Badge.
Ralph C Dula                                                        Changes received after April 15, 2007
                                  2341 Dale Dr
                                                                    are not included. Company Com-
2402 Bower Dr                     Falls Church, VA 22043-3019
                                                                    manders, it is your responsibility to
Florence, AL 35630                Phone: 703-560-4716
                                                                    review your company’s officers and
Phone: 256-765-2143
                                  Immediate Past Commander          let the Editor know of any changes.
                                  Robert Towles (2003-2005)
                                                                    Corps of Alabama
National Finance Officer and QM   9785 Wolfe Rd
                                                                    CO Lee Arceneaux
Robert D Saxton                   Windham, OH 44288
                                                                    2113 Grayson Valley Dr.
1501 Grant St                     Phone: 330-326-3854
                                                                    Birmingham, AL 35235
Marinette, WI 54143-2321
Phone: 715-732-3080
                                  Past National Commanders
                                  Dr Edward Zebrowski (2001-2003)
                                                                    XO Wayne Watts
Blue Badge Editor/Asst Adjutant   100 Cooke St
Larry Eckard                                                        1033 4th Ave. SW
                                  Plainville, CT 06062
3330 Springs Rd NE                Phone (H): 860-793-0728           Alabaster, AL 35007
Hickory, NC 28601       
Phone: 828-256-6008
Fax: 828-256-6559                 Carl Lombard (1999-2001)
                                                                    H H 11 AL (Florence)     92 Old Pine Lane
                                                                    CO David A Mays
                                  Rochester, NY 14615
National Membership Officer       Phone: 716-663-1846               114 Kathy St.
Daniel R Sankoff                  Florence, AL 35633
236 Danby Rd                                                        256-788-2773
Lehigh Acres, FL 33936            Howard R Head (1996-1999)
                                                                    XO Russell Blackwell
Phone: 239-368-5006               PO Box 735
                                                                    122 Anna dr.             Walhalla, SC 29691
                                  Phone: 864-638-2505               Tuscumbia, AL 35674
Medical Officer                       256-383-9839
Dr Ed Zebrowski
                                                                    H 1 1 AL ( Florence)
100 Cooke St                      Robert H Meuser (deceased)
                                                                    CO Julius Manning (JC)
Plainville, CT 06062              1994-96
                                                                    1307 Burroughs Ave
Phone (H): 860-793-0728
                                                                    Muscle Shoals, AL 35661                Paul N Baker (deceased)
                                  1993-94                           256-383-1781
Staff Judge Advocate
                                                                    XO George O Mack
Ray Bethel                        Robert W Wisecup (deceased)
                                                                    1405 Huston Dr.
7 North Shore Dr                  1985-1993
                                                                    Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Chillicothe, OH 45601
                                        End of National Officers    256-383-7874
Phone: 740-773-1713                    __________
                                                                    H H 21AL (Birmingham)
                                                                                           (Continued on page 3)
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                          CIA COMPANIES AND STAFF
(Continued from page 2)     818-507-5367                      808-668-1972                 XO Ronald F Blanchard
CO Jim Bradshaw                                     
5166 Trace Crossing Dr.     H 1 1 CO ( Evergreen )                                         H 1 1NE ( New England )
Hoover, AL 35233            CO William Bird Mounsey           XO Henry K. Ahlo             CO John I Hipson
205-988-0772                P O Box 1687                      86-334 Puhawai Rd.           184 Concord Rd.
                            Evergreen, CO 80437-1687          Wainanae ,HI 96792           Chelmsford, MA 01824
XO Mike Hudson              303-674-4695                      808-696-2110                 978-256-6251
125 Maacon Ct.                                   
Calera, AL 35040                                              H11 IN ( Henryville)
205-621-3019                A 11 FL (Ft. Myers )              CO Louis E Eve               XO Arthur G Cole
                            CO Jack R. Wagner                 5801 Bud Rd                  5 A Hawthorne St
H 2 1 AL (Birmingham )      P O Box 150702                    New Albany, IN 47150         Wkefield, MA 01880
CO Ivan Cox                 Cape Coral, FL 33915-0702         812-944-5528                 781-246-1250
145 the Way                 239-826-6062
Alabaster, AL 35007           XO Lavon T McDonald          A 11 NE/RI ( Providence)
205-663-4170                                                  650 1st Ave NE               CO Albert Guarnieri   XO J. Wally Broughton             Carmel, IN 46032-1324        42 Manning St.
                            6304 Morgan LaFee Lane            317-846-3950                 N Providence, RI 02911
XO Bill Coughlin            Ft. Myers, FL 33912                 401-231-9258
609 Bienville Cir.          239-482-1636                                         
Birmingham, AL 35213          H 1 1 KS ( Ft. Scott)
205-871-0431                                                  CO Charles E Klenklen        XO James J. D’Agostino
                            B 1 1FL (West Palm Beach)         1012 235th St.               60 Pine Tree Lane
E 2 1 AL (Springville)      CO Jimmy Walker                   Ft Scott, KS 66701           W.Greenwich, RI 02817
CO John Trotter             141 Sandpiper Ave.                620-223-6921                 401-397-4312
85 Gin St.                  Royal Palm Bch, FL 33411
Springville, AL 35146       561-791-2476                                                   H 11 NJ ( Trenton)
295-467-3000                        XO Gareth Reed               CO Thomas B Grose
                                                              612 S Judson                 12 Olive St
XO Roy Steward              XO George Fisher                  Ft. Scott, KS 66701          Roebling, NJ 08554-1922
1105 Graylynn               3456 Ocean Blvd #503              629-223-0246                 609-499-0564
Vestavia, AL 35126          Palm beach ,FL 33480
205-822-6522                561-585-7086                      A 11 KS ( Topeka )           A 11 NJ (River Vale)
                                                              CO Robert lee Horton         CO Frederick M. Gould
L 2 1 AL ( Tuscaloosa )     H 1 1 GA (Albany)                 6200 SW 26th St “B”          203 S. Pleasant dr.
CO Grover House             CO Franklin Brown                 Topeka, KS 66614             Ridgewood, NJ 07450
P O Box 5221                P O BO 583                        785-271-8981                 201-445-8521
Peterson, AL 35478-5221     Shellman, GA 31786-0583 
( No Phone)                 229-679-5021
                                                              XO John W. Halliday          H 1 1 NV ( Las Vegas)
XO Byron White              XO William T. Johnson             2403 Manchester Rd.          CO George L Trimble III
4116 Ridgewood Rd.          724 Green St, apt 213             Lawrence, KS 66049           2822 Barrel Cactus Drive
Tuscaloosa, AL 35407        Februarya, GA 30901               785-766-1941                 Henderson, NV 89014
205-556-7603                706-722-2096                      Jwhalla-                     702-897-1506
H 1 1 AZ (Phoenix )         A 1 1 GA (Savannah)                                            Corps of New York
CO Ken Allen                CO Freddie Thompson               H 2 2 MI ( Esacanaba )       CO David Hall
12305 W Cameron Dr.         12721 Golf Club Rd                CO Richard Hines             512 N. High St, Apt 2 D
Elmirage, AZ 85335          Savannah, GA 31419                3515 Windoorwood Dr          Mt Vernon, NY 10552
623-215-8434                915-925-4741                      Wayland, MI 49349            914-667-4751
                            H 2 1 GA                          XO Enest R Osen              H 2 2 NY ( New Rochelle)
H 2 1 CA (Whittier)         CO William Ware                   7030 Haken Rd.               CO Frank Yerkes
CO Lorenzo G Ortega         3314 Hillis Rd.                   Alpena, MI 49707             200 Dplomat Dr Apt 6 K
11520 Grovedale Dr.         Augusta, GA 30906                 989-356-3265                 Mt Ksco, NY 10549
Whittier, CA 90604-3634     706-790-8250
562-943-9941                 Corps of New England         A 22 NY( New Rochelle)                                               CO Dr Ed Zebrowski           CO Richard Gerbeth
                            H 1 1 HI ( Pearl City)            100 Cooke St                 P O Box 1271
XO Donald A. Campen         Co Henry Pascua Sr.               Plainville, CT 06062         Carmel, NY 10515-1272
1410 East Mountain St       87-297 Hookele St.                860-793-0728
Glendale, CA 91207-1224     Waianae, HI 96792                              (Continued on page 4)
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                          CIA COMPANIES AND STAFF
(Continued from page 3)                                             P O Box 245
B 2 2 NY ( New Rochelle)
CO David Hall
                                   Kingwood, WV 26444-0245
512 N High St Apt 2 D
Mt. Vernon, NY 10552
                             XO Ralph F. Witt
                             127 Jefferson Ave
                                                                    H 1 1 WA (Tacoma)                             C
914-667-4751                                                        CO James A. Bourgeois

C 1 1 NY ( Rochester)
                             Akron, OH 44313
                                                                    7316 96th Ave SW
                                                                    Lakewood, WA 98498-3317
CO William Love
38 Ashmoor Dr.
                             H 3 3 OH (Byesville)
                             CO Harold Black                        253-584-8904
                             P O Box 146
Avon, NY 14414
585-226-6534 (h)
                             Byesville, OH 43723-0146
585-905-4988 (cell)
                             H 1 1 OK (Ada)                           Veterans of the                             T
                             CO J.L. Rhodes
XO Donald M Flood
58 Forest Ave
                             206 So. Morrison Dr                       Battle of the
Rochester, NY 14622
                             Ada, OK 74820
585-458-2407 (h)
585-469-8378 (cell)
                                           Bulge      H 3 3 PA ( Kingston)                      The Florida Southeast Chapter of the
A 1 1 NC (Morganton)
                             CO Richard D Evans
                             42 ½ West Walnut St.
                                                                    Battle of the Bulge held their Spring         N
                                                                    meeting in the Grand Ballroom of the
CO Charles E.Hallyburton
48-B Riceville Rd #107
                             Kingston, PA 18704-3820
                                                                    Hilton Hotel is West Palm Beach. The          E
Asheville, NC 28805                                                 guest speaker was Ms Charleen Szabo,
                                                                    the newly appointed director of the local     W
                             H 1 1 SC ( Walhalla)                   VA Medical Center. Her presentation           CO Alastaire J. Smith                  was most interesting and informative.
                             309 Cheyenne Dr                            Soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan
H 2 1 NC (Fayetteville)
CO Raymond J. Yamrus
                             Westminster, SC 29693
                                                                    and their families were invited as guests     M
                                                                    of the chapter. They were introduced
1944 Hillmon Grove Rd
Cameron, NC 28326-8773
                                      individually and received a standing          E
                             XO George A. White
                             505 Fowler Rd
                                                                        The next meeting later this year will     M
                                                                    be on December 16th, the day it all
Corps of Ohio
CO Ralph R. Rutledge
                             West Union, SC 29696
                             864-638-6186                           started. It promises to be a gala event. If   B
                                                                    you are planning to be in Florida in De-
13970 Hnton Mill Rd.
Marysville, OH 43040
                             A 1 1 SC (Columbia)                    cember, don’t miss it!                        E
                             CO Ernest R. Kirby                         Call George Fisher, President and
                             7524 Yorkhouse Rd
                             Columbia , SC 29223-1827
                                                                    Founder at 561-585-7086.                      R
H 2 2 OH (Columbus)
Co Mike Alllen
2634 Roe Dr.
Lewis Center ,OH 43035
                             XO Stanley E. Thornburgh                Country Classics                             T
                             425 Kitti Wake Dr.
                             West Columbia, SC 29170-3032
                                                                    Darlin’ No Use Waitin’ For The Shrimp
                                                                    Boats, Because I’m coming Home With
XO Thomas P .Eviston         A 1 1 TX (Dallas)
                                                                    The Crabs”                                    D
886 Sells Ave.
Columbus, OH 43212
                             CO Roy E. Hill
                             738 Greenland Way
                                                                    “I’ve Got Tears In My Ears From Lying
                                                                    On My Back Crying Over You”
                             Grand Prairie, TX 75050-7221
                             972-262-7222                           “I Flushed You Right Out of My Heart”
H 1 2 OH ( Akron)
CO Arnon W. Cool
                                                                    “Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down”
344 Waterford St.
Akron, OH 44314-3650
                             H 1 1 WV ( Kingwood)
                             CO John R Bartlett                                     ________                      !
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                                                           tacts at your perspective State Capitols, please get in con-
           COMMANDER’S                                     tact with Ralph.
                                                                I also want to reiterate the importance of reaching out to
             COLUMN                                        our newest warriors. Unfortunately some of those in the
            Jack Wagner National Commander                 Administrative and Legislative Branches of our government
                                                           use these warriors as pawns for their own personal recog-
                                                           nition or gains. It seems as though some of these wanna-
                                                           bes of Christmas Past developed this newfound knowledge
                                                           (I assume through Divine intervention) on resolution of con-
                                                           flict. Unfortunately this virus attacks both sides of the aisle
                                                           and seems to grasp these newfound experts that evaded
                                                           the curtain call when they were called upon to serve their
                                                           nation. Bottom line, whether pro or con, the true heroes
                                                           are not these politicians, but our nation’s newest warriors.
                                                                I want to commend all of you new commanders for the
                                                           work you have done on chartering your new units. A spe-
                                                           cial recognition goes out to Commander James Bourgeois
    By the time you receive this May issue of the Blue     and his staff of H 1 1 WA. Commander Bourgeois’s fantas-
Badge your Corps and Company staff will have re-           tic recruitment abilities has taken H 1 1 WA in the Pacific
ceived the approved changes and additions to the           Northwest up to 161 members as I write this column. We
Constitution By-Laws. These changes and additions          also have excellent new leadership in North Carolina.
were ratified at our October 2006 National Convention      From all the National Staff, we thank you all for your hard
in Ft. Benning/Columbus, GA. I ask all commanders          work and commitment to the Combat Infantrymen’s Asso-
to review these changes and additions and please           ciation.
adhere to these by-laws. Most important in these                And you thought this commander’s column was going to
changes and additions is that all corps and companies      be short (smile).
follow the membership application and renewal policy            In conclusion, please think about attending or sending
(ARTICLE II, Section 2, # 2).                              representation to the National Convention in October 2007
     Prior to our National Convention at Ft. Bragg in      at Ft. Bragg. I can’t make any promises, but I’m sure our
October of 2007 I would like all of you to seriously       Past National Adjutant Joe Barca will fly down from Nor-
consider the upcoming election for National Com-           wood, MA to do a talent search. I’ll never forget Joe’s cri-
mander and National Executive Officer. We have             tique during Happy Hour in Tucson, “Jack I always wished I
some excellent leadership in our corps and companies       could sing, now I wish you could sing.” (smile)
throughout the country. My suggestion for require-
ments for these positions are excellent communication      God Bless and Peace,
skills, a firm commitment to the organization’s growth
and, above all, a great amount of PATIENCE and             Commander Jack
TIME (smile). I will make the commitment now to be                                  __________
at the new commander’s beckoning call for any assis-
tance needed.
    We have a proposed memorial/monument place-                EXECUTIVE OFFICER’S
ment in Asheville, NC (our National Headquarters).
As it now stands we are researching the placement of                COLUMN
this memorial/monument on the grounds of the Veter-                     Wayne Watts, National Executive Officer
ans Administration Hospital in Asheville. I am going to
try and have all approvals and recommendations com-          XO Not Seeking CO Position
pleted by October 2007 at our National Convention for
the final vote from the General Membership. As we          March 30, 2007
progress on this project I will keep all of you posted.
     I, along with some of you, will be making plaque      Dear Members of the Combat Infantryman’s Association,
presentations to the Governor/State of Tennessee
(May 17th), 101st ABN Division (Ft Campbell –                 It is with deep regret that I must withdraw my name for
May18th), Governor/State California, 1st Cavalry Divi-     your consideration to the office of National Commander of
sion (July), Governor/State of Hawaii, 25th INF Division   the Combat Infantryman’s Association. Due to circum-
(July). Our National Adjutant, Ralph Dula, is also         stances in my family, a lot of my time is devoted to them
working on having these perpetual gifts (plaques)          and I feel that I may not be able to give the time that I need
placed in other State Houses across the country. So if     to continue to see this association grow. I will continue to
any of you can be of assistance with personal con-         be active with this great association on both the State and
                                                                                                          (Continued on page 6)
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    XO’s Column                                   Purple Heart                             nominations will be accepted
                                                                                           from the floor, but if you want the
                                                                                           membership to be aware of your
(Continued from page 5)
National levels. I will do all that I can
                                                  Hall of Honor                            qualifications before the election,
                                                                                           send your resume to the Blue
do to help.                                         A National Purple Heart Hall of        Badge for publication in either
    I hope to be considered for the           Honor was inaugurated November 10,           the May or August issue.
position as your National Com-                2006 in the Town of Windsor, New                 Also, the incoming CO has
mander at a later date. Until such            York.                                        the option of selecting his own
time, please consider my full en-                 The primary purpose of the hall is       staff. If you have an interest in
dorsement and total commitment to             to :immortalize” all veterans. The mu-       serving in one of the current staff
Jim Chambers for the position. Jim            seum is strictly for veterans who have       positions, contact the current CO
is a fine man with many qualifications        been wounded and received the Purple         or Adjutant and let one of them
for the job. I fully believe that Jim         Heart in any conflict.                       know which position you are in-
Chambers will continue the work and              The Hall is conducting an intensive       terested in.
carry us forward in a superb manner.          search for 1.7 million veterans to have          On to a new subject, the CIA
    My promise to each of you is to           the honor of registering them. To regis-     conventions are not only for and
maintain our visual presence as a             ter for this hall, you must present proof    about members of the associa-
military organization in various ven-         that you were awarded the Purple             tion—but let it be very clear that
ues as needed and as required. I              Heart. If you have photos or news arti-      wives are cordially invited and
remain your servant and brother               cles you may submit them as well. You        welcomed. If you ladies didn’t
whose wish is to see the Combat               may be interviewed for a CD as well.         know, or if were reluctant to at-
Infantryman’s Association grow into              If qualified, you are urged to register   tend, this is your invitation. In
the organization viewed by all as the         right away. For additional information       addition to the Special Opera-
representative body of the combat             you may contact:                             tions Museum the planned tour
veteran.                                                                                   on Saturday will include some
    Your support and ideas are asked          Sergio Antonio Morales                       things you ladies are sure to like.
in all areas of this organizations            1-845-564-1425 (h)                               Finally, there were some
growth. After all…it is about YOU.            1-914-474-5175 (cell)                        questions raised about why Ft
                                                              Benning’s Saturday tour to
Just a Soldier,                                                                            Warm Springs and Andersonville
Wayne E. Watts                                                                             were cancelled. Very simply—
National Executive Officer                              Eckard, Edlue Badge                lack of interest. Far too few peo-
                                                                                           ple signed up to go; but yet
Editor’s Note: It is with deep regret that
we publish the National XO’s decision
                                                       Our View                            enough people tried to sign up
                                                                                           once they arrived that had they
                                                    Larry H Eckard, Editor Blue Badge
not to seek the highest office in our Asso-                                                done so in advance, we would
ciation. We have no doubt that he would                                                    have had enough participants for
have made a fine Commander, repre-                 As you know this is current Na-         the tours to go. If you want to go,
senting all of us in a manner that would       tional Commander Jack Wagner’s last         don’t wait until you get there.
“do us proud.” We will respect Wayne’s         year as CO. Citing personal reasons,                    _________
decision and wish him the very best in         XO Wayne Watts has declined to run
all future endeavors. Our biggest hope is
that Wayne will be able to remain active
                                               for the position of Commanding Offi-
                                               cer of the National Combat Infantry-              Country
in his local unit as well as on the Na-
tional level. Good Luck, Wayne!
                                               men’s Association. This of course
                                               means we will be accepting nomina-                Classics
    With that decision having been made,       tions for a new Commanding Officer
                                               and Executive Officer. To maintain          Have you ever heard these clas-
we all as members must also come to a
                                               leadership continuity, the XO tradition-    sic country songs?
decision, “Who is the best man (yes I
can still say man) for the job?” This          ally has the inside track when the
                                               CO’s term of office expires. This time      “Tooth Pickin’ Time in False
election is one of the very important rea-
                                               we don’t have that luxury. We need          Teeth Valley”
sons that each member should make a
strong effort to attend the convention         two good leaders, now! If you are in-
                                               terested it is not too early to get your    “Drop Kick Me Jesus Through
and especially the business meeting
                                               name in the pot. Like we did last year,     The Goal Posts of Life”
where the election will take place.
               __________                      The Blue Badge will publish resumes
                                               of candidates so the membership can         “If My Nose Could Blow Money,
                                               see what you have to offer. Certainly       I’d Blow All Over You, But It’s
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      Back Talk
 Hi Larry,
    The 30th Inf Div is not the
only division to be named after
a person. My division, the 84th
Inf Div, Railsplitters was named
after Abe Lincoln.

Best Regards,
Don Watt
Co L, 333rd Regt, 84th Inf Div

Ed Note: It is gratifying to know
someone actually reads the fine
print in the Blue Badge. We stand
Corrected; however, I would re-                              The Pacesetters!
mind you, the 30th Inf Division was
called the “Old Hickory” Division,
the nickname President Andrew
Jackson, 7th President of the US
went     by. Perhaps I’m wrong
again, but I never heard President
Lincoln called “Railsplitter.”

To Whom It May concern:
    The Blue Badge is the most
difficult publication I get. As a
result I don’t read much of it.
The articles should be all to-
gether, not continued all over
the place. I have difficulty read-
ing and I will bet there are oth-
ers who do also. This format is
just so frustrating I just don’t do
it. Thank you for listening to my

Roy Sargent
                                              Charles Halleyburton at organizational meeting of two NC CIA companies
Ed Note: We’ll try to make it eas-
                                         Two CIA Companies formed in NC
ier to read in the future, although          Thanks to the efforts of Charles Hallyburton (l in photo) the state of NC now
we’ll never see the day that it is not   has two CIA companies. Charles began his efforts to organize a NC company of
necessary to continue some of the        the CIA many months ago. He succeeded in finding enough members to organ-
articles.                                ize the first company, A 1 1 NC but he also recognized that a large population of
                                         Army retirees lived in Fayetteville, NC. Armed with that information and a lot
Editor:                                  more leg work he spread the word and with the blessings of the scheduled a
   “Why don’t you change the             meeting in Fayetteville on Saturday Feb 10th. Much to everyone’s delight,
name of Blue Badge to Com-               enough CIB holders from the Fayetteville area showed up to form a second
mander Wagner and Alabama?               company H 2 1 NC. Raymond Yamrus (r in photo) volunteered to serve as in-
That’s all I seem to read about.”        terim Company Commander. Larry Eckard, Blue Badge Editor represented the
Ed Note: I normally would not            national staff at this historic meeting. At later company meetings, both Ray and
print an unsigned letter, but            Charley were elected as Commanders of these companies. Future meeting
thought this was worth it. Maybe         sites and dates will be distributed by the new CO’s.
some of you guys would like to                                    Congratulations to these Pace Setters
answer (Oh boy, could I, could I).
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    Pacesetters                            until I found the most unique mili-
                                           tary association for which I am
                                                                                   website. Prior to the lunch the Sheriff
                                                                                   opened the firing range to the CIA and
                                           qualified. I have been a member of      our guests to fire all of his military type
    Another new company H 1 1              the CIA for two years and I recently    weapons. The Boy Scouts who per-
OK, was recently added to the roles        received my life membership cer-        formed as our Color Guard and demon-
of the Combat Infantrymen’s Asso-          tificate. I was on active duty in the   strated the proper flag burning proce-
ciation. The company, headquar-            Army for 23 1/2 months, forty per-      dures could hardly believe they were
tered in Ada, OK is commanded by           cent of that time was in combat         being allowed to fire full automatic
J. L. Rhodes.                              either as an infantryman or as an       weapons. The Sheriff’s range safety
Congratulations to these Pacesetters!      airman. I came home and enjoyed         officer controlled the event. He also pro-
             __________                    a career in Aerospace Engineering       vided live fire sound effects in the dive
                                           and private business on or near         bombing re-enactment. The first of our
Jim Chambers,                              Cape Canaveral with some of the
                                           major contractors on the Titan se-
                                                                                   three demonstrations was a hostage
                                                                                   recovery of school children from a
 Candidate for                             ries of missiles, Saturn V Moon
                                           Program, and many secret pro-
                                                                                   school bus by the Shelby County, Ala-
                                                                                   bama SWAT team. The second was a
   National                                jects. I held a secret clearance with
                                           the Iranian government until the
                                                                                   very good demonstration by canine dep-
                                                                                   uty “Shelby” and her deputy dog han-

 Commander                                 Shah was deposed and we experi-
                                           enced the first of too many Islamo
                                                                                   dler. The demonstrated the complexity
                                                                                   of care and training of canine drug find-
                                           Fascists atrocities. My last position   ersl The third event was the dive bomb-
Birmingham. AL                             for seventeen years before retiring     ing event and due to the cooperation of
Comrades of the Combat Infantry-           was a chairman of the Aerospace         the some very patriotic aircraft pilots/
men’s Association:                         Engineering Change Board for a          owners, a most supportive sheriff with a
     I would like to introduce myself to   Fortune 200 company. Since retir-       fine firing range and a couple of pyro-
the National Association and an-           ing in 1985 I have been involved        technic specialists from Hoover, Ala-
nounce my candidacy for the position       with civic activities such as space     bama who are enthusiastic “tank de-
of National Commander of the asso-         and scientific presentations in         stroyers” we put the performance on
ciation. I am currently Commander of       schools as Vice President of the        free to the public. I announced the pro-
the 1st Regiment of the Alabama            American Air Combat Museum in           gram and communicated with the air-
Corps. You may have seen me and            Tennessee, and large patriotic          craft simultaneously. The event was
my jeep of “The Pacesetters                events as president of The Blue         held on April 7, 2007 and I a proud to
Page” (8) of the February 2007 edi-        Star Foundation of Alabama for          announce that its success was recog-
tion of the Blue Badge.                    two years. I resigned the Blue Star     nized as a civic credit to the CIA. You
     I am a Korean War veteran of the      Position when I became the 1st          may check out the program events by
2nd Infantry Division. I joined the        Regiment Commander. I have just         accessing the Alabama website at
division during the battle of Heart-       completed a re-enactment event in
break Ridge in September 1951 and          Central Alabama of combined in-             I have several initiatives that I would
received my CIB during that period. I      fantry maneuvering and dive             like to promote as National Com-
left the division in the spring of 1952    bombing aircraft of the type I flew     mander. I am proud to have been in the
having spent the winter running pa-        with in Korea. This activity was in     US Army, and I would like for us to
trols astride the ancient invasion         conjunction with our annual CIA         change our name from: “Combat Infan-
route of the Iron Triangle in the Kum-     picnic. My friend, and National Ex-     trymen’s Association” to: “U.S. Army
wha Valley facing Papa San. During         ecutive Officer Wayne Watts as-         Combat Infantrymen’s Association.” I find
that period my MOS changed from            sumed full responsibility for the       that the non-military public and the mili-
rifleman to Combat Infantry leader to      picnic activity which allowed me to     tarily ignorant press do not make any
Operations and Intelligence Special-       coordinate the program aspects of       distinction between the Marine infantry
ist. I volunteered to fly with the USAF    the event. I was able to secure         (God Bless them, my father was one)
my last six weeks as a flying Forward      coverage by The Birmingham              and the Army Infantry. The marines
Air Controller (FAC) in the Mosquito       News, Alabama’s largest newspa-         have an excellent PR activity, but ac-
Squadron. I flew 17 combat missions        per and the Shelby County paper,        cording to VFW publications, in Korea,
during that period. After being sur-       as well as a live broadcast inter-      we the Army, suffered 84% of the casu-
rounded by holders of the CIB in Ko-       view on an very popular morning         alties, and the infantry suffered 82% of
rea, I found it difficult to find anyone   commute radio program in Bir-           the 84%. The Marines suffered 12%.
with it when I returned home. I am a       mingham. Chambers’ “Heavy In-           We have a very distinctive badge in our
lifetime member of the 2nd Division        dustries” set up shop in my garage      CIB. I proudly wear mine on coats and
Association and the Mosquito Asso-         and turned out three Russian T-34       jackets and vehicles. People notice it
ciation, but was never really satisfied    tanks you will see destroyed on our                              (Continued on page 9)
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                                           The Constitution/By-Laws has
     Chambers                         been printed and is being mailed to      More Pacesetters’
(Continued from page 8)               the Company Commanders and
and have asked if it was a            other pertinent personnel as I write
“shapshooters badge” or are           this column.                                         News from Hawaii
you a member of The National               Again, Commander Wagner
Rifle Association? We need            asked if I would help him in con-            Displayed in the photo below is the new
more publicity for recognition of     tacting the governor’s offices of all    CIA Flag purchased by H 1 1 H I. This flag
the badge that we paid so dearly      fifty states in order that the CIA       along with the National Colors was proudly
for.                                  could place a plaque in each state       displayed at the January 2007 meeting of
     Gentlemen, I enthusiastically    house recognizing and honoring           the Hawaii company. Holding the flag are
seek your support in my quest to      all veterans from their respective       (l) Morris Palabrica and (r) Paul E. New-
be your next National Com-            state. We will be making a presen-       man.
mander. I am equally motivated        tation to Governor Phil Bredesen,            Members of H 1 1 HI wishes the other
in wanting to continue the phe-       Tennessee on May 17, 2007. We            members of the CIA all the best and
nomenal level of growth               have also made a tentative date for      wishes everyone to know they are proud of
achieved in the last year. The        North Carolina in October while we       their company.
philosophies of starting the day      are in Fayetteville during the na-
with “another day in which to         tional convention of the CIA.            G. Gapol
excel” and ending it with             Thank you very much for the con-         Adjutant
“today’s work today” that I           tact, Raymond Yamrus!
learned as an Operations and               After our visit with the Governor   Ed Note: How many other company level units
Intelligence Sergeant in Korea        of Tennessee, we will journey up         have purchased your flag? The ultimate goal is
still work for me, and I would like   the road to make a plaque presen-        for every unit within the association to have
to apply them at the national         tation to the 101st Airborne Division    their own flag. Remember the CIA flag along
level.                                at Ft. Campbell, KY on May 18,           with the National Colors is the only one to be
                                      2007.                                    flown in the business meeting and at the Satur-
Sincerely,                                 Everything looks very positive      day night banquet. Unit flags are encouraged
Jim Chambers                          for the year 2007 with the influx of     to be displayed in the hospitality room. See the
                                      new members. As a result, Dan            below information on how to order your flag.
Ed Note: Thanks Jim. Anyone else      Sankoff is creating new companies        Cost is $320.00 plus shipping. Shipping cost
wishing to be considered for the      across the country. Job well done,       will depend on where you are located, contact
position of National Commander is     Dan!                                     the company for your cost.
invited to submit their resume’ for                ___________                 Order your flag from:
publication in the next Blue Badge.   Ed Note: Ralph gives credit to every-               KT’s Custom Embroidery
The exposure will certainly enhance   one but himself. Dan has in fact done              13031 Los Nietos Rd, Unit C
your chances.                         a yeoman’s job as Membership Offi-                 Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
            __________                cer, but Ralph got it all started with                Phone: 562-903-4551
                                      his ad-exchange program. Thanks                        Fax: 562-903-9079

      From The                                                                                                    Morris
      Adjutant                                                                                                    and Paul
             Ralph Dula                                                                                           Proudly
                                                                                                                  display the
The ad exchange program is
                                                                                                                  new CIA
continuing and the results are
                                                                                                                  flag of H 1
still very favorable in recruiting
                                                                                                                  1 HI.
new members according to feed
                                                                                                                  The meet-
back from Bob Saxton, National
                                                                                                                  ing was
Finance Officer.       Also Dan
                                                                                                                  held Jan
Sankoff, National Membership
                                                                                                                  27, 2007.
Officer has informed me that we
processed 963 new members
                                                                                                                  lations to
during the calendar year of
2006, the same year we started
the program.
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               Convention                                    FROM THE MEMBERSHIP
(Continued from page 1)
please indicate it on the registration form and if
there is enough interest, we can make those ar-                                Daniel R Sankoff
rangements for you.                                                      National Membership Officer
     We are working closely with our Ft Bragg con-
tacts to have an interesting and informative visit to
the post. You can read the itinerary and see the
day-by-day activities, so we won’t repeat them.
    As you know, this is an election year, and a new
National Commander will be elected. If you are
considering running for that office, the BB will
gladly publish your resume introducing you to the
membership. Also, the incoming Commander has
the option of appointing his own staff, so if you wish
to be considered for any of the staff positions, let
the BB know and we will publish your name and
the office you seek. As a matter of courtesy to the            Welcome to the HUNDREDS of new members to the CIA
present Commander, please let him know also if              since the last issue of the BB. Gentlemen, we are GROWING.
you are interested in one of the appointed posi-            Have you visited our web-site
tions.                                                         CONGRATULATIONS to our new CIA UNITS, and the
    Each year every association member is cordially         men who made it happen J.L. Rhodes H11 OK ( ADA, OK)
invited to attend the convention. Every year we re-         Raymond Yamrus H21NC. ( Fayettevile, NC ) Charles Hal-
mind all elected and appointed officers they are            lyburton A11NC (Morganton, NC ). There are three more
“expected” to attend the convention as part of their        UNITS in the making in North Carolina.
responsibilities to the membership.                              I have to repeat this again for our many new members,
    We want to stress also that the business meet-          We have many states that do not have a CIA Unit and some
ing is open only to dues paying members, and                that do have one and can use additional branches. ANY
membership cards will be checked at the door.               member can start a new UNIT in his city or area. Let me know
Don’t forget to bring yours! You do not have to at-         and I will work with you . Members can transfer to a unit closer
tend any other part of the convention to attend the         to his hometown, USE the transfer form on the back of each
business meeting—and there is no cost to attend             issue of the Blue Badge. and mail it to Robert Saxton as it is
the meeting.                                                addressed. The renewal form is also in each issue and YOU
     Finally, there seems to be some question about         THE MEMBER should fill it out completely, no short-cuts. I still
spouses or guests attending the convention. Be              continue to get a check only with renewal written on it YES, I
assured that spouses or guests are most welcome,            am returning those that are incomplete. Gentlemen, I have too
and in fact cordially invited. The business meeting         much to do and no time to look up information that you have
is the only activity that is restricted to association      on your ID card. As you are reading this, NOW check your ID
members.                                                    Card, are your dues up to date?? Your CIA UNIT is on the
    We look to see you at the convention in Octo-           front and the expiration / due date for renewal is on the back.
ber!                                                        Now that isn’t too difficult to write that information on the re-
    Colorado Springs (Ft Carson) is the 2008 Con-           newal form and PLEASE send the complete form in. Do not
vention site, so we will select the 2009 site during        cut it up. Fold it to fit in the small envelopes. Those small
the meeting. Remember, a couple of years ago it             pieces get lost. Thank you to the members who do it the right
was decided to hold our conventions near an Army            way.
Post, so if you have a city near an Army Post that
you wish to nominate, please do so.                         ALL NEW APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE CIA
    Speaking of Colorado Springs, your convention           ARE TO BE MAILED DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL MEM-
manager was there for nearly a week at another              BERSHIP OFFICER, WITH THE FULL AMOUNT OF THE
reunion. While there I was able to visit a number of        FEE. THE APPLICANT’S INFORMATION IS OF A PRIVATE
hotels, attractions, including Ft Carson, Pikes             AFFAIR AND NOT TO BE VIEWED BY OTHERS FOR SE-
Peak, and the Air Force Academy. We were able to            CURITY REASONS.
secure rooms at the Best Western Academy Hotel,
near the south entrance to the AF Academy at a               Thank you to those CIA members who are working at
rate in the low $70’s (plus tax)—including a full           starting a new UNIT in their area. ( See list below)
                                   (Continued on page 28)                                                  (Continued on page 12)
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                                       Wagner's costs are trivial, think again!
 Can The CIA                           He makes numerous trips out of state
                                                                                      Here    are   some      suggestions...

                                       meeting and pressing the flesh of poli-        1. Eliminate the "Life Membership"
Survive With-                          ticians, potential donors, civic and
                                       patriotic organizations, making
                                                                                      Category! Keep the current Life
                                                                                      Members grand-fathered in. The Life
out Change??                           awards to those organizations that
                                       support the Army, are patriotic and
                                                                                      membership category stifles organ-
                                                                                      izational income and the local com-
                                       deserving, while dramatically enhanc-          panies suffer because of it. While
Gentlemen:                             ing the recognition of our organization        Life Members send the total mem-
I've been a member of this "elite"     in general and the Combat Infantry             bership fee of $75.00 to National, of
national organization for a number     Badge         in     particular.               that pitiful amount, $18.75 is returned
of years, and now I hold the posi-         Our National Membership Officer,           to the members unit, and $18.75
tion of "National Historian. I have    Dan Sankoff's efforts to keep our or-          goes to support the Blue Badge pub-
a few suggestions that I feel would    ganization's membership rosters up to          lication. Without further voluntary
benefit our organization both from     date, his efforts at recruiting new            donations from our Life members
the standpoint of revenue and the      members and adding new chapters                that's the last fiscal support we will
administration of the organizations    and answering queries from appli-              ever see from that group. Once the
business.                              cants, processing the paperwork, as            Life member has paid his $75, the
    Like many of you, I belong to      well as mailing lists etc. have been for       organization receives NOTHING
several veterans organizations,        the most part, voluntary. Factually,           from the Life member thereafter. Life
The Military Officers Association of   he's just about overwhelmed. I'm               membership will not sustain this or-
America (MOAA) and the 25th In-        sure we have other members of the              ganization with no additional no dues
fantry Division Association. I be-     National Staff that are incurring out of       from the life member, no further fis-
long to other organizations as well,   pocket expenses.                               cal support to the Unit, and no further
not one of which only charges its          As for me I'm probably the luckiest        support to the publica-
members $10 a year!                    one of all. My costs are limited to the        tion. Essentially it's a free ride until
   Our membership is growing, and      ink cartridges I use to compile the per-       the Life member dies.
from what our National Member-         sonal history books for our organiza-               The financial life of this organiza-
ship Officer tells me, we now have     tion based on forms sent to my home            tion depends upon the non Life
over 4,000 members on the rolls.       from those members who wish to be              membership fees. If everyone took a
    The costs of keeping our or-       included.. I absorb the costs of paper,        Life membership we couldn't sur-
ganization viable have been in-        and maintenance of the computer,               vive another year!
creasing. For as long as I've been     printers etc. along with telephone                    Life Membership is just that..for
a member our annual dues have          costs. I intend to keep doing this as          the Life of the member. Over time
remained at $10 per year paid in       long as I can afford it.                       that could be thousands of folks in
advance for a two year pe-                 Personally I think it's time to get        that category, especially since the
riod. ($20) We also solicit a raffle   realistic.    There's no free lunch            Life membership fee is as low as it
event once a year where each           here. We're required to pay the going          is. Additionally, we could be send-
member is asked to sell enough         rate for everything we purchase.               ing the Blue Badge to deceased
raffle tickets to generate $20. (I          In our enterprise system increased        members forever, unless of course
can only assume that not every         costs to produce a product are                 some family member takes it upon
member sells his "share" of raffle     passed off to the consumers. We                themselves to notify us of the mem-
tickets.) We also operate a "PX”       can't afford to do any different.              bers death.
type of operation where members               Being a National Commander or                 Simply stated, under the current
may purchase hats, shirts and          the National Membership officer isn't          conditions, our Life memberships
other memorabilia that should go       a part time effort, the next generation        can doom our organization over time!
into our general fund. I assume        taking office will soon find that out.......   Times change and it's incumbent
that we receive a very small per       if you can find someone to take the            upon all of us to adjust our opera-
capita return on these sales. As I     job.                                           tions accordingly. It's not their fault,
see it, these are our only sources         I'm not inclined to support a candi-       it's the way we set it up.
of national revenue.                   date who, after a few months, will ten-
    Well boys, it isn't enough to      der his resignation simply because he          2. Solicit advertisements in the Blue
keep the ship afloat much longer!      didn't "understand" what the job en-           Badge! Some folks mistakenly be-
    Our National Commander, Jack       tailed and what his personal commit-           lieve that because we're a "non
Wagner has promoted this organi-       ment in time and money may be. And             profit" organization we can't do
zation more than any other Na-         that my friends is exactly what will           that.    Well, that's simply non-
tional Commander in the past. If       happen if we continue on our present           sense!!! Non profit means that the
any of you think that Commander        path.                                                                (Continued on page 12)
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                                          "volunteer" approach. If you think get-     ceed what our dues gener-
  Can The CIA                             ting volunteers is easy, just try to re-    ate. Naturally these figures don't
                                          cruit a few. Everybody wants the            take into account the losses due to
 Survive With-                            benefits of the organization but very
                                          few are willing to actually pull the
                                                                                            I'm sure I'm going to hear a few
 out Change??                             wagon! [A word of caution here; if a
                                          nominee really can't devote the time
                                                                                      groans and moans about this, after
                                                                                      all we have 4,000 opinions out
                                          and effort, he shouldn't put his name in    there, but the simple fact re-
(Continued from page 11)                  the hat. All too often we nominate the      mains...we can either make the nec-
organization cannot make a profit,        "nice guy" as opposed to the "right         essary changes in a timely manner
or make money that is distributed         guy".]                                      or eventually dissolve this organiza-
for anything other than the actual             I'm recommending a boost in our        tion!
costs of running the organization,        membership fee to $25 per year. I'm             If we have members who can't
as would be the case if we had            recommending the abolition of the Life      afford $25 a year they can plead
shareholders etc.                         Member category! If the membership          "poverty" and we'll send them a
    We should also understand that        still wants to keep that category then      complimentary copy of the Blue
many of the organizations who al-         it's obvious that sacrifices will have to   Badge for one year...after that
ready charge $20 + for an annual          be made down the road by all the            they're on their own!!!
membership are also selling adver-        members and they should prepare               Your comments are welcome, of
tising in their national publications,    themselves for that eventuality.            course.
which in turn subsidizes their              I don't believe we should increase the    Lou Orlando
dues. We don't follow that path.          Life membership fee because it's still a    National Historian
        There are thousands of non        one time contribution to the organiza-      Combat Infantrymen's Association
profit organizations that pay out         tion. Some members have suggested                         __________
salaries to their administrative          that we place the Life membership
staffs; it's simply the cost of doing     fees into an interest bearing ac-
business as a non profit organiza-
tion. Look at the Salvation Army,
                                          count. The banks certainly pay almost          Membership
                                          nothing into interest bearing ac-
the Red Cross, AARP, etc. All are         counts.        We need sustaining           (Continued from page 10)
non profit yet they provide renu-         funds! While we do have some funds
meration to their administra-             in CD's, those funds return very little,    Be Recognized. Wear your C I B
tors. I'm not advocating the estab-       and the money is tied up for specific       and wear it proudly. It is a very
lishment of a salary schedule for         periods of time with a penalty for early    prestigious award, and
our National officers, although           withdrawal.                                   You Earned It. ~     Wear Your
some day it may come to that.                I'm recommending a line item budget      C I B.
    I am recommending that they be        for "Organization Promotion" to include
reimbursed for their out of pocket        travel expenses, publishing and distri-     OUR GOAL IS GROWTH!                       Stay
expenses.       Anybody that would        bution costs including material and         Well !
volunteer for these jobs eating the       supplies. In that same category I
costs personally has to be very well      would want a subcategory to include         Please contact these members if
off both in time and money. And           matching funds from National HQ to          you wish to transfer to the new
giving away "your" time and effort        local companies for monument con-           UNIT or if you can help them out.
might not be what the next person         struction. I'm also recommending suffi-     There is NO CHARGE to TRANS-
is willing or able to do.                 cient funds to pay for "recognition"        FER. It is your choice.
    I'm a firm believer in the "you get   plaques, awards and presentation ma-
what you pay for" philosophy. I           terials. Needless to say we'd need to       Lousiville, KY, Tampa / Brandon
don't believe in volunteerism when        place realistic caps on this account to     FL, Jacksonville,FL , Nashville,
we're dealing with a national or-         prevent abuse.                              TN, and also in CA, IL, LA, NM,
ganization. Volunteering may be                Using a base membership roster of      MN, OR, AK, MO.
okay for your local unit, but when it     4,000 at $25 per year that's $100,000       WHO WILL STEP UP AND START
comes to supporting a national            per year as opposed to the current          ONE IN SAN ANTONIO,TEXAS?
membership of over 4,000 and              $40,000 per year! Add to this the
growing, it's a losing proposition.       revenues generated by advertisers in        Joe Lopez                    915-566-0714
    We need a standard fiscal policy      our National magazine, which, de-           El Paso, TX
that our membership can rely upon,        pending upon how much effort we put
and you'll never get that using the       into getting subscribers, could far ex-     Donald Hoskins
                                                                                                                 (Continued on page 26)
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   Poet’s Corner                           Welcome MAT                                           TAPS
                                                                                      The Blue Badge was informed of
Larry:                                                                                the following members death since
   I feel privileged to now belong to          A hearty welcome to the follow-        the Feb 2007 issue. The entire as-
what I consider a great and honorable      ing members who joined the Com-            sociation extends our deepest sym-
organization. I, like many vets, write     bat Infantrymen’s Association be-          pathy to the family, relatives and
poetry, many have been published in        tween 03 January 2007 and 31               friends of the deceased.
Ranger Magazine “Patrolling”. Here is      March 2007 or members who
a poem you may find interesting.           joined earlier but their names have             Herbert L Underwood
                                           not been published.                                  Toledo, OH
  The Combat Infantrymans Badge                                                               MI/WI Company
                                              Corrections in Feb                             Died Aug 26, 2004
Those who wear the CIB are honor                  2007 Issue                             Reported by his wife Joanne
bound                                      Ballard , Russell W
No truer sign of bravery can be found      G Co, 2/180th Rgt, 45th Div.                      Emil V. Raimondi
“11 Bravo” is how we made our way          Korea            H11NE                           E. Longmeadow, MA
How proud we feel is difficult to say.                                                            NE Regt
                                           Gerhartz, Howard R.                                Died Jan 3, 2007
We are no braver than others who go        HqCo, 1/303rd Rgt 97th Div                       Reported by wife Rita
to war                                     WW II          A11FL
As time passes sometimes we see                                                                 Julius Minkoff
more                                       Fordyce, Robert E.                                Newport News, VA
They call us grunt, but we don’t mind      C Co, 1/31st RCT, 7th Div                         Died July 24, 2006
A term of respect, of one being kind.      Korea          A11GA                        Reported by his daughter Shelley

A loaded weapon, commo, chow and           Tracey, Richard H IV                               Gerald Feldman
water, basic human needs                   B Co 2/2nd Rgt 1st Div                               Ossining, NY
For we are infantry, like no other breed   Vietnam          C11NY                               Corps of NY
We are “The Queen of Battle” never                                                           Died March 8, 2006
shall we yield                                            NEW                                Reported by his wife
For our place of honor is on the battle-   Bausinger, Kenneth E.
field                                      B Co 3/1st Rgt 11th LIB Americal                    Robert Hamlett
                                           Vietnam         H11NJ                                Jackson, TN
We feel so deeply when we lose a                                                             Died May 24, 2002
friend so dear                             Foy, Joseph D. Jr.                              Reported by his wife Sue
When no one is looking we quietly          C Co 1/2nd Rgt 1st Div
shed a tear                                Vietnam         H11NE                            Lawrence H, Beringer
For we are the infantry, we have to                                                              Marengo, IL
think we are the best                      Nielson, Wylie M.                                Died February 3, 2007
For we wear the CIB pinned proudly on      E Co, 2/382nd Rgt 96th Div.                       Reported by his wife
our chest.                                 WW II           H11CA
                                                                                               Alvin Martney
Submitted by Michael Monfrooe              Perry, Richard C.                                     Akron, OH
                                           A Co, 2/505th PIR 82nd ABN Div.                 Reported by Ted George
Ed Note: Thanks Mike, we always appre-     Vietnam         D11NY
ciate original works from our members.                                                         Howard F. Reiff
               __________                  Ridgeley, Edward E.                               Corps of New York
                                           B Co, 3/47th Rgt 9th Div                          Died May 10, 2006
                                           Vietnam         C11TX                         Reported by his wife, Victoria

                                           Gonzalez, Paul D.                                     John H Carter
                                                                                                   Vernal, UT
                                           C Co, 1/12th Rgt 4th Div                           Died March 4, 2005
                                           Vietnam         A11TX                            Reported by his wife Alice
                                           Plunkett, Robert C.
                                                             (Continued on page 14)
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                           Trover, Philip L.                  187th RCT ABN / 5th SFG ( ABN)    Nourse, Walter J.
Welcome                    D Co, 3/22nd Rgt 25th Div          Korea / VN       B21NC            L Co ,415th Rgt 104th Div
                           Vietnam           C11FL                                              WW II           H11WA
  Mat                      Zane, Lee W.
                                                              Miller, Robert S.
                                                              H Co 224th Rgt 40th Div           Arfuso, Vincent P.
                           H Co, 2/338th Rgt 85th Div         Korea             H11WA           D Co, 1/23rd Rgt 2nd Div
(Continued from page 13)
                           WW II           C11TX                                                Korea           H11WA
                                                              Reed, Francis E.
1/ 12th Rgt 4th Div                                           3/5th Cav Rgt 9th Div
                           Funk, Leonard L.                                                     Bishop, Arthur F.
Vietnam H11MS                                                 Vietnam          H11CO
                           ADV TM 85 MACV                                                       ( No Unit Given )
                           Vietnam        A11FL                                                 WW II           H11WA
Shea, Thomas J.                                               Sylvester, Charles A.
A Co,1/6th Rgt                                                I Co 3/5th RCT 3rd Div
                           Cobb, David T.                                                       Cossey, Clyde H.
198th LIB, Americal Div
                           E Co, 27th Rgt 25th Div            Korea           C11TX             A Co , 31st RCT, 7th Div
Vietnam H11NE
                           Korea/VN        A11SC                                                Korea           H11AR
                                                              Navarrette, Abelardo R.
                           Inbody, Matthew O.                 L Co, 3/320th Rgt 35th Div        De Loache, James W.
Burnheimer, Ronald L.
C Co, 2/3 Rgt 199 LIB th   B Co, 1/125th Rgt 2-28th BCT       WW II           H11WA             ADV TM 2 I Corp
Vietnam A33PA              Iraq            A11MI.                                               Vietnam       H11OK
                                                              Basler, John D.
                           Peterson, Tim A.                   HqCo 15th Rgt 3rd Div             Eckel, Lawrence R.
Groves, Garry A.           C Co, 4/31st Rgt Americal Div
6/27th Rgt 9th Div
                                                              Korea           A11FL             B Co, 1/12th Rgt 4th Div
                           Vietnam         H22OH                                                Iraq            H22NY
Vietnam H22OH
                                                              Castle. Leroy
                           Sabolenko, John A                  USMA Command                      Tejada, Rosindo
McCormmack, Carol H        B Co, 4/3rd Rgt                                                      C Co, 1st Bn 1st Filipino Rgt
                                                              Vietnam       H11WA
Hq Co, 3/162nd Rgt         11th BDE Americal                                                    WW II            H11HI
2nd Div                    Vietnam         C11FL              Ford, James L.
WW II C11TX                                                                                     Freitas, Joseph P.
                                                              B Co, 2/8th Rgt 1st AIR CAV DIV
                           Willard, William R.                Vietnam          H11MS            B Co, 254th Rgt 63rd Div
Salstrom, William          A Co,2/503rd PIR                                                     WW II           H11NE
I Co, 3.38th Rgt 2nd Div   173rd ABN Bde                      Goodrich, Austin
Korea     H11WA            Vietnam          A11NC             K Co, 3/342nd Rgt 86th Div        Gray, Charles J
                                                              WW II           H11MD             B Co, 1/61st Rgt 5th Div
Beam , James W.            Gustafson, Glenn A                                                   Vietnam         B21NC
A Co, 1/15th Rgt 1st Div   C Co,2/12th Rgt 1st Air Cav Div    Mastin, Thomas P.
Vietnam H11W               Vietnam           A11FL            B Co, 51st Arm Bn 4th Arm Div     Sanders ,Earl E. Jr.
                                                              WW II           H11HI             E Co, 1/502nd PIR
Bynum. Denny M.            Gates , Johnny W.                                                    101st ABN Div
C Co, 4/12th Rgt           F Co, 2/32nd Rgt 7th Div                                             Vietnam         H11LA
199th LIB
                                                              Cournoyer, Robert V.
                           Korea           A11SC
Vietnam H11M                                                  358th Rgt 90th Div
                                                              WW II            H11NE            Sttanton, Robert L.
                           Kramer, Robert S.                                                    D CO, 1/ 3rd BDE, 25th Div
DeLisle, Arthur J. Jr.     MACV TM 99
                                                              Combs, Ray A.                     Vietnam         H11WV
MACV                       Vietnam        A11SC
Vietnam H11W                                                  C Co, 38th Rgt 2nd Div
                                                              Korea           H11AL             Swanson, Carl E.
                           Lindsay, Archie L.
                                                                                                F Co, 30th Rgt 3rd Div
Doughty, Jack E Jr.        2/3rd Rgt 199th LIB
                                                              Garrett, Thomas W.                WW II            H11WA
F Co, 2/103rd Rgt          Vietnam          A11SC
43rd Div                                                      1/2nd Rgt 1st Div
                           Spehar, John R.                    Vietnam           H11WV           Strich, Alek
                           H co, 161st Rgt 25th Div                                             130th Rgt 33rd Div
                           WW II            H11WA             Menendez. Stephen J.              WW II            A11FL
Marshall, Rogers L.
C CO, 38th Rgt 2nd Div                                        C Co, 3/22nd Rgt 25th Div
                           Stromeyer, Elroy R. Jr.            Vietnam         H11TN             Bilger, William P
Korea H22OH
                           B Co, 1/7th Rgt 1st Cav Div                                          C CO, 2/15th Rgt 1st Div
                           Vietnam          A11FL             Gonsowski, Kenneth S.             Vietnam H22NY
Martin, Roosevelt
ADV TM 87 MACV                                                173rd ABN Bde
Vietnam H11WA              Levee, Jerome                      Vietnam       H11IL                         (Continued on page 15)
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                           1/46th 196th INF 23rd Div        WW II            H11WA       E Co, 2/3rd Rgt 199th LIB
Welcome                    Vietnam          A33PA                                        Vietnam          A11MI
                                                            Camarillo, Lazaro, O. III
  Mat                      Speas, Richard L.
                           D Co, 1/12th Cav Rgt
                                                            C Co, 2/501st PIR
                                                            101st ABN DIV
                                                                                         Ulissi, Fred V.
                                                                                         K Co, 114th Rgt 44th Div
                           1st Cav Div                      Vietnam         B11TX        WW II           H11NJ
(Continued from page 14)
                           Vietnam         A11NC
                                                            Anders, William F.           Shaw, John E.
Branch, James E.
                           DeWitt, Frank J.                 A Co,1/5th Rgt 25th Div      ( NO UNIT GIVEN)
HM Co, 7th Cav Rgt
                           506th PIR 101st ABN DIV          Vietnam         C11TX        Vietnam       A11FL
1st Cav Div
                           WW II            H11WA
Korea H11TX
                                                            Allen, Paul L.               Albracht. William L.
                           O’Meara, Andrew P. Jr.           B Co, 2/506th PIT            5th SPFG ,(ABN) RVN
Tierney, Joseph R.
                           Hq Co MACV                       101st ABN DIV                Vietnam          H11IL
G Co, 3/27th Rgt
                           Vietnam       B21NC              Vietnam         H21NC
25th Div
                                                                                         Clark, Kevin J.
Korea H11NE
                           Wang, James F.                   Bertram, Warren L.           C Co, 4/31st Rgt 196th LIB
                           B Co, 2/5tth Cav Rgt             E Co, 223rd Rgt 40th Div     Americal Div
Breeze, Thomas A.
                           1st Cav Div                      Korea           H12OH        Vietnam         A11FL
G Co, 9th Rgt 2nd Div
                           Vietnam          H11GUAM
Korea H11WA
                                                            DePorter, Stephen            Neal, Aubrey J..
                           Fitts, Robert F,                 K Co, 75th Rangers 4th Div   Svc Co,35th Rgt 25th Div
Taylor, James B.
                           B Co, 2/5th Cav Rgt              Vietnam        B11FL         Korea           H11VA
MACV TM 21 II Corps
                           1st Cav Div
Vietnam H11WA
                           Korea            A11FL           Leake, L. Gordon             Roland, Leif E.
                                                            I Co, 334th Rgt 84th Div     M Co, 3/23rd Rgt 2nd Div
Horan, Lawrence J.
                           Gordon, Ralph                    WW II            A11FL       Korea           H11IL
G Co, 2/335th Rgt
                           A Co, 1/28th Rgt 25th Div
84th Div
                           Vietnam         H11WA            Twomey, Thomas               Schonberg,Allen B.
                                                            15th Rgt 3rd Div / SPFG      HHC 1/7th Rgt 3rd Div
                           Burgett, Paul L.                 Korea / VN        H21NC      Desert Storm B11TX
Ferrara, John F.
                           B Trp 1/17th Cav Rgt
F Co, 2nd Bn 3rd Div
                           82nd ABN DIV                     Blessing, Ralph H.           Sines, Bernard H.
Korea H11WA
                           Vietnam          H11WI           MACV TM IV                   23rd Rgt 2nd Div
                                                            Vietnam        H11WA         Korea            H33PA
Irving, Michael
                           Haymes, Philip L.
HqCo,1st BDE 4th Div
                           AT Co, 337th Rgt 85th Div        Moore, Robert W.             Gill, Ralph L.
Vietnam H11WA
                           WW II          A11FL             1st Cav Div                  ( No Unit Given )
                                                            Vietnam        H11CA         Korea           B11FL
Peeters, Michael C.
                           Nicely, Scott F.
100th Bn 442nd Rgt
                           1st Bn, 504th PIR                Testerman, William W.        Hess, Gordon H.
Iraq            H11HI
                           82nd ABN DIV                     D Co, 3/21st Rgt 196th LIB   C Co, 1/ 382nd Rgt 96th Div
                           Panama/D-Storm A11FL             Americal Div                 WW II           A11FL
Rodriguez, Lee S.
                                                            Vietnam         H11WV
C CO, 1/506th PIR
                           Bodwell, Stephen D.                                           Stokes, C. Gary
101st ABN Div
                           C Co, 2/12th Rgt 1st Cav Div     Murray, Parick J.            A Co, 3/22nd Rgt 4th Div
Vietnam H11WA
                           Vietnam         A11NE/RI         D Co, 1/26th Rgt 1st Div.    Vietnam         C11GA
                                                            Vietnam         B11TX
Brittan, D. Eugene
                           Paluda, Michael L.                                            Viechec, Michael M.
K Co, 21st Rgt 24th Div
                           M A C V TM 68                    Jeffery, Francis E.          Hq Co 2/101st Rgt 2nd Div
Korea H11VA
                           Vietnam        H22MI             K Co, 359th Rgt 90th Div     WW II          A11FL
                                                            WW II            H11WA
Piotraalo, Michael D.
                           DeAngelis, Michael J.                                         Mac Millan, William D IV
B Co,109th TRgt,
                           B Co, 1/61st Rgt 5th MEC         Orlando, Pete                1/7th Cav Rgt, 1st Air Cav Div
28th Div
                           Vietnam         A11FL            25th IPSD 1st Cav Div        Vietnam H21NC
Iraq     A11NE/RI
                                                            Vietnam         A33PA
                           Graff, James G.
Welke, Eric W.
                           C Co, 134th Rgt 35th Div         Rushing, Wallace R.                      (Continued on page 16)
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                           C Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Div              69th Rgt 42nd DIV NYSNG      Wolinski, Thomas P.
Welcome                    199th LIB                          Iraq            A11FL        57th Aslt Co, 4th Div
                           Vietnam          H11WI                                          Vietnam           H22NY
  Mat                      Kent, Leo F.
                                                              Morrow, William C.
                                                              MACV                         Dintino, John J.
                           Hq Co, 1/25th Rgt 8th Div          Vietnam        H11WA         E Co, 279th Rgt 45th Div
(Continued from page 15)
                           WW II           H11NE                                           Korea            H33PA
Root, Garry G.                                                Aligood, Delma L.
B Co. 1/22md Rgt 4th       McMenamy, James F.                 MACV                         Paton, Michael W.
Div                        Svc Co 28th Rgt.                   Vietnam        H11WA         512th Trans
Vietnam C11NY              WW II           H11NE                                           Vietnam        H11WA
                                                              Carper, Matthew R.
Himmer, David S.           Owens, Ralph L. Jr.                HHC, 502nd PIR               Propes, Thomas F.
A Co, 1/28th Rgt 1st Div   Hq Co, 397th Rgt                   101st ABN Div                C Co, 2/8th Rgt 1st Cav Div
Vietnam H11MN              WW II          H11NE               Iraq           B21NC         Vietnam          B11SC

                           Toohey, Michael D.                 Lazzaro, Edward A.           Schnoor, Melvin T.
Carver, John S.            H Co, 2/5th RCT                    F Co, 2/32nd Rgt 7th Div     21st Rgt 24th Div
L Co, 3/15th Rgt 3rd Div   Korea           H11CO              Korea           H11WA        WW II             A11FL
WW II/Korea H11Wa
                           Evans, James, J.                   Rossano, Morris R.           Gutierrez, Frank
Ebert, Arnold L.           A Co. 1/5th Rgt 1st Cav Div        1/506th PIR, 101st ABN DIV   A Co, 1/503rd PIR
1st Div & 3rd Div          Desert Storm C 11TX                Vietnam         A11NJ        173rd ABN Bde
WW II H11WA                                                                                Vietnam         H21NC
                           Intini, Vincent P.                 Foy, William J.
Kistler, Charles R.        HHC 504th PIT, 82nd ABN DIV        H Co ,223rd Rgt 40th Div     Stafford, William J.
G Co, 38th Rgt 2nd Div /   Afghanistan       H11VA            Korea           H11NE        A Co 333rd Rgt 84th Div
POW                                                                                        WW II            H12OH
Korea H11WA                Austin, John V                     Gilbert, Rodney E.
                           G Co, 2/328th Rgt 26th Div         MACV                         Howison, Donald E.
Lindberg, Gordon A.        WW II          H11WA               Vietnam         H11TX        L Co, 3/31st RCT ,7th Div
G Co, 259th Rgt                                                                            Korea           H21NC
65th Div                   Harris, Jimmy L.                   Hackney, Jacob C.
WW II H21GA                D CO, 1/327th Rgt 101st ABN        Hq Co,61st Armd Bn           Johnson, Carl Leon
                           DIV                                10th Armd Div                A Co, 2/27th Rgt 25th Div
Patton, James E.           Vietnam         A11HI              WW II          C11NY         Vietnam         H22OH
30th Rgt, 3rd Div
7th Rgt 3rd Div            Torres, Daniel R.                  Keeney, Leroy                Kimrey, William P.
WW II/ Korea H11WA         B Co, 5/60th Rgt, 9th Div          C CO, 1/7th Rgt 3rd Div      B Co, 1/7th Rgt 1st Cav Div
                           Vietnam         A11HI              Korea           H11WA        Vietnam          A11NC
Hearn, Charles F.
I Co, 327th Rgt            Hayes, John L.                                                  Mannion, Charles E.
                                                              Riley, Thomas
101st ABN Div              (NO UNIT GIVEN )                                                D Co, 7th Rgt 3rd Div
                                                              HqCo, 3/224th Rgt 4th Div
WW II A11GA                Vietnam        H11NE                                            Korea           H11MD
                                                              Korea          H21CA
Schultz, Arthur W.         Krajcik, Daniel M.                                              Strotman, Paul R.
                                                              Van Buren, Landin J.
3rd Div                    C Co , 399th Rgt 100th Div                                      A Co, 4/21st Rgt 11th LIB
                                                              I Co, 335th Rgt
Korea           H11IL      WW II            H11NE                                          Vietnam         H33PA
                                                              WW II           H22NY
Conceison, Oscar V.        Faulk, Curley L.                                                Johnson, Earl L
                                                              Wolfe, Stephen F.
D Co, 7th Rgt 3rd Div      HHC, 1/7th Rgt 3rd Div                                          F Co, 2/15th Rgt 3rd Div
                                                              K Co 75th Rangers
WW II H11NE                WW II/Korea/VN H11WA                                            Korea            H11WA
                                                              Vietnam        H11NC
Hale,Arthur C.             Garrison, Lonnie L.                                             Mangual, Manuel E.
                                                              Junker, Leonard L.
27th Rgt 25th Div          7th SPFG (ABN)                                                  A Co, 1/501st PIR
                                                              HqCo, 15th Rgt 3rd Div
Vietnam H22NY              Vietnam         H11WA                                           101st ABN DIV
                                                              Korea           H11WA
                                                                                           Vietnam         H22NY
Hoeft, John R.             LoPerena, Reinaldo                                                         (Continued on page 17)
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                             Lafferty, Jason M.            I Co, 15th Rgt 3rd Div              me that NOT being affected
    Welcome                  A Co,3/15th Rgt 3rd Div       WW II             H11WA             by the experience over there
                             Iraq     A11NE/RI                                                 would be abnormal. When he
      Mat                                                  Andon, Arma E.                      told me that, it was just like he
                             George, Michael N.            H Co, 328th Rgt 26th Div            had given me a pardon. It
                             4th Arm Div                   WW II           H22NY               was as if he had said, “Go
(Continued from page 16)
                             WW II / VN    B11GA                                               ahead and feel something
                                                           Herrera, Alfredo G.                 about the place, Bob. It ain’t
Czepiel, Stanley
                             Andrews, Dana E.              C Co, 1/16th Rgt 1st Div            going nowhere. You’re going
Anti Tank 7th Rgt 3rd Div
                             C Co, 1/18th Rgt 1st Div      Vietnam         H11OR               to wear it the rest of your life
WW II           H11WA
                             Vietnam         A11FL                                             and you might as well get to
                                                           Husted, William F.                  know it.”
Eggen, Arvid
                             Lynch, Eugene R.              D -.3/506th Rgt 101st ABN Div           A lot of my “brothers”
M Co, 157th Rgt 45th Div
                             MACV Tm 78                    Vietnam          H11WI              haven’t been so lucky. For
                             Vietnam       H11MD                                               them the memories are too
                                                           Jordan, James E.                    painful, there sense of loss
Highley, Richard L.
                             Menge, Steven M.              B -,1/46th Rgt 198th LIB (AM)       too great. My sister told me of
A Co, 1/27th Rgt 25th Div
                             D Co, 1/35th Rgt 4th Div      Vietnam          H11AZ              a friend she has whose hus-
Vietnam         A11HI
                             Vietnam         H11WA                                             band was in ‘Nam. She asks
                                                           Rossi, Joseph T.                    this guy when he was there.
Angus, Clinton W.
                             Morales, Felix O.             32nd Inf Div                        Here’s what he said, “Just last
Hq Co 256th BCT
                             A Co, 2/2nd Rgt 1st Div       WWII                                night.” It took my sister a
Iraq           H22NY
                             Vietnam         C11FL                  __________                 while to figure out what he
                                                                                               was talking about. Just Last
Landry, Robert H.
                             Powell, Joe E.                                                    Night! Yea, I was in the Nam.
C Co, 2/108th Rgt
Iraq            A22NY
                             E Co, 2/5th Rgt
                             1st Cav Div
                                                                Personal                       When? Just last night! Yea, I
                                                                                               was there.
Peters, Forest A.
                             Vietnam         A11NC
                                                                Account                            My sister says that I am
                                                                                               not the same brother that
B Co, 2 Bn 14th Rgt
                             Barrientes, Oscar J.                                              went to Vietnam. My wife
Iraq            A22NY
                             A Co,1/29th Rgt 4th Div        The following story was submit-    says I won’t let people get
                             Vietnam         C11TX          ted by Bill Cowan of Sherman,      close to me, not even her.
Baum, Mark C.
                                                            Texas.                             They probably are both right.
C Co, 1/ 32nd Rgt
                             Dell’Elce, A. Daniel                                              Ask a vet about making
10th Mtn Div
                             25th Div.                        “I Was There Last Night”         friends in Nam. It was risky.
Iraq            A33PA
                             Vietnam         H11NE          By Robert Clark                    Why? Because we were in
                                                                                               the business of death and
Emery, Ernest Q. Jr.
                             Jones, Joseph L.                   A couple of years ago          death was with us all of the
Hq Co, 113th Rgt
                             E - 2/506th Rgt                someone asked me if I still        time. It wasn’t the death of, “If
43rd Div
                             101st ABN Div                  thought about Vietnam. I           I die before I wake.” It was
                             Vietnam         H33PA          nearly laughed in their face.      the real thing. The kind where
                                                            How do you stop thinking           boys scream for their moth-
Allen, William B.
                             Pitcock, Robert M.             about it? Everyday day for the     ers. The kind that lingers in
HqCo,2/18th Rgt 1st Div
                             A Co, 2/27th Rgt               last 24 years I wake up with it    your mind and becomes more
Vietnam          H11NE
                             25th Div                       and go to bed with it.             real each time you cheat it.
                             Vietnam H11WVA                     But this is what I said.       You don’t make a lot of
Delardge, Howard
                                                            “Yea, I still think about it. I    friends when the possibility of
A Co, 1/2nd Rgt 1st Div
                             Gascoyne, Robert H.            can’t quit thinking about it. I    dying is that real, that close.
Vietnam         A11GA
                             A Co, 1/26th Rgt 1st Div       never will, but I’ve learned to    When you do, your friends
                             Vietnam         A11FL          live with it. I’m comfortable      become a liability.
Lawrence, Carl H.
                                                            with the memories. I’ve                A guy named Bob Flanni-
C -,2/12th Rgt 1st Cav Div
                             Robinson, Jacob W.             learned to stop trying to forget   gan was my friend. Bob Flan-
Vietnam           A11NC
                             C -,2/502nd Rgt                and learned instead to em-         nigan is dead. I put him in a
                             101st ABN Div                  brace it. It just doesn’t scare    body bag one sunny day,
Osoria, Pedro J.
                             Vietnam         H11WA          me any more.                       April 29, 1969. We’d been
E Co, 2/65th Rgt
                                                                A psychologist once told       talking only a few minutes
Korea            H11WA
                             Shirley, John B.                                                                (Continued on page 27)
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                                                           Whenever and Wherever
                                                                         29, Let’s Go!
                                                       The 29th Division Association is presently accepting
                                                       applications from current and former members of the
                                                       29th Infantry Division. Sons, Grandsons and Associate
                                                       Members are also welcome.

                                                       Contact National Headquarters at
                                                       P. O. Box 1546 Frederick, Maryland 21702-0546

                                                             Abbreviated Division History
                                                          The 29th Infantry Division was first established in
                                                       July 1917 at Camp McClellan in Anniston, Alabama.
                                                       Made up of National Guard units from Maryland, Vir-
                                                       ginia, Delaware, New Jersey and the District of Colum-
                    Have you ever worn this            bia, elements of the division first saw combat in France
                    patch?                             during World War I. Following the armistice, the divi-
                    Join the 1st Cavalry Divi-         sion was deactivated and many units returned to Na-
                    sion Association                   tional Guard status again in 1919.
                    Life membership $10.00                 Activated again for federal service in February 1941,
                    Visit http://1cad.ord              men of the 29th Infantry Division trained in Maryland,
                    Call (254)547-6537 for an          Virginia, the Carolinas and Florida. In 1942, the divi-
                    application                        sion was shipped to England and began a much more
                                                       rigorous training schedule for what would become one
                                                       of the largest amphibious landings ever. Then at 6:30
                                                       a.m. on June 6, 1944, the 29th, along with its sister unit
                                                       the US First Infantry Division spearheaded the landing
                                                       on “Bloody” Omaha Beach in Operation Overlord,
                                                       which began the liberation of the European continent
                                                       by Allied Forces.
                                                           After 11 continuous months of combat, the soldiers
                                                       of the 29th Infantry Division were relieved and assumed
                                                       the task of garrison for the Bremen enclave, processing
                                                       prisoners and helping establish military government.
                                                       Lead elements sailed for home in December 1945, with
                                                       the entire division inactivated on January 17, 1946 at
                                                       Camp Kilmer, NJ.
                                                           In 1947, elements of the division were again reor-
                                                       ganized as National Guard units in Maryland and Vir-
                                                       ginia. However, changing requirements in the nations
                                                       ground combat forces later eliminated the need for the
                                                       29th and in 1968 it was broken up with the Maryland
                                                       portion being reorganized on January 21, 1969, and
                                                       the Virginia portion on February 1st. Both states initially
                                                       furnished brigades to Pennsylvania’s 28th Infantry Divi-
  From The Meuse-Argonne in 1918                       sion. Later on, both elements reverted back to their
                                                       parent states as separate brigades; the 116th Separate
       To Omaha Beach in 1944                          Infantry Brigade in Virginia and the 58th Separate Infan-
 To Afghanistan and Iraq in 2005/2006                  try Brigade in Maryland. Currently, under a transforma-
     Soldiers of the 29th Infantry                     tion ordered by the Department of Defense, the Divi-
     Division have answered their                      sion is again undergoing dramatic changes.
          Country’s Call
   Page 19                                              Blue Badge                                                May 2007

              National Combat Infantrymen’s Association
                         Annual Convention
                         October 11-14, 2007
                  Holiday Inn @ I-95, Fayetteville, NC
    The Holiday Inn South, located just off I-95 (exit 53) will be host property for the 2007 CIA convention. The hotel is an excellent
middle-scale property with all of the amenities you expect to find for a convention hotel. It is a full service property featuring compli-
mentary airport shuttle service and free parking. There is an on site restaurant (as well as several off property ones) within walking
distance, and a cocktail lounge. The nicely appointed rooms have a coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, alarm clock,
personal items (shampoo, etc) - all the things you expect to find. The Holiday Inn has ample meeting and banquet space. Direc-
tions to the hotel will be included in your registration confirmation.

                                                          Registration Procedures
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ion will be a memorable experience. Please read the entire packet carefully. The enclosed material should answer most of your
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    8. Reservations: All Reservations must be made through ML & RS, Inc, and received on or before September 10, 2007. Res-
        ervations received September 11, or later will be accommodated on a space available basis - with the probability of not
        receiving reunion rates. “Walk-Ins” will be accommodated—space available—at regular hotel rates.
    9. Cancellations and Refunds: All cancellations must be made through ML & RS, Inc. Calling the hotel to cancel your room is not
        sufficient. You must notify ML & RS, Inc via phone, or fax, during regular business hours – 8:30 AM -5:00 PM Eastern
        Time Zone. Or you may cancel in writing by mail. You will be given a cancellation confirmation number. Your cancellation
        is not considered valid without the cancellation number. Cancellations received on or before September 10, 2007 will
        receive a full refund of their deposit and installment payments, minus a $25.00 cancellation fee and any activities which ML
        & RS, Inc has already paid for and/or any activities or events for which guaranteed numbers have been provided to the
        vendor. Cancellations received between September 11 and October 5, 2007 will be given a full refund of their deposit
        and installment payments, minus a $50.00 cancellation fee and any activities which ML & RS, Inc has already paid for and/
        or any activities or events for which guaranteed numbers have been provided to the vendor. Requests for cancellations
        or refunds received after October 5, 2007 will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of refund – if any –
        will not be determined until after the reunion when accounting has been finished, and will depend entirely upon
        what activities can be cancelled at this late date.
    10. No Shows: Persons who register for the reunion, but do not attend without canceling through ML & RS, Inc, as described
        in paragraph 9 above, will not be entitled to any refund.
    11. When you arrive: As soon as you arrive at the Holiday Inn, stop by the Military Locator & Reunion Service, Inc desk to
        complete your reunion registration and pick up your packet. You will then need to stop by the hotel front desk to register
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           with the hotel and pick up your room key.
      12. Special Needs: Every effort will be made to accommodate your special needs requests; however we must know about
           them. If you require special equipment (wheelchair, walker, portable oxygen, etc) you must bring it with you
           or arrange for its rental and delivery. Please be specific on your needs. For example, do you need a fully handi-
          capped room with wide doors, or a roll-in shower, grab bars; a room with just grab bars, or do you have walking problems
          and just need a room near the elevator? List your special requirements on the registration form, and then discuss them
          with the ML & RS, Inc reunion manager when you check in at the reunion.
     13. Registration Fee: Each person attending the reunion pays a small daily registration fee. To insure that everyone is
         treated fairly, please understand that if you arrive at the reunion before the day/time specified in your option, it will be nec-
         essary for you to pay a daily registration fee for each day you are early. For example, if you register for “banquet only”
         and arrive on Sunday or Monday “just to see who is here” and then you stay at the reunion, you’ll be expected to pay the
         same registration fee as your shipmates who pre-registered for those days.
    14. Housing: Every effort will be made to house members of the group together; however, due to the many different types of
         room requests, smoking, non-smoking; king, double, etc it is not always possible to keep everyone together and honor
         specific room-type requests. Individual room preferences will be given priority.
    15. Room Assignment: If you register before the cut-off date, you probably will get your choice of smoking/non-smoking
         rooms. No guarantees after the cut-off date. Handicapped rooms are limited and will be assigned on a first come basis.
         King/Queen rooms are the predominant room type.
     16. Importance of timely registration: Banquet and Hospitality space for our reunion will be allocated based on the number
         of guests registered on the cut-off date of September 10, 2007. If there are people who register after the cut off date, they
        will of course be accommodated when possible, but you should be aware that if the numbers increase substantially, it is
        possible the banquet and hospitality space will become extremely crowded. When an increase in numbers occurs after the
        cut-off date, the hotel will move us into a larger room only if all other banquet space has not been sold. If there is no other
        space available, then of course we must live with the space allocated on the cut-off date. Timely registration can help
        prevent overcrowding, or worse yet having to turn someone away.
    17. Minimum Rooms: We must utilize a minimum of fifteen (15) hotel rooms each night of the reunion for it to take place. If
       less than 15 rooms are reserved on the cut-off date, the reunion will be postponed or cancelled. Your deposit check will not
       be deposited and your balance due statement will not be sent until the minimum is met. We advise you not to buy an airline
       ticket until you receive your confirmation letter.

                                                           Your Itinerary
                                                   “Where we work so you can play”

                                                       Thursday October 11, 2007

12:00 Noon: Registration Begins and the Hospitality Room Opens. Relax in the comfort and privacy of your hospitality room.
You will find coffee, cold drinks and snacks for your pleasure. This is where the reunion starts. It’s the perfect place to greet old
friends, especially those that you haven’t seen in years, to meet men you didn’t know, to meet guys who served at a different time
but share the combat heritage. Due to liquor liability considerations, private alcoholic beverages may not be brought into
the hospitality room. The hospitality room will close during the reception.

5:00 PM: Welcome reception begins. Enjoy some light hors d’oeuvres along with your favorite adult beverage from the cash bar.
After a few welcome remarks, any first-time attendees will be asked to introduce themselves so everyone will be acquainted. This
will be a fun evening in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Dress is casual. Dinner is on your own tonight. Cost of the reception is
included in the price of Option A only. If you do not wish to participate in this event, you may “opt-out.” See the Registration Form, Adjust-
ment Opportunities Block, “Deduct Thursday Reception.”

                                                         Friday October 12, 2007

7:00 – 7:45 AM: Breakfast is a private buffet. Eat at your leisure, keeping in mind when the tour departs. Cost for breakfast is in-
cluded in Option A only. If you do not wish to eat breakfast, you may opt-out. See the Registration Form, Adjustment Opportunities Block
“Delete Friday’s Breakfast.”

8:00 AM: Optional Fort Bragg Tour: Please understand that due to deployments, security considerations, etc the sched-
ule can change. Here is what is being planned, contingent upon normal security conditions. You’ll leave the Holiday Inn at
0800 hrs for Ft Bragg. First stop will be for a command mission briefing, followed by (not necessarily in this sequence) a visit to the
parachute packing facility, lunch in one of the troop mess halls, a visit to the PX (everyone will be granted access), a stop at the
Games/Skills Facility to fire weapon simulators for most of the Army’s weapons, and visits to the 82nd and Special Warfare Center
museums. There is a minimum of thirty (30) persons per bus. Less than 30 persons, the cost will be adjusted to cover the differ-
ence. Cost of the tour is NOT included in either option, you must register separately. See the Registration Form, Adjustment Opportunities
Block, “Add Friday Tour.”
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//Special note concerning entrance to Ft Bragg – these are Ft Bragg security rules not ours, and everyone must cooperate or no one will be
granted entrance. First an advance attendee list must be provided to the Provost Marshall at least 48 hours prior to the visit. This means
there can be no last minute sign-ups. If you want to go you must register in advance. Second you must have a valid government issued photo
ID, drivers license is OK; photo on a credit card is not sufficient. Third – and very important. Anyone can probably drive a car and get on
post as a visitor (certainly retirees can), but you may not follow the bus in your privately owned vehicle and participate in the on post activi-
ties; they are for the bus passengers only. This has been discussed and re-discussed with the post officials that I have dealt with and this is
how it is. It was allowed at Ft Benning last year but, will not be allowed at Ft Bragg. I will not readdress the matter. Very simply, if you
wish to participate in CIA activities on post at Ft Bragg, you need to understand the necessity of riding the bus.//

9:00 AM: Hospitality Room will open for Friday arrivals and anyone not going on the tour. Coffee and soft drinks will be avail-
able until early afternoon when snacks will be served.

6:00 PM: Social Hour. Relax and enjoy your favorite beverage from the cash bar while you anticipate a Tar-Heel-style meal.

7:00 PM: Dinner is served! Set your appetite for a Tar-Heel theme dinner buffet. Among other delights the buffet will feature a vari-
ety of salads, slow roasted chicken, BBQ ribs, Virginia (whoops far north NC) Ham, and all of the accompaniments. Following din-
ner, relax and enjoy the companionship of America’s heroes. Cost of tonight’s dinner is included in both Options A and B. If you do not
wish to participate in this meal, you may opt-out. See the Registration Form, Adjustment Opportunities Block, “Deduct Friday’s Dinner.”

                                                        Saturday October 13, 2007

7:00 – 7:45 AM: Breakfast is a private buffet. Eat at your leisure, keeping in mind when the business meeting begins. Cost for
breakfast is included in Options A and B. If you do not wish to eat breakfast, you may opt-out. See the Registration Form, Adjustment Op-
portunities Block “Delete Saturday’s Breakfast.”

8:00 AM: Annual Business Meeting. Meeting is restricted to members only. Membership cards will be checked at the door. Do
not forget yours. If yours has been lost or for some reason you never received one, contact Membership Chairman Dan Sankoff
immediately. You do not have to attend other parts of the reunion to attend the business meeting, although you are encouraged to
attend as many of the activities as you can.

11:00 AM: Optional Tour Departs. You’ll depart the hotel and go directly to lunch (on your own). From there it is to the Airborne
and Special Operations Museum located downtown. After spending an hour or so at the museum, some people may want to re-
main at the museum, others may want to continue the Fayetteville City tour which includes places like the Old Market Place, the
Fayetteville Independent Light Infantry Armory, Cool Springs Tavern, and the Sanford House. Anyone wishing to remain at the
museum may do so and you will be picked up at the end of the day (around 4:00 PM). There is a minimum of thirty (30) persons
per bus. Less than 30 persons, the cost will be adjusted to cover the difference. Cost of the tour is NOT included in either option, you
must register separately. See the Registration Form, Adjustment Opportunities Block, “Add Saturday’s Tour.”

7:00 PM: Pre-dinner Cocktail hour.

8:00 PM: The National Combat Infantrymen’s Association Banquet. Enjoy your last night in a more formal setting. Coat and tie
recommended for the gentlemen and corresponding dress for the ladies. There will be open seating, sit where you like, with whom
you like. If you can still wear your complete and correct uniform, please do so. The Commanding General and Command Sergeant
Major of XVIII have been invited to the banquet. Their response has not yet been received. The memorial service will be held as
part of the reunion banquet. Once again, there was absolutely no interest in entertainment after the banquet, consequently, there
will be none. You can look forward to a wonderful evening of reminiscing. Cost of the banquet is included in all options. If you do not
wish to participate in this meal, you may “opt-out.” see the Registration Form, Adjustment Opportunities Block, “Deduct Saturday Ban-
                                                       Sunday October 14, 2007

8:00 AM: Breakfast will be a private buffet. Following breakfast, there will be a short closing ceremony thanking everyone for at-
tending and wishing everyone a safe journey home. Good-byes begin. Hugs are expected and tears are authorized. See you at
the next reunion. Cost for breakfast is included in all options. If you do not wish to participate in breakfast you may “opt-out.” See the
Adjustment Opportunities Section “Deduct Sunday Breakfast” on the registration form for details.

                                                                 Golf Outing

If there is sufficient interest, a golf outing will be arranged at the Ft Bragg golf course. The most practical time is either Thursday
afternoon just after you arrive at the reunion, or Saturday afternoon after the business meeting. If you are interested in playing golf,
please indicate it on the registration form. Friday would not be a good time unless you do not want to visit Ft Bragg and participate
in the activities there.
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                                                       Option A
                                          Arrive Thursday, depart Sunday
                        This option provides each person with the following activities and events:
Three nights lodging (Thur, Fri, Sat)
Three breakfasts (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Thursday Welcome Reception w/hors d’oeuvres
Friday Night Tar Heel style dinner
Saturday night banquet
Fayetteville City Tag
Hospitality Room stocked with coffee, soft drinks, and snacks
Roster of attendees
Banquet and Memorial service program
Applicable taxes and gratuities, all set-up/clean-up, bartender, and registration fees
Full time services of ML & RS, Inc representative

Option Cost is $699.00 per couple; $489.00 per single. A $100.00 per person deposit must accompany your
reservation. Do not send the full amount. Persons submitting their initial deposit by check, travelers’
checks or money order and then making the final installments using one of these methods will receive a
2.5% discount from the above price.

                                                          Option B
                                              Arrive Friday, depart Sunday
                           This option provides each person with the following events and activities:

Two nights lodging (Fri & Sat)
Two breakfasts (Sat & sun)
Friday Night Tar Heel style dinner
Saturday night banquet
Fayetteville City Tag
Hospitality room stocked with coffee, soft drinks, and snacks
Roster of attendees
Banquet and Memorial service program
Applicable taxes and gratuities, all set-up/clean-up, bartender, and registration fees.
Fulltime services of ML & RS, Inc representative

Option Cost is $510.00 per couple; $348.00 per single. A $75.00 per person deposit must accompany your
reservation. Do not send the full amount. Persons submitting their initial deposit by check, travelers’
checks or money order and then making the final installments using one of these methods will receive a
2.5% discount from the above price.

                                                          Option C
                                             Arrive Saturday, depart Sunday
                           This option provides each person with the following activities and events:

Saturday night lodging
Saturday night banquet
Sunday morning breakfast
Fayetteville City Tag
Hospitality room stocked with coffee, soft drinks, and snacks
Roster of attendees
Banquet and Memorial service program
Applicable taxes and gratuities, all set-up/clean-up, bartender, and registration fees
Full time services of ML & RS, Inc representative

Option Cost is $275.00 per couple; $185.00 per single. A $50.00 per person deposit must accompany your
reservation. Do not send the full amount. This Option is NOT discounted.
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  Office Use Only: Dep Rec’d ________________ / Payment Method ________________ / Date Rec’d ___________________

            National Combat Infantrymen’s Associatio,n
                                        Holiday Inn @ I-95, Fayetteville, NC
  Please complete both sides of this form and return it with your deposit on or before September 10, 2007. Mail or fax (if paying
           deposit by credit card) to: Military Locator & Reunion Service, Inc.; PO Drawer 11399; Hickory NC 28603.
                        Phone: 828-256-6008; Fax: 828-256-6559. Web:

                                               Attendee Info
Last Name: ___________________________________ First Name: __________________________________ MI: ______

Spouse or Guest Name: ______________________________________

Your Soc Sec #: _______________________________             Spouse or guest Soc Sec #: _______________________________

Address: __________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: _____________________________

Phone: ___________________________________________________ Email: ______________________________________

Are you interested in golf? _____ yes _____ no; Thursday afternoon _____ or Saturday afternoon _____

                                                   Emergency Contact Info
If there should be an emergency during the reunion and we need to contact a member of your family, who should that be?

Name: __________________________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________
Cell Phone or Travel Number in case there are any last minute changes. ________________________________________

                                                              Nametag Info
If this is your first CIA reunion, or if you have misplaced the nametag you received at the last reunion, we encourage you to order
one now. The nametag is a plastic tag with your name, the CIB, the years you served, and your rank engraved on the tag. Guest
tags have the guest’s name engraved on it. This is a great conversation starter and group member identifier. If you fill in the
info below you will be charged for the tags. Cost is $6.00 each.

Your Nametag Name: ________________________________ Guest Nametag Name: ________________________

Which years did you serve in combat: ________________________ What was your highest rank? : _______________

Options A, B, and C will include a city tag (Fayetteville 2007) to hang below your nametag. If you sign up for only selected activi-
ties, we encourage you to order a city tag here @ $3.75. Indicate below the number of city tags you wish to order. If you would
like to order city tags from previous years, please list the city and year and quantity on an additional sheet of paper.

Number of Fayetteville City Tags @ $3.75 ______         Previous years’ city tags @ $3.75 (list cities on a separate sheet) _______

                                            Payments and Cancellations
                        Your signature is required below regardless of your payment method
                                     Make Checks Payable to: “ML & RS, Inc”
 Personal Check # ________               Money Order _______               MasterCard________            Visa _______

 ML&RS Inc is authorized to bill the below listed credit card in the amount of $ ______________

 Name as it appears on Credit Card: _______________________________________

 Zip Code where you receive your credit card bill (statement): ____________________

 Account #: _____________________________________________________________                      Exp Date: ___________

 I understand and agree that if I register for this reunion and do not attend without canceling my reservation as described in para-
 graphs 9 and 10 of these guidelines, I am not entitled to any refund.

 Signature _____________________________________________________
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                                                      Lodging Preferences

 # of People: _______       Smoking: _______           Non Smoking: _______      (Not Guaranteed based on availability at arrival )

 Room Preference (not guaranteed – based on availability at check-in)      Single______    Double______ King______

 Special Room Requirements: ____________________________________________________________________

                                                        Activity Selection
You may wish to choose one of the following pre-packaged options. You may add to or deduct from these options using the Indi-
vidualized Option and/or Adjustment Opportunities selections below.
 Option A: Requires $100.00 per person deposit. Includes all activities except tours from Thursday noon thru Sunday morning
 departure. See Option Box page of Reservation Packet for complete details:

 Single (one person in room): $489.00 per person________            Double (2 people in room): $699.00 per couple_________

 Option B: Requires $75.00 per person deposit. Includes all activities except tours from Friday noon thru Sunday morning de-
 parture. See Option Box page of Reservation Packet for complete details:

 Single (one person in room): $348.00 per person__________             Double (2 people in room): $510.00 per couple_________

 Option C: Requires a $50.00 per person deposit. Includes all activities from Saturday noon thru Sunday morning departure.
 See Option Box page of Reservation Packet for complete details:

 Single (one person in room): $185.00 per person__________             Double (2 people in room): $275.00 per couple_________

                                                   Adjustment Opportunities
 You may make the following adjustments to the options presented above (circle your selections)

 Deduct Thursday Reception      @ $17.00 pp X _____ (# people) = $ __________

 Add Friday Tour                 @ $22.00 pp X ____ (# people) = $ __________

 Deduct Friday Dinner            @ $33.00 pp X _____ (# people) = $ __________

 Add Saturday Tour               @ $25.00 pp X _____ (# people) = $ __________

 Deduct Saturday Banquet         @ $34.00 pp X _____ (# people) = $ ___________

 Deduct Breakfast                @ $14.00 pp X ______ (# people) = $ __________ Which mornings? ___________________

 Deduct Lodging                  @ $91.00 per night X _______ (# nights) = $ ______ Which nights? ____________________

 Add Lodging                     @ $91.00 per night X _______ (# nights) - $ _______ Which nights? ____________________

                                                          Individualized Option
  If none of the options above fit your needs, you may select one or all of the activities below. PLEASE NOTE: These prices do
  not include the cost for a nametag or city tag. For information on ordering name tags and city tags, see the reverse side of this
  page “Nametag Info” section. This option is not discounted; Full Payment must accompany reservation.

  Thursday: hospitality room, reception, (cash bar), registration fee @ $45.00 per person X (# people) _____ = $ ___________

  Friday: hospitality room, Dinner, registration fee @ $65.00 per person X (# people)                      _____ = $ ___________

  Saturday: hospitality room, cocktail hour (cash bar), Banquet, and registration fee
                                                                   $72.00 per person X (# people)          _____ = $ ___________
                                                          Total Cost of Individualized Options Selected:            $ ____________
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    DEADLINE TO                                            WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO
  SUBMIT ITEMS FOR                                       GET THE MESSAGE OUT??
    PUBLICATION                                                 One of the delays that causes some confusion and ag-
                                                             gravation among members is sometimes perceived as a
                                                             lack of response to the member needs. The staff works
                                                             hard to answer your questions, act on your requests, and in
   All items for publication in the Blue Badge must
                                                             general be responsive to your needs. One of the problems
be received on or before the 15th of the month pre-
                                                             we encounter is members often send their request to the
ceding the publication month. The Blue Badge is
                                                             wrong place. For example, change of addresses should not
published in February, May, August, and November
                                                             be sent to the Blue Badge, the editor has nothing to do with
of each year. This means your items must arrive at
                                                             the data base management. If you do not receive or need
the Blue Badge on or before the 15th of January,
                                                             additional copies of the Blue Badge, use the address below
April, July, and October. Items received after those
                                                             DO NOT SEND THESE REQUESTS TO THE EDITOR.
dates will be held until the next issue is published.
                                                             Articles intended to be published in the Blue Badge should
                                                             not be sent to the National HQ, the CO, XO, etc. I could go

       STATEMENT OF                                          on, but you get the idea.

                                                                Please use the following guidelines:
        PUBLICATION                                             For articles to be printed in the Blue Badge; letters to the
    The Blue Badge is the official publication of the        editor; poems, personal stories, etc, and items pertaining to
Combat Infantrymen’s Association. It is published            the annual reunion should be sent to:
quarterly in February, May, August, and November.            Larry Eckard
All official information pertaining to the Association       Editor, Blue Badge
will be found here. The Blue Badge’s intent is to            3330 Springs Road NE
keep you informed about the activities of the Asso-          Hickory, NC 28601
ciation, not necessarily the entire veterans’ commu-         E-mail:
nity. So, even though such items may be of interest          Also, the BB editor should be made aware of changes in
to some members, you will not normally find articles         company leadership positions.
pertaining to veterans’ benefits or other veterans’
issues in the Blue Badge.                                    Address changes, contributions, requests for transfer, fail-
     Each member is encouraged to communicate                ure to receive an issue of Blue Badge, requests for addi-
with the Blue Badge. Give us your ideas, com-                tional copies of the Blue Badge and TAPS notices should
ments, and complaints. Give us your human inter-             be sent to:
est stories, share personal memories from your
days in combat and the aftermath. Tell us what your          Bob Saxton
company is doing. Because of the volume of mail              1501 Grant St
received, sometimes we cannot print all of the let-          Marinette, WI 54143-2321
ters. But be assured that every letter is read and           E-Mail:
considered. Space is also a consideration. The Blue
Badge must be printed in multiples of four, i. e. 8             All membership applications, all renewals, and corre-
pages, 12 pages, 16, pages, etc. sometimes we                spondence relating to membership should be sent to:
have too much for, let’s say 20 pages, but not
enough for 24 pages, some things may have to                 Daniel Sankoff
wait.                                                        236 Danby Rd
    The Blue Badge is not a political tool. Articles         Lehigh Acres, FL 33936-7531
portraying a political position or demeaning to an-          E-mail:
other member will not be printed. We do not accept
any type of advertising, and we will not promote                In the event that an item is sent to the wrong place, the
commercial products. Finally, articles, poems, etc           staff officer who receives it will channel it to the correct
which are not the original work of the sender, must          party, however, this may cause a delay in receiving your
be accompanied by the author’s permission before             response.
it can be published in the Blue Badge.
    Remember there is a cut off date for items to be           Members can help improve our service by reading and
published.                                                   heeding the above guidance.
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     ATTN SNOWBIRDS                                                           Membership
    If you have two addresses during the year, we need
to know them. Please give us the dates and addresses
for both households.                                        (Continued from page 12)    Carthage, NY

Winter Address: Approx dates: ________________              801-322-2211                Martin Reyna
                                                            Salt Lake City, UT          706-561-5658
Name: _______________________________                                                   Columbus, GA
                                                            Glenn Hunt
Address: _____________________________                      520-808-2272 or             Larry Dearborn
                                                            Bill Keller                 07-737-2763
City: _____________________________                         520-886-8004                Richmond, Maine
                                                            Tucson, AZ
State: ________ Zip: _______________                                                    Robert F. Fitts
                                                            George Hart                 309-793-1292
Summer Address:Approx dates: _______________                757-874-7363                Rock Island , ,IL
                                                            Fairfax, VA
Name: _______________________________                                                   Stephen F Wolfe      -
                                                            Don Mayville                828-620-8269
Address: _____________________________                      248-914-1541                Asheville, NC
                                                            Detroit, MI
City: _____________________________                                                     David Ulmer
                                                            John J Kiefel               336-357-2158
State: ________ Zip: _______________                        503-313-5943                Lexington, NC
                                                            Neskowin, OR
                                                                                        Thomas P. Wolinski
     Change of Address                                      Henry Baker
                                                                                        Manhasset, NY
                                                            Cleveland,/ Knoxville, TN
If you move or your address changes even though no
                                                                                        Franklin E Potter
movement is involved, we need to know it. If you wish to
                                                            Robert Rounsefell           410-242-2302
continue receiving the Blue Badge, you really need to
                                                            901-756-9189                Lansdowne, MD
do this.
                                                            Memphis, TN
                                                                                        Walter Schrank
Old Address:
                                                            Charles Sharp Jr.           510-656-4782
                                                            864-261-7862                San Francisco Area
Name: _______________________________
                                                            Anderson/ Greenville, SC
                                                                                        Mark Baum
Address: _____________________________
                                                            Eddie Melendez              215-317-6114
                                                            407-923-0554                Philadelphia Area
City: _____________________________
                                                            Orlando, FL
                                                                                        Thomas A Breeze
State: ________ Zip: _______________
                                                            Dale Wilson                 307-382-8537
                                                            808-968-7423                Rock Springs, WY
New Address:
                                                            Hilo, HAWAII
                                                                                        Vernon L Smith
Address: _____________________________
                                                            Tom Caramanno               478-923-5032
                                                            910-850-2094                Warner Robins, GA
City: _____________________________
                                                            Fayettville, NC                   __________
State: ________ Zip: _______________
                                                            Sam Sartain
Mail Snowbird Info or Address Changes to
                                                            Buchanan Dam, TX
Robert Saxton
1501 Grant St
                                                            John Giovo
Marinette, WI 54143
    Page 27                                   Blue Badge                                           May 2007

                                           and this buddy of mine …” Friend          the invasion began. The US
                                           sounds too intimate, doesn’t it?          Army’s 7th Infantry Division was on
                                           Friend calls up images of being           ships waiting in the harbor, listen-
                                           close. If he’s a friend, then you’re      ing to any news and rumors, await-
                                           going to be hurt if he dies, and war      ing our turn to go in. Our turn came
                                           hurts enough without adding to the        around dark on the 17th. The ma-
                                           pain. Get close, get hurt. It is as       rines had made our landing easy. I
                                           simple as that. In was you learn to       had undergone many training exer-
                                           keep people at that distance my           cises for amphibious landings. I
                                           wife talks about. You become good         was very happy that my first test
                                           at it, that twenty years after the        came without bullets.
                                           was, you still do it without thinking.        The 32nd regiment of the 7th
                                           You won’t allow yourself to be vul-       Division was commanded by Colo-
                                           nerable again.                            nel Robert Beauchamp. We
                                               My wife knows two people who          marched inland listening to small
                                           can get into the soft spots inside        arms fire from the marines ahead
                                           me. My daughters. I know it proba-        of us. But we encountered only
                                           bly bothers her that they can do          occasional sniper fire the first night
                                           this. It’s not that I don’t love my       and day. When we did get resis-
                                           wife, I do. She’s put up with a lot       tance it was minor. We reached
                                           from me. She’ll tell you that when        our assembly point in the village of
                                           she signed on for “better or worse”       Sousa, south of Seoul. We were to
                                           she had no idea there was going           be part of a coordinated attack on
                                           to be so much of the latter. But          the capital city to begin September
                                           with my daughters it’s different. My      25th at 0630 hours. We were in
                                           girls are mine. They’ll always be         place the day before. The plan was
                                           my kids. Not marriage, not dis-           that the 5th marines began a fron-
                                           tance, not even death can change          tal attack on North Korean Peo-
                                           that. There are some things on this       ple’s Army at their strongest posi-
                                           earth that can never be taken away        tion on the western side of the city.
                                           from me. I belong to them. Nothing        The 1st marines would attack from
                                           can change that. I can have an ex-        the south and the 32nd regiment
                                           wife; but my girls can never have         was to make their push from the
                                           an ex-father. There’s the differ-         east.
            Personal                       ence.
                                               I can still see the faces though
                                                                                         At 0400 hrs on the 25th Major
                                                                                     General Almond, the Tenth Corps
            Account                        they all seem to have the same
                                           eyes. When I think of us I always
                                                                                     Commander arrived at Col
                                                                                     Beauchamp’s headquarters. He
(Continued from page 17)                   see a line of “dirty grunts” sitting on   expressed some unflattering re-
before he was shot. About what we          a paddy dike.                             marks about Beauchamp not being
were going to do when we got back to                    __________                   up and ready to go. Even more
the world. Now this guy who had come                                                 unflattering words that Major Gen-
into the country the same time as my-
self. A guy who was lovable and gener-
                                                  Personal                           eral Barr, 7th Division Commander
                                                                                     was not present. General Barr ar-
                                                                                     rived at 0500. Words were ex-
ous. He had blue eyes and sandy blond
hair. When he talked, it was with a soft           Story                             changed between the two generals
                                                                                     that were not morale boosting to
drawl. Flanigan was a hick and he
knew it. That was part of his charm. He                                              their subordinates. But the show
                                           The following story was written and       got on the road exactly on time.
didn’t care. Man, I loved this guy like    submitted by James A Woody, L Com-
the brother I never had. But I screwed                                                   We were about three miles east
                                           pany, 32nd Inf Regt, 7th Inf Div.         of Seoul’s main rail and road
up. I got too close to him. Maybe I did-
n’t know any better. But I broke one of                                              bridges at the point we were to
                                               I am writing about an experi-         cross the Han River. The first and
the unwritten rules of war.                ence 57 years ago that I remember
“Don’t get too close to people who are                                               second battalions crossed with no
                                           vividly.                                  opposition. The marines were fer-
going to die!”                                 On September 15, 1950, late in
    But sometimes you can’t help it. You                                             rying us across. When the third
                                           the afternoon the marines stormed         battalion was about half-way
hear vets use the term “buddy”. “Me        the sea wall at Inchon Harbor and                            (Continued on page 28)
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                                              made, I took careful aim with my
                                              M1 Garand and pulled the trigger.                    2008
                                              The bobbing farmer ceased to bob       (Continued from page 10)
              Story                           and the mortars also ceased. In a
                                              little while my battalion was on the
                                                                                     breakfast each morning. So the
                                                                                     2008 reunion is placed and the
(Continued from page 27)                      move again. I didn’t say anything      dates will be October 9 -12.
across, the whole regiment came under         to anybody, but inside I felt that I   Mark those dates, and look for
heavy mortar bombardment. As soon as          had saved some lives that day.         more details in a future issue of
the marine landing craft bumped the bank            About 1400 hrs “L” company       Blue Badge.
we scrambled up the bank, across a rail-      secured the top of Nam-Sam,
road track, and into a ditch that gave us     (South Mountain). We were about
some protection. We got this far with no
casualties. It would not remain so the rest
                                              five hours later than General Al-
                                              mond wanted it done. From the top
                                                                                          Ohio members to attend the
of the day.                                   of the hill we could see that we had   first annual state conference'
    “L” Company inched our way down the       come up a steep climb from the                        Date:
ditch until we found a place to climb out     Han River. Looking toward Seoul            Saturday----August 11, 2007
and take a position on a little hill. The     we could see a long gentle slope               Time: 12:00 Noon
mortar fire had slackened but it seemed       down into the city. We could also
every time someone tried to move it           see Russian made military trucks        Where: Der Dutchman
started again. From my position I could       moving north. The NKPA (North                   Restaurant
see about a mile down the river. I began      Korean Peoples Army) was getting              445 South Jefferson Ave.
to see little puffs of smoke about a quar-    our as fast as they could.                       Plain City, Ohio
ter of a mile away and determined where            A few cans of C rations later,
the mortars were. The fire was so accu-       “L” company was working our way              RSVP: Ralph Rutledge
rate and synchronized with attempted          down toward the city. Our battalion        Toll Free Ohio: 866-921-2122
movement in our regiment, I knew there        was no longer in reserve, but in the
had to be a spotter somewhere. I              lead. Our company commander, Lt        OK you Ohio types, show your spirit
scanned the hillside for quire awhile be-     McCaffery, was awarded a Silver        and get out to this event. While
fore I focused on a Korean “papa-san”         Star for an incident that took place   you’re there make plans to attend
type wearing white pajamas and a little       later that day. My squad played a      the National Convention in October.
black hat. He was bobbing up and down         definite part in that incident. Next
as though he was digging up the ground,       day General Almond announced to
but the ground did not appear to have         the world that Seoul was secure.       The photo below is member of H 1 1
been previously cultivated. I began to        Fact was, there were several fire-     HI, Pvt Robert Gushiken, who was a
watch him very closely.                       fights and several more days be-       member of the 224th Infantry Regt,
    Being from a farming community my-        fore Seoul was actually secure.        40th Inf Div. Photo was taken in the
self, I began to think how many farmers I                  __________                summer of 1952 in the Kumwha
knew and asked myself if I thought they                                              Valley.
would be up on a hillside dressed in a
recognized dress costume digging the
ground with a war going on around them.
I watched a long time and it seemed to
me there was a definite connection be-
tween this “papa-san” and the mortars.
This bothered me that no one else
seemed to make this connection and I
was unable to communicate with our
company CP without revealing my own
squad position. I was the leader of a
57mm recoilless rifle squad and took their
safety as a matter of great importance. At
that time I was a staff sergeant with three
and a half years of infantry training for
combat. I was seventeen years old. I had
gone into the army when I was thirteen.
    Anyway, I tried to use every experi-
ence in my background and determined
what to do in this case. My decision
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Another Personal Story
    My name is Walter Pearson and I served as a combat
infantryman in F-351. This whole thing started for me early
in December of 1941 when the news came over the radio
that we had been bombed at Pearl Harbor. I immediately
told my wife that I was going right down to enlist. However,
she told me I wasn’t inasmuch as we had a child and they
wouldn’t take me unless she agreed and she wasn’t going
to-or so she told me right away. So, time passed and I was
drafted in Nov 1943. I was 27 years old and earning about
$67.00 a week.
    I was inducted at Ft Devens, MA and I found that my
earnings were going to drop considerably. Not only was I
going down to $50.00 a month but because I had a wife the
government was going to pull part of my pay each month.
Then too, I was supporting my father so another chunk was
taken out bringing me down to about $10.00 a month. This
                                          (Continued on page 31)
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Commander Jack Wagner representing the CIA at the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall Ceremony, March 2007. Pic-
tured l to r are: Col Bill Deile (USA Ret); Bob Rieser Commander VFW Post 8493, and CIA Commander Jack Wagner

      Below Commander Wagner is explaining the signifnance of the Vietnam Moving Wall to his grandchildren
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           More Personal                                  branch of service I would enter. My man said to me, “You are
                                                          a skilled cook so we’ll send you to cooks and bakers school.” I
(Continued from page 29)                                  told him I had had enough of that and wasn’t interested. So he
wasn't too bad because we ate free but in a few           suggested that inasmuch as I had done well in the wireless
days everybody was interviewed in a Quonset hut           test that he should send me there. My ears perked up at that
to be sold life insurance and receive assignments.        and he went a little further. He said, “You did so well on that
    I was told that we had laundry that must be           test that you would probably get a rating in short order and
done and we would not have time do to it ourselves        that would mean more money.” Wow! That’s what I wanted to
so there would be a charge of $1.50 each month            hear. I didn’t even have enough money to go to town to have a
and that life insurance should be had be each of          highball. “How much would I get?” I asked. He said, “You’d
us. At my age I could get out for $6.90 a month. I        probably make Pfc and that would be another $4.00 a month. I
told them I wasn’t interested in insurance because I      snorted in disgust and said, “I’d rather fight.” That is how I vol-
could not afford it until I got a pay raise. When I       unteered for combat.
                                                              In a few days we were shipped to Fort Patrick Henry in Alabama
refused the insurance a lieutenant came out and
                                                          for basic training. It was late November and was getting cold in Mas-
took over. He explained at length how important it        sassachutess. So we all looked forward to going south for the winter.
was but I refused. Next came a captain and by this        Little did we know there was a north Alabama and a south Alabama.
time I noticed that I was the only man left in the hut.   We would take our daily training from 8 to 5 and freeze in the morn-
I looked out and the other 200 men were laying in         ing, swelter at mid-day and freeze again in the late afternoon. We
the grass outside waiting around. It was at this          took infantry training and anti-tank drill as well. One important part of
point that my sergeant came in and said, “Pearson,        our classes was learning how to salute. This was so important that
sign up for that insurance now! Or, you life ain’t        we had two half hour classes. I never received very high marks in this
going to be worth living. So I signed.                    area.
                                                                      To be continued in the August issue of Blue Badge
    I was interviewed the next day to see what
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