The 506th Regimental Combat Team is starting to rotate back to the States, and the first units are arriving at Fort Cambell on the night of Sunday, 12 Nov 06. The tentative schedule of arrival ceremonies is here.

The 506th Regimental Combat Team is back with the 101st Airborne Division, and is currently serving in Iraq. For more information and pictures of the reconsitution ceremony for the Currahees, go to the 506th Infantry Regiment (Airborne) page.

PFC Jason Allen (1st BN, 506th) takes aim with his M-240 machine gun during a battle with insurgents in east Ramadi, May 2006.

More news of the 1/506th here

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506th Patch

(Company A, of course!)
Photo taken at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, October 2005, shortly after the regiment was reactivated.

506th Regimental Combat Team
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault)
Uncasing of the Colors Ceremony
October 2005, Ft. Campbell

(L-R): LTC Ronald P. Clark [HHC, 1st BN (BN CO)] and CSM Michael P. Catterton [HHC, 1st BN (BN CSM)] uncase the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment Colors during the Reactivation Ceremony.
To the right, LTC Gregory K. Butts [HHC, 2nd BN (BN CO)] is standing in front of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment Colors, still cased.
From L-R, the 506th guidons are 1st BN: A, B, C, and D Companies, 506th and E Co, 801st BSB (the HHC guidon is to the far left and not in the photo) 2nd BN: HHC, A, B, C, and D Companies, 506th and F Co, 801st BSB

(L-R): CSM Michael R. Wagoner [HHC, 4th BCT (BCT CSM)] and COL Thomas D. Vail [HHC, 4th BCT (BCT CO)] uncase the 506th Infantry Regiment Colors during the Reactivation Ceremony.

Pass in Review
1st Battalion, 506th Infantry (AA), followed by the 2nd Battalion.

The 506th will join the 1/61st Cavalry Regiment, the 320th Field Artillery Regiment the 801st Support Battalion, and the 4th Troop Battalion constituting the newly organized 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st.

Details on this and other stories are available on the Currahees home page.

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1st & 2nd Battalions of the 506th Return to the 101st Airborne Division!

The History Addict received the following FLASH traffic in the mail on September 12:

To: Currahee Veterans
The Department of Army has designated the infantry battalions of the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 101st Airborne Division as the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 506th Infantry (Air Assault).

An Activation Ceremony for the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 506th Infantry will be held at 10 a.m., October 13, 2005, on the Parade Field at Fort Campbell, KY.

A full day of activities is being planned, and the staff of the 4th Brigade Combat Team staff have stressed that all Currahee veterans are welcome to come and participate in the return of the 506th to the 101st Division.

The 506th Association has secured rooms at a nearby hotel at discounted room rates. For more information, check out the Currahee Reunions and Other Events web page. As they become available, additional details will be posted on that page.

See you at Fort Campbell and Currahee!

Hoyt Bruce Moore, III
Treasurer and Assistant Webmaster, 506th Association
A/1-506th (1970-1971)

They're Home!

1/506th in Iraq

A platoon from the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry, in Iraq early in 2005. Brave men who did their duty with honor, adding their own names to the history of this legendary regiment.

Task Force Currahee, consisting of the 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry (Air Assault), A Company, 2nd Bn, 72nd Armor, B Battery, 5th Bn, 5th Air Defense Artillery, and C Company, 44th Engineer Battalion, have redeployed to Ft. Collins, Colorado, rejoining the 2nd Infantry Division, who relocated there last year from Korea.
Welcome home, guys - CURRAHEE!

506th Patch

Currahees Killed in Action in Iraq

SSGT Marshall H. Caddy, Co. C, 11/16/2004, Khaladiyah, Iraq

SGT Kyle Eggers, Co. D, 12/5/2004, Habbaniyah, Iraq

SFC Todd C. Gibbs, Co. D, 12/7/2004, Khaladiyah, Iraq

SSGT Sean P. Huey, Co. C, 11/11/2004, Habbaniyah, Iraq

SSGT Thor H. Ingraham, Co. B, 5/8/2005, Khaladiyah, Iraq

PFC Samuel S. Lee, Co. B, 3/28/2005, Ar Ramadi, Iraq

PFC Nicolas E. Messmer, Co. B, 5/8/2005, Khaladiyah, Iraq

PFC James E. Prevete, Co. A, 10/10/2004, Habbaniyah, Iraq

SPC Omead H. Razani, Co. C, 8/27/2004, Habbaniyah, Iraq

SPC Edwin W. Roodhouse, Co. B, 12/5/2004, Habbaniyah, Iraq

SSGT Marvin L. Trost, III, Co. B, 12/5/2004, Habbaniyah, Iraq

1LT Luke C. Wullenwaber, Co. A, 11/16/2004, Khaladiyah, Iraq

Former Currahees Killed in Action War on Terror

Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg, 22, of Canton, Mich previously served with A Company 1/506, was killed on September 14, 2004 in Baghdad, Iraq. Blumberg was on patrol when two improvised explosive devices struck his vehicle. Blumberg was assigned to 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. when he was killed.

CSM Steven Faulkenberg, previously served with D Company 1/506 as 1st Sergeant, was killed on November 9, 2004 when he came under small arms fire while conducting combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq. Faulkenberg was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division when he was killed.

Sgt. Nicholes D. Golding who served with C Company 1st Battalion 506th Infantry in Korea was Killed in Action in Afghanistan while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Golding was killed in action on February 13, 2004 in Ghanzni, Afghanistan as a result of an AT-46 (anti-tank) mine explosion. He was assigned to Company C, 2/87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Sgt. Golding was 24 year old.

Staff Sgt. Salamo J. Tuialuuluu, previously served with B Company 1/506, was killed on December 4, 2004 when his Stryker military vehicle received enemy fire during convoy operations in Mosul, Iraq. He was assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division.

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