Welcome to "The 106th Infantry Division" Website
On this homepage you can find news and updates regarding the 106th Infantry Division, its European legacy and the activities of the "Bulge Chapter" of the Division Association.
Relics - Combat damage from the Battle of the Bulge
When touring the Ardennes and Eifel area, it is still possible to find amazing relics of the Battle of the Bulge. This barn in a small hamlet in the Losheim Gap still shows clear traces of the intense fighting that took place here in December 1944. Shrapnel damage and bullet holes remain visible after more than seven decades. In most cases this kind of damage was patched up in the post-war period, but in this case it remains as a testimony to the brutal and deadly combat conditions both soldiers and civilians faced in the area.
Updated 21 August 2016
NEWS - The restoration of the Eric F. Wood Memorial in Meyerode
The stone cross honoring the sacrifice of 1st Lieutenant Eric Fisher Wood Jr. in the Ommerscheider Wald outside Meyerode, Belgium has been recently renovated. The monument which was erected by the people of Meyerode in the 1950ies is repolished and slightly shortened since it broke during removal work. A replica of the original memorial was also recently dedicated at the Valley Forge Military Academy (VFMA), of which Wood was an alumnus. Lieutenant Wood was the executive officer of Battery "A" of the 589th Field Artillery Battalion and was killed in action on 23 January 1945 near Meyerode.
Click HERE to read more on his story.
Update 20 July 2016
UPDATE 7-20-16 - New guestbook page
The old guestbook application that had been running since 2008 is now replaced by a newer version. All the guestbook entries were added to the new application. All visitors are welcome to leave a message or to send me an email with their remarks. When leaving a message, don't forget to leave your email address or contact info so I can get back to you with additional information.
Updated 20 July 2016
Then and Now - Wiesenbach, Belgium
A GI of the 7th Armored Division inspects an abandoned M8 Armored Car which was captured by the Germans near St. Vith. Behind him the Wiesebacher Mühle is clearly visible.
Update 20 July 2016
UPDATE 7-14-16 - Honor Roll WWII
The 106th Infantry Division honor roll has been updated. I first published it in 2008 after transcribing it from a carbon copy in poor shape. Careful research has revealed almost 200 additional names of GI's who gave their all. For more information on a specific GI you can always contact me.
Update 14 July 2016
The grave of Sergeant William D. Morris III, member of the I&R Platoon, 423rd Infantry Regiment at the Henri-Chapelle Military Cemetery. Sergeant Morris was killed accidentally at Ferrières, Belgium on 23 Deecember 1944 after succesfully escaping the encirclement in the Schnee Eifel. I adopted Sergeant Morris' grave several years ago and regularly pay my respects to him and the 7,991 other GI's buried at the Henri-Chapelle Military Cemetery.
Remembrance - The 2014 ZVS Exhibit in St. Vith
An original 106th Division was on display at the St. Vith church during the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge exhibition organized by ZVS (Zwischen Venn und Schneifel). The uniform was on loan by the Bulge Chapter of the 106th Inf. Div. Association.
OVERDUE UPDATES - New banner and content
A lot has happened since first creating this website in 2008. Therefore it seemed time for a fresh coat of paint and some new content. On this homepage you can find a few interesting short articles on events and members of the 106th Infantry Division "Golden Lions".
A special page was created for the Annual Flag of Friendship Ceremony in St. Vith, with information on past and upcoming events. Donations are welcome for the flower fund. This page will also serve as the homepage for the Belgian "Bulge Chapter" of the Association.
In the webstore you can find a collection of T-shirts and memoribilia. New items will be added regularly.
I hope you enjoy the website.
With any questions, feel free to contact me personally.
13 July 2016
In Memoriam - John P. Kline (1925-2016)
With great sadness we said our final farewell to Staff Sergeant John P. Kline, former machine gun squad leader in Company "M" of the 423rd Infantry Regiment. John served as President to the 106th Association and was the longtime editor of the 'Cub' magazine.
Update 13 July 2016
Recommended Reading - New book by Harry F. Martin Jr.
The memoirs of Harry F. Martin Jr., a rifleman who served in Company "L" of the 424th Infantry Regiment are now available on e-book and softcover formats. For more information click below.
Update 13 july 2016
VIDEO - Historical reconstitution at Joubiéval (BE)
The following footage was made at the historical reconstitution at Joubiéval, Belgium during the commemoration weekend in December 2015. Belgian, German and American re-enactors faithfully recreated actual scenes from the early days of the Battle of the Bulge. This event was organized by Jean-François Noirhomme of the Bulge Relics Museum. An excellent museum that has an amazing collection of items recovered from the actual battlefields of the Ardennes.
Update 13 July 2016