Topic: 1st Battalion 506th Infantry Regiment
Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
Fort Campbell, KY – Spc. Brian D. Messersmith, a soldier with Able Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received two Army Commendation Medals, one with a Valor device, as well as a Purple Heart, during a ceremony February 7th, 2014.
Written by Sgt. Justin Moeller
Fort Campbell, KY – The 506th Infantry Regiment has had a powerful lineage ever since their initial activation July 20th, 1942.
Since World War II, the 506th has been inactivated, reactivated and re-designated a number of times. They have served within different brigades, divisions and military posts.
The 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 506th Inf. Regt. reunited in September of 2005 under the Colors of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Abn. Div., and have since had two separate deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Written by Maj. Kamil Sztalkoper
Fort Campbell, KY – The 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), started 2013 running fast and hard, as the brigade deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, LA, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Fort Campbell, KY – A Fort Campbell Soldier died September 26th, as a result of combat-related injuries sustained in Paktya Province, Afghanistan.
Identified is Staff Sgt. Thomas Allen Baysore Jr., 32, of Milton, PA. Baysore was killed by an enemy combatant wearing an Afghan National Army Uniform who opened fire on a group of Soldiers. He was struck on the left side of his neck.
Baysore was taken to taken to his post aid station where he succumbed to his wounds.
Written by Sgt. David Cox
Fort Campbell, KY – From September 15th through October 15th, our nation will observe Hispanic Heritage month. This observance provides the Currahees an opportunity to discuss the contributions Hispanic-Americans have been making within the U.S. Army since the Revolutionary War.
Originally titled “Hispanic American Week,” the observance began in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson; it was expanded to 30 days and written in to law under President Ronald Reagan on August 17th, 1988.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Justin Moeller
Khowst Province, Afghanistan – Select Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team “Currahee”, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in the Soldier, Non-commissioned Officer of the quarter board at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.
“We still have to sharpen our skills, we can’t just say ‘I’m good at what I do’,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, command sergeant major of the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., and president of the board for the Soldier and NCO of the Quarter. “Boards, and the way we set this one up, are a way to sharpen our skills both mentally and physically.”
Fort Campbell, KY – On Monday, July 15th 2013, a Fort Campbell Soldier died while on a mounted patrol in Paktiya Province, eastern Afghanistan when his vehicle was struck by a rocket propelled grenade.
Staff Sergeant Sonny Christopher Zimmerman, 25, of Waynesfield, Ohio was assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as an infantry squad leader. He joined the Army in June 2005.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear orders Flags to Half Staff on July 10th to honor fallen Fort Campbell Soldier
Frankfort, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 in honor of a Fort Campbell soldier who died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.
Fort Campbell, KY – Sergeant Corey Edwin Garver, 26, of Topsham, Maine, died June 23rd when his dismounted patrol encountered an Improvised Explosive Device in the Paktiya Province of Afghanistan.
Garver was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as an infantryman. He joined the Army in June 2007.
Fort Campbell, KY – Two Fort Campbell Soldiers died June 3rd when their dismounted patrol encountered an Improvised Explosive Device in Tsamkani, Afghanistan.
Identified were 2nd Lt. Justin Lee Sisson, 23, of Phoenix, AZ, and Spc. Robert Allan Pierce, 20, of Panama, OK.
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