We invite all veterans who were members of the 65th Infantry Division. Join our Veteran's membership whether you can attend reunions or not. We want to stay in touch with you!
"Membership in the 65th Division Association shall be extended to any person who has served with the 65th Infantry Division and any attached troops during World War II, or during any later reactivation of the 65th Division as an active, reserve, or National Guard unit."
Please send us a picture of yourself in service, share memories of your time in the 65th and your life since!
FAMILIES...you are the future of our 65th Infantry Division!
Join our association and share the stories of the men of the 65th. We're researching the history, sharing stories and pictures and sharing the legacy of what these men we're so proud of did in WWII.
Our association consists of nieces and nephews, sisters and brothers, grandkids and children of our 65th Veterans. We have Gold Star families who are members. We've all joined to keep this legacy alive, make new friends and share in our combined heritage.
Legacy membership qualifications:
Either you are a blood relative of a vet -child, grandchild (or great grandchild), niece/nephew (or great niece/nephew), etc.
you are legally related to a vet- spouse, adopted child or grandchild/great-grandchild, son or daughter in-law, etc.
If you fit into one of these categories, or think you may, see our membership forms.
Open this file, complete the fillable form, save to your computer and email to the contact listed on the form. Once our treasure receives the form, you'll receive an electronic invoice.
Produced annually, you'll find updates on your fellow veterans, shared stories, reunion highlights and more! Legacy members will enjoy family stories and organization history.
Make sure you don't miss an edition!
We ask for donations toward the publication. You can elect to receive the Halbert electronically, but we ask for regular donations to keep the Halbert mailed to veterans and to defray costs involved.
Suggested donation is $20 annually to help cover the costs of printing and shipping. We're a volunteer organization and printing costs are higher than your regular magazines. We hope to offer an electronic version in the future.
What will you read about in the Halbert?
Here's a sample of what was in our 2020 edition:
2020 Reunion details
2019 Reunion recap, highlights and color photos
Highlights of the Membership meeting
"Chuck Manausa's Letters to His Mom" written 1945-Shared by his daughter Jean Pullin
"Proudly We Served", "Memories of Two Camps" and "Camp Shelby" -by veteran Charles A Rein, 261D
"A Note from Charles Pappas" - Veteran 259F
"WWII Vet Battled Germans, Criminal Allies" - by Jerri Donohue
"In Step with Ben Diaz...Pt III" - by son Ben Diaz
"Let Us Never Forget" - by Eric P Montgomery
"Troop Trains and Pheasant Sandwiches" - written by Helen J Bergh
From your historian..."Camp Shanks...Last Stop USA" & "New York Port of Embarkation"
"260th Top Kick Weds PX Manager - " Submitted by Charlie Gemeinhardt
"Convoy CU-54, The 65th Infantry Division Heads to the Front" - Social Media team, Steve Schell
"How My Parents Met" -Cathy Renzetti Schade
"Camp Lucky Strike According to the Men of the I&R Platoon 261st Infantry" - Joan Pratt
Want to contribute to the content of the Halbert?
Your veteran's stories, photos and memorabilia are items we want to share with the association. No story or sharing is too small or too long!
Maybe you want to share your family history research tips? Many of us are in the same "boat" of researching the history of our 65th veterans. If you have some hints or tips we'd love to learn from them. Maybe your experience will help others.
Complete the membership form and send your stories!
See the current reunion page for items to order prior to the reunion.
For other merchandise, including books, we are currently on hold. Keep posted!
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