Years ago the veterans met to share their post war lives, celebrate their achievements and continue their friendships.
Nowadays, that remains true with our veterans but includes more of our Legacy membership. Children, grand-children and even great-grandchildren...along with nieces, nephews and cousins. We've become a family of the 65th Infantry Division.
At the reunions we have fun exploring, but also share research notes of family history research as well as photos and memories.
Come join us to create shared memories, friendship and travel in a new location each year. We explore military history, museums and local attractions...and some really great meals together.
January 2021 - Please note that our reunion has been delayed again due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 as we move into 2021. Please keep posted here and on the Facebook page for updates on future announcements!
We look forward to seeing you all soon!
VETERANS...WE WANT YOU TO JOIN US!
Your Executive Committee asks that any 65th Infantry Division veteran (and their spouse or caregiver) who may be interested in attending to contact our Reunion Veterans Coordinator, Bill Phillips. He has some special arrangements to share!
If you would like his contact, information can be found in the document below.
Any 65th Infantry Division veteran (and their spouse or caregiver) interested in attending to contact our Reunion Veterans Coordinator, Bill Phillips. He has some special arrangements to share! If you would like his contact, please see document above.
*At the 2018 reunion in Norfolk, Virginia the Association celebrated the 75th anniversary of the activation of the 65th Infantry Division on August 16,1943 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.
*At the 2019 reunion in Dayton, Ohio we continued the celebration. We highlighted the 75th anniversary of the final weeks at Camp Shelby, the 65th’s time at Camp Shanks and the shipping out of the men from New York on the troopships.
*"Reunion of Remembrance" will continue the 75th anniversary at Camp Shelby, Mississippi highlighting their time in Europe under General Patton through their inactivation on August 31, 1945.
Join us as we learn about the history of the 65th Infantry Division through these reunions. Our Veterans will share their knowledge with you.
We need your participation.
We would like to display the following information in the hospitality room at Camp Shelby:
*We are looking for photos and information related to the 65th’s time in the European Theatre of Operations.
*Please share stories from this time frame of the 65th Infantry Division history.
Please bring this material with you if you will be attending the reunion. If you are not attending, please send the material to Jim Hanson, Historian.
USPS: Jim Hanson, Historian, 15 S Boyd St., Aberdeen, SD 57401
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