Stories of Service

SSgt. Lelton H. Pittman, (Squad Leader) Company B, 1st Infantry Regiment.

THE GREATEST GENERATION One of Cullman County_s Own_

The World War I Memoir of Second Lt. J. Roddy Devlin

Here is a rare document.  The beautifully written Memoir of Second Lt. J. Roddy Devlin of 16th Machine Gun Battalion, 6th Infantry Division, which was donated for publication on the website by Claudia Johnson of Albany, CA.

J.R. Devlin WW I Memoir

Newsletters about 6th Infantry soldiers and officers

Old Mill Run Newsletter Cover

OMR-feb-2008-web, OMR-may-2008-web, OMR-august-2008-web

These Old Mill Run newsletters (Ozark County, Missouri)  have information about these soldiers: Albert Byrd, Travis Bushong, Russell Deatherage, Lowell Frazier, Virgil Garrison, Vernon Kahl,  Hubey Hall, Elza Hillhouse, Audie Luna, Henry Taber, Clifford Warrick.

First Infantry Regiment in WWII

First Infantry Book Cover and PDF file link

A book written about the First Infantry Regiment during WWII. Copyright ©1990 by Ray Fallen.
All rights reserved.

Sixth Infantry Film

A film about the history of the Sixth Infantry.  You can read more about the film and history of the 6th Division on the You Tube site and Wikipedia.

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  1. A tribute from the youngest son of T-4 Wilmer C Lee, 706th Ordnance (Light Maintenance) Co., 45-47, Thank you to all who served and to those who’ve written here. I appreciate your hard work and dedication to your fellow veterans and a grateful nation. My Dad passed away 11 years ago today and I grew up sneaking peeks at his uniform (the red 6th patch) and the Japanese Souvenirs (two rifles, shells, coins, and sword) he brought home. The thing he talked about the most was how cold the Korean winters were and how he kept his service truck and jeep warmed up to keep them from freezing. He did bring home a picture of about 10 men holding a huge snake they’d “captured”. Oh…and I almost forgot…he did mention a Japanese saboteur that was once discovered, in the camp water bladder suspended from a tripod. RIP Dad…I love you and miss you.

    • Hello, My dad also was in the 706th and is now 91 years old. Would you happen to have a copy of any photos from Korea? He enlisted in 1946 so they must have been there at the same time. His photos were destroyed and I would sure love to see any you had. He has always dreamed of going back to see the place and is going in March 2019. He recently told me a story of being out one night at a “bar” and the MP coming in and he and his buddies ran out the back and fell through a thatch roof on someones house.

  2. Could you please tell me when the 6th army corps was started. That is when is the earliest that the 6TH Army corps was started. What if any involvement did this group take part in? Important leaders of the group, who were they during the Civil War Era? What were the most significant battles that the unit took part in? Many thanks to you. Any and all info that you may have or can point me to would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dale Hoffman

    • The “6th Army Corps” was in Europe during WW II. I do not know the origin of the “6th Army Corps.” The “6th Field Army” was in the Pacific during World War II and was led by General Walter Kruger. The “6th Infantry Division” was a part of the “6th Field Army” during WW II. A “Field Army” is the next unit larger than an “army corps.” The “United States Army 6th Infantry Division,” had its origins just before World War I. The “1st Infantry Regiment” and the “20th Infantry Regiment” are much older with the 1st being as old as the United States and the 20th being as old as the Civil War and prior. Organization of an Army goes like this from top to bottom: US Army, Field Army, Corps, Division, Regiment, Battalion, Platoon, Squad. I hope that answers your question. You can find more on Wikepedia.

  3. I was with the 6th Infantry in Alaska, from 1987 until 1991. First with 2/17th INF and then with 1/501st AIR. That was the best unit I was ever in, hands down. I went on to two tours with the much vaunted 82nd, a tour in Germany and wrapped up with the VaNG but nothing could compare with the 6th ID.
    I met my wife while stationed in Alaska. She, and our son were killed in Germany, the reason I left active duty, but our daughter went on to serve in the USCG and was herself stationed in Alaska.

  4. My father-in-law served in Company H, 1st Infantry Regiment, 6th Infantry Division in New Guinea and on Luzon. I have published his memoirs in “Righteous Might: One Man’s Journey Through War in the Pacific.” You can read about the book here.

    You can buy it on Amazon, or other retailers, but I am offering it to members of the 6th Infantry Organization at a discounted price of $9.00 plus shipping (approx $3.00). Email me at

    • Mr. Siegel:

      Great to receive your message and we are happy to post it on our website. Thanks for sending information about you father’s memoirs and I am looking forward to reading it!

  5. Thomas I want to thank you for your continued interest in the 6th, I enlistd in the Army in 1943 at Fort Thomas, KY then sent to Camp Blanding, FL for training in I&R school after graduating moved on to Fort Orrd ,CA. Then to Pittsburg, CA, for oveseas duty. Arriving in New Guinea was assigned to ‘K’ Co. mortar squad. Then we proceed to Sansapor for the final opperation there. upon setting up I was transferred to CANNON CO. then we prepared for move to Luzon, Philippines. After succefful landing operations we moved to Battan for back up duty then onward to several other skirmishs we proceede to Northerd Section around Subic Bay, ab old Naval base. Shorthly after cessation we were on our way again for occupational duty in Korea. We established our Company in , Korea wheere I was leaving Pusan by via Seattle for Camp Atterbury, IN for discharge.


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