596 Signal Company



2006 Deactivation

4 October 2006:  From Russell D'Andrea: 
It has been changed again. Now, because of letters from soldiers, family members and myself to the chain, the ceremony will now be held on the 31 Oct 06. This time, the whole 3rd BDE, 1st AD will officially be deactivated and presided over by the 1st ID Commanding General!! No time or location available yet. There's plans for either an outdoor or indoor ceremony in case of inclement weather.

Russ will try to get us some pictures.  If anyone else is able to get pictures and/or video I would appreciate copies.  I think I have figured out how to get video on the site.

The civilian contractor assigned to help with equipment testing, packing and turn in employs a former member of the company.  Pete Cox, US Army, retired, served with the company twice, in 1962 - 1963 as a SP4 and SGT.  He also was with the company when it was deployed to Viet Nam in 1968 as a SSG.  Small world.

A change of command took place on 29 June 2006 in which CPT A A Herbert was replaced by 1LT D R Young.

As further information becomes available I will post it here.

Below are some pictures mostly of the change of command on 29 June 2006.

Contributed by Pete Cox

Pete Cox sent me the below pictures on 081706

They are the loading of equipment to be shipped to Tobyhanna Depot

for storage and eventual reissue to reserve units.

6 down, 65 to go.




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