APPENDICES__Regimental and Officer's Associations


 


Regimental and Officer's Associations


The intention long existed to perpetuate the friendships and deep-rooted comradeship's which grew up among the personnel of the 304th Regiment during the years of its reactivation and which had become so firmly rooted during the poignant months of its European success as a Combat Team.  However, delay followed delay, and before this intention could find its expression, deactivation was staring us in the face.

The constitutions and resolutions reproduced herein are merely the groundwork for future permanent organization which, it is hoped, will stem therefrom at the first meeting, tentatively scheduled for New York, August 31st, 1946.

It is sincerely hoped that everyone will make an honest effort to participate in the functions of this organization. It has been begun for the benefit of all persons (as described in the by-laws and constitutions) who have been members of this Regiment.  Make it your organization as it is intended to be!

Inasmuch as the following material is intended for "distribution to all personnel of the 304th Infantry," it has been embodied herein as the surest method of achieving that purpose, since the book will reach all or practically all persons within that scope.

 


 

HEADQUARTERS  304TH  INFANTRY

APO 76 

US ARMY

16 August 1945

SUBJECT: Formation of the 304th Infantry Regiment Association.
TO :           See Distribution.

1. In order to perpetuate the many pleasant associations and friendships made during the two and one-half years of service in the United States and the more than eight months overseas, the following persons are appointed to the Executive Committee of the 304th Infantry Regiment Association:

Frederick B. Bayer, Jr. (Maj.-0364898)
Michael Carraro (Pfc.-31123970)
James K. Cheng (T/4-32346375)
Wallace A. Choquette (Col.-0170975)
Alexander M. Clark (Maj.-01283724)
Leslie F. Coates (Capt.-0338317)
Robert L. Curry (Capt. (Chap.) 0535725)
Bruce G. Dean (T/Sgt.-32289442)
Guy Emery (Lt. Col.-018247)
Pincus P. Ettinger (Sgt.-32351119)
Anthony M. Fackelmann (1st Sgt.-12009250)
Robert R. Fisher (1st Sgt.-32372430)
Major W. Gasper (Maj.-0471397)
Joseph M. Gentry (Sgt.-3516816o)
Laurence Graber (T/4-11065167)
Beaven F. Hanlon (1st Sgt.-31132295)
Michael A. Hornyak (T/Sgt.-33272067)
Donald G. Johnson (T/Sgt.-20712862)
Francis J. La Belle (T/Sgt.-32371429)
Pierre Marique, Jr. (S/Sgt.-32825918)
Edmund S. McCarron (1st Lt.-01301337)
James G. McGrath (Capt.-01305366)
James E. Petersen (Sgt.-37286881)
Thomas Quattrochi (T/Sgt.-32269484)
Walter R. Ranick (T/Sgt.-33269962)
Kenneth W. Seyffer (S/Sgt.-12131457)
James W. Snow (T/Sgt.-17013003)
Joseph E. Steuer (S/Sgt.-12018640)
Henry E. Stevens (1st Sgt.-33246538)
Leo H. Stoddard (1st Sgt.-14046864)
Paul L. Turner (S/Sgt.-33276443)
Herbert B. Weeks, Jr. (1st Lt.-01286575)
Orlo V. Westfall (M/Sgt.-32371017)
Albert C. Whetstone (T/Sgt.-33280497)
Charles J. Wood (S/Sgt.-32307212)
Silvio Zaninelli (S/Sgt.-33281573) 

2. The Executive Committee is directed to draw up a constitution and By-Laws and expend the necessary moneys for postage, stationery and other organization expenses. The initial expenses are to be paid from contributions, donations and any excess of the 304th Infantry History Fund.

3. M/Sgt. O. V. Westfall, 1st Lt. H. B. Weeks, Jr., Sgt. P. P. Ettinger, and S/Sgt. P. Marique, Jr., are appointed President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer, respectively, to serve until such time as the new officers may be elected, and will carry on the work of the association until the Executive Committee can meet.

WALLACE A. CHOQUETTE
Colonel, 304th Infantry
Commanding

DISTRIBUTION:
      1. All Personnel,
          304th Infantry

 


 

HEADQUARTERS  304TH  INFANTRY

APO 76 

US ARMY

16 August 1945

SUBJECT: Constitution of the 304th Infantry Regiment Association.
TO :           All Members.

I.   Preamble

The 304th Infantry Regiment, having proven itself as one of the outstanding military units in training and in combat, and as an advocate and loyal supporter of the Constitution of the United States of America and its democratic ideals, and desiring to maintain and perpetuate the many pleasant associations and friendships resulting as an outgrowth of the re-activation of this organization during World War II, does hereby establish and organize the 304th Infantry Regiment Association.

II.   Purpose

To promote good fellowship and lasting friendship and to support all measures which will aid and benefit its membership through a non-profit association.

III. Organization

1.   Membership: To include all Officers and Enlisted Men who were assigned to and served with the 304th Infatry Regiment and who were Honorably Discharged from the Service of the United States, or who are still serving honorably with the United States Military Service; citizens of the United States and not members of any other organization advocating the overthrow of the government of the United States.

2.   Offices:

a.

Offices: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer whose tenures of office shall be for one year.

b.

Executive Committee: Shall consist of regularly elected Officers and 32 members of the 304th Infantry Regiment Association whose tenures of office are for one year.

c.

Method of Election of Offices: The Executive Committee shall submit names of eligible persons to the membership for election at each annual meeting.  Any members may submit names of eligible persons for nomination to any office at the designated time for annual election.

d.

Executive Committee: These members shall be nominated and elected at large by the members.

e.

Voting: Members to be personally present at time of election in order to cast their vote.  Majority vote of all members present at time of voting will be required to declare any person to an office or to the Executive Committee.

3.   Duties of Offices:

a.

President: To preside over all meetings of the membership and all meetings of the Executive Committee.

b.

Vice-President: In the absence of the President to preside over all meetings of the membership and of the Executive Committee.  He shall also serve as Chairman of the Membership Committee.

c.

Secretary: To record minutes of the meetings of the membership and the Executive Committee.

d.

Treasurer: To maintain the financial accounts of the organization, to deposit all moneys accumulated in the associations bank account, to make the necessary expenditures commensurate with the operations of the association, only in the manner hereinafter prescribed.  Payment of all accounts shall be by the 304th Infantry Regiment Association check and all checks shall be signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by the President.  The treasurer shall be bonded in the sum of One Thousand (1,000.00) dollars by a reputable bonding agency.  The premium on said bond to be paid for by the funds of the association.

e.

In view of the purpose of the association all positions by the persons holding offices or serving on the executive committee or any other committees shall be gratuitous.

4.   Function of Executive Committee:

a.

To select the names of eligible persons to the various offices to be placed before the membership for election.

b.

To appoint membership of at least 5 members to the:

(1) Membership Committee
(2) Finance Committee
(3) Entertainment Committee
(4) Election Committee
(5) Law Committee
(6) Veterans Rights Committee

and to any committees deemed necessary.  The function of these committees to be set up in By-Laws at the regular annual meetings.  All actions of the various committees during each year shall be reported at each meeting of the organization.

5.   The first annual meeting of the 304th Infantry Regiment Association will be held at the Hotel Commodore, New York City, 1300 on 31 August 1946.  Further annual meetings are to be decided upon by- the membership at each annual meeting.

6.   Finance: All moneys in the treasury will be accumulated either through donations or contributions.

IV. All By-Laws will be governed by Parliamentary Procedure.

V. This constitution shall govern the establishment, organization and operations of the 304th Infantry Regiment Association subject to ratification by two-thirds of the members present at the first annual meeting.

VI. Amendments: All amendments to this constitution shall be referred to the Law Committee for their recommendation and opinion, the method of accepting same shall be prescribed by the Law Committee.

Respectfully submitted:

HERBERT B. WEEKS, JR.
1st Lt., 304th Infantry
Vice-President
PINGUS P. ETTINGER
Sgt., 304th Infantry
Secretary
PIERRE MARIQUE, JR.
S/Sgt., 304th Infantry
Treasurer

 


 

HEADQUARTERS  304TH  INFANTRY

APO 76 

US ARMY

3 August 1945

SUBJECT: Formation of the 304th Infantry Regiment Officer's Association.
TO :          
See Distribution

 

1.   In order to perpetuate the many pleasant associations and friendships made during the two and one-half years of service in the United States and the more than eight months overseas the following officers are appointed to the Board of Directors of the 304th Infantry Regiment Officers' Association:

Colonel WALLACE A. CHOQUETTE
Lt. Col. DANIEL B. PORTER
Major LYLE R. GRIFFIS
Captain LESLIE F. COATES
Captain JAMES H. HILL
1st Lt. HERBERT B. WEEKS, JR.
1st Lt. MARION D. CLOUD

2.   The Board is directed to draw up a constitution and By-Laws and expend the necessary moneys for postage, stationery and other organization expenses. The initial expenses are to be paid from funds provided by the 304th Infantry Officers' Mess Fund, which organization received its funds from the officers of the 304th Infantry Regiment.

3.   Colonel WALLACE A. CHOQUETTE, is appointed President, Secretary and Treasurer to serve until such time as the Board may elect new officers.

4.   Colonel WALLACE A. CHOQUETTE, Lt. Colonel DANIEL B. PORTER, Captain LESLIE F. COATES and 1st Lt. HERBERT B.WEEKS, JR are appointed as members of an executive committee to carry on the work of the Association until the Board can meet.

WALLACE A. CHOQUETTE
Colonel, 304th Infantry
Commanding

DISTRIBUTION:
      1 -- To each Officer,
             304th Infantry

 


 

HEADQUARTERS  304TH  INFANTRY

APO 76 

US ARMY

18 August 1945

SUBJECT: Constitution of the 304th Infantry Regiment Officers' Association.
TO :           All Members.

I.   Preamble

The 304th Infantry Regiment, having proven itself as one of the outstanding military units in training and in combat, and as an advocate and loyal supporter of the Constitution of the United States of America and its democratic ideals, and desiring to maintain and perpetuate the many pleasant associations and friendships resulting as an outgrowth of the re-activation of this organization during World War II, does hereby establish and organize the 304th Infantry Regiment Officers' Association.

II.   Purpose

To promote good fellowship and lasting friendship and to support all measures which will aid and benefit its membership through a non-profit association.

III. Organization

1.   Membership : To include all Officers who were assigned to and served with the 304th Infatry Regiment and who were Honorably Discharged from the Service of the United States, or who are still serving honorably with the United States Military Service; citizens of the United States and not members of any other organization advocating the overthrow of the government of the United States.

2.   Offices :

a.

Offices: President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer whose tenures of office shall be for one year.

b.

Board of Directors: Shall consist of regularly elected Officers and 7 members of the 304th Infantry Regiment Officers Association whose tenures of office are for one year.

c.

Method of Election of Offices: The Board of Directors shall submit names of eligible persons to the membership for election at each annual meeting.  Any members may submit names of eligible persons for nomination to any office at the designated time for annual election.

d.

Board of Directors: These members shall be nominated and elected at large by the members.

e.

Voting: Members to be personally present at time of election in order to cast their vote.  Majority vote of all members present at time of voting will be required to declare any person to an office or to the Board of Directors.

3.   Duties of Offices :

a.

President: To preside over all meetings of the membership and all meetings of the Board of Directors.

b.

Vice-President: In the absence of the President to preside over all meetings of the membership and of the Board of Directors.  He shall also serve as Chairman of the Membership Committee.

c.

Secretary: To record minutes of the meetings of the membership and the Board of Directors.

d.

Treasurer: To maintain the financial accounts of the organization, to deposit all moneys accumulated in the associations bank account, to make the necessary expenditures commensurate with the operations of the association, only in the manner hereinafter prescribed.  Payment of all accounts shall be by the 304th Infantry Regiment Officers' Association check and all checks shall be signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by the President.  The treasurer shall be bonded in the sum of One Thousand (1,000.00) dollars by a reputable bonding agency.  The premium on said bond to be paid for by the funds of the association.

e.

In view of the purpose of the association all positions by the persons holding offices or serving on the executive committee or any other committees shall be gratuitous.

4.   Function of Board of Directors:

a.

To select the names of eligible persons to the various offices to be placed before the membership for election.

b.

To appoint membership of at least 5 members to the:

(1) Membership Committee
(2) Finance Committee
(3) Entertainment Committee
(4) Election Committee
(5) Law Committee
(6) Veterans Rights Committee

and to any committees deemed necessary.  The function of these committees to be set up in By-Laws at the regular annual meetings.  All actions of the various committees during each year shall be reported at each meeting of the organization.

5.   The first annual meeting of the 304th Infantry Regiment Officers Association will be held at the Hotel Commodore, New York City, 1200 on 31 August 1946.  Further annual meetings are to be decided upon by- the membership at each annual meeting.

6.   Finance : All moneys in the treasury will be accumulated either through donations or contributions.

IV. All By-Laws will be governed by Parliamentary Procedure.

V. This constitution shall govern the establishment, organization and operations of the 304th Infantry Regiment Officers' Association subject to ratification by two-thirds of the members present at the first annual meeting.

VI. Amendments: All amendments to this constitution shall be referred to the Law Committee for their recommendation and opinion, the method of accepting same shall be prescribed by the Law Committee.

Respectfully submitted:

WALLACE A. CHOQUETTE
Colonel, 304th Infantry 
President of Board of Directors
DANIEL B. PORTER
Lt. Col., 304th Infantry
Member of Board of Directors
LESLIE F. COATES
Captain, 304th Infantry
Member of Board of Directors
HERBERT B. WEEKS, JR.
1st Lt., 304th Infantry
Member of Board of Directors

 

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