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The  Official Electronic Newsletter of the Veterans and Descendants of the
U.S. 17th Airborne Division, WWII 
The mission of the "Scions of the 17th Airborne" is to honor the service of all veterans of the 17th, and to educate others about the history and sacrifices made by the troopers who served in this division during WWII.

We strive to accomplish these missions by holding regional gatherings where troopers and their families can gather, and by sharing their recollections.  We communicate with our membership using this "Thunder From Heaven" newsletter, through our website, and on our Facebook page. Additionally, we collect documents related to the history of the 17th and make them available to our membership.
Issue # 96 - Special Announcement
 
Carolyn Tuttle, Adam Coolong, Ed Siergiej Jr.- Editors

Dedication of New Monument to the 17th Airborne in Wesel Germany
As previewed in our most recent newsletter, the Scions will be dedicating a memorial to the 17th Airborne and Operation Varsity on Landing Zone S and the property of the Hotel Haus Duden in Wesel, Germany. The dedication will take place on March 24th, the 77th anniversary of Operation Varsity.

Given the importance of this dedication, all of our known living veterans received a letter from us soliciting their interest in attending.

As of this date, we’ve received numerous positive responses.


Logistics and funding dictate that as of today (February 4th), we must waitlist any other veterans interested in going.

If you are a family member of one of our living veterans, please insure that they are so informed.”

If you have any questions, please contact Scions trip organizers below.

Jeff Schumacher
President

scionstrip2020@gmail.com 

Skip Greeby 
Vice President 
skip@greeby.com

Become a Member of the
Scions of the 17th Airborne!


Our mission is to ensure that the sacrifice and history of the 17th Airborne Division is not forgotten.

Distinguished Honorary Members 
All veterans of the 17th are considered as "Distinguished Honorary Members" of the Scions.  We exist to honor you, our veterans.

We do not ask for dues from our honored veterans, as we exist to honor you!

Individual and Family Memberships in the "Scions of the 17th Airborne" are available to any descendant or family member of any trooper who served with the 17th during its existence.

Associate Membership is available to individuals who have an interest in the history of the 17th Airborne, but are not related to a veteran of the 17th. Associate Members do not have voting rights.


.Scionsofthe17thAirborne@gmail.comTo join our growing organization, contact the Scions at: 

Our website contains a wealth of information on the 17th Airborne and its history, and our Members Section (open exclusively to dues-paying Scions) contains hundreds of pages of documents obtained from the National Archives!  Check it out at www.17thscions.org!

We also have a great Facebook page, where there are lots of great posts by friends of the 17th in the U.S. and in Europe. Check us out on Facebook at: 
17th Airborne Division Scions (Descendants).

Please consider passing this on to your children and grandchildren, if they are not already members. As our membership grows, we can take on new projects of value.

President
Jeff Schumacher, Son of John Schumacher (194/D & HQ)
Vice President
Skip Greeby, Scion of William Smith ( 466HQ)
Secretary
Ed Siergiej Jr., son of Edward J. Siergiej (194/C)
 

Treasurer
Dan Aas, Son of Lynn Aas (193/D)
 
Past Presidents
Adam Coolong, grandson of Charles E. Booth (680th/HQ)
 Melanie Sembrat, daughter of Harry Sembrat (513th)
Rose Friday, daughter of Edward Friday (194th)

 Committee Chairs

Veteran Outreach / Family Liaison Coordinators - Patricia Bowers, Rose Friday and Sandy Remes 
Membership Committee - Patricia Bowers, Chair

Advisory Committee - Melanie Sembrat - daughter of Harry Sembrat (513th)
Legal Council - Chuck Katz - son of John Katz (194th) 
Historian - Paul Madden - son of Harold Madden (680th/A)

Membership Committee  - David Shortt & Tom Chipego
Memorial Committee - Jerry and Pat O'Brien
Archive Coordinator - Adam Coolong
Thunder From Heaven Newsletter - Ed Siergiej and Carolyn Tuttle


 
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