Post 93 represents the 29th Division Association in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wisconsin, Illinois, Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Colorado, Virginia, Georgia, California, Oregon, Oklahoma, Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina.
However, our membership also crosses borders and oceans. Post members include those from Canada, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and the United Kingdom. Many of our European members have adopted and care for the graves of 29th Division members killed in World War II.
Veterans from World War II and those with more recent service are represented, along with many children and grandchildren of 29ers who served.
Members of Post 93 meet annually for a luncheon meeting.
Monument in Saint Clair sur l’Elle, Normandy
Post 93 member Mike van den Dobbelsteen and his wife Deborah live at Le Pont de la Pierre in Saint Clair sur l’Elle in Normandy.
When they learned about the battle for the bridge across the river Elle, they felt that it was their duty to honor the men who paid the ultimate price for our freedom there on that day.
The bridge across the river Elle next to their house was an objective for the 115th Infantry Regiment and the area was the scene of a battle on 12 June 1944 which resulted in 16 killed and 71 wounded among the 1st Battalion troops.
In honor of those men who paid the ultimate sacrifice, Deborah and Mike purchased a small plot of land across the bridge where they have created an official and permanent monument, which was dedicated on June 12, 2020. On June 12, 2021, an informational panel detailing the battle was added.
Of the 16 men who were killed that day, six are buried at the Normandy American Cemetery.
A garden has been planted and it is their wish to have benches and a picnic table, so that passersby can spend time to pay their respects, reflect, commemorate and just enjoy the peaceful surroundings and views.
At the American cemetery, they have adopted the graves of Glen J. Stevens (A/115, killed on 11 July 1944) and Victor P. Zorman (B/115, killed 31 July 1944).
Post 93 member Michael Warner has shared this photo of the uniform worn by his great-grandfather, Harry Wilmer Cullen, who served with the 29th in World War I. Note the 29th Division patch.
Most prominent is the World War I Victory Medal awarded to those who served between April 1917 and November 1918.
On the sleeve, the top chevron indicates his rank of PFC. The bottom chevron is the overseas service stripe.
The small star on the opposite side of his uniform appears to be the Bronze Honorable Discharge Pin awarded when Cullen left the Army.
“Among my most prized possessions is the field bible my Great-Grandfather carried with him to and in France. It is complete with a small copied letter from Woodrow Wilson,” said Warner. “As a child, my mom kept her Grandfather’s 29th Division Association cap in her cedar chest. When she would occasionally open it, I would be sure to be close by so I could wear the hat for a brief moment.”
Post 93 Officers:
Commander — Frances Sherr-Davino
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Vice- Commander — Walter Carter
Vice- Commander — Carl Yusna, Jr.
Finance Officer — Neil Ungerleider
Chaplain — Jonathan Levin-Turner
34 Maple Avenue
Boxford, MA 01921
Dues: Yearly Dues for 2021 are $25.00. However, veterans’ dues are $15 and World War II vets pay nothing.
If you wish to pay for both 2021 & 2022, we are offering a discount: $25 for veterans and $45 for everyone else. Dues may be paid electronically at the PayPal link below or mailed to the address above.
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Post 93 member Charlotte Juergens’ film, Sunken Roads, documenting the 70th anniversary trip by our D-Day veterans to Normandy has reached a distribution deal with First Run Features, one of the most celebrated independent distributors in the country!