Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Inc.
The organization was formed by a group of veterans of the Battle of the Bulge in 1981 led by Clyde Boden, who later became its first president. The organizational ceremony was conducted on 16 December 1981 at the Arlington County Virginia courthouse. Clyde Boden, 84th Infantry Division, called the meeting to order at 2 p.m.
Read the proclamation signed by the founders
The national organization is an umbrella organization, so to speak, of individuals who are classified as either a member or an associate member. A member is one who received a battle star for the Ardennes Campaign. An associate member is any other person who is a parent, spouse, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or lineal descendant of an individual who has received such credit or is interested in the work of the corporation and wishes to promote the aims of the corporation.
The organization is incorporated in the state of Virginia and is registered with the IRS as a tax-exempt nonprofit 501 C 19.
Since inception there have been 68 chapters charted in the United States including the Maryland/District of Colombia chapter and one chapter in Belgium.
2015 VBOB EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS
Alan Cunningham, Associate Member
Doris Davis, Associate Member
Barbara Mooneyhan, Associate Member
Sherrie Klopp, Associate Member
Duane R. Bruno, Associate Member
Tracey Diehl, Associate Member
Madeleine Bryant, Associate Member
Ruth Hamilton, Associate Member
Robert Rhodes, Associate Member
Jim Triesler, Associate Member
Two -Year Trustees:
Gary Higgins, Associate Member
Mike Levin, 7th Armored Division
Bert Rice, Associate Member
One -Year Trustees:
Thomas Chambers, 9th Armored Division
Tom Ingram, 90th Infantry Division
Alfred Shehab, 38th Cavalry Squadron
The Executive council is comprised of elected officers and trustees, (listed above) and all past presidents serve on the council, which is similar to a board of directors in that the council oversees the operation of the national organization.
Douglas Dillard, 82nd Airborne Division
J. David Bailey, 106th Infantry Division
Louis Cunningham, 106th Infantry Division
William Tayman, 87th Infantry Division
Council meetings will be conducted via teleconferencing and begin at 10:00am on the following dates in 2015: 1/13; 3/10; 5/26; 7/14; 9/15; 11/10. A council meeting in person will be held during our reunion on 8/16 in Williamsburg, VA
Units that are entitled to the Ardennes Credit are identified in War Department General Orders Number 114-7Dec194