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.
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.
2014 VBOB EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS
Alan Cunningham, Associate Member
Barbara Mooneyhan, Associate Member
Doris Davis, Associate Member
Vicki Rafel, Associate Member
Mary Ann Bowen, Associate Member
Hope Kirkendall, 16th General Hospital
Mike Levin, 7th Armored Division
Bert Rice, Associate Member
Ralph Bozorth, Associate Member
Two -Year Trustees:
Robert Rhodes, Associate Member
John Bowen, Associate Member
Robert Bowles, 26th Infantry Division
One -Year Trustees:
Alfred Shehab, 38th Cavalry Squadron
Thomas Chambers, 9th Armored Division
Madeleine Bryant, Associate Member
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.
J. David Bailey, 106th Infantry Division
Stanley Wojtusik, 106th Infantry Division
George Chekan, 9th Infantry Division
Louis Cunningham, 106th Infantry Division
John Dunleavy, 737th Tank Battalion
William Tayman, 87th Infantry Division
All 2014 meetings are held at Fort Meade, MD and begin at 10:00am on the following dates:
Jan 14, Mar 4, May 13, Jul 8, Oct 14, Nov 4
November 4, 2013
July 9, 2013
May 7, 2013
(Attachment to the May 7, 2013 minutes)
March 5, 2013
January 7, 2013
Units that are entitled to the Ardennes Credit are identified in War Department General Orders Number 114-7Dec194