Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, Inc. is now the Battle of the Bulge Association, 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.
Since inception there have been 68 chapters charted in the United States including the Maryland/District of Colombia chapter and one chapter in Belgium.
2017 BOBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Effective December 16, 2016)
President: Gary Higgins
Executive Vice President: Barbara Mooneyhan
Vice President Membership: Angela Fazio
Vice President Chapters: Sherry Klopp
Treasurer: Duane Bruno
Recording Secretary: Doris Davis
Board Members at Large: Doug Dillard, David Bailey, Alfred Shehab, Ruth Hamilton, Tom Burgess, John Mohor
Council meetings will be conducted via teleconferencing and begin at 10:00 am EST on the following dates in 2017: February 7, 2017 (More dates to come).
Units that are entitled to the Ardennes Credit are identified in War Department General Orders Number 114-7Dec194