President Charlie Gemeinhardt (President 2019-2020 and 2020-2021)
A little bit about Charlie...
"Several years after his father, 1st Sergeant Otto Gemeinhardt, HQ Company, 260th Regiment, passed away he became quite interested in World War II. While attending the 2004 dedication events for World War II Memorial in D.C., Charlie and his wife Carol learned of the 65th Infantry Division Association. It was not until 2015 they attended their first reunion, the New Orleans/Camp Shelby Reunion. A short two years later at the Boston reunion Charlie was elected 2nd Vice President. He is looking forward to seeing and meeting many more Legacy members as the association moves forward into a new phase as we are “Right to Be Proud’ decedents of our Greatest Generation Veterans."
Why did you become a Legacy Member?
“The best way to describe attending your first Association Reunion is when you arrive you are greeted as if you are a long lost family member. That truly is what the association is - a family of WWII veterans and family members that have a unique common bond. I have somewhat of a unique reason for my desire to perpetuate the memory of the 65th Division. My Dad was a original member of the 65th when it was activated at Camp Shelby. Shortly after arriving at Camp Shelby he met his bride to be, Loyette, who was the PX manager of the division’s PX and they were married in the 260th Infantry Regiment’s Chapel at Camp Shelby. Consequently both of my parents had a bond to the 65th.
Over the next three years, 2018-2020, we will celebrate and remember the Legacy of the 65th during it’s 75th Anniversary Years. With the dedication and participation of current and future Legacy members we will carry the banner - Right to Be Proud - in honor of our loved ones who fought for the freedoms we hold so dear today”
Serving 2019 - 2020
Barbara DuBois Russell – Corresponding Secretary; Sibyl Ream - Treasurer; Jean Pullin – Past President; Jackie Hanson – Association Administrator and Halbert Editor and Jim Hanson - Historian.
Charlie Gemeinhardt - President; Yessica Diaz - Secretary; Christine Phillips – Social Media Administrator and David Ream – Vice President.
Benny Diaz – Merchandise Chair; Lisa Brill-Nadler – Membership Chair; Debbie McNiff – Halbert Editor; Bill Phillips - Chaplain; Eran Nadler – Sergeant at Arms and Steve Schell – Social Media Administrator.
Not pictured: Anne Patton – History Books Chair.
|Vice President||David Ream|
|Sergeant at Arms||Eran Nadler|
|Association Administrator||Jackie Hanson|
Parchment Committee Chair
|Barbara DuBois Russell|
|Halbert Magazine Publisher & Editor||Debbie McNiff|
|Halbert Magazine Co-editor||Jackie Hanson|
|Membership Chair||Lisa Brill -Nadler|
|Merchandise Chair||Ben Diaz|
|History Book Chair||Anne Patton|
|Social Media Administrators|
|Past President||Jean Pullin|
Current Officers of the 65th Division Association