The History of the
106th Infantry Division
by Major General Donald A. Stroh
the history of the Ardennes fighting has been written, it will be
recorded as one of the great strategic Allied successes of the war
in Europe. Tactically, for the 106th, and the other
American divisions involved, it was a bitter and costly fight. But
it becomes increasingly clear that the Germans expended in that last
futile effort those last reserves of men and material which they so
badly needed a few months later. The losses and sacrifices of the
106th Infantry Division paid great dividends in eventual
These pages are
dedicated to those gallant men who refused to quit in the darkest
hour of the Allied invasion, and whose fortitude and heroism turned
the tide toward overwhelming victory.
Donald A. Stroh
Major General, Commanding
Thanks to the 106th Infantry Division
Association. Presented by John Schaffner, 09/12/2009 during
the 106th Reunion at the Hilton Inn, Indianapolis, Indiana
for the personal memories, recollections and lives
of the individual members of the World War II
106th Infantry Division, "the Golden Lions"
and the Battle of the Bulge.
Visit the Discussion Group at
I wish to thank all the
members and the Board of Directors of the 106th Infantry Division
Association for my Silver Officers Class, "Order of the Golden Lions",
given September 2004, my Letter of Appreciation of September 5, 2006,
and my beautiful Plaque given at Indianapolis 09/12/2009 - pictured
above with John Schaffner.