Seventeen men of Service Company, 275th Infantry Regiment met in Chicago,
Illinois in August 1962 for the purpose of organizing an association for former
members of this company. These men were Eugene J. Petersen, Clinton F. Kruse,
James Kyle, Harold Meeks, Lambert Hofstra, George Spark, Thomas J. Olson, John
Kubicka, Yale Rodkin, Nick Markionni, Clarence Behee, R.C. Klemetsmo, L.W.
Arnold, Floyd F. Buresh, Raymond D. Cox, Harold P. Miller and Charles M. Zimmer.
During this meeting the first reunion (Salem, Oregon 1964) was scheduled and
Eugene Petersen was elected president. For more on the history of the
Association click here [pdf file].
Where We Are
The Association continues to attract new members, especially from 2nd and
3rd generation Trailblazers. We also encourage men and women who served with
units that carried the colors of the 70th after WW2 to join (70th Division
Training, 70th RSC, and 70th RRC and others.) With the establishment of a Trailblazer
scholarship, the sacrifices of our soldiers will
continue to be remembered into the future with our college-bound youth.
Reunions are held each year by our regions and our Division reunion is held
every other year. Latest info will be posted here
when we receive it.
For a listing of our current Association officers, please go
Benefits of Membership
Here is what you get access to
when you join!
Constitution and Bylaws - Updated after 2012 Reunion
Constitution in PDF |
Constitution in Word