A non-profit organization.
Who We Are
"The Sons and Daughters of the Polar Bears of World War II" is a non-profit organization composed of the sons, daughters, grandsons and granddaughters, family relations and descedents of the Americans who served in the 339th Infantry and the supporting combat units of "Regimental Combat Team 9" of the 85th Infantry Division during World War II. Our group is dedicated to the memory of these men and honoring their service. We meet every two years to share stories, photographs, and memories of those who have inspired us and preserve the history of this army unit.
There monuments and memorials to those men and women identified by Tom Brokaw as "The Greatest Generation", and we aim to honor and preserve what was a significant contribution from generation.
Our Mission is quite simple and becoming a member is also very easy. "The Sons and Daughters of the Polar Bears of World War II" is open to individuals and family members who had a relative who served in the 339th Infantry, Company C, 310th Combat Engineer Battalion, Company C, 310th medical Battalion, or the 910th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. Dues are $20 for every two years to help cover the cost of newsletters, issued twice per year, and reunion planning. To become a member of the "The Sons and Daughters of the Polar Bears of World War II", fill out the attached membership form and mail it with you dues ($20) to Bill Chiodo, 94 Hillcrest Road Windsor, CT 06095.
Our next reunion is planned for the fall of 2012 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the city nearest to Camp Shelby where the 85th Infantry Division was reactivated in 1942. Stay tuned for our planned schedule of events, which will be posted here as they come together. WE hope you can join us!
Sons & Daughters of the Polar Bears of World War II - 1 February 2011
Author: John Heiser, Gettysburg, PA