96th Infantry Division

Deadeyes Heritage Fund

Welcome to the official website of the 96th Infantry Division. This site is sponsored by the 96th Infantry Division Heritage Fund (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization). We have developed this website to provide information about and for veterans of the United States Army 96th Infantry Division (Deadeyes), 96th Army Reserve Command (ARCOM), 96th Regional Support Command, 96th Regional Readiness Command, members and veterans of the 96th Sustainment Brigade (currently on duty at Fort Douglas, Utah, USA), and relatives and friends.
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History of the 96th Infantry Division
Soldiers' Stories: Events recalled mostly by soldiers who served inthe 96th, and some written by relatives and friends.
Recommended Reading: Don Dencker's suggestions for other readings on the battles for Leyte and Okinawa.
We have established several memorials related to WW II events, many paid for by our Heritage Fund.
Click HERE for a list of the memorials.
Do you have a question? Or would you like additional information about the 96th Infantry Division Heritage Fund? You can email us at 96info@96thdeadeyes.org
  • Support the Heritage Fund
Please visit the Donate tab on this website to learn how you can help preserve the legacy of the 96th Infantry Division Deadeyes.
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Recent Announcements:

  • Deadeye Special Event in November
Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for the World Premier of an original composition by Indiana University Southeast composition major David Neville, "Remember the Deadeyes", a musical tribute to the 96th Infantry Division. The concert will be performed by the Indiana University Southeast Concert Band on Friday, November 15, 2019, in New Albany, Indiana. For additional information about this event, please visit the Events tab on this website.


  • Ceremonies Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Leyte Landing and the Return to the Philippines in October
All Deadeyes and their families and friends are invited to attend the following two ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of the landing on Leyte and the return to the Philippines. These ceremonies are an excellent way to remember and honor those who served in World War II and to thank them for their service. These events in California are free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 1:00 PM
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
1816 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, California 90015
Click here for additional information and details.


Sunday, October 20, 2019 7:00 AM
City of Carson Community Center
801 E. Carson St.
Carson, California 90745
Click here for additional information and details.


  • Deadeye Special Event in August
    This year, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the closing of the Oregon army post (Camp Adair) that opened in 1942, and also the 50th anniversary of the closing of the air station (Adair Air Force Station) that occupied the site beginning in 1957. The 96th Infantry Division Deadeyes trained at the Camp Adair facilities. The Adair Living History organization invites all to come to where the Deadeye story began. You are invited to participate in the celebration and memorial activities on Friday, August 16, 2019 through Sunday, August 18, 2019, being held in conjunction with the City of Adair Village Founders Day Celebration. Adair Village is located 8 miles north of Corvallis, Oregon and 75 miles south of Portland, Oregon. For additional information about this event, please visit the Events tab on this website.

  • Deadeye Dispatch
Printed versions of the Deadeyes Dispatch newsletter are no longer being distributed. An electronic pdf version is always available on this website. The most recent edition is the Winter/Spring, 2019 issue of the Deadeye Dispatch. If you provide us your email address, we will notify you when new editions are published. Also you can visit our Facebook page to read the latest news about the Deadeyes and the 96th Infantry Division Heritage Fund. The E-version of the Dispatch can be accessed on the Dispatch tab on this website.


Previous News Postings:


Archive of previous news stories


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