96th Infantry Division

Deadeyes Heritage Fund

Welcome to the 96th Infantry Division Association's website.  We are Veterans of the "Deadeye" Division of World War II, Soldiers who have worn the Double Diamond Patch after World War II, and their families 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 Deadeyes Association? You can email us at 96info@96thdeadeyes.org

Recent Announcements:

  • 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, including hotel reservations, please visit the Events tab on this website.


  • Deadeye Dispatch
The Winter/Spring, 2019 issue of the Deadeye Dispatch has arrived. Check your email or visit our Facebook page to read the latest news about the Deadeyes and the 96th Infantry Division Heritage Fund. We also have a copy available on the Dispatch tab on this website.


  • 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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Archive of previous news stories


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