SHAEF Vets Association

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Alan F. Reeves, Commander
2301 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94115
415-921-8322 or Fax 415-921-8322

William C. Lahman, Deputy Commander
SHAEF Hq Co, Hq Comd
2230 South Overlook Road
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106-3105
216-721-0921 or Fax 216-229-0921

Donald A. Thriffiley, Secretary/Treasurer
SHAEF G-5 Liberated Areas
7340 Dundee Street
New Orleans, LA 70126

Go to Executive Committee page.

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Organization Statement

The SHAEF/ETOUSA Veterans Association in a non-profit organization of World War II veterans who served in SHAEF(Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force) or ETOUSA(Headquarters European Theater of Operations U.S. Army) or in units which were attached to the two headquarters. It is also open to friends of the association. A major purpose of the organization is to pay tribute to the memory of our supreme commander, Dwight D. Eisenhower. Members can participate in annual reunions, trips, and receive a quarterly newsletter, The SHAEF Communique. Annual dues are $15.00 U.S. Our association was formally organized in 1985. We have located over 800 SHAEF vets in the United States and abroad who have participated in the sixteen reunions to date-

Reunion Cities

Ike on D-Day with the 101st Airborne

  1. New York City
  2. St. Louis, MO
  3. Philadelphia, PA
  4. San Francisco, CA
  5. Arlington, VA
  6. Abilene, KS
  7. San Antonio, TX
  8. Valley Forge, PA
  9. New Orleans, LA
  10. San Diego, CA
  11. Chicago, IL
  12. Orlando, FL
  13. Kansas City & Abilene
  14. Danvers, MA
  15. Colorado Springs, CO
  16. New Orleans, LA
  17. Louisville, KY
  18. Baltimore, MD
  19. Charleston, SC

Baltimore Will Be Site for 2002
Annual Reunion

Downtown Tower

Baltimore Harbor Fort McHenry Many details of the 2002 reunion of the SHAEF / ETOUSA Veterans Association are still in the planning stage but members should reserve the dates of October 11 - 14 for Baltimore. Most reunion details and reservation forms will be mailed with the June Communique.

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Vera Lynn

Vera Lynn-"We'll Meet Again"
Click on above picture to hear Vera sing. Be patient, big file.

Be sure to check out additional photographs from that era in our Photo Gallery. If you have any photographs you would like to submit to this page, please e-mail them to me in jpg format at the address below. Thanks and enjoy.

From Britian With Love:
World War II Pilgrim Brides Sail to America.

The soft cover book, 240 pages, is a documented background of the war years in Britian followed by personal war bride stories (twenty-two of them, nine of which have SHAEF connections) and many photos. Lynn Sherr of ABC's 20/20 wrote in the forward:. . .this account of the war brides is a valuable addition to our heritage." Bill Lahman, editor of the SHAEF veterans Communique, said, "It's recommended reading."

Orders may be mailed to:
1626 Hicks Drive
Vienna, VA 22182

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Make checks payable to Vera Long

The cost is $12.95, including shipping.


For those interested in the different insignias of the day, check out this web site. There is even information on how to purchase reproductions of the patches or even applying for lost ribbons and medals.

Click here for insignas and purchase information.

Special Offers

We offer SHAEF/ETOUSA baseball caps and SHAEF insignia lapel pins for $5.00 each including shipping and handling. E-mail your orders to Don Thriffiley and include your shipping address and phone number. To order by mail, send check or money order, made payable to SHAEF Veterans Association, to 7340 Dundee Street, New Orleans, LA 70126. Thank you for your support.

The Eisenhower Library
& Museum

Eisenhower Library

D-Day by Stephen AmbroseIKE by Stephen Ambrose

Visit Stephen E. Ambrose's web site, the man behind the D-Day Museum and author of numerous books on Ike, WWII, and American History.

Have a look at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.

WW2 Memorial

This World War II Web Ring site is owned by
Kenneth B. Thriffiley.

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Thank you veteransUpdated 12-March-2002
Layout & Design 2000-2002 Kenneth B. Thriffiley
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