The 30th Infantry Division Association's mission is to preserve the legacy of Old Hickory and to provide a way for 30th veterans and their families to connect. Our annual reunion provides an opportunity to connect with battle buddies, as well as meet other WWII and Iraq veterans of the 30th. Additionally, families of WWII and Iraq veterans have the opportunity to meet and get to know each other and the rich history of the 30th.
There is also a lot of war story swapping at our reunions. In the picture on the left, past 30th IDA president, Frank Deegan, and current 30th IDA president, Wes Morrison, swap stories about their days in the 119th.
In June 2013, the 30th IDA placed and dedicated a monument in the memorial garden at the National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, Georgia. The front of the monument lists the 30th campaigns from World War I and World War II, while the back of the monument lists the significant events from the 30th Iraq deployments. Fort Benning is the site for the U.S. Army Infantry School. As soldiers graduate Advanced Individual Training, they walk through the memorial garden. This monument ensures these new soldiers will learn about 30th and its accomplishments.
Pictured at the right is the 30th monument with WWII veterans (left to right) Roger Casey, Ed Middleton, and Jack Kraus.