. . . . , check the Polar Bears Website at the Univ. of Mich., Bentley Historical Library.
I was an associate member of the Polar Bear Association of WW2 Veterans. My Dad was in an artillery battery that was associated with the 337th Infantry Regiment and not the 339th Regiment but I joined the Polar Bears anyway so I could learn some history of WW2.
My question: Would the Polar Bear Association for WW1 Veterans be the same as the later Polar Bear Association for WW2 Vets?
The reason that I ask is the Polar Bear Association was officially disbanded at their reunion at Gettysburg, PA, in September 2008. The Association disbanded because the by-laws stated that it would automatically disband when the attendance to a reunion would be less than 25(as I recall). That year there was some bad weather and many Vets were sick or unable to travel. That was some 60+ years after the end of WW2. So I'm sure there were some WW1 Polar Bears still living after the end of WW2 and could have attended the same reunion.
Link to a webpage on the WW2 Polar Bears: http://user.pa.net/~cjheiser/ct9/339f4.htm