Remembering Silent Heroes: Battle of the Bulge, Sixty-Nine Years later

by Bill Pauwels, Jr.
Clash Daily Guest Contributor

Amazing 1944 war photos I found while reading about D-day and the Battle of the Bulge on this sixty-ninth anniversary year of both events.

I recently learned my neighbor “George” – 94 years old — fought in WW II. In the thirteen years I’ve known him and visited with him from time to time, he’s never mentioned any of his war stories. I recently learned much about him talking with his daughter-in-law.

In 1944 he was part of the Normandy invasion, 3rd wave, Omaha Beach blood bath. Apparently, months later, he found himself in the Battle of the Bulge where he eventually was taken in as a prisoner of war by German soldiers, along with other American troops, for an extended period of time.

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It’s staggering, when you read about these battles, that he survived both; and one can only imagine what he must have endured. Over the years, courageous yet humble men like George made America great.

Some amazing pictures at the link below.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075565/Vivid-new-Battle-Bulge-photos-offer-seen-look-war-weary-soldiers-braving-frigid-weather-fight-Nazi-Germanys-major-offensive-World-War-II.html

Image: Courtesy of: http://www.flickr.com/photos/soldiersmediacenter/3111290320/

 

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