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... you will find the 101 Airborne "Easy Company" memorial. This is the company celebrated in Band of Brothers. In the field behind the memorial is where so many of that company lost their lives fighting off the Germans. It was somber and moving, but the field was covered in snow and was very beautiful. After spending a few moments there, a military convoy passed me a few times. These were the reenactors that I mentioned previously. This was one of ...
... In what was known as the coldest winter in a hundred years, the Allies were short on supplies, ammo, clothing and men. Yet they held. They knew the importance of holding until help arrived and they held and held. Then George Patton's 3rd Army broke through and came to the aid of the battered soldiers and eventually pushed the Germans back. However, I have read that the soldiers in Bastogne never admitted that they were "rescued" nor did ...
... between Belgium and Luxembourg, and I just pick a random spot just over the border that's where I'll say my thanks.
So I planted my finger on the map and said . . . "there, right there . . . I don't know what's there, but that's where I'm going.
Cue celestial music.
So I pushed the little "plus" sign on my Google Maps, said to myself "Let's see what's ...
... the Soldier's Medal, a distinction for an act of heroism not involving actual conflict with the enemy. I have that Medal, his dog tags and the telegram from the War Department to my grandparents advising him of his death.
The fog is lifting. I'm off on yet another bike ride. The border to Luxembourg is 6 kilometers away.
... little traffic. Let your eyes acclimate and stick to the center of the road until a car comes. Don't stare into oncoming headlights. Listen for traffic to your rear.You got this wired.
Oh, one other thing.
Did I mention it was raining chats et chiens. Pardon my French, but it was a friggin ( that's French) downpour. Cumfy and as dashing as your Navy peacoat is, water repellent it ain't.
Okay, I'm tough. What else ...