Hotel Collin, Le 1900
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... ago. I didn't check the weather reports because earlier in the week it was forecast for light rain, but no snow. I didn't want to really think about and just hoped that nature would help me out. Anyway, when I woke up, I immediately looked outside and only saw rain. It wasn't even as cold as the prior day so I knew that it would just be another wet, rainy day in Bastogne. After a quick breakfast I was out the door to Bastogne from Wiltz (about 20-25 miles ...
... Germans breaking the line, in their minds, would cause Americans to lose the stomach for battle (not likely) and possibly create more tense friction between American and British command. The Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes (a forest region) was the Germans last hope at possibly regaining momentum in the war and possibly bringing the Allies to the peace table. Once they failed, in 5 months Hitler would be dead and Germany would surrender. ...
... As of October 22, 1944" . . . hmmmm . . . .now that's a coincidence . . . that's the very same day Uncle Robert died.
This is a map from Google Maps depicting the same area.
When I first pulled this Google Map up I thought . . . well . . . I know that he died on a road heading east out of Arlon . . . and I know that ...
... we can draw only the outline of what really happened. The details we can never see.
Here is what I know . . . or think I know.
On February 22, 1943 at the age of 18 Robert Lear enlisted in the Army.
He, together with many young men from Sangamon County in Illinois were assigned to the 553 AAA AW ...
... god. This is it? You call this a test? Hell, I've done double centuries that made water boarding seem like the times I taught YMCA campers ( they always gave me your entry level "polliwogs") how to stick their face in the Russian River. You gotta do better than this big guy!
That must have really ****** him off.
A mile east of Ryes, fortunately a few meters from the only light in rural Normandy, I heard it. . . that ****** of ...