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... well as a few foxholes.
And before I begin, please understand that this is something that is very important to me. I have always had a great appreciation for our military, as we all do, and with regards to World War II, I'm just so very interested in the history of the battles and the men that served. To have an opportunity to do this, is just one of the biggest highlights of my life. I don't know if I would have been able to do what they did ...
Which is probably what the locals and other visitors thought as about a hundred Aggies descended on the small town of Bastogne, Belgium. Bastogne is a town that really promotes it's historical heritage. I won't bore the blog with two many details, but the summary is that the town was under siege by the Germans and the 101 First Airborne (and other units) held the town. The siege last for about 7 days and the town was crucial to the Germans as ...
... is heard
Be warned: what follows is a true story, The god's honest truth.
This is a map from General William Simpson's history of the Ninth Army, a tedious tome to which Bill gave the catchy title "Conquest." As you can see, the map is entitled "Situation in Southern Belgium and Luxembourg. You can find Arlon in the lower left corner.
Note the ...
... 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.
... pride and sense of citizenship were eye openers. We were also disabused of the fact that Luxembourgers party all night last night. It was only due to the duke's birthday and this happens once a year every year, and the same countrywide party also happens on Holland on their monarch's birthday. Usually the city closes down and is dead to the world by 10 pm. After our very long chat we finally got on our ...