battle of the bulge

Shortly after the onset of the Battle of the Bulge, one of World War II's hardest-fought campaigns, with the Americans surrounded by German troops, when the American commander General Anthony McAuliffe was given the enemy's ultimatum to surrender or face annihilation, he famously replied: "NUTS!"
I talked with Irv many times over the years. If I expressed a negative thought about something in life, he'd say, "Just remember, we're only passing through, kid... so enjoy it and make the most of everything."
As 70th anniversary remembrances wind down, the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Campaign, remains the U.S. Army's bloodiest, longest, largest land battle.
Most of you probably don't know Paul Whitten. He passed away last month, but not before he left us a small piece of history.
When night falls on my little part of the world, I realize I'm standing in the shadow of heroes who fought to give me yet another year in a great nation with much to celebrate.
Moreover, Patton's notion of meeting the enemy "now, rather than later" in retrospect seems not the mere wiles of a warmonger
In her book, Hidden Legacy of WWII: A Daughter's Journey of Discovery, author Carol Schultz Vento makes the compelling point that most books about World War II veterans have left an important part of the story untold.
Though he may not be able to return to France, Matt is determined to include others in his family in his grandfather's legacy. "My father is coming down with me to France this Memorial Day," Matt confides.
As a little kid in the early 1970s, I was fascinated with war. All my buddies were, too. We couldn't help it. As a boy, the image of the World War II American soldier as hero was inescapable.
if asked about the bloodiest fighting in American history, few would likely point to a tiny Belgian hamlet called Bastogne, just across the border from Luxembourg.
It was 2 a.m. It was freezing, so cold that when Luke Gasparre talks about it, he still feels the ice-box chill creeping up his spine even though all this happened to him nearly 70 years ago.
Some one-liners uttered by historical figures during the heat of battle are so awesome that they seem right out of a bombastic
Change, like this diet I am on, is hard. But if you want to make over the city for the better, you need to break up the pavement sometimes and envision the possibilities.
Honoring what our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen have done for the sake of our freedom is not just for Memorial Day, but something that should be in the hearts of all of us, all year round.