St. Vith was leveled to the ground. What was left of Company M was crammed into a dingy. damp cellar. The combined odors of dried meat, soggy potatoes, dirty bodies, gun oil and improvised oil lamps created a depressing, nauseating effect.
Curtis Shoup was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the United States highest military award. He was the only soldier in the 87th Division to be so honored during World War II.