by Barbara Strang | 09 May 2016 | The Fallen
The Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, located in Nashville, TN, is named for the son of the founder, Dr. Wesley Wilkerson. Bill Wilkerson was killed in the Battle of the Bulge on 12 January 1945, at the age of 19.
by Richard Manchester | 31 Dec 2010 | Personal Accounts
The 87th Division was pulled out of the Saar Basin on December 23. It was a cold, barren place with copses of woods concealing enemy machine gun emplacements and tanks, deadly for foot soldiers. We were positioned on the right flank of the Third Army. We were glad to go. It was rumored the Germans had broken through the American lines somewhere to the north.
by Richard Manchester | 20 Dec 2007 | Personal Accounts
On January 15, the 345th Regiment again climbed on trucks and in freezing cold headed for the Duchy of Luxembourg along with the rest of the 87th Division to relieve the 4th Division, which had been on the southern shoulder of the Bulge. K Company occupied Berdorf near the west bank of the Sauer River.
by John McAuliffe | 14 Jan 2006 | PoetryThe noise of battle summons all Who hear the blare of trumpets call. The soldier stands in ready ranks In rows beside the mighty tanks. The battleground in Ardennes green, Now lain in winter’s snow-white sheen. The stark bare foxhole is my bed, With splintered...
by Mitch Kaidy | 22 Aug 2005 | CommentaryBastogne was under siege and effectively surrounded. The Germans knew it, and the Americans knew it. Catching thousands of green 106th and veteran 28th Infantry Division troops off guard, the Germans swiftly poured a deluge of terror and death into the Ardennes Forest...