WWII Memoirs: Part 2 – The Bulge

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.

WWII Memoirs: Part 3 – The Siegfried Line

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.

The Ardennes Foot Soldier (Winter of 1944-’45)

The 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...