Joedemadio's WW2 History Travel Blog

Lest We Forget – Relive The Past

September 21, 2017

Christmas 1944 in Luxembourg

Christmas 1944. A day that I believe every veteran of World War 2 remembers. May it be the people he was with, may it be the house stayed at, may...

September 20, 2017

Meeting Arnhem Veterans!

At the Oosterbeek commemmorations I met Sam Miller who got me in contact with all these Arnhem veterans. He made my day an unforgettable one! These men are real heroes...

September 15, 2017

The REAL Band of Brothers Foxholes & Locations in Foy Bastogne

Many people travel to Bastogne to visit the former positions of Easy Company near Foy. However, most of these people who travel without a guide are wrong when it comes...

September 13, 2017

Lost in the Ardennes – Veteran Story

Edgar Valderrama was a replacement in C. Company, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, after the Battle of the Bulge. He joined the division in Luxembourg and crossed the Sauer River with...

August 29, 2017

Heroes of Hosingen – Untold Story of K Company.

In the town of Hosingen, Luxembourg, K Company of the 110th Infantry Regiment held out for two days as the Germans advanced to the west during the Battle of the...

August 21, 2017

Guest Blog: Veteran Story About The Sauer Crossing February 1945

Edgar Valderrama was a replacement in C. Company, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, after the Battle of the Bulge. He joined the division in Luxembourg and crossed the Sauer River...

August 20, 2017

Visiting the Siegfried Line – 5 Locations You MUST See

The Siegfried Line near Wallendorf is probably the best spot to dive into the Battle of the Bulge in Luxembourg. The defensive structures around the village are part of a...

August 4, 2017

Traveling Battle of the Bulge: La Roche-en-Ardenne

La Roche is one of those villages you will never regret visiting. Wether it’s for a drink or for a week of exploring the Battle of the Bulge battlefields. Ever...

June 4, 2017

The First Across The Rhine!

The 5th Infantry Division was the first division to cross the Rhine River. On the night of March 22nd 1945, they crossed the river and within 24 hours the whole...

May 29, 2017

The taking of Bitburg – A Veteran’s Story

By Edgar Valderrama from C Company, 11th Infantry Regiment The following story was passed on to me by Edgar Valderrama, a veteran of the 11th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Infantry Division....

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