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. Valderrama was in C company and probably joined the division before the division’s battle at Metz. His name is in the official 11th regimental roster, […]

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5th Infantry Division – NEED YOUR HELP!

Dear Fans and Friends! I NEED YOUR HELP Next year I’ll have my last year of university for my BA History study. Earlier this week I discussed with a military historian about my final thesis/paper subject. I introduced him to the 5th Infantry Division and told him I’d like to use them as my subject for […]

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Another 5th Infantry Division footsoldier for Patton!

Arnold Whittaker, member of the 5th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge talks about his exerpiences during the Battle of the Bulge! Interestingly, Arnold talks about the hard winter conditions he faced during the battle. Just like many other Bulge veterans, it’s always the cold and the hunger that were their biggest enemy! […]

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A very unusual meeting between U.S. and German soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge!

During war the most unusual things can happen at most the dangerous situations.  This particular story is about the 2nd infantry regiment during the Battle of the Bulge. The moment is described in the book: A foot soldier for Patton  “The story of a “Red Diamond” infantryman with the US Third Army” by Michael C. Bilder […]

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