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December 12, 2018

Guestblog WWII Veteran: Dogfaces in Frankfurt am Main

Edgar Valderrama – 5th Infantry Division, 11th Infantry Regiment, Company C Entering the City We were a scraggly, dusty, sorry looking line of Dogfaces dragging ourselves single file into the...

December 8, 2018

WWII Veteran Guest Blog: Riding a horse in Czechoslovakia!

Guestblog by Edgar Valderrama – 5th Infantry Division, 11th Infantry Regiment, Company C. We reached the Danube after the war had ended. They say the Danube appears blue to those...

October 14, 2017

5 Interesting Memoirs You Should Read of Veterans Who Fought in the Battle of the Bulge

Personal stories about the war are very fascinating. Reading or listening to them makes you feel part of the memory as you try to imagine what it must’ve been like...

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...

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....

March 18, 2017

A Foxhole and Ten Blankets – December 31st 1944 Luxembourg

Dec. 31, 1944 To the one I love. My darling wife.                 Hello dearest, here is your husband again. Before I tell you anything new honey, I want to tell...

February 3, 2017

First Fresh Milk Since the States – After The Battle of the Bulge

This is another letter of 1st Lieutenant Orvin E. Nelson that I wanted to share with you. Around February 17th 1945, Nelson has fought in the Battle of the Bulge...

January 15, 2017

The 5th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge – Photo series

The 5th Infantry Division To Luxembourg  Picture: Through heavy snow in the night, units of the 3rd Army, including the 5th Infantry Division, reached Luxembourg from the Saar in the...

November 29, 2016

Patton across the Sauer River – Battle of the Bulge

‘How human beings could endure this continuous fighting in sub-zero temperatures is still beyond my comprehension!’ – General George Smith Patton, Jr. Nowadays, the people of Diekirch, Luxembourg, do their...

September 20, 2016

Missing in Action Germany: Private Carl D. Altomonte – February 18th 1945

During the spring of this year I started a research project on Private Carl D. Altomonte. When browsing through the 2nd Infantry Regiment’s casualty list I came across his name,...

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