The 5th hits Back! – Berdorf 1944-1945 – Reliving The Past
Trapped behind Enemy Lines – Berdorf Battle of the Bulge
In this episode of Berdorf 1944-1945 – Reliving The Past we visit one of the four outposts of F Company, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Division. Did you know all of their outposts are still there? After that we continue with the 5th Infantry Division and shed light on their first days in the Battle of […]
Darkest Day of A Company – 312th Engineer Battalion, January 11th 1945 – September 2015 Update
Welcome to the first video of my very own battlefield tour of Berdorf in the Battle of the Bulge! Today I’m showing you the starting point and the very first stop of my tour. We’re visiting the old HQ of F Company, 4th Infantry Division who got trapped behind enemy lines on December 16th 1944!
Relive The Past – Berdorf in the Battle of the Bulge
The purpose of this article is to tell the story of Willard G. Meek and to reveal what happened to A Company, 312th Engineer Battalion, 87th Infantry Division on January 11th 1945. On that day A company lost twenty-four soldiers. One of the soldiers stated KIA that day was Willard G. Meek. Willard’s cousin, D. […]
Schumann’s Eck Memorial Trail 1944-1945 Battle of the Bulge Tour
Free World War 2 Battlefield Tour! This battlefield tour focusses on the Southern Shoulder of the Battle of the Bulge. In the village of Berdorf, this guided tour takes you back in time to relive the past and witness historical locations and battlefield sites that were part of the Battle of the Bulge. Focussing on […]
Reliving the Past: The Battle of The Bulge
Before we start on this topic I’d like to make clear that this was part of a four-day trip in the Battle of the Bulge area. I highly suggest you to read the first part of it by clicking HERE! In the 10 years that I’ve visited the Ardennes, I’ve come across this place many […]
Veteran Research: Pvt William D. Sheehan – Battle of the Bulge
The title is as clear as it is! I may use the first bit for a sequel to other battlefields or even my own battlefield tour company, but right now we’re reliving the past of the Battle of the Bulge. On August 13th I went on a mini vacation to the area that was originally […]
D-Day 2015: The completion of a wonderful trip!
WILLIAM D. SHEEHAN KILLED IN ACTION Word was received here this week that Pfc. William D. Sheehan of Osage, was reported killed in action in Luxembourg on December 26th. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sheehan of Osage. The parents received the telegram from the War Department on Sunday, January 14th. Young […]
D-Day 2015: Band of Brothers Actors reunion
Got home from my Normandy trip today! Wow, I had such a blast in the past 4 days! Today we went to Ouistreham and visited the Bunker museum. Quite interesting to visit a three story building like this! The LCVP outside was used on the Saving Private Ryan Set! Without much time for WW2 stuff […]
D-Day 2015 – Day 3: Meeting a D-Day Veteran!
A boyhood dream coming true! So today I met the Band of Brothers Cast at the Utah Beach Museum! My dad recorded everything so couldn’t take pictures in between. I did make two selfies, one with Babe a.k.a. Robin Laing, and one with Rick Gomez and Frank John Hughes a.k.a. George Luz and ‘Wild Bill’ […]
Day 3, June 6th 2015! Today I went to Arromanches for the first time! Such a very interesting day meeting WW2 Veteran from one of the Royal Artillery units that landed on Gold Beach: Bill Glover. The Princes Irene Brigade who landed there on June 6th was also at the ceremonies! I actually started to […]