Saturday, December 22, 2007


This Day During the Battle of the Bulge

At St. Vith, elements of the 82nd Airborne (including my cousin Ross Carter) and the 7th Armored Division were hard pressed by SS armored divisions and panzer grenadier and the city was a day away from falling. To the south, at Bastogne, elements of the 101st Airborne and 10th Armored Division (including my uncle William McChesney) were in better shape and would hold out against just as determined German attacks. Substitute general Anthony McAuliffe gained this day a sort of immortality with his 'nuts' reply to the German demand to surrender. The 101st's real boss, Maxwell Taylor, was on leave when the Bulge affair started.


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