In my book I describe the action of the 335th Infantry Regiment on December 24, 1944. Major Gordon Bahe commanded their 3rd Battalion and was ordered to command a "delaying action" in Rochefort, Belgium. They were to slow the advancing center salient of Hitler's Unternehman Wacht am Rhein (wbka The Battle of the Bulge) – more specifically, the vaunted Panzer Lehr Division. He had assembled a mixed-bag of defenders including most of his own aforementioned battalion, a platoon of combat engineers from the 309th, my Dad's 3rd Platoon from the 2nd Battalion of the 29th, a tank destroyer platoon (M18 Hellcats), and last but not least, two platoons from his own regimental anti-tank company. These anti-tank soldiers were equipped with a pair of 57mm anti-tank guns. The Brits had originally designed the weapon and they called them "Six Pounders." I thought it was quite the coincidence that our local American Legion hall has two such artillery pieces straddling its flag pole. I couldn't resist the temptation of posing for a photograph standing between these two fine little workhorses of World War II.