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It's December 16, the Battle of the Bulge commenced 76 years ago today.

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  1. A-58

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    I always liked this pic.

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    God thank the alliied troops especially in Bastogne for stopping the German offensive!
     
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    I joined Facebook recently to stay in touch with some family in rural PA. I joined a bunch of groups related to WWII, of course. So far this month members have posted some amazing photos of the Ardennes Offensive.
     
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    I wonder what term would be used these days?
     
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    [​IMG] He Led the Way into Bastogne.....
    Lt. Col. Creighton Abrams, commanding the 37th Tank Bn, arrives in Bastogne on December 26th for a head-to-head fight with the Panzer forces. Frequently the spearhead of the Third Army during World War II, Abrams was one of the leaders in the relief effort that broke up the German entrenchments surrounding Bastogne and the 101st Airborne Division during the Battle of the Bulge.
    Leading the 37th Tank Battalion from the front, Abrams and the crew of his own M4 Sherman tank, Thunderbolt VI, are estimated to have destroyed about 50 German armored fighting vehicles. Abrams wore out numerous tanks – all named Thunderbolt – during the war, but he never had one shot out from under him.

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    [​IMG]The 76th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge: A Salute to the Veterans of the 83rd Infantry Division

    Staff Sergeant Joseph "Sonny" Arnaldo of New Bedford, Massachusetts, from Company A, 331st Infantry Regiment, 83rd Infantry Division is photographed after he had just come off the line after 10 successive days of fighting. His hood and face covered with snow, Arnaldo had recovered from temporary blindness when an 88 mounted on a German tank was fired a few yards from him.

    Joseph J. "Sonny" Arnaldo passed away on April 28, 1977, he is buried at the Rural Cemetery, New Bedford, Massachusetts. He was 59 years old. Lest We Forget.

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    Like Patton said " Let them go all the way to Paris. We cut their supply lines and destroy the whole attack units!" He of all knew how to deal these things. He already before the offensive made his units go north and saved Bastogne whatever you say. He was not the strategic genius but he knew what to do.The Germans ate ******.

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