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TRIP OF A LIFETIME

John A. Pildner, Sr. saluting at the memorial marker for the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge at Arlington National Cemetery.

John A. Pildner, Sr. saluting at the memorial marker for the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge at Arlington National Cemetery.

Submitted by John A. Pildner, Sr., 75th Infantry Division, 290th Regiment, Anti-Tank Company

John A. Pildner, Sr., a …

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VBOB Member Richard Rizzio Honored in Traverse City, MI

It’s a special day thanking the brave men and women who served out country.

More than 100 veterans traveled around Traverse City Tuesday for the first Hometown Heroes Veterans Appreciation tour.

Read more here

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Tribute To Frank Wooldridge

Presented October 6, 1998 to The Central Mass. Chapter, VBOB, by Cliff Duxbury, historian

American assault troops move onto Utah Beach, 6 June 1944.

American assault troops move onto Utah Beach, 6 June 1944.

Frank Wooldridge is among a few WW II veterans who upstaged the draft by at least …

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RALPH BOZORTH RETIRES FROM VBOB

by Lou Cunningham, VBOB President 2001-2003

Ralph Bozorth

Ralph Bozorth

When Ralph Bozorth attended a meeting of the Delaware Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge with a friend VBOB member, he instantly became deeply interested, although not a

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MEMORIES OF THE WAR

For a half century, Howell Dulaney would not talk about World War II. He tried to shut it out. He didn’t want to think about the horrors he experienced in the war, and he wanted the nightmares to stop.

“It

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A BROTHER’S LETTERS HOME

My dad, William J Flynn, was a Staff Sergeant with the 106th Infantry Division, HQ Co. I wanted to share some of the material I found related to his war experience.

Here is an excerpt of a letter William sent

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Claude Barnett Motley Sr (1922-2005)

Claude Barnett Motley Sr

Claude Barnett Motley Sr

Claude Motley’s record from the  Official Roster of South Carolina Servicemen and Servicewomen in World War II documents his brief participation in World War II. What it does not do is capture the details of this

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A TEENAGER IN THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE

by Julian Lee Gelwasser, 90 INFD, 358 INF REG, CO B 

World War II started in 1939 when I was 13 years old. When Pearl Harbor was attacked Dec.7, 1941 I was in high school, age 15. Our home room

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VBOB Member Richard Brookins is Luxembourg’s Honored “American St. Nick”

VBOB member Richard Brookins, 28th Infantry Division, whose 1944 appearance as St. Nicolas in a Luxembourg town has been commemorated there for 70 years, is featured in a book and documentary, “American St. Nick.” And on July 7, 2016, Brookins

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Mike Quiroz, 134th AAA Gun Battalion

Mike Quiroz

Mike Quiroz

In September 2016, on Mike Quiroz’s 92 birthday, his son recorded him recalling his World War Two memories in the United States Army with the 134th AAA Gun Battalion, at the Battle of the Bulge.

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Attacking South of the German Bulge

by E. Peter Hornburg, 5 INFD 10 INF CO F

E. Peter Hornburg, 5 INFD 10 INF CO F

E. Peter Hornburg, 5 INFD 10 INF CO F

It was dawn on December, 23, 1944 in Luxembourg and we, Co F, 10th Inf. 5th Div, were about to attack

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Kenneth “Cowboy” Morris Remembers the Battle of the Bulge

by Jan Ross, Associate Member

We, Jan Ross and Brad Peters, have created and maintained a comprehensive web site (www.300thcombatenginersinwwii.com) over the past ten years to recognize Jan’s father’s unit that fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

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MASS. CHAPTER (22) ANNUAL LUNCHEON

VBOB Chapter 22 MA Flag Day (11)The annual Chapter 22 Luncheon was held this year on Flag Day at The Mill Restaurant in West Boylston, Massachusetts. The event, as usual, was spearheaded by Commander John McAuliffe. It was great seeing some old friends and new friends …

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FLORIDA SE CHAPTER (62) SPRING LUNCHEON

The Spring luncheon meeting of the Battle of the Bulge Chapter #62 had 7 stars in attendance. The guest speaker was Joseph DeSalvo, Lt General and Military Commander of the United States Southern Command (3 stars), Pete Osmond, Lt General

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News from Chapter 33 Mississippi

Recently our Mississippi VBOB Treasurer, Ms. Mary Ellen Stanley, called to say she had received a second substantial check from a supporter of our scholarship project of 2015. The check was sent to honor and remember her late husband who

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