Sunday, February 1, 2009
BATTLE OF THE BULGE REMEMBRANCE AT FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, PA. JANUARY 31, 2009
TOMMY SYMONS AND MYSELF WITH TWO VETS FROM THE 87TH DIVISION
Yesterday, January 31, my butty Tommy Symons and I took a trip down to Fort Indiantown Gap to see the living history program set up in remembrance of the Battle of the Bulge. Following are some of the highlights of the day. Actually the highlight of the day was being able to sit down with a few of the veterans from the battle and talk to them.
Veteran Ed Lambert served at the Bulge with the 6th Armored Division 68th Tank Bn. "C" Co. Ed was a sherman tank commander. What an interesting story he told.
Two Buddies from the 87th Division
On left is George L. Watson Co.M 346th Inf 87th Division
On right is John E. McAuliffe Com M 347th Inf 87th Division
Billie E. Houseman Vlllth Corps 561st Field Artillery east of St. Vith
George Merz was an MP during the Battle and with stood the heavy German shelling of Bastogne, were he earned the Bronze Star for directling the American Tanks going into the fight. George served with 8th Corps 881th MP co.
Veteran Emmet Lang 84th Division and George Shenkle 82nd Airborne 508th rgt.
Veterans of the Bulge.
SCENES FROM THE DAY
My Friend Mike Diffendall member of the 82nd Airborne Unit and a friend as living historians.
82nd Airborne Living Historians.
Nice floor mat in the 82nd barracks.
Ryan Rentschler portrays a member of the 9th SS
German and his dog
SOME OTHER THINGS HAPPENING AT FORT INDIANTOWN GAP
PENNSYLVANIA AIR NATIONAL GUARD EC-130 FROM THE 193RD. "LETS ROLL"