Sunday, February 7, 2010
Battle of the Bulge Anniversary Ft. Indiantown Gap 2010
On January 30, 2010 I took my grandson to the event held at Ft. Indiantown Gap in remembrances of the Battle of the Bulge, commemorating the 65th anniversary of the last major Nazi offensive against the Allies. This event is presented by the Allied and Axis Living Historians of the World War II Federation. And is an excellent program.
As most historians know the battle was fought from mid-December 1944 to late January 1945, more than a million troops were involved. And many of theses troops came from Schuylkill County. My favorite part of this event is being able to talk to the actual veterans who served and fought in this battle. I want my grandson, Nathaniel to understand what these men have given him by their sacrifices.
My Grandson Meeting Two Of The Vets..I hope He remembers This Great Oportunity!
My Wife Danielle Talking to The Vets
PHOTO'S OF THE EVENT
THE AMERICAN ARMY
Members of the 84th Division "The Railsplitters"
My Wife Danielle talking to the men from the 84th Division. Her uncle Louis Piacine was with the 84th and KIA at Beck, Germany, 1945.
American Motorcycle Driver
"PLEASE WIPE YOUR FEET!" The Sgt. said as entering the American barracks.
Marshall, A Living historian explains his equipment 10th S.S. Recon.
Marshall expalining his kit
10th SS Tunic
German Helmet with cover.
German style Dog Tags
Soldat book a German soldiers info book
Bayonet for K 98
Living Historians Dave and J.P Dave on the left holds an original Luger and J.P a P-38 pistols. Both Memebers of the 10th S.S.
Christal A living Historian 10th S.S.
Scenes from the German Area