The words of Pvt. Russel E. Albrecht about Christmas in a foxhole at the Battle of the Bulge, December 1944: “On Christmas Eve…of course, I’m saying Christmas Eve, but we didn’t know it was Christmas Eve, we had no idea what day it was or anything else…we had, you know, two days of bombing already from our own planes, and we were black from the dust from that and everything else. There was always shooting going on and sirens blaring in the distance from nearby towns. With all that going on, we were half frozen and couldn’t feel our legs. Read more…
Pvt. FC Russel E. Albrecht was in a foxhole near Malmedy those six days, Dec. 19-24, 1944. He tells his story about that Christmas in Finding Foxholes. #battleofthebulge #Malmedy #FindingFoxholes
With Veterans’ Day coming up soon, let’s remember and thank our military heroes. For me, foremost is my dad, Private First Class Russel E. Albrecht, a rifleman in Europe 1944-45. And now I have a pen-pal from Tracy, MN – Harold Cooper, age 90. Harold was a replacement in the Ardennes with a machine gun unit. Do you have a veteran in mind?
These two sites comparing WWII locations, then and now, show what we were up against traveling with our old veteran trying to locate 1944 memories. http://interactive.guim.co.uk/ http://www.ibtimes.co.uk
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More stuff coming……