WWII Veteran Guest Blog: Riding a horse in Czechoslovakia!
Museum in the Dark – Vince Speranza
Guestblog by Edgar Valderrama – 5th Infantry Division, 11th Infantry Regiment, Company C. We reached the Danube after the war had ended. They say the Danube appears blue to those in love. I was in love, yet the Danube sure looked like any big muddy river to me. The end of the war had caught […]
Research a Veteran’s Footsteps!
Last Friday I was invite by the War Museum in Overloon, The Netherlands, to join one their first-time ‘Museum in the Dark’ event. The Museum is known for it’s annual Militracks Event, but this was something different. The event is evolved around the military experiences of Vincent J. Speranza, former member of H company, 501st […]
Meeting Arnhem Veterans!
Have you considered researching a relative who fought in the European Theatre of Operations? We know how powerful family history is in shaping one’s identity. We also know how to uncover the details that create the most vivid picture possible of your loved one’s experience, and we can deliver them in the format that is […]
Guest Blog: Veteran Story About The Sauer Crossing February 1945
At the Oosterbeek commemmorations I met Sam Miller who got me in contact with all these Arnhem veterans. He made my day an unforgettable one! These men are real heroes and I’m so glad to have met them. I met Denzil Cooper and Frank Ashleigh from the Glider Pilot Regiment. I also met with John […]
The taking of Bitburg – A Veteran’s Story
Edgar Valderrama was a replacement in C. Company, 11th Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, after the Battle of the Bulge. He joined the division in Luxembourg and crossed the Sauer River with them in February ’45. Ed still has quite some stories to tell us. To keep his memory and all the others of the 5th […]
Sgt. Clifford Howard Wilford – 10th Regiment, 5th Infantry Division
By Edgar Valderrama from C Company, 11th Infantry Regiment The following story was passed on to me by Edgar Valderrama, a veteran of the 11th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Infantry Division. Valderrama was in C company and probably joined the division before the division’s battle at Metz. His name is in the official 11th regimental roster, […]
A Foxhole and Ten Blankets – December 31st 1944 Luxembourg
Sgt. Clifford Howard Wilford is a veteran from the 10th Regiment of the 5th Infantry Division. He has been with the division even before the war began and stayed with them till the very end. From Normandy to Czechoslovakia, he’s seen it all. The picture above was taken after the Sauer River Crossing on February […]
First Fresh Milk Since the States – After The Battle of the Bulge
Dec. 31, 1944 To the one I love. My darling wife. Hello dearest, here is your husband again. Before I tell you anything new honey, I want to tell you just how much I love you. You mean the world and all to me darling. I fell in love with you from the start […]
All 20 Battle of the Bulge Medal of Honor Recipients
This is another letter of 1st Lieutenant Orvin E. Nelson that I wanted to share with you. Around February 17th 1945, Nelson has fought in the Battle of the Bulge and crossed the Sauer twice! The first time on January 18th near Gilsdorf and Diekirch and the second time near Weilerbach, Luxembourg on February 9th […]
The battle of the bulge is the biggest battle that the United States has been in during World War 2. Many divisions have fought here during the winter of 1944-1945. I thought it was interesting to make a complete list of Medal of Honor recipients so that you can read up on very heroic stories! […]