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Battle of the Bulge

Whatever Happened to the Famous American Ability to Say "Nuts" to Charlatans, Crazies, and Fear-Mongers?

Carla Seaquist | Posted 01.13.2017 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Shortly after the onset of the Battle of the Bulge, one of World War II's hardest-fought campaigns, with the Americans surrounded by German troops, when the American commander General Anthony McAuliffe was given the enemy's ultimatum to surrender or face annihilation, he famously replied: "NUTS!"

WWII Vet's Tales Of Bravery Remind Us What Makes The Greatest Generation So Great

The Huffington Post | Philip Lewis | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics

World War II veteran Thomas E. Anderson still remembers his Army serial number like he got it yesterday: 35796704. Anderson was assigned to the 84th D...

'We're Only Passing Through...'

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Mark Rubinstein

I talked with Irv many times over the years. If I expressed a negative thought about something in life, he'd say, "Just remember, we're only passing through, kid... so enjoy it and make the most of everything."

Scholars in the Trenches: WWII Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary December 16, 1944-January 25, 1945

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.31.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

As 70th anniversary remembrances wind down, the Battle of the Bulge, also known as the Ardennes Campaign, remains the U.S. Army's bloodiest, longest, largest land battle.

Battle of the Bulge Survivor Dies Before The 70th Anniversary Of America's Great Win

John A. Tures | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Most of you probably don't know Paul Whitten. He passed away last month, but not before he left us a small piece of history.

The Battle of the Bulge: 70 Years Later

Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.) | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.)

When night falls on my little part of the world, I realize I'm standing in the shadow of heroes who fought to give me yet another year in a great nation with much to celebrate.

'Silence Patton': First Victim of the Cold War

Robert Orlando | Posted 08.23.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Nearly 70 years after the untimely death of U.S. General George S. Patton, suspicions linger as to the nature and circumstances surrounding the demise...

Book on World War II Sheds Light on Combat Stress

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.16.2014 | Home
Kate Kelly

In her book, Hidden Legacy of WWII: A Daughter's Journey of Discovery, author Carol Schultz Vento makes the compelling point that most books about World War II veterans have left an important part of the story untold.

WWII Veteran and Grandson Retrace Journey Together Using Google Earth

Jarrod S. Chlapowski | Posted 07.24.2013 | Good News
Jarrod S. Chlapowski

Though he may not be able to return to France, Matt is determined to include others in his family in his grandfather's legacy. "My father is coming down with me to France this Memorial Day," Matt confides.

My Early Fascination With War

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.01.2013 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

As a little kid in the early 1970s, I was fascinated with war. All my buddies were, too. We couldn't help it. As a boy, the image of the World War II American soldier as hero was inescapable.

U.S. Military History In Belgium

Andy Kutler | Posted 02.02.2013 | Travel
Andy Kutler

if asked about the bloodiest fighting in American history, few would likely point to a tiny Belgian hamlet called Bastogne, just across the border from Luxembourg.

Astoria Characters: The On-the-Ball Baseball Usher

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.05.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It was 2 a.m. It was freezing, so cold that when Luke Gasparre talks about it, he still feels the ice-box chill creeping up his spine even though all this happened to him nearly 70 years ago.

'You Can't Hang Us All': Best Trash Talk In War History | Posted 04.20.2012 | Weird News

Some one-liners uttered by historical figures during the heat of battle are so awesome that they seem right out of a bombastic Hollywood war movie. ...

The Bike Lane Battle of the Bulge

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

Change, like this diet I am on, is hard. But if you want to make over the city for the better, you need to break up the pavement sometimes and envision the possibilities.

A Soldier's Story; A Son's Gratitude

Rich Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rich Robinson

Honoring what our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen have done for the sake of our freedom is not just for Memorial Day, but something that should be in the hearts of all of us, all year round.