"Survivor Recalls When War Was Icy Hell"
RECALLING WWII BATTLE OF THE BULGE GEN. PATTON'S 3RD ARMY TYPESCRIPT SIGNED SGT DICK O'BRIEN, "Dick O'Brien", 8.5 x 11, incredible one page content by a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. In part: "The Allies had advanced to the threshold of Germany's west border...In the wintry prelude before a final push, thousands of Americans were moved to the front to spell exhausted units. But on the morning of Dec. 16, 1944, it became clear how determined Hitler was to save his Thousand Year Reich. His Panzers burst out of the thick pine forest of the Ardennes along the Germany-Belgium-Luxembourg border. Thus began the Battle of the Bulge...Now it looked as if the Fuhrer might prevail again. U.S. losses on the first day were massive, and by Christmas the Germans had opened a bulge 50 miles into the Allied lines...But on Dec. 23, the Americans' luck changed with the weather. The skies cleared and the ground froze, making the terrain passable for armor. Allied planes swarmed over the battlefield...squeezing the German 'bulge' from the sides even as it penetrated farther west...." Signed Dick O'Brien, Sgt - H Company, 137 Infantry, 35th Division, General Patton's 3rd Army. In fine condition.