As a veteran and military historian, the timliness and relevance of the article about the “Battle of the Bulge” (Friday, Dec. 13, edition) was very much appreciated. As the WWII generation of men and women passes on, it is all the more important to share their stories. The sacrifice, heroism, dedication and loss suffered by American soldiers during Germany’s last offensive of World War Two cannot be under-emphasized. The “Battle of the Bulge” was America’s greatest combat action in history in terms of casualties and troops involved. While combating not only enemy soldiers, the U.S. GI’s were fighting in some of the worst winter weather ever encountered. Again, I appreciate you running this story.
It is unfortunate that you have to rely on the AP for such articles, as their blatant bas against President Trump was openly on display. In paragraph four, they claim the President is “fanning the flames of trans-Atlantic discord.” Why is this part of the story, other than to show their disdain for the President, and how the graves of the WWII GI’s demonstrate his inability to think like an “ally?” All the President has attempted to do is get our “allies” to pay their fair share of their own defense, so that more American soldiers don’t have to die in foreign lands. All told, everything in the story was excellent, except that the AP couldn’t resist that jab at the President. I hope in the future you can find a more balanced news source, such as SRN News, One News Now or USA Radio Network News, for your fine paper.