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Pic of the Week: Battle of the Bulge Vets Visit the Library

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Earlier this week, Battle of the Bulge Association veterans gathered in the Great Hall of the Library’s Jefferson Building for an event marking the battle’s 74th anniversary. While at the Library, they visited the offices of the Veterans History Project and viewed a special display of battle-related collection items prepared for them. Pictured here are battle veterans A. Wayne Field (from left) of the 6th Armored Division; Alvin Sussman of the 106th Infantry Division; George Krakosky of the 29th Infantry Division; and Eliot Annable of the 106th Infantry Division. Francis “Ken” Oakes (far right) is a World War II Navy veteran. Photo by Shawn Miller.

Comments (9)

  1. You can’t come up with a better example of the best of America than that. Thanks for sharing that great photo with all of us

  2. I would like to know how to contribute historical information to the Veterans History Project. Also would like to know how to get in touch with Battle of the Bulge Association. My father was at the Bulge and is now in ANC. 101st Airborne then.

  3. Oh my what a treat, World War II vets still alive and going great,
    All Americans need to understand that these guys saved democracy.
    Eisenhower once said thy are the greatest generation and he was right.

    This is the best Christmas present one could receive.

    Thank you.

  4. God bless them. Bravo Patriots!, following be in touch.

  5. This comment, from the Veterans History Project, responds the inquiry above from Sabina U. Joe.

    We would love to talk to you about your father and any historical information you may have and want to donate to VHP. Our collections consist of oral histories and original primary source documents such as letters, photographs, artwork, diaries and memoirs, so if the materials you have fall into those categories, we would be honored to accept them. Please email [email protected] to begin the conversation, and then we can start working with you to determine if your materials fall within the scope of our collections.

    As for the Battle of the Bulge Association, its contact info can be found at

    Thanks for writing.

  6. Thank-you.God Bless you all!

  7. My beloved dad was badly injured in the Battle of the Bulge. Thanks to heroes in his unit, his life was saved, he went on to recover in England. He lived a full life until age 93 and is now inurned in ANC with his wife of 67 years. We are so proud of this heritage.

  8. What a wonderful event. I am happy to know there are still people who respect what real courage and honor are. Where are such people today when we need them so desperately?

  9. I am grateful for all these American heroes, and I’m so happy that I find this website and learn more about these veterans’ war story. I certainly have the privilege of knowing one of them, in real life. I’m so proud of him – Mr. Eliot Annable, and all the veteran heroes, thank you.

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