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Carl Beck | 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - Army

8:28   |   Carl Beck had just gotten back from leave in Paris when his unit was told to move out. The Germans are coming. What? It was December of 1944 and they were supposed to be beaten by now but some of their brothers were in a town called Bastogne and they needed help. Part 1 of 3.

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