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COMBAT STORIES FROM World War II

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

8:43   |   While manning his machine gun near Bastogne, Carl Beck caught some shrapnel from a hand grenade. It was a little present from the retreating Germans. He did get a good night's sleep in a warm building but was back out in the cold the next day. After Christmas, the weather cleared up so that Allied planes could return to destroying German armor. Part 2 of 3.

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