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Jim Bard | I Company, 3rd Battalion, 423rd Regiment, 106th Division - Army

9:05   |   To Jim Bard, the orders were confusing. The inexperienced 106th Division was told to move out, then to hold. When his unit finally moved out in the opening days of the Battle of the Bulge, they were quickly pinned down and surrounded. As he tried to dig a foxhole in the rocky ground, the First Sergeant approached with some startling news.

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