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The sight of medics pulling wounded men across frozen fields was far too common at the Battle of the Bulge. The Allies suffered 77,000 casualties. Of those, 19,000 were American dead.

A medic drags a wounded man on a litter across a snowy field during the Battle of the Bulge. Photograph taken January My grandfather fought in The Battle of the Bulge.

Medics were the most popular, respected and appreciated men in the company. Their weapons were first aid kits; their place on the line was whenever a man called out when he was wounded.    Two combat medics somewhere in Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge

Medics were the most popular, respected and appreciated men in the company. Their weapons were first aid kits; their place on the line was whenever a man called out when he was wounded. My grandfather was medic during and the korean wars

American GIs during the Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes, Belgium, World War II, December 1944.

American GIs during the Battle of the Bulge, Ardennes, Belgium, World War II, December 1944

US Paratrooper photo taken at Bastogne of General McAuliffe's (right center) Staff in a field meeting.

US Paratrooper photo taken at Bastogne of General McAuliffe's (right center) Staff in a field meeting. *Note the Lt.'s carbine bayonet is in it's scabbard (left center).

It was December, 1944 when the Battle of the Bulge started in World War II. Germany launched its last big offensive against the surging allied armies which had landed in Europe on D-Day. While this massive battle unfolded, another war was also taking place in Europe, a war against hunger and famine.

Troops of the US Armored Division advance along a road toward Sankt-Vith, retaken in the final liquidation of the Battle Of The Bulge,

A U.S. Army Signal Corps cameraman films GI's in the snow with his Bell & Howell 35mm Eyemo motion picture camera during the Battle of the Bulge, 1944.

Army Signal Corps cameraman films GI's in the snow with his Bell & Howell Eyemo motion picture camera during the Battle of the Bulge, Infantry Division

42 images of the Battle of the Bulge that MAY be new to you - part 1 - Page 4 of 4

Air Force fighter-bombers caught this train trying to cross the Moselle River and destroyed both it and the bridge it was on. Air Force photo) Co

Three members of an American patrol cross a snow covered Luxembourg field near Lellig on a scouting mission. White bedsheets camouflage them in the snow, December 30, 1944. Left to right: Sgt. James Storey, Newman, Ga.; Pvt. Frank A. Fox, Wilmington, Del., and Cpl. Dennis Lavanoha, Harrisville, N.Y.

Three members of an American patrol cross a snow covered Luxembourg field near Lellig on a scouting mission. White bedsheets camouflage them in the snow, December Left to right: Sgt.

Battle of the Bulge - German prisoners of war dig graves for members of the 101st Airborne Division who were killed defending Bastogne against the Germans.     Signal Corps Photo #ETO-HQ-45-91 (Tec 5 Krochka).

Battle of the Bulge - German prisoners of war dig graves for members of the Airborne Division who were killed defending Bastogne against the Germans.

Battle of the Bulge - 82nd Airborne

Tanks and Infantrymen of the Airborne Division, Company G, Tank Battalion, Regiment, push through the snow towards their objective in Belgium. First Army near Herresbach. (Battle of the Bulge).

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