WWII 1944. "When I first saw Malmedy I was impressed, there was no sign of human beings. We discovered a large house with farm outbuildings. In looking across the intersection It looked like many mounds of dirt but because of the deep snow I had no idea what they were.  I found out later this was the location where the German SS, captured a large number of G.I.s, lined them up and mowed them down. The frozen bodies were the mounds I saw." - Capt. Bill Druckenmiller, 117th Infantry Regiment.

WWII 1944. "When I first saw Malmedy I was impressed, there was no sign of human beings. We discovered a large house with farm outbuildings. In looking across the intersection It looked like many mounds of dirt but because of the deep snow I had no idea what they were. I found out later this was the location where the German SS, captured a large number of G.I.s, lined them up and mowed them down. The frozen bodies were the mounds I saw." - Capt. Bill Druckenmiller, 117th Infantry Regiment.

How that cop doesn't pick that kid up and give him hugs, I don't know....I guess he's just not a woman lol

How that cop doesn't pick that kid up and give him hugs, I don't know....I guess he's just not a woman lol

American troops advancing through a wood near Valognes, on the Cherbourg front. The track is littered with parts of bicyles and ironmongery June 27, 1944. (Fred Ramage, Keystone / Getty Images)

D-Day Anniversary Marked With Release Of Rare Color Photos

American troops advancing through a wood near Valognes, on the Cherbourg front. The track is littered with parts of bicyles and ironmongery June 27, 1944. (Fred Ramage, Keystone / Getty Images)

A soldier of the U.S. 7th Marines carries a rescued puppy in his pocket. SW of Da Nang, Vietnam 1968

A soldier of the U.S. 7th Marines carries a rescued puppy in his pocket. SW of Da Nang, Vietnam 1968

William Black was 12 years old when his hand was shattered by an exploding shell. While he is the youngest recorder soldier, he was not alone. Historians estimate that 5% of all soldiers were under 18 and some as young as 10.

William Black was 12 years old when his hand was shattered by an exploding shell. While he is the youngest recorder soldier, he was not alone. Historians estimate that 5% of all soldiers were under 18 and some as young as 10.

Stalingrad: Soviets start to collect dead German soldiers along the snowy road.

Stalingrad: Soviets start to collect dead German soldiers along the snowy road.

During World War II, Private First Class Desmond Doss was a conscientious objector who refused to carry or touch a weapon. He served as a medic and was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1945 for his heroic action assisting injured soldiers near Urasoe-Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands.    Photograph of Private First Class Desmond T. Doss, 05/15/1945

During World War II, Private First Class Desmond Doss was a conscientious objector who refused to carry or touch a weapon. He served as a medic and was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1945 for his heroic action assisting injured soldiers near Urasoe-Mura, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands. Photograph of Private First Class Desmond T. Doss, 05/15/1945

Soviet and US officers near Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officer's TT-33, center Soviet capt's Luger in belt, right US lieutenant's holstered Colt 1911 and in-hand Walther P38

[Photo] Soviet and US officers near Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officer's TT-33, center Soviet capt's Luger in belt, right US lieutenant's holstered Colt 1911 and in-hand Walther P38

Soviet and US officers near Elbe River, Germany, 28 Apr 1945; note left Soviet officer's TT-33, center Soviet capt's Luger in belt, right US lieutenant's holstered Colt 1911 and in-hand Walther P38

Civil War Musician Sword. At the museum, it had a notation that the sword was "found behind Confederate lines after the third day's battle (Pickett's Charge)".

Civil War Musician Sword. At the museum, it had a notation that the sword was "found behind Confederate lines after the third day's battle (Pickett's Charge)".

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