I was sitting with him at the Rehab hospital this evening and we were talking about Christmas and I asked him about the 1944 Christmas, And said he would rather fight that fight over than to deal with his broke leg. The German fifth Army and the 2nd Panzer Div. Was the spearhead of Hasso Von Manteuffel's leading element in the Battle of the Bulge offensive. hey were running low on fuel and had stopped along a road that run up a valley, at dawn on Christmas eve the 66th armored regiment attacked the column of vehicles and Armor destroying a large number before they (The Germans withdrew). The 66th withdrew back up on top of the ridge overlooking the valley road. Again at daylight on Christmas Day the German column returned with Armor in the front and SP guns. The 66th opened up on them with deadly fire knocking out the lead vehicles. They then drove off the ridge and at full speed attacked the remaining vehicles and men taking very few prisoners.the total was 81 tanks destroyed 7 assault guns 405 vehicle's of all types and 74 artillery guns. This stopped the The Battle of The Bulge and turned the Germans around For Good.