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Every Band Member A Rifleman


Posted 1/8/2017

These American soldiers from the 28th Division Band and Quartermaster Company, stayed and fought Germans in Wiltz, Belgium, until their ammunition was exhausted. Shown at Bastogne, Belgium. 12/20/44.

During the Battle of the Buldge, the Band was placed on the line to defend the Division Headquarters at Wiltz, Luxembourg. In this action, for which the Band was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation, all but thirteen of sixty member were killed or captured. Of the thriteen, eleven were wounded. Sergeant Raab avoided capture and helped re-form a new band after the Ardennes campaign.


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