La Gleize (1)

Battle of the Bulge: 30th Infantry Division inthe village of La Gleize in December 1944.
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Now image: WW2 Then in Now, Cor Sleutel

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  1. This is my father, Sgt. Willart T. Dalton of Chicago, Illinois, 30th Infantry Division, helping a Belgian woman and her two sons evacuate LaGleize, Belgium on December 24, 1944, the day after the 30th and others drove Peiper’s forces out of the town. I was elated to find this picture of him, which was confirmed by the December 44 Museum in LaGleize to be my father. Dad was a big, strong man, but also very compassionate and kind. He and my mother raised us four children on the Southwest Side of Chicago. Like most veterans, he seldom spoke about his experiences, from time to time referring to the pitiful sights he saw, young dead men stacked like cordwood.

    • Hi Don, i read your great story earlier online and when I was there I wanted to be on the same place of your father. I’m not sure but i think i’m on almost the same position. Thank you for sharing your story here.

    • Hello,
      Thank you for writing about your experience in LaGleize. I just came across this today, a year later. I hope someday I can visit LaGleize where my father fought. Best wishes.
      Don

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