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Pocahontas, AR -- Lauren Payne Reports

World War II Veterans Remember The Battle Of The Bulge

January 16, 2005 -- Posted at 8:30 p.m. CST

POCAHONTAS -- "We just didn't surrender. We just stayed put. They wanted to take us, but they didn't take us,"said Herbert Turner.

Herbert Turner is a veteran of World War II.

"German's were shooting on both sides of us on the road.  The shells didn't hit us, and we finally got out,"said Leon Childress.

Childress is a veteran of World War II as well.

The Battle of the Bulge was considered to be the largest land battle of World War II.

More than a million men fought in that battle that lasted from December 16, 1944 until January 28, 1945.

Sixty years later, these veterans live each day with this battle in the back of their mind.

They share stories with children and grandchildren, of the pride they felt as they proudly served  the red, white and blue.

"We went out there to defend ourselves, and protect ourselves, and try to kill the enemy, or get rid of him. We never thought about getting killed,"said Childress.

 "Oh you die for each other. That' how committed you were to the other people,"said Turner.

For those who were killed overseas, these veterans now tell those stories for the soldiers who never made it back.

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