Yo FIWI !
I am always glad to see a familiar face on a site. Keep up the good work you do for all vets.
By the way I am looking for anyone who might have some more in depth information on an action near the Our river on December 17 1944. My father was with the Battery C 229th field Artillery ,28th division. They and a anti aircraft battery dueled some panzers at the range of 150 yards. My father was in charge of the battery defense 50 caliber machine guns. I remember him saying that gun crews bore sighted the guns and didn't use fuzes. He didn't really say a lot more about it and would never go into detail . He was awarded the Bronze star for his efforts and the Combat command of the 112 th regiment was awardeed the Presidential unit citation in 1947 or so. I have read some of the story in Hugh Coles book, but it seems that it and the action at Hosuington are confused in some of the other books. Can you give mre anyone 's name who is well versed in theis action ?