Seventy years ago today, the Germans launched the last major offensive of WWII. Known as the Battle of the Bulge, this battle lasted three weeks and resulted in a massive loss of American and civilian life.
Ray Stone was there. But his thoughts were on the wife he’d left behind and the friends he was losing.
Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 34 of War Bonds, “Fireworks.”
In a V-Mail sent from Belgium during The Battle of the Bulge, Ray wrote: “
The vagaries of fate haunted him. “I’m feeling plenty lucky,” he wrote, “because some of my former friends weren’t so lucky.”
Ray Stone died June 17, 2013