Battle of the Bulge

On this day in 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe, 101st Airborne, rejected a German demand for surrender, writing “Nuts!” in his official reply. You can read the story of the demand and the reply here.

Local Tampa and friend, Fred Karl, was a tank commander in the Battle.

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