Some 75 years ago, the Battle of the Bulge was in full swing, the last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front during World War II. While reading something on this anniversary, I found myself reflecting on the time I spent just a few months ago interviewing Bill Frederick, a local World War II veteran.

Now 93, Frederick has begun to talk more about his experiences in France near the end of the war. He told me in vivid detail about the day his jeep was hit by a bazooka, knocking him unconscious and throwing him into a ravine with shrapnel in his neck.

Email Gilligan at amy.gilligan@thmedia.com.

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