This is the story of Vince Speranza, machine gunner of the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment during the Battle of the Bulge and his life before and after the battle.
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Vince Speranza gives us an incredibly honest and compelling account of what happened to (with - and to -) this mix of fresh-faced kids and grizzled veterans, when all hell broke loose and the snow turned red, during those days that went down in American history. Fred Thompson, former senator and presidential candidate On December 22, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, as the Germans surrounded the Belgian town of Bastogne, a German messenger brought a message from his commander to General Anthony McAuliffe, commander of acting of the 101st Airborne Division, demanding its surrender. McAuliffe's response was quite simply, “NUTS! Holding a manhole in the perimeter around Bastogne was 19-year-old soldier Vince Speranza, a machine gunner with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment. This is Vince’s story of the Battle of the Bulge, but also his life before and after the fighting. Vince shares his childhood memories, his service in WWII and his life thereafter to today as he approaches 90 - a story you will remember for a long time. Vince went to Bastogne to see his manhole on the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, drank Airborne beer, inspired by his actions decades before.