December 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, with the Germans surrounding the
Belgian town of Bastogne, a German messenger brought a message from his
commander to Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe, acting commanding general of
the 101st Airborne Division, demanding his surrender. McAuliffe’s response was
foxhole on the perimeter around Bastogne was nineteen-year-old Army private
Vince Speranza, a machine gunner with the 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment.
This is Vince’s story of the Battle of the Bulge and his life before and after
224 pages, Vincent J Speranza]