December, 1944. For the besieged American defenders of Bastogne, time was running out. Hitler's forces had pressed in as their ammunition dwindled, and the weary paratroopers of the 101st Airborne could only hope for a miracle-a miracle in the form of General George S. Patton and his Third Army. Here, Army veteran and historian Leo Barron explores one of the most famous, yet little understood, clashes of the war, a vitally important chapter in one of history's biggest battles.
Leo Barron teaches at the US Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. He has served with the 101st Airborne Division and has seen two tours of active duty in Iraq. His work has been published in World War II, WWII History, and Infantry Magazine.