The City of Bastogne, Belgium will conduct an OFFICIAL Medal Presentation at the City Hall of BASTOGNE, together with the City Council, for any WWII veteran and accompanying group of friends and family.
To participate in one of these Medal Presentation Ceremonies,
contact Filip WILLEMS (eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
at least 3 weeks before you plan to visit Bastogne and
provide him the following information:
In September 2004, medals were awarded to several 506th PIR Bastogne veterans.
|(L-R) "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Ed
"Babe" Heffron are both among the Easy
Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR Currahees chronicled in the Stephen E.
Ambrose Band of Brothers book and featured in the HBO Band of Brothers
mini-series. Bill and Babe were presented their medals in a September 15,
2004 ceremony at the Bastogne, Belgium City Hall.
Guth and Amos "Buck" Taylor are also Band
of Brothers Easy Company,
2nd Battalion, 506th PIR Currahees. Forrest and Buck were presented their medals in a
September 24, 2004 ceremony. Filip Willems is the speaker.
|Some of the medals are presented at
the Mardasson Memorial,
Belgium's monument to the American Army, as the one in a 2005
ceremony to Donald R. Burgett (A Co, 1st BN, 506th PIR, 1943-1945),
Currahee! : A Screaming Eagle at Normandy
The Road to Arnhem : A Screaming Eagle in Holland
Seven Roads to Hell : A Screaming Eagle at Bastogne
Beyond the Rhine