||Assembly area in Champs -- detrucked at 0400 19 December.
||Regiment ordered to move to Bastogne to support 501st PIR.
Moved out, 1830. Order of March: 1st BN, 3rd BN, REGT HQ Co,
and 2nd BN.
||1st BN detached, ordered to move to Noville to assist armored
combat command in defense, 1050.
||2nd and 3rd BN in this area, 1100-1400.
||2nd BN ordered to Regimental reserve in Luzery, 1400. 3rd
BN ordered to set up defense North of Foy, 1400.
||1st BN moved into town and reconnoitered area to North, 1300.
||1st BN attacked at 1430, mission to take high ground North
||Objectives almost reached in face of intensive small arms
and artillery fire.
||Enemy counterattacked with 16 tanks and Battalion of Infantry,
||Enemy infantry and tanks engaged our forces supported by
tank destroyers. Several enemy tanks knocked out. Tanks penetrated
our positions into town, 1530.
||3rd BN closed in defense of Foy, 1630.
||BN withdrew to close in defense of town. Enemy tanks repulsed,
||Extremely heavy shelling from 1300, continuing throughout
||Continued attack by tanks and infantry on entire perimeter
during the night.