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Gerald Waller ©Stars and StripesBastogne, Belgium, July, 1950: The American flag is raised for the first time over the new memorial to soldiers who died during the Battle of the Bulge in December, 1944. Dozens of veterans of the Bastogne battle were on hand, as was Maj. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe, who became famous for his one-word reply — "Nuts!" — to a German demand for his surrender.


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