Memories of a Battle of The Bulge Veteran

On Sip & Shine Podcast: every empty bottle is filled with a great story.

 A Battle of the Bulge Veteran joins us- speaking of his experiences during the Great Depression & how he was drafted out of high school to join the Army during World War 2. His brothers already drafted, including one to serve on the U.S.S. Missouri.

Please excuse any audio issues on this episode- due to the location of where it was recorded. 


This episode was recorded in Montreal. So we selected a wine from British Columbia. Five Vineyards by Mission Hill 2014 Cabernet Merlot was so delicious. Five Vineyards is described by the Winery as, "A selection of varietals that sum, our core...-family owned, family formed, family pride."

Wine and Shout-Out's

Check out the D.C. based rock band, Broke Royals. This band was one of six chosen musical acts to compete to open for The Fray at Southwest's Emerging Artist competition. 

Another great podcast is Mouthing Off with Olivia Caridi. You may remember her from The Bachelor television show (I think Carrie is the only who doesn't watch). Her most recent interview with Craig Conover from Southern Charm was a guilty pleasure. 

For More Information

Read: The Bitter Woods by John S.D. Eisenhower. "It was the greatest single battle the U.S. Army ever fought. More than a million GIs were involved and nearly 80,000 became casualties. The Allied Generals had to rally beaten, dispirited troops in the face of an attack they had never dreamed possible. A study in command, from generals to squad leaders, The Bitter Woods follows Von Runstedt, Dietrich, and of course Hitler, as closely as the Americans. As son of the supreme commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, a West Point graduate, a retired Army brigadier general, and a military historian, John Eisenhower is uniquely qualified to tell how the Allied generals (nearly all of whom he knew personally) met Hitler's challenge; how the two armies fought fiercely in the Ardennes from December 1944 to January 1945; and how the Allied victory broke the back of Nazi aggression." (Note this podcast is based on the personal memories of a Veteran; this book gives the listener more of a tactical over view).

Watch: The War by Ken Burns.  "..the story of The Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns. The war touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrated that in extraordinary times, there was no ordinary lives."


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