On this day seventy years ago, December 19,1944 I became a prisoner of war. Our attempt to escape encirclement failed and both the 422nd regiment and 433rd regiment of the 106th division were surrounded by the Germans and surrendered by their respective commanders.
The two days we remained at our original positions had cost us the opportunity to escape. This was due to failure at higher command which was revealed only after the war was over.
A longer account of these events can be found on my website, www.vittlesvoyages.com under the title "The Battle of the Bulge, One Private's Story".