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War college window commemorates Bulge

War College window

commemorates Bulge

     Sam Lombardo, a retired lieutenant colonel who served as a platoon leader lieutenant in I/394 during the war in Europe, was among those present at the window commemorating ceremony held at the Army War College.

     The ceremony was for the dedication of the Battle of the Bulge window at Carlisle Barracks.

     One of the photos accompanying this article shows Lombardo pointing to the 99th insignia on the window.

     More than 200 World War II veterans attended the ceremony.

     The stained glass memorial is mounted on a wall of Bliss Hall. It depicts a patrol of soldiers huddled against the cold and trudging out on a snowy path in the Ardennes in December of 1944.

     Official representatives of Belgium and Luxembourg also were present for the ceremony.

     Nearly 20,000 American soldiers were killed during the Bulge, the larges battle fought by the U.S. Army.