Donald W. Burdick, of Forks Township, sits for a studio portrait in Carbondale, PA, during a 15-day furlough in May, 1944. Burdick was a pre-med student at the University of Scranton when the Army drafted him during World War II. In July 1944, the private first class landed in northern France with a field artillery observation battalion. Five months later, on Dec. 16, his unit was in Luxembourg when the Germans attacked and the Battle of the Bulge began. Today, the 84-year-old Forks Township resident remembers holding out during the siege of Bastogne.
Courtesy of Donald W. Burdick