Donald W. Burdick, of Forks Township, obtained this postcard of Clervaux, Luxemburg during November, 1944. Burdick was on the defense line along the Our River, in the woods outside Clervaux. 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
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