WW II Veteran Stories - Everett G. 'Red' Andrews
The 101st Airborne Division arrived at Bastogne on the 19th of December 1944 after a night long ride from France. To remember this historical event which was crucial to halt the German offensive, a recorded account of a member of the 101st.
Battle of the Bulge veteran Everett G. ‘Red’ Andrews tells his story of his time near Bastogne. He was officer at the 377th Parachute Field Artillery Battalion, which was supporting the 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. The battalion was positioned at a little village north of Bastogne named Savy. Here he found out that they were surrounded: “Because we had a generator we could turn on the radio and hear on the BBC News we were surrounded.” He acted as a forward artilly observer till he got wounded on the 3rd of january.
This account is recorded in 2013 at the 101st Airborn Museum at Bastogne, Belgium.