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Knight of the Heart (knightsheart)

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Standing at the crossroads
Eating frites with mayonnaise
Under bright autumn skies
Standing in the present

Standing at the crossroads
Grazing into the past
Over the 105 barrel
In December ’44

Standing at the crossroads
Desperate defense fought
By 300 brave men
Steadfast in defeat’s face

Standing at the crossroads
Time brought in precious blood
In deep snow’s coldest hell
Who were those that fought here
 
Standing at the crossroads
Shattered pieces of units formed
Guns of Golden Lions                 (589th FA of the 106th) 
Sharp eyes of 7th AD                 (87th Recon)

Standing at the crossroads
Halftracks of Triple A                (203rd AW SP)
Tanks of 3rd Armored
Guns of Tank Destroyers.              (643rd)

Standing at the crossroads
Airborne trained without planes
Paratroopers scattered thin           (509th)
F company,  glider troops             (325th of the 82AB)

Standing at the crossroads
Held against the steel tide
560 Volks Grenadier
Das Reich Panzers                      (2nd SS) 

Standing at the crossroads
In the Alamo spirit 
Another Thermopylae
Major Parker’s Crossroads

Standing at the crossroads
Remember the heroes
Both the living and the dead
Count well our freedom’s cost

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/ Copyright Sean Vessey 2011.
Carry on Tuesday Prompt #136 Standing at the crossroads
http://carryontuesdayprompt.blogspot.com/
Remember the the Battle of the Bulge Dec 16, 1944 to Jan 23, 1945
http://www.history.army.mil/books/wwii/7-8/7-8_16.HTM

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