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Date With History

The 7th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge

Doors open 6:30 pm
Cantigny Park Visitors Center
Free Parking and Admission

For more information call: 630 260 8130
Food and refreshments available for purchase

Loss and Redemption at St Vith closes a gap in the record of the Battle of the Bulge by recounting the exploits of the 7th Armored Division in a way that no other study has. Most accounts of the Battle of the Bulge give short-shrift to the interval during which the German forward progress stopped and the American counterattack began. This narrative centers on the 7th Armored Division for the entire length of the campaign, in so doing reconsidering the story of the whole battle through the lens of a single division and accounting for the reconstitution of the Division while in combat.

Gregory Fontenot is a retired Colonel of the U.S. Army a consultant on threat emulation for Army experimentation and a working historian. He was lead author of On Point: The US Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom published by CGSC Press and is the author of The 1st Infantry Division and the US Army Transformed the Road to Victory in Desert Storm, 1970-1992 the winner of the 2017 Army Historical Foundation award for Unit History. He lives in Lansing, Kansas.

Copies of the featured book will be sold at the gift shop before and after the discussion.

A cash bar will be available along with a small selection of food. Coffee is complimentary.

This event is part of the First Division Museum’s popular series, A Date with History. The monthly programs feature an evening of lively discussion with authors, panelists, historians, and special speakers.