A World War II veteran who survived the Battle of the Bulge receives long-overdue honors.
Not only did William Huseman survive the Battle of the Bulge, he made it out after spending 3 days pinned inside a tank by Nazi gunfire at the front of the front lines of a 40 day fight in which he says 86,000 of his fellow soldiers gave their lives.
But like many members of his greatest generation, Huseman refuses to call himself a hero. "I'm just a representative of a half a million that was in the Battle of the Bulge," Huseman says, "A lot of people don't realize the Battle of the Bulge was the largest battle that the Army was ever in and won."
Huseman hadn't received his service medals so he approached Congressman Ami Bera at a 9/11 ceremony in Folsom.
Like many of his Congressional colleagues who learn World War II veterans still don't have their medals, Bera and his staff went right to work and we're able to present the 91 year old with his medals in time for the day we honor our veterans.
You can hear more of this World War II veteran's story in his own words in the KFBK News On-Demand Audio below.