RETURN TO THE BATTLEFIELD

Austin Steen of Crosbyton was a teenager when he parachuted into a barrage of German gunfire during World War Two. "We were shot at all the way down," says Austin. "We lost 65 percent of our division." Another enemy was the two feet of snow that covered the ground in 1945. Austin fought in the Battle of the Bulge, which had the highest casualties during the war. In March of this year, Bastogne, a city in Belgium where the battle was centered, staged a 70-year commemoration to honor veterans who fought there. Austin went over there with his two daughters and five grandchildren. 
 
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