An WWII Army division was about 15,000 individuals and only a portion of them were front line troops. Trying to figure out what an indivual did without records is an impossiblity. There should be a combat chronical covering everything that division did in WWII on the web. Plus the Battle of the Bulge has been written about over and over. I believe the 2nd Division was station near Elsenborn when the attacks occured. They were not swept away but gave ground slowly forcing the Germans to go further south to make their penetration. Remnants of the 2nd and whatever other divisions were there were assembled on top of Elsenborn Ridge and held out till reinforcements arrived. They brought fire down on the Germans as they advanced inward which derailed the German timetable which helped bring about the failure of the attack. Bastogne got all the headlines because of the drama but Elsenborn Ridge was an equally heroic and important fight. Wikipedia has a good article of the fight there.