4th Armored - 8th Tank Battalion Bastogne
This is a duplicate of one posted on page 33.
I am replying to message by Harold Gow in 2002 regarding his brother who served in Co B 8th Tank Bat'n 4th Armored Div. I am also informing all interested in the 4th Armored and Bastogne of the recent updates to a series of websites dedicated to that action.
For all interested there is ONE such member alive and well in 2010 from the 8th Tank Battalion. At the time of the Battle of the Bulge at 27 yrs old, LTC Albin Irzyk was commanding the 8th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored leading the Division and the 3rd Army toward Bastogne.
He is the author of "He Rode up Front for Patton" which is his autobiography of the 4th Armored Div. Only a few copies are available in libraries across the country, and less on the used book market. Your local library can order one through the Inter Library Loan program.
Ivan Steenkiste, a Belgian has set up a complete series of websites detailing the actions of 4th Armored into Bastogne and containing the text from Irzyk's book. I personally met with Ivan Steenkiste in June of this year at the exact spot covered by the website and its associated pages.