Welcome . . .
Longneck is the story of the 274th Armored Field Artillery Battalion during World War II. Serving as a Captain in General Patton's US 3rd Army, my grandfather fought along side the other brave men of the 274th during the Battle of the Bulge. Upon his return to the states, he set out to write down the experiences while overseas. What began as a personal project to preserve family history has grown to sharing this knowledge with others as well as finally locating surviving members of the 274th.
As time passes, the veterans of World War II will also pass away, leaving behind their memories with family, loved ones, and friends. I regret not having the interest in my grandfather's war experiences until sometime after his death. I am so very thankful that his journey was recorded so that I may read it from time to time, and share with my family so that his memories will never die.
Other Sites . . .
Be sure to visit the Center of Research and Information on the Battle of the Bulge for a great and wonderful resource site.