"When you initially attacked for seven days and nights without halting for rest, you met and defeated twice your own number. Your advance required the enemy to turn fresh divisions against you, and you in turn hacked them to pieces as you ruthlessly cut your way deep into the flank of the "bulge." Your feats of daring and endurance in the sub-freezing weather and snow-clad mountains and gorges of Luxembourg are legion; your contribution to the relief of Bastogne was immeasurable. It was particularly fitting that the elimination of the "bulge" should find the Yankee Division seizing and holding firmly on the same line held by our own forces prior to the breakthrough. I am proud of this feat by you as well as those you performed earlier. We shall advance on Berlin together."-------Feb. 1, 1945 Headquarters 26th Infantry Division, W. S. Paul, Major General, U.S. Army Commanding

Battleship Cove
WWII Weekend

To: Company Commander
From: S/Sgt. Jason Volk
Subject: Battleship Cove AAR

On September 2nd through 4th troops of the 104th regiment took part in a public awareness event held at the Battleship Massachusetts Museum under the command of Lt. John DiPersio. Unit members arrived Friday night and slept aboard ship. Equipment displays were then set up on Saturday morning in the PT boat building. The YD personnel were also accompanied by members of the Navy, Marines, and even some soldiers from other nations. Saturday night troops enjoyed a good meal at the local diner and then proceeded back to the ship's Wardroom where movies were played. Sunday, displays continued in the same location. Our troops were well received by the public. Many questions were answered and some business cards handed out. Thank you to the following troops for their participation:

Lt. DiPersio, CWO Barber, T/Sgt. Devlin, S/Sgt. Volk, Sgt. Campbell, Cpl. Carbone, T/5. Baril, T/5. Greenwood, Pfc. Adamsky, Pfc. Aschman, Pfc. Gowen, Pfc. Periera
Pfc. Violante, Navy Wave Kuebler, Navy Wave Barber and Red Cross Teixeira

Special thanks to the following members from other services/units:

S/Sgt. Dugrenier 1st Div.
Possible new YD/Navy recruit: Eric Ryan
And of course thanks to all the other participating reenactors, and anyone I might have forgotten!

Respectfully Submitted

S/Sgt. Jason Volk
B/104th 26th Div.