When A U.S. Soldier Was Wounded In A Minefield, This Nazi Officer Vowed To Save Him At Any Cost

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Image: 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry / Jäger

The prolonged and ferocious WWII Battle of Hürtgen Forest rolled on for nearly 12 weeks near the Belgian-German border from September 19, 1944. It was November 14 when an unlucky G.I. stepped into a minefield among the trees. Severely injured, his screams were clearly audible to a nearby unit of German soldiers led by Lieutenant Friedrich Lengfeld. The question was, who would come to this stricken man’s aid?

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