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Gregory Fontenot, Loss and Redemption at St. Vith: The 7th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge (American Military Experience)

Author Greg Fontenot visits the Museum & Library to discuss his book which provides a compelling account of the 7th Armored Division in the Battle of the Bulge.

Loss and Redemption at St. Vith closes a gap in the record of the Battle of the Bulge by recounting the exploits of the 7th Armored Division in a way that no other study has. Most accounts of the Battle of the Bulge give short-shrift to the interval during which the German forward progress stopped and the American counterattack began. This narrative centers on the 7th Armored Division for the entire length of the campaign, in so doing reconsidering the story of the whole battle through the lens of a single division and accounting for the reconstitution of the Division while in combat.

GREGORY FONTENTO is a retired Colonel of the US Army. He is currently a consultant on threat emulation for Army experimentation and a working historian. He was lead author of On Point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom (CGSC Press) and is the author of The 1st Infantry Division and the US Army Transformed: Road to Victory in Desert Storm, 1970-1991 (University of Missouri Press), winner of the 2017 Army Historical Foundation award for Unit History. He lives in Lansing, Kansas.