- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Two World War II veterans from the Rochester area are headed to Europe for 70th anniversary commemorations of the bloodiest battle in the history of the U.S. Army.

Time Warner Cable News (https://bit.ly/1z2iQYc ) reports that Jack Foy of Greece and Peter Du Pre of Fairport are scheduled to board a plane Wednesday for events being held to mark the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge.

The German attack launched on Dec. 16, 1944 was Adolf Hitler’s last-ditch attempt to halt the Allies’ advance on the Western Front.

When the battle ended in late January, some 19,000 Americans had been killed and tens of thousands of others were wounded or missing in action.

Foy was an infantry machine gunner in Gen. George S. Patton’s Third Army, while Du Pre was an Army medic.

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