VETERANS DAY 1995 TRIBUTE
in low, Hart was forced to jump.
"I remember looking up to see if my chute had opened and looking down and
seeing a tree," Hart said.
As he had been trained, Hart cut himself free from his parachute
and harness and jump[ed] from the tree.
"When I looked up in the sky, it was like some kind of fantasy
world with all the planes and the lights of the tracers."
After Normandy, Hart and his company jumped on several other
Hart's last mission would be the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium.
On Christmas Day, 1944, Hart was in a foxhole in the middle of a
pitched battle when he was hit in the shoulder by gun fire.
Seeking shelter he found a giant warehouse in territory occupied by
the Germans. There he found a mattress and rested.
Moments later, in the darkness, he saw German soldiers walk into
:The Jerries were looking around, shouting back at on another and I
was trying to lie there
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