"Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., assistant commander of the 1st Infantry Division during the invasion of Sicily, shown here with his jeep in January 1944. An admirer described him with four adjectives: 'Bald, burnt, gnarled, and wrinkled.'" -Rick Atkinson, "The Day of Battle"
1944, Battle of the Bulge: A major German offensive against Allied forces in the Ardennes, December 16-January 25, 1945, is the bloodiest battle fought by the US in World War II. German soldiers advance past a knocked-out US halftrack.