WWII veteran recognized for his contribution during the Battle of the Bulge

A ceremony was held on Saturday in Quincy, Illinois to honor Mr Enoch “Nick” Scull, Jr, 97, a World War II veteran, for his service in protecting the Luxembourg town of Hosingen during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944.

Ambassador Gaston Stronck presented Mr. Scull with the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, rank of Officer. The medal was awarded in recognition of Scull’s service as a member of Company B, 103 Engineer Battalion, who held the town of Hosingen with 300 soldiers against roughly 5,000 German troops, including tanks and artillery.

“Luxembourg, today, would not be a free country if we hadn’t had the American soldiers like Mr. Scull,” Ambassador Stronck said in his remarks.

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