Battle of the Bulge Walk Scheduled Dec. 15
More than 3,000 walkers participated in last year's Bastogne Historical Walk, which highlights a different sector of the Battle of the Bulge every year.

TERVUREN, Belgium - The 30th annual memorial walk commemorating the Battle of the Bulge and the siege of Bastogne is planned for Dec. 15 in Bastogne, Belgium.

This year's walk, with a choice of three distances, is concentrated northwest of the city - where the 82nd Airborne and 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment held the line against German forces in World War II. Participants will trek the villages of Hemroulle, Champs and Longchamps.

The Bastogne Historical Walk begins at 8 a.m. at the Centre Sportif "Porte de TrAfAve" and ends at the big fest tent in downtown Bastogne.

The entry fee is 5 euro per walker, with each participant receiving a certificate from the city and a patch of the 502nd PIR. Pre-registration is mandatory before Nov. 26.

U.S. military and civilians and NATO personnel in Germany must register through Ed Lapotsky at ed.germany@t-online.de; fax: (0)6507802617; or call (0)65078292. In the Benelux, register through Tom Larscheid at Barfjacks@hotmail.com or call 0032-(0)26876158.

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