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William F. Meller signs book about World War II account Saturday
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Saturday, author William Meller will be signing his book, "Bloody Roads to Germany: At Huertgen Forest and the Bulge -- an American Soldier’s Courageous Story of World War II" at Books on Broad from noon to 2 p.m. In November 1944, Sergeant William Meller was just 20 years old. Very soon into the fighting in Huertgen Forest, he found himself promoted to squad leader by attrition, since every single officer in the rifle platoon had already been killed or wounded. Meller and his men, living in freezing foxholes and armed only with rifles and a few machine guns and grenades, fought against the Wehrmacht's battle-hardened soldiers and its juggernaut Panzer tanks, all while under withering barrages of artillery fire.

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