Private Tony Calvanese, shot in the left thigh, managed to find shelter in, what today is, house number 13. Later that morning when a passing SS officer shot at hkn through a window, Tony climbed out of a large hole at the rear of the property and crawled to a nearby dairy to find it full of terrified civilians. Among them were Marcel Ozer and Louis van Lancker, two young men in their mid-twenties. Earlier that morning, in the dark, the two Belgians had tried to escape from Stavelot but ran into SS Panzergrenadiers on the bend downhill from your present position. These Germans apparently chose not to shoot the intrepid pair thus risking alerting nearby American troops and told them to 'get lost'. Hurrying away, the Belgians went straight to a dairy in the street behind these houses and were present later that morning when Tony Calvanese showed up.
ArdennesBattle for the BulgeNormandiePeiperStavelotVadVarVem