As the lead tank of Kampfgruppe Peiper began its descent into the village, Privates First Class Roger V. Foehringer and Alfred Goldstein of Service Battery 924th Field Artillery Battalion were walking up this hill carrying a box grenades. Upon reaching this bend in the road they came face to face with Peiper's lead tank. Dropping the grenades, they ran off to the front left as machine-gun bullets cracked all around them. Foehringer lay still as a second tank and a halftrack carrying ten or twelve SS-Panzergrenadiers sped down into the village following the first tank. From the garden/yard of the red brick house, just up from the bend, the two GIs could clearly see the vehicles moving down the hill past a stone house on the left (now demolished and replaced by a post-war structure on the same spot). Goldstein spotted two Service Battery cooks who were trying to load a bazooka from the wrong end. Rushing up to them he seized the weapon, loaded it and fired downhill at one of the tanks, the rocket detonating as it hit the side of the house. He and Foehringer then joined other Service Battery soldiers iriside the red brick house and for a short while they and other soldiers fired carbines and rifles at the German vehicles moving downhill into the village. Eventually, SS Panzergrenadiers captured the troublesome 'Amis' and after relieving them of watches etc. marched them south in the direction of Honsfeld.
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