US Airborne Lieutenant Ronald C. Speirs
Lt. Speirs served in the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne. During the battle for Foy in Bastogne, a platoon had been ordered to go on a flanking mission. To countermand this order, Speirs ran through the town and German lines, linked up with the platoon and relayed the order. Having completed this, he then ran back through the German-occupied town.
“At first the Germans didn’t shoot at him. I think they couldn’t quite believe what they were seeing. But that wasn’t the really astounding thing. The astounding thing was that, after he hooked up with I Company, he came back.” – Carwood Lipton
This miniature is cast in white metal* and shipped without a base.
Note: The miniature comes unpainted and requires assembly.
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