The shots fired by members of SEAL Team Six which killed Osama Bin Laden were the combination of tactics and technology pioneered seventy years ago by men like Frank Monteleone, who is now one of the last of the first
Sixty-nine years ago this month, the Battle of the Bulge raged across Europe’s Ardennes Forest as the Allies fought in brutal arctic weather to contain Hitler’s last great counteroffensive. One veteran–and one of NYC’s oldest homeless men–still battles the elements.
On the outskirts of a sleepy West Virginia town lives 92-year-old Frederick Mayer. His current life is fairly peaceful–he still chops wood nearly every day and volunteers with Meals on Wheels. But this ninety-something’s life hasn’t always been so simple.
The glare of a powerful flashlight and bright torches illuminated the house. Four German hand grenades smashed through the windows and sailed into the room. “We’re surrounded–let’s get out of here fast!” René Joyeuse yelled to the resistance fighters in