2 comments on “With Bated Breath; Crossing The Rhine – March 25, 1945

  1. If memory serves, the Rhine bridge at Remagen was taken (and held) two weeks prior to the 25th of March. Not having time to listen to the broadcast, I assume it reports Montgomery’s crossing. Even then, Patton’s 3rd got across a full 24 hours earlier than that- near Oppenheim, again if memory serves.

  2. My Uncle, Howard Comen, with Patton’s Third Army was killed crossing the Rhine River on March 25th near Oppenheim. I have the Presidential Unit Citation. Howard gradauted High School at 16, accepted to Yale but my grandparents thought he was to young for Yale. They enrolled him at Choate Academy in 1934 with John F Kennedy and Joeph P. Kennedy Jr. Howard went on to graduate Yale in 1938. All three were killed serving their country.

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