Author Archives: John Bruns
A couple of years ago, I was part of a Church Christmas program, ‘Christmas through the Years’. Church members presented a number of vignettes portraying what it was like during Christmas for different time periods in history. The time period … Continue reading
This day, Chick also continued up the mountain to the ‘Eagles Nest’. The Kehlsteinhaus was a chalet-style structure erected on a sub-peak of the Hoher Göll. It was built as an extension of the Obersalzberg complex erected in the mountains above … Continue reading
On Friday, February 27, 2015, Vincent Floreani, Consul General of France in Chicago presented Charles ‘Chick’ Bruns with the Legion of Honor medal. The Legion of Honor is France’s highest distinction and through this award, the French government pays tribute … Continue reading
The News Gazette is a main stay in the local press for central Illinois. Today on the front page they featured one of their own, Charles ‘Chick’ Bruns. Chick worked at the News Gazette for 39 years after his service … Continue reading
As a result of this WWII diary, dad and I have developed some new friendships. One such friend, Alban Bagy whose home town is Saint-Hippolyte in Alsace, eastern France. The post on December 25, 1944 showed Chick and fellow soldiers … Continue reading
A letter dated November 19, 1944 was found and has now been published. You can read it here.