Colonel Frank Heberer served in the European theater right after DDay and ended up fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. In what was described as the coldest winter in memory, Frank and his men spent several nights in foxholes nearly freezing to death. On Christmas Day 1944 Frank was standing near a tank when an artillery shell exploded nearby sending shrapnel into his back. Frank suffered from what he called the "million dollar wound" where he was injured and was sent home, but he was able to recover. Frank was also a part of the occupation force in Germany after the surrender.