It will never be known who ordered the charge. Perhaps it was Colonel Burnette, who was mortally wounded as his men neared the 100 foot bridge. Perhaps it was simply the sight of Lt. Edwards' tanks edging across the unblown span that drew the men forward. Amidst a shower of shot and shell, a small band of brave GIs, supported by three Shermans, burst across a bridge "faster than they knew how" and then hunkered down to defend the narrow approach. . .
Attacker: German (11th Panzer Division)
Defender: American (317th Infantry Regiment and 68th Tank Battalion)