General’s full Christmas letter to troops, ‘NUTS’ exchange

Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe sent this Christmas letter to his troops in the 101st Airborne during the Battle of the Bulge which was typed by Edward Ihlenfeld, a Milwaukee police officer drafted in 1942 who earned a Purple Heart when he was shot in the leg while parachuting into Europe. The letter featured the Screaming Eagle insignia, drawings of jump wings awarded to paratroopers and a ribbon with the words "Merry Christmas." Obituaries