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Historical society receives flag that flew over US Capitol

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PRESCOTT -- Growing up, David Bays didn't hear much about his father Everett's military service in World War II.

Except for one event.

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On Dec. 17, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, 81 American soldiers were executed by members of the Kampfgruppe Peiper, a German combat unit, near Malmedy, a Belgian municipality.

"They're armed with binoculars and charts," Bays said of the American soldiers. "It was a tragedy."

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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