Every month a member of the Greatest Generation is honored at the Red Door Senior Center for their sacrifice to our country- this month the award goes to an army artillery veteran who fought during Battle of the Bulge. Robert Fowler Junior was drafted in 1942 went to Fort Sill for artillery training. Soon after training he was sent overseas on a troop carrier. He fought underground for 10 days in below zero temperatures during the Battle of the Bulge- calling in fire support and bringing in artillery on the German tiger tanks. Fowler says one good memory from the war was when they liberated two concentration camps- one was filled with thousands of women.
Robert Fowler Jr."It's very hard when you see 5,000 people that are hungry and so happy to be released. And the only thing that they did was ask us what took us so long, but we had other problems trying to get there."
Fowler says they never had air support, all fighting was hand to hand and artillery. During his service, Fowler earned a bronze and silver star for gallantry in action.