Seventy-seven years ago last December, Pvt Curtis Adams of Lexington and ten other soldiers fighting in the Battle of the Bulge escaped into the woods as the Nazis took over Schonberg, Belgium. As they tried to make it back to American lines, they encountered a farmer in the village of Werenth who fed and tried to hide them. A Nazi sympathizer spotted the men and reported them, which led to them being captured and tortured to death. Their bodies lay covered with snow for several weeks and were only found in mid-February. This video details their story.
Adams is buried in the Henri-Capelle American Cemetery and is one of several South Carolina soldiers our librarians have researched as part of an ongoing project to find additional information about South Carolina soldiers buried overseas.