Staff Sergeant Edd Czarney was assigned to the 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division. In December 1944 the Germans began their offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge. The 4th Armored Division supported by the 37th Armored Infantry Battalion and the 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion launched a counterattack from 150 miles away. On 22 December the final push down the last 5 miles to Bastogne to relieve the encircled 101st Airborne Division began. The orders were to push straight through with the tanks, and the infantry would mop up and hold the road open behind the attack. The first tank rolled into Bastogne on 26 December 1944.

Staff Sergeant Czarney was Killed in Action on 24 December 1944. He was interred at the Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg, Plot F, row 3, site 25.

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