William A. Foley Jr. served in the U.S. Army's 302nd Infantry Regiment of the 94th Infantry Division in Patton's 3rd Army in WWII. He participated in the campaign to reach and then cross the Rhine River in 1945 after the Battle of the Bulge.
"Eighteen-year-old infantry soldier William Foley had a talent for drawing, and he put it to good use while serving in the European Theater of the Second World War. Foley sketched scenes from memory or as they unfolded and managed to save most of his work. Some of his best work came from his experiences during the Battle of the Bulge, with its eerie landscapes and moments of intense combat. After the war, he became a professional artist, and his WWII work was published as part of his 200
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