Narrow escape from death at the Battle of the Bulge in WWII recounted for Veteran's Day

Narrow escape from death told by WWII veteran
Posted at 2:40 PM, Nov 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-10 21:00:23-05

As the Battle of the Bulge raged in World War II, Thomas Lee made a life-saving decision to chat with a fellow soldier in a foxhole. Three seconds after he reclined to relax, chat and share a smoke, an 88 millimeter German shell exploded where his head had been, and into a tree, driving shrapnel through his right leg, which embedded 3 1/2 inches deep in his left. He will share his story Friday November 11 2016 at the Terraces of Boise in a ceremony open to the public and residents' families and loved ones.

Now 92 years and 8 months old, according to him, Lee will share this story and other insights into the post WWII experience for veterans, at the Terraces of Boise -- a senior living community -- in an intimate ceremony for the public, residents and their loved ones tomorrow, Veteran's Day, Friday November 11 2016.

Among his subjects will be an illumination of the evolution from Armastice Day to Veteran's Day, veteran's healthcare, and more.