They didn’t have cell phones. The Battle of the Bulge began seventy-five years ago on December 16th, 1944. The 99th Division had 20 miles of line to defend as Hitler was making his final push in WWII. Hitler needed fuel and his goal was to reach the fuel depot at Antwerp, Belgium. Alfred Bucci served with 99th Division headquarters communications team. This involved running wire from the front line back to headquarters which was not far behind the front line. The men of the 99th were young and green which gained them the moniker Battle Babies.