Tuesday, May 31, 2011
BALTIMORE-During the Battle of the Bulge, Paul J. Wiedorfer charged 150 yards across a snow- and ice-covered field under intense enemy fire, single-handedly knocked out two German machine gun nests and took 24 prisoners. His spectacular feat earned him the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor.
Wiedorfer died Wednesday of heart failure at a retirement home in Baltimore. He was 90.