Major General Willard S. Paul
When you initially attacked for seven days and nights without halting for rest, you met and defeated twice your own number.  Your advance
required the enemy to turn fresh divisions against you, and you in turn hacked them to pieces as you ruthlessly cut your way deep into the
flank of the "bulge."  Your feats of daring and endurance in the sub-freezing weather and snow-clad mountains and gorges of Luxembourg
are legion; your contribution to the relief of Bastogne was immeasurable.  It was particularly fitting that the elimination of the "bulge" should
find the Yankee Division seizing and holding firmly on the same line held by our own forces prior to the breakthrough.

I am proud of this feat by you as well as those you performed earlier. We shall advance on Berlin together.

-------Feb. 1, 1945 Headquarters 26th Infantry Division, W. S. Paul, Major General, U.S. Army Commanding