Welcome2TheBronx salutes our veterans today and everyday. Here’s a heartwarming story about twins from Pittsburgh, one of which made his home in The Bronx over 50 years ago, and how they survived a major WWII battle:
“The 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge in December has twins Albert and Charles Davis thinking back — and looking ahead too.
The 89-year-old brothers are the last surviving set of six pairs of twins to serve in the Army’s 17th Airborne Division in one of the most critical battles of the 20th century.
“I don’t remember that we worried about one another,” said Albert Davis, a retired teacher who has lived in Riverdale, the Bronx, for more than 50 years. “We were so naive and so young.”
“It’s incredible to think back on it now,” said Charles Davis, a retired advertising executive from Centerville, Ohio, who spent a week in September visiting his brother in the Bronx. “We’re twins, but we have very different dispositions. I’m more laid back and he’s more of a take-charge guy.”