Local World War II veteran releases memoirs of Battle of Bastogne

SPRINGFIELD - A World War II veteran from Illinois who fought in the Battle of Bastogne will host a book signing at a Chatham business on May 23.

Officials say Vincent Speranza, of Auburn, Illinois, will sign copies of his memoir, "Nuts: A 101st Airborne Division Machine Gunner at Bastogne," at Edgar's Coffee House & Book Nook from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.  The book shares Speranza's memories of that battle, as well as the rest of the war.

Speranza will also make an appearance at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on May 26.  A presentation featuring Speranza's memories of the war will be held at the Union Theater at 6:30 p.m.
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