As America celebrated Independence Day, Bill Macias' family and friends celebrated him and the many contributions he made to the country he nearly died defending and loved so dearly. Watch as five generations of his family gather to hear him describe his incredible World War II experiences. From the Battle of the Bulge to D-Day to liberating Jewish prisoners in Nazi concentration camps, Bill was on the frontlines of history. The experiences would haunt him for the rest of his life but he knew how important it was for others to never forget what he witnessed.
He explains why he spent his life trying to make things better than he found them.
Bill Macias passed away on February 22, 2011, at the age of 96, with his family by his bedside. We're honored we were given the opportunity to preserve his story for future generations to honor and recognize the achievements and sacrifices of this great American.
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