Wood's unit faced a heavy German presence, and he became separated from his men after a skirmish and found himself alone in the woods. Over the next few days, he gathered together a small band of American soldiers who had been separated from their own units. For several weeks, the group harassed German patrols and worked to cut their lines of communication and supply, Belgian witnesses said.
‘Cut off and surrounded behind enemy lines, Lt. Wood mounted his own personal guerrilla war over the course of several weeks against the Wehrmacht, frustrating and slowing the German advance and helping prevent American forces from being overrun,’ said retired Marine Corps Col. Stuart Helgeson, president of Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Wood's alma mater.
A short battle between small groups of soldiers.
The unified armed forces of Nazi Germany from 1935 to 1945.
Soldiers of the Wehrmacht fought them every step of the way, defending Adolf Hitler until the end of the war.