The U.S. 70th Tank Battalion boasts one of the most impressive combat records of any American armored unit in World War II. It landed in North Africa as part of Operation Torch and participated in the invasion of Sicily, D-Day, the Normandy campaign, the Battle of the Bulge, and the final drive into Germany. It remains in service today as the 70th Armor Regiment, the U.S. Army's most decorated armor unit.
Charles C. Roberts Jr. has been researching World War II for decades, with an emphasis on American armor and the 70th Tank Battalion in particular. In 1990 he founded Roberts Armory, a traveling museum that participates in reenactments, parades, and documentaries. Roberts lives in Rochelle, Illinois.