Rob B. of File It Under has a great post about a story that his grandfather told recently at his 80th birthday party. Rob B's grandfather was a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division and ran into General Patton after the relief (by Patton) of Bastogne which is better known as "the Battle of the Bulge". It's a great story.
Be sure to check it out. I'm sure that if that happened today, the paratrooper would be brought up on charges.
We could use a few General Pattons right now...
[Thanks to LoneTreeOnThePrairie for sending the link]
[edit. note changed Hoodlumman to Rob B. to correct error]