When Hell Froze: The Story of Norbert Gubbels During World War II

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In late 1944 the United States Army and our allies were sweeping across Europe pushing the German Army into a massive retreat. But as the Germans began the defense of the Fatherland they prepared for an all out fight to the death. Norbert Gubbels, a nineteen year old Private was thrown into this fierce battle as a “replacement” soldier. Within days he was being pushed to human limits and beyond under harsh winter conditions and horrific enemy fire. This story follows Norbert from the family farm in northeast Nebraska to the battlefields of Europe in the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. During the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest he lives in a foxhole in the mud as sleet, snow and enemy fire rain down on him. His new unit, the 12th Infantry Regiment is slowly chewed up and is soon sent to Luxembourg to rest and recuperate. Within a week Norbert and the rest of the 12th Infantry Regiment catches the full brunt of the Germans push on the southern shoulder during the Battle of the Bulge. Trapped behind enemy lines for days with other survivors, Norbert's compassion and morality are tested like they never have before, when they risk their lives to retrieve a wounded German soldier. The weary soldiers are torn as they decide the man's fate. With this trek across the war torn Belgium and Luxembourg follow his personal transformation from innocent, wide-eyed farm boy to a man who will never escape the horrors of the things he has seen.

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Randy Kaster is the author of “When Hell Froze: The Story of Norbert Gubbels During World War II”. This is Randy's first foray into writing a book. Norbert was Randy’s father-in-law. Randy believed that Norbert's story of the horrors of war, overlaid with themes of compassion, mercy and morality was one that needed to be told. Through years of painstaking research to document Norbert's story and piece together the missing pieces Randy weaved together Norbert's experiences. He has been married to Norbert’s daughter Kathy for 27 wonderful years. Together they have four children, Danielle, Alex, Miranda and Max. Randy was born and raised in Nebraska and currently lives in Omaha. Randy’s full time job is as an engineer for a consulting firm in Omaha, NE.

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