Now here's one story that belongs in the history books. What a tale of bravery and very quick thinking!

Watch as WWII Veteran Captain T. Moffat Burris recalls how he tricked an entire German Panzer Corps to surrender to him in 1945.

For nearly an hour, Burriss, a 92-year-old World War II veteran, held commanders, sergeants major and staff with the Army Training Center spellbound as he recounted his combat experiences as a company commander in the 82nd Airborne Division He was the guest speaker for the quarterly Profession of Arms luncheon, hosted by Maj. Gen. James Milano Feb. 14, at the Officers' Club.

"Our mission was threefold," he said. "Defeat the enemy, preserve the peace and freedom of our nation and get back home to our loved ones. No one shirked his duty and no one backed down. Many gave their lives. Our casualty rate was tremendous and the hardships we faced were unending. We did our part in winning the war and preserving the peace and freedom throughout the world."

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