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Route 33 sign honoring World War II general stolen

Published On: Dec 19 2012 02:41:18 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 19 2012 03:12:35 PM EST


Someone has stolen a memorial highway sign in Bethlehem Township honoring a famous World War II  general.

State Police  are seeking out anyone who may have information on who stole the General Anthony Clement McAuliffe 101st Airborne Memorial Sign along Route 33 South at mile marker 3.6.

State Police  in Belfast said the 24-foot by 4-foot sign was stolen sometime between Dec. 5 and 12.


The sign is valued at $1,000, police said.

McAuliffe was the United States Army general who commanded the 101st Airborne Division troops during the Battle of the Bulge. He is famous for his single-word reply to a German surrender ultimatum: "Nuts!"

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact State Police in Belfast at 610-759-6106.