This is part of our “Letters from War” series documenting the World War II letters of Irvin Schwartz of Pine Grove, PA. The letters were all published in the West Schuylkill Press-Herald between 1943 and 1945.
With the United States First Infantry Division in France
July 28, 1944
Dear Miss Bashore:
Thank you many times for publishing my last letter to you on the front page of the Press-Herald. I have in the past two days received more than fifteen letters from friends who commended the letter very highly. Whenever you wish to publish any of my letters, simply do so.
I could send you numerous Nazi souvenirs I picked up as we are pushing the Jerries, but I’ll have to hold on to them until the end of the war when I promise I’ll have them for you.
I’m feeling fine, and all here is likewise.
May God bless you,
Pfc. Irvin Schwartz
Featured Image: American tanks and infantry advance in France in July 1944 (National Archives)