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.
September 1, 1945
It is a pleasant Saturday evening here in Fiselaze, a little village of less than 200 persons, near the city of Hoff. Quite a contrast to Nurnberg.
We have joined the Ninth Armored Division, which is the one known to have made the initial crossing of the Rhine at the scene of the Ludendorf Bridge at Remagen, and we are about to say good-bye to the country which plunged this world into war.
We are in A Company of the 27th Armored Infantry Battalion, and will leave on Friday, September 7, for the assembly area at Rheims, France.
I will write later.
T/Sgt. Irvin Schwartz