A year after Irvin Schwartz first experienced combat on D-Day, he reflected on the first anniversary of the important date.
Letters from War – Reflections on D-Day and the fighting in Normandy, June 1944
Pfc. Irvin Schwartz wrote home to Schuylkill County in June 1944 to celebrate the work of his hometown newspaper in their coverage of D-Day.
Letters from War – The first letter from the battlefields of Normandy, June 1944
Pfc. Schwartz writes from Normandy in the weeks after the D-Day landings about what he'd read in his hometown newspaper in Pennsylvania.
Letters from War – A powerful Memorial Day letter on the eve of D-Day, 1944
In this remarkable letter, Pfc. Irvin Schwartz reflects on the meaning of Memorial Day on the eve of D-Day and his first experience in combat.
“It’s your life at stake all the time” – A paratrooper from the Coal Region on D-Day
Private Jack Robins jumped into Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division on D-Day.
The Coal Region on D-Day – June 6, 1944
On this anniversary of D-Day, we are remembering how the Pennsylvania home front marked the historic moment.