In a lengthy final letter from war, Sergeant Schwartz describes his departure from war-torn Europe bound for his home in America.
Letters from War – Return to the United States delayed by a broken ship propeller, September 1945
A broken down ship becomes all that's standing between Irvin Schwartz and his first visit to the United States since 1943.
Letters from War – Camp San Antonio near Reims, France, September 1945
Sergeant Schwartz writes home to inform his family and friends that he had reentered France on his way home to Pennsylvania.
Letters from War – Returning from a post-war vacation at the French Riviera, August 1945
Sergeant Schwartz describes his return from brief journey to vacation on the French Riviera in the summer of 1945.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz goes on vacation to the French resort city of Nice, July 1945
While on a post-war vacation on the French Riviera, Sergeant Schwartz describes the sights, the sounds, and the history of Nice, France.
Letters from War – Checking in with the staff of the Press-Herald from Belgium, September 1944
The young soldier from Pine Grove, PA checked in with his former boss at the West Schuylkill Press-Herald in early fall 1944.
Letters from War – Dining with a French family before returning to the front lines, September 1944
A fascinating letter from Pfc. Irvin Schwartz about dining with a French family after liberation of their town.
Letters from War – A letter to the Schwartz family at home in Schuylkill County, August 1944
Irvin Schwartz's letter to his family in Schuylkill County was printed in the West Schuylkill Press-Herald in the summer of 1944.
Letters from War – Receiving letters and picking up war souvenirs in France, July 1944
In this short letter from July 1944, Schwartz thanks the editor of the Press-Herald and comments on the souvenirs he picked up in France.
“I am more than glad it is over” – A Coal Region soldier’s experience in World War I
Private James J. Dee experienced the horror of the First World War and wrote home to his family about the experience.