In this letter to to Horace Reber, Irvin Schwartz reveals why he turned down a promotion and his travels through post-war Germany.
Letters from War – Two letters written on the eve of the first anniversary of D-Day – June 1945
A year after Irvin Schwartz first experienced combat on D-Day, he reflected on the first anniversary of the important date.
Letters from War – Irvin Schwartz’s response to the death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt – 1945
Sergeant Irvin Schwartz shares how he learned the shocking news of President Roosevelt's death in April 1945.
The Gazette: Episode 4 – Camp Slifer
In this short episode of "The Gazette," we follow the Luzerne County soldiers in the 8th Pennsylvania Infantry to their camp near Chambersburg.
Letters from War – A chippy letter in response to a fellow Pine Grove soldier serving in Italy – 1945
Sergeant Schwartz took offense to a comment from a soldier in Italy about the difference in fighting conditions between the Italian front and inside Nazi Germany.
Letters from War – “I believe the end is coming soon,” March 1945
In a March 1945 letter, Sgt. Irvin Schwartz shared insights about Nazi Germany's desperate "total war" efforts to turn back Allied attacks.
Letters from War – Receiving mail from friends and fellow servicemembers on the front line in Belgium (delayed) – 1945
A letter from the front lines in Belgium as the Battle of the Bulge raged in January 1945.
Letters from War – A note from the front lines to a World War I veteran in Pine Grove – February 1945
In a February 1945 letter to Harper Updegrave, Irvin Schwartz stated his intention to join the American Legion once he returned home from war.
Letters From War – The Battle of Dom Bütgenbach, December 21, 1944
In as much detail as he could get by US Army censors, Irvin Schwartz describes his unit's action in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.
Letters from War – Battlefield promotion and war souvenirs, December 1944
The West Schuylkill Press-Herald announced Irvin Schwartz's promotion to corporal in December 1944 and that Schwartz's family received war souvenirs from Europe.