In the weeks after VE Day in the spring of 1945, General Eisenhower returned to the US. Sergeant Schwartz penned a farewell to his "supreme commander."
Letters from War – Ideas for a World War II memorial in Pine Grove and a dislike of monuments – 1945
As World War II drew to a close, Sgt. Irvin Schwartz laid out a proposal to honor the Pine Grove area servicemembers when they returned home.
Letters from War – Responding to letters from home and commenting on Pine Grove high school basketball – February 1945
Irvin Schwartz comments on the mail he's received from home in Pennsylvania and how letters that have nothing to do with the war were his favorites.
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 description of the English countryside, 1944
A brief letter from Pfc. Irvin Schwartz to his former boss at the West Schuylkill Press-Herald in April 1944.
Letters from War – A high school sports pundit from a US Army base in England, January 1944
In a letter written on January 30, 1944, Pfc. Irvin Schwartz opined on high school basketball in his native Schuylkill County.