Amid a smallpox epidemic in Schuylkill County, a newspaper editor threw up their hands at those who refused to be vaccinated, despite very real danger.
In this letter to to Horace Reber, Irvin Schwartz reveals why he turned down a promotion and his travels through post-war Germany.
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."
A year after Irvin Schwartz first experienced combat on D-Day, he reflected on the first anniversary of the important date.
Staff Sergeant Irvin Schwartz's letter home on May 8, 1945 reflected on the end of World War II in the European Theatre.
These former residents of the Coal Region faced death as a wall of water smashed the city of Johnstown to splinters on the afternoon of May 31, 1889.
Caralunas became one of the first soldiers from Schuylkill County to be killed-in-action during World War I.
In 1945, Sergeant Irvin Schwartz was honored with the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroism during the Battle of the Bulge.
Sergeant Irvin Schwartz shares how he learned the shocking news of President Roosevelt's death in April 1945.
In May 1945, the West Schuylkill Press-Herald published a photograph taken during the Battle of the Bulge showing a tank destroyed by Sgt. Irvin Schwartz.