Sergeant Schwartz writes home to inform his family and friends that he had reentered France on his way home to Pennsylvania.
Sergeant Schwartz learned of the Japanese surrender in August 1945 while at a US Army sporting event in Nuremberg, Germany.
Sergeant Irvin Schwartz describes the Fourth of July festivities in the ruined city of Nuremberg in July 1945.
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."
These incredible photographs show the tent field hospital set up in Lykens during the darkest month in American history.
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 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.
In a March 1945 letter, Sgt. Irvin Schwartz shared insights about Nazi Germany's desperate "total war" efforts to turn back Allied attacks.
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.