Letters from War – An interview with a First Division newspaper about the French Riviera, August 1945

A newspaper for the US Army's 1st Division interview Sergeant Schwartz about his time Nice, France in 1945.

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 – Celebrating Independence Day 1945 in occupied Germany

Sergeant Irvin Schwartz describes the Fourth of July festivities in the ruined city of Nuremberg in July 1945.

Letters from War – Sergeant Schwartz discusses his position in the US Army after the war – Summer 1945

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 – Sergeant Schwartz’s farewell to General Eisenhower – June 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."

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 V-E Day letter to the West Schuylkill Press-Herald – May 8, 1945

Staff Sergeant Irvin Schwartz's letter home on May 8, 1945 reflected on the end of World War II in the European Theatre.

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.

Letters from War – A photograph of the Nazi panzer destroyed by Irvin Schwartz in the Battle of the Bulge

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.