German artillery shells struck down Sergeant Irvin Schwartz on February 27, 1945. He wrote home to his parents to comfort them that he wasn't severely wounded.
Letters from War – Awarded the Bronze Star and wounded in action – 1945
In March 1945, Irvin Schwartz's hometown newspaper published news of his Bronze Star. A week later they shared the news he had been wounded.
A Lykens Civil War soldier’s close brush with death at the Battle of Cedar Creek, October 1864
Sergeant Henry Keiser had escaped serious injury throughout the Civil War. His luck nearly ran out on October 19, 1864.
A Civil War soldier’s terrifying nightmare reflected chaos of the battlefield
On the night after the Battle of Antietam, a wounded soldier experiences a horrifying nightmare of terror on the battlefield.