The Final Letter from War – The voyage home from war aboard the USS Mount Vernon, October 1945

In a lengthy final letter from war, Sergeant Schwartz describes his departure from war-torn Europe bound for his home in America.

Letters from War – Return to the United States delayed by a broken ship propeller, September 1945

A broken down ship becomes all that's standing between Irvin Schwartz and his first visit to the United States since 1943.

Letters from War – Camp San Antonio near Reims, France, September 1945

Sergeant Schwartz writes home to inform his family and friends that he had reentered France on his way home to Pennsylvania.

Letters from War – Beginning the journey home through Germany, September 1945

Sergeant Schwartz begins his slow journey home from war-torn Germany to his hometown in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

Letters from War – Preparing to leave for home and a last look at war-ravaged Nuremberg, September 1945

Irvin Schwartz prepares to leave the 26th Infantry Regiment and return to the United States. He reports on recovery of Nuremberg.

Letters from War – Learning of Japan’s surrender at the “GI Olympics” in Nuremberg – August 1945

Sergeant Schwartz learned of the Japanese surrender in August 1945 while at a US Army sporting event in Nuremberg, Germany.

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.