Haze was convinced he would only go off to World War II for around 4 months, but ended up fighting for 4 years. This hardened him inside. He went into the war intending to go back and be a preacher like his grandfather, but came out an atheist.
Strangest Battle: Americans & Germans fought together - days after Hitler’s suicide! American soldiers, French prisoners, & German soldiers defended an Austrian castle against an SS division—the only time Germans & Allies fought together!
USMC Archive Marine captive Iwo Jima, March 1945 "Corporal Edward Burckhardt, of Yonkers, New York, sports a kitten that he found at the base of Suribachi Yama on the battlefield at Iwo Jima when he came ashore with the Marine Division.
aww, God bless them. pinner writes: When troops liberated the concentration camps they were unprepared for what they encountered. soldier holds a victim of Nazi terror sobbing in relief of his liberation.
US Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt (C) riding in jeep, visiting US troops stationed in Sicily during WW II. Pin by Paolo Marzioli