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These soldiers of the 357th Regiment, 90th Infantry Division, were fighting last night across the Saar River near Dillingen. They have just received word that they are part of 64 men who will be granted a thirty day furlough at home plus 2 months travel time. All have received the Purple Heart and numerous other decorations for outstanding acts of courage.
L to R, (sitting)...T/Sgt. Thomas L. Chamberlain, Kansas City, Mo.; S/Sgt. Merle A. Welfare, Ledyard, Ia.; Sgt. Joseph Dorner, New England, N.D.; and L to R (Standing)...S/Sgt. Ed Melton, Haskell, Tex.; Pvt. James Jirles, Aphens, Tenn.; S/Sgt. Albert J. Apple, Bottom, Tex.; S/Sgt. Victor E. Wold, Friday Harbor, Wn.; and T/Sgt. Albert E. Lambright, Amarillo, Texas. (A). 357th Regt., 90th Inf. Div. Dillingen, France
“Your heart was warm and happy
With the lilt of Irish laughter
Every day and in every way
Now forever and ever after."