Photographs with Accompanying Text


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Early 1941 Company "M", 2nd Infantry Regiment, on 30 cal. machine gun firing range at Camp McCoy, Wisconsin during early 1941.
May, 1941 May, 1941 - Grenadiers of the 11th Infantry Regiment Gas and Grenade Company in action at Fort Custer, Michigan.
Early 1940s "'Dance Night' American Red Cross," and is one of six drawings inspired by scenes around Iceland in the early 1940's and drawn by T/5 Keith Pitzer in a publication called "The Rock." 
1942 The 5th Infantry Division Band in Iceland during the early 1940s.
1942-1943 T/5 Steve J. Fialkowski's 5th Infantry Division Icelandic Veterans Certificate.
30 March 1944 Northern Ireland: Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., speaks to men of the 10th Infantry Regiment after they completed an assault demonstration, near Kilkeel, County Down. 
30 September 1944 Lt. Col. Burn C. Cox, from Atlanta, GA, an officer in the 1st Division in 1918 and the sole remaining man who was in WW-I and still remaining in the 5th Infantry Division reads the plaque on a monument erected in honor of the Fifth Division and the part they played in WW-I.
10 November 1944 Preny, France: Army officers study model of surrounding terrain at Headquarters, 5th Infantry Division, in France, during the visit of Gen. George C. Marshall (right side of photo), Chief of Staff, U.S. Army.  Others are, left to right front row, Lt. Gen. Thomas T. Handy, Gen. George S. Patton, Maj. Gen. Hiram C. Walker, and the commanding general of the 5th Infantry Division, Maj. Gen. S. Leroy Irwin.
1945 The American Soldier, 1945: Infantry Officer Advancing. Germany. Tankers and Infantrymen.
27 March 1945 Infantrymen of the 5th Infantry Division move through the streets of newly taken Frankfurt, Germany.
10 April 1945 Meschede, Germany had just been captured by infantrymen of the 5th Division. 
11 April 1945 Infantrymen of Co. K, 2nd Infantry Regiment, skirt the newly-taken town of Grevenstein, to attack a nearby hill that the Germans were using for an observation post.
7 May 1945

PFC Charles Havlat of 2nd Platoon, Recon Company, 803rd Tank Destroyer Battalion, 5th Infantry Division, was the last man to die in battle in WW-II at 08:20 hours, on 07 May 1945, near Volary, Czechoslovakia, six hours after a cease-fire had been ordered ending WW-II.