The Homecoming G.I. by Norman Rockwell May 25, 1945

The Homecoming G.I.
by Norman Rockwell
May 25, 1945

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  1. Abbreviated from a recorded interview

    When the war ended, I was in Germany outside Hamburg. Few of my friends were still alive but I have managed to get through the war untouched. Hardly a scratch.

    I never really thought about it but I knew it was inevitable that I was going to die. I would hear bullets zip past me, then thud into people all around. Some would scream for a time, others would just fall over dead.

    Once a mortar round landed closer to me than one of my friends. Apparently a tiny fragment went into his brain killing him instantly. I was blown over, but not a scratch…. (more at web-link below)

  2. Perhaps one of the few happy days, or only happy day during war years. Coming home. There is a story with each of the folks in this picture.

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