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The Last Farewell

Fifth Army, Florence Area, Italy

Decoration and promotion ceremony of members of the 196th Signal Photo Co. Left to right: Maj. Linden G. Rigby, Army Pictorial Service Photo Officer, Fifth Army; 2nd Lt. Walter R. Emrich, Jr., (former 1st Sgt.), Tottenville, Standent Island, New York’ Staff Sgt. Robert G. Edwards, Ashland, Ohio received Bronze Star; Pfc. Clarence E. Speicer, Corapolis, PA., received Silver Star; 1st Sgt. Charles C. Baker, Atlanta, GA., received Bronze Star; Sgt. Robert F. Tacey, Liberty, New York, received Air Medal; Pfc. Albert A. Hauser, Brooklyn, N.Y. received Combat Infantryman’s Badge; and Pfc. Roland L. Bronson, New York City, NY received the Combat Infantryman’s badge.

-- Photo by Donald Wiedenmayer, 196th Signal Photo Company

111-SC 241430, National Archives