Soldier Writing Letter Home

26 Feb 1945, Colmar, France — Original caption: A member of a 240-mm gun crew that is tossing heavy shells across the Rhine into German positions, Pfc. Alvin Gentry, of Lonaconing, Maryland, takes time out to write a letter home. He is bivouacked in what was formerly the Colmar Pocket. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS