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The following photos were furnished by Vincent Brancato, son of Pfc Vinson Brancato, C Company 253d Infantry Regiment.
Unidentified soldier of C Company, 253d Infantry Regiment.  Inscription
on reverse side of photo reads "This is a buddy in a fox hole.  He was
later killed.  Germany March 1945
Pfc Vinson Brancato, C Company 253d Infantry Regiment- Germany
March 1945
Pfc Vinson Brancato, C Company 253d Infantry Regiment.  Inscription
on reverse side reads:" This is me in a fox hole just before a big battle
we had.  That is my explosive pouch on the side of the hole"  March
1945 Germany
Pfc Vinson Brancato on the left.  Other soldier not identified
except to note that he was from California.  Both of C
Company 253d Infantry Regiment. Inscription on reverse side
of photo reads that the unidentifed soldier was later wounded
in action.  March 1945 Germany
Pfc Vinson Brancato on a hill in Germany March 1945.  C Company,
253d Infantry Regiment.
Pfc Vinson Brancato, C Company 253d Infantry Regiment- Germany
April 1945
Members of C Company, 253d Infantry Regiment.  Not identified.  Germany April 1945
         Newspaper clipping from the Dallas Times Herald, date unknown.
Last of the combat photos sent in by Vincent Brancato.  More photos pertaining
to C Company 253d Infantry Regiment can be viewed on
Occupation Photos
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Members of Medical Detachment, 254th Infantry Regiment in the Colmar Forest just before the regiment's attack on
Jebsheim, France which commenced at 1600 hours 26 January 1945.  Members appearing in the photo are (Back row Left
to Right)  T/3 Gerald S. Campo Sr., T/5 Ervin Cohen, T/3 Rudolph C. Stankovic, Pfc Clarence A. Kabasinskas, T/5 Robert
C. McClennen, S/Sgt Clarence H. Corey and an unidentified Captain.  Front row Left to right:  Captain Martin J. Walsh, Cpl
Anthony J. Ficca and Pfc Vincent T. Capuano.
The following photographs were furnished by Gail B. Strong, Niece of Sgt James Edgar "Ed" Buckner, Headquarters
Company First Battalion 253d Infantry Regiment.
Headquarters 253d Infantry Regiment on the move in Germany, April 1945
The following photos of the 555th Engineer Heavy Pontoon Battalion in various stages of constructing a pontoon bridge across the
Neckar River at Heidelberg, Germany on 1 April 1945 were furnished by Herr Karl H. Kleine, a German Historian.
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