Mid-April, 1945. Outside a church somewhere in southwestern Germany, Technician 5th Grade Alfred H. Kelley of Seal Cove, Maine, Medical Detachment, 398th Infantry Regiment, reads the sad news in the Stars and Stripes.

Photo by Technician 3d Grade Doug Smyth of New Milford, Connecticut, who served as a medic attached to the 2d Battalion, 398th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division. This photo was taken with a Kodak 127 Vest Pocket Folding Camera, which Doug carried in a pouch on his pistol belt. The negatives were developed using captured German chemicals.