Based on the letters of Earl Philip Reinhalter (1922-1953). Edited by his son, Earl Philip Reinhalter (1950-).
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Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines
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After returning home from the war in November 1945, he posed for this photo with
his father. You can see that he is actually wearing his Purple Heart medal.
The jacket as it appears today.
|Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal|
|Philippine Liberation Medal [?]|
|World War II Victory Medal|
|American Campaign Medal|
|Good Conduct Medal|
Flooded camp area in Leyte, Philippines after it had rained for four days.
Flood scene in Leyte, Philippines, after four days of rain. Notice the guys rowing on top of two empty airplane gas tanks.
Another view of the flood scene in Leyte, Philippines, after four days of rain, and the guys rowing on top of two empty airplane gas tanks. The building on the right is the mess hall.
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