NEGROS, P.I. , MAY 1945

The entire 2d Battalion was loaded on a train from Fabrica to Malapasoc, July 1945. The train stopped at Dain-Ay Bridge, and about 3 to 5 minutes after this picture was taken, it was bombed by a B-24. "Friendly Fire" they call it today. Fortunately, the bombs straddled the line, and no-one was killed.

Facing the camera is Maurice St. Germain. of Vermont. We shipped out  from the US together, and arrived in the third squad of 1st Pltoon, "D" Company together.  With head turned away is Alderman (Squad Sergeant), 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon. Both are from "D" Company.

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