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Men from the 526th Armored Infantry Battalion rest a moment during a reconnaissance mission in the Ruhr Pocket near Frankfurt, Germany, Spring 1945. From left to right, Saba Herrere, Jack Mocnik, Chris Breuninger, Louie Belezzuoli and Harlan Baker. View full size.