Members of the 1st Army Battalion, 3rd Division , in Pietramelara, Italy (December 1943). Click photo to enlarge.
That fruitcake package in the foreground reminded me of something my my father once told me. He always enjoyed receiving packages from home, but his grandmother would send cookies that were absolutely inedible by the time they arrived. He and his pals would stage mock battles, hurling the cookies at one another.
More gifts from home below the fold.