World War II was a time of fear and suffering but it was also a time of innovation, endurance and the perseverance of the human spirit. These facts show just how much the soldiers fighting this brutal war had to overcome and how many of the stories have been lost to the passage of time.
The Insignia of the 45th Infantry
The insignia of the 45th Infantry Division at the time of World War 2 was actually a swastika. It was chosen as a way to represent the large Native American population that was present in the southwestern United States.