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PFC Bill Lamberson
also took advantage of this popular setting for a variety of photos to send home.

Bill Giegold
holds a unlikely mascot, a fox dubbed as "Frenchy"

Pfc Edward M. Rusch
1944, Sissonne, France



Postcard For The Folks Back Home
was one way the men let their families know that they were well.  This one titled "Camp de Sissonne - Caserne Et Refectoires"("Barracks And Canteens") was brought home by Cisilio Gonzales, HQ HQ

Private's Den, Camp Sissonne
was undoubtedly a heavily patronized location

Lt. George Miles
Sissonne Base Camp, 1945

George wrote on the back of this photo of himself, "I was undoubtedly planning a giant movement when this was taken."

Parisian Pass Photo
Pvt Donald Faulkner, Pfc William Lamberson and Pfc Norman Willis

NCO Club, Camp Sissonne
Sissonne was an R&R (Rest & Relaxation) camp for the 508th on two occasions and although there was plenty of training there was also the chance for a. quiet beer with buddies.  MSgt James Smylie is 4th from the left. All other men in this shot are unidentified
(courtesy Janet Smylie Hart, daughter of MSgt. James B. Smylie)

Felix Lopez
Co I. (from Beaumont, TX)

(Courtesy O.B. Hill collection)

Memorial Exercise Program
on November 25, 1944 the regiment conducted a memorial in remembrance of those who had been lost during Operation Market-Garden.  Little did they know that three weeks hence they would be heading into combat again.