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Sergeant Vic Shewman (left) and Private First Class George Royce, of the Blackhawk division, Home on Leave, June 1945

Sergeant Vic Shewman (left) and Private First Class George Royce, of the Blackhawk division, Home on Leave, June 1945 image
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Ann Arbor News, June 23, 1945
Caption
Sgt. Vic Shewman (left) and Pfc. George Royce, members of the Blackhawk division, are home on 30-day furloughs before pushing off for Pacific battlefronts. Although the boys fought in the same outfit all the way across Germany in the final mopping up operations, they did not know each other until their arrival home. The average age of the men in the division is 22 and Shewman at the age of 35 considers himself the "papa" of the outfit while Royce, 19, is one of the youngest of the Blackhawk fighters. George is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Royce, 432 W. Huron St. Sgt. Shewman, whose wife has been making her home at 312 S. State St., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Shewman, 1108 Brooklyn Ave.