Muriel Tubbs sent me that photo over 20 years ago and I am currently trying to
re-locate it. I did post it on this forum, probably some years ago. The award was the
Belgian Fourregere for Bastogne and I surmise the photo was made in the fall of 1945,
some months after VE Day and not long before the 101st was deactivated. The 501st
PIR had been deactivated back in July, 45 and any 501st vets who did not come back to
the US at that time, were dispersed into the 327, 502, 506th and some of the support units.
The triangle on Herb's helmet liner indicates that he went to the 81st Airborne AA/AT Bn, for
some reason. Most former 501st guys went to Infantry regiments wihin the 101st division and many
who were still in the ETO in late 45, ended-up coming back to the states with the 82nd Airborne, in January
46. Those who came back then, marched in the NYC Victory parade. Those who were in the 508th,
stayed longer, as Ike's Honor Guard in Frankfurt and those came back later, in increments, to Camp
Kilmer, NJ. As to more pics of Herb during the war, if anyone would have them, it is Dudley Cone,
who has specialized in I/501 research for several decades now.