The unknown soldier shown is wearing officer's lapel insignias and above his right pocket, the Distinguished Unit Ribbon. That ribbon narrows his unit down to one of only 18 TD units. The Distinguished Unit award would later be renamed as the Presidential Unit Citation.
A nice shot of a couple provided by site contributor, Larry Stevens. The soldier has no ribbons so this may have been taken during his training in the U.S. and probably prior to shipping to Europe or the Pacific. This may even be their wedding photo. Thanks again Larry!
This composite photo shows what we believe is a father and son that served in the tank destroyer forces. The photos were found together in the personal affects of Edwin Erkinger, who is the grandfather, of a close friend of mine. We do not believe Edwin served with the men but may have known them or was a friend to the men. The son, shown on left was named Gene and his father on right was Ray. Their last name was written on the back of the one photo but was illegible. The name starts and ends with an "S" and has 6 letters total. As you can see, Gene held the rank of Corporal. Thank you Bill for sharing the photos with us.