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Up Back To USA (2)

Heading Home


(Unidentified men on troop ship)

(Unidentified NCO on troop ship)

"Fort Benning"
(Undated but possibly where Barger was stationed immediately after the war.)

The death of President Franklin D. Roosevelt during the late stages of the war was a blow to civilian and military alike.  The President died of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945, while at this home in Warm Springs, Georgia.  Warm Springs is only 40 miles from Fort Benning and the home became a tourist attraction for many.  Apparently Barger was one of them as he wrote on this photo "President Roosevelt's Ga. home where he died."


A Nation's Grief
is clearly evident in this photo of an accordion player from the Army Band and others who weep at the President's funeral in Warm Springs