December 10, 2018:

Two sergeants, Eberbach, Germany, August 1945.

Same day as the others. Same street. He seems lighthearted, even a little giddy. The pics are playful, totally lacking the deathly seriousness before and after.

Why was that moment special?

No more war? Life over death? Relaxation after months-long stress of combat?

It's not possible to know. He would never have said, and now, of course, he's gone forty years.