3rd Soldier standing from the left is Bobby Simril.
Top Left: Photo courtesy of The Charlotte News, July 10, 1945 Front row, left to right: Cpl. Guy R. Thornton of 2324 Chesterfield Ave., Charlotte; Cpl. Howell T. Ballard of Kannapolis; and Cpl. Robert D. Byram of 3008 Dogwood Ave., Charlotte. Standing left to right: Pvt. Judge W. Brooks of 3109 Plaza Road, Charlotte; Pfc. Bill Smith of Cramerton; Pfc. Robert W. Simril of 40 E. 9th St., Charlotte; and Pfc. Howard W. Garren of 1549 W. Trade St., also of Charlotte.