Italian children are given Christmas gifts by American soldiers in Loiano, Italy on 22 December 1944.
14.Photograph. Italian women and children at the Church of St. Margarita receiving gifts from American soldiers. "22 Dec 44. 5/MM-44-32413. Fifth Army, Loiano, Italy. At the Church of St. Margarita the day before Christmas, children of the town were given gifts, accumulated odds and ends that soldiers had given from their rations and gifts from home. S/Sgt [Staff Sergeant] Vincent J. Post, 363 Inf. Regt., 91st Division, Clarksburg, W.Va. [West Virginia] played 'Santa', while priests lent a hand distributing the various articles. Photo by Mason. 3131 Signal Service Co." Loiano, Italy. 22 December 1944