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[Close-up picture of a uniformed American soldier’s mid-section. He is only in the frame from his breast pocket to his hip. His left hand is placed firmly on his hip, and on his ring finger is a ring with a large gem in it. A watch and a bracelet can be seen on his wrist. At the center of the image is a holstered pistol on the front of his waist, directly below his left breast pocket. The holster is leather, and has "US" engraved into it in large letters at the top. A photograph of a woman is covering the entire side of the pistol’s grip. The lady is standing, smiling for the camera, and wearing a dress, but not much more detail can be seen.]
You can read about Felix L. Sparks and his Sweetheart Grips Gun in bis Biography ‘The Liberator: One World War II Soldier’s 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau’ by Alex Kershaw.
Great read. Oh and here you see him shooting his Sweetheart in the air to stop GIs from beating SS-Guards in Dachau Concentration Camp shortly after the Liberation: https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cJGU5Tnot2M/WXjzMIQ1PGI/AAAAAAAAEO4/2TZkLI0S79oMu0TGcVmMWDNGEU0rF9xFgCLcBGAs/s1600/sparks%2Bcollage.jpg