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Vol. 1 No. 52 … Pfc Vincent Smith, Dady, Florida, of the 3443d Ordnance Company poses atop a pile of Jap samurai swords, gathered at the Ustunomiya arsenal in northern Honshu. The swords will be sent to the 8th Army War Trophy Depot, in addition to the thousands of other confiscated weapons. Souvenir-happy GIs and officers go to no end of trouble to get such war mementos.