Vol. 2 No. 27 … Hunting Snipers … From Ireland to Italy With 34th Division Veterans ……….. The American rifleman moving through a war-pocked building in Aachen, Germany, is Pvt. Ralph J. De Franco of Pittsburgh, Pa. At the moment a Signal Corps photographer made this picture, De Franco was trying to get in a shot at a German sniper who’d been pecking away at the Yanks.