The picture shown below was taken by Joel Cunningham, a medical officer and Captain Chapin's close friend. The note was written on the back of the picture and mailed home to his wife, Marie. The note reads:

"Darling - This is John's helmet - the picture tells the story. I picked him up that time at the famous Rapido  Crossing - with a bullet through his head - Seems so cruel doesn't it darling."




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