Holding Death at Bay: 

 

The Story of a World War II Photograph, Blood Plasma, and the Soldier it Couldn’t Save

On August 9, 1943, Army Signal Corps photographer Lt. John Stephen Wever captured a stirring scene on a street in Sicily not far from the front lines. Pfc. Harvey White administered blood plasma to a wounded soldier, Pvt. Roy W. Humphrey, while a Sicilian family looked on from their home.
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I am currently working on a full-length book telling the whole story of the Sicily plasma photograph.
 
Thanks to the kind hospitality of Sicilian WWII researcher Ciro Artale, in August 2018 I traveled to Sant' Agata, Sicily to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the photo and meet the Sicilian family at whose home it was taken.
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Read more about Pvt. Roy Willis Humphrey and the plasma photo at his Fold3 memorial.