The Loose’s enjoyed entertaining a few of the military heroes in town for the Liberty Memorial dedication. This photo was taken before the dedication and shows Jacob and Ella Loose on the front porch of Loose Mansion with General Armando Diaz of Italy standing between them. The two officers on the right side of the photo were aides to General Diaz. These included General De Luca, who is next to Mrs. Loose. The man on the far right with a cross on his helmet was a Dragoon (cavalry) officer, perhaps Major De Mierry, but this is not a definite identification. The American officer on the far left in the photo is an unidentified officer assigned as escort to General Diaz. An enlargement of this photo is proudly displayed in the mansion’s main level Sun Porch.