Former POW shares story of service with younger generations
Monday, October 10, 2011
With keen insight and enviable memory, local veteran Wilburn Rowden seamlessly recalls hardships over six decades past, which helped strengthen a love and devotion of his country.
As a young man growing up during the early ’40s, Rowden knew military service was an inevitability.
After graduating from Vienna High School in 1941, he began working as a civilian at Fort Leonard Wood and the Vichy Memorial Airport.
However, an event soon unfolded that forever changed the direction of his life.
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