American POWs share unique bond forged from captivity
Monday, September 10, 2012
Individuals with a common interest often come together and form groups for the purposes of camaraderie or the sharing of information. But one local group has formed a unique bond that was forged while its members were held captive as American prisoners of war (POWs).
During a recent meeting of the Central Missouri Chapter of the American Ex-Prisoners of War, former POWs and their families gathered in Columbia to share both a meal and stories of sacrifice.
“My husband was held by Germans for eight months during World War II,” said Doris Duckworth, the chapter’s secretary and treasurer.
Former POWs and their families can acquire information on eligibility for the Central Missouri Chapter of Ex-American Prisoners of War by contacting Commander Ralph Kalberloh at 573-619-4977.
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