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Thursday, July 7, 2016

STARS AND STRIPES











This copy is from Friday September 22, 1944

On November 9, 1861, during The Civil War......soldiers of the 11th, 18th, and 29th Illinois Regiments set up camp in the Missour city of Bloomfield.
Finding that the local newspaper's office was empty, they decided to print a newspaper about their activities. They called it the...... 
"Stars and Stripes." 




Stars and Stripes has been published a newspaper continuously since World War II. Their unique military coverage first became available online in 1999. 
Today........ Stars and Stripes operates as a multimedia news organization. They publish the Stars and Stripes print newspaper edition Monday through Thursday, a special Weekend Edition on Friday for Europe and Pacific, and a separate Mideast edition Friday through Sunday. 
In addition, they also publish several weekly and monthly publications and numerous special supplements. 
On any given day, readers and visitors number about 1.0 million.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The Cost OF Freedom Is High








Please remember, not all were able to come home. Many, so very many..... paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
Posted by WWII POW on Wednesday, June 24, 2015






Friday, March 20, 2015

This Was His Stalag


Of course I knew he was a POW. He was missing the two middle fingers on his right hand and had a bullet wound entrance and exit scar on his thigh, that showed when he wore short pants.
He told me it happened when he was captured.

He never talked about it and I always thought he was a prisoner in a German Stalag....
 in Germany.
I was dead wrong, all these years, gone by!
Turns out he was being held in Poland at Stalag 334.....
The Old Stalag VIII
His number was 36131.

I wish he was around so I get some updated info. about his life, while he was a captive.
I do remember him saying, it was not that bad at all.
He spoke highly of  the German soldiers that were guarding them.
He said most were, down to earth....
 good compassionate human beings.

Lamsdorf Guards