My FIL has said that while he was a guard, it was sort of a joke in the sense that none of these guys were a threat of any sort and they got along well. They knew they had it good from a POW standpoint compared to how bad it could be.
>From the few stories he told, they weren't even secured at night, and were >often entertained at local homes for dinner and holidays. Understand that this was a really rural area at the time and the opportunity to escape without the assistance of the locals would be pretty slim, too. Dan Sent from my iPad > On Jul 22, 2014, at 9:07 AM, Van Knutson via Mercedes <firstname.lastname@example.org> > wrote: > > ****************** > Local story: Our high school's German teacher was a former POW in a camp in > Reedsburg, WI, in southern Wisconsin. His day job along with other POW's was > to work the fields for a pea farmer. While I'm sure he ultimately had a well > balanced diet, his vegetable ration consisted of peas, peas, and more peas. > > He stayed in the States after the war, and the employment path of least > resistance for him was to teach high school German, which he did into the > 1980's before retiring. He told us his POW stories, and while his memories > were mostly good ones, he said he never ate another pea again, for which I > can't blame him. > > DBV > _______________________________________ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: > http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com > > All posts are the result of individual contributors and as such, those > individuals are responsible for the content of the post. The list owner has > no control over the content of the messages of each contributor. _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com All posts are the result of individual contributors and as such, those individuals are responsible for the content of the post. The list owner has no control over the content of the messages of each contributor.