The men pictured at left were all eligible to join the
American Ex-Prisoners of War Association
A number of the 508th's men
were captured by enemy forces during the course of WW-II and each were awarded
the Prisoner of War medal.
Some recipients of this award
were lucky enough to have escaped from their captor's clutches and returned
to fight another day.
Standing: [second from left] Pfc Donald G. Cunningham,
[second from right] Howard R. Smith. Both were members of the 81mm Mortar
Front: [second from right] Jack Schlegel HQ3.
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