September 18, 2013

WWII POW recalls capture, German Stalag Luft 1


His last assignment was in Plattsburgh.

He has made some of the recipes he learned while in prison for his family.

“We learned how to use Spam because he had learned it in prison camp,” Mrs. Munn said, “and we didn’t have much money.”

Three of the couple’s children served in the military, and four grandchildren are currently enlisted, including a grandson who’s a helicopter pilot.

“Our family has been well represented in the military,” Munn said. 

IF YOU GO The 10th-annual POW/MIA Remembrance Day Service is set for 5 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Chapel, 100 U.S. Oval, Plattsburgh. Danny Kaifetz, the organizer of North Country Honor Flight, will be keynote speaker, and World War II veterans Napoleon Light and Rodney Wright will share their experience as guests of Honor Flight, visiting the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. Local clergy will lead the interdenominational service honoring veterans of that war as well as prisoners of war and those missing in action in the Cold War, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War and Iraq and Afghanistan "and all U.S. troops and civilians in harm's way," a press release said. The Memorial Choir will be accompanied by organist George Cantin and conducted by Carl Kokes. All are welcome.

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