A Quick POW Reunion Story – Uncle Tom

A Quick POW Reunion Story – here is a picture of me and long-time POW cellmate, Col. Tom

Story (or as we called him “Uncle Tom”). Tom is 88 and still living life to the fullest. One of the more interesting aspects of POW life was our internal education programs that we had in the cells. In one corner, we’d be learning to speak and write French and German by scrawling in the dirt, while in another corner we’d be learning differential calculus or engineering.  

Before the war, Uncle Tom was a high-school shop teacher; and later his education skills and experience were used to create one of the best education programs in the camps. What a great example of innovation with very little resources!

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