08 Aug '15, 4pm

Had a great opportunity ystrdy to talk w/ Jerry Wolf, a WWII POW in Germany:

Had a great opportunity ystrdy to talk w/ Jerry Wolf, a WWII POW in Germany:

View Photo Gallery » Jerry Wolf, left, speaks with Richard Rinaldo, both Purple Heart recipients, before the start of the Purple Heart ceremony at Mount Vernon on Aug. 7, 2015, about his time as a prisoner of war in a German camp during World War II. Meredith Tibbetts/Stars and Stripes Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link MOUNT VERNON, Va. — Staff Sgt. Jerry Wolf had already flown 25 missions with the U.S. Army Air Corps when he boarded his B-17 bomber as a top turret gunner. It was May 28, 1944, only a few days before the Normandy invasion. But while his fellow Allied troops moved across Europe toward Berlin, Wolf would spend the next year in a German POW camp. “Diarrhea and dysentery ran rampant," said Wolf, whose plane was shot down on that 26th mission. "No running water, not hot w...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/mount-vernon-ceremony-marks-nation...

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