Stalag III-C Reunion

Former internees at Stalag III-C, Altdrewitz/Kustrin, traveled to Hershey, Pennsylvania, for their second reunion since 1945. The event opened with an evening reception. The following day, faculty and students at Hershey High School greeted veterans with a brief musical program. Eighty advanced placement history students met in small groups with the ex-POWs and their wives for discussion and question and answer sessions.

A full day in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, included a morning tour of the Eisenhower Farm Historical Site and an afternoon tour of the battlefield. The highlight of the Gettysburg experience was a fireside chat presented by President Abraham Lincoln. Jim Getty, a Gettysburg native and Lincoln aficionado.

The final day began with a Service of Remembrance at the Soldiers and Airmen’s Chapel at Fort Indianatown Gap Military Reservation. The group visited the newly dedicated Pennsylvania Veterans’ Memorial located in the National Cemetery. The reunion concluded with a banquet.

from Ex-POW Bulletin