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"Cpl. Durrwachter Enroute Home; Was Jap Prisoner" Newspaper Article
Posted by: Melissa Barker (ID *****6256) Date: February 08, 2005 at 16:40:37
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Source: "The Stewart-Houston Times" Newspaper, a weekly newspaper of Stewart County and Houston County in Tennessee

Date of Newspaper: Thursday, September 13, 1945
Page: Front Page

Article Title: "Cpl. Durrwachter Enroute Home; Was Jap Prisoner"

Cpl. Henry L. Durrwachter, Jr. is on his way home after being released from a Japanese prisoner of war camp, where he was held captive since December 1941. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Durrwachter Sr. of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of this county; learned Saturday. The message said "Liberated" and placed on a ship September 6. Cpl. Durrwachter was taken a prisoner on Wake Island while fighting with the Marines, trying to defend Wake Island from repeated Japanese attacks. He is the grandson of Mrs. Ollie Durrwachter of Dover.

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