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    Question What do you make of these papers

    At this point they are extremely fragile and I'm not sure I should mess with them to much.

    I will wait for your comments before I tell what they are or what I was told they are and why so badly beaten up.

    I'm of the tought that instead of already pushing in one or another direction to get the answer you want to here, it's best to listen first.

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    prison papers?captured person? medical release ? i give up..am guessing as i dont know how to zoom in on it .

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    they are discharge papers very very nice.

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    It is a PoW Discharge paper and very common. What were you told it was?
    Here is the front & reverse of one of many in my collection...
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    That is what they are. Those are my fathers POW release papers.
    He was in Russian POW camp and said that when he got handed those papers he had
    3 days and nights to walk to were it was safe. He spent the days in watery ditches and moved at
    night. That is why they are in such bad shape.

    I'm just happy that since I found this site I've been picking his brain more and he's finding things
    and remembering things. I feel like I'm doing a little something to preserve history.

    They may be 'common' but I'll take a bet there are some major stories behind them.

    Thank you,
    Rudy

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    Interesting. What unit was he in when he was captured?

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    Quote by hucks216 View Post
    Interesting. What unit was he in when he was captured?
    Still working on that and other things. I talk on the phone with him once a week and after a while
    the conversation gets side tracked. He lives alone so I can see why he does not want to just talk
    about another time when he felt alone. I plan to visit him soon and we'll have more time to talk.

    I'm also working on info about my 2 Grandfathers. His served in WW1 and the other that turned up
    MIA close to the end of the war. (WW2)
    The Old Man as I respectfully call him will be 85 so I don't want to push him to hard, yet I feel it's now
    or never to find things out.

    Rudy

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