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A resilient spirit

Posted: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 12:55 pm

Walter Schroeder keeps a worn photo of two emaciated men in his wallet, and his car has a POW license plate.

Otherwise, you would never know that Schroeder, a few weeks shy of his 89th birthday, survived one of the most harrowing German prisoner-of-war camps in operation during World War II.

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