The POW Experience


Thanks to a friend who attends our reunions and gathers recollections from the POWs. He then takes those recollections and combines them into a narrative which helps them with the recovery of those that still remain in Korea. Many of these reports are from him and give us some insight into what the POWs endured.


Major (LTC) William Thomas McDaniel

Posted by on Jul 1, 2022 in The POW Experience, Tigers | 0 comments

There was a group of POWs, many from the 24th Division, captured near Taejon South Korea, on July 20, 1950.  This group became known as the Major McDaniel group. He was with HQ 34 Regiment of the 24th Division. They were also paraded through Seoul like we Tigers were. Later they were taken to Pyongyang like we were. They were taken to the infamous Sunchon tunnel where they were slaughtered! On 21, October this group of 250 American POWs were outside of the Sunchon Tunnel (the same tunnel we went through earlier). The first group removed...

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Beyond the Bridge of No Return: Legacy of a Korean War Veteran

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Info, The POW Experience | 1 comment

The Koreqn War Legacy Foundation produced a documentary titled “Beyond the Bridge of No Return: Legacy of a Korean War Veteran.” which features P.O.W. Arden Rowley and his great grandson, Cayden Sherwood. They went to Korea last July for the filming of the documentary. It is very well done. It may be seen on the following website https://vimeo.com/259922639/b28b4aa3c1. DVDs will be available by the end of June.

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Richard “Dick” Raby story

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in The POW Experience | 0 comments

Richard “Dick” Raby story

The family of Dick Raby have published his story. The e-reader version is available on Amazon.com and BN.com.  

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Debrief of Joseph Spano

Posted by on Jan 31, 2016 in The POW Experience | 0 comments

Debrief of Joseph Spano

This debrief is posted with the permission of Mr. Spano’s family. JoeSpano_Affidavit3.18.1954

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Colonel John J. Dunn

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Info, The POW Experience | 5 comments

For a long time now an attempt to cause the MOH to be awarded to Colonel John J. Dunn has been undertaken by relatives and some of the Tiger Survivors.  This project has taken a large step in the past few days and the paperwork is on its way to Washington. Colonel Dunn, then a Major, was captured after being shot two times in the jaw and face area.  Despite his wounds he took over command of the group from the 24th Infantry Division (mostly).  Such action would normally mean death at some point.  The North Koreans were killing a lot of POWs...

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Alfred Charles Bordeau

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in Info Needed, The POW Experience | 0 comments

Alfred Charles Bordeau

The information on this page was provided by Duff Zube, Alfred C. Bordeau was his mother’s oldest brother. Bordeau was killed in a POW camp on June 30, 1951 almost to a year of being a POW. webmaster note: Alfred Bordeau was a Tiger. If you knew Alfred, please email...

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Charles B. Elder to receive Purple Heart 65 years after being wounded in Korea

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Info, The POW Experience | 4 comments

Charles B. Elder to receive Purple Heart 65 years after being wounded in Korea

  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-co-purple-heart-20150622-story.html   OPEN INVITATION Local Veteran to receive Purple Heart 65 years after being wounded in Korea. Celebrate this amazing event at the Jacksonville Senior Center, Sweet Air Road Phoenix, MD, June 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM . Award will be made by Rear Admiral Dale Horan. Charles B. Elder Born July 27,1927 I was raised on the Elder Farm on Hydes Road, Baltimore County, Maryland. The farm was apples, peaches and poultry. Education: Attended a 2 room school on...

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Reactionaries

Posted by on Mar 30, 2015 in The POW Experience | 2 comments

Reactionaries

Dad (Franklin Jack Chapman) has always talked about how they were considered “Reactionaries” in camp. I asked Dad to write down some of the things they had done to be called “reactionary”. Here are his remembrances. – Cindy Chapman I was captured on November 30th, 1950. I finally arrived at Camp One where I met Dick Raby, Dick Rook and several others. It was late 1951 when I arrived at Camp One, Company 7. Dick Raby was already there. During early spring 1952, several of us formed an organization that called...

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POW interviews air on C-Span 3

Posted by on Feb 16, 2015 in The POW Experience | 0 comments

POW interviews air on C-Span 3

C-Span3 is airing interviews conducted for the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial by Jongwoo Han, president of the Korean War Legacy Foundation. The interviews are also available online (click on the POW name for the interview): Charles Ross Clifford Petrey Sal Conte A full set of interviews with Korean War Veterans can be found at the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial website.

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POW Experience of Joe Annello

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in The POW Experience | 16 comments

POW Experience of Joe Annello

On the 22nd of April 1951, my unit, the 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regimental Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, entered into defensive positions along what was identified as “The Kansas Line” adjacent to the Imjim River. Hershey(Hiroshi) Miyamura, the squad leader of the second squad and myself, the squad leader of the first squad, machine gun platoon were sent to a hill and attached to support “Easy” (E) Company. In coordination with the E Company Commander, we placed our two Heavy(water cooled) and two light machine guns (air cooled)...

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