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“The Real Heroes of Stalag 17B."  

“The Real Heroes of Stalag 17-B,” is a free, educational

program hosted by the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical

Society on Tuesday, November 15th in the Sunflower Room

of the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne.

In the middle of the beautiful Austrian countryside of rolling hills

and thick forest stood an ugly place—the sprawling eyesore and

den of misery known as Stalag 17-B. Double rows of barbed-wire fencing

surrounded low-slung prison barracks and a dirt compound. Helmeted Nazi

guards with machine guns manned towers at the edges, waiting to shoot

dead any prisoner who crossed the warning wire that ran a few

feet inside the fencing. To some of the underfed, ailing, and depressed

POWs forced to live there—many of them American airmen—sudden

death by enemy gunfire must at times have seemed a reasonable

alternative.  Linda Farner, Cheyenne resident, will share stories

of her father’s experiences in one of the most notorious German

prisoner-of-war  camps, Stalag 17-B.

 Registration is not necessary for this program, which is open to

the public. The meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. with a social followed by a

short business meeting and the program at 7:00 p.m. For more information,

call Wendy at 630-0924.

ADMIN NOTE:  We are in the process of updating our Membership

Rolls and find that several perennial members have not yet paid the

2016-17 membership dues. You can pay remit to P.O Box 2539, Cheyenne,

WY 82003,  or at the November meeting. Those not paid at that time will

not be included in our membership listing or the email contact list.  Thank you.

Please contact us at cghswyoming@gmail.com if you have any questions.
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