A TALE OF A PRISONER-OF-WAR
There were 19 prisoner of war camps in Wyoming housing Italian and German
POWs during World War II. As the years pass, memories of these parts of
history are not always remembered. Ellen Oriano Thompson, will share her
personal story, “An Unlikely Cowboy—a Love Story,” at this month’s
meeting of the Cheyenne Genealogical & Historical Society on
Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 in the Sunflower Room at the Laramie County Library.
Thompson, a mother, grandmother and genealogist, is also a retired
telecommunications manager, a past-president and board member of
Cheyenne Bishop’s Guild, and during Legislature, she serves as chief clerk
of the Wyoming State Senate.She will reveal how she discovered that
her father was an Italian prisoner of war at Fort Francis E. Warren--a story of
war, love, immigration, commitment and discovery.
Registration is not necessary for this free evening program, which is open to the
public. The meeting of the society begins at 6:15 p.m. with a short business
meeting; the program starts at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call 630-0924.