Economy

September 4, 2012

Former WW2 POWs help feed hungry Kansas families

The first day of his capture — Jan. 8, 1945 — the Germans refused Willam Paschal, 19, food. Hunger tore at his belly, Paschal said, recalling imprisonment at Stalag IX-B after he was captured in France. It’s not the kind when your belly rumbles if you miss a meal, he said. Real hunger. Ravenous hunger. Decades-old memories of unceasing hunger and survival in WWII German prison camps prompted a group of Kansas men and women to help put food in the hands of Kansas families who might otherwise starve

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