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POWs ceremony strengthen foreign relations

Twenty German and two Italian prisoners of war graves receive a wreath by their respective consul generals and Lt. Col. Steven Egan, the Fort Devens garrison commander, in honor of their sacrifice to their country in a Remembrance Ceremony Oct. 19. The POW graves remain shoulder to shoulder American soldiers as a symbol of friendship to this day.



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This work, POWs ceremony strengthen foreign relations [Image 2 of 4], by SFC Michelle Conrad, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.19.2013

Date Posted:11.04.2013 16:51

Photo ID:1046503

VIRIN:131019-A-TA433-981

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:6.95 MB

Location:FORT DEVENS, MA, USGlobe

Hometown:AYER, MA, US

Hometown:DEVENS, MA, US

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