WWII Veterans Gathering in Council Bluffs

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September 29th, 2011 by Doug Evans

A gathering of World War II Veterans will take place in Council Bluffs starting next Tuesday. Prisoners of War who surrendered to the Japanese in 1942 will be gathering at the annual Mukden Survivors and Descendants Reunion at the Holiday Inn and Suites at Ameristar in Council Bluffs from October 4-8.

The Mukden Prisoner of War Camp was a Japanese slave labor camp using men surrendered during WWII. Mukden POW camp was located in Manchuria in northeast China. It was one of the largest POW camps of the Japanese imprisoning 1500 Americans as well as military men from Great Britain, the Netherlands and several other nations.

Registration will be next Tuesday, with a banquet held on October 8th at the Holiday Inn.

On October 8 from 10:00-11:00am, the public is invited to meet and listen to the stories of these former WWII Japanese prisoners of war at the Holiday Inn.

For more information about the event, contact Gloria Myers, at 712-784-3913. Reservations for the banquet are $25 and need to be made by Saturday.