|“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.