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08/26/05-Henderson

Freedom Fighter: Ty O'Neal

  Over 81.000 soldiers lost their lives in World War Two's Battle Of The Bulge. Ty O'Neal of Henderson survived the slaughter of battle, only to be taken prisoner by the Germans. O'Neal was imprisoned in Stalag 9B in October of 1944. Constant hunger and the coldest winter on record took their toll on the prisoners. Although many prisoners died, O'Neal survived and in April of 1945 was freed by General Patton's army. His first food when he was freed came from The Red Cross, who supplied the ex prisoners with donuts and hot chocolate, the best he ever tasted, O'Neal says.

Joan Hallmark, Reporting. 

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