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Former Prisoner of War Guest Speaker at Marion Correctional Institution

Former Prisoner of War Guest Speaker at Marion Correctional Institution

Edward Mechenbier a retired Two-Star Air Force General and former P.O.W. was the guest speaker at Amvets Post 42 annual banquet.  The General was part of the 113th Combat Mission and was captured on June 14th, 1967.  He shared portions of his story of the six-year captivity noting he lost 66 pounds and survived on seaweed soup, turnips and pumpkin.  Deputy Warden Don Melton, who also served in the armed forces, spoke to the group about the significance of being a soldier and serving the country.



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