Source: "The Stewart-Houston Times" Newspaper, a weekly newspaper of Stewart County and Houston County in Tennessee
Date of Newspaper:Thursday, September 13, 1945 Page:Front Page
Article Title:"Cpl. Durrwachter Enroute Home; Was Jap Prisoner"
Cpl. Henry L. Durrwachter, Jr. is on his way home after being released from a Japanese prisoner of war camp, where he was held captive since December 1941.His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Durrwachter Sr. of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of this county; learned Saturday.The message said "Liberated" and placed on a ship September 6.Cpl. Durrwachter was taken a prisoner on Wake Island while fighting with the Marines, trying to defend Wake Island from repeated Japanese attacks.He is the grandson of Mrs. Ollie Durrwachter of Dover.
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