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WORLD WAR II VETS SHARE EXPERIENCES

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Images of weary travelers haunt Jackson

By Cindy Simpson

Rockwood’s Jake Jackson traveled across Europe in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He’s seen a lot, including a group of weary travelers walking a road toward a nearby town.
He said it looked like they were wearing and holding everything they owned.
Certain they were victims of a concentration camp, their image sticks with Jackson to this day.
“To me, it looked like skin was just stretched over some bones,” he said.
“They were the most pathetic group of people I ever seen.”


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