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By Walter Schmid,Wolfgang T. Schlauch,Richard Rundell

Walter Schmid, a member of Rommel's Afrika Korps, was once one among millions of POWs interned within the usa in the course of global conflict II. Drafted into the German military at twenty, he had fought for less than 5 months whilst captured in Tunisia in may well 1943. Schmid used to be despatched first to POW camps in Oklahoma (Gruber, Bixby, and McAlester) and was once quickly transferred to New Mexico in July 1944.

Walter Schmid labored in southern New Mexico's Mesilla Valley choosing cotton and harvesting melons along Mexican-American employees. He remembers enjoying trumpet within the camp orchestra and observing Sunday football video games among the groups of rival POW camps.

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