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POW/MIA honored at Jefferson Barracks

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A ceremony was held at Jefferson Barracks Friday to honor troops who have gone missing in action or been taken prisoner. Credit: KMOV A ceremony was held at Jefferson Barracks Friday to honor troops who have gone missing in action or been taken prisoner. Credit: KMOV
SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -

A moving ceremony was held at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery Friday to honor American troops who have gone missing in action or who have been prisoners of war.

The ceremony was called “The Final Salute” because membership has greatly declined due to old age and health. The group known as the Missouri Department of American Ex-Prisoners of War voted to deactivate.

One veteran at the ceremony told News 4 about his experience as a POW after he his B-24 bomber were shot down in northern Italy during World War Two.

“Physically, they didn’t torture me, but they put you in solitary confinement and you have no lights for 24-hours a day,” said Bob Carter, 91.

The Jefferson Barracks POW-MIA Museum will continue to tell the story of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

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