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Ever the Patriot: Recollections of Vincent J. Riccio, World War II Veteran and POW Kindle Edition
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The second part of the story focuses on his imprisonment in POW camps and resourcefulness in surviving the Black Hunger March. As the war came closer to its end, Riccio uses his ingenuity to obtain weapons, food and German prisoners. Down to 84 pounds when he was freed from captivity, Riccio warms the reader's heart when he relates his elation at seeing the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor upon his return to America. I think the gist of the book is best summarized in his own words, “You learn about people, you learn about human nature. You learn what the human body can take. The ones that couldn't take it, didn't make it.”
This story contains the gamut of human emotions; Riccio is at once the boy next door and a war hero. He does not judge, but simply tells it like it is. Recommended for teens and adults interested in history and human behavior.
While descriptions are not gruesome, they are good enough to get the picture of the treatment of an American Prisoner of War, in Germany. This opened my eyes to what it was like for POWs.facing death, weather, and starvation.
This is definitely an affordable lesson and a quick read.
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