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It's a small world

It's a small world

     Don Stafford, I/395, of 101 via Soderini, Aptos CA 95003 is a well-known architect. He sends along an interesting letter from Dick Cade, I/395 RR 1, Slaton TX 79364.

"Remember when the 395th took a prison camp at Moosburg? You and I went to the PW cage looking for some of our 99th friends.

"At the gate we entered there was a tank and a lot of guys gathered around, as usual with GIs in bull sessions.

"There was a prisoner in the crowd, Bud Lindsey, who wanted our autograph because we were his liberators.

"Somebody had a 20 mark Reichnote and we signed it on April 29, 1945.

"Lindsey was shipped back Stateside and discharged and you and I went our separate ways.

"On Christmas Day, 2000, he called me. He was making an attempt to locate those who signed the German note.

"He asked if I had been at Moosburg in April 1945 and I said I had. And the rest is history."

     Newspaper stories told the facts. Cade was born in Slaton (near Lubbock) and still lives there. Lindsey was born at Ranger (near Fort Worth) and still lives there.

     There were 80,000 prisoners in the camp — 40,000 of them Americans.

     More than 55 years later Lindsey located Cade via the Internet and called him on Christmas Day, 2000. Lindsey still has the German Deutschesmark with Don's Stafford's name is on it alongside Lindsey's.

Small word, indeed.