Great-uncle Mikey's POW announcement in Mount Carmel paper.
Soldier Missing But Everything Happened to Him Sergeant Wounded, Captured, Released; 2 Others Prisoners A Kulpmont soldier, Sergeant Michael Bogush, 21, was officially re ported missing in action yesterday afternoon but it developed today that that status was outdated and that the sergeant was not only missing but also wounded, captured and finally freed, all at different inter vals but In a comparatively short stretch of time on the West Front. Two other Kulpmont servicemen, both previously reported missing in action, today had been reported as prisoners of war In Germany. They are Technician Fourth Grade John Austic, 34, and Private James V. Nestlco, 22. The telegram to Sgt. Bogush's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Metro Bogush, 1419 Scott street, said he had been reported missing in action in Germany since March 29. However, the actual story was contained in a letter, dated April 3, which they received directly from their son on Friday the 13th. He wrote, in part: 'I'm in the hospital with head bandaged and left arm numb. Please don't worry about me. I know how you will take it. I couldn't help it but it happened so fast that I didn't know I was in a 'Jerry' (German) hospital 'till I opened my eyes. But I wasn't there long 'tm my outfit took the town and I was free." Sgt. Bogush, a member of the Ukrainian Church in Shamokin and a former student of the public schools In Kulpmont, was drafted in February, 1943, trained in the state (Continued on Page -Three)