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IN, A GERMAN PRISON CAMP MOTHER RECEIVED WORD WAR DEPARTMENT SUNDAY Hawarden Tooth Was Captnred Nazi Break-through Last December; Played in Division Band Mrs. Stella Weaver received a telegram Sunday from the war department department informing her of the death her eon, Sgt. Barton E. Weaver, in .prison camp. The brief message was as follows: '^Report received from the German government through the International Red Cross that your son, Pvt. Barton E. Weaver, who was previously missing missing in action, died on Sixth February in a prisoner of war camp in Germany. Germany. The secretary of war extends his deep sympathy. Confirming letter letter follows. Dunlop Acting the Ad. .jutairt General." Mrs. Weaver received a report from the war department on January that her son had been missing in action action since December 17, 1944, the day after the big German drive started. She received no further word until March 12, when a card from her son, informed her that he was a prisoner of war. On this card he gave his- rating rating as sergeant. His message was brief and as follows: "Dearest 'Mon, Beth and BOD: An•other An•other note to let you know that I am well and safe, Hope to be able to write a letter soon. I have my Bible with me and have faith in the One above. Please write Barbara and the folks in Texas. All my love, Bart."

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  1. The Independent,
  2. 29 Mar 1945, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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