Kenneth Lawson Korean War Prisoner

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Kenneth Lawson Korean War Prisoner - Prisoner Is Treated Well, Letters State...
Prisoner Is Treated Well, Letters State Somewhere behind the Bamboo Curtain a Galesburg youth, Pfc. Kenneth Lawson, has been a prisoner of the Communists since Nov. 30, 1950. His letters are getting through to a sister, Mrs, Donald L. Kinkade, 1063 Frank St., and in them he has asked her to pray for him. The soldier has written that he has been treated well and points out that he is eligible to receive mail. This is about all that he has been able to tell in his occasional messages. Family Is Broken Kenneth Lawson has three brothers and three sisters with two of the brothers in military service. His father died in 1942 and the mother in 1948. A brother, Henry, is with the Navy and recently has been in Korean waters. William Lawson, 17, a Marine, leaves for Korea May 15, and impatiently waiting to Mmlist is a younger brother, Jimmy, who will be 17 in July and intends to enroll in some form of military service. Besides Mrs. Kinkade there is a sister, Clarice Lawson, of Galesburg and a j-ounger sister, Marlene, who has been adopted and lives in Chicago. Got Schooling Here Following his attendance of Galesburg High School, Kenneth Lawson enlisted Feb. 17, 1949. He was assigned to Company L, a rifle company, of the 23rd Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, | is anxious to receive mail and can be reached by writing Pfc. Kenneth E. Lawson, R. H. 16304251, P.O.W. Camp, Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, in care of the Chinese Peoples Committee for World Pence, Peking, China. This information concerning the soldier is being forWarded to the Associated Press with addresses of other local servicemen who are either prisoners or missing in action. These reports will make it possible for the press service to check on them after a truce is

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  1. Galesburg Register-Mail,
  2. 07 May 1953, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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