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By Walter Schmid,Wolfgang T. Schlauch,Richard Rundell

Walter Schmid, a member of Rommel's Afrika Korps, used to be considered one of millions of POWs interned within the usa in the course of global struggle II. Drafted into the German military at twenty, he had fought for under 5 months while captured in Tunisia in may perhaps 1943. Schmid was once despatched first to POW camps in Oklahoma (Gruber, Bixby, and McAlester) and used to be quickly transferred to New Mexico in July 1944.

Walter Schmid labored in southern New Mexico's Mesilla Valley selecting cotton and harvesting melons along Mexican-American workers. He recollects taking part in trumpet within the camp orchestra and observing Sunday football video games among the groups of rival POW camps.

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