Year: 2016

POW-MIA Museum opens

Byline: Before County Executive Steve Stenger spoke at the opening of the POW-MIA Museum in Jefferson Barracks last week, he met two of Missouri’s last remaining ex-prisoners of war, from left, World War II veterans Wilburn Rowden and Ralph Kalberloh. Both are in their 90s and are from Jefferson City. Since the number of ex-POWs in the state has dwindled from a high of 40,000, the Missouri Department of American Ex-Prisoners of War was formally deactivated with a final salute at the Sept. 16 ceremony. Army Air Corps B-17 tail gunner Kalberloh and Air Force draftee Rowden were both shot

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