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1945: Hartley soldiers freed from German camps


May 14, 2020

• May 17, 1945

A very novel and important experiment was being carried out at the Fairmont Creamery Co., where Mr. Mohr and his employees were demonstrating the value of proper egg care from the time the eggs were laid until they arrived at the Hartley plant.

Good news came to three Hartley families who received word that Lt. Kermit Hansen, Corp. William J. Byers and Staff Sgt. Ernest Nonneman were liberated from the German prison camps in which they were interred since their respective captures.

An organization known as the Veterans Information or Service Center was formed to provide inf...

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