Local veterans talk

We brought back Roundtable for one day, Labor Day, to focus on five local veterans who have bravely served our country.

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SUNBURY –  Labor Day Monday WKOK aired some special programming.  Five local veterans were featured on a special Roundtable program on Monday morning’s OTM on WKOK.  They talked about their World War II experiences.

One of the featured veterans, Lee Hummel, spoke about a time he was asked to stand guard over German prisoners.  “You got these 8 or 10 German soldiers…  What do I do if one of them stands up?  What do I do if they all come for me?  Can I shoot a guy if he moves,” he said.  “Imagine the decision there. I’m assured death if I don’t fight back, and I don’t have the courage to shoot someone… That will stand in my memory forever.”

Fellow World War II veteran Glenn Hook told us about a sight he saw a few days after a battle.  “I went into this clearing, and the quartermaster troops were picking up bodies,” he said.  “These bodies were just piled up like cords of wood.  Limbs off.  A bloody mess.  Really, it was nothing you could say but a bloody mess.”

Stan Seiple, Ellis Wood and Sidney Apfelbaum were also on the WKOK Monday morning On The Mark Roundtable program.   (Codi Jade)




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