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