|Subject:||Re: Milton Herman Peters|
|Post Date:||January 20, 2009 at 19:37:15|
|Forum:||Korean War Forum|
I transcribed the following. I could not find the book, but perhaps your local librarian could help you locate it.
> Historical Newspapers > Beckley Post-Herald (Beckley, West Virginia) > 1951 > December > 20
18 Area Men are Listed As Prisoners
Glen White Soldier Is First Reported From Raleigh As Red Captive
Eighteen Beckley area servicemen, including one Raleigh County youth, have been listed by the Communists as prisoners in North Korean prisoner of war camps,the Defense Department in Washington announced yesterday.
The Raleigh County soldier is 19-year-old Pvt. Bobby Caniley, missing since July 1950 while fighting with the
24th Infanty Division, was reported by the Reds to be a prisoner at Chiang-Song in North Korea.
The following Beckley area men are also reported by the Reds to be prisoners: <snip>
Pfc. Milton H. Peters, RA 13337821, 2nd Inf. Div., Chiang-Song, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan W. Peters, Powellton.
Pentagon officials drove ahead in Washington last night in the monumental task of double-checking and clarifying the list of Americans named by the Communist enemy as being still alive in prisoner-of-war camps in Korea.
At 8:30 EST, last night the Pentagon had released 1610 of the total of 3,198 names. Officials said the long processing job would go on through the night.
Military authorities said work was also being pushed with all possible speed to clear up cases of mistaken identity arising from the fact that the original Communist list carrie donly sparse details on the prisoners.
Officials said that in several cases, the parents or other kin had mistaken identicla names on the Communist POW list as their own long-missing soldier son.
The great bulk of the names listed by the enemy were U. S. Army personnel. The Navy, with far fewer names to double-check against its own records, said it had completed processing the list tonight. It found eight Navy men and 58 Marines listed by the Communists as POW's.
Across the nation, thousands of American families rejoiced with tears of happiness at word that their fighting men have bheen reported alive, even though in enemy hands.