Rice, William A. "Bill"
Boyhood memories of prisoners of war in Lordsburg, New Mexico, during World War II.
Tape 1, Side A
William A. Rice moved from Phoenix, Arizona, to Lordsburg, New Mexico, in 1944 when he was seven years old. He watched an ice plant being built on a neighbor's property with the help of the German prisoners of war (POW). He remembers ten or twelve prisoners in groups guarded by one guard who carried a carbine gun. The POWs appeared to be happy. He did hear of an attempted escape, but recalls that it was not successful and the POWs were found not far from the camp.