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      POWs honored at base breakfast

      Military personel at the prisoner of war breakfast. / Allen Carter

      Albany's marine base started off Friday morning, honoring prisoners of war.

      They held a special breakfast dedicated to POW troops and those missing in action.

      The guest of honor was Lt. Colonel Crawford Hicks. He was a prisoner for 11 months in a German camp during World War II.

      "We knew that we had a good place to come to. We felt sorry for the German soldiers, the guards because they didn't have waiting for them what we had waiting for us," said Lt. Colonel Hicks.

      Hicks was an Air Force B-17 pilot. He was captured after being shot down, but he and several other prisoners were released by General George Patton.

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