Remembering the war: WWII vet recalls combat and liberation

By From page A1 | May 27, 2013


WORLD WAR II veteran Bob Shepard sits at his home in Placerville on Wednesday, May 22. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

At 96, Robert “Shep” Shepard still stands tall, although he uses a cane  for balance. In 1944, at the age of 27, Shepard was living as a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft, a camp outside Barth, Germany about 200 miles away from Sweden, where he and about 8,000 other military prisoners were surrounded by miles of barbed wire.

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