Gilbert Woehl is one of two surviving prisoners of war from Lodi area
Lodi American Legion Post First Vice President Daniel Meunier, left, listens to Gilbert Woehl, 90, one of two surviving prisoners of war from the Lodi area, during a Veterans Day observance on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. Children from Lodi Seventh-day Adventist School are in the background.
Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 7:51 pm
Updated: 10:31 am, Mon Nov 12, 2012.
Gilbert Woehl remembers what happened on Oct. 29, 1944. He was in Holland, just outside the German boundary, when Nazis captured him and his Army troop and put them in boxcars to Deusseldorff, Germany.
“(Nazis) were waiting for the American to bomb Ukraine to get rid of us,” said Woehl, a Lodi resident, who reflected on his World War II experiences after Sunday’s Veterans Day observance at the American Legion Hall.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 7:51 pm.
Updated: 10:31 am.