October 8, 2007

Proud Vets of PO Box 1142

Interesting story about a WWII veterans who participated in a top-secret mission called P.O. Box 1142. Their job was to interrogate Nazi prisoners of war at Fort Hunt, but in this article they expressed dismay and disgust at BushCo’s interrogation tactics.

Fort Hunt's Quiet Men Break Silence on WWII
Interrogators Fought 'Battle of Wits'
By Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, Saturday,October 6, 2007

Several of the veterans, all men in their 80s and 90s, denounced the controversial techniques. And when the time came for them to accept honors from the Army's Freedom Team Salute, one veteran refused, citing his opposition to the war in Iraq and procedures that have been used at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

"During the many interrogations, I never laid hands on anyone," said George Frenkel, 87, of Kensington. "We extracted information in a battle of the wits. I'm proud to say I never compromised my humanity."


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