Jose A. Flores Papers
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Flores first tried to confuse his captors by speaking only Spanish, but some of the German soldiers also happened to speak Spanish. He was sent to Limberg to a prisoner of war camp, Stalag 12A. He gave rations from the Red Cross to one of the guards and was even allowed to visit his home. Flores credited this generosity with saving his life. The camp was soon liberated by Russian troops and Flores set out on foot with several others. After several days attempting to locate American troops, they were successful, and were taken to Camp Lucky Strike in France to recuperate.
Jose spent the rest of his life working as a master carpenter, and volunteered his expertise to family, friends, and his church. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 95.
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- Eric Christensen
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