POW’s grandson captures in film a story never before told

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BY: Jeric Wilhelmsen

Rock Springs, Wyo., isn’t normally known for movie premiers. But on Sept. 25, members of the community gathered to hear the story of one of their own. Archie Hays American Legion Post 24 hosted a documentary film screening that details the horrifying journey of a World War II POW.

It wasn’t until 10 years after his grandfather's passing that Mark Pedri began to discover a man he had never known. A native of Rock Springs and member of Sons of The American Legion Squadron 24, Mark uses film to chronicle what it took to finally and truly know his late grandfather.

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SOURCE: https://www.legion.org/

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