Veteran Who Guarded POW’s, Honored by Gage County

BEATRICE – A U.S. Army veteran who oversaw prisoners-of-war near the end of the Korean War, is the latest veteran to receive honors from the Gage County Board of Supervisors.

Richard Weishahn served from October 1951 to September of 1953.  He received four medals for his service.

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Serving on an island near Japan, Weishahn also was part of a unit that oversaw a second prisoner-of-war camp.   He says the prisoners were treated well.

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Weishahn also helped process American prisoners of war who were held in North Korea.  He remembers it taking 13 days to return by ship from overseas, to California, following the end of the conflict.

Weishahn was presented with a plaque and some gifts Wednesday, as family members watched him receive recognition before county officials.

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