U.S. Army 1942–1945

Sal Laferla was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942 and trained to be an infantry rifleman. Two weeks after landing in France in June 1944, Laferla was captured by a German patrol. He would spend the next 11 months in a POW camp near the Polish border. Along with 150 privates, he would work in a paper mill and perform other tasks until they were liberated by the Russians in the spring of 1945.

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