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Family Greets Korean War Vet Robert W. Fletcher, August 1953

Family Greets Korean War Vet Robert W. Fletcher, August 1953 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 26, 1953
Caption
Ypsilanti POW Reunited With Family: Reunited here with members of his family is Pfc. Robert W. Fletcher, 21, of Ypsilanti, who arrived at Willow Run by plane last night, about two years and nine months after his capture by Communist forces in North Korea. The repatriated soldier is pictured during a formal reception in his honor, held this morning at the Post 408 American Legion Home in Ypsilanti. Left to right: two of his nieces, Myrtle Jones and Marilyn Campbell; Fletcher; an aunt, Mrs. Pauline Warren; his mother, Mrs. Mae Woodson; and a sister, Mrs. Christine Ellison. (Story page 8; other pictures page 32)

Welcoming Ceremony for Korean War Vet Robert W. Fletcher, August 1953

Welcoming Ceremony for Korean War Vet Robert W. Fletcher, August 1953 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, August 26, 1953
Caption
EX-POW RETURNS: Ypsilanti American Legion officers, city officials and neighbors assembled in front of the Post 408 Legion Home on Worden St. this morning in an official welcoming ceremony for Pfc. Robert W. Fletcher. Fletcher returned home last night after nearly three years' confinement in a North Korean prison camp. In foreground (left to right): Fletcher (capless, in uniform); his mother, Mrs. Mae Woodson; his sister, Mrs. Christine Ellison; City Manager N. G. Damoose; and James N. Davis, commander of Legion Post 408. In the welcoming banner, "Purdy" is Fletcher's nickname.