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The Curry Barracks army prison was not a nice place.  It was a place of punishment.  He was told by the commanding officer that there had never been a person he could not break.  Sam was told he would have to go naked or put on a military uniform.  Sam went naked.  He was given a sentence of 3 days bread and water.  The guards turned off the heat to his cell, and opened his window to try to force him to put on the military clothes.  After a number of attempts they gave up.


Audio Credit: Mennonite Church USA Archives Goshen, Indiana.

Hist.Mss. 1-835. Samuel V. Martin Collection.

Sam Martin telling the story of his imprisonment in WWII for Frances Greaser ca. 1982/83.


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