When we would go home,
we would go past what is known as the DDO now, and the prisoners
were kept in the northwest corner. This was the closest corner to
home. . . . .They weren’t belligerent or anything. The only
times I saw them, they were always dressed in blue fatigues like
army fatigues. They had POW written in white across their backs.
They would be out cleaning up the area and shoveling. They always
seemed to be happy. They sometimes would be singing. They would
stop and watch everybody that went by. They would never yell at
them. They just watched what was going on. Sometimes when you went
by, you would see them marching or doing calisthenics or something.
They all seemed happy.
- Lois Polson