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Harvey L. Texley, 2007 

  • Branch of Service: United States Army
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Military Service: November 17, 1942 - July 17, 1945

Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

0:04 - Drafted into the military
2:00 - Invasion on Omaha Beach
5:48 - Being captured
7:40 - Life while being a prisoner of war
9:14 - Released from a prisoner camp
11:18 - Thoughts of the German's and the Russian's
13:23 - Coming back to the USA

Harvey L. Texley Obituary 

This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Images Provided by Harvey L. Texley

Harvey L. Texley, WWII 

Harvey L. Texley, Home on Furlough

Selma Texley "Sando", 1941 (Harvey L. Texley's Wife)

Harvey L. Texley, POW Photo, 1944

Harvey L. Texley's The New Testament He Used During WWII

WWII Service Tags (above)


German POW Tag (left) 

WWII Medals and Awards 

Harvey L. Texley Picture with WWII Medals and Awards

Memories Don't Fade for POW, Argus Leader (Articles provided by Harvey L. Texley)

WWII, Holocaust Shared in Display, Harvey L. Texley Showered and was Deloused at the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, photo by Thor Carlson

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