Sunday, July 03, 2011

Stalag 17

I was Eugene Heschle's paperboy. [Hope I spelled his name correctly.] I knew the following things about him. 1. He was in the Wehrmacht in WWII. 2. He lost a leg in battle. 3. After recovering, he was assigned as guard to a prison camp. 4. He converted to Mormonism and immigrated to the U.S. - not necessarily in that order.

One night, when delivering the Provo Daily Herald to his home, I heard two sounds emanating from the house. First, there was the television show Hogan's Heroes playing. Second was the sound of Mr. Heschle laughing his ass off.

35 years later I still smile when I think of it.

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