Christmas Eve from Stalag IIIC: “Put my drumstick in cold storage”
Calvin Benedict served with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He was captured in Normandy on 7 June 1944 and spent the remainder of the war in Stalag IIIC. On Christmas Eve 1944, he wrote this letter to his parents in New Orleans, which they received over a month later.
To see more artifacts from Americans who spent Christmas 1944 in German POW camps see our Focus On: Kriegie Christmas
Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.