Below is the requisite AP blurb that covers them against
accusations that they don't care about our soldiers.
Note the failure to mention the 10,000 POWs
that were never returned by the Soviets.
From left, Frenchman Paul Barreau, 76, Larry Grauerholz, 83, center,
a former U.S. B-17 navigator from Wichita Falls, Texas, and Clayton David, 79,
a former U.S. bomber pilot from Hannibal, Missouri, pose Thursday, July 8, 1999, next
to a memorial near Saint Girons, in the French Pyrennees, dedicated to Barreau's brother
Louis, a Resistance fighter who was executed by German soldiers in September 1943.
Grauerholz and David were among 26 U.S. WWII airmen who returned to
Saint Girons to pay tribute to French Resistance fighters who risked their lives
to shelter Allied fliers from the Germans and forge them a passage to Spain.
(AP Photo/Christophe Ena)