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LIST OF 200th & 515th COAST ARTILLERY (AA) MEN
HELD PRISONER IN MUKDEN

 

“MOONSHINE RAIDERS”
FOOD DROP BY B-29

 

SGT JOHN JEROME

WILCOXSON

NOV 20, 1918

DIED

DEC 4, 1942

AT CAMP HOTEN

MANCHURIA

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Original Materials Provided by Ernest Montoya
Mukden POW #886

CHRISTMAS EVE 1942

Twas the night before Christmas

And all thru the house

Only one creature stirred

Twas a lean lonely mouse

He nibbled with care

On a stale crust of bread

That some sleepy soldier

Had left on the bed

 

The clothes were arranged

On the shelf board with care

The spoons & the bowls and

dishes were there

But the thoughts of the men

Were not on the dishes

Some good old home cookin'

Were their uppermost wishes

 

A Golden brown turkey

With rich flavored stuffing

With celery and spuds

We'd all soon be puffing

 

To get down the cranberries

The olives and pickles

The salads and sauces

Our palates to tickle

 

So dream away soldier

And forget your care

Tomorrow the barley

And soup will be there

Corn mush for our breakfast

Potatoes for lunch

With rich tiki tiki

And bread toast to crunch

 

Don't moan for the goodies

And all the things nice

At least what we have now

Beats Lugao and rice

Our new resolution

Is no more to roam

And hope by next Christmas

WE ALL WILL BE HOME!