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Tville WWII Veteran shares war experience

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

Thomasville, GA (WALB) –A Thomasville World War II Veteran is sharing his wartime experience.

86-year old Robert Thourson served in the Army Air Force on a B-24.

He was shot down three times during his military career and ended up behind enemy lines.

Because of his experience, the Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society invited him to attend a meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado last month. There, he was able to reunite with foreign "helpers" who aided his escape from enemy territory.

Thourson recalls his days in service.

"You don't remember much then. But you do remember much now," says Thourson. "When you get to the place where you can allow it, then it comes out. Then you start to remember where you were and what happened."

Thourson says he keeps in touch with as many fellow veterans and helpers as he can. He encourages people to remember fallen soldiers and those who protect our freedom beyond Memorial Day.

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