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WWII veteran says liberating Jewish prisoners is something he'll never forget

Students at Wilmington Christian Academy heard from 96-year-old WWII Veteran and Holocaust Liberator, Major Frank Towers Wednesday as he shared memories of serving with the US Army. Students at Wilmington Christian Academy heard from 96-year-old WWII Veteran and Holocaust Liberator, Major Frank Towers Wednesday as he shared memories of serving with the US Army.
He played a role in the D-Day Invasion and in military action to help free about 2,500 of Jewish prisoners from concentration camps, known as the "Farsleben Death Train," at the end of WWII. He played a role in the D-Day Invasion and in military action to help free about 2,500 of Jewish prisoners from concentration camps, known as the "Farsleben Death Train," at the end of WWII.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Students at Wilmington Christian Academy heard from 96-year-old WWII Veteran and Holocaust Liberator, Major Frank Towers Wednesday as he shared memories of serving with the US Army.

Towers started his military career in the late 1940s and served with the US Army for nearly 10 years, becoming a decorated Major.

He played a role in the D-Day Invasion and in military action to help free about 2,500 of Jewish prisoners from concentration camps, known as the "Farsleben Death Train," at the end of WWII.

It was a moment from his time in Germany Towers just cannot forget. He even still keeps in touch with some of the prisoners he helped who were young children at the time of the war.

Towers is currently the executive-secretary and historian of the 30th Infantry Division Veterans for WWI. He's held the position for the past 16 years.

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