‘CUTE LITTLE BOY,’ 9, SLAYS AMERICAN SOLDIER IN REICH

From the April 20, 1945 Edition of Stars and Stripes

DULUTH, Minn., April 19 (AP).–The slaying of an American soldier by a nine-year-old German was related by 2 Lt. William Barnes in a letter from Germany which was recently received by his parents.

“We stopped to reform when a small boy, nine or 10 years old, asked the soldier for some chocolate,” Barnes wrote. “He was a cute looking youngster and from the force of habit the soldier put his hands in his pockets to see if he had any.

“Then the ‘cute little boy’ drew a pistol and shot the man through the abdomen.”



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An 11th Armored Division Military Policeman with a German friend.

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