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William Rhodes

William "Bill" Rhodes Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


William H. Rhodes, 1922 - 1961

William (Bill) Rhodes was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War, as well as World War II. It was during the Korean War while serving in E Company, 35th Infantry, 25th Division, that PFC Bill Rhodes was captured and became an American Prisoner of War (POW). According to archival data he was assigned to Camp 1: POW Camp Ch'ang-Song. It was while assigned to Camp 5: POW Camp Pyoktong that he met a fellow POW from Cumberland, Robert McGreevy.

This October 31, 1953 photograph depicts the two Cumberland men who were held as Prisoners of War during the Korean War. They are being recognized on the steps of the Cumberland City Hall. On the right is Robert McGreevy, and on the left, in uniform, is William H. Rhodes.


Information from, A Photographic History of Downtown Cumberland, Maryland - Featuring Baltimore Street, 1895-2005, Dan Whetzel, 2006 and the Korean War Ex-POW Association and the Korean War Project.

Photograph from the Rich Richmond; Dan Whetzel Collection

Collection Location:
Allegany County, Maryland

African Americans, History; Allegany County (Md.), History.

Allegany County (Md.), 1890-2008

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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