90-Year-Old Veteran Of WWII, Korea Reflects On Service, Nazi CaptureCBS13 spoke to a real, local American hero who reflected on his military service during WWII and talked about his family that’s still working to protect our country. Al Roehr was just a teenager when he volunteered for world war two, later becoming a prisoner of war and a recipient of the bronze star. He says he was just 18 in 1943 when he volunteered to take on the Nazis. At the time, Germany was getting pounded by the US and its allies, and Roehr was in the 513th Parachute Infantry. He says he wouldn't have it any other way.
"Well it was new for me because I'd never been in an airplane before," said Roehr.
His unit's mission was to travel behind enemy lines and sniff out Nazis.
"We were attacking the Germans in a mountainous, hilly forest," he said.