American Ex-Prisoners of War
A not-for-profit, Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families.
Established April 14, 1942
|Last Name||First Name, Middle Init.||Nickname|
|Conflict||Branch of Service||Unit:|
|Theatre of Operation||Military Job||Where Captured|
|Date Captured||Time Interned||Camps|
|Date Liberated||Medals Received||Age at Capture|
|After the War ...
After leaving the military, Jim started his own carpentry company, Lake City Carpentry, Inc., building and re-modeling custom homes in Southern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois, and Northern Indiana. Jim is now retired and lives on beautiful Lake Tawakoni a few miles North of Wills Point, Texas, but he and his wife, Debby, 'snow-bird' back-n-forth to their 2nd home in Phoenix, AZ.
He is very active with the American Ex-Prisoners of War Organization (AXPOW), Nam-POW Inc., and Red River Valley Fighter Pilots Association (River Rats). Jim has served the AXPOW Org. as National Director (2006-2010), National Junior Vice Commander (2010-2012), National Senior Vice Commander (2012-2013), and is currently serving as National Commander (2013-2014) and as Department Commander (2010-2014) and Department Adjutant/Treasurer (2009-2014) for the State of Texas, and as Commander (2007-2014) of the Dallas Metroplex Chapter.
Jim continues to actively support the Andersonville National Historic Site with annual trips/visits to participate in the POW/MIA Recognition Day festivities, and assists the "Homes for our Troops (HOFT)" project in various fund-raising activities. "HOFT is without a doubt the most gratifying job I've ever done: helping to raise funds to build "specially adapted homes" for our wounded warriors who have lost legs, arms, eyes, etc. in various conflicts around the world."