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

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Porwoll, Kenneth J.
Ken Porwoll in uniform
Sergeant Ken Porwoll
Kenneth J. Porwoll
Kenneth J. Porwoll
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After the War ...
Ken was born April 13, 1920 in St. Cloud. Grew up in Brainerd and at 18 he joined the National Guard. He served in WWII as a member of the 194th Tank Battalion Company A, out of Brainerd. He survived the Bataan Death March and 3 1/2 years in Japanese POW camps.

He and his wife Mary Ellen raised 9 children, five sons and four daughters. Ken was a 30-year employee of Capital Gears.

He was an active member of the Roseville Community and St. Rose of Lima Catholic . His 25 years of volunteering at the Listening House of St.Paul earned him a Virginia McKnight Binger Award in Human Service. He was also recognized by President Bush and the USA Freedom Corps for his 5,000 hours of volunteering at the Minneapolis VA Hospital.

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