"Norman Tennermann was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He lived in Florence, Wisconsin until after he was out of the service. He then lived in Ridgeland, Wisconsin until his death.
"I do not know much of his POW experience, as he would never discuss it with my brother or me. I remember my grandpa and grandma (his parents) and my uncle (his brother) saying he was not the same person after he came home from the service.
"I have only learned from reading his Army papers that he was in Stalag 16 and a camp with a number of 006." (Ed. note: 006 is the identification code for Stalag 4B Muhlberg Sachsen. Norman was captured by the Germans on December 3, 1944 in Germany, likely during the Battles for the town of Selestat, and was held as a POW until liberation in May, 1945.)
"My father was a very quiet and reserved person, slow to speak out. From what I gather from my uncle he was not like that before he was in the service.
"I'm sorry that I do not have anymore information on his POW experience. He passed away from cancer. He is survived by his wife, Beatrice, one son Donald, one daughter, Diane, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
"My message as a daughter of a POW to the future generations is, don't be afraid to ask questions and thank the POWs for your life in the USA.