Former prisoner of war Julian Morales Quiroba Jr., born in Uvalde on Nov. 28, 1924, was a contributing member of the Greatest Generation. That’s the term for the age group that survived the Great Depression and fought World War II.
Quiroba was just 19 when he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943, but like a lot of young Americans of that day, he grew up quickly. World War II had engulfed the globe and there were fierce battles raging on all fronts.
Just over a year after he enlisted, Quiroba’s wife, Ascension H. Quiroba, was notified by the government that her husband had been reported as missing in action, since July 8, in France.
She received another notification on Aug. 21 that her husband was a prisoner of war, held by the German government.
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