News>Stalag Luft III POW, 'Jesters' visit Air Force Academy
Jim Armature and James King look at a Stalag Luft III display outside the Gimbel room in the McDermott Library Aug. 20, 2010. The gentlemen were part of a group of about 60 people with the Royal Order of Jesters who visited the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher)
Lydia McDonald speaks about the Cadet Chapel's Jewish worship area during a visit by members of the Royal Order of Jesters to the Air Force Academy Aug. 22, 2010. The Jesters comprise select members of the Shriners organization who are in good standing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rachel Boettcher)
8/24/2010 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Members of the Royal Order of Jesters, including a former World War II prisoner of war, visited the Air Force Academy's special collections and Cadet Chapel Aug. 20.
Retired Army Col. Bill Trice was held at the German Stalag Luft III POW camp during part of World War II. A prisoner escape from Stalag Luft III late in the war formed the basis for the movie, "The Great Escape."