This Day In History: 1951-03-01
Pfc. John Eaton of Ramsey arrived at Percy Jones Army Hospital in ?Battle Creek Michigan for treatment of the frostbite he suffered while a prisoner of Chinese forces during the Korean War. He had been serving with the 24th Division when he was captured near the 38th parallel on New Year’s Day. He was held for 42 days about 60 miles north of the battles lines and, was released when he and several others pretended to accept daily doses of indoctrination to which they were subjected. The 19-year-old Ramsey High graduate was then provided with thousands of surrender leaflets and turned loose between the lines. He first revealed his plight to his mother by phone on the 22nd from Japan and returned to the States on the 27th of February.