Les Beck, 69, left, of Coarsegold, and Orville Lewis, 95, of Orange Cove share memories of Beck’s father, Lester Beck, pictured in the drawing, in Lewis’ home in Orange Cove. The two met by chance in mid-August in a VA waiting room and it turns out that Lewis knew Beck’s father, who died in 1995, from their time spent together in a POW camp in Austria during WWII.
Les Beck, 69, left, of Coarsegold, and Orville Lewis, 95, of Orange Cove share memories of Beck’s father, Lester Beck, pictured in the drawing, in Lewis’ home in Orange Cove. The two met by chance in mid-August in a VA waiting room and it turns out that Lewis knew Beck’s father, who died in 1995, from their time spent together in a POW camp in Austria during WWII. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com
Les Beck, 69, left, of Coarsegold, and Orville Lewis, 95, of Orange Cove share memories of Beck’s father, Lester Beck, pictured in the drawing, in Lewis’ home in Orange Cove. The two met by chance in mid-August in a VA waiting room and it turns out that Lewis knew Beck’s father, who died in 1995, from their time spent together in a POW camp in Austria during WWII. SILVIA FLORES sflores@fresnobee.com

Man learns more about father’s WWII imprisonment after chance encounter in Fresno VA waiting room

August 30, 2015 6:27 PM

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