During the Second
World War, some 94,000 U.S. service members were captured
by the Germans and became Prisoners of War (POWs). 1,121 of those
men died in captivity as a result of disease, starvation, or brutality.
314 soldiers of the 12th Armored Division became
prisoners of the German Army. Most of the men were captured during
an extended battle in January 1945, near the town of Herrlisheim,
France and the Steinwald Forest.