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Sunday Funday features presentation on POW camp


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The February Sunday Funday sponsored by the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2-3 p.m. at the Archives Facility 208 N. Lea Ave., and will feature a presentation by Dale Ek on the former POW camp in Roswell.

An additional treat will be a Valentine’s singing presentation by the Goddard High School Stargazers.

Ek attended Dexter Public Schools and graduated in 1957. After serving three years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Ek attended Texas Christian University, where he received a degree in Business Administration in 1963. He then attended law school at the University of Texas and received his Juris Doctorate in 1966.

After graduation, Ek accepted a position with the Modral Sperling Law Firm in Albuquerque, where he practiced law until his retirement in 2014. From 1949-1957, Ek lived at Orchard Park. Orchard Park was an apartment housing complex for airmen and civil personnel assigned to Walker Air Force Base. The complex consisted of the administration and hospital buildings of the POW Camp, having been converted to apartments — thus Ek’s interest in the POW Camp and Military History.

Refreshments will be provided. There is no charge for the event.

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