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POW1633: Camden man recalls imprisonment by Chinese during Korean War
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Steve Kiba spent 936 days imprisoned by the Chinese after being shot down in a B-29 bomber during the Korean War. Here, at his home on the outskirts of Camden, he holds a green tin cup given to him by his captors and used throughout his imprisonment to hold his portion of boiled water to drink. In front of him are a piece of a fellow crewman’s parachute and Kiba’s Prisoner of War medal. - photo by Salley McInerney
When Camden’s 87-year-old Steve Kiba was a boy growing up in the coal mining countryside of West Virginia, his older sister, Mary, occasionally sent boxes of Milky Way candy bars to Steve and their 10 siblings.