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DR. KATHRYN ROE COKER received a doctorate in history from the University of South Carolina. For nine years, she was the appraisal archivist at the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. She then served for thirty years as an historian for the Department of the Army (DA). Dr. Coker's interest in World War II POWs began at Fort Gordon while serving as the deputy command historian. She has published many articles in professional journals like the Georgia Historical Quarterly and...See more