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Wayman Simpson

Wayman Simpson served in the Korean War.

He was captured in 1950, soon after fighting began. As a POW, Simpson came under the command of a Korean officer nicknamed The Tiger, who led the prisoners on a brutal, nine-day trek that claimed nearly 100 lives.

Wayman came to StoryCorps to remember what came to be known as The Tiger Death March.

Originally aired November 9, 2007, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Robert Crum

Reverend Robert Crum talks with his wife, Linda, about Hawthorn Hills Ministries, a shelter he helped open as a place for troubled youth, battered women, and people struggling to make their way in the world. Rev. Crum refers to it as “The House of Refuge,” and says, “I quit preaching the gospel, and began living it.”

Originally aired March 23, 2007, on NPR’s Morning Edition.