My father, Michel Jeuken, Always optimistic and kind, With sence of humour. He did not like to be a leader, but sure not a blind follower. Careful, but not afraid. Dad was clever, always alert and prepaird to have a quick solution for the situations. Born: eldest son on 02-I0-I9I0 Holzheim. (Germany) From Dutch parents. Died on 05-02-2004. Educated in Germany til they moved back to Holland becouse of a new German law,foriegners less rights (german nationals first ) His father rented a farm, sins 1910 , but becouse of this new law, the farm must be given to a german farmer. End of 1928 he mooved back to Holland. Michel, ..Army duty Holland 1930. His unit was, 3-1-41 RI Meaning, 3th Company 1th Battalion 41th Regiment Infantry. 1939 Defending South-East border of Holland, at the Maas(meuse) river between Alverna and Wanssum, during more then half year before the german attack. Now I am going to tell you a story about a compleet german soldier suit, was kept always secretly with him in the army. As he told, nicely washed and irond in a flat box under in his cubboard. Never know, for a emergency situation. The shirt was a bit damaged at the chest pocket ????? But easy to repair acc. my dads words. When I asked: From where did you get this cloths,was his answer: Oh , the other boys gave me, from where did they get it? Oh , I dont know. ( they all new, he spoke fluent German ) But my dad told many stories, also one what I link with this. ,,,,Whenever you are in an emergency situation to kill a german soldier, than your life is in danger.,,,, ,,,The best solution is...unseen and allone you have to burrie the fellow,,, BUT... you have to undress him completely, and remove all the marks of a german soldier.,,,, Last I phoned to the son of his best friend, he told, yes, I know this story. It was a secret, They will have killed one. I think this, It was in between half year before the fighting,so, no enemy casualtys. Somewhere must be a list or report of deserted or suddenly missing german soldiers. How to get this information ?? Next Story, next time ,,How my dad succesfully escaped as a POW,.. Prisoner Of War (krijgsgevangene) end of May 1940 from Middelburg sportspark,,( He told, Voetbalveld) Regards, Gerard Jeuken. Holland.