Ames M. Harrington

Local Soldier in France Exchanged for Nazi Prisoner
PARIS, November 24—(AP)—Censorship yesterday released the names of American officers and soldiers involved in a prisoner exchange in the German-held Lorient sector of France on November 16. The list included three Wisconsin men.

A six-hour armistice at the drab fishing village of LeMagour permitted the trading of 79 German captives for a like number of Americans by motor boat across the Etel River. The Americans, some held as long as 90 days, were boisterous. They were hustled away to a rest camp where they were deloused, provided fresh clothing, and given an elaborate dinner and entertainment.

The group included: Private First Class Fritz Peterson, Tony; Technical Sergeant Ames M. Harrington, Eau Claire; and Corporal John B. Dean, Milwaukee.