|Mr. Cohey shared his pictures, including one of him in uniform.|
Mr. Cohey went overseas, not to combat enemy troops, but to protect the borders as well as two of Hitler’s headquarters from enemy snipers. However, for Mr. Cohey, the worst part of the war, were the starving children that he and others in his platoon interacted with on a daily basis. More often than not, Mr. Cohey would either share or give his K-Rations to the children of Berlin. In two touching stories, Mr. Cohey befriends some of the people of the town and surround areas. One farming family invited Mr. Cohey to their home above the cowshed, and had a lovely dinner even with little means. This dinner for Mr. Cohey was very risky and actually not allowed to happen in the first place. But that didn’t stop this family from caring about Mr. Cohey as one of their own. Another story involved the family that washed Mr. Cohey’s clothes while he was in stationed in the city.
|Joe & Mr. Cohey|
-Sarah Graff (duo interview with Joseph Swit)