CPS Worker 002866 - Fisher, John J.

CPS Worker 002866 - Fisher, John J.

Birth year: 1926

Denomination: Methodist

Original occupation: Student

Drafted from: Goshen , Indiana, United States

Entered CPS: 12 5, 1944


Fisher recalled the following about his experience at camp #90:


"Here the assignment on the wards gave me at first hand a real sense of daily constructive service.  Here I gained another kind of invaluable education, from bed pans and epileptic seizures to the dilemmas of a short-staffed state institution."


"There was also an inevitable tension with state employees, many of whom had little knowledge of our legal status or agreed with our conscientious scruples about the patients in our care.  At one time there appeared The Buttercup News which savagely ridiculed us as 'yellow bellies' and self-righteous interlopers on patriot turf."


"At the same time, however, a number of 'staties' became our friendly co-workers under often demanding circumstances."


--Taken from Peace Committee and Seniors for Peace Coordinating Committee of the College Mennonite Church of Goshen, Indiana, “Detour . . . Main Highway”: Our CPS Stories. Nappanee, IN: Evangel Press, 1995, 2000. p15.