CPS Worker 005673 - Krehbiel, Reuben

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CPS Worker 005673 - Krehbiel, Reuben

Birth year: 1920

Denomination: Mennonite General Conference

Original occupation: Farmer

Drafted from: McPherson , Kansas, United States

Entered CPS: 8 11, 1942

Left CPS: 3 22, 1946

Notes:

Krehbiel recalled the following regarding his experience at camp #33:

 

Here I was to drive a caterpillar pulling a road grader to build passable roads for ranchers in the area.  . . . One day late at night we were alerted to the fact that there was a big fire near Steamboat Springs, across the continental divide.  We were loaded in a big truck without a tarp.  We huddled together to try to keep warm but we arrived safe and ready to go to work the next morning.  Firefighting was the most difficult work in CPS.  Before the fire was contained, I had the opportunity to go back to road building.” (in Eden Peace Witness: A Collection of Personal Accounts pp. 128-129)