Each week this summer, we've brought you the voice of an American veteran with our series After the Wars
. Today, we conclude the series with World War II veteran Irving Glick recounting his time with the Army Air Corps. He went to North Africa, where, on its very first mission, his six-person crew was shot down, and crash-landed in the desert. Glick and two others were captured and taken as prisoners of war by the German military. Glick grew up in Chicago and Milwaukee, where he lives today. He says he never talked about his time as a P.O.W. with any of his children until 1996.