Ed Haider was an eager, patriotic, twenty year old when he enlisted in the airborne in April of 1942. As is all combat, his experience turned into a living nightmare, being taken prisoner of war and living for almost two years in the hands of the Germans.
Following the war Ed married and raised two sons. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for thirty-three years as a fireman, engineer and as a trainmaster-road foreman.
Ed is now living in Roseville, Minnesota enjoying his retirement and sharing his prisoner of war experiences with students and other interested groups.