Local History: Scranton Army officer defects to East Germany upon rejection of his marriage proposal

May 19, 2013 Full story: The Times-Tribune

ASSOCIATED PRESS files ABOVE: Army Capt. Alfred Svenson of Scranton leaves the morning session of his general court-martial on June 30, 1964, in Frankfurt, Germany.

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#1 May 20, 2013
Nice story, I remember my grandfather Dr. Daniel Berney was the first American awarded the British double crosses in battle, WW1
His wife Rosa stayed at the same Scranton home until her late 90s.

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