Richard Jaeger was held at Camp Algona from March 1944 to January 1945. He was captured in Italy in 1944, and spent six weeks making the journey to America. Once there, he worked on several farms harvesting crops, and at a cannery.
After the war, Jaeger remembered the good treatment he received at Camp Algona. He remembers being well fed and was able to make positive connections with his American guards and employers.
Following the war, Jaeger returned to Germany where he became a top-level city official. He returned to America to visit in 1997.