Bataan

Veterans
4:42 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

POW Eddie Jackfert tells his story, creates museum

Edward Jackfert

 

   The American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum housed in the Brook Count Public Library began when one WWII POW donated memories. Eddie Jackfert shares memories and advice.

On September 11, 1940, Jackfert enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps and eventually assigned to serve as an airplane mechanic on the Philippine Islands in June 1941. He was 19 years old.

“We were sacrificed and abandoned in the Philippines. We were.  19,000 Americans. Troops in there. We were abandoned.”

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WV Morning
11:53 am
Fri September 20, 2013

West Virginia Morning - Sept. 20, 2013

We celebrate and remember National POW/MIA Day, listening to the story of Eddie Jackfert. Also, Theater WV closes its curtains. Those stories and more.  

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