From Bataan to Freedom

The World War II Odyssey of Errett Louis Lujan Through the Death March and Five Japanese POW Camps

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About the Book

Errett Lujan served during World War II with the U.S. Army 200th/515th Coast Artillery (Anti-aircraft) Regiment in the Philippines, the largest regiment on the islands when the Japanese invaded just hours after Pearl Harbor. The unit was credited as both the first and the last to fire on the enemy before surrendering. Lujan survived the invasion, the Bataan Death March and more than three years in POW camps.
After the war, he said little to his family about his harrowing experiences. Written by his daughter, this lovingly researched narrative pieces together the story of his service and his regiment’s imprisonment, drawing on Lujan’s diaries and letters, and original interviews with 200th/515th survivors and former POWs.

About the Author(s)

Judy Reed is a retired archeologist. In addition to several published analyses in archeology, her brief history of Santa Fe in WWII is included in the 2010 anthology commemorating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She lives in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Judy Reed
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9241-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-5058-6
Imprint: McFarland