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Jacksboro in Jack County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lost Battalion

Mobilization Site Battery F of World War II's

 
 
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By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
1. Mobilization Site of Lost Battalion Marker
Inscription.  Battery F, 2nd Battalion, 131st Field Artillery, 36th Division, Texas National Guard mobilized here November 1940, for active duty. Sailed from San Francisco, November 1941, was at sea when Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Went to defend Java where unit was captured March 1942. Prisoners in many parts of Asia for three and 1/2 years.

Performed forced labor for Japanese, suffering untold hardships and starvation. 8 of original 63 died. Most deaths occurred building Burma-Siam Railway. Survivors returned after Japanese surrender.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3429.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II.
 
Location. 33° 12.357′ N, 98° 9.847′ W. Marker is in Jacksboro, Texas, in Jack County. Marker is on Park Road 61 0.6 miles from South Main Street (U.S. 281/380), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 228 Park Road 61, Jacksboro TX 76458, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Richardson (within shouting distance
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By Larry D. Moore, June 15, 2018
2. Mobilization Site of Lost Battalion Marker Area
of this marker); Fort Richardson Cavalry Post Hospital, 1867 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Officers' Quarters (about 600 feet away); James B. Dosher (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sewell Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); G. D. Cross (approx. 0.6 miles away); Butterfield Stage Line (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Richardson (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksboro.
 
Also see . . .  Lost Battalion. from the Handbook of Texas Online (Submitted on June 26, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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