Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Honoring E Battery Lost Battalion WWII
131st Field Artillery 2nd BN
T.A. Dodson, Capt. H.G. Allen, 1st Lt. W.R. Slone, 1st Lt. M.A. Straughan, 2nd Lt.
F.F. Gilliam, 1st Sgt. A.B. Cumberledge J.G. Fender F. Fujita D.N. Heleman ★ G.B. Killian B.W. Robertson N.W. Rogers H.R. Spalding R.H. White D.A. Williams O.B. Williams
R.R. Choate C.J. Eaton P.G. Gosler N.O.F. Kalich ★ B.C. Keith C.T. Minshew H.B. Plant C.F. Powers C.J. Preslar A.N. Winn R.A. Wuest
Privates 1st Class
U.M. Carter R.G. Cook J.B. Croft J.S. Davis P. Evans T.C. Gilbreth H.E. Hanks J.N. Holder T.E. Lawson ★ G.W. Lynn J.G. Martinez W.F. Matthews E.W. Miller V.E. Morrison O.C. Mygland C.J. Shelton M.M. Snelling P.D. Stein R.L. Stubbs C.L. Tucker W.A. Visage M.D. Woodall D.C. Woods T.B. Woody
E.D. Adams J. Aleman C.E. Barker O. Campbell J.P. Campbell
Erected by American Ex-Prisoners of War.
Location. 32° 26.758′ N, 99° 43.947′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Memorial is at the intersection of Oak Street and S. 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Oak Street. Marker is located in the front lawn of the 1914 Taylor County courthouse building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Oak St, Abilene TX 79602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "I Shall Never Surrender or Retreat" (a few steps from this marker); 45th Infantry Division at Camp Barkeley (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Thornton's Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taylor County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Site of Curfew by John J. Clinton (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Texas & Pacific Railway (approx. Ό mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. Ό mile away); Pine Street Shootout (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
More about this marker. The marker includes the distinctive unit insignia of the 36th Infantry Division and the 131st Field Artillery Regiment.
Also see . . .
1. Lost Battalion. From the Texas State Historical Association's "Handbook of Texas Online". (Submitted on December 19, 2014.)
2. Lost Battalion Association. From the Texas Military Forces Museum. (Submitted on December 19, 2014.)
3. Lost Battalion survivors endured living hell. Article from the August 12, 2013 edition of the San Antonio Express-News noting Lost Battalion members J.L. Summers, Carl Clements, and Alex Salinas. (Submitted on December 19, 2014.)
1. American Ex-Prisoners of War
The American Ex-Prisoners of War, the organization who erected the marker, is a Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization.
— Submitted December 19, 2014.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.