Today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On this historic occasion, we honor all of those lost in the tragic battle.
Many don’t know that there was another attack on US soil. Six months after Pearl Harbor, Attu Island in Alaska was invaded and teacher Etta Jones was taken as a POW. She was the first female Caucasian taken prisoner by a foreign enemy on the North American continent since the War of 1812, and she was the first American female released by the Japanese at the end of World War II.
Using descriptive letters Etta penned, her unpublished manuscript, historical documents, and personal interviews with key people who were involved with events as they happened, Mary Breu told her extraordinary story for the first time in Last Letters from Attu: The True Story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese POW.
For more information about Etta Jones and her fascinating story, as well as author Mary Breu and the book, please visit the Last Letters from Attu website.