One unit of the Thirty-Sixth Infantry Division, the Second Battalion of the 131ST Field Artillery, comprised of young men from farms and small towns in north-central Texas, became known as the “Lost Battalion” when it dropped out of sight for more than a year after its capture by Japanese forces in Java in early 1942. The Japanese compelled the survivors and other Allied prisoners of war to build a railway in the Burma-Thailand jungle in 1942-43, including the famous bridge on the River Kwai, and retained them as prisoners of war in various locations until the conflict ended in the summer of 1945.
About Stephen A. Mendel, Estate Planning Attorney
Mr. Stephen Mendel is an attorney who focuses a substantial part of his practice on estate planning. Mr. Mendel’s guiding principle is to provide his clients with quality legal services tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals.