Author Remembers Story of Teacher on Attu

A new book tells a little known story of a teacher on the Aluetian Island of Attu, who was taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War Two. Attu is the last island in the Aleutian chain. It was invaded by the Japanese in June, 1942.  Etta Jones was living there with her husband, Foster. They were both teachers who had spent two decades living in remote communities across Alaska. Jones was a prolific letter writer. Her great niece, Mary Breu uses those letters to write the book, “Last Letters form Attu: The True story of Etta Jones, Alaska Pioneer and Japanese P.O.W.”

Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage

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