4000 Gateway Campus Blvd
Monroeville, PA 15146
Join Pitcairn native Peggy Loughner Fisher for a discussion of her new book Daddy Came Home. Fisher’s father, Cpl. Earl Loughner, was a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan from April 1942 to August 1945 during World War II. He survived the Bataan Death March and then spent the rest of his captivity working in Japan’s forced labor program, which included nationals from Korea, China and other countries Japan invaded as well as Allied POWs. Loughner endured beatings and other abuse, contracted malaria and dysentery, and returned home suffering from beriberi, a disease caused by thiamine deficiency. His health damaged by the brutal treatment he received as a POW, he died in 1956 at the age of forty. Fisher’s book recounts her father’s ordeal and the experiences of the Loughner family during and after World War II.
All library programs are free, and no registration is required. For more information about upcoming adult programs at Monroeville Public Library, call the Adult Reference Desk at 412-372-0500 ext. 4.
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