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Wellsburg veteran, POW honored for his efforts

August 16, 2014
By WARREN SCOTT - Staff writer ( , Weirton Daily Times

WELLSBURG - World War II veteran Ed Jackfert of Wellsburg survived three and a half years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp and has recorded atrocities committed there and to the thousands of American and Filippino troops who were forced to walk the Bataan Death March in three books and through a museum at the Brooke County Public Library.

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