Mother receives letter 22 months after son went MIA: 1944
Prayers of Seattle Mother Answered Seattle, March 17 (IP) The nightly prayers of a Seattle mother were answered today with receipt of her son's first letter in the 22 months since she was informed he was missing in action. The son, Aviation Ordnance-man, 3rd Class, Jopaul Little, of Yakima, Wash., has made his way from a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines, and is safe after returning to the prison camp vicinity to help other American prisoners of war escape. The mother, Mrs. L. E. Jackson prayed every night for Jopaul and another son, at a tapestry covered altar she centered about their pictures. She first learned of his escape three weeks ago in a sealed message from the navy bureau of navigation. The son's letter, mailed to their former home in Yakima, was read to her last night by the Fed Cross and remailed to Seattle.