Grove City woman joins Father on Bataan Death March…

Grove City woman joins Father on Bataan Death March

As she entered womanhood, she found her father’s death created an emptiness that couldn’t be filled. It was during the 1980s and ‘90s Loughner began seeking out other prisoners of war who made the brutal 85-mile trek. After seeing the recent movie “Unbroken,’’ an account of the march and its aftermath, it was a near breaking-point moment for her. “It was the first time in my life I saw what my dad actually went through,’’ Loughner said. “Seeing what had happened on screen paralleled so much with what my dad had said in his writings.” 

With her father’s written accounts of the experience, interviews with other march survivors and research, she was able to piece together an account of this horrific march and the aftermath. She titled her book: “Daddy Came Home.’’