These are notes/memoirs of Col. Edmund J. Lilly, the regimental commander who inherited command of the 57th Infantry PS in Bataan. It contains incredible detail about the acitivites of the regiment from Dec 1941 to January 1942, including the fighting in Mabatang.
Lt.Col. Edmud J. Lilly, scanned from original photo sent by Col. John E. Olson. He was the S1 (adjutant) and was mentioned in the narrative several times by Col. Lilly. Of course he was only a Captain then.
Did everything I could to strengthen the front line and visited with all of the scouts that I could. Had nothing but words of praise for them. One old scout said "Colonel, they can’t fight as good as we can!"
Post by killblaner on Sept 11, 2011 12:44:02 GMT -5
Hey, guys, Just to let you know, I have two of COL Lilly's Ike jackets (Khaki and OD). I found them for sale in Fayetteville, NC while I was stationed at Bragg. Upon reading the name in the tunic, I tracked down one of his daughters. She had sold his uniforms because they were downsizing to a smaller home and did not have the room for them. I returned one set of pinks and greens to the grandson and kept the two Ike jackets. They are now a prized part of my collection because of the story they tell. Rich