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Of Special Note…

Of Special Note… Interesting facts about the men of the 192nd, as well as their families.   Robert Brooks, D Company, an African-American, was the first tanker killed in WWII at Clark Field. Brooks Field at Fort Knox, Kentucky is named in his honor. Henry Deckert, B Company, was the first tanker KIA in tank to tank...

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1970’s Bataan Day Poster

Here’s a real find. I believe this poster was given to the Maywood Bataan Day Organization by Jesse Jones. He’s a repeat donor, having also given us the great video footage from the 1980 Bataan Day Parade, which you cna find here. A couple reminders – first of all, if YOU have any memorabilia from Bataan Day, from...

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Mystery Plaque

We received this mystery bronze item in the mail, with no name attached to it. I haven’t had a chance to check out the 5th Avenue bridge in Maywood to see if the plaque referred to in the note that came with it is still there, but I thought I’d share it here and see if anyone knows anything more about it.

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Louis Zamperini – Dead At 97

We take a moment to remember a friend of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization, as well as a true survivor. Louis Zamperini, Olympic track star, WWII POW, and survivor, died this month at the age of 97. There is so much to his life, no blog post could do him justice. We recommend you pick up the excellent retelling of his story in...

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