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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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Booklet and Programme Corrections

After 71 years, one would think that all of the possible errors and omissions would have been wrung out of the Maywood Bataan Day Organizations booklet and programme insert. One would be wrong to think that. Every year, some old errors are discovered, and new errors seem to be introduced. This year, we discovered (with inspiration...

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A note from Marti Spencer, nephew of Leo Spencer

A note from one of the people whom President Richard McMahon has helped with getting medals from WWII. His uncle, Leo Spencer, was a regular Maywood Bataan Day attendee in honor of his brother, Sgt. Norman Spencer. My uncle Leo Spencer , Norman’s brother, died earlier  this month . He had been unable to attend last...

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From the Philippine Consulate General In Chicago

Received via email on 9/9/2012… Dear Colonel McMahon, In behalf of Consul General Leo M. Herrera-Lim and the other officers and staff of the Philippine Consulate General in Chicago, I would like to extend our warm congratulations to you and the other officers and members of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO) and the...

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70th Anniversary of Bataan Day In Chicago

Remarks of Major Edwin H. Walker, IV, USMC, Vice President, Maywood Bataan Day Organization At the Philippine Consulate, Chicago, Illinois, on April 4, 2012 Ladies and gentlemen! It is a great honor to be present on this auspicious occasion to celebrate the 70th Commemoration or “Platinum Jubilee” of Bataan Day in the...

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