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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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2014 Keynote Speech Video

Here is the keynote speech presented by CSM Mark W. Bowman, Illinois National Guard at the 72nd Annual Maywood Bataan Day Memorial Service. Transcript follows video and additional information about CSM Bowman is at the bottom of this page. Transcript of CSM Bowman’s Keynote Address: Good afternoon everybody, I am Command...

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A British Cannon in Maywood?

[Ed. Note: Corrected the original location of the cannon after receiving additional information from MBDO Board Director Michael Dravo — the man responsible for creating Veterans Memorial Park in Maywood and the one who wrangled all these memorials to the new location.] I received a call today from VP Edwin Walker asking if I...

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Lt. Morin Interview – Age 94

“2nd Lt. Ben R. Morin” is how the interview starts. From there, the 94 years-young, retired Jesuit priest and hero of the first tank battle of World War II fills us in on some of the details of his fight with the Japanese on Luzon, as well as his time as a POW in the Philippines and Japan, and eventual return home. He...

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