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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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Just found! 1961 Bataan Day Photos

As we prepare to move our archives to the prestigious Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago, we have had a chance to rediscover some real treasures. And here is one of them! Beautiful full color photos from Bataan Day 1961. It’s a lovely sunny late summer day and everyone is having a great time.Click the link below...

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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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