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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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Pvt. Herbert C. Kirchhoff, Jr. – 1919-2015

The Maywood Bataan Day Organization joins with the friends and family of Herbert C. “Bud” Kirchhoff, Jr. in mourning his passing on June 10, 2015. Herbert was a member of Co. B of the 192nd Tank Battalion and was a resident of Maywood. He survived the Battle of Bataan, the Death March, POW prison camps, Hell Ships and...

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Nagasaki: “We’ll soon be free.”

In August of 1945, at the age of 25, Pvt. Lester Tennenberg had been a prisoner of the Japanese for more than 3 years. From 9 miles away, Lester watched the skies light up over Nagasaki, Japan from the explosion of an atomic bomb. 70 years later, he sums up the effects of those bombings on both the POWs, and on the people of Japan....

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VFW 2485 @ Capas 2015 – New Photos Added!

Col. McMahon has added a new gallery of photos taken at the 2015 Bataan Death March Observance by VFW Post 2485 memorial at the Capas National Shrine (Camp O’Donnell), featuring Boy Scout troop 485 and others. You can find this and many other photo galleries by clicking the GALLERIES link above or click here to go to this...

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