2008 Harrodsburg Commemorative Event

President McMahon and Jim Opolony of the Proviso East Bataan Commemorative Project were invited guests at this event. President McMahon took photos of some of the illustrations at that event and those photos are...

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Co. D Information

Company ‘D’ consisted mostly of men from the Harrodsburg, KY area. From the Kentucky History Society web page: Harrodsburg Tank Battalion, 192nd: Survivors of the Bataan Death March Oral History Project. The Japanese invaded the Philippines in December 1941 and captured Manila on January 2, 1942. American and Filipino...

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Co. C Web Pages

  From the Ida Rupp Public Library website (use link below for the full text)…   “Inducted into federal service on November 25, 1940, forty-two men from the Port Clinton area departed four days later for training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where more men were added to the unit. After training and maneuvers at Fort Knox and...

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The Janesville 99: Against All Odds

From the Rock County Historical Society website   The story of those who served in Company “A” of the 192nd Tank Battalion (a group also known as the “Janesville 99”) is a story of bravery, tragedy, and disbelief that takes us from Janesville, Wisconsin to the South Pacific during the second World War…...

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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 combat....

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Obtaining Medals for the Men of the 192nd

One of the most rewarding facets of working with the Maywood Bataan Day Organization is the chance to help immediate family members receive the medals that the men of the 192nd earned for their heroic service. In the confusion and relief of the end of WWII, many of these men never bothered to collect the commendations that they...

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