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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Frank Goldstein (Co. B)

T/4 Frank Goldstein (Co. B) passed away on Thursday, 1/21/2010. We join his friends and family in mourning his loss and honoring his service. You will find Frank’s obituary...

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Joyce Bashleben, widow of Sgt. James Bashleben (Co. B)

Joyce Bashleben, widow of Sgt. James Bashleben, passed away earlier this month. We join her family and friends in celebrating her life and mourning their loss.  To view Joyce’s obituary, please click...

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Cecilia Fryziuk, widow of Sgt Nicholas Fryziuk (Co. B)

Cecilia Fryziuk, widow of Sgt. Nicholas Fryziuk (B) passed away earlier this month. We join her family and friends in celebrating her life and mourning their loss. To view, the obituary for Cecilia, please click...

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Remembering Bataan – 65 years ago this Veteran’s Day

From Veteran’s Day, 2006… I’m adding this to the MBDO website to preserve it… Sixty-five years ago this Veteran’s Day, 103 young men from Maywood and several surrounding suburbs were onboard a ship headed for the Philippines. While there were certainly tensions across the globe in the fall of 1941, these...

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