Past Presidents & Officers

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Current President

Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr (2004 – )

Immediate Past President

Willie C. Meeks (1998 – 2004)


Past Presidents

American Bataan Clan

Viola Heilig, Founder/President (1941 – 1942) 

A. C. MacArthur, Chairman/President (1942 – 1945) 

Lt. John Peterson, President (1943) 

Benjamin Morin, President (1946) 

Louis E. Nelson, President (1946 – 1951)

William Burns (1947)

William H. Slicer, President (1948 – 1950) 

Mrs. Alfhild Slicer Bathje, President (1951) 

Lester Tenney, Secretary/Treasurer/President (1957) 

Willam Kerins, President (1957)

Maywood Veterans Council

Kenneth Wiley (1960)

Sigmund Kudlicki, President (1962) 

Delbert W. Wilson (1964)

Maywood Civic and Veterans’ Association for the Preservation of Bataan Day

Jesse Jones (1979)

Donald Liedke (1980)

Richard H. Cheske (1980)

David E. White (1980-81)

Jesse Jones (1982-83)

George Dravo (1989)

Joe Pecaro (1993)

Justo O. Alamar (1992 – 1996)


Other Officers

American Bataan Clan

Helen Von Bergen, Treasurer () 

Mrs. Charles Peterson, Vice President (1943) 

Mrs. Lenore Vertuno, Secretary (1943) 

Mrs. Roy Vandenbroucke, Treasurer (1944) 

Sylvia Kampf, Secretary (1950) 

William Hauser, Treasurer (1957) 

Maywood Bataan Day Organization

Edwin Walker, IV, Vice-President (1992 – ) 

Pat Besaw, Secretary/Treasurer (2004 – )

Jose Galarza, Treasurer (2015 – ) 

Jo Becker, Secretary