Col. McMahon @ Pearl Harbor

Our own President, Col. Richard McMahon, Jr., has been busy while he’s hopping around the Pacific. Here’s an article recently published where he talks about his time volunteering at the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawai’i. Snowbird...

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Last Man – Lester Tenney Dies, Age 96

Lester Tenney has passed away. He was the last man from Co. B, and the last Maywood-born member of the 192nd Tank Battalion. He was also a past president of the American Bataan Clan (the predecessor for the MBDO). Lester was a tireless advocate for POWs in his life and career after WWII and remained active up until his death. We...

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Bataan Day Event Details – 9/11/16

Here are the 2016 Maywood Bataan Day event details. Linked below are the press release, Program Booklet and Programme Insert. If you have questions, please call VP Edwin Walker at 708-345-7077. MBDO Press Release 2016 MBDO Event Booklet 2016 MBDO PROGRAMME INSERT...

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74th Commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan

MBDO President Richard A. McMahon, Jr. & MBDO Director Ed Brotonel represented MBDO at this wonderful event sponsored by Honorable Generoso D.G. Calonge, Philippine Consul General in Chicago. Special thanks to Anna Liza F. Alcantara, Consulate Cultural Officer, for sharing photos. Find the photo gallery here — or click...

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We Remember April 9th

Maywood Bataan Day Organization President Richard A. McMahon Jr. and Director Ed Brotonel joined members of the Philippine Consulate in Chicago to mark the 74th anniversary of the fall of Bataan in World War II. The Chicago-area has a deep and long-lasting memory of the events of that fateful day. Being able to mark this date with...

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Father Ben Gets His Bronze Star

The Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO), on behalf of Ben Morin’s brother, Paul, made a request to the US Army, Awards & Decorations Branch, for posthumous¬†award of the Bronze Star Medal. The request was approved and the medal has been received by his family. His niece, Denita Morin, said, “Thank you so much for...

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