Amazing Video of Bataan Day 2017

Thanks to Director Kyle FitzGerald for this amazing video of the 75th Anniversary of Bataan Day in Maywood. And a special thanks to all who participated and all who attended. Gratitude also to Dan Perkins, Event Coordinator/Consultant for this...

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A Doughboy in Maywood

This year, the Maywood Bataan Day Organization marks the 75th Anniversary of the original Maywood Bataan Day on September 10th, beginning at 2pm at Maywood’s Veteran Memorial Maywood Park at 1st Avenue and Oak Street in Maywood. As the largest and longest running World War II commemorative event in the Chicago area, we are...

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Bataan Day 2017 – Press Release

Maywood Bataan Day Organization PRESS RELEASE Contact Information: Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr. (USA, Ret.), President Phone: (708) 366-8761 Email: Ramcmahon1@aol.com Website URL: http://mbdo.org Alternate Contact: Maj. Edwin H. Walker IV (USMC) Phone: (708) 345-7077   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Maywood Veterans – A Century...

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Maywood Bataan Day 2017 – 10 Sep 2017

We are currently finishing up preparations for the 75th Anniversary of Maywood Bataan Day. As always, Bataan Day will be commemorated in Maywood on the second Sunday in September. This year that is September 10, 2017. Festivities begin with music provided by the 144th Ceremonial Band from the Illinois National Guard. Our keynote...

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Last of the 192nd

After discovering that both survivors from Co. C of the 192nd passed away in 2016 – Pvt. Harmon and Pvt. Naymick – it is great to hear that the last surviving member of the 192nd Tank Battalion, Pvt. William L. Arnold (Co. D), is still doing well in Montana. Here is an article from the local news telling of his 100th...

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Kovach Home – At Last

Nearly 75 years after he died in the hellish prison camp known as Cabanatuan, SPC John Kovach, Jr. returns to Port Clinton, OH. His family, friends and loving fellow Americans are there to show their undying love and respect for the sacrifice he and his family made in WWII. The words that appeared above the Lido Theater picture of...

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