Bataan Day Tank Dedication – 1946

Steve Gibson, MBDO Board member and son of survivor Emmett Gibson, recently purchased a couple of newspaper photos and shares them with the MBDO. These two photos are heart-wrenching in their sadness, but uplifting in their resolve. The photos were taken during the dedication of the tank memorial in Maywood on Bataan Day in 1946....

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“Capas Freedom March” – April 2015

Col. McMahon has added a gallery of photos from the 2015 Capas Freedom March. Find it by clicking on the GALLERIES and then PHILIPPINE EVENTS ALBUM links above, or click here. Originally posted 2015-06-30 16:06:12. Republished by Blog Post...

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VFW Magazine recognizes MBDO efforts

While cleaning out a closet on a cold wintry day, I found this article from the April 2009 VFW Magazine. The VFW has always supported our efforts,both locally, and across the country. This is a great remembrance of the mission of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization and the efforts of Jim Opolony. Click to view the article....

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Co. B Survivor Celebrates 94th Birthday

Father Ben Morin, (Co. B) is celebrating his 94th birthday today, August 15th, with family and friends at his home in Michigan. We join them all in wishing Fr. Morin a very happy birthday! Originally posted 2014-08-15 08:19:30. Republished by Blog Post...

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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 of Service...

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Lt. Col. Theodore F. Wickord

One in a continuing series highlighting the men of the 192nd Tank Battalion. All materials are excerpted from the Proviso Bataan Commemorative Project: http://bataanproject.com Lt. Col. Theodore F. Wickord was born on August 2, 1907, in Chicago, to Peter & Julia Wickord.  With his wife, Marie, he lived at 1839 South 7th Avenue...

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