Can You Help Identify These Men?

Over the years, there have been many attempts made to identify all the men pictured on the famous “Lido Theater Bataan Mural”. The original picture, a copy of which hangs in the board room of the Maywood Public Library, has a legend at the bottom that does not really correspond completely with the figures in the mural....

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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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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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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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