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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Bataan Day 2016

On a hot September Sunday in 1946, citizens and honored guests gathered at the corner of 5th Avenue and Oak Street in this western suburb of Chicago. In attendance was the Governor of Illinois, as well as Brigadier Generals and Navy Commandants. But the true guest of honor on September 8, 1946 was a tank, sent from Minnesota to...

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March 29 Anniversary – Brown – Miller

Editors Note: This year, we will be making a special effort to remember each and every known member of the 192nd Tank Battalion. As part of that remembrance, we will list each day the members who were killed or died on that date, along with links for additional information as available. We look forward to your comments. March 29,...

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