Co. D Information

Company ‘D’ consisted mostly of men from the Harrodsburg, KY area. From the Kentucky History Society web page: Harrodsburg Tank Battalion, 192nd: Survivors of the Bataan Death March Oral History Project. The Japanese invaded the Philippines in December 1941 and captured Manila on January 2, 1942. American and Filipino...

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Co. C Web Pages

  From the Ida Rupp Public Library website (use link below for the full text)…   “Inducted into federal service on November 25, 1940, forty-two men from the Port Clinton area departed four days later for training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where more men were added to the unit. After training and maneuvers at Fort Knox and...

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Of Special Note…

Of Special Note… Interesting facts about the men of the 192nd, as well as their families.   Robert Brooks, D Company, an African-American, was the first tanker killed in WWII at Clark Field. Brooks Field at Fort Knox, Kentucky is named in his honor. Henry Deckert, B Company, was the first tanker KIA in tank to tank combat....

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Remembering Bataan – 65 years ago this Veteran’s Day

From Veteran’s Day, 2006… I’m adding this to the MBDO website to preserve it… Sixty-five years ago this Veteran’s Day, 103 young men from Maywood and several surrounding suburbs were onboard a ship headed for the Philippines. While there were certainly tensions across the globe in the fall of 1941, these...

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January 3rd Anniversary – Rinehart

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. January 3,...

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