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Maywood Bataan Day Organization

They were barely more than kids, only in their teens and early twenties. Their buddies from Proviso High School called them “Weekend Warriors”. They were members of the 33rd Tank Company, 33rd Infantry Division of the Illinois National Guard based at the Armory in Maywood, Illinois…


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Bataan Day 2017 Gallery Now Available

President McMahon has completed his work on the Bataan Day 2017 photo gallery and it is available for your viewing. Please click here to view the gallery, or click on GALLERIES above and MAYWOOD BATAAN DAY ALBUM. The scroll to find Bataan Day 2017.

2014 Veterans Day at MAC

Even on Christmas there's no rest for some people. Col. McMahon has just completed updating the gallery "Veterans Day at Manila American Cemetery & Memorial 2014" and it is online for your review. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Maywood Bataan Day...

70th Anniversary Leyte Landing

Col. McMahon has just finished adding captions to his gallery of photos from the 70th Anniversary of the Leyte Landing in the Philippines on October 20, 2014. You can find this and other Galleries of photos at the GALLERIES link above, or by clicking on the following...

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 event.

“We’re all losers in a war”

From STARS AND STRIPES online: 95 years old, but still looking ahead -- and back -- Herbert Kirchoff, one of three remaining suvivors of CO. B of the 192nd Tank Battalion from Maywood, Illinois, is the subject of a great online article. Follow this link to read more...

VP Walker’s Opening Remarks

A transcription of the opening remarks presented by MBDO Vice President Edwin H. Walker, IV, at this year's Maywood Bataan Day on September 14, 2014 2014 Opening Remarks

Maywood Bataan Day parade – September 14, 1980

Some of this video may not be available in countries other than the US due to copyright restrictions on some of the music used in the original soundtrack of this video. In the interest of historic preservation, I have decided to not edit out that music.

Joy – Tempered By Great Loss

Scans from the Chicago Daily News, August 31, 1945.

Memorial Day 2016 @ MAC

President McMahon attended Memorial Day services at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Manila. Here are photos from that event. Click here to view the photos or click GALLERIES above to browse all photo albums

Plaque Dedication Remarks

Here is a transcript of the remarks presented by MBDO VP Edwin Walker, IV at the dedication of the new 192nd Tank Battalion Memorial Plaque at Veterans Memorial Park on September 14, 2014. MBDO-MemorialPlaqueDedication
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The Maywood Bataan Day Organization will remain well-positioned to perpetuate the memory of why Maywood marks Bataan Day on the second Sunday of September. Through the efforts of the MBDO, and the support of those who hold these memories as sacred as the MBDO does, no one will ever forget the sacrifice of these brave soldiers in WWII – or the dedication and support of their families through their long captivity.

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