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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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You Are Invited!

Please help us REMEMBER BATAAN! The Maywood Bataan Day Organization cordially invites you to the 72nd Annual Maywood Bataan Day, Sunday September 14, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Park in Maywood, Illinois. Musical program starts at 2:30pm, Memorial Service begins at 3pm....

Vet’s Day at the MAC – 2013 Gallery

MBDO Pres. Col. Richard A. McMahon has finished compiling annotating and uploading photos from his recent trip to the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines to commemorate Veteran's Day. You can find those photos under the GALLERIES link above or click here.
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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: Lt. Col. Theodore F. Wickord was born on August 2, 1907, in Chicago, to Peter & Julia...

Maywood Bataan Day 1955

Ed. Note: Original video below was replaced with a higher quality, higher resolution video. My apologies for the original bad video. A decade home. Certainly the time flew by. Ten years after the end of World War II, the citizens of Maywood, Illinois gathered on a...

Kyle FitzGerald Elected Director

At the August MBDO Board Meeting, Kyle FitzGerald, Owner/Director at ReUse Depot in Maywood, Illinois, was approved as a Director-At-Large for the Maywood Bataan Day Organization. Please welcome Kyle to our Board. Here is some additional information Kyle shared with...

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...

Leon Conner’s Remarks at 2013 Bataan Day

Leon Conner, honorary MBDO Director, was singled out for recognition at the 2013 Maywood Bataan Day in honor of his 95th birthday. Fortunately, Mr. Conner had prepared some remarks just in case he needed them for the event. Here are those remarks... We meet here today...

Capt. Donald LeRoy Hanes

One in a continuing series highlighting the men of the 192nd Tank Battalion. All materials are excerpted from the Proviso Bataan Commemorative Project: Capt. Donald L. Hanes was born on August 10, 1903, in Hoopeston, Illinois, to Charles K....

Heartwarming Story from Port Clinton OH – Home of Co. C

Port Clinton, Ohio is the home of Co. C of the 192nd Tank Battalion. Recently, we caught this story online about how the Port Clinton community is still coming together to support important causes....

Capas Freedom March 2016

Col. McMahon, President, Maywood Bataan Day Organization ( was unable to attend this year's event in person. Col. Ralph F. Liebhaber, USAF (Ret), Veterans of Foreign Wars, Philippine, District 7 & Angeles City Post 2485, was kind enough to share his...
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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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