Since 1942

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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Director Goran Anderson Dead At Age 92

[Death date corrected, Ed.] The Maywood Bataan Day Organization joins the family and friends of Goran Anderson in mourning his passing on June 9th. Goran had been a director on the board of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization for many years. He was a faithful...
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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...

Bataan Day 2019 – Photos Online Now!

We've got photos online from this year's wonderful Maywood Bataan Day event, held on September 8, 2019. Please click here to view them or go to GALLERIES in the tab above and select MAYWOOD BATAAN DAY ALBUM and then select BATAAN DAY 2019.

2013 Maywood Bataan Day Booklet

Please click the links below to open or download PDF formatted copies of the official Maywood Bataan Day booklet -- newly updated for 2012 - and this year's Programme insert. Click to download Maywood Bataan Day Official Booklet Click to download 2013 Maywood Bataan...

Manila Is Bombed – 1941 Newsreel

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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.

Lt. Morin Interview – Age 94

"2nd Lt. Ben R. Morin" is how the interview starts. From there, the 94 years-young, retired Jesuit priest and hero of the first tank battle of World War II fills us in on some of the details of his fight with the Japanese on Luzon, as well as his time as a POW in the...

2015 Bataan Day Keynote Speech

This is a transcript of the keynote speech delivered by Stephen Gibson at the 2015 Maywood Bataan Day Memorial Service, September 13, 2015: Thank you Col. McMahon, thank you fellow members of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization, and thank you to all the honored...

Bataan Descendant – Honor Flight Volunteer

Just received the following note from Nancy Martin, daughter of PVT William Hauser, Co. B, who passed away in 1983. I am a volunteer with Honor Flight Chicago. We are looking for any WWII vets that have not had the opportunity to take the Honor Flight to...

Co. A – Minnesota Memorial March

During this month's MBDO Board Meeting, the topic came up of whether the other National Guard companies were still doing anything to memorialize the men of the 192nd. I came upon a posting on the Battle of Bataan Facebook group page that indicated that this weekend...
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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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