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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2015 Philippine Veterans Week Photos

Col. McMahon has completed early work on the album of photos from the 2015 Philippine Veterans Week events at the Capas National Shrine. Please click on the GALLERIES link above, then PHILIPPINE EVENTS ALBUM and then scroll down to select this gallery. Or click here...

Dir. Brotonel thanked

MBDO Director Ed Brotonel represented the MBDO at the Commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) at the Kalayaan Hall of the Consulate General of the Philippines on April 9, 2015. He received this very nice letter of appreciation from the Consul General. Thank...

Village To Retain Control of Veterans Park

Recent discussions by the Maywood Village Board and Maywood Park District will probably result in most of the parks in Maywood being turned over to the Maywood Park District, but the Village decided to retain control over the Veterans Park where the Maywood Bataan Day...

From 2011 – Maj. Edwin Walker, IV

Just found these articles from the Elmhurst Patch and Chicago Tribune online newspaper that gives some great background on Maywood Bataan Day Organization Vice President Maj. Edwin Walker, IV. The article talks about the Major being asked to be Grand Marshall for the...

Joy – Tempered By Great Loss

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

Father Ben Gets His Bronze Star

The Maywood Bataan Day Organization (MBDO), on behalf of Ben Morin's brother, Paul, made a request to the US Army, Awards & Decorations Branch, for posthumous award of the Bronze Star Medal. The request was approved and the medal has been received by his family....

Bataan Day 2018 – September 9th

The Maywood Bataan Day Organization asks you to "save the date" for the next annual Maywood Bataan Day Service. As always (or at least since 1942), the service will be the second Sunday in September, which this year is September 9th. The service will begin at 2:30pm...

Last of the 192nd

After discovering that both survivors from Co. C of the 192nd passed away in 2016 - Pvt. Harmon and Pvt. Naymick - it is great to hear that the last surviving member of the 192nd Tank Battalion, Pvt. William L. Arnold (Co. D), is still doing well in Montana. Here is...

MBDO 2018 Photos Posted

Colonel McMahon has published the photos from Maywood Bataan Day 2018. You can find them in the GALLERY section above, under MAYWOOD BATAAN DAY ALBUM or click here to go right to the gallery.

Memorial Lost – And Found!

MBDO President, Col. Richard McMahon, Jr., recently took on the task of assisting the family of one of the fallen heroes of Co. B of the 192nd Tank Battalion. Sgt. Lawrence J. Jordan fought in the first tank battles on Bataan and later would be taken prisoner by the...
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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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