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...

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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...

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Obtaining Medals for the Men of the 192nd

One of the most rewarding facets of working with the Maywood Bataan Day Organization is the chance to help immediate family members receive the medals that the men of the 192nd earned for their heroic service. In the confusion and relief of the end of WWII, many of these men never bothered to collect the commendations that they...

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February 8 Anniversary – Giamalva

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. February 8,...

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Kovach Home – At Last

Nearly 75 years after he died in the hellish prison camp known as Cabanatuan, SPC John Kovach, Jr. returns to Port Clinton, OH. His family, friends and loving fellow Americans are there to show their undying love and respect for the sacrifice he and his family made in WWII. The words that appeared above the Lido Theater picture of...

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May 9 Anniversary – Edens – Jones – Dodway

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. May 9, 1942...

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