2008 Harrodsburg Commemorative Event

President McMahon and Jim Opolony of the Proviso East Bataan Commemorative Project were invited guests at this event. President McMahon took photos of some of the illustrations at that event and those photos are below.

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Co. D Information

Company ‘D’ consisted mostly of men from the Harrodsburg, KY area. From the Kentucky History Society web page: Harrodsburg Tank Battalion, 192nd: Survivors of the Bataan Death March Oral History Project. The Japanese invaded the Philippines in December 1941 and captured Manila on January 2, 1942. American and Filipino...

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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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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 an article from the local news telling of his 100th...

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May 5 Anniversary – Aguero – Gheen – Sparrow

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 5, 1942...

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