70th Anniversary of Bataan Day In Chicago

Remarks of Major Edwin H. Walker, IV, USMC, Vice President, Maywood Bataan Day Organization At the Philippine Consulate, Chicago, Illinois, on April 4, 2012 Ladies and gentlemen! It is a great honor to be present on this auspicious occasion to celebrate the 70th Commemoration or “Platinum Jubilee” of Bataan Day in the...

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Bataan Falls – 70 years ago today

This is the day, and this is the time. As I write this, it is about 8am in Manila in the Philippines. 70 years ago, Gen. King was on his way to a meeting with Japanese Maj. Gen. Kameichiro Nagano to negotiate surrender terms. Much has been written about this event, and I won’t go into the details here again (great details...

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Minter’s Ring – Smithsonian Article

A special thank you to the Descendants Group of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor (http://dg-adbc.org/) for bringing this article to the attention of the people who hold the memory of the men and women who defended Bataan dear. This well-researched article covers not only the serendipitous discovery of a ring long...

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New photo album! 76th Anniversary of the Day of Valor – in Chicago

Pres. McMahon and MBDO board member, Ed Brotonel have started work on this exciting new gallery of photos from this recent event. Click here to view the album...

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Vets Day at MAC 2017

Col. McMahon has completed his updates on the great new gallery of photos from the Veterans Day Ceremonies at the Manila American Ceremony, this past November. Click GALLERIES in the menu at the top of the page, then PHILIPPINE EVENTS ALBUM to find these and other photos. You can go directly to the new gallery by clicking...

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74th Commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan

MBDO President Richard A. McMahon, Jr. & MBDO Director Ed Brotonel represented MBDO at this wonderful event sponsored by Honorable Generoso D.G. Calonge, Philippine Consul General in Chicago. Special thanks to Anna Liza F. Alcantara, Consulate Cultural Officer, for sharing photos. Find the photo gallery here — or click...

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