Vet’s Day at the MAC – 2013 Gallery

MBDO Pres. Col. Richard A. McMahon has finished compiling annotating and uploading photos from his recent trip to the Manila American Cemetery in the Philippines to commemorate Veteran’s Day. You can find those photos under the GALLERIES link above or click here.

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“I’m fine,” Col. McMahon reports from Luzon

In Angeles City on Luzon in the Philippines right now, MBDO President Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr. reports only rain on Friday and no major effect where he is from Super Typhoon Haiyan. He reports that “the central islands are collectively known as Visayas, V pronounced like B. That’s where the super typhoon hit....

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Fighter Pilot Remains Recovered – 67 Years Later

On the morning of February 9, 1942, a Japanese and American fighter plane dogfight ended just above the Mariveles volcano on the Bataan Peninsula of the Philippines. Initial efforts to recover the remains of either pilot failed and for nearly 7 decades those remains lay undisturbed. In 2008, a team of researchers returned to the...

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Olympian, War Hero, POW – Louis Zamperini

Olympic distance runner, World War II  hero and celebrated USC Alumnus Louis Zamperini spoke to a maximum capacity audience recently at USC about the power of resilience. Louis Zemperini placed 8th in the 1936 Berlin Olympics as a distance runner. Later, during WWII, he was stranded for 47 days after his aircraft crashed into the...

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Forest Park Review Article about Proviso East Bataan website

A nice article in the Forest Park Review about Jim Opolony and the Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project website. Find the article by clicking here. Go to the Proviso East Bataan website by clicking here.

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