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. His niece, Denita Morin, said, “Thank you so much for...

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MBDO Mourns Loss of Director Barry Cicero

Maywood Bataan Day Director-At-Large Barry Cicero has lost his gallant battle with cancer. A tireless positive campaigner for veterans, Barry worked as Veteran Liaison for the MBDO. In addition, Mr. Cicero enjoyed a lifelong relationship with the American Legion, culminating in his role as Past Cmdr, First Division, American Legion...

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Death March Memento

The Filipino-American Memorial Endowment, Inc. is asking the public to donate to their fund to continue their mission to maintain and preserve the Philippine WWII Memorials, including the Death March Markers. To recognize donors, they are offering a special, limited edition “Challenge Coin” made from enameled, polished...

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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 to go directly to the...

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This Just In! POWs Rescued in Bataan!

I just purchased this photo from a dealer on eBay in Mexico City, Mexico. It’s a photo of Maywood residents gather around a radio in a pharmacy some time in early February, 1945. They are anxiously waiting for any details on the prison camp raid carried out a couple of weeks earlier in Cabanatuan in the Philippines. Among the...

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