65th Anniversary of Gen. MacArthur’s Leyte Landing

Col. McMahon’s 2009 trip to represent the MBDO at the 65th Anniversary of Gen. MacArthur’s Leyte Landing.    

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Bataan Day Tank Dedication – 1946

Steve Gibson, MBDO Board member and son of survivor Emmett Gibson, recently purchased a couple of newspaper photos and shares them with the MBDO. These two photos are heart-wrenching in their sadness, but uplifting in their resolve. The photos were taken during the dedication of the tank memorial in Maywood on Bataan Day in 1946....

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Remembering Bataan – 65 years ago this Veteran’s Day

From Veteran’s Day, 2006… I’m adding this to the MBDO website to preserve it… Sixty-five years ago this Veteran’s Day, 103 young men from Maywood and several surrounding suburbs were onboard a ship headed for the Philippines. While there were certainly tensions across the globe in the fall of 1941, these...

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“Capas Freedom March” – April 2015

Col. McMahon has added a gallery of photos from the 2015 Capas Freedom March. Find it by clicking on the GALLERIES and then PHILIPPINE EVENTS ALBUM links above, or click here.

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VFW Magazine recognizes MBDO efforts

While cleaning out a closet on a cold wintry day, I found this article from the April 2009 VFW Magazine. The VFW has always supported our efforts,both locally, and across the country. This is a great remembrance of the mission of the Maywood Bataan Day Organization and the efforts of Jim Opolony. Click to view the...

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Co. B Survivor Celebrates 94th Birthday

Father Ben Morin, (Co. B) is celebrating his 94th birthday today, August 15th, with family and friends at his home in Michigan. We join them all in wishing Fr. Morin a very happy birthday!

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