Pvt. Andrew J. Aquila – Co. B, 192nd – 1918 – 2011

Just received word from David Aquila, son of Andrew J. Aquila, Co. B, 192md Tank Battalion, that Mr. Aquila passed away on the 28th of November, 2011, age 93. Andrew Aquila was a Death March and Hell Ship survivor. His travails on Bataan and in the custody of the Japanese Imperial Army are detailed in a great article written by his...

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Frank Goldstein (Co. B)

T/4 Frank Goldstein (Co. B) passed away on Thursday, 1/21/2010. We join his friends and family in mourning his loss and honoring his service. You will find Frank’s obituary here. Originally posted 2010-01-24...

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Joyce Bashleben, widow of Sgt. James Bashleben (Co. B)

Joyce Bashleben, widow of Sgt. James Bashleben, passed away earlier this month. We join her family and friends in celebrating her life and mourning their loss.  To view Joyce’s obituary, please click here. Originally posted 2010-01-14...

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Cecilia Fryziuk, widow of Sgt Nicholas Fryziuk (Co. B)

Cecilia Fryziuk, widow of Sgt. Nicholas Fryziuk (B) passed away earlier this month. We join her family and friends in celebrating her life and mourning their loss. To view, the obituary for Cecilia, please click here. Originally posted 2010-01-14...

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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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