Thank you VFW Post 2485

Statement by MBDO President Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr. on the occasion of the 2014 Bataan Day Observance at Camp O’Donnell in the Philippines:

Commander John Gilbert, Sr. Vice Commander Carl Burke, on behalf of the Maywood (IL) Bataan Day Organization and the survivors and families of the 192nd Tank Battalion we represent, our deepest appreciation for VFW Post 2485, Angeles City, Philippines, continuing their tradition of an annual Bataan Death March Observance at Camp O’Donnell, Capas National Shrine.

The Observance yesterday, April 26th, involving newly organized, Boy Scout Troop 485, Angeles City, was very well done. You’re teaching the Scouts about this WWII tragedy in our military history.

My personal thanks, for inviting me and providing my transportation.

Col. Richard A. McMahon, Jr.
Pres., Maywood Bataan Day Organization

1 Comment

  1. Dave Worthen /

    Thank You For Posting The Great Article Of The VFW Post 2485 and The Boy Scout Troop, When I Was Living In Subic Bay When My Father was Station There Form 1970 – 1974 I Was In The Boy Scouts And We Our 50 Mile Hike With All The Other Boy Scout Troops On The Same Route Of The Bataan Death March And Was Taught The History Of The Death March It Was A Great Wake Up Call As A Kid Learning What These Men Went Through And I Sure Hope The Boy Scouts Continue To Learn the History Of The Bataan Death March.

    And Thank You On The Article

    Dave Worthen US Navy Veteran And Life Time Member Of VFW Post 8385 Kings Bay, Ga.

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