Co. A – Minnesota Memorial March

Co. A – Minnesota Memorial March

During this month’s MBDO Board Meeting, the topic came up of whether the other National Guard companies were still doing anything to memorialize the men of the 192nd. I came upon a posting on the Battle of Bataan Facebook group page that indicated that this...
Nagasaki: “We’ll soon be free.”

Nagasaki: “We’ll soon be free.”

In August of 1945, at the age of 25, Pvt. Lester Tennenberg had been a prisoner of the Japanese for more than 3 years. From 9 miles away, Lester watched the skies light up over Nagasaki, Japan from the explosion of an atomic bomb. 70 years later, he sums up the...
Memorial Lost – And Found!

Memorial Lost – And Found!

MBDO President, Col. Richard McMahon, Jr., recently took on the task of assisting the family of one of the fallen heroes of Co. B of the 192nd Tank Battalion. Sgt. Lawrence J. Jordan fought in the first tank battles on Bataan and later would be taken prisoner by the...
Fr. Ben Morin – 1920 – 2015

Fr. Ben Morin – 1920 – 2015

2nd Lt. Ben Morin fought the first US tank battle of WWII and was thought KIA for a time. He ended up as a POW and survived WWII to return home and make good on a promise he made to become a priest if he survived the war. He served as a priest for 68 years. We...