Dir. Brotonel thanked

Dir. Brotonel thanked

MBDO Director Ed Brotonel represented the MBDO at the Commemoration of Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) at the Kalayaan Hall of the Consulate General of the Philippines on April 9, 2015. He received this very nice letter of appreciation from the Consul General. Thank...
2014 Veterans Day at MAC

2014 Veterans Day at MAC

Even on Christmas there’s no rest for some people. Col. McMahon has just completed updating the gallery “Veterans Day at Manila American Cemetery & Memorial 2014” and it is online for your review. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the...
Thank you VFW Post 2485

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...
From 2011 – Maj. Edwin Walker, IV

From 2011 – Maj. Edwin Walker, IV

Just found these articles from the Elmhurst Patch and Chicago Tribune online newspaper that gives some great background on Maywood Bataan Day Organization Vice President Maj. Edwin Walker, IV. The article talks about the Major being asked to be Grand Marshall for the...
Who is Russell W. Cochran?

Who is Russell W. Cochran?

A small stone memorial sits in Maywood Veterans Memorial Park at 1st and Oak Ave. in Maywood, Illinois. Inscribed on the monument is “This tree planted as a living memorial in memory of Russell W. Cochran. American Legion 133. VFW 2193.” We know that Mr....