Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Bataan War Memorial
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Bataan War Memorial
Bataan War Memorial. . Commemorating the sacrifice made by the gallant men of the 192nd Tank Battalion. . This memorial was erected by James Harrod Trust. It is in Harrodsburg in Mercer County Kentucky
Commemorating the sacrifice made by the gallant men of the 192nd Tank Battalion.
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 53.)
Location. 37° 46.446′ N, 84° 50.699′ W. Marker is in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in Mercer County. Memorial is at the intersection of North College Street (U.S. 127) and Veterans Park Road, on the right when traveling north on North College Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 837 N College St, Harrodsburg KY 40330, United States of America. Touch for directions.
To honor the men of Mercer County, Kentucky, who were members of the Provisional Tank Group, United States Army Forces in the Far East. The first American force to engage an enemy in tank warfare in Words War II.
The men whose names appear on this monument sailed from Sa Francisco 27 October 1941 under sealed orders with 192nd GHQ Tank Battalion and arrived at Manila 20 November 1941. They fought to defend Bataan and Corregidor, “one of the decisive battles of the world”, in a long protracted struggle to save the Pacific and Australia from enemy hands while the United Nations gathered strength to resist.
These honored men gave their lives for their country
Harry Riker Lafon, Jr. Arch Ball Rue
Everett Rogers Preston George Alger Van Arsdale
Elzie Elsworth Anness Birchell Keeling
Johnnie Bottoms Fred Leonard
Vernon Harold Bussell Hugh Jackson Leonard
Robert Vernon Cloyd Joe Baxter Million
Angel Edgar Crick Heze Franklin Sallee
John Lewis Cummins James William Sallee
Oscar Dean Jennings Bryan Scanlon
Wallace Denny Herbert Steele
Ben Devine Yandell Terhune
Wallard Emmal Foster Edward Vivion Trisler
Edward Theadore French Edgar George Wills
Roy Edward Goodpaster Willard Rue Yeast
Wesley Davis Hungate
These brave men survived the “Bataan Death March” and more than three years as prisoners of war before returning to their homes in Mercer County, Kentucky.
William Gentry Edwin Wilson Rue
William Clinton Alford Charles Edmond Reed
Joe Riley Anness Field McLeod Reed, Jr.
William Elwood Blacketer Garratt Gilbert Royalty
Grover Clevelnad Brummett Campbell King Sadler
Geroge Everett Chumley John Elmore Sadler
Morris Stalard Collier Ernest Logan Sampson, Jr.
James William Durr Reid Shewmaker
Earl Fowler Cecil J. Sims
Morgan French Judson David Simpson
Lonnie Lee Gray William David Sparrow
Lyle Collins Harlow Ralph Stine
Kenneth Manson Hourigan Marvin Dexter Taylor
Stanley Hardin Kyler Cecil Raymond Van Diver
Marcus Arnold Lawson Grover David Whittinghill
Lawrence Ira Martin Maurice Edward Wilson
Albert Bland Moore Lucien F. Yankey
Willian Peavler Claude Len Yeast
Charlie Robert Quinn
Bataan Memorial Committee Military Roster certified by
Edwin Wilson Rue The Adjutant General
John Elmore Sadler United States Army
Maurice Edward Wilson
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.