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Harrodsburg in Mercer County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bataan War Memorial

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
1. Bataan War Memorial
Inscription.  Commemorating the sacrifice made by the gallant men of the 192nd Tank Battalion.
 
Erected by James Harrod Trust. (Marker Number 53.)
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky, Harrodsburg, James Harrod Trust series list.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John L. Bridges House / Burford Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Diamond Point (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spring Hill Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Monument (approx. half a mile away); Pulliam / Curry House (approx. half a mile away); Dr. James Harrison Moore House
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By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
2. Bataan War Memorial
(approx. half a mile away); Tewmey / Armstrong House (approx. half a mile away); Courtview (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrodsburg.
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
3. Bataan War Memorial
Bataan War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 6, 2019
4. Bataan War Memorial
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 47 times since then and 5 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.
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