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Andersonville in Macon County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Battling Bastards of Bataan

No Mama, No Papa, No Uncle Sam

 

—Andersonville National Historic Site —

 
The Battling Bastards of Bataan Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
1. The Battling Bastards of Bataan Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  

“…The Bataan garrison was destroyed due to its dreadful handicaps, but no army in history more thoroughly accomplished its mission…” General of the Army Douglas MacArthur.

“This bronze is presented to the Andersonville National Historic Site by the “Battling Bastards of Bataan,” an organization comprised of the survivors of the Battle for Bataan, 02 Jan. - 9 April 1942, the subsequent “Death March,” the “Hell Ships” and imprisonment as prisoners of war of the Japanese. It is to serve as a reminder that the precepts of courage, devotion to duty and sacrifice have not and will not become outmoded.” 09 April 1998.
 
Location. 32° 11.831′ N, 84° 7.612′ W. Marker is in Andersonville, Georgia, in Macon County. Marker is on POW Road. Touch for map. The marker is affixed to the exterior wall of the patio in the back of the National Prisoner of War Museum at the Andersonville National Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Andersonville GA 31711, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance

The Battling Bastards of Bataan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
2. The Battling Bastards of Bataan Marker
of this marker. Memorial to POWs at Hiroshima, Japan (here, next to this marker); To the Vermonters who Perished at Andersonville (a few steps from this marker); This Was Andersonville (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Bombardment Group (within shouting distance of this marker); Oflag 64 Prisoners of War (within shouting distance of this marker); American Ex-Prisoners of War (within shouting distance of this marker); Earthwork Defenses (within shouting distance of this marker); National Prisoner of War Museum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Wall at Andersonville National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
3. Wall at Andersonville National Historic Site
Entrance to the National Prisoner of War Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
4. Entrance to the National Prisoner of War Museum
The Battling Bastards of Bataan Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
5. The Battling Bastards of Bataan Marker
The marker is on the left in this group of three markers, southeast of the exit from the Visitors Center towards the Andersonville prison site.
The Battling Bastards of Bataan Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, December 26, 2017
6. The Battling Bastards of Bataan Marker
The marker can be seen here in the background, behind the site's memorial artwork.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2, 3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on January 24, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on February 9, 2018, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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