The Battling Bastards of Bataan
No Mama, No Papa, No Uncle Sam
—Andersonville National Historic Site —
“…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 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);
Categories. • War, World II •
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