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Andersonville in Sumter 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 Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
1. The Battling Bastards of Bataan Marker
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 Sumter 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 POW’s at Hiroshima Japan (here, next to this marker); This Was Andersonville (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial to American Former Prisoners of War Stalag XVII-B

Wall at Andersonville National Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
2. Wall at Andersonville National Historic Site
(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); The Expanded Stockade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shebangs (about 400 feet away); Monuments and Memories (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andersonville.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Entrance to the National Prisoner of War Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, February 23, 2001
3. Entrance to the National Prisoner of War Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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