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"BATAAN -- The Harrodsburg Tankers: A Time For Courage ... A Time For Heroes" Trailer

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Published on Jul 1, 2010

Before World War II, the Harrodsburg Tankers were the 38th Tank Company of the Kentucky Army National Guard. They were among the first Kentuckians called to active duty in preparation for World War II. When they went on federal active duty they became Company D, 192nd Light Tank Battalion. On Thanksgiving Day, 1941, The Harrodsburg Tankers landed in the Philippines. On December 7, 1941, Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and only hours later they began an attack on the Philippines. The Harrodsburg Tankers, along with the allied forces, fought the Japanese valiantly without reinforcements or resupply until ordered by their superiors to surrender in April 1942. Those who could not escape to Corregidor were in the infamous "Bataan Death March." They were all eventually taken prisoner of war. Only 37 of the original 66 Kentucky Guard Members from Harrodsburg survived Japanese captivity.

Courtesy of JFHQKy-J6

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