Harrodsburg Tankers Archive

  • By Spc. Sarah Gossett, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment HARRODSBURG, Ky. – In October of 1941, 66 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from Mercer County, Kentucky sailed from San Francisco, California to the Philippine Islands to defend the Pacific from the Japanese. These brave men endured the invasion of the Philippines in the early stages of World War II before surrendering and the 66 miles of the “Bataan Death March.” They were held as prisoners of war for the remainder of the war with only 37 of the original 66 men returning to Kentucky.  The Harrodsburg-based 103rd Brigade Support Battalion and […]

    103rd Brigade Support Battalion hosts 76th Bataan Memorial Day to honor Harrodsburg Tankers

    By Spc. Sarah Gossett, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment HARRODSBURG, Ky. – In October of 1941, 66 Kentucky National Guard Soldiers from Mercer County, Kentucky sailed from San Francisco, California to the Philippine Islands to defend the Pacific from the Japanese. These brave men endured the invasion of the Philippines in the early stages of World War II before surrendering and the 66 miles of the “Bataan Death March.” They were held as prisoners of war for the remainder of the war with only 37 of the original 66 men returning to Kentucky.  The Harrodsburg-based 103rd Brigade Support Battalion and […]

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