During the April 2007 National Convention of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor (ADBC) asked the Descendants Group (DG) to take an increasingly active role in putting on the conventions, culminating in 2010 when the DG took full responsibility for the convention. Since then, we have changed our name to the ADBC-Memorial Society to better reflect our mission and we have developed a tax-exempt status, mission statement, and by-laws. The official name of the organization is the "ADBC-Memorial Society".

The organization’s ultimate purpose /mission will be related to educating Americans about the Japanese invasion of the Philippines and the experiences of the men and women who subsequently became Japanese prisoners of war.Filipinos Throw Food to Bataan Death Marchers, Ben Steele

All relatives and friends of ex-POWs are welcome and encouraged to become involved in this new group to help us begin a new organization that will carry on the legacy of these exceptional men and women.

Membership has its privileges. It allows you to show your support for our growing organization and the tradition of the ADBC. By paying a mere $31.00 you become a voting member and have a voice in the direction of the group. Your membership also gives you access to the Google Group and subscription to The Quan.

Membership is valid for calendar Year – January through December

To become a member, please download and complete the form below and pay via PayPal and/or send it with a check made payable to "ADBC-Memorial" to our Treasurer, Judy Pruitt at:

Judy Pruitt
23 Elwell Road
Jamaica Plain, MA   02130

Only with your help and participation, will we accomplish the goals we have set for our fledgling organization.

Jan Thompson
President, ADBC-Memorial Society

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