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194th Tank Battalion

January 30, 2019
Reader Opinion: Remember our soldiers
January 30, 2019 - 2:30am
October 1, 2018
John Erickson, Brainerd Public Schools official curator and historical archivist, holds a 1923 curriculum book used at the elementary schools. The book now is preserved in the Brainerd Public Schools Archives. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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Curator seeks artifacts and stories within Brainerd school walls
October 1, 2018 - 12:16pm
September 10, 2018
Bataan Death March survivor Walt Straka (center), families of survivors and others attend an opening ceremony Saturday, Sept. 8, before the 21st annual Bataan Memorial March at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Remembering Bataan - 21st annual Bataan Memorial March honors sacrifice, heritage
September 10, 2018 - 8:00am
The 32 replica dog tags of the soldiers from the 194th Tank Battalion Company A who died in combat, as a prisoner of war or the Death March are positioned on a scabbard of a sword after the Fall of Bataan 76th Anniversary Wreath Laying Ceremony Monday, April 9. Each soldier’s name was read and during a ceremony at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video and Gallery
Bataan memorial service honors Brainerd armed forces
April 10, 2018 - 4:00am
March 3, 2018
The 194th Regiment is looking for relatives of the men who served in the 34th Tank Company and later in Company A, 194th Tank Battalion, World War II. Photo Minnesota National Guard
194th Regiment looking for WWII servicemen relatives
March 3, 2018 - 12:00pm
December 22, 2017
This 1941 edition of the Brainerd Dispatch heralded an upcoming event to make phonograph records of family members to send to service members stationed overseas. Jim Knudsen, nephew of World War II participant Julius Knudsen, recently uncovered one such record. Zach Kayser / Brainerd Dispatch
Mysterious recordings reveal Brainerd WWII history
December 22, 2017 - 8:00am
June 15, 2017
Walt Straka, the last survivor of A Company, 194th Tank Battalion, laughs Wednesday at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. The armory open house highlighted military history during Brainerd History Week. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
History Week event features Brainerd WWII voices
June 15, 2017 - 10:39am
April 9, 2017
A wreath laying ceremony is held Sunday at the Brainerd armory in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Brainerd recognizes 75th anniversary of Bataan Death March
April 9, 2017 - 8:53pm
April 7, 2017
Bataan Death March survivor Walt Straka (center) attends last year’s wreath laying ceremony at the Brainerd armory. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
75 years since Bataan Death March: Sunday ceremony to mark anniversary
April 7, 2017 - 4:15am
September 1, 2016
Reader Opinion: Surprised
September 1, 2016 - 9:14pm
August 16, 2016
 Lt. Col. Joshua Simer, outgoing battalion commander for the 1st Combined Arms Battalion-194th Armor Regiment, accepts a gift from the soldiers of the battalion as he turns over command to Lt. Col. Tadd Vanyo during the Change of Command ceremony Friday at Camp Ripley. Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey/Camp Ripley Public Affairs
Camp Ripley: Guard unit proudly carries Heritage Torch
August 16, 2016 - 11:49pm
June 17, 2016
Western Union telegrams provide a glimpse at a moment in time and are part of a renovated showcase area, which includes the history of the 194th Tank Regiment in Brainerd. (Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch)
Remembering those who served
June 17, 2016 - 8:21pm
April 9, 2016
The front page of the Brainerd Daily Dispatch 74 years ago on April 10, 1942. Brainerd's valiant heros, the men of the 194th Tank Battalion trapped on the Bataan peninsula. Brainerd Dispatch/ -
This Was Brainerd - April 10
April 9, 2016 - 4:18pm
April 6, 2016
Julius Knudsen of Brainerd is pictured during a trip to Oregon. Knudsen would later go missing in action during the Bataan Death March in April of 1942.  Submitted photo.
Bataan: Lost along the Death March
April 6, 2016 - 10:08pm
August 17, 2015
Participants (left) gather at the starting line of the Bataan Memorial March Saturday, as a Patriot Guard Rider (center) stands sentinel along the roadside with a flag and Walt Straka (right), the last area Bataan survivor, sits to watch them take off. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video)play button
Runners fight through heat, humidity to honor WWII atrocity victims
August 17, 2015 - 10:37am