The Past Never Dies: Hundreds Gather to Remember Bataan Death March

By Michael Romain SUNDAY, MAYWOOD — Second Lieutenant Jacques Vaughan Merrifield was born on March 26, 1918 in Amboy, Illinois, but raised at 1113 South Fifth Avenue in Maywood. His family and friends called him Jack, or PK, because he was the “preacher’s kid” son of the Rev. Roy and Mrs. Jeanette Merrifield. He graduated Proviso East High School in 1938, the year the Yankees … Continue reading The Past Never Dies: Hundreds Gather to Remember Bataan Death March