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Camp San Luis Obispo Bataan Memorial

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75mm artillery at Camp Roberts Museum
Japanese anti-tank gun

Stuart tank
US Stuart tank

97B tank
Japanese 97B tank


The Bataan Memorial recreates the event of December 26, 1941, at a roadblock on the road to Bataan, Luzon, Philippine Islands. In order to make a show of force, a tank commanded by SSgt. Emil C. Morello, smashed into into a Japanese roadblock and fired at enemy gun positions. Three Presidential Unit Citations were given for gallantry in action.




Camp San Luis Obispo
Bataan Memorial

San Luis Obispo, California
Curator: (805) 594-6517

Visited November 2008: The Bataan Memorial consists of an early version of a Stuart tank (M3), featuring a 37mm canon in the main turret and two 30 caliber machine guns in sponsons mounted in the hull. Opposing the Stuart tank is a Japanese anti-tank gun. Further down the mall a restored Japanese type 97B is also on display.

Camp San Luis Obispo is an active National Guard base and security is an issue when you visit this site. The guards will give instructions as to what can or cannot be photographed.