• Brig. Gen. Richard McCabe, commanding general of White Sands Missile Range, N.M., speaks to more than 5,000 marchers gathered to participate in the 19th annual Bataan Memorial Death March.  The 26.2-mile march honored those American and Filipino Soldiers who were forced to trek through the jungles of Bataan after surrendering to Japanese forces in 1942.

    Opening Ceremony

    Brig. Gen. Richard McCabe, commanding general of White Sands Missile Range, N.M., speaks to more than 5,000 marchers gathered to participate in the 19th annual Bataan Memorial Death March. The 26.2-mile march honored those American and Filipino...

  • Capt. Jason Winkelmann, from Fort Hood, Texas, takes a refreshing break during a 26.2-mile march at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to commemorate the Bataan Death March.  More than 5,000 marchers trekked across the New Mexico desert to honor the thousands of American and Filipino Soldiers who were forced to march through the Philippine jungles during the early days of World War II.

    In the Mist

    Capt. Jason Winkelmann, from Fort Hood, Texas, takes a refreshing break during a 26.2-mile march at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., to commemorate the Bataan Death March. More than 5,000 marchers trekked across the New Mexico desert to honor the...

  • More than 5,000 marchers, representing every military service, cover 26.2 miles at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. to commemorate the Bataan Death March on Sunday, March 30, 2008.

    26.2-mile march

    More than 5,000 marchers, representing every military service, cover 26.2 miles at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. to commemorate the Bataan Death March on Sunday, March 30, 2008.

The annual Bataan Memorial Death March brought more than 5,000 participants together for a 26.2 mile walk at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., on Sunday, March 30th. The memorial walk commemorates the thousands of American and Filipino soldiers who were force-marched through the Philippine jungles during the early days of the U.S. involvement in World War II. Participants representing every military service were on hand for the day-long event.

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