Marching a 'Manchu Mile'

By MAJ Mike NicholsonJune 26, 2009

The command team of 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, march through a 'rock drop' June 25 outside Warrior Base, South Korea. The Battalion was conducting its bi-annual 'Manchu Mile', a 25-mile tactical roadmarch with full combat
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The command team of 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, march through a 'rock drop' June 25 outside Warrior Base, South Korea. The Battalion was conducting its bi-annual 'Manchu Mile', a 25-mile tactical roadmarch with full combat (Photo Credit: Sgt Scott Kim, 1HBCT Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Lt. Col. Milford Beagle, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, is accompanied by members of his staff and the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Commander, Col. Thomas C. Graves, as they re-enter Warrior Base after a 25-mile tactical roadmarch.
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Col. Milford Beagle, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, is accompanied by members of his staff and the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team Commander, Col. Thomas C. Graves, as they re-enter Warrior Base after a 25-mile tactical roadmarch. (Photo Credit: Sgt Scott Kim, 1HBCT Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment conducted the 'Manchu Mile', a 25-mile tactical roadmarch with full combat gear and weapon, approximately 5 kilometers south of the DMZ, June 24-25 at Warrior Base, South Korea.
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment conducted the 'Manchu Mile', a 25-mile tactical roadmarch with full combat gear and weapon, approximately 5 kilometers south of the DMZ, June 24-25 at Warrior Base, South Korea. (Photo Credit: Sgt Scott Kim) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sergeant Major Raul Huerta of 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, addresses the more than 600 Soldiers and invited guests the evening of June 24th prior to conducting the Manchu Mile.
4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sergeant Major Raul Huerta of 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, addresses the more than 600 Soldiers and invited guests the evening of June 24th prior to conducting the Manchu Mile. (Photo Credit: Sgt Scott Kim, 1HBCT Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Slate, (left) a motor transport operator for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 302nd Brigade Support Battalion and Sgt. John Hamilton, a information system analyst also from HHC, 302nd BSB, take a break at a rest stop during the 25-mile road march known as the 'Manchu Mile' Jun. 24 to Jun. 25 at Warrior Base, Korea.
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Slate, (left) a motor transport operator for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 302nd Brigade Support Battalion and Sgt. John Hamilton, a information system analyst also from HHC, 302nd BSB, take a break at a rest stop during the 25-mile road march known as the 'Manchu Mile' Jun. 24 to Jun. 25 at Warrior Base, Korea. (Photo Credit: Sgt Scott Kim, 1HBCT Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
After passing the 20-mile marker, members of 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment and invited guests from the KATUSA Veterans Association, finish off the last 5 miles of the 'Manchu Mile' in the early hours of June 25th.
6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – After passing the 20-mile marker, members of 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment and invited guests from the KATUSA Veterans Association, finish off the last 5 miles of the 'Manchu Mile' in the early hours of June 25th. (Photo Credit: Sgt Scott Kim, 1HBCT Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Alan Lanning, (left) a forward observer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment and Spc. Eric Dieter, also a forward observer for HHC, 1-72 AR change socks at a rest area during the 25 mile road march known as the 'Manchu Mile' Jun. 24 to Jun. 25 at Warrior Base, Korea.
7 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Alan Lanning, (left) a forward observer for Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armored Regiment and Spc. Eric Dieter, also a forward observer for HHC, 1-72 AR change socks at a rest area during the 25 mile road march known as the 'Manchu Mile' Jun. 24 to Jun. 25 at Warrior Base, Korea. (Photo Credit: Sgt Scott Kim) VIEW ORIGINAL
Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, finishes the 25-mile tactical roadmarch known as the 'Manchu Mile'.
8 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Able Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, finishes the 25-mile tactical roadmarch known as the 'Manchu Mile'. (Photo Credit: Sgt Scott Kim, 1HBCT Public Affairs Office) VIEW ORIGINAL
2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment conducted the 'Manchu Mile', a 25-mile tactical roadmarch with full combat gear and weapon, approximately 5 kilometers south of the DMZ, June 24-25 outside Warrior Base, South Korea. Members shouted the Battalion motto - Keep Up the Fire! - for motivation during the march.
9 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment conducted the 'Manchu Mile', a 25-mile tactical roadmarch with full combat gear and weapon, approximately 5 kilometers south of the DMZ, June 24-25 outside Warrior Base, South Korea. Members shouted the Battalion motto - Keep Up the Fire! - for motivation during the march. (Photo Credit: Sgt Scott Kim, 1HBCT Public Affairs Officer) VIEW ORIGINAL