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Mar 21, 2010
Gunnery Sgt. Fred Suniga waits for the opening ceremony of the 2010 Bataan Memorial Death March to commence at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 21, 2010. The annual 26.2-mile march is held in memory of the nearly 75,000 American and Filipino service members forced to march across 90 miles of the Philippine Bataan peninsula with limited rations and harsh heat while interned by the Japanese in 1942. The opening ceremony including a demonstration of White Sands' Color Guard, as well as an introduction of the Bataan survivors as dawn broke over the mountains. The Marines, along with a record-breaking number of 5,700 marchers, stepped off at 8 a.m.


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