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Mar 21, 2010
Yuma-based Marines Gunnery Sgt. Fred Suniga, Lance Cpl. Shane Fields, Pfc. Adrian Velasquez and Lance Cpl. Anthony Scott march along the course of the 2010 Bataan Memorial Death March 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 after being captured by the Japanese in 1942. The Marines, along with a record-breaking number of 5,700 marchers, stepped off at 8 a.m. The Marines marched for over ten hours, endured debilitating weather, high altitudes and unforgiving terrain to commemorate Bataan survivors. At least nine Marines from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., participated in the event.


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