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Mar 21, 2010
Yuma-based Marines Lance Cpl. Anthony Scott, left, Lance Cpl. Shane Fields and Gunnery Sgt. Fred Suniga march the last mile 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 while interned by the Japanese in 1942. For over 10 hours, the Marines endured debilitating weather, high altitudes and unforgiving terrain. Throughout the course, the Marines stopped for rest and medical treatment, but never quit. At least nine Marines from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., participated in the event.


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