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Mar 21, 2010
Yuma-based Marines Pfc. Adrian Velasquez, right, Lance Cpl. Shane Fields and Lance Cpl. Anthony Scott march up Mineral Hill during 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. Mineral Hill, nine miles into the course, took the marchers more than a mile above sea level. "I don't think anyone can prepare themselves for this," said Scott. At least nine Marines from the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Ariz., participated in the event.


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