Bataan Death March survivor dead at 96

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    History of the Bataan Death March

    The Bataan Memorial Death March
    honors a special group of World War II heroes. These brave soldiers were responsible for the defense of the islands of Luzon, Corregidor and the harbor defense forts of the Philippines.

    The conditions they encountered and the aftermath of the battle were unique. They fought in a malaria-infested region, surviving on half or quarter rations with little or no medical help. They fought with outdated equipment and virtually no air power.

    On April 9, 1942, tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers were surrendered to Japanese forces. The Americans were Army, Army Air Corps, Navy and Marines. Among those seized were members of the 200[SUP]th[/SUP] Coast Artillery, New Mexico National Guard.

    They were marched for days in the scorching heat through the Philippine jungles. Thousands died. Those who survived faced the hardships of a prisoner of war camp. Others were wounded or killed when unmarked enemy ships transporting prisoners of war to Japan were sunk by U.S. air and naval forces.

    read more:

    Bataan Memorial Death March - White Sands New Mexico - The History
     
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    Thanks for the additional info rbeldua
     
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    [langtitle=de]Re: Bataan Death March survivor dead at 96[/langtitle]

    you're welcome im from the Philippines :redface:
     

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