Sunday, February 10, 2008
Remembering the Bataan Death March--Honoring those Dead and Living
Looks like my friend Les Poitras and I will be going to New Mexico in March to participate in the Bataan Death March Memorial Hike, a 26-plus mile hike across the desert to honor the memory of the original Bataan Death March participants.
More details as they develop. Suffice it to say, Les and I have some serious training to do.
The Death March Memorial Hike website is http://www.bataanmarch.com/.
Men on the Bataan Death March, one of the most infamous mass war crimes against American soldiers in the Pacific in World War Two. Survivors will be at the march this March, and my plan is to conduct some interviews for my book Untold Valor: The Pacific