Picture A Hero
to more than 70 soldiers in
We were also thankful to take photographs of the Bataan memorial Run-
an event that ensures that the brave soldiers of Bataan are never forgotten.
Soldiers from Minnesota's Army National Guard's 194th Tank Batallion
were among the 78,000 individuals were forced to march over 55 miles,
with little to no food or water, following the surrender of Allied Forces.
Nearly 20,000 military and civilian personnel died or were killed during the march.
Many of the 60,000 survivors suffered the remaining years
of the war in Japanese POW camps.
MN's soldiers had deployed to the Philippines in 1941,
were attacked on the Bataan Peninsula by the Japanese
on December 8th, 1941 (the day after the attack on Pearl Harbor),
fought for five months in sustained combat,
endured the Bataan Death March,
and those who survived suffered the next three years in POW camps.
We were honored to meet and take portraits for a survivor of Bataan:
We thank him for all he did on our country's behalf!