Bataan death march. Over 75,000 American and Filipino troops were forced marched over 60 miles to a prison camp. Of those forces that began the march, only 13,000 would survive to see the end of the war. Please take a moment to remember those brave veterans and the ordeal they endured in service to our Nation. Army Strong!
100 American POWs captured at Bataan and Corregidor were burned alive. Here, their remains are being buried in a grave Once they reached the town of San Fernando, the prisoners ceased their marching and traveled by train. There was still no respite
War Dog patrol on Okinawa, June 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. Three Marines and their War Dogs search for Japanese holdouts on Okinawa, June 1945. From the War Dogs Photograph Collection, United States Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections. OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH
RUTH ODOM BONNER, DAUGHTER OF A SLAVE, OPENED NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE [VIDEO] - Ruth’s father, Elijah Odom, was born into servitude in Mississippi. He was born a slave. As a young boy, he ran to his freedom. He lived through Reconstruction and he lived through Jim Crow. But he went on to farm, and graduate from medical school and raise a family.