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AFJROTC Cadets participate in Bataan Memorial Death March

EMS ISD AFJROTC Cadets pose with their medals at the Bataan Memorial Death March.

Five EMS ISD AFJROTC Cadets participated in the 30th annual Bataan Memorial Death March on March 17 at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.

This was the unit's first year to participate in the 26.2 mile march, which honors the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II. 

"While your first instinct may be to ask the team members their time, we’re hopeful they can share much more about the sacrifice, the perseverance, and the heroes they marched with," Captain Jeffrey T. Gross said.

The five Cadets were:

  • C/1st Lt Diego Yaw – Boswell HS
  • C/Maj Josh Alvarez – Saginaw HS
  • C/Col Tylor Underwood – Chisholm Trail HS
  • C/SSgt Gabe Knox – Boswell HS
  • C/A1C Josh McBrayer - Boswell HS

A record 8,600 marchers attended the event to remember and honor the fallen and veterans of the 1942 Bataan Death March.

To read more about the March, click here.