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Bataan Death March

September 11, 2017
People head out from the starting line Saturday during the Bataan Memorial March in Brainerd.  Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
20 years of running to honor the Bataan Death March - Survivor Straka may return to Japan
September 11, 2017 - 5:00am
September 7, 2017
Military personnel and civilians take part in the 17th annual Bataan Memorial March in 2014, an event that commemorates those who endured the Bataan Death March in 1942 during World War II. Kelly Humphrey/file photo
20th Bataan Memorial Death March planned for Saturday
September 7, 2017 - 5:00am
September 1, 2017
The Freedom Flight POW/MIA hot air balloon hovers above the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds last year. Kelly Humphrey/ Brainerd Dispatch file photo
20th Bataan Memorial Death March to feature hot air balloon
September 1, 2017 - 9:00am
June 15, 2017
Walt Straka, the last survivor of A Company, 194th Tank Battalion, laughs Wednesday at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. The armory open house highlighted military history during Brainerd History Week. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch Video and Galleryplay button
History Week event features Brainerd WWII voices
June 15, 2017 - 10:39am
April 9, 2017
A wreath laying ceremony is held Sunday at the Brainerd armory in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Bataan Death March. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Brainerd recognizes 75th anniversary of Bataan Death March
April 9, 2017 - 8:53pm
April 7, 2017
Bataan Death March survivor Walt Straka (center) attends last year’s wreath laying ceremony at the Brainerd armory. Kelly Humphrey/Brainerd Dispatch
75 years since Bataan Death March: Sunday ceremony to mark anniversary
April 7, 2017 - 4:15am
August 16, 2016
 Lt. Col. Joshua Simer, outgoing battalion commander for the 1st Combined Arms Battalion-194th Armor Regiment, accepts a gift from the soldiers of the battalion as he turns over command to Lt. Col. Tadd Vanyo during the Change of Command ceremony Friday at Camp Ripley. Photo courtesy of Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey/Camp Ripley Public Affairs
Camp Ripley: Guard unit proudly carries Heritage Torch
August 16, 2016 - 11:49pm
August 15, 2016
The Freedom Flight POW/MIA Hot Air Balloon at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds Saturday. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video)
KLICK! Photo Gallery: Freedom Flight POW/MIA Hot Air Balloon and Bataan Memorial March
August 15, 2016 - 1:09pm
Participants choose to run or walk either 10- or 20-mile stretches, and some of the Minnesota National Guard soldiers do it with 35-pound gear bags on their backs. (Staff Sgt. Anthony Housey)
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Memories strengthened with footsteps: Community gathers for Bataan Memorial March
August 15, 2016 - 8:03am
June 17, 2016
Western Union telegrams provide a glimpse at a moment in time and are part of a renovated showcase area, which includes the history of the 194th Tank Regiment in Brainerd. (Zach Kayser/Brainerd Dispatch)
Remembering those who served
June 17, 2016 - 8:21pm
April 10, 2016
Sgt. 1st Class Joe Porisch (left) and Bataan survivor Walt Straka salute after placing the wreath during a Bataan Memorial wreath laying ceremony Saturday at the National Guard armory in Brainerd. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video)play button
Brainerd remembers Bataan Death March
April 10, 2016 - 7:33pm
April 6, 2016
Julius Knudsen of Brainerd is pictured during a trip to Oregon. Knudsen would later go missing in action during the Bataan Death March in April of 1942.  Submitted photo.
Bataan: Lost along the Death March
April 6, 2016 - 10:08pm
November 24, 2015
Reader Opinion: Remembering other marches
November 24, 2015 - 7:46pm
July 23, 2015
Reader Opinion: Offended by Trump's remarks
July 23, 2015 - 11:20pm
April 10, 2015
Billy Johnson (left), American Legion national director of membership, salutes alongside Bataan Death March survivor Walt Straka Thursday during the ceremony commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the fall of Bataan at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. Brainerd Dispatch/Steve Kohls Video and Galleryplay button
Last area Bataan survivor lays wreath
April 10, 2015 - 1:13pm