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Bataan Death March

November 8, 2018
Brainerd’s Walt Straka, a 99-year-old World War II prisoner of war and Bataan Death March survivor, was honored at the Vikings game at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday, Nov. 4. Photo by C. Morgan Engel
NFL: Brainerd's Straka honored at Vikings game
November 8, 2018 - 11:00am
October 1, 2018
John Erickson, Brainerd Public Schools official curator and historical archivist, holds a 1923 curriculum book used at the elementary schools. The book now is preserved in the Brainerd Public Schools Archives. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
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Curator seeks artifacts and stories within Brainerd school walls
October 1, 2018 - 12:16pm
September 10, 2018
Bataan Death March survivor Walt Straka (center), families of survivors and others attend an opening ceremony Saturday, Sept. 8, before the 21st annual Bataan Memorial March at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Videoplay button
Remembering Bataan - 21st annual Bataan Memorial March honors sacrifice, heritage
September 10, 2018 - 8:00am
August 23, 2018
Reader Opinion: Honoring veterans
August 23, 2018 - 5:30am
April 10, 2018
The 32 replica dog tags of the soldiers from the 194th Tank Battalion Company A who died in combat, as a prisoner of war or the Death March are positioned on a scabbard of a sword after the Fall of Bataan 76th Anniversary Wreath Laying Ceremony Monday, April 9. Each soldier’s name was read and during a ceremony at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch  Video and Gallery
Bataan memorial service honors Brainerd armed forces
April 10, 2018 - 4:00am
December 22, 2017
This 1941 edition of the Brainerd Dispatch heralded an upcoming event to make phonograph records of family members to send to service members stationed overseas. Jim Knudsen, nephew of World War II participant Julius Knudsen, recently uncovered one such record. Zach Kayser / Brainerd Dispatch
Mysterious recordings reveal Brainerd WWII history
December 22, 2017 - 8:00am
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