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2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

Participants weigh their ruck sacks in preparation for the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. Over 8,000 participants came to honor more than 76,000 Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from Bataan and Corregidor during World War II. The 26.2-mile course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)

2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

Participants salute while listening to White Sands Missile Range leadership before the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. More than 8,400 people have registered for the 29th running of the event, a new record attendance. The 26.2-mile course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)

2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

Participants salute while listening to White Sands Missile Range leadership before the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. More than 8,400 people have registered for the 29th running of the event, a new record attendance. The 26.2-mile course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)

2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

Participants salute while listening to leadership before the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. Over 8,000 participants came to honor more than 76,000 Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from Bataan and Corregidor during World War II. The 26.2-mile course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)

2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

F-16 Fighting Falcons from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., fly by participants of the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. Over 8,000 participants came to honor more than 76,000 Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from Bataan and Corregidor during World War II. The 26.2-mile course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)

2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

William Overmier, Bataan Death March survivor, attends the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. Over 8,000 participants came to honor him and more than 76,000 Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from Bataan and Corregidor during World War II. The 26.2-mile course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)

2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

Wounded Warrior participants begin the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. Over 8,000 participants came to honor more than 76,000 Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from Bataan and Corregidor during World War II. The 26.2-mile course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)

2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

Participants in the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March begin their march at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. Over 8,000 participants came to honor more than 76,000 Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from Bataan and Corregidor during World War II. The 26.2-mile course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)

2018 Bataan Memorial Death March

Participants in the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March hike at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. Participants come from all branches of the U.S. military and civilians from all 50 states and many foreign countries. The 26.2-mile course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)

2018 Bataan Memorial Death March
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Participants in the 2018 Bataan Memorial Death March hike at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 25, 2018. The 26.2-mile course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew McGovern)