She stopped, her hazel eyes lowering to her feet. Her heels felt like they were being rubbed by sandpaper in her worn down boots. She had marched 18 miles already and felt determined to complete the marathon.
Taking off her boot, she saw a thin worn down bubble of skin. Her feet were blistering. She looked around for the medic station and trudged over to begin receiving treatment. After an hour of assistance from two doctors, she got up and began treading along again.
The Bataan Memorial Death March was something she needed to accomplish.
Maj. Brianne Rahn, 49th Wing Staff Judge Advocate deputy, participated in her first full-marathon Bataan Memorial Death March, March 17, 2019, on White Sands Missile Range, N.M.