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Smith Family Support for Bataan Memorial Death March Run

Organized by: Kenneth Smith

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March 20, 2017

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EVENT DATE Mar 19, 2017

THE STORY:

Dean Smith, father, grandfather, husband, will be remembered at this year's Bataan Memorial Death March Run, March 19, 2017 at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Family and friends will raise money for registration fees for the wounded vets that will run the memorial race next March.

This will be the 75th year anniversary of the Bataan Death March. On April 9, 1942, roughly 76,000 US and Filipino troops were force marched 100 kilometers north to Camp O'Donnell and imprisoned there. 10,000 men died  on this march. Survivors then faced the horror of a Prisoner Of War camp. Dean spent his capture in a camp in Mukden, Manchuria.

The March is a military event; but, many civilians choose to run, side by side. The March is 26.2 miles, crossing desert and hilly terrain--elevations range from 4,000 to 5,000 feet. The Green Route is a full marathon that requires wearing a backpack of over 35 pounds. There is a 1,440 elevation climb in deep sand. We will be funding registrations specifically for wounded veterans. Each will wear a bib, with their number, and Dean Smith's name and information about him. In addition, Dean's dogtags will be given to each runnner. The tags were stamped on an original 1942 Graphotype machine. Photos will be taken.

The cost for participant registration is $95, until 12/31/2016. Please join us, Descendants of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, and friends, in remembering the sacrifices made on our behalf.

Please take a look at last year's Run:

https://www.facebook.com/TaraRuby/videos/1295744003777520/

$2,100

 

105% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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  • The Peitz Family

    $25

  • Suzanne Smith

    $100

  • Donald Bleyle

    $25

  • Baxter Smith

    $50

  • Nancy Studley

    $100

  • Larry Studley

    $500

  • Marty and Linda Konkel

     

  • Bill and Sharon Lance

    $50

  • Kristin Studley

     

  • Larry Studley

    $1,000

  • Alberto Moore

    $25

  • Todd and Melissa Leasia

    $50

  • Josh and Deanna Petree

    $50

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Organized by

Kenneth Smith

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Josh and Deanna Petree

Josh and Deanna Petree

DONATION: $50

In memory of Mr. Dean Smith from JDKK. 1 year ago

Todd and Melissa Leasia

Todd and Melissa Leasia

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Alberto Moore

Alberto Moore

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Larry Studley

Larry Studley

DONATION: $1,000

Let's finish this in honor of Dean Smith 1 year ago

Kristin Studley

Kristin Studley

1 year ago

Bill and Sharon Lance

Bill and Sharon Lance

DONATION: $50

In memory of Reece D and Don P Lance 1 year ago

Marty and Linda Konkel

Marty and Linda Konkel

To honor the memory of Uncle Jim 1 year ago

Larry Studley

Larry Studley

DONATION: $500

In honor of Nancy Studley's father 1 year ago

Nancy Studley

Nancy Studley

DONATION: $100

Tribute to our father 1 year ago

Baxter Smith

Baxter Smith

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

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