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; Tagalog: Lalawigan ng Bataan; Kapampangan: Lalauígan ning Bataan) is a province situated in the Central Luzon region of the Philippines. Occupying the entire Bataan Peninsula on Luzon, Bataan is bordered by the provinces of Zambales and Pampanga to the north.The peninsula faces the South China Sea to the west and Subic Bay to the north-west, and encloses Manila Bay to the east.Historian Cornelio Bascara documents that the province of Bataan was established on January 11, 1757 by Governor-General Pedro Manuel Arandia out of territories belonging to Pampanga and the corregimiento of Mariveles which, at the time, included Maragondon, Cavite across the Manila Bay.Shortly after the Japanese Army invaded the country in December 1941, the combined US and Filipino forces were being gradually overrun and General Douglas Mac Arthur moved his troops to the Bataan Peninsula in an attempt to hold out until a relief force could be sent from the US.The Battle of Bataan is famous in history as one of the last stands of American and Filipino soldiers before they were overwhelmed by the Japanese forces in World War II.The Bataan Death March was named after the province, where the infamous march started.Among those seized were large numbers of the 200th Coast Artillery, New Mexico National Guard — the reason the memorial march is held in New Mexico.Often overlooked are the four months of fierce fighting that took place before the American and Filipino forces surrendered.
It would take nothing away from him if he couldn’t go his traditional 8.5 miles again – if he only walked a mile it would still be an astounding feat – but nobody could question the power of his will either. Somebody put a wet handkerchief around Skardon’s neck and handed him an orange slice to suck on. At mile marker eight, Ben’s Brigade gathered around him one more time. “What I want to say is thank you, and if I haven’t already shaken hands with you, please shake my hand after this.On April 9, 1942, tens of thousands of American and Filipino Soldiers were forced to surrender to Japanese forces.The Americans were Army, Army Air Corps, Navy and Marines.He walked eight and a half miles through the unforgiving New Mexico desert, with temperatures reaching 90 degrees, and refused to stop until he matched his distance from the previous nine years.Skardon is a Clemson institution in and of himself so Clemson orange was the color of choice for the 64 members of “Ben’s Brigade” — his die-hard support group made up of friends, family, former Clemson University students of his, and relatives of his fellow prisoners of war — who accompanied him.