VSU CADETS ORGANIZE LOCAL
BATAAN DEATH MARCH

MAR. 24, 2011 — Ten Valdosta State University Air Force ROTC cadets, unable to join Sunday’s Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico, will walk the 26.2 miles along the streets of Valdosta in honor of the thousands wounded and killed in the Philippines during World War II. The students will carry with them rucksacks filled with 35 pounds of rice, which the Detachment 172 cadets plan to donate to the Second Harvest of South Georgia. [Full Story].

(NEW) NEW MEXICO
DESCENDANTS WEB SITE

The New Mexico Descendants have a new web site! New Mexico Guardians of Our Heritage, Defenders of Bataan. / Membership Application.

FORMER TRIBAL LEADER AND WIDOW OF 200th's BRUCE KLINEKOLE HAS DIED

MAR. 13, 2011 — Virginia S. Klinekole, former President of the Mescalero Apache Tribe passed away in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Mrs. Klinekole, first elected in 1959, was the first woman to represent her tribe. She served two terms. She was a well respected expert in tribal language and culture.

BATAAN DEATH MARCH SURVIVOR 105 YEARS OLD GODSON OF BUFFALO BILL

MAR. 10, 2011 — WWII Veteran Survived The Bataan Death March.

LAST DOUGHBOY

FRANK BUCKLES HAS DIED

FEB. 27, 2011 — Frank W. Buckles, the last of nearly 5 million Americans to serve in World War I, died at his farm in West Virginia. An advocate for a WWI memorial, Frank Buckles turned 110 years old on February 1, 2011. He was also a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II.