Orangeburg honors those killed in 75th anniversary of Bataan Death March
Community members young and old gathered in Orangeburg Saturday to honor the lives of those lost to the Bataan Death March during WWII.
The ceremony and symbolic march honored the thousands of Americans and Filipinos who died making a 65-mile trek to prison camps in the Philippines.
Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of that trek which became known as the Bataan Death March.
Frank Fornario was part of that historic incident which he calls, "one of the worst experiences the United States and the Philippines had."
Some of those participating in Saturday's symbolic march dressed as Philippine scouts to reenact history.
Soldiers from Fort Drum also participated in the march following in the footsteps of their comrades, who fought on the front lines 75 years ago.