Bataan Memorial Death March

The Clemson Ranger Club is an all-volunteer club at Clemson University that focuses on physical fitness, mental toughness and preparation for careers in Combat Arms branches of the United States military. The Clemson Ranger Club competes annually in the Bataan Memorial Death March in White Sands, New Mexico. This is an event held to honor the memory of all who died during the Bataan Death March while marching in the Philippines during World War II. The event will be held on March 15th this year.

Three of Clemson’s alumni - Ben Skardon, Otis Morgan, and Henry Leitner - were forced to march through this terrible atrocity during World War II. Ben Skardon was the only survivor of the three young Lieutenants. Colonel (ret.) Skardon, 102 years old, still marches annually in the Bataan Memorial Death March in memory of his friends. This year, the Clemson Ranger Club aims to send 6 Cadets, from the Army and Air Force ROTC programs, to compete in the grueling 26.2 mile ruck march.

In order to compete against other schools and honor the memory of our fellow Clemson alumni, we need your help. Please help us in our ambitions and consider donating to our cause! Thank you, from all of the Clemson Rangers.

Donations

  • Anita Sturtz 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Paul Baker 
    • $300 
    • 5 mos
  • Carmaline Sturtz 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Dawn Simmons 
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Otis McGregor 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
See all

Organizer

Daniel OSullivan 
Organizer
Clemson, SC
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