The Bataan Memorial Death March is a 26.2 mile course in the high desert of White Sands, New Mexico. Many different kinds of people from all around the world come to pay tribute and respect to those military men who suffered on the true Bataan March during World War II. Most participants walk with a light load while some will carry a heavy pack or run the marathon distance in the hot sun and sandy paths.

This year, a few bold veterans without sight have chosen to band together and march the distance in darkness. The 5 blinded/visually impaired veterans have different techniques for conquering the great distance. Some follow sound, others hold onto a faithful sighted guide and the last few use the little residual vision they may have to follow the silhouettes of their team.

The members of the team were Nate, Steve, Lonnie, Tim and Dan and they are all about representing blind and visually impaired people everywhere. Each one of these hardened & disciplined veterans has a unique eye disability and life story, but together rose up and through shear perseverance and determination, completed the long distance on March 19, 2017.