Why was the Bataan death march important?
The Bataan Death March was a Japanese war crime. Prisoners of war from the Filipino army and American forces were forced to walk 80 miles. If anyone stumbled or fell behind, they were slaughtered.
What was the march named for the horrible deaths of Filipino and American troops by the Japanese soldiers on their way to prison camps called?
You need to know which Army unit Mr. Hays served in and if he served in the Philippines. You can contact the Bataan Memorial Death March people at the site below. The people in Bataan do have a computer database of the march participants. Contact the people on this web site. Click on the links below especially the Bataan Memorial Death March site.