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After trekking 26.2 miles up a mountain and through a sand pit, members of the Fighting Saints Battalion, which included two 2011 River Falls High School graduates, raced to the finish line at Bataan Memorial Death March with a time of 5:48:07. Submitted photos

Honoring the fallen: Blood, sweat and tears

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Anyone knows that running a marathon is grueling, but imagine going up a mountain, through a sand pit in full Army combat gear, all while hauling a 35-pound "ruck" sack on your back.

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Jillian Dexheimer
Jillian Dexheimer has been a copy editor and reporter for the River Falls Journal since 2011. She previously worked for the River Falls Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. Dexheimer holds a sociology degree from UW-River Falls.
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