Bataan Memorial Death March Campaign

“We’re the Battling Bastards of Bataan”

A March to Memorialize the Brave Soldiers of 1942 and to Honor Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel

On April 9, 1942, 75,000 United States and Filipino soldiers fighting together during WWII surrendered to Japanese forces after months of battle. The soldiers were deprived of food, water, and medical attention and were forced to march to confinement camps throughout the Philippines. They marched for days…approximately 65 miles…through the scorching jungles of the Philippines. Thousands died. Those who survived faced the hardships of prisoner-of-war camps and the brutality of their Japanese captors.

Today, the Bataan Memorial Death March is a challenging 26-MILE MARCH WITH A 35-POUND RUCK through the high desert terrain of the White Sands Missile Range, memorializing the march of those brave soldiers in 1942. APK Charities has recruited 20 men (4 teams of 5 listed below) to participate in honor of the brave soldiers of 1942 and to honor Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel’s tenacity, courage, and grit. NEVER FALTER. NEVER QUIT. Learn more about how your donations help the veteran community.

Bataan Death March Prisoners | APK Charities

$1,450.00 donated
12 Donors
Veterans at Bataan Memorial Death March

American survivors attend the Bataan Memorial Death March at New Mexico State University. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Three brothers…Matt, Rob, and Jake Hubert have formed three wonderful teams, with five participants in each team…to march in this year’s Bataan Memorial Death March at the White Sands Missile Range in White Sands, New Mexico. While marching, they’ll simultaneously be raising donations to benefit APK Charities.

Designed specifically for the 2023 Bataan Death March in New Mexico in March, Nine Line Apparel created limited edition garments to honor the memory of the heroic American service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II. These limited edition shirts are only available for a limited time and sales will close on February 27th.


Meet the Battling Bastards of Bataan:

Hubert Matt US Army 1999-2003 New Fairfield, CT
Keyes Lane Canton, GA
Martinez Angel USMC 2008-2012 Mint Hill, NC
Simpson Ray US Army 1997-2001 Ball Ground, GA
Sovich Greg US Army 1996-2001 Cedar Park, TX
Hubert Jake Canton, GA
Abrams Robert US Army (Ret.) 1992-2016 Canton, GA
Lovato Tim US Air Force 1996-2016 Canton, GA
Manley Keith US Army (Ret.) 1988-2013 Ft Walton Beach, FL
Thorne Chris US Army 1996-2004 Canton, GA
Hubert Rob US Navy 1996-2003 Canton, GA
Colomer Tim USMC 1997-2007 Humble, TX
Feher Peter US Navy 1997-2007 Santa Ana, CA
Pilgrim Wes USMC 1994-2004 Marietta, GA
Yearwood Trey Atlanta, GA

Your Donation


  1. Matt and Suzanne Hubert on January 10, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    This donation is made in honor of our grandparents who served in WWII; Shirley Therrien (WAC), Vincent Therrien (Army Air Force), and Earl Jenkinson (Army).

  2. Suzanne Hubert on January 10, 2023 at 6:36 pm

    On behalf of my charging and coding team, we are honored to support Connecticut’s warriors and their families.

  3. Mike Keene on January 16, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Good luck, great cause, and you can do it! This donation is being made in honor of both my grandparents John Keene and Al Kritz both served in Navy.

  4. Tom McGurn on January 17, 2023 at 8:06 am

    For the Hubert family. Patriots all.

  5. Patrick Sacco on January 20, 2023 at 9:54 pm

    Supporting Matt Hubert and the Red team!

  6. Joel Schubert on February 5, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    Honorable cause! Go get it!

  7. Matthew Abreu on February 11, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Thank you for honoring our Veterans! -Matt & Lee Ann

  8. Jeff John on February 23, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    Thanks and Appreciation to Bob Abrams and the White Team for their participation.

  9. Hose Company Locust Valley Fire Department on February 28, 2023 at 10:51 am

    Bruce Dannon Hose Company #1 Locust Valley Fire Department