Blinded Veterans Association Members to Participate in the Bataan Memorial Death March

Members of the Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) will participate in the 26.2-mile full marathon march through high desert terrain on 26 March in honor of the heroic service members who defended the Philippine Islands during World War II. This event will host four members of the BVA, Joe Bogart (BVA Executive Director), Mark Cornell (Past BVA National President San Antonio, TX), Carlos Pere (Florida Regional Group Central West Director, Riverview, FL), and Monaca Gilmore (BVA National Sergeant-At-Arms, Whitakers, NC).

Media wishing to interview members can contact Chet Curtis at or call 703-455-5515.

The Blinded Veterans Association is the only official voice for America’s veterans who are blind or visually impaired, successfully advocating for their needs since WWII. For more information about BVA and its services, call toll-free 800-669-7079 or visit