Soldiers from across South Korea participate in the 9/11 Memorial Ruck March at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES)
Soldiers from across South Korea participate in the 9/11 Memorial Ruck March at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (MATTHEW KEELER/STARS AND STRIPES)

Soldiers in South Korea break attendance record for 9/11 memorial ruck march

by Matthew Keeler
Stars and Stripes

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — Servicemembers and civilians participated in the ninth annual 9/11 Memorial Ruck March at Camp Humphreys on Wednesday, marking 18 years since the worst attack on the U.S. since Pearl Harbor and the prelude to the nation’s longest war.

An estimated 500 people signed up for the 9.11-mile memorial ruck, beating a record set in 2017 when 264 participants signed up and completed a slightly different route.

Many of the participants were mere toddlers on the morning of 9/11, more concerned with putting one foot in front of the other without falling over than shouldering a pack and moving out.

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