Fort McCoy soldiers march in ‘Ruck for the Fallen’ to memorialize those who have died

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) — Soldiers in Fort McCoy’s 310th Brigade Engineer Battalion took strides Wednesday to recognize fallen service members, marching 5 miles around Sparta.

The servicemen and women call it a “Ruck for the Fallen.”

“Never forgotten. That’s what it’s all about. We want to make sure that we don’t ever forget the veterans that made that ultimate sacrifice,” said Tim Hyma.

The march ended at Woodlawn cemetery, where the soldiers joined volunteers with American Legion Post 100 to put flags on nearly 700 veterans’ graves ahead of Memorial Day.