Col. John Olson had graciously enclosed some photos from 1941 when he sent me a copy of his book, The Hostage and the Guerrilla. He was a Lieutenant in the 57th Infantry PS at that time. He is now the historian of the Philippine Scout Heritage Society.
Lt. Olson at Infanta, Quezon
Lt.Col. Edmud J. Lilly, who would later command the 57th Infantry
Lt. Olson with PFC Lissaca at a beach encampment in Quezon
Lt. Langdon of Service Company
An E Company squad, 1939
1st Sergeant Banatao
Fort McKinley parade ground
A view of from Bataan, Mt Mariveles in the background
This photo was sent by Sgt. Ralph Koch to the PSHS through Chris Schaefer. Another picture of Col. Olson, then a lieutenant before the war.
Sgt Koch: Colonel Olson on the left, Colonel Lilly, Lt. “Shorty” Langdon on the right. I say “Shorty” as that was the label my grandfather annotated. In all these photos, it is difficult to distinguish rank, which would help date them. I suspect they were all taken between September and 7 December ’41. My grandfather would have been the regimental XO at the time.
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The 57th Infantry insignia on their hats look embroidered, not the DI pin.