Post by legionnaire on Jul 13, 2006 22:27:22 GMT -5
Book signing at the Philippine American Expo June 28, 2003 at the LA convention Center
retired Col. Edwin Ramsey with his wife Raquel
Col Ramsey was personally awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action by General Jonathan Wainwright for leading the last Horse Cavalry charge in U.S. history at the village of Morong, Bataan, on January 16, 1942 with the Fame 26th Philippine Scouts.
Post by legionnaire on Jul 13, 2006 22:42:24 GMT -5
It was great meeting him a real war hero and for his claim to fame in person. I shall never forget it.
I consulted him a lot on my 1/6 PS Cavalryman figure and he suggested that I submit my pictures after I won the 1st place contest for my 1/6 figure to the Philippine Scout Heritage website too! I'm so happy that he was able to see it and help me getting it right.
He told me that the rights to his story was bought by newline cinema but until now has never been green lighted into a film.
I hope to see you 26th PS outfit. Will you get the laced up enlistedman cavalry boots? And Kakhi riding breeches? Don't forget the US army issued BOLO. Philip
I already have the lace up boots although I'm not 100% happy with the repro I got. I would do though. It takes forever to lace up!
I was also able to get a pair of original khaki breeches, my size too! I'm thinking of having it copied so I could wear the copy, no the original. Although if it's just going to be worn for one day, I guess I could.
There is a repro bolo being sold on ebay. I'm planning to get one instead of the original which could go for over $100. The repro I think goes for just $30+ or something. I also still need to get a 9 pocket cartridge belt.