Post by legionnaire on Jun 12, 2008 17:39:16 GMT -5
Our USAFFE PS Camp display
With Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque on the right and A Fil Am vet who as a young Child joined the Guerrillas and fought the Japanese. Standing L is Gil Mislang and R - Bing De la Vega kneeling L to R Jun Mislang, me and James Mislang
Inside display of our camp.
Our PS display board.
First time participation by Bing De la Vega in his made inthe PI PS cav uniform with Gil Mislang
The ROTC color guards visited our camp and wanted to know more about the history of the Scouts and the Battle of Bataan.
more visitors to our camp!
Discussing with Marc Lawrence a martial arts weapons instructor who will join us in Fort MAcArthur as a PS MP!
I would like to thank these Photos courtesy from Herbert Hillary ("Sarge") Booker 2nd his website: www.militarybadges.info/
and forwarded to me by Chris Schaefer PSHS PR. Thanks Chris!
Will post more with our rifles hopefully more folks can share them here. Link to my report on the event.
"Greetings & Salutations!" Was very impressed with the volunteers dressed as the Philippine Scouts, it was like looking at the old black & white photographs turn into colour with the photos coming to life. Right away I could tell their uniforms, field equipment, 1903 and 1917 Springfield bolt-action rifles and the M-1 Garand rifles along with their headgear (campaign hats, WW1 metal helmets, etc., all authentic! The M-1 Rifles must have set the purchaser back a bundle of cash and even then are really difficult to acquire! The coloured pictures on the poster was very easy to read and gave the viewer an idea of what the Philippine Constabulary and Scouts looked like. God willing, hope to make it down to Fort MacArthur and take more pictures and email scans to the members of the Philippine Scouts. It was an honour to be at the Philippine Independence Day celebration in Carson, California. Please feel free to download and use any pictures I have at www.webshots,com photo albums, have about 6,000 images of insignia and uniforms including those of the best friend the U.S. had before, during and after WW2, The Philippines! Keep up the fine tradition ladies and gentlemen! Respectfully yours, H.H. "Sarge" Booker 2nd of Tujunga, California
Post by legionnaire on Jun 12, 2008 20:21:11 GMT -5
Greetings H.H. "Sarge" Booker 2nd
Thank you for your wonderful description and kind words plus for the photos you sent! Great to have met you at the event! I apologized for not having to have chatted with you longer as there was so many things happening all at the same time.
Welcome to our Pinoy forum on the prewar or peace time period of the USAFFE forces! See you in Fort Mac! Cheers!