SGT Peter Macfarlane prior to attending the Alamo Scouts Training Center. 1945.

(Courtesy of Peter MacFarlane)


SGT Peter Macfarlane (then with B Troop, 5th Cavalry) displays a Japanese sword while in camp outside Manila. 5 Mar 1945.  MacFarlane graduated from the 7th Alamo Scouts Training Class in Jun 1945.

(Courtesy of Peter MacFarlane)


MG Robert L. Shirkey, a former Alamo Scout team leader, was the last general officer to have fought against the Japanese in World War II and is a member of the Infantry Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Georgia.

(Shirkey photo)


LTG Rafael M. Ileto, a 1943 West Point graduate and former Alamo Scout team leader, retired as Chief of Staff of the Philippine Army, and later served in several high capacities within the Philippine government, including Ambassador to Iran, Ambassador to Thailand, and Secretary of National Defense.

(Courtesy of the Philippine Army)


MG Herbert E. Wolff, one of four former Alamo Scouts to attain the rank of major general or higher, on active duty with HQ V Corps in Germany, 1974.

(Photo courtesy of MG Herbert E. Wolff)

LT Herbert E. Wolff, a graduate of the Alamo Scouts Training Center, outside a bamboo hut in Apr 1945. Iba, Zambales Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands.

(Photo courtesy of MG Herbert E. Wolff)

MG Herbert E. Wolff (left), a veteran of the 2nd Filipino Bn (center), and a WWII re-enactor (right) pose for a photo during a Veteran's Day ceremony in Honolulu, HI.  Nov 2000. 

(Photo courtesy of MG Herbert E. Wolff)


Former Alamo Scout, Kenneth Cameron, on the cover of Strength & Health Magazine. As a top bodybuilder and weightlifter in the 1950s, Cameron won several titles, including Mr. Muscle Beach and Mr. Los Angeles, and placed in the Mr. America contest.

(Photo courtesy of Strength & Health), June 1952.


James D. Steele, graduate of the 3rd Alamo scouts Training Class

(Photo courtesy of Jim Steele)

2LT Joe Moon on the day he received a battlefield commission. Dec. 1944. Leyte, P.I.

(Photo courtesy of Jim Rector)

Terry Santos, graduate of ASTC, 4th Class

Photo taken June 18, 1945, Luzon, P.I., three days before "Operation Gypsy," The last A/B operation of WWII. Terry was the only "Reconer" to make that Jump. 21 June 1945.

Served in United States Military 1942-1945.  O.S.S. Sp. Warfare - Jump Qualified. Graduate of Alamo Scouts Training Center; requalified for jump status in 1944; Lead Scout, 11th Airborne Division Recon Platoon throughout combat; Made two combat jumps and Amphibious Assault. Major Awards: Two Silver Stars; Two Bronze Stars with "V" device for valor; Purple Heart; Two Presidential Unit Citations; Philippine Presidential Unit Citation; Combat Infantry Badge; Special Forces Tab; Parachute Wings w/two stars; Four Campaign Stars and Bronze Arrowhead.

(Photo courtesy of Terry Santos)


PFC Charles E. Forrester, graduate of the 7th Alamo Scouts Training Class. Summer 1945, Luzon, P.I.

(Photo courtesy of Charles E. Forrester)


Alamo Scout team leader, Lieutenant Wilbur Littlefield, prior to attending the Alamo Scouts Training Center.  Oahu, Hawaii, 1943. 

(Photo Courtesy of Wilbur Littlefield)


Wilbur Littlefield relaxing on Oahu, Hawaii, prior to shipping out for duty in the Southwest Pacific in 1943. 

(Photo Courtesy of Wilbur Littlefield)


Nellist Team. Awards ceremony at Leyte, New Years Day 1945.
(Standing, L-R) Andy E. Smith, Galen C. Kittleson, William E. Nellist (Kneeling L-R) Wilbert C. Wismer, Sabas A. Asis, Thomas A. Siason.

(Photo Courtesy of Gil Cox)


Gil Cox in paratrooper uniform with the 11th Airborne Division prior to joining the Alamo Scouts.  1944.

(Photo Courtesy of Gil Cox)


L-R: Gil Cox, Galen Kittleson, and Andy Smith (Nellist Team) during training at the ASTC, Cape Kassoe, Hollandia, DNG.  Sep 1944.

(Photo Courtesy of Gil Cox)


Alamo Scout candidates relax during training at the 4th Training Class at Cape Kassoe, Hollandia, DNG.  Back Row (L-R): Alfred Alfonso, Gil Cox, Galen Kittleson, Andy Smith.  Front Row: unidentified.  Aug 1944.

(Photo Courtesy of Gil Cox)


Homer Williams, 2nd Director of Training at the ASTC, joins in a volleyball game at the ASTC.  Aug 1944.

(Photo Courtesy of Gil Cox)

Alamo Scout Bob Ross having fun on the shoulders of an unidentified instructor at the ASTC at Cape Kassoe, DNG. Sep 1944.

(Photo Courtesy of Gil Cox)