Duty, Honor, Country. Those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be… Douglas MacArthur


General Douglas MacArthur (right) shown here with Major General Jonathan Wainwright

General Douglas MacArthur (right) shown here with Major General Jonathan Wainwright

Shadows in the jungle : the Alamo Scouts behind Japanese lines in World War II New York : NAL Caliber, c 2009 Larry Alexander World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Pacific Area, United States. Army. Army, 6th. Special Reconnaissance Unit Hardcover. 1st. ed. and printing. 336 p., [16] p. of plates: ill., maps; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur needed a first-rate intelligence-gathering unit. Out of thousands, only 138 men were chosen. They were the best, toughest, and fittest men the Army had to offer. They were the Alamo Scouts.

Larry Alexander follows the footsteps of the men who made up the elite reconnaissance unit that served as General MacArthur’s eyes and ears in the Pacific War. Drawing from personal interviews and testimonies from Scout veterans, Alexander weaves together the tales of the individual Scouts, who often spent weeks behind enemy lines to complete their missions. Now, more than sixty years after the war, the story of the Alamo Scouts will finally be told. The Silver Star medal is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. The Alamo Scouts had 44 Silver Stars, 33 Bronze Stars, 4 Soldier's Medals and numerous Purple Hearts an other medals. Very impressive for a group of 138 men who served together for only two years.

The Silver Star medal is awarded for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States. The Alamo Scouts had 44 Silver Stars, 33 Bronze Stars, 4 Soldier’s Medals and numerous Purple Hearts an other medals. Very impressive for a group of 138 men who served together for only two years.
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