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 Post subject: Alamo Scouts
PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 23:12 pm 
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The Alamo Scouts (U.S. 6th Army Special Reconnaissance Unit) was a reconnaissance unit of the Sixth United States Army in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. The unit is best known for its role in liberating American prisoners of war (POWs) from the Japanese Cabanatuan POW camp near Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines in January 1945.

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 Post subject: Re: Alamo Scouts
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:56 am 
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Nice impression ye got there, love the way the guys wearing their caps, brim turned up, in the fith picture...

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:54 am 
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good work looking the part keep it up

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:36 am 
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Thank's ! is not very easy to me to make good impressions ..i don't have camo hbt suit so i took my us army camo hbt jacket and pant .


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Did they have black soldiers in the Alamo Scouts?


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I don't know but i don't care because i want to represent all troopers.. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D


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good on you you are looking the part

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nice work. Mahfoud

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This group is no longer the First Special Service Force... Please change your name to the First Allied Airborne and hand over the plaque... I've had it :roll: VERY BAD TASTE INDEED

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 17:50 pm 
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Mahfoud wrote:
I don't know but i don't care because i want to represent all troopers.. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D

I don't understand what this means, and I don't understand how other re-enactors can back-slap you for "looking the part" when you admit that you don't care about the most basic issues of authenticity.


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Because for me the color of reenactor is not important when he want to honor troopers..


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Good for you Mahfoud, you do fantastic impressions, keep up the good work.

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Mahfoud wrote:
I don't know but i don't care because i want to represent all troopers.. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D

I don't understand what this means, and I don't understand how other re-enactors can back-slap you for "looking the part" when you admit that you don't care about the most basic issues of authenticity.


WTF!!

And Im guessing that your between the age of 17-30 and the correct weight?

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Getting back on topic

Always had an interest in the smaller American Specialist units of WWII, especially the war raised SF units such as OG, Recon and Alamo Scouts.

So can anyone confirm if Black Soldiers served within the ranks and if Army Pattern Two piece HBT camo was used by the unit. I know although not inserted by parachute the Scouts were issued with some Airborne related gear and weapons. My research which in regards to this unit has only juststarted and scratched the surface indicates to me it was the one piece camo overalls and there issue was in small numbers and no Black soldiers served in the unit!

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I have removed some posts from this thread, I believe the question regarding whether black soldiers served in the unit is valid, as was the answer, I remember asking the Red Ball Express the same question and getting a similar answer, I do not believe the question to be racist, so it stays.

Lets now stay on topic.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:13 am 
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I do agree with the Mod on this one, certainly not racist motivated in anyway.

Now if there were no black troops in this unit then regardless of the individual wanting to portray the scouts the impression is wrong, as wrong as me dressing up as a red tail!

It is of course up to the individual to do just what he pleases with his hobby, but the impression would be regardless incorrect if it is the case that there were no black solders serving as Alamo Scouts. However looking at the pictures posted there could very well be some guys who may very well be black, or at least certainly not white American! how much research has the originator done, is saying I dont care enough!! The impression is also wrong if the Army two piece Camo HBT is used to represent a one piece, again entirly up to the individual but if this is so and it seems to be here then why are people, those same people who jump in in regards to 101st/FSSF FUBARS, giving 100% positive feedback, strange!

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Like you Lee,,I have always had an interest in the SF of the US Army. Also on this forum I have highlighted the racial predudice against non-white American Servicemen,perhaps this subject is worth a thread all of its own.Jews,Japanese,Puerto Ricans and Mexicanscan all be added to the victims of military predudices.
After the US Army was mauled in the Hurtengen and the Bulge,Black Americans were asked to volunteer for frontline combat duties as infantrymen. Many NCOs gave up thier rank to serve as privates to prove thier worth.However the black GIs were only integrated into units raised north of the Mason-Dixon line where they would be accepted.The Good-'ole-Boys of the 30th Inf. Div. were kept well away from them(the Civil War was in living memory,just about) and the predudices still ran deep.
Personally I've always fancied doing an impession of the 26th Yankee Division circa March 1945 with a few black guys to put a positive slant on thier service as frontline troops.
I'm all for people giving thier input and impressions into the hobby,be they black, whiteor whatever,can't say I've seen many Porky-Paras in WW2 photographs, but many of us do that impression who are obviously overwieght for that branch of service. blatantly wrong so what's the difference? How many of us would have the mind set and the physical ability to stand the training of the 'elite' soldiers we portray? Forcemen no chance! But we do our best to portray them.

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