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Jun 05, 2015

Bradshaw's Only Daughter passes away

Constance C. Bradshaw-Morrill, the daughter and only child of Frederick W. Bradshaw, the first director of training of the Alamo Scouts Training Center, died today (June 5, 2015), in St. Louis, one day before her 80th birthday. "Connie was a strong supporter of the Alamo Scouts Association in its early days... READ THE REST OF THE STORY

Constance Morrill

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May 28, 2015

Alamo Scouts Monument To Be Unveiled in Fayetteville, NC

A fundraiser took place to raise money for an Alamo Scouts monument to be installed outside of the Airborne & Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Join us on Saturday, July 25th for the unveiling... READ THE REST OF THE STORY

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Nov 28, 2014

Building Bears Name Of WWII Army Hero Col. Frederick Bradshaw

One of Fort Bragg's newest buildings has been dedicated to a World War II Army legend.

The new Special Operations Mission Training Center was dedicated in memory of Col. Frederick Bradshaw during a Nov. 14 ceremony... READ THE REST OF THE STORY


Frederick Bradshaw

Aug 22, 2014

The Last Member Of The Sumner Team Passes

A great friend and Alamo Scout, Harry D. Weiland passed away on August 21, at the age of 89. Harry graduated from the third class at the Alamo Scouts Training Center at Finschafen, Dutch New Guinea on June 22, 1944, and was Assigned to Sumner Team. Harry spent 125 days conducting harrowing missions behind enemy lines in New Guinea and on its offshore islands; on Leyte and Luzon in the Philippines, and on occupation duty in Japan. Harry was proud of his service and lifelong association with Alamo Scouts, and the families and friends of the ASHF.

Harry D. Weiland

Aug 06, 2014

The ASHF Has A New Secretary

Linda Nellist, daughter-in-law of Alamo Scout Bill Nellist was appointed to the ASHF’s board of directors as secretary at the annual board meeting during the Alamo Scouts reunion in Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 2, 2014. Linda brings talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have Linda on our team as we continue to strengthen and move forward. Kathi Henderson resigned her position on July 31st after three years as secretary.

Linda Nellist

Jun 05, 2014

The Passing Of Jerry Littlefield

"The entire ASHF community is saddened by the death of our friend, Jerry Littlefield, son of Alamo Scout Wilbur Littlefield, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Jerry's infectious wit, unbridled optimism, and love of family and friends uplifted all who knew him and exemplified the best in all of us. Our deepest condolences to his wife, Laurie, and to the entire Littlefield family. We shall miss him dearly."

Jerry Littlefield

Apr 04, 2014

Team Leader's Grandnephew Promoted To Major

Noel Sioson, grandnephew of Alamo Scout team leader Rafael Ileto and a member of the Alamo Scouts Historical Foundation, recently was promoted to major in the U.S. Army. Noel graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and serves with Army Special Forces in Washington State. Currently Noel is attending the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. Congratulations to Noel and his family.

Major Noel Sioson

Feb 14, 2014

The Passing Of The General

Retired MG Robert L. Shirkey, Alamo Scout Team Leader, died peacefully in his sleepRobert L. Shirkey on February 14, 2014 at the age of 89 in Kansas City, Missouri. Robert was a 7th class graduate of the ASTC, led six (6) missions on Luzon, Philippines. Robert retired from the Army as a Major General. Hosted the first Alamo Scouts reunion in 1980, and a second one in 2005 where the late Robert Sumner was honored. READ OBIT

Jan 20, 2014

The ASHF Will Use Linkedin For It's Message Board

We encourage everyone to sign up on Linkedin and join the Alamo Scouts Historical Foundation group. It free and you can post questions, information or just have a discussion. You are free to invite others that are interested in the Alamo Scouts to join.

Dec 30, 2013

Alamo Scout William Watson (94), back home

Received an update on Alamo Scout William Watson. His grandson reports that following some health issues, the 94-year-old original member of REYNOLDS Team (Class 2), is back home doing well. After his team disbanded, Watson (then an enlisted man) served on several other teams and later earned a battlefield commission in early 1945. After hearing nothing of or from "Bill" for three years, we are elated to learn that he's doing well.

Nov 25, 2013

Family Members of Scouts Pass Away

The Alamo Scouts community is saddened to report the passing of Willard J. "Bill" Boes (age 65), son of Alamo Scout William Boes (BARNES Team), on October 26; and of Julie Dove (age 94), wife of Alamo Scout team leader John Dove, on October 29th. Bill was a frequent attendee at the ASA reunions and was a strong supporter of the ASHF.  Bill's obituary may be viewed online HEREAlthough Julie never attended a reunion, she took a strong interest in the Alamo Scouts and relished her extended family very much. According to daughter Patti Frisk, Julie "died peacefully, laughing with and enjoying my brother Michael and his family." The ASHF extends its condolences to the families of Bill and Julie.

Bill Boes

Nov 20, 2013  12:15 PM

New Book Out By Author, Michael F. Dilley

Behind the Lines: A Critical Survey of Special Operations in World War II.

Michael F. Dilley has been among the pantheon of America’s special operations authors for over 20 years. In his latest work, he masterfully weaves the myriad nuts and bolts of 23 selected WWII spec ops missions. Dilley, a long-time champion of the Alamo Scouts, devotes three chapters to the unit in his new book. Read Lance Zedric's review of the book. MORE

Nov 20, 2013  11:00 AM

The Elks Magazine Publishes An Article On The Alamo Scouts

The November issue of The Elks Magazine has published an article on the Alamo Scouts. Most of the photos came from the ASHF, including the front cover of the magazine which features the Nellist Team. You can read the article by clicking on the PDF icon.

Nov 08, 2013  10:30 AM

2013 Reunion Attendees Group Photo

Attendees of the 2013 reunion: Back Row, L-R: Glenn Groen, Earl Coleman, Jerry Nolls, Bill Glass, Rick Vessels, Megan Williams, Tim Williams, Jeanne Heffern, Frank Heffern, Dawn "Wilbur" Vessels, Carol "Geiger" Stewart, Sheila Hard, Valerie "Sumner" Morales, John McGowen Jr., Gil Morales, Russ Blaise. Front Row, L-R: Audrene "Hall" Burress, Bonnie "Coleman" Glass, Jerry Littlefield, Kathy Coleman, Raymond Wilbur, Jack Geiger, Christine McGowen, Betty Geiger, Barbara "Geiger" Leddy, Jolene "Hall" Villareal, Rebecca Blaise.

Nov 08, 2013

New ASHF Banner Unveiled

Measuring 7 by 3 feet. Last month in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, at the 2013 ASHF reunion, a new banner was unveiled.

Nov 07, 2013

Gone From Us, Alamo Scout Robert "Bob" Buschur

Beloved Alamo Scout Robert "Bob" Buschur passed away on October 22, at the age of 89. Bob graduated from the third class at the Alamo Scouts Training Center at Finschafen, Dutch New Guinea on June 22, 1944, and returned to the 40th Infantry Division, where he served with distinction for the rest of the war. In civilian life, Bob and his family owned and operated one of the largest and most successful dairy farms in Ohio. Bob will be remembered by those who knew him as a true gentleman--a kind and caring man who valued family, friends and country. The ASHF wishes to convey its sympathies to wife, Rita, and to the entire Buschur family. READ OBIT

Bob Buschur

Nov 06, 2013

The ASHF Secures Hotel For The 2014 Reunion In Albuquerque, NM

Hotel contract is signed and set for the 2014 reunion in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dates are set from July 31st thru August 3rd. Sheila Hard will be hosting this reunion. Sheila is the daughter of the late Alamo Scout, Harold Hard, a Rounsaville team member that participated on the Cabanatuan raid. More information to come as the reunion details unfold.

Nov 05, 2013

ASHF Launches News Blog

Today the Alamo Scouts Historical Foundation launches its new News Blog. The News Blog will be updated as news pertaining to the ASHF comes in. We ask that everybody check this page at least once a week to keep informed on the happenings of the Scouts and events. Check back often to catch the latest ASHF news and features.