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  Philippine Scouts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Philippine Scouts were native Filipinos attached to the US Army's Philippine Department prior to, and during, World War II.
Philippine Scout units are sometimes given a suffix of (PS), so as to distinguish them from, non-PS, US Army units of the same designation.
All of the division's enlisted men, with the exception of the 31st Infantry Regiment and various military police and headquarters troops, were Philippine Scouts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philippine_Scouts   (342 words)

 Encyclopedia: Philippine Scouts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Philippine Scouts were a component of the Regular Army which had its roots in the urge for empire which captivated the leading powers of Europe — and the United States — in the last quarter of the 19th Century.
Scout companies campaigned in Southern Luzon in the early years, were mobilized on Samar in 1906-07 to quell a rebellion whose first volley was the destruction of the 38th Company of Scouts, and assaulted the fortress of Bud Bagsak on Jolo Island in 1913 under the command of Brigadier General John Pershing.
With the redesignation of the Scout units as regiments of the Regular Army, the regimental numerals replaced the former "P." Shown are early (pre-1924) officers' insignia of the 45th, 57th and 62nd Infantry, along with enlisted collar discs worn by the 26th Cavalry, 45th and 62nd Infantry, and the 14th Engineers.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Philippine-Scouts   (926 words)

 Philippine-American War
In December 1898, the U.S. purchased the Philippines from Spain at the Treaty of Paris for the sum of 20 million United States dollars, after the U.S. defeated Spain in the Spanish-American War.
One is that calling the war the Philippine Insurrection made it appear to be a rebellion against a lawful government, when, in fact, the only part of the Philippines under American control was Manila.
In March 1901, Aguinaldo was captured by the Macabebe Scouts, under the command of Brigadier General Frederick Funston in Palanan, Isabela.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/p/ph/philippine_american_war.html   (971 words)

 Philippine Scouts Heritage Society
The first Scout organizations were created in 1901 during the early days of the American occupation of the Philippine Islands by the induction of Filipinos into the service of the U. Armed Forces.
In the ensuing two decades, the Philippine Scouts took part in subduing the fierce and warlike Moro tribes on the island of Mindanao and in the Jolo Archipelago and in establishing tranquility throughout the islands.
A strength of 6000 was authorized and tactical units were created with designations of the regular military establishment, but with the suffix (PS) indicating "Philippine Scout." The Philippine Division was activated with two infantry regiments, the 45th (PS) and the 57th (PS) subordinate to the 23rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Scouts.
www.philippine-scouts.org /History/history.html   (1054 words)

The fauna of the Philippines resembles that of the neighboring Malayan Islands to a certain extent.
Spanish sovereignty in the Philippines was threatened by the capture of Manila by the British under Draper in 1762.
On 16 Oct., 1907, the Philippine Assembly was inaugurated.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12010a.htm   (7278 words)

 World War II
The Philippine Scouts lived up to their reputation in combat, and were the backbone of General MacArthur's United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE).
division in the Philippines at the onset of hostilities.
Merrill assigned Wright's Scouts to prevent Japanese troops from crossing the Zambales mountains from the interior of Luzon to the coast.
www.bataandiary.com /Research.htm   (5760 words)

 Philippine Scouts Heritage Society
The fall of the Philippines was the largest defeat of an American armed force in the history of the United States, and the Bataan Death March was the most brutal series of war crimes ever committed against surrendering American or Philippine soldiers.
The Philippine Department patch was adopted on July 8, 1922 and features a white sea-lion brandishing a sword, on a blue field.
The Philippine Division was created in 1922 based on two US infantry regiments (15th and 31st) and two Philippine Scout regiments (45th and 57th) patch was also adopted on July 8, 1922 and features a gold carabao (symbolizing the Philippines) on a red shield.
www.philippine-scouts.org   (1516 words)

 Philippine Insurection
Citation: While on a scout drove off a superior force of insurgents and with the assistance of 1 comrade brought from the field of action the bodies of 2 comrades, 1 killed and the other severely wounded.
With 21 other scouts charged across a burning bridge, under heavy fire, and completely routed 600 of the enemy who were entrenched in a strongly fortified position.
Citation: With 11 other scouts, without waiting for the supporting battalion to aid them or to get into position to do so, charged over a distance of about 150 yards and completely routed about 300 of the enemy, who were in line and in a position that could only be carried by a frontal attack.
www.jrotc.org /philippine_insurection.htm   (5209 words)

Transferred without personnel, to the Philippine Department and consolidated with the 2d Philippine Infantry (Provisional) (organized 5 April 1918 from the 4th, 10th, and 15th Battalions and the 72d, 73d, 74th and 75th Companies, Philippine Scouts) and redesignated 57th Infantry (Philippine Scouts) 2 December 1920.
Reorganized 6 April 1946 in the Philippine Islands and 1st Battalion expanded and redesignated 78th Infantry (Philippine Scouts); concurrently new 1st Battalion constituted and organized.
The shield is of the Infantry colors with the station of the regiment indicated by the sea lion of the Philippines holding a musket in the upper portion of the shield and the device of Texas, the star and wreath in the lower part denoting the place of birth.
www.military.com /HomePage/UnitPageFullText/1,13476,707915,00.html   (368 words)

 91st COASTAL ARTILLERY (PHILIPPINE SCOUTS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Scouts received one half the pay of their American counterparts of the same rank.
It was not uncommon for the son of a Scout to join his father as a member of the Regiment.
George is the premier authority on all issues relating to the Philippine Scouts in the defense of Manila Bay.
corregidor.org /chs_munson/91st.htm   (2803 words)

 Definition of Philippine-American War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Note: Recent evidence from the National Historial institute of the Philippines say that the Filipino soldier shot by the (said drunk) American soldiers is not in San Juan del Monte, but in present-day Sociego Street in Manila.
One is that calling the war the Philippine Insurrection made it appear to be a rebellion against a lawful government, although the only part of the Philippines under American control was Manila.
As news of atrocities committed in subduing the Philippines arrived in the United States, support for the war flagged.
www.wordiq.com /definition/Philippine-American_War   (1093 words)

 11th Philippine Scout Battalion - LearnThis.Info Enclyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The 11th Philippine Scout Battalion (11th PS) was formed, in 1901, from various provisional infantry companies, of Philippine Scouts, formed in 1899.
The 11th PS was involved in combat at Samar, Mindanao, and Jolo.
In 1917, this battallion was reformed into the 1st Philippine Artillery Regiment.
encyclopedia.learnthis.info /1/11/11th_philippine_scout_battalion.html   (69 words)

 U.S. Philippine Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Philippine Division was the core of the US Army's Philippine Department.
On July 31, 1941, the division consisted of 10,473 troops, mostly enlisted Filipinos, known as the Philippine Scouts.
The patch of the Philippine Division features a yellow carabao on a red shield.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Philippine_Division   (150 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Asia: Philippines: Society and Culture: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Philippine History in Capsules - Four distinct phases of Philippine history: The pre-Spanish period, The Spanish and American periods, and the years since independence, up to the re-election of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as president.
Philippine Scouts Heritage - The first Scout organizations in the US army were created in 1901 during the early days of the American occupation of the Philippines.
Philippine Technology in History - The Philippines was not far behind other countries of the world when the Spaniards began colonization in the 16th century.
dmoz.org /Regional/Asia/Philippines/Society_and_Culture/History   (3739 words)

 26th Cavalry (Philippine Scouts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The 26th Cavalry (P.S.) was organized in 1922 at Ft. Stotsenburg, Philippine Islands from personnel transferred from the 25th Field Artillery (P.S.) and the 43rd Infantry (P.S.).
The regiment was a non-divisional element of the U.S. Army's garrison in the Philippines.
Prior to the beginning of World War II the regiment was permanently garrisoned at Ft. Stotsenburg, adjacent to Clark Field.
www.geocities.com /Eureka/Plaza/7750/26thcav.html   (268 words)

 The Philippine Scouts - 1900-1946
The Philippine Scouts (PS) were composed of Filipino's enlisted as members of the regular United States Army.
In 1919-1920 the regiments were reorganized and redesignated as the 43rd, 45th, and 57th Infantry Regiments (Philippine Scouts), the 24th and 25th Field Artillery Regiments (PS) and later the 26th Cavalry Regiment (PS).
At the beginning of the war in the Philippines were were approximately 11,000 Philippine Scouts in service.
www.geocities.com /Eureka/Plaza/7750/philippinescouts.html   (634 words)

 Bay Link Lesson Plans: MacArthur Mem. #2
To be an officer with the Scouts was considered a prestigious assignment by American officers assigned to duty in the Philippines.
During the 1920's and 1930's the Philippine Scouts were considered by the Inspector General to be the most efficient units in the Army.
Secondly, Filipinos held the Scouts in high esteem and agreed the Scouts pay should be on a par with their American counterparts.
www.baylink.org /lessons/macmem2_r.html   (900 words)

 Philippine Islands
Wainwright's forces were organized around one regiment of Philippine Scouts (PS), the 26th Cavalry, one battalion of the 45th Infantry (PS), and two batteries of 144-mm.
Two Scout units were particularly weakened: the 3d Battalion, 45th Infantry, lost 60 percent of its effectives; Company B of the 57th Scouts, 40 percent.
For all the courage and resourcefulness of the Philippine defenders, their fate was sealed when the Japanese crippled the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor on 7 December and virtually destroyed U.S. air power in the Philippines a few hours later.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/brochures/pi/PI.htm   (6318 words)

 VA Benefits for Philippine Scouts of WW II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
An allowance of $150 (in Philippine peso equivalent) may be paid to the person who paid the burial expenses of a veteran who was in receipt of compensation at time of death.
If the veteran's death is service-connected, VA will pay a burial allowance up to $750 (in Philippine peso equivalent) instead of the $150 basic allowance and the $75 plot allowance.
An allowance of $75 (in Philippine peso equivalent) may be paid to the person who paid the plot or interment expenses of a veteran who was in receipt of compensation at time of death.
www.vba.va.gov /bln/21/foreign/philscouts.htm   (550 words)

 House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
When World War II broke out, the Philippine Islands were a Commonwealth of America, governed by, and subject to, the laws of the United States of America.
One year after the surrender of Japanese Armed Forces in the Philippines, the United States Congress passed the Surplus Appropriations Rescission Act as amended by Public Law 79-301 on February 18, 1946, which denied the rights, benefits and privileges initially promised to the Filipino soldiers.
After nearly five years of fighting and dying alongside American soldiers in the Philippine Campaign, their service to the United States and their contribution to the eventual success of the Allied war effort was significantly denigrated by the passage of this Act.
www.house.gov /va/hearings/schedule107/jun02/6-13-02/jfischl.html   (773 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii News
The Philippines was then a commonwealth of the United States, and Lebeng said he never imagined that the United States would break its promise to help Filipino veterans by passing a Congressional Recision Act in 1946.
Surviving spouses and dependents of Philippine Commonwealth Army and New Philippine Scouts who are U.S. citizens are currently eligible for half the level of benefits paid to U.S. veterans.
There are an estimated 18,000 Commonwealth Army veterans and New Philippine Scouts in the United States and 42,000 in the Philippines, according to the World War II Fil-Am Veterans Hawaii Chapter.
starbulletin.com /2003/10/13/news/story6.html   (792 words)

 House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
The Philippine Islands became a possession of the United States as a result of the Spanish American War.
This Act also denied members of the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Scouts the honor of being recognized as veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
Now the Philippine Commonwealth Army and Philippine Scouts who served along side American troops who have an existing service-connected disability are guaranteed access to VA health care--granted they reside in the U.S. as either citizens or permanent registered aliens.
www.house.gov /va/hearings/schedule107/jun02/6-13-02/wlawrence.html   (713 words)

 Edward Price Ramsey: Lieutenant Colonel (Retired), 26th Cavalry Regiment (Philippine Scouts)
The Twenty-Sixth cavalry was the only regiment in the Philippines cavalry; they had Philippine scouts, one regiment of cavalry, and two of infantry.
You had the three regiments that were combat regiments Philippine scouts; the 45th, and 57th infantry Philippine scouts, the 26th Cavalry Regiment, Philippine scouts.
The ones that were really well trained was the scouts, Filipino Scouts, like the 26th Cavalry and actually the only one that was in combat in that area at that time was the 26th.
www.militarymuseum.org /Ramsey.html   (21485 words)

 Department of State Washington File: Transcript: Gilman Offers Bill on Benefits for Filipino Veterans
A second group called the Special Philippine Scouts, who enlisted in the U.S. armed forces after October 6, 1945 primarily to perform occupation duty in the Pacific, were also excluded from receiving benefits, according to Gilman.
A second group, the Special Philippine Scouts called ``New Scouts'' who enlisted the United States armed forces after October 6, 1945, primarily to perform occupation duty in the Pacific, were similarly excluded from benefits.
These Philippine veterans have waited more than 50 years for the benefits which, by virtue of their military service, they were entitled to back in 1946.
usinfo.org /wf-archive/2001/010208/epf404.htm   (1014 words)

Some, but not, all were veterans of the Spanish/American, Philippine Insurrection, WWI, WWII (died after the war), Korean and Vietnam Wars.
This revision was secured from the Philippine Government at the request of the Commander 13th Air Force, Major General Burns.
When the Air Force departed the Philippines in November 1991, an MOA was signed with the Philippine Air Force where the latter agreed to provide proper care for the cemetery.
www.angelfire.com /cantina/vfw10223/clarkcem.htm   (1836 words)

In 1934, the Congress enacted the Philippine Independence Act (Public Law 73-127), which provided a 10-year time frame for the independence of the Philippines and, in the interim, established a Common-wealth of the Philippines with certain powers over its internal affairs.
The New Scouts were authorized to receive pay and allowances for services performed in the Philippine Islands, Japan, and elsewhere in the Far East.
Shortly after passage of the Recruitment Act, the War Department took the position that the New Philippine Scouts were members of the regular army and therefore entitled to veterans benefits on the same basis as the Old Philippine Scouts, which were considered part of the United States armed forces.
inouye.senate.gov /97pr/97pr75.html   (1073 words)

 hr 491 - Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2001
H. To amend title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to have been active service for purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
To amend title 38, United States Code, to deem certain service in the organized military forces of the Government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines and the Philippine Scouts to have been active service for purposes of benefits under programs administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
Certain service deemed to be active service: service in organized military forces of the Philippines and in the Philippine Scouts'.
www.theorator.com /bills107/hr491.html   (431 words)

 US Consulate Davao   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces have the same entitlement to monetary benefits in the Philippines that they would have in the United States with the exception of Home Loans and related programs which are not available here.
Benefits for veterans of the Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFFE, Recognized Guerillas, and New Philippine Scouts are different than those for veterans of the regular components of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The term "New Philippine Scouts" means Philippine Scouts who served under Section 14 of the U.S. Armed Forces Voluntary Recruitment Act of 1945, and who were discharged from such service under conditions other than dishonorable.
www.usvirtualconsulatedavao.org.ph /va.html   (1402 words)

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