ASA's 2008 National Archives Project

Research trip Planed to the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

The ASA is pleased to report that it has past the half way mark toward raising $3000 for an extensive
research trip to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. this summer. Lance Zedric and Russ Blaise
are planning to spend a week together looking for more documents, photos and film footage that relate
to the Alamo Scouts. We do know that there is film footage of the McGowen’s first mission and of
John Dove the day after the raid on Cabanatuan. Lance and Russ are working on an Alamo Scouts
documentary and using actual footage would make it that much better. If you’d like to contribute funds
to their project you can send a check made out to the “Alamo Scouts Association” and contact Russ
Blaise for the address where to mail your donation:

All contributions are appreciated. Our goal is to tell the story of the Alamo Scouts with the help of the
Scouts, families and friends. Thanks to everyone who has donated thus far!



As of 1 May, Lance has received and catalogued the historical effects of four Alamo Scouts. A special thanks to the families of John McGowen, Bill Nellist, Bob Shullaw, and Bob Sumner for allowing us access to the hundreds of photos and documents, and for having the privilege of serving as a repository for so much memorabilia.


Do any ASA members know Dutch or know someone who knows someone who knows someone who can/will translate two articles?—gratis, of course! Lance has unearthed a report of the Oransbari prison camp raid and a report of the rescue of Javanese and Indian prisoners in the Vogelkop (Littlefield Team) written by Louis Rapmund, the Dutch officer who was the guide for the Oransbari Raid and who operated from Roemberpon Island. Contact Lance if you do. Time is running out to get in the Oral History of the Alamo Scouts! Lance still needs copies of any/all medal citations,
copies of any letters written, and/or diaries maintained while an Alamo Scout or while in training. Email Lance for more info. “”.