The Alamo Scouts of WWII Free Osher Event

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[h3]A History of the Alamo Scouts[/h3] Author and military historian, Lance Zedric, will present a program on the history of the Alamo Scouts of World War II under the auspices of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The program will take place on Friday, August 1st, in the Auditorium of UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131. There is no charge. Sponsored by the Alamo Scouts Historical Foundation, the program begins at 7:00 p.m. and is held in conjunction with the final reunion of members and family of the famed Alamo Scouts. The Alamo Scouts were formed in November 1943 by Lt. Gen. Walter Krueger, commanding general the U.S. Sixth Army, to conduct raider and reconnaissance work in the Southwest Pacific. The unit, consisting of 24 elite, 6-7 man teams formed throughout the war, performed a known 112 missions behind enemy lines without losing a man killed or captured. The Scouts helped to liberate two prison camps, including “The Great Raid” on Cabanatuan. The Alamo Scouts were awarded the Special Forces Tab in 1988 recognizing the unit as a forerunner of the modern Special Forces.

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[h3]A Free Osher Event[/h3] osher instructor lance zedricInstructor: Lance Zedric, Author and Historian
When: Friday, August 1 from 7:00PM – 8:30PM
Where: Continuing Education North Building

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico brings the challenge and excitement of university learning to adults age 50 plus who want to explore stimulating and fascinating subjects. All of the traditional disciplines are offered, as well as new areas of research and study.

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