503 The Rock Regiment
In The Southern Philippines
by Paul F Whitman & Steven Foster
About the Book
Selections from three collections of personal snapshots which originated from the Paratroopers of the 3d Battalion, 503d Parachute Regimental Combat Team.
The images aren't exclusively of "G" Company, but they are what the men of "G" did and saw when they weren't being shot at. The main collection of images are known as "The Foster Collection" because they were donated to us in his memory. Despite the name, the original B&W snapshots are largely the result of the efforts of Chet Nycum and Mike Levack, around whom the core of the images originated. This book is our contribution towards the preservation of the 503d PRCT Heritage, so that people may have a glimpse of what is essentially a forgotten campaign of the 503d.
The publication is a project of the 503d PRCT Heritage Regiment website at http://503prct.org
Through the Corregidor Historic Society and, more recently the 503d PRCT Heritage Regiment., Paul presents thirteen publications, all connected in some way with Corregidor and the US Armed Forces in the SWPA during WWII. He started developing the Corregidor.Org website about the 1941-42 siege and the 1945 retaking of Corregidor as a penance for being an insolvency lawyer. Now retired, he has produced ten websites, more than a dozen Military History books, and has co-produced, with Peter Parsons, the documentary of the 1945 retaking of Corregidor - "CORREGIDOR - THE ROAD BACK. He married Rosie in 1980, has three adult children, and hates cats. He lives between two shores, Corregidor and Brisbane, Australia.